Greek Yogurt Pancakes {recipe}

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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]

Serves 2


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!




13 responses to “Greek Yogurt Pancakes {recipe}

  1. These look so yummy, and I’m glad to see you used greek yogurt. I’m definitely going to try this with whole wheat flour and maybe even some pumpkin. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  2. Jordan,
    Thank you for the recipe! I needed to use my soon-to-be-expiring 32oz tub of greek vanilla yogurt, and found your site through a google search for greek yogurt pancakes. I doubled the recipe, and once my [picky] 12-year old daughter had her first taste, she immediately asked for a double-serving of these!! I love that the recipe uses no sugar, and in my case, my use of vanilla yogurt (with 27g of sugar/serving–oops) gave it just the right amount of sweetness for us 🙂 I like your philosophy in the “about” section– must check the rest of your website! Thanks again.

  3. Jordan,

    Enjoyed your recipe for Greek Yogurt pancakes. The second time I made them, I kicked them up a notch, using Lemon Chiffon yogurt (instead of sugar) and added two tablespoons of super-fine shredded (unsweetened) coconut, instead of vanilla and cinnamon. Wow! Dust with a minimal amount of powdered sugar, and you have perfection on a plate! Thanks again

  4. Hi there,

    First of all I would like to say that I like your website! The recipes, the graphics: I feel like home on this website 🙂

    I have a question about this recipe: is it possible to replace the greek yogurt with curd (farmer’s cheese)? Or is the structure of the curd going to sift?

    Thanks in advance 🙂


  5. These are the absolute BEST pancakes I’ve ever made! The addition of greek yogurt and omission of milk made them super fluffy and amazingly delicious. Like you, I’ve tried a number of different clean eating recipes for healthy yet tasty pancakes and this most definitely outshines them all. Thank you so much for sharing! I now wholeheartedly trust your palette and will look to your website for other recipes!


  6. These are phenomenal! I use my own homemade yogurt and it’s a great recepie in which you don’t need to add plain milk. Thank you for sharing. Added to my recepie box.

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