Friday, April 27, 2012

Greek Yogurt Pancakes


I've always enjoyed making Saturday morning breakfasts and I usually take that time to try out new recipes. (Of all the recipes I pin and bookmark, I always seem to get the most excited about breakfast ones.)

Greek yogurt has been somewhat revolutionary in the home-cooking world and I love finding recipe after recipe incorporating this protein-packed ingredient. One of my favorite uses of this new ingredient is to thicken up hearty soups, like this one. Since I love pancakes and I love finding ways to make food healthier without compromising the taste, I was very excited to find this recipe for greek yogurt pancakes. The batter for these breakfast treats is incredibly thick which means the pancakes take longer than normal to cook all the way through, but this also means that the resulting product is THICK AND FLUFFY. Need I say more?

Greek Yogurt Pancakes
Adapted from Everyday Belle
Yield: 3-4 large pancakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: about 5 minutes per pancake
Total Time: about 10-25 minutes, depending on the size of your griddle

INGREDIENTS:

3/4 cup plain greek yogurt
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda

DIRECTIONS:

I a small bowl, combine the yogurt, egg and vanilla with a whisk. Mixture should be a pale yellow with a few lumps here and there.

In a separate bowl, mix the flour and baking soda. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to combine. The batter will be very, VERY thick.

Using a griddle on medium-high heat, spray with cooking spray and spoon batter to form a pancake of your desired size. Wait about 3 minutes or until bubbles start to form. Flip and cook for about 2 more minutes. Serve with your favorite breakfast topping.

TOPPING SUGGESTIONS:

1. Butter & Syrup
2. Nutella & Bananas
3. Sweet Yogurt & Syrup*
4. Fresh Fruit & Whipped Cream
5. Lemon Juice & Powdered Sugar

*Personal Favorite

More Breakfast Ideas from FEST:
Guacamole Breakfast Burrito
Vanilla Pudding Cinnamon Rolls & Berry Smoothie

5 comments:

Mal said...

These look perfect!

Mal @ The Chic Geek

Betsey said...

Yay, Greek yogurt + pancakes? amazing!

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

I agree with Mal, absolutely perfect!

Erica [pocket full of chuckles] said...

yum! I'm going to make these this weekend! Thanks for sharing xoxo

Sophia said...

Just made these, but with gluten-free flour - very yummy!