Greek Yogurt Pancakes are fluffy and filling, they make you want to eat breakfast all day long! Serve them topped with fresh fruits and maple syrup!
This breakfast item will literally and figuratively sell like hotcakes if you ever try! This is such a classic at the breakfast table just like the Southern Cornbread, Hash Browns, and Scrambled Eggs.
Best Greek Yogurt Pancakes Recipe
Greek Yogurt Pancakes have a texture that is simply unique and sets them apart from other kinds. The addition of the healthy Greek yogurt makes them soft, yet the edges crisp up perfectly!
I love how these have other flavors with the addition of cinnamon and lemon in there. So, they are much tastier than the boxed mixes available commercially.
Starting the day with these will give you the energy to do the things that you love throughout the day. Kids and adults like them, they are so tender and fluffy and are great with some berries mixed in.
And since I will share with you how to best prepare them, you can even have these for lunch or dinner, or any meal in between!
How to make Greek Yogurt Pancakes:
- Preheat: Turn on the electric griddle and set it to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Whisk: Prepare the pancake batter by whisking the Greek yogurt with the rest of the liquid ingredients plus the lemon zest.
- Mix: In another bowl, combine all the dry ingredients, and start mixing in the liquid mixture you prepared earlier. At this point, the batter could be thicker than expected. Add more milk if needed, one tablespoon at a time, until you achieve the consistency that you want.
- Cook: Lightly grease the griddle with butter and once hot enough, you can start pouring the batter on it. The bubbles will form after about 2 to 4 minutes. Once the bubbling has subsided, flip them to cook the other side.
- Serve: Serve them warm!
Can I substitute Greek yogurt for milk in pancakes?
Yes! Generally, you can use yogurt in replacement for milk in most cake recipes at a 1:1 ratio. But comparing this Greek yogurt with the regular one, this is thicker and creamier because it has more protein. So, substituting it in pancakes will require you to thin it out.
How do you make thick and fluffy pancakes?
You need to take care of two things: the batter’s consistency and the cooking method. Here are some tips:
- Do not overdo the addition of milk as you will thin out the batter. If you lift the batter with a spoon, it must run smoothly and slowly.
- Once you pour it onto the griddle, keep it steady at the center and slowly swirl the batter, stir close to the center until you make a perfectly thick and rounded pancake.
- Do not flip it unless you are sure that the underside has been cooked well. Use a spatula to flip it using your wrist, not your whole arm, or it will not swift enough and that might ruin the shape and thickness.
Best Topping Suggestions:
The classic maple syrup is still my favorite. But if you are feeling adventurous, try these!
- sugar and cinnamon
- chocolate sauce
- fresh fruits
- jams and preserves
- whipped cream
- melted peanut butter
- ice cream
Can you freeze pancakes?
Yes! Simply wrap each piece in plastic wrap and put them in freezer bags before freezing.
Or, stack them together with wax paper in between each piece, then, wrap in aluminum foil before placing them in a freezer bag.
Thaw them before you serve them again within the next 2 months.
- Make sure that you do not overmix your batter, too. The pancakes may turn tough and too dense because of the gluten if you overmix.
- You may use gluten-free flour, too.
- Set up a buffet of different toppings, then, let everyone in the family mix and match!
- You can experiment using other flavors of Greek yogurt.
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Total time: 25 mins
- 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (or gluten-free all-purpose flour)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 cup Greek yogurt (any flavor or original)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
- 2 tablespoons milk (only if needed)
- 2 tablespoons butter (for greasing the skillet or griddle)
- Preheat an electric griddle to 350 degrees F. Or place a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
- In a large bowl whisk together the wet ingredients: Greek yogurt, eggs, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla until smooth.
- In another small bowl whisk: sugar, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
- Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients and whisk until completely smooth.
- If the batter is too thick, add a bit of the milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is obtained.
- Melt the butter on the hot griddle or skillet and move it around to coat the whole surface.
- Pour ¼ cup portions of pancake batter 2 inches apart.
- Cook until bubbles start forming in the batter and the sides become set, about 2-4 minutes, then flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown.