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posted: 02/05/24

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Yogurt Pancakes are moist, delicious, and so easy to make. You can make them with any flavor of yogurt that you like, and they make a perfect breakfast or snack!

stack of yogurt pancakes with a cut made into them, and a fork digging in

If you’ve never had yogurt pancakes, let me introduce you to your new favorite breakfast. These simple little pancakes aren’t like your typical buttermilk pancakes. They have a much more moist texture, resulting in a delicious pancake treat that doesn’t even need butter or syrup. You are bound to love these!

Reader Review

I made these for dinner Monday night, just for myself :) Very good, easy to make and I topped my with fresh strawberries and Redi-Whip :)

How to Make Yogurt Pancakes

Yogurt pancakes are so easy to make. This is a brief overview of this simple recipe. For all of the measurements, see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  1. Whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, sugar, and a pinch of salt.
  2. Mix together the wet ingredients: yogurt, one egg, and some vanilla.
  3. Gently stir the dry ingredients into the wet. Be sure not to over mix.
  4. Preheat a skillet over low heat. You may need to play around a little to see where exactly on your stove works best for this recipe.
  5. Spray your cook surface with a little cooking spray. Add two tablespoons of batter for each pancake to the hot skillet.
  6. Cook for two minutes on the first side. Flip the pancake when you start to see a lot of bubbles. And about a minute on the second side. Serve and enjoy!
angled view of stack of pancakes made with yogurt with blueberries on top

Greek Yogurt Pancakes

While I typically make these with regular yogurt, they can be made with greek yogurt as well. Greek yogurt tends to have more protein and less sugar than regard yogurt, so this is a great option to make these pancakes a bit more healthy.

Variations

This is a really fun recipe to get creative with. There are so many different flavors of yogurt out there that you could play around with. Here are just a few suggestions.

  • Mixed Berry: Using mixed berry yogurt, take out the vanilla extract and add in a tiny bit of lemon juice (about a teaspoon) and lemon zest (about half a teaspoon).
  • Chocolate Covered Cherry: Using cherry yogurt, add about 1/2 a cup of mini chocolate chips.
  • Strawberry: Using strawberry yogurt, add in about 1/2 a cup of fresh chopped strawberries and about half a cup of mini chocolate chips.
  • Pina Colada: Using pineapple flavored yogurt, replace the vanilla extract with 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract and mix in some toasted coconut (about 1/4 cup).
  • Lemon: Using lemon flavored yogurt, mix in about 1/2 a cup of fresh blueberries.

FAQ

Can these be made with any type of yogurt?

Yes! I have had readers have good luck with Greek yogurt and I have tried them and loved them with multiple different flavors of yogurt.

This doesn’t seem like enough flour, are you sure the recipe is right?

Yes! This is a tested recipe that you can rely on. These have a more moist texture than traditional pancakes, and they really do only need 1/4 cup of flour.

How many pancakes does this recipe make?

This makes five relatively small pancakes.

Can these be made with whole wheat flour?

A reader made these with whole wheat pastry flour and loved them.

Can I leave out the sugar?

Yes! Many of my readers have made these without the sugar and enjoyed them.

stack of yogurt pancakes with butter and syrup on top, a wedge cut out of them

What to Serve with Yogurt Pancakes

If you are looking to round out your breakfast, consider some of these great options:

  • Air Fryer Bacon: This is my very favorite way to make bacon! It comes out perfect every time and there is so little mess.
  • Granola: Homemade granola is so easy to make and it makes such a great side to these pancakes or a simple snack.
  • Overnight Oats: Just like with this great pancake recipe, I have several different variations on this recipe and they are all so delicious!

If you try this delicious pancake recipe or any of my other recipes, leave ma comment and let me know what you think!

stack of yogurt pancakes with a cut made into them, and a fork digging in
4.78 from 18 votes

Yogurt Pancakes

Serves: 5 pancakes
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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Yogurt Pancakes are moist, delicious, and so easy to make. You can make them with any flavor of yogurt that you like, and they make a perfect breakfast or snack!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour (30 grams)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup yogurt (170 grams) any 6 ounce flavor container will work
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat a skillet over medium low heat.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
    1/4 cup all purpose flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the yogurt, egg, and vanilla extract. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and set aside.
    3/4 cup yogurt, 1 egg, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Spray the skillet lightly with cooking spray. Put two tablespoons of the batter onto the skillet.  Cook about two minutes on the first side, waiting until you see bubbles to flip.  Cook on the second side for about another minute.
  • Serve warm.
Serving: 1pancake Calories: 77kcal (4%) Carbohydrates: 12g (4%) Protein: 3g (6%) Fat: 1g (2%) Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) Cholesterol: 39mg (13%) Sodium: 268mg (12%) Potassium: 68mg (2%) Sugar: 6g (7%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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  1. Kelly says

    Two years ago, I found out that I am prediabetic and was instructed to cut out sugar and white flour (among other changes…). I just made this recipe with plain yogurt and whole wheat pastry flour, omitting the sugar. I popped a few blueberries on the top before flipping. They turned out good and I’ll make them again.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so happy you liked them!

  2. Kristen says

    Hello! Has anyone tried making these with a different flour? A whole wheat or rye, perhaps? Thank you!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Hi Kristen! Kelly just left a comment that she used whole wheat pastry flour and cut out the sugar and they worked well!

  3. mo says

    WHERE is nutritional information? When I click on link, nothing happens. Need to k now carb & sugar numbers as I am Pre-diabetic!
    THANKS

    • Lisa Longley says

      It is in there now.

  4. Sue says

    Do you have to change the recipe if you want to make waffles?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m sorry Sue, I haven’t made this into waffles.

  5. Kristen says

    Hot diggity! Thank you for letting me know!

  6. Marilyn says

    Great recipe. I use gluten free all purpose flour and greek yougurt. It came out delicious. No more store brand mix for me. Thank you for this great recipe.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so happy to hear that this worked with gf flour! Thank you for taking the time to come back and let me know!

  7. Caroline says

    I want to try your recipe and love to hear from you

    • Lisa Longley says

      I hope you give this one a try!

  8. Raleigh says

    I will try this with monk fruit, almond flour and Greek yogurt to cut out some carbs.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I hope you enjoy it!

  9. Michele says

    I used almond flour and they turned out great. A little runny but the flavor was still there. They also got a little crispy around the edges which was very tasty.

  10. Susan says

    2 stars
    Made this. Had to be inventive bc stuck to the pan. In the end had to use grease proof paper and cooked it in our airfry oven on 150 degrees for 7 min. Was no too bad. Don’t know if I’ll make it again tho. But tx for recipe.

    • Lisa Longley says

      It sounds like you didn’t spray the skillet with enough cooking spray.

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