Greek Yogurt Pancakes Recipe

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These Greek yogurt pancakes aren’t your standard pancakes. They are delicate and go down easy (you’ll have to try them to know what I mean). I wrote that it serves 3, but I’ll be honest, I could easily wolf down all of these and still feel pretty good about myself ;).

My sister shared this recipe with me for her family’s favorite (almost daily) pancakes. The way she described them made me so hungry – soft, lightly sweet, crisp on the edges from the coconut oil and so delicious with fresh berries. Mmmm I wanted them badly and couldn’t wait to get my (always fiercely hungry, nursing mama) self to the grocery store for the ingredients. Did I mention they are easy?

Ingredients for Greek Yogurt Pancakes:

2 large eggs
4 Tbsp milk or to desired thickness
5.3 oz container (about 2/3 cup) vanilla Greek yogurt (I used Tillamook 2%)
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup all-purpose flour (*see note on measuring)
Coconut oil to saute (or light olive oil, or butter)

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*to measure flour, scoop it into a measuring cup and scrape off top

These Greek yogurt pancakes aren't your standard pancakes! They are delicate and crisp on the edges - delicious!| natashaskitchen.com

How to Make Greek Yogurt Pancakes:

1. Whisk together wet ingredients: 2 eggs, Greek yogurt container and 4 Tbsp milk.

2. Stir 1 tsp baking powder into the flour then add this mixture to the wet ingredients.

These Greek yogurt pancakes aren't your standard pancakes! They are delicate and crisp on the edges - delicious!| natashaskitchen.com

3. Melt coconut oil in a nonstick pan over medium heat. Once coconut oil is hot, add heaping tablespoonfuls of batter into the pan. Sautee 2 min on each side until golden.

These Greek yogurt pancakes aren't your standard pancakes! They are delicate and crisp on the edges - delicious!| natashaskitchen.com

P.S. you can sub yogurt with cottage cheese but they won’t be quite as sweet as with the vanilla yogurt.

These Greek yogurt pancakes aren't your standard pancakes! They are delicate and crisp on the edges - delicious!| natashaskitchen.com

Greek Yogurt Pancakes

4.84 from 18 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
These Greek yogurt pancakes aren't your standard pancakes! They are delicate and crisp on the edges - delicious!| natashaskitchen.com
These Greek yogurt pancakes are delicate and good. They aren't your standard pancakes - soft, lightly sweet, crisp on the edges and so delicious with fresh berries.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $3-$4
Servings: 9 -11 medium pancakes

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 Tbsp milk or to desired thickness
  • 5.3 oz container about 2/3 cup vanilla Greek yogurt (I used Tillamook 2%)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour *
  • Coconut oil to saute or light olive oil, or butter

Instructions

  1. Whisk together 2 eggs, Greek yogurt, 2 Tbsp milk.
  2. Stir 1 tsp baking powder into the flour then add this mixture to the wet ingredients. Add more milk if too thick.
  3. Melt coconut oil in a nonstick pan over medium heat. Once coconut oil is hot, add heaping tablespoonfuls of batter into the pan. Saute 2 min on each side until golden.

Recipe Notes

You can sub yogurt with cottage cheese but they won't be quite as sweet as with the vanilla yogurt.
*to measure flour, scoop it into a measuring cup and scrape off the top

 

These Greek yogurt pancakes aren't your standard pancakes! They are delicate and crisp on the edges - delicious!| natashaskitchen.com

Mmm all that fluffy goodness drizzled with real maple syrup and homegrown raspberries… I think this would work well for dinner also ;).

These Greek yogurt pancakes aren't your standard pancakes! They are delicate and crisp on the edges - delicious!| natashaskitchen.com

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  • Joyce
    March 4, 2018

    Made they for my picky 15 year old teenager – I used honey vanilla Greek yougart. He loved them – has requested them several times ! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 5, 2018

      I’m happy to hear the recipe is “picky eater” approved! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review! Reply

  • Cristina Sanchez
    February 18, 2018

    Hi Natasha, this is another of your great recipes!! I made these pancakes today, sooo easy and sooo delicious, soft inside, oh my!!! My family loved them!!!!
    I didn’t have Vanilla Greek Yogurt, I had the Greek Yogurt from Costco, Nonfat and Plain, so I added a drops of Pure Vanilla extract and a little sugar. Was perfect!!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 19, 2018

      Hello Cristina! I’m glad to hear how much you love the recipe. Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • Siobhan
    December 26, 2017

    Hello! I’ve been making these pancakes for a while now and it is my favourite recipe!! Beautifully soft and delicious. Thank you 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 26, 2017

      You’re welcome! I’m glad to hear how much you love the recipe. Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Erika
    September 26, 2017

    Hi Natasha!

