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Fluffy Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Breakfast is always a good idea, but it’s an especially good idea if you’re enjoying these healthy and fluffy Greek yogurt pancakes! Not only are they light and delicious, but they pack a punch of protein and are so easy to whip up for an easy, healthy breakfast.

Photo of Greek Yogurt Pancakes on small green floral plate topped with blueberries

I like to make “brinner” (breakfast for dinner) every week or so because I just love breakfast food so much! Thankfully my toddler agrees with me (little Miss can PACK away the pancakes) and I can generally get my husband on board too (the secret is bacon).

Overhead shot of pancakesk flatlay with fork, blueberries, nuts

Pancakes are my favorite breakfast for dinner option and there’s no mistaking that I’m a healthy pancake girl. We are big fans of….

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes — These are perfect for fall and I love the easy spiced apple topping for a particularly festive touch!

Apple Pancakes topped with cinnamon apples served with bacon

Hearty Oatmeal Pancakes — I love how thick and hearty these oatmeal pancakes are! Plus you can make your own mix for easy gifting or to have on hand for when you don’t want to mix up pancakes totally from scratch!

oatmeal pancakes with pour of maple syrup coming down

And I’m not even past grabbing a box of my favorite high protein pancake mix, but now it’s time to please welcome…

Greek Yogurt Pancakes to the table.

maple syrup pours onto pancakes made with greek yogurt

You guys, I could eat these pancakes for daaays. They are fluffy. They are light. The flavor combo with the vanilla is spot-on.

They are truly delicious! I made this recipe my own by modifying it from this one by my personal hero, The Pioneer Woman.

The only sweetener in them is from the Greek yogurt, unless you want to add some of your favorite sweetener to the pancake batter.

I find that especially if I use vanilla Greek yogurt I don’t need the extra sweetness to the pancake batter. But you do you, friend.

You can, of course, add your sweetener on top, (aka pour on maple syrup) and a handful or two of fresh blueberries and a dollop of whipped cream if you’re feeling fancy.

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How are these pancakes healthy? 

In addition to being low in refined sugar, I love that each of these pancakes is packed with protein too!  Thanks to the Greek yogurt each pancake boasts almost 6 grams of protein-the same amount as in one egg!

I also modified them to use white whole wheat flour, which is a pantry essential that conveys the lightness of white flour with the whole grain benefits of wheat flour.

bite of greek yogurt pancakes on fork

You can also use half white flour and half whole wheat flour if you don’t have white whole wheat four. Or all whole wheat or all white. Once again, you can’t really go wrong. (Except that all whole wheat flour will probably not be as fluffy as the other options.)

Stack of greek yogurt pancakes with maple syrup and blueberries

To make this healthy pancake recipe you may need…

Get your fork ready because you are going to want to DIG IN to these yummy + fluffy Greek yogurt pancakes! If you are looking for an easy, clean eating breakfast, that’s a total crowd-pleaser look no further.

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What toppings go well with these Greek Yogurt Pancakes?

I’m so happy you asked! I love pancakes topped with melted peanut butter, blueberries and a drizzle of REAL maple syrup. Do NOT bring that fake stuff up in here!

I also sometimes top my pancakes with a dollop of Greek yogurt or a scoop of applesauce. A few almonds or walnuts sprinkled on top is a tasty way to get in some added healthy fat too.

Overhead flatlay of Greek Yogurt pancakes surrounded by forks, walnuts, blueberries

How long will these pancakes last in the refrigerator?

These pancakes should last a week when stored in an airtight container. Reheat in the microwave for 20-30 seconds per pancakes

These healthy pancakes tasted great reheated the next day! Sometimes pancakes are “off” when reheated, but these were completely wonderful meaning I can make a big batch and have a quick and nutritious breakfast ready for me and my little girl each weekday morning. *love*

Can I freeze these Greek yogurt pancakes? 

Yes! You can freeze them.

Make sure they are completely cooled off to room temperature. Then wrap a serving size (1-3 pancakes) in plastic wrap. Wrap again. Place in airtight container or wrap in aluminum foil, then place in freezer. 

Should be good frozen for up to three months. 

If you’re into easy, healthy breakfast check out these recipes too.

maple syrup running down pancake stack

Come ON with these maple syrup pour shots!

You guys! My mouth is watering and I hope yours is too! You seriously won’t regret making these yummy pancakes as soon as you possibly can!

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Fluffy + Healthy Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Breakfast is always a good idea, but it’s an especially good idea if you’re enjoying these healthy and fluffy Greek yogurt pancakes! Not only are they light and delicious, but they are high protein and are a simple recipe for an easy, healthy breakfast.

photo of stack of yogurt pancakes with bite taken out

Fluffy Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Yield: 12 pancakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

These Fluffy Greek Yogurt Pancakes are light and delicious, plus packed with protein! The recipe is easy and fast, so perfect for a busy morning breakfast!

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cups plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used almond)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour (or 1/2 cup whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup white flour)
  • 1 TBSP sugar or sweetener of choice (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • Toppings: blueberries, maple syrup, Greek yogurt, orange zest, nuts whipped cream

Instructions

  1. Whisk eggs, Greek yogurt, vanilla, and milk together until well combined and fluffy. Add flour, baking powder, salt and sugar, if desired, and whisk again until a smooth batter forms.
  2. Drop by 1/3 cup onto heated griddle coated with butter. Cook until small bubbles form and pop on top of pancake. Flip and continue cooking on the other side until golden brown.
  3. Serve warm with blueberries, maple syrup and nut topping.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140Total Fat: 4.6gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 8.6gFiber: 1.1gSugar: 2.7gProtein: 5.9g
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41 Comments

    1. Not sure what went wrong but none of the pancakes were cooked all the way through. Also, these are in no way light and fluffy. They were the most dense pancakes i have ever seen. This recipe ended up being nothing but a waste of time and ingredients.

