Greek Yoghurt Healthy Pancake Recipe

Greek Yoghurt Healthy Pancake Recipe

If you’re after a super quick and simple yoghurt based pancake recipe that gives you the most delicious, high protein and healthy pancakes (where you can eat an entire batch of them for breakfast guilt free) then look no further!

 

I decided to use Greek Yoghurt in this recipe as I wanted to create a pancake stack that was naturally high in protein (and didn’t use protein powder or bananas like in my American Style Protein Pancake Recipe) and that tasted DELICIOUS.

 

Total Greek Yoghurt:

  • Is 100% natural – with no additives or preservatives
  • Contains only milk & live culture – It takes 4 litres of milk to make 1 litre of Total Greek Yoghurt!
  • Has a high amount of protein per 100g – Total 0% Greek Yoghurt has 10.3g protein per 100g!
  • Comes in either 0%, 2% and Classic 5% fat options
  • Is made authentically in Greece
  • Is ideal for making pancakes with or as a low calorie replacement for mayonnaise, cream and creme fraiche

 

Do let me know if you make this recipe and send me a picture on social media (links to the right!) & if you want to see me make these pancakes then check out my YouTube video below!

Total Greek Pancakes Close up

 

P.S if you like this recipe then you should check out my Quark Pancakes and Oat & Blueberry Pancakes too!

 

Greek Yoghurt Pancakes

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Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 40g oat or buckwheat flour*
  • 100g Greek Yoghurt**
  • Extras: 1-2 tsp of Stevia, Cinnamon, Honey, Xylitol or Vanilla***
  • Oil for cooking****

Instructions

  1. Add your eggs, oat flour, greek yoghurt and extra flavours (I used 1 tsp of vanilla & 2 tsp of stevia, which is a natural sweetener) to a bowl
  2. Whisk until light & fluffy - I used an electric whisk
  3. Heat your pan on a medium heat, with your oil, and pour in small amounts of the mixture (to create my pancake stack I cooked 2 small pancakes in the pan for the base and then cooked batches of 3 pancakes per pan for the rest of the pancake stack!)
  4. Cook each pancake for 2-3 minutes before flipping with a spatula and placing on a plate once cooked - repeat until you have none of the mixture left
  5. Stack your pancakes in a pile (my choice) and top with your favourite toppings! I chose more Greek yoghurt, banana, frozen berries, cinnamon & cacao nibs!

Notes

*To make oat flour simply blend rolled oats (porridge oats) in a blender for a few seconds. I make a big batch of oat flour at once and store it in an air-tight jar! 

**I used 0% fat Total Greek yoghurt

***You can get stevia & xylitol, which are healthier alternatives to sugar, from health food shops & supermarkets

****I use coconut oil or rapeseed oil, along with a non-stick pan!

 

Nutritional stats provided are for the entire pancake recipe - sharing them is up to you 😉

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

Calories 335

% Daily Value

Total Fat 10 g

15%

Total Carbohydrates 30 g

10%

Protein 25 g

50%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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74 Comments

  1. Mary-Jo
    September 7, 2013 / 4:17 pm

    So delish and nutrish! I already had stoneground oats that I bought at a farm market and they worked perfectly. What a fantastic idea, Nics — thank you!

    • September 7, 2013 / 4:28 pm

      I’m so glad you liked them! Thank you your comment Mary-Jo 🙂 Nic x

  2. September 8, 2013 / 11:59 am

    These were absolutely delicious and super easy to make! Can’t recommend trying them enough 🙂 xx

    • September 8, 2013 / 1:41 pm

      Aw thank you so much! So glad you liked them 🙂 They are my weekend staple now!! Nic xx

  3. Hilllaurahill
    September 8, 2013 / 2:04 pm

    Tried them with bacon medallions and syrup… My Husband couldn’t believe he was eating a low fat, high protein breakfast. Will defo have these again, thanks Nic!

    • September 8, 2013 / 2:13 pm

      I loved your picture 🙂 Bet they were super filling with the addition of the bacon! xx

  4. Lisa
    September 8, 2013 / 2:32 pm

    Made this morning & wowza they are absolutely scrumptious .. Thank you Nic for yet another beauts recipe.. Defo on my list of faves x

    • September 8, 2013 / 4:58 pm

      Aw thanks Liza!! So glad you like them! 🙂 xx

  5. Jenny
    September 8, 2013 / 4:06 pm

    These look yum! Could u substitute the oats for coconut flour to make it gf?

    • September 8, 2013 / 4:59 pm

      Coconut flour is a strange one as it absorbs lots of liquid – can you use gluten free oats? or maybe add a touch of milk if you use coconut flour. Let me know how they go!

