These low carb Greek Yogurt and Flax Pancakes are packed with protein and fiber for a tasty, nutritious breakfast that will keep you fill for hours.
These flourless Greek Yogurt and Flax Pancakes are fluffy, wholesome, and beyond delicious. Made with nutritious ingredients like Greek yogurt, flaxseed meal, and fresh berries; this is a healthy breakfast recipe the whole family is sure to fall in love with.
Pancake lovers, this one’s for you! From chocolate chip to apple oatmeal, I’ve loved just about every pancake I’ve ever come across. Don’t believe me? Just check out the loads of healthy pancake recipes (including these favorite low carb almond flour pancakes) on my site and see for yourself. If you love pancakes as much as I do, I guarantee you’re going to be drooling over these fluffy Greek Yogurt and Flax Pancakes. They’re so delicious, you won’t even remember how healthy they are.
These pancakes are loaded with ultra-healthy ingredients like Greek yogurt, flaxseed meal, antioxidant-rich berries, and eggs; making for a low carb, protein-packed, and nutrient-loaded dish. Not only is this recipe incredibly tasty, but the pancakes freeze really well too. Whenever I make them, I try to make a big enough batch so that I can freeze a bunch to have for when I’m running late or don’t have time to cook breakfast.
One of my favorite things about this healthy pancake recipe is that it can be adapted in a ton of different ways to suit your needs and preferences. Love bananas? Mash them up and add ‘em in. Have a serious sweet tooth? Throw in some chocolate chips! You can add any mix-ins and toppings you like, but my favorite way to serve these pancakes is simply with a warm berry compote on top.
Whether you’re cooking breakfast for the family, hosting a Sunday brunch for friends, or meal prepping your breakfasts for the week, these healthy and delicious pancakes are guaranteed to become an instant staple in your kitchen.
Ingredients You’ll Need and Easy Swaps
To create this simple breakfast recipe, you will need the following key ingredients:
- Greek yogurt: Packed with protein and probiotics, this healthy ingredient makes our pancakes extra thick and fluffy. Regular yogurt will also work.
- Flaxseed meal: This low carb alternative to classic flour is made with flax seeds. Flax is a powerhouse when it comes to nutrients packed with vitamins, minerals, and Omega 3’s.
- Eggs: Much like the Greek yogurt, eggs are important in achieving nice, fluffy pancakes. They also act as a binding agent to help hold everything together.
- Blueberries: I like to use fresh blueberries for the warm berry compote, but frozen blueberries work just fine if that’s what you have. Other berries can also be swapped in.
- Stevia: This adds the perfect amount of sweetness to the pancakes and can be substituted for the sweetener of your choice. You can also use honey or maple syrup.
- Vanilla extract: This enhances the flavors of the rest of the ingredients in the pancakes. You definitely don’t want to leave it out!
What is Flaxseed?
Flax seeds have been around for centuries, but they were originally used mainly for creating textiles. Made from the flax plant, flax seeds are now known as a superfood in the health food world. The seeds are mildly nutty in flavor and are often ground into flaxseed meal and used in foods like cereal, bread, and pancakes.
Flax seeds are loaded with beneficial nutrients like protein, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. While these nutty seeds are health food staples for many reasons, they are primarily prized for their high levels of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Because flax seeds and flaxseed meal are mild in flavor, they can be added to a variety of dishes. You can add them to yogurt, blend them into a smoothie, or add them to baked goods.
Serving and Substitution Tips
These are my favorite tips for serving styles and substitutions for this dish:
- Instead of plain Greek yogurt, try using sweetened vanilla Greek yogurt if you prefer your pancakes on the sweeter side.
- Looking to swap out the Greek yogurt? Try ricotta, sour cream, or regular yogurt instead. You could also try using half Greek yogurt and half of one of the other options.
- Popular choices for mix-ins include chopped nuts, chocolate chips, mashed bananas, chia seeds, and berries.
- You can top these pancakes with anything you like. Some of my favorite options include warm berry compote, maple syrup, chocolate chips, powdered sugar, whipped cream, and shredded coconut.
- If you find that the pancake batter is too thin for your liking, you can add more flaxseed meal ½ teaspoon at a time until you’ve reached your desired consistency.
- My favorite way to serve these pancakes as part of a larger meal is alongside scrambled eggs and bacon. Yum!
How to Store Flax Pancakes
This dish is great for making in batches because it keeps really well both in the fridge and freezer. Before storing any leftover pancakes, make sure to let them cool down to room temperature first. Once cooled, you can transfer them to an airtight bag or container and store them in one of two ways:
- In the fridge for up to 4-5 days.
- In the freezer for up to 2-3 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions about these Greek Yogurt and Flax Pancakes:
Are these pancakes healthy?
Yes! These pancakes are made with nutrient-rich ingredients like Greek yogurt, flaxseed meal, eggs, and fresh berries. They are loaded with protein, fiber, and antioxidants; making this recipe a fantastic addition to a healthy diet.
Can I substitute Greek yogurt for milk in pancakes?
You can! If you ever try a pancake recipe that calls for milk and you want it to be thicker and more protein-packed, you can substitute it for Greek yogurt. Keep in mind that if the recipe calls for milk and you use Greek yogurt, you may need to thin it out with a bit of water to reach the desired consistency.
What can I use instead of Greek yogurt?
If you don’t have Greek yogurt or are looking to combine it with another ingredient, you can use ricotta, sour cream, or plain yogurt. For a dairy-free substitute, you could also use mashed bananas.
What are the best pancake toppings?
Some of my favorite pancake toppings include chocolate chips, fresh berries, banana slices, chopped nuts, maple syrup, whipped cream, shredded coconut, nut butter, and nutella. You can get creative and try different toppings each time you make this recipe.
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