Greek Yogurt Pancakes

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Pack your pancakes with nutrition and protein by adding greek yogurt! These healthy greek yogurt pancakes are flavorful, filling, and easy-to-make.

Pair these Greek yogurt pancakes with a delicious homemade blueberry syrup, a caramel syrup, or this vanilla sauce! Serve alongside these amazing breakfast potatoes.

Image of syrup being poured over a stack of these 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 recipe

Thick and fluffy Greek yogurt pancakes

As you can see from the photos, these pancakes are super fluffy. Here are a few reasons they are so thick and fluffy:

  1. Leavening agents. The fluffiness comes from the addition of baking powder and baking soda 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 protein 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 over mix 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.

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Greek Yogurt Pancakes

5 from 1 vote
Pack your pancakes with nutrition and protein by adding greek yogurt! These healthy greek yogurt pancakes are flavorful, filling, and easy-to-make.
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Greek Yogurt Pancakes

5 from 1 vote
Pack your pancakes with nutrition and protein by adding greek yogurt! 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 64kcal
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 full-fat vanilla honey Greek yogurt (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 (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: 64kcal

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  1. Pancakes were my favorite meal as a kiddo and definitely still make it into the top ten today. I’ve found a few recipes that I really enjoy and have come to love. There’s a diner in Connecticut that specializes in pancakes and has over 40 varieties. I like to make them at home because then I can control the amount of fat and sugar that are in pancakes. I love the idea of a peach blueberry syrup. Unforunately, peaches aren’t in season in CT and actually aren’t even available in stores right now. Stupid winter! Anyways, I’m bookmarking this recipe until I can find some quality, fresh peaches. Have you ever tried the Stonewall Kitchen Amaretto Peach Jam? It’s simply awesome!

  2. Maybe pancakes for lunch or dinner won’t feel as guilty? HAHA! But I totally know what you mean about the sugar high first thing in the morning. And I’m loving the blueberry peach syrup combo! I just told my husband that we’re having “breakfast for dinner” tonight – so maybe we’ll be having these! Pinned!

  3. 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.

  4. Chelsea I totally agree with you! Lately I am the one whose been wanting to have pancakes for breakfast but my hubby no longer wants them because he feels it’s always so much sugar for breakfast!! Thanks for this delicious yet healthier version!! Will be making these soon!

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