Rise and shine! Delicious, light and airy yogurt pancakes are on the menu! This fluffy pancake recipe is beyond easy, is made with simple ingredients and tastes amazing! Your family will LOVE these homemade yogurt pancakes and will request them often!

stack of yogurt pancakes with maple syrup dripping down the side

Is there anything more beautiful than a giant stack of pancakes fresh off the griddle on a Saturday morning? Add a glass of orange juice, a strong cup of hazelnut coffee, and a healthy amount of maple syrup, and you have the perfect breakfast and a great way to start a weekend. Don’t you agree?

This yogurt pancake recipe creates a light, airy batter that makes those tall and fluffy pancakes that are super tender. The ingredients are simple and the star of the show is yogurt! Adding Greek or regular yogurt to pancake batter helps to thicken it up, but still leaves you with the lightest pancake.

These greek yogurt pancakes are absolutely perfect! They’re thick and fluffy with crispy edges. And the flavor – these pancakes are melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

Ingredients needed:

Just 5 simple ingredients is all you need to make these easy pancakes! You probably have most (if not all) of these ingredients right now in your pantry/fridge! Here’s everything you’ll need:

  • Flour. Regular all-purpose flour or whole wheat pastry flour work great for this recipe. For gluten-free pancakes, try a 1-to-1 gluten-free flour.
  • Baking powder. A bit of baking powder will give these pancakes plenty of “lift”.
  • Salt. Really pulls the flavors together.
  • Egg. Two eggs will add extra fluffiness to this yogurt pancake recipe. If you’re looking for a vegan option, you can try using 2 flax eggs instead.
  • Yogurt. I recommend using a plain or vanilla whole milk Greek yogurt to add plenty of protein and healthy fats to these pancakes. But any flavor or type of yogurt works fine.

Optional: Feel free to add 2 teaspoons granulated or coconut sugar to the batter for extra sweetness. However, if you’re going to add maple syrup as a topping, you should not need additional sugar in the pancake batter.

stirring together ingredients for yogurt pancakes

How to Make Pancakes with Yogurt

This recipe is simple and can be whipped up in a hurry!

  1. Prep. Heat and grease your griddle or a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Dry ingredients. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a small mixing bowl.
  3. Wet ingredients. In a medium or large bowl stir together eggs and yogurt.
  4. Combine ingredients. Pour flour mixture into the egg mixture and mix to blend. Let batter rest for about 5 minutes for super fluffy pancakes.
  5. Cook. Measure out batter using a 1/4 cup measuring cup for each pancake and cook for about 4-5 mins on each side. They should be golden brown on each side.
  6. Serve. Enjoy with toppings of your choice!
yogurt pancakes cooking on a large skillet

Tips for Recipe Success

This recipe is simple and straightforward, but I do have a few pancake-making tips to give you the most perfect yogurt pancakes.

  • Don’t over-mix the batter. You want to gently fold the wet and dry ingredients together until you have a lumpy, just-moist batter. Lumps are good in pancakes, trust me! If you beat the batter until it is perfectly smooth, you’ll have a very dense, flat pancake instead of a light and fluffy one.
  • Flip the pancakes. Pancakes are ready to be flipped when the edges are set and you see little bubbles on the surface of the pancakes.
  • Only flip once. Flipping the pancakes back and forth causes them to deflate and become dense, so when it’s time to check if they’re done on bottom, just barely lift them to take a peek.
  • Don’t press down on the pancake. Avoid using the back of your spatula to press on the pancake. This will cause it to flatten and it won’t help them cook any faster.
  • Warm pancakes. Place cooked pancakes on a baking sheet in a 200ºF oven to keep them warm while you finish cooking all of the batter.

Variations

Experiment with different yogurt flavors and mix-ins to make this fluffy pancake recipe your own!

