August 31, 2023
Follow this easy recipe and all the tips to enjoy epic pancakes on any given morning!
Fluffy Greek Yogurt Pancakes
Think about that perfect fluffy pancake stack and how it sinks down when you push it down with your fork. Now, back to reality to this Greek yogurt pancake recipe that will help you achieve just that!
These are super soft, tasty, and nutritious, with extra protein from the yogurt, making a regular breakfast into a glorious one.
The Greek yogurt makes these pancakes moist and airy, and I dare say the best option when you’ve run out of milk and want pancakes.
Prep this recipe in 15 minutes or freeze the batter for later, and you can enjoy a terrific breakfast on any busy morning!
Simple ingredients come together for the sake of fluffiness! Since this recipe uses Greek yogurt, you don’t need to add milk and sugar as in the classic pancake recipe.
Check out the list:
- Flour: regular or gluten-free all-purpose flour.
- Baking powder: lifts the pancakes and makes them super soft!
- Baking soda: more airy texture!
- Salt: just a little to enhance all the flavors.
- Greek yogurt: plain, vanilla-flavored, or fruit-flavored. You can also use regular yogurt and make delicious yogurt pancakes.
- Eggs: to bind all the ingredients.
- Vanilla: a classic flavor you don’t want to omit!
- Butter: adds softness and deliciousness to every bite.
You’ll find all the ingredient measurements in the printable recipe card below.
How much Yogurt to Replace Milk in Pancakes
While it depends on the recipe, I like to do a 1 cup flour, 1 cup yogurt, to 2 eggs ratio for pancakes where you need to replace the milk.
And while you can make pancakes without milk using water, using yogurt yields better-tasting pancakes, in my opinion.
How to Make Pancakes with Greek Yogurt
Making these fluffy Greek Yogurt Pancakes is as simple as mixing ingredients and heating a pan. The most difficult part is to avoid drooling while you cook them!
Here are the 5 easy steps:
- Combine dry ingredients
In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Combine wet ingredients
In a medium bowl or a blender, combine yogurt, eggs, vanilla, and melted butter. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture bowl, and with a whisk, combine.
- Prep the pan
Heat your large, non-stick pan or griddle to medium-high heat (about 350F) and spray or melt butter.
- Cook the pancakes
Pour about ¼ cup of batter onto the pan or griddle and cook, for about 2 minutes, until bubbles begin to form and there are clear edges around the pancake. Flip the pancake and cook for an additional minute on the other side.
- Serve & enjoy!
Repeat the process with the remaining batter and serve topped with butter, maple syrup, or your favorite pancake toppings.
Are Greek Yogurt Pancakes High Protein?
Greek yogurt is considered a high-protein food so compared to traditional pancakes, these are higher in protein than using milk in a recipe. In this recipe, each pancake has 11 grams of protein vs. the 3 grams you usually find in traditional pancakes.
If you want to use protein powder instead, my Flourless Protein Pancakes are the way to go.
Toppings for Greek Yogurt Pancakes
Once you have a nice stack of these fluffy pancakes, it’s all about the toppings! Add your favorites, and you can’t go wrong. Here are some delicious topping ideas:
- Banana slices
- Homemade pancake syrup
- Strawberry syrup
- Blueberry syrup
- Peanut butter
- Whipped cream
- Chocolate chips
Need more? Check out this entire list of pancake toppings!
Can Your Freeze Greek Yogurt Pancakes
You can cook one or two batches of these pancakes and freeze them to enjoy later! To prevent them from sticking to each other, place them on a baking sheet and store them in the freeze for at least one hour or overnight. Once frozen, transfer the pancakes to a zip bag, remove the air, and keep them in the freezer for up to 3 months.
When you want to eat them, thaw the pancakes in the microwave, fridge (takes a couple of hours), or counter (takes about 10 minutes). Reheat them in a 350F preheated oven, on a baking sheet, for 5 to 7 minutes, or 30 seconds per side in the microwave.
You can also reheat your pancakes in the air fryer at 340F for 4 to 6 minutes (flip them halfway through) in the toaster or toaster oven at low-to-medium temperature.
Fluffiest Greek Yogurt Pancakes
- 1 cup flour
- 1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup Greek yogurt, any flavor
- 2 eggs
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In a medium bowl or a blender, combine yogurt, eggs, vanilla, and melted butter. Pour wet mixture into the dry mixture bowl, and with a whisk, combine.
- Heat your large, non-stick pan or griddle to medium-high heat (about 350F) and spray or melt butter.
- Pour about ¼ cup of batter onto the pan or griddle and cook, for about 2 minutes, until bubbles begin to form and there are clear edges around the pancake. Flip, cook for an additional minute on the other side.
- Repeat the process with remaining batter and serve topped with butter, maple syrup, or your favorite pancake toppings.