Greek Yogurt Pancakes

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Pack your pancakes with nutrition and protein! These healthy Greek Yogurt Pancakes are flavorful, filling, and easy-to-make.

Pair Greek Yogurt Pancakes with delicious homemade Blueberry Syrup, Caramel Syrup, or this Vanilla Sauce! Serve alongside these amazing Breakfast Potatoes.

Image of syrup being poured over a stack of Greek Yogurt Pancakes.

Greek Yogurt Pancakes

My boys LOVE pancakes. They beg to eat them not only for breakfast but for lunch and dinner as well. They’d even have them for snacks if I’d let them!

The great thing about these Greek Yogurt Pancakes is that they’re healthier than a traditional pancake and contain loads more protein (which will make you feel fuller for longer). And don’t think for a minute that we’re sacrificing taste for health – my boys like these even better than a traditional pancake.

Image of blueberry syrup being poured over the pancakes.

I’ve included detailed instructions on how to make these pancakes in the recipe card found below, but wanted to list out some of our family’s favorite toppings:

Greek Yogurt Pancake toppings

Below are some fun ways to top your pancakes.

Up-close image of the stack of Greek Yogurt Pancakes.

Thick and fluffy Greek Yogurt Pancakes

As you can see from the photos, these pancakes are super fluffy. And here’s why:

  1. Leavening agents. The fluffiness comes from baking powder and baking soda, added to give them a nice rise.
  2. Eggs. Eggs also add to the fluffiness of these Greek Yogurt Pancakes.
  3. Greek Yogurt. Using yogurt instead of milk makes these healthy pancakes super thick. 

Image of the syrup being poured over the Greek Yogurt Pancakes.

Pancake tips

  • Use a good, full-fat Greek yogurt: Greek Gods® honey vanilla yogurt is my all-time favorite (not sponsored) in this recipe.
  • Do not overmix the batter: Too much stirring is going to start the gluten development in the batter and make the pancakes tough instead of light and fluffy.
  • Invest in a griddle: If you make pancakes often and have the space, I highly recommend an electric skillet or griddle. It makes the process of cooking and flipping pancakes so much easier.

QUICK TIP

Save drips by using a soup ladle or a 1/3 cup measure to pour out the pancake batter onto the skillet. Some people have good luck using a squirt bottle (like you’d use for ketchup), too.

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Greek Yogurt Pancakes

5 from 2 votes
Pack your pancakes with nutrition and protein! These healthy Greek Yogurt Pancakes are flavorful, filling, and easy-to-make.
Print Recipe

Greek Yogurt Pancakes

5 from 2 votes
Pack your pancakes with nutrition and protein! These healthy Greek Yogurt Pancakes are flavorful, filling, and easy-to-make.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword greek yogurt pancakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 pancakes
Calories 97kcal
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt full-fat vanilla honey flavor (I highly recommend Greek Gods)
  • 3/4 cup whole milk (plus 1-3 tablespoons)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest OR 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, optional
  • Unsalted butter for cooking

Instructions

  • Stir together the flour, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the yogurt, milk, eggs, and vanilla. For a fun hint of flavor add in either lemon zest or cinnamon (but not both!) Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones, mixing only until JUST combined. Be careful to not overmix.
  • Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet or griddle over low to medium-low heat until it bubbles. Pour the pancake batter into the pan to make 3 or 4 pancakes. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until bubbles appear on top and the underside is lightly browned. Flip the pancakes and then cook for another 1 to 2 minutes until browned. Wipe out the pan with a paper towel, add more butter to the pan, and continue cooking pancakes until all the batter is used. 
  • Serve with maple syrup or blueberry syrup (see post for recipe).

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 238mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg

We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed.

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21 Comments

  1. These are gorgeous friend! And I love using Greek yogurt to healthify my recipes. Don’t know if I’ve ever tried it in pancakes though. YUM!

  2. Maybe pancakes for lunch or dinner won’t feel as guilty? HAHA! I just told my husband that we’re having “breakfast for dinner” tonight – so maybe we’ll be having these!

  3. I saw you post this on instagram and simply had to come and check it out! My mouth is watering…they look amazingly delicious!!

  4. I am Drooling over these right now! these sound SO great! warm and comforting 😉 it’s so cold here right now these would be PERFECT!

  5. I rarely eat pancakes for breakfast only because all those carbs just make me hungrier throughout the day but these healthy pancakes look amazing! I am looking forward to trying them out!

  6. Wow these pancakes look SO good! That greek yogurt makes pancakes so fluffy, doesn’t it? And I am drooling over that syrup…sounds delicious and healthy too 🙂

  7. OH yum! I love using Greek yogurt in pancakes- That, combined with eggs produce amazing fluffy pancakes! the syrup is a winner!

  8. These are gorgeous pancakes, Chelsea! I love the greek yogurt in here, they look so fluffy and light and that blueberry peach syrup sounds heavenly!

  9. Pancakes are a tricky beast- I just posted my first pancake recipe too, but thats because I’m super particular about the pancakes I make. Thin, buttery and crisp all the way please! I love the fruit syrup on top, and I know a certain toddler that will too! Can’t wait to try.

  10. Um wow, prettiest pancakes ever! I used to have pancakes every Saturday morning but stopped because I felt like I was eating a ton of sugar for breakfast. I’ll have to try these for sure!! 🙂

  11. 5 stars
    YUM! I’ve never had pancakes with yogurt, but I love the more healthy alternative. I can’t wait to try it!! 🙂

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