    Are these pancakes freezer friendly? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 26, 2017

      Hi Erika, I haven’t tried freezing these but I don’t see why not! That should work fine. I would probably place wax or parchment between pancakes to keep them from sticking. Reply

  • Stephanie
    September 13, 2017

    I made the Greek yogurt pancakes this morning for my very picky eaters. We topped them with homemade whipped cream and fresh strawberries. It was a huge hit! The pancakes were delicious! 💕😋 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 13, 2017

      Awesome! I’m glad to hear this recipe is “picky eater approved”! Thanks so much for sharing your great review with other readers Stephanie! 😀 Reply

  • Sherry
    July 27, 2017

    Do you know the 21 day fix containers this would count for? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 28, 2017

      I have no idea! Sorry I can’t be more help with that. Reply

  • Tricia
    February 28, 2017

    I finally found the best pancake recipe! I didn’t have greek yogurt but used Balkan yogurt and it was delish! Thanks so much! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 28, 2017

      You’re welcome Tricia! I’m glad you enjoy the recipe! Reply

  • February 13, 2017

    Wow recipe sounds really way good though I have two containers of plain Greek yogurt would it work if I add a hint of pure vanilla extract and either sugar or vanilla sugar otherwise really great awesome recipe Natasha darlin cheers Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 14, 2017

      Hi Tzivia, I think you could make that work 🙂 Enjoy! Reply

      • February 14, 2017

        Thanx Natasha will keep that in mind keep on cooking Reply

  • ZS
    July 18, 2016

    my kids loved pancakes; but for the next time I will add sugar to it. Pancakes didn’t have any sugar; as a result, I had to pour lots of maple syrup. Otherwise it was good. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 18, 2016

      Hi ZS, I usually don’t make my pancakes too sweet because our family loves to serve them with jam or real maple syrup or fruit. The sugar in the yogurt sweetens them, but you can definitely add more to taste. Reply

    • Larisa
      November 17, 2016

      I’ve just made these for breakfast. I used real Greek Yogurt which doesn’t content any sugar at all. I added a bit sugar in the batter.
      They were delicious with Marple syrup and not too sweet which we like!
      Thanks! Will definitely make them again 🙂 Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        November 17, 2016

        Thank you Larisa for sharing that with us 😁 Reply

  • Mary
    April 27, 2016

    Hi Natasha,

    These look really good. Do you know the numbers of calories, carbs, sugars, fiber and protein in these pancakes? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 27, 2016

      Hi Mary, I don’t typically include calorie counts just because I don’t have an assistant yet to do it! 🙂 If you go to caloriecount.com, you can plug the ingredients in and it gives you a good idea. 🙂 Reply

    • Mary
      April 27, 2016

      Thank you. I’ll give it a try. Reply

  • Yelena
    April 11, 2016

    Hi Natasha 🙂 just a question, do these turn out a little sour to you due to the yogurt? Mine had a slightly sour taste to them. I know that baking soda helps to cancel out the sour taste in russian pancake batter that uses buttermilk, so was wondering if i should’ve used more baking powder. Do you even the top when measuring dry ingredients in teaspoons or is there a “gorka”? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 11, 2016

      Hi Yelena, I always use leveled measuring spoons when measuring for an exact measure. I’ve never noticed them tasting sour and I always use the vanilla Greek yogurt. The only thing I could think of was – did you use plain Greek yogurt which doesn’t have any sweetness to it? The vanilla yogurt is sweet which is important since this recipe doesn’t have any sugar added. Reply

      • Yelena
        April 12, 2016

        I used Nancy’s vanilla nonfat yogurt. Hmm, interesting 🙂 Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          April 12, 2016

          Does that brand make Greek yogurt – I thought they only made regular yogurt – I could be wrong though. Was it a sweetened yogurt? Reply

          • Yelena
            April 12, 2016

            I think it was sweetened by some natural sweetener, but it wasn’t Greek yogurt. Does that make a significant difference?

          • Natasha
            natashaskitchen
            April 13, 2016

            I have only tested it with Greek yogurt so I’m not sure.