  6. Lou Wilkinson
    September 16, 2013 / 6:19 am

    Nic these were lovely! So light! I halved ingredients and got 3 decent sized pancakes from it. Had with fresh figs and agave syrup! Plus, my boyfriend can eat as he doesn’t like bananas (so wont eat the other pancake recipes!)

    • September 16, 2013 / 6:23 pm

      Haha oh that’s brilliant to hear Lou! Thanks for your lovely comment 🙂 So glad you liked them!! x

  7. Jo Howe
    September 22, 2013 / 8:32 am

    Well these were absolutely amazing !! I halved the ingredients to make just 1 portion, also added dark chocolate chips to the mix which made them extra yummy! Had them with a side of honey’d Greek yoghurt, grapes & apricots and it was delicious 😀 highly recommendable & these will definitely be on my breakfast menu on a regular basis. Thanks for another great recipe Nic xx

    • September 22, 2013 / 8:55 am

      Oooh love the dark choc chip idea Jo!! You have a smaller appetite than me – I had the entire batch for myself 🙂 So glad you liked them! Thanks for your comment! xx

  8. Emma
    September 22, 2013 / 10:12 am

    Doubled this recipe up this morning to make a delicious stack of pancakes to feed 3. Big bowl of mixed berries and some low fat coconut yoghurt on top. So easy to make and so tasty and filling, will have to make this a Sunday morning tradition! Thanks Nic X

    • September 22, 2013 / 12:17 pm

      Thanks for your great pic Em! I’ll be uploading it now – it looked great! So glad you like it 🙂 x

  9. Bella
    September 22, 2013 / 7:59 pm

    Gorgeous brekkie – gave me a proper fuelling before kettlebells. I didn’t have any oats but did have some rice flour kicking about. Worked perfectly, and gf to boot! I put a little too much mixed spice in, but otherwise was lush with apple compote and melon. Thanks Nic, quick, easy and nutritious! 🙂

    • September 22, 2013 / 8:43 pm

      Hurray! So glad the rice flour worked! Thanks for your comment Bella! Nic xx

  10. Katrina (healthy Bella)
    September 26, 2013 / 8:30 pm

    I loved these pancakes so much! Easy to make & taste fantastic! Great following my swim and kept me full til lunch! I had mine with chopped banana & agave syrup. Thanks Nic x

    • September 26, 2013 / 8:47 pm

      Whoop whoop! So glad you like it! Thanks for your comment 🙂 x and pic!!

  11. Jenny
    September 29, 2013 / 9:12 am

    Nic I love these ! In terms of servings is this for one person ?

  12. Jenny
    September 29, 2013 / 9:15 am

    Sorry I just read the small print ! Good job… I wasn’t sharing these bad boys with anyone !

    • September 29, 2013 / 9:20 am

      Hehe no worries! Yes you can eat the ENTIRE thing!! Enjoy 🙂 xx

  13. sara
    October 6, 2013 / 4:42 pm

    Just made these – my first ever attempt at protein pancakes and they were incredible. With smooth whole earth peanut butter and banana. Mmmmm

    • October 6, 2013 / 5:18 pm

      Oooh that sounds gorgeous! So glad you like them. Thanks for your comment Sara! xx

  14. elkie
    October 10, 2013 / 3:43 pm

    I had these for my snack today! fabulous !! I really love your recipes, they are healthy and not everything has protein powder in it !! This is one of the best sites I go to, when I look for recipes !! brilliant !!

    • October 10, 2013 / 4:39 pm

      Aw thanks Elkie! So glad you like them 🙂 Thanks for your lovely comment 🙂 x

  15. October 12, 2013 / 7:39 am

    Love this recipe Nic! I am calorie counting . My hubby, who is a fitness instructor, and 14 year old son, both need loads of cals. This recipe suits us all! I have it as per your recipe with just fruit toppings. For the boys, I add sultanas, seeds & honey to the batter & then top with extra yog, loads of fruit & more seeds. We all love them! Perfect weekend brunch (although hubby had me making them at 7.30am today so he could have them before his double fitness session this morning!).

    • October 12, 2013 / 7:54 am

      Oooh that sounds gorgeous!!! Hehe just seen what time you posted your message!! Love your toppings. Thank you for taking the time to comment 🙂 happy flipping!! x

  16. Janine
    October 26, 2013 / 9:32 pm

    Finally got round to making these today, they were sooooo scrummy! My 4 year old daughter was pinching from my plate too! Love this website & recipes. Thank you xx

    • October 27, 2013 / 9:30 am

      Aw that’s so great to here! Thank you so much for your lovely comment 🙂 Happy flipping!! xx

  17. Loran
    October 27, 2013 / 11:20 am

    Morning Nic, I tried these this morning for the first time and they were gorgeous. We tried them with turkey bacon and syrup and with fresh fruit and yogurt. They were so quick and easy to make, this is definitely going to become a weekend regular! Thank you x

