By now, you can probably tell that I have a small love affair with pancakes. I eat pancakes for breakfast just about every weekend, so it’s only natural that I try lots and lots of pancake recipes like these blubber blasters and the slammin banana’s…of course, I’m on a never ending mission to create a healthy pancake that truly tastes amazing. I’ve tried many variations of “healthy pancakes” that claim to taste great, but have sadly turned out to be major flops…many of them going straight into the garbage can 🙁
So last weekend, I took another stab at creating the healthy pancakes, this time using one of my favorite ingredients- Greek yogurt. All I can say is that when I had my first bite of this healthy Greek yogurt pancake fireworks went off and angels came down from the sky! These pancakes are seriously amazing. They are super light and fluffy and much healthier than the average pancake, yet don’t taste “healthy” at all. So here they are, finally, a healthy pancake recipe that tastes amazing-The Greek Yogurt Pancakes…
Healthy Greek Yogurt Pancakes [recipe]
6 oz of fat free plain Greek yogurt
2 egg whites (or one egg)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
a few dashes of cinnamon
optional: one packet of Stevia natural sweetener (if you like your pancakes a little on the sweeter side)
In a medium bowl, combine the Greek yogurt and egg whites and vanilla extract, whip together until smooth. Add flour, baking soda and cinnamon, stir until there are no lumps. Batter will be very thick, this is how it should be, but if you like very thin pancakes, you can always add a bit of milk to thin the batter.
Coat a griddle or large pan with a bit of non-stick spray or butter, bring to medium heat. Pour pancake batter into 6-8″ circles, wait for bubbles to appear on the tops, then flip! Each side should be golden brown.
Dust pancakes with powdered sugar and a small pad of butter before serving-enjoy!