A light, fluffy and simple yogurt pancake recipe to call in lazy Sundays! All that's left is heating a non stick pan and waiting to flip. Serve them with your favorite toppings from maple syrup and honey to peanut butter, chocolate spread, fruit and more.
These yogurt pancakes use 5 ingredients all of which you probably have. They are very easy to make and I'm sharing from my kitchen to yours a few tips and suggestions.
To be honest I dont mind much if my pancakes are small, big, regular or fluffy I just want them cooked and light. Sometimes I have to make 2 bowls of batter but anything to make the family happy????
Two entirely different batters which result in different textures yet all equally delicious on any given day.
One has a more fluid consistency where milk is added instead of yogurt. The thicker batter makes smaller shaped fluffier pancakes.
To see the recipe for the batter (without yogurt) in the lower end of the image below click here.
My Essentials When Making Pancakes
- Kitchen tissue paper
- Cooking spray
Or whatever fat you're using. Butter, oil or cooking spray. You can also use a brush to give the pan a stroke of fat when you need.
How To Cook Pancakes
- Get a good non-stick pan because believe it or not, it makes all the difference in the world. The pancakes will stick then you add a oil or butter and the whole thing is a nightmare really. Pancakes are easy and fun, no one needs stress and a non stick pan is stress!
Tip! Keep a roll of kitchen tissue paper next to you! I like to just wipe down the pan when necessary. Also use some sort of fat. Whether you are using non stick pan or not, keep fat like butter, oil or cooking spray. I keep a can of cooking spray and tissue paper, the rest is a breeze.
Use a quarter cup measurement, this helps to make them the same size - more or less.
Whether you're using Greek yogurt or plain yogurt you end up with thick fluffy pancakes. The batter for these pancakes is more on the thick side as opposed to the more fluid batter. That's fine it doesn't need to be a thin batter however if you prefer fluffy pancakes but yogurt free then try these Pancake Recipe
Flour Regular cake flour
Baking powder For that extra lift
Salt I don't add salt most of the time in this recipe but if you do, add a pinch, a small pinch because the quantity is to serve two and anything more than a pinch and the pancakes will taste salty.
Yogurt Greek yogurt is not always readily available so I go with plain white yogurt.
Eggs I find that one egg is always enough for this recipe
Yogurt Pancake Batter
Let's see what you need
Prep Heat and oil your pan
Ingredients Add all the ingredients into a bowl
Combine Use a wooden/spatula to lightly combine the ingredients. Do not over mix! If you can let the batter rest for 5 min it will give you fluffier pancakes.
Cook Measure out the batter using a ¼ cup measurement and cook for about 4 min per side depending on your stove. See tips below.
Serve Serve and enjoy with your favorite toppings.
Although simple here a few tips to make these yogurt pancakes light, fluffy and delicious!
Over Mixing Because this batter is thick its very easy to be tempted to over mix it but don't. As long as your ingredients are well combined you don't need a fluid smooth batter. It's thick and will have a few lumps that's the whole idea!
Flipping - How do you know when the pancakes are ready to flip? The edges will be set (as in you will see the edges are more firm and starting to cook) and little bubbles will appear on the surface.
Flip confidently Flip once and leave it alone to cook the opposite side.
If you flip it and it ends up on the side of the pan instead of the center, leave it. Moving it before it's had a chance to cook underneath could create a bit of a mess.
Warm pancakes Keep them warm covered with a cloth while you use the rest of the batter. The oven on 180 C also works if your family wants them hot.
If you want a little adventurous pancakes here are some possible additions:
Yogurt Try using different flavors of yogurt because although this recipe works with plain yogurt you can also flavor it up.
I've added chocolate chips, chopped nuts and fresh berries and my only suggestion would be less is more to avoid a heavy batter.
Toppings These pancakes are perfect in their own with a drizzle of maple syrup or honey. However there's nothing wrong with topping it up!
- Syrup, honey, maple syrup,
- Nutella, nut butter, honey-butter
- Fruit - grapes, strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, dragon fruit, banana slices, plums and more.
- Cream whipped cream, yogurt, creme fraiche
Fortunately you can refrigerate the batter for about 4 days. Simply pour it into an airtight container.
More Pancake Recipes
- Melt In The Mouth Fluffy Blueberry Ladle Pancakes
- Almond Flour Blueberry Pancakes
- OTT (Over The Top Pancakes)
- Food Porn Pancakes
- Flourless, Fluffy & Fabulous Pancakes
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- 1 cup flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ tsps baking powder
- 1 cup yogurt or buttermilk
- 1 Tbsp. sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbsps melted unsalted butter
- ¼ cup milk
- Add all the ingredients into a bowl and use a wooden spoon to fold . Do not over mix! The batter with be thick that's perfect. Let is rest for 5 minutes.
- Heat a non stick pan and brush with a layer of oil, butter or spray cooking spray.
- Drop ¼ (measuring cup) cup batter onto the pan.
- Wait until the edges of the batter have set and bubbles appear before flipping.
- Flip it over and cook the other side. Serve with maple syrup, fruit, PB, Nutella, crispy bacon etc.