      1. Hey Kelly! I would make sure you aren’t over-mixing the batter. It’s good to whisk it up when it’s just the wet ingredients, but when you add them to the dry you don’t want to over mix, just stir until everything is well combined. You may also want to check your can of baking powder and make sure it isn’t expired. That has for sure tripped me up in the past!

      1. Rebecca, I have never tried this with coconut flour. If you give it a try, come back and let us know how it goes. 🙂

  1. Just made these and they are absolutely delicious. A new favorite pancake recipe! I doubled the recipe because I have two hungry boys and since they’re packed with protein I wanted some extra for prep. It made 15 small/medium sized pancakes. Followed the recipe exactly and used honey for sweetener. Thank you!

    1. Hey Ash! I have never tried using oat flour–feel free to give it a shot and check back in and let us know how it went!

  2. These are delicious! I’ve made using flavored Greek yogurt (honey and fruit) and they turned out amazing!

  3. I thought the flavor was really good, but the texture was off. I don’t necessarily like fluffy pancakes, but these were too dense. Maybe I did something wrong, like mixing them too much.

  4. I loved them! They were delicious, fluffy, and very easy to make.
    I wanted a “healthier” pancake option, but was skeptical that they would be too healthy tasting! LOL
    My new favorite pancake recipe!

  5. I’m not sure what I did wrong!! There was a faint bitterness- I don’t know if it was from the baking powder or the salt. But none the less I will be making again! Added a little cinnamon too.

    1. I think the type of yogurt makes a difference in the flavor and consistency. I’m going to test the recipe with a couple different kinds. Oikos Zero Vanilla Greek is my favorite to use in this, but I get a slightly flatter pancake with the Aldi version (still tastes good though!)

  6. I rarely enjoy a recipe enough to go back and write a comment but this one is worth it. I try new recipes all the time, and most of them are one and done, but not this one. Made these this morning and LOVED them. I made a half batch as a test run. I removed ~1 tbsp of flour and replaced with vanilla protein powder to add a little extra protein. I also used 1 tsp monk fruit sweetener because I used plain, unsweetened greek yogurt. OMG – so good! Will definitely be making again and again 🙂

  7. Love this recipe, the pancakes are so yummy and the texture is great. They do get really fluffy!! However, I only get 8 pancakes instead of 12 from one batch, even with the 1/3 measuring cup. I always need to make a double batch, but no one complains about extra pancakes in my household 😉

  8. Hi. Pancakes turned out better than I anticipated. I did need to use more liquid than called for in the recipe and I added baking soda. More pancakes – less guilt – healthier breakfast! Thanks for the recipe.

  9. The pancakes were awesome. I made 1/2 the recipe and used 1/2 wheat and 1/2 white flour. Do you have the nutritional info? It would be great if you could send it to me

    1. I don’t think I’ve ever had enough leftovers to freeze! My advice based on freezing other baked goods is…. Let them cool completely at room temperature and then wrap single serving in plastic wrap and then place in a freezer safe bag or container. Let us know how they turn out if you end up trying the freezer method!

  10. I made these this morning and they were the best healthy pancakes I’ve tried! I added a mashed banana and 1 cup of blueberries with no sugar and they were sweet, fluffy, and yummy!

  11. I substituted whole wheat flour with almond flour (which is typically fine to do) used 1/4 c for each ladle and they came out super fine and dense. I think switched over to using a smaller pan, so the pancakes stayed more in shape and hopefully fluffier. And that seemed to work much better, although I was only able to cook 1 pancake at a time. Keep in mind, these take longer to cook. So have patience. I kept the temp at medium low. Fast forward… the pancakes aren’t as fluffy as advertised. But they taste good (( topped with local organic maple syrup, almond butter and walnuts for extra protein , and bananas and cinnamon )) will modify recipe next time. Thanks!

    1. Thanks for your substitution feedback Olivia! Definitely using almond flour or even regular whole wheat flour compared to white whole wheat flour will make a difference in the fluffyness of your pancakes. But I love that you gave it a try to modify with your needs.

  12. I made mine by replacing the dry ingredients with pancake mix. Still added vanilla and sugar. I also replaced the milk with water. Turned out great. I’m on WW and I made 9 large pancakes. Each 3 approximately 5 points.

  13. I make these pancakes all the time. They are our favorite! I’ve tried other pancake recipes but I always come back to this one. Yes, make them.

  14. These are great!! They’ve become somewhat of a staple in our house. We love pancakes so I have about 4-5 different recipes that I go back to and this is one of them – they’re great for a really light breakfast and you usually can’t say that about pancakes! The flavor is also spectacular❤️

  15. This has quickly become one of my new fav pancake recipes. I like to make pancakes 1-2x a week and I like to switch it up each time, but these are a new staple! I love how light they are and the flavor is to die for. I usually add choc chips or blueberries and they are delicious❤️

  16. Delicious recipe! I used coconut milk and honey as the sweetener.
    For the person that thought they were too dense, I spooned out the thick batter then kind of swirl the spoon to spread the circle thinner… kind of like a crepe. So good!
    Love that they have so much protein !

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