I have a theory: breakfast is always a good idea. Always. But it’s an especially good idea if you’re enjoying these healthy and fluffy Greek yogurt pancakes for breakfast. 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.
This post was originally published March 2016. Updated January 2020.
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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).
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!
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!
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.
You guys, I could eat these pancakes for daaays. They are fluffy. They are light. The orange-vanilla combo 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.
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.
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.)
Fluffy + Healthy Greek Yogurt Pancakes
Fluffy Greek Yogurt Pancakes
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Serve warm with blueberries, maple syrup and nut topping.
To make this healthy pancake recipe you may need…
- A basic electric griddle helps keep the temperature steady for even cooking.
- Any basic batter bowl is good for whipping up pancakes, but this jadeite inspired one and this floral beauty will add style and function to open shelving!
- Use these fun pancake molds to add some extra fun and impress your kids!
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.
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.
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*
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!Brunch goals! These fluffy Greek yogurt pancakes are sure to be a hit! Plus high in protein! #yum #brunch
Do you eat breakfast for dinner (or lunch)?
What is your favorite flavor combination for pancakes or do you like to keep it simple?
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