Greek yogurt pancakes are extra fluffy and pillowy made from scratch in under 15 minutes. This is a deliciously easy step-by-step breakfast pancake recipe your family will love. Top them with fresh fruits and maple syrup!
About This Recipe
Plain Greek yogurt also known as concentrated or strained yogurt is a creamy and nutrient-rich treat that has many health benefits. In the process of making Greek yogurt, the excess water and lactose are strained-out and what remains is a rich creamy yogurt with less sugar, more protein, and a sour taste. In addition to being a nutritious treat, Greek yogurt can be used in many baked recipes, desserts, and pancakes. Greek yogurt adds protein, moisture, and flavor to the pancakes and baked goods.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- Easy to make: Greek yogurt pancake recipe is similar to pancake recipes. Just whisk up the batter and enjoy these fluffy pancakes.
- Standard pantry ingredients: The ingredients you need for this recipe are pretty much the same as a regular pancake recipe. You can find all the ingredients already in your kitchen.
- Extra fluffy: These greek yogurt pancakes have slightly golden and crispy edges and a soft fluffy center with a hint of tang from the yogurt.
What do You Need To Make Greek Yogurt Pancakes
- Flour: All-purpose flour will work just fine in most pancake recipes. You can use whole wheat flour which contains more fiber and protein.
- Baking powder: Baking powder is a leavening agent that increases the volume and lightens the texture of the pancakes.
- Baking soda: Greek yogurt is naturally acidic. Greek yogurt’s acids react with baking soda to improve the rise of pancakes.
- Milk: Milk adds moisture and fat to the pancakes.
- Greek yogurt: I use plain greek yogurt for this recipe. Greek yogurt adds protein, moisture, and flavor to pancakes and baked goods.
- Sugar: You can use brown sugar, or regular sugar to add a touch of sweetness.
- Egg: You will need one or more eggs, depending on the number of pancakes you make.
- Salt: You will find a small amount of salt in most pancake recipes.
- Vanilla extract: Vanilla adds sweetness and flavor.
- Butter: You need butter to grease the griddle or skillet.
- In a bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt.
- In another large bowl mix eggs, vanilla extract, greek yogurt, and milk.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir to combine. Don’t over-mix.
- Heat a pan or griddle.
- Add butter to the pan before adding pancake batter.
- Use a measuring cup or ladle to pour the batter into the pan.
- When you see bubbles on the surface, then it’s time to flip the pancake. When the other side becomes slightly brown, your pancake is ready.
- Top your pancakes with fresh fruits and drizzle with pure maple syrup. Serve and enjoy!
What Can I Use Instead of Greek Yogurt for Pancakes?
You can substitute plain yogurt for Greek yogurt in a pancake recipe. However, keep in mind that it may affect the flavor and texture slightly. You can substitute plain yogurt for Greek yogurt by 1:1
How Does Greek Yogurt Affect Pancakes?
Greek yogurt adds protein, moisture, and flavor to the pancakes and baked goods.
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- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- Butter, for greasing the skillet and topping
- Maple syrup, for serving
In a bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt.
In another large bowl mix eggs, vanilla extract, greek yogurt, and milk.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir to combine. Don't over-mix.
Heat a pan or griddle.
Add butter to the pan before adding pancake batter.
Use a measuring cup or ladle to pour the batter into the pan.
When you see bubbles on the surface, then it’s time to flip the pancake. When the other side becomes slightly brown, your pancake is ready.
Top your pancakes with fresh fruits and drizzle with maple syrup. Serve and enjoy!