  • Kris I.
    April 1, 2016

    Can almond flour be used instead of AP flour? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 1, 2016

      Hi Kris, I haven’t tried that substitution so I can’t say for sure, but I do think it’s worth a test! Reply

      • Kris I.
        April 3, 2016

        I just made these with almond flour meal, and almond milk in place of the ingredients listed. I have to say these are quite tasty. I might add a little vanilla next time because the almond flavor is a little overwhelming, but other than that I will make these a part of my recipe list. 😉 Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          April 3, 2016

          Thank you so much for sharing that with us!! That’s wonderful to know for those with gluten sensitivities. Reply

  • Katie
    March 14, 2016

    Really moist and delicious! I did a couple of things differently, though. I only had plain Greek yogurt, so I added vanilla extract. I also added about 2 Tbsp. sugar to sweeten the mix. When I cooked them, I used a butter skillet and wish I had stirred the mix less, so they could be fluffier. If you leave the mix kind of chunky and not as smooth, the pancakes will have more fluff when you cook them. Overall, very yummy, and I will definitely make again! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 14, 2016

      Katie, thank you for the nice review and great job improvising the recipe 😀. Reply

  • Sarah Westbrook
    January 29, 2016

    Can you guys tell me if these will freeze alright? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 29, 2016

      I can’t say for sure without trying it myself but I think they would freeze well with parchment or wax paper in between to keep them from stocking together. Reply

  • Melia Webb
    January 24, 2016

    This was the best pancake recipe ever! Instead of doing vanilla yogurt I did blueberry and strawberry and they were delicious and very filling! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 24, 2016

      Thank you for such a nice review and its good to know that other yogurts work as well. Reply

  • Wendy Hamilton
    January 23, 2016

    Simple, fast and yummy! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 23, 2016

      Thanks Wendy! 🙂 Reply

  • Debbie
    December 24, 2015

    This recipe worked amazingly with gluten free AP flour -just FYI:) The only thing I subbed was regular yogurt for Greek because I didn’t have it. Next time I’ll tried fruit yogurt. I think it’ll be good Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 24, 2015

      That’s so great to know! Thank you so much for sharing that with me! 🙂 Reply

  • Carolina
    December 10, 2015

    I was thinking about what to do for breakfast with left over Greek yogurt so I ran into this recipe!… I added 1 tbsp more of milk,1/3 cup of brown sugar and some salt to taste. I personally like to put some cream cheese on top and wow!! they were very very yummy!!! Thank you Natasha for this great recipe, its definitely a “keep it”. Everybody loved these pancakes!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 10, 2015

      Awesome!! Thank you for a great review and for sharing your spin on them 🙂 Reply

  • phoebe
    October 16, 2015

    awesome recipe for greek yogurt pancakes! crisp on the outside, fluffy and moist on the inside! I am 34 weeks pregnant and loved this for breakfast. I added pumpkin pie spice to the batter for some flavor + some vanilla extract 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 16, 2015

      Congratulations on being pregnant! I’m so happy you and baby enjoyed the recipe! I love the idea of adding the spice and vanilla 🙂 Reply

  • Yana
    September 16, 2015

    This is by far the best pancake recipe that I have ever made! I doubled up on the recipe since I got very hungry little children 😄 Every one of them came out perfect 😅I will be making these for sure over and over again! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 16, 2015

      Yana, thank you for such a great review :D, I’m very happy to hear that children love them. Reply

  • Kateryna
    August 25, 2015

    Hi, Natasha! Just made a double portion of these pancakes…. Because I am on 38 weeks now:-) delicious and light, I can eat one portion by myself. Thank you for a great and easy recipes every time! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 25, 2015

      Kateryna, congratulations! You are almost there. Many blessings to your little one and thank you for the great review :). Reply

  • Sabrina
    August 23, 2015

    Hi Natasha, these look great. I want to make them for my kids. Question is, can I use normal yoghurt? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 23, 2015

      Hi Sabrina, I haven’t tested it with normal yogurt so I can’t say for sure. Baking is so much a science that the change in protein and thickness of the yogurt may affect the recipe. I think it could work, but again, I haven’t tested it. Reply

  • Cristina
    August 23, 2015

    I just made these pancakes. They are are light, fluffy and super delicious! This is my new go to pancake recipe!!! Thanks Natasha!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 23, 2015

      Awesome! I’m so happy you liked the recipe 🙂 Reply

  • August 16, 2015

    Hi Natasha,

    Thank you for another wonderful and easy recipe! My pancakes came out a little bit bitter. To be honest the batter was a bit bitter too (yes i tried raw batter, guilty guilty). Any idea what went wrong? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 16, 2015

