Yogurt Pancakes

These yogurt pancakes are quick, easy and delicious! The yogurt adds a bit of sweetness and makes these pancakes so soft and fluffy. Use vanilla yogurt, greek yogurt, or any flavor of yogurt you like!

We like to make additions to our traditional pancake recipe to make our breakfast even more delicious and unique! This yogurt pancake goes on the list of winners, along with peanut butter banana pancakes and bacon pancakes!!

Yogurt Pancakes being topped with maple syrup

Pancakes made with Yogurt

Who here loves pancakes?! My whole family does, but to change things up we’ve been trying different varieties, including today’s recipe for Yogurt Pancakes.

Not only does yogurt add some sweetness to the batter, but it makes the pancakes so fluffy and delicious. We added some fruit on top and the pancakes were gone in minutes – no joke. My kids couldn’t get enough!

These pancakes are obviously perfect for breakfast any day, but we also love to have them for dinner too. They are simple, take minutes to make and are a recipe enjoyed by the entire family. That’s what we call a WIN!

Tips for making these pancakes

Like most pancakes, this recipe is very simple. Begin by combining flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda in a small bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, yogurt and water. Combine these two ingredients and bake on a hot griddle.

A few tips for cooking pancakes:

  • Use butter or cooking spray to keep the cakes from sticking to the pan/griddle. Since pancakes absorb the butter be sure you add just a little butter as needed.
  • Be sure the pan is  about 375 degrees. Too hot and the outside will burn, too cold and the pancake will be tough.
  • Flip when the edges start to cook AND the center batter bubbles.
  • Only flip the pancake once!
  • The second side will cook faster than the first.
  • Don’t press down on the pancake with the back of your spatula. It will not help it cook faster (seriously!) and will really only flatten them.

Yogurt variations: I used normal vanilla yogurt for this recipe, but Greek yogurt works well too. You can also use a flavored yogurt and pair it with it’s fresh fruit counterpart: Blueberry yogurt with blueberries, Pineapple yogurt with crushed pineapples, Strawberry yogurt with strawberries. You get the picture!

Pancakes made with yogurt on a white plate

Sometimes there’s just nothing better than a stack of pancakes with syrup (or even better – Buttermilk Syrup!)

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Yogurt Pancakes recipe

4.78 from 18 votes
These yogurt pancakes are quick, easy and delicious! The yogurt adds a bit of sweetness and makes these pancakes so soft and fluffy. Use vanilla yogurt, greek yogurt, or any flavor of yogurt you like!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 259 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Semisweet chocolate chips, dried cranberries, sliced ripe bananas and coarsely chopped pecans, optional (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda in a small bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, yogurt and water.
  • Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • Pour batter onto a hot griddle sprayed with cooking spray. When bubbles begin to form on the top, turn your pancake. Cook until both sides are golden brown.

Notes

  • DIFFICULTY: easy
  • HOW MANY DOES IT FEED: 12 pancakes
  • ANY CHANGES MADE: used vanilla yogurt
  • ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT TIME: none
RECIPE NOTES: Freeze cooled pancakes in a single layer, overnight or until frozen. Transfer to a plastic bag and freeze up to 2 months. Microwave frozen pancakes on high for 40-50 seconds or until heated through.

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About the Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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    1. 5 stars
      I just made the recipe with plain greek yogurt. The pancakes were scrumptious! I substituted 2/3 cup of greek yogurt and 1/3 cup of water for each cup of yogurt called for in the recipe, and added some vanilla extract. I also added blueberries.

  1. 5 stars
    Look so delicious!!! I want to eat all of this at the first moment when I see them.Thank you for sharing these food.

    1. I just used regular vanilla yogurt. I can’t remember what brand it was. But, you could really use whatever you like best! Enjoy!

  2. 5 stars
    It sounds great and not hard to try! Thank you for sharing the recipe! Gotta try it for breakfast tomorrow!

  3. 4 stars
    The texture and rise on these was absolutely lovely! I would highly highly recommend adding a little salt, probably about 1/2 – 3/4 tsp as ours were pretty bland. Next time I make these I will also cut back on the baking soda probably to 1/2 tsp as well – there was a little bite to the pancakes from too much. I also threw in a little lemon juice to make the batter nice and smooth. Gorgeous results and felt better eating them with the extra protein than “everyday” pancakes. Many thanks!

      1. 5 stars
        Wow wow wow!! Amazing Pancakes! So good and so easy to make. These pancakes turned Out perfectly, super fluffy, moist, and delicious.

        The batter turns out pretty lumpy which concerned me at first and When spooning them into the griddle they seemed TOo big, BUt there were no lumps in the cakes THEmselves and they cooked evenly and easily.

        I cannot believe how good these turned out when THey WEre so Easy to MAKe.

        I used brown cow vanilla yogurt and followed The RECIPE The same for The rest. Delicious! My go to from now on, thank You SO much!!

  4. 5 stars
    These pancakes were so good! I will definitely be using this recipe in the future. I used vanilla yogurt and made BLUEBERRY syrup to go with them.

  5. 4 stars
    ThesE were very good. ( I made half a batch. ) It lacks salt however, so add a little. Also the batter was way Too thick for Me so i squeezed half an orange into the batTer which tasted great and helPed thin it a little.i also beat the egg with a beater until it was thick and pale yellow—a trick I learned from a jOy os Cooking recipe. I used unsweetened plain yogurt. They were a hit!

  6. 5 stars
    I had Some extrA yogurt and i always wanfed to try tHis an$ im Making them this mornInG you have a very love day

  7. 3 stars
    The recipe needs salt. I like the texture but my kids haTed it and theY dont hate Anything. I had to put extra syrup on it for them to enjoy.

  8. 5 stars
    We make it with sweet strawberry yogurt( liquid) that we sour with a squeeze of lemon juice. No extra sugar needed and no water either- the pancakes come out very tasty and are now part of our weekend tradition.
    Mashed overripe bananas go well in the batter too.
    Thank you so much for this recipe!!!

  9. 5 stars
    Let me start that I am not a baker or a good cook:) Two last attempts to make a pancakes were a big fiasco.
    And I just found your page with those pancakes.Wow! Very easy to follow,simple ingredients and fantastic result !!! Turned out picture perfect !!! LOVE THOSE and now I feel very good about myself ,so proud 🙂 !!! God bless you for helping people like me !!