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These yogurt pancakes are quick, easy and delicious! 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!

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

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4.86 from 28 votes

Yogurt Pancakes recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
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!
Servings: 6
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

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

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 259kcal, Carbohydrates: 47g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 58mg, Sodium: 287mg, Potassium: 412mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 115IU, Vitamin C: 0.7mg, Calcium: 226mg, Iron: 2.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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 Adapted from Taste of Home

About Kristyn

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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53 Comments

  1. Dense and gooey. Tried 3x in the fry pan different ways, couldn’t get the center to cook thru with out burning the bottom. I’ve been cooking for 30 years.

  2. Is this a biscuit like batter? Yes. Added more liquid, about a cup. Can you taste the yogurt? Depends on the type/flavor you used. Are these great diner style pancakes? Yes!!

  3. 5 stars
    I doubled the sugar because I was using plain yogurt, and they came out so fluffy and delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Wow this recipe is way off on proportions. Way way too thick to even pour. I just wasted all these ingredients. Maybe you could fix the recipe or take it down so others don’t waste food

    1. Thanks for the feedback and for giving the recipe a try. You can also add a bit more water to thin out the batter if it is too thick. 🙂

  5. Tasteless – I even used strawberry yogurt and somehow these tasted like nothing. The ratios are off, you will have to add more liquid – unless the batter is supposed to be biscuit dough consistency.