      There isn’t really anything in the recipe that would make them bitter. hmm… You might check the label on your baking powder and make sure it doesn’t have aluminum – some people are sensitive to the taste of that, but most likely it may have been your yogurt?? Did you use a flavored Greek yogurt or a plain one? If it’s a plain one, there wouldn’t not be any sweetness in the pancakes at all (but it still should not have been bitter unless the yogurt was spoiled). I hope that’s helpful somehow. Reply

  • August 16, 2015

    Thanks for sharing the recipe, it looks moist and delicious! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 16, 2015

      Thank you! They sure are 🙂 Reply

  • Masha L
    August 13, 2015

    I made these and I love them! They are very light and easy on the stomach. My husband always though complains that “ukranian” pancakes aren’t really pancakes more like blini.. So if I don’t add baking powder will it make them more “American” style like flat.. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 13, 2015

      But Ukrainian pancakes have so much more character; better texture and more depth of flavor! 🙂 I”m so glad you loved the pancakes. Thank you so much for the awesome review! Reply

  • Lexie
    August 7, 2015

    Hey Natasha, I made these this morning. They are super delicious, but for some reason mine didn’t rise at all… Any idea why? I added everything just like you instructed. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 7, 2015

      Hi Lexie, Did you make sure to include the baking powder? Also, is your baking powder fairly fresh? To test it, put a teaspoon of baking powder into 3 Tbsp of WARM water (it won’t react in cold water) and it should fizz, become cloudy and produce tiny bubbles. The more bubbles it produces the fresher it is. If it doesn’t do anything, that means your baking powder needs to be replaced. I hope that helps! 🙂 Reply

    • Nata
      August 15, 2015

      Wow these are amazing. The best pancakes I have had! Made these twice already Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        August 15, 2015

        I’m so glad you liked them! 🙂 Reply

  • August 7, 2015

    We loved these pancakes! They remind me of sourdough pancakes. They came out so light and fluffy. I’ve made other yogurt pancake recipes and they come out a little rubbery. As long as we have Greek yogurt in the house this will be our “go to” pancake recipe. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 7, 2015

      That’s awesome!! I’m so happy to hear that 🙂 Reply

  • Inna
    August 6, 2015

    Natasha, this pancake recipe is the best! My girls loved them! My oldest said that these are the best she has ever eaten. Thanks for the recipe! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 6, 2015

      That’s so great! I’ll tell my sister your girls loved them :). Thanks Inna! Reply

  • August 6, 2015

    They look so yummy. I use same recipe for when I don’t have buttermilk.

    Btw, blog looks awesome! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 6, 2015

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you like it! It means a lot coming from you, my friend 😉 Reply

  • Natasha
    August 5, 2015

    I’m loving these pancakes! I imagine the texture is very nice with the Greek yogurt! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 5, 2015

      Yes! They are more delicate and go down easier than regular pancakes. Reply

  • Marina
    August 5, 2015

    That looks easier than any pancakes I ever made. Quick too. I have so much Greek yogurt I need to use up. I think I’m making these for dinner…lol Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 5, 2015

      We understand each other! 😉 Reply

    • Marina
      August 7, 2015

      Okay, so I made these twice already. My kids LOVED them.

      First time I missed the “add two tbsp of milk first” step. They were a little too thin. Second time I only added two tbsp total and they were even better. Thank you! Reply

  • Natasha, I was scrolling through my feed this morning before breakfast and saw this recipe. Just finished eating a lovely stack of these pancakes! Delicious and so easy to make. I only had strawberry flavored Greek yogurt, and still yummy! Those crispy edges are my favorite. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 5, 2015

      That’s awesome!! I think it would work with just about any flavor of Greek yogurt. Vanilla is just my sisters favorite. 🙂 thanks for the awesome review! Reply

  • August 5, 2015

    I confess, I’ve never made pancakes other than the highly processed boxed kind! Isn’t that terrible. I love this spin of pancakes which is no doubt healthier (not to mention tastier) than the ones I make. The raspberries on top look perfect, just bought some from a roadside stand. Handpicked! 2 pints for $7.50, not sure if that is a good price, but they tasted really good. Heading back to that farmstand today for more! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 5, 2015

      You have to try the homemade version! I was just saying to my hubby yesterday that these are so easy, it’s not worth buying the mix. I hope you love them 🙂 Reply

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