My kids LOVE pancakes, and so do I! But I find myself only making them for special occasions, since they tend to be overly carb-heavy, and, with the butter and syrup, they have too many empty calories to be worth it from my perspective. However, when I found this recipe that uses Greek yogurt and white whole wheat flour, I knew I could start making pancakes more often!
We love to have breakfast-for-dinner from time to time, and these are a perfect option for one of those evenings. You can feel good serving these to your family knowing that they are chock-full of protein and fiber! They are light and refreshing but also filling, and will satisfy even the hungriest teenage boy! I used vanilla yogurt to emphasize the vanilla flavor, but you can use plain yogurt as well.
Thing 1 ate his pancakes with just some buttery spread on top. Thing 2 drizzled syrup over his. DH ate a few plain as well as some with butter and syrup. Seems like these are good no matter how you serve them! The recipe below makes enough to feed a family of four and also hopefully have some leftovers to freeze which can be quickly microwaved on busy mornings.
Recipe adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod.
- 3 cups white whole wheat flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup granulated sweetener (like Splenda)
- 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 2 cups skim milk
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and granulated sweetener.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the yogurt, milk, lemon juice, eggs, canola oil and vanilla extract.
- Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix together (result will be slightly lumpy).
- Spray a griddle with cooking spray and heat over medium. Pour a scant ¼ cup of batter for each pancake.
- Cook until edges start to look dry and the pancakes start to bubble. Then flip and cook on the other side.
I am not sure why he docked me the half biscuit…I think maybe this is his highest rating, and that the only thing that would get 5 biscuits out of 5 would be a biscuit!
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