Healthy Greek Yogurt Pancakes
Greek Yogurt Pancakes made with whole wheat flour and protein packed Greek yogurt are a healthy, easy breakfast that can be made with any type of fresh fruit or toppings.
These healthy Greek Yogurt Pancakes come together in just a few minutes and are packed with protein. Make them with all of your favorite pancake toppings for a quick breakfast that will keep you full all morning. And don't miss these Three Ingredient Banana and Egg Pancakes for another easy, protein packed breakfast.
Lately, all my kids have wanted for breakfast is pancakes, but I find that many recipes leave them asking for a snack within an hour.
These pancakes are different. Made with Greek yogurt and whole wheat flour, they have enough protein and fiber, that the kids are full for at least a couple of hours. Plus they love being able to choose their own toppings and add-ins to create different combinations daily.
The other thing I love about this recipe is that it is super versatile. By swapping in different flavors of Greek yogurt, you can subtly change the flavor.
Strawberry, blueberry, lemon, coconut, vanilla - there are so many options. Then add different fresh fruits, and you can make completely different yogurt pancakes every day. Our latest favorite has been vanilla Greek yogurt, diced bananas, and chocolate chips.
One more thing to love about this recipe - they are freezer friendly. Make up a big batch, add different toppings or fruit along the way, and you can freeze a bunch of pancakes for breakfast.
Then just pop them in the microwave or toaster oven (preferred method) for a fast, healthy breakfast.
How to Serve Greek Yogurt Pancakes
Pancakes are pretty much a blank slate and the toppings are what makes them fun. Here are some ideas for serving these pancakes.
- Instead of reaching for straight maple syrup, combine the pure maple syrup with an equal amount of peanut butter. Melt it in the microwave and drizzle over the pancakes.
- Fresh fruit is always a welcome addition to pancakes. Consider fresh berries, sliced bananas, peaches, cooked apples, or pineapple.
- Add some texture by adding a thin later of crunchy peanut or almond butter on top of the pancakes.
- For a healthier option to syrup, serve the pancakes with some extra flavored Greek yogurt on the side for dipping. My kids loving dipping pancake strips into strawberry yogurt.
Flavor and Recipe Ideas
Like any good pancakes, you are going to want to experiment with all types of additions to create fun and unique combinations. Here are some you must try:
- The easiest way to switch out the flavors of these pancakes is to change the flavor of Greek yogurt. This adds both flavor and sweetness to the pancakes.
- Add fresh fruit to the pancakes like blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, bananas, or apples. Dried fruit works as well.
- For some crunch, add chopped nuts or seeds. You could also add in some peanut butter or almond butter for an extra dose of protein.
- For a sweet twist, consider adding some chocolate or peanut butter chips.
- For added nutrients, add some chia or flax seeds. Hemp seeds, flaxseed meal, and protein powder also can be added to the pancakes.
- For a thicker pancake, use 3/4 cup of yogurt and 3/4 cup of milk. Any type of yogurt and milk will work.
- These pancakes will work with regular yogurt as well, they will just be slightly thinner. Add more flour for a thicker pancake.
- For a gluten free option, choose a gluten free flour blend. These will also work with oat flour.
How to Store and Freeze Pancakes
The best option for freezing any type of pancake is to always start by letting the pancakes fully cool. Once they have cooled, place them on a baking sheet in the freezer for 2-3 hours until the outside of the pancakes are frozen. Then add them to a freezer-safe bag. This ensures they won't stick together in the freezer.
These pancakes can be reheated in the microwave, in the toaster oven, or in a skillet.
Have leftover Greek yogurt? Try making these Peanut Butter and Jelly Yogurt Bowls.
How to make thinner pancakes? thicker pancakes?
Everyone has their own personal preference when it comes to pancakes. For thinner pancakes, just add some extra milk to the batter to reach your desired consistency. For thicker pancakes, you can use a little less milk or you can add some extra flour to the batter.
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Healthy Greek Yogurt Pancakes
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- 1.5 cups white whole wheat flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 cup skim milk (or unsweetened nut milk)
- 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt (or flavored)
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
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