  • Yogurt. This recipe is great with plain yogurt, but if you really want to kick up the flavor, try different yogurt varieties. We love vanilla, strawberry, and key lime yogurt! Any favorite yogurt works!
  • Mix-ins. Feel free to jazz the pancakes up however you like! Throw fresh berries, chocolate chips, sprinkles and/or nuts into the batter!
fluffy pancakes stacked on a white plate and topped with berries

Topping Options

Another great way to change up your pancakes is with fun and delicious pancake toppings. Find some tasty ideas below!

  • Syrups. maple syrup, honey, fruit syrups, chocolate syrup
  • Nut butter. peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, sunflower butter, Nutella
  • Fresh fruit. blueberries, apricots, strawberries, raspberries, apples, peaches, pears, banana slices, pom seeds
  • Dried fruit. raisins, cranberries, figs, apricots, goji berries, dates
  • Nuts. almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, peanuts, sunflower seeds
  • Fun toppings. cream cheese, jelly, whipped cream, yogurt, sprinkles, shredded coconut, powdered sugar, chocolate chips

STORING LEFTOVERS

Store any leftover yogurt pancakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. I typically store my leftover pancakes in large zip-top baggies.

FREEZING PANCAKES

These fluffy pancakes freeze so well! I often make a huge batch to enjoy through the week. Once the cooked pancakes have cooled to room temperature, transfer them to a large sheet pan to flash-freeze them in a single layer. When they are frozen, transfer them to an airtight container or freezer bag. Simply reheat frozen pancakes in the microwave or toaster and you have a delicious, healthy breakfast ready-to-go super quick!

fluffy pancakes topped with yogurt and berries

Yogurt pancakes are a family favorite breakfast! They’re so easy, I make them all of the time. And not only are they super tasty, these pancakes are packed with protein (17.8 grams per serving)! I highly recommend making a double batch because they disappear so quickly!

More Pancake Recipes You’ll Enjoy

Looking to try some different pancake recipes? Give these other favorites a try:

If you try these easy yogurt pancakes, let me know! Leave a comment and if your family loves them as much as mine does, be sure to give it a five star ⭐️ rating! Also, tag @kimscravings on Instagram with a picture of your creation. It’s so fun to see what you’re cooking! Be sure to subscribe to our mailing list to receive more healthy delicious recipes straight to your inbox.

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Fluffy Yogurt Pancakes

Delicious, light and airy yogurt pancakes turn out perfect every time! This fluffy pancake recipe is beyond easy, is made with simple ingredients and tastes amazing! Your family will LOVE these homemade yogurt pancakes! 
Author: Kim

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (60g) all purpose or 1-to-1 gluten-free baking flour*
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup or (5.3 oz.) container nonfat plain (or flavored) Greek yogurt**

Instructions 

  • Heat griddle or large skillet over medium heat. Spray with nonstick cooking spray or grease with oil or butter.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a small mixing bowl.
  • In a medium or large mixing bowl, combine eggs and yogurt.
  • Add flour mixture into the egg mixture and whisk until blended. Allow blended batter to rest for about 5 minutes for super fluffy pancakes.
  • Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to measure out batter for each pancake (about 50 grams) and cook for about 4-5 mins on each side. They should be golden brown on each side.
  • Enjoy with toppings of your choice.

Notes

*I have had great success using Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten-Free Baking Flour.
**For dairy-free pancakes, non-dairy yogurt works perfectly.
***For nutritional info, each pancake is measured with 1/4 cup batter and is about 50 grams uncooked.
****Feel free to add 2 teaspoons granulated or coconut sugar to batter for a sweeter pancake. If you add maple syrup as a topping, you should not need additional sugar in the pancake batter.
*****These pancakes also work very well made in a waffle machine.
Serving: 1serving of 3 pancakes, Calories: 209kcal, Carbohydrates: 24.2g, Protein: 17.8g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 214.3mg, Sodium: 398.8mg, Potassium: 115.1mg, Sugar: 2.2g, Vitamin A: 6IU, Calcium: 12.8mg, Iron: 14mg

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