I am a BIG fan of greek yogurt. I have moved on from the individual cups to those huge family size tubs because I definitely eat enough to make it worth it. Not only is it incredibly delicious to eat plain, but there are also a million ways to use it in cooking and baking. Because of it’s awesome nutritional value, I love to use it in place of sour cream or cream cheese in recipes. And that’s where the inspiration for these pancakes comes in.
While reading Pioneer Woman Cooks (the first blog I ever read and I’m still a loyal reader!), I came across her recipe for Edna Mae’s Sour Cream Pancakes. As soon as I beheld their deliciousness, I immediately wondered if the recipe could work with greek yogurt instead of sour cream. The answer, thankfully, is YES. GOOD LORD YES.
Greek Yogurt Pancakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Ingredients (serves 3)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 t. vanilla extract
- 7 T. all-purpose flour
- 1/4 t. salt
- 1 t. baking soda
- 1 T. sugar
- 1 c. greek yogurt (plain, not reduced fat, works best)
Whisk together the eggs and vanilla in a small bowl, set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the flour, salt, sugar, and baking soda.
Add the greek yogurt to the dry ingredients and stir until incorporated.
Gently whisk the egg mixture in just until well combined.
Preheat griddle to medium heat (about 300 degrees) and grease with butter or non-stick spray.
Pour batter by the 1/4 cup onto the griddle and cook until the top bubbles and the edges are golden brown. Gently flip and cook another couple minutes on the opposite sides until golden brown.
Serve hot with maple syrup and enjoy!
Here’s the crazy thing about these pancakes. There’s actually very little flour in the batter, and so the pancakes are for the most part made up of greek yogurt. I have no idea how this works! The genius of the Pioneer Woman never ceases to amaze me. I can’t say how these match up to her sour cream pancakes, but I can tell you that these guys are darn good and have much kinder nutrition facts. Instead of being cakey and dense like a traditional pancake (which I also love), these are light and airy and almost crêpe-like. I’ve eaten them three times already.
Hope you love them as much as I do!