Last year, I shared my famous version of my mother’s cottage cheese pancakes. Growing up with a mother who was a serious health-nut was not always tasty. (Healthy often does not equal tasty.) The one thing I did love was her light and rich cottage cheese pancakes. These funny little healthy pancakes have made me famous with the kids in my life.
Here’s the issue, I’m a low-maintenance kind of Mommy. I’m always looking for ways to simplify my life. While I love those cottage cheese pancakes, I don’t like using kitchen gadgets (blending the cottage cheese). That’s when I decided to substitute yogurt. Viola, a perfect swap. The only kitchen tools I need to make these yummy yogurt pancakes are a bowl and a whisk. Low-maintenance, healthy and delicious! Say no more, I’m sold.
You must use good, plain yogurt. No flavored, sugary junk! Trust me. My kiddos make these pancakes every week. And when their friends come over, these yogurt pancakes are the breakfast they always request.
Yogurt Whole Wheat Pancakes
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 tsp. real maple syrup
- ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- measuring cups and spoons
- pancake turner
*I start heating the griddle before we began mixing the pancakes so it is nice and hot.
Step 1: Whisk eggs, yogurt and syrup (honey or agave can be used in place of the maple syrup).
Step 2: Add flour, baking powder and salt to egg mixture and whisk gently.
- I use whole wheat pastry flour.
- Don’t over mix or it will get rubbery.
Step 3: Spoon pancake batter onto hot griddle and flip when bubbly.
- I like the pancakes thinner, so I spread the batter out a little.
- The second side cooks very quickly.
I lightly grease my griddle with grapeseed oil. Grapeseed oil is heart healthy, high in antioxidants and cholesterol-lowering properties. It has a mild flavor and has a high smoke point, making it perfect for pancakes.
Step 4: Serve with fruit and maple syrup.
Print this FREE recipe: Yogurt Whole Wheat Pancakes
You can even make easy heart shaped pancakes with this recipe.
My kiddos like makeing pancake animals out of the heart shaped pancakes.
Next week, Yummy Fall Pumpkin Pancakes!
Life with Jeannine
What is an ingredient swap that you’ve made to make a recipe easier or healthier?