    • October 27, 2013 / 11:46 am

      Ooh that sounds gorgeous! Thank you so much for your lovely comment 🙂 xx

  18. Barbara-Anne
    November 9, 2013 / 12:06 pm

    Nic, these are such a hit in my house! Today I used one whole egg and one egg white with an extra 25g total and they were SO fluffy! xxx

    • November 9, 2013 / 12:31 pm

      Ooh that sounds amazing!! Thank you so much for your lovely pic too! xx

  19. Laura
    November 11, 2013 / 10:11 am

    Hi Nic, I will definitely be making these and your banana protein pancakes. Can I use MyProtein instant oats (unflavoured) for these?
    Thanks, Laura 🙂

    • November 11, 2013 / 6:25 pm

      Hello! I would say give it a go! Protein definitely works in my American style banana protein pancakes but I haven’t tried it in these sorry! They’re high in protein without the powder! x

      • Laura
        November 15, 2013 / 1:58 pm

        Thanks Nic! I think the instant oats are just really finely ground oats, for adding to shakes etc. I have a huge bag from MP, could do with using them up and I can’t think of a better way than pancakes! I’ll let you know how I get on 🙂 x

        • November 15, 2013 / 7:04 pm

          Hurray! Yes the instant oats are the same as oat flour 🙂 Happy flipping! xx

  20. Leah
    November 15, 2013 / 10:59 am

    I’m a total convert to Nichola’s overnight oats, so when I saw this recipe with the same ingredients (plus eggs!) I thought I just have to give it a go!
    I made my own oat flour by putting porridge oats in the blender and off I went! It’s such an easy and quick recipe and really feels indulgent but without the guilt! My kids loved them too which is always a bonus. They had strawberries and honey on theirs, I had strawberries, blueberries and a blob of greek yoghurt.
    A fantastic Sunday breakfast!

    • November 15, 2013 / 7:05 pm

      Aw that’s brilliant to hear Leah! Thank you so much for your lovely feedback 🙂 So glad that it’s a hit!! xx

  21. Rosie
    December 17, 2013 / 9:53 pm

    Love love love these pancakes… especially with chocolate alpro soya yoghurt, raspberries and sprinkles. Definitely making these for our Christmas morning breakfast! 🙂 x

    • December 18, 2013 / 4:58 pm

      Aw thank you so much 🙂 Love your topping choices too!!! Happy Christmas 🙂 xx

  22. Dale
    January 4, 2014 / 3:36 am

    Nic, these were delicious! I am deleting all other protein pancake recipes. Thank you! Xo

    • January 4, 2014 / 10:10 am

      Hahaha, aw that’s great!! Thank you 🙂 xx

  23. January 5, 2014 / 7:54 pm

    I made these today and added a scoop of whey protein powder, excellent healthy recipe

  24. Laura P
    January 28, 2014 / 1:03 pm

    I’ve made a few types of protein pancakes before and found most of them weirdly dense and unpalatable. I LOVE Total Greek so gave these a try. I don’t have a blender so I used oat bran – not sure if this is the same as oat flour but it seemed to work. They’re SO fluffy, which is mad considering there is no raising agent. My best attempt at them was when I put some raspberry in the pancake mix, them topped with sliced banana and drizzled over PB2 (which you can get off Amazon). Nic never disappoints!

    • January 28, 2014 / 5:43 pm

      Aw thank you so much for your lovely comment Laura!! Yes I love PB2 – I’ve reviewed both PB2 and PPB which is the UK version – they do a stevia version too! SO glad you liked this recipe, thank you! xx

  25. Annette Stevenson
    March 4, 2014 / 9:03 pm

    Hi Nic. We’ve just had these as it’s pancake day and they were delicious. I served them with strawberries, blueberries, mango, quark sweetened with stevia and some vanilla extract and some choc shot drizzled over the top. It felt so naughty and I’ll definitely be making them again. How do I upload a pic for you to see them?

  26. Hilary
    May 1, 2014 / 8:17 am

    Ok Nic, I am a self-confessed pancake fiend & few recipes make the cut (not even Nigella’s). But these were a total winner – I really couldn’t believe how healthy they were. I added 1 tsp cream of tarter & 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda as my mix wasn’t very fluffy and it worked well. I used Flavahans multi seed porridge oats for added omega 3 & used the attachment on my hand blender, it’s a great idea, I’ll now be adding oat flour to everything! I also added 2 tbsp Stevia blend but I think one would be fine. Mixed with cinnamon & vanilla, served with more Greek yogurt, grapes, 1/2 banana, no-sugar berry compote, a sprinkling of raw cocoa/cacao & some walnuts (maybe a bit OTT on the toppings). I’ll tweet you a pic next time. Thanks again!

    • May 1, 2014 / 6:08 pm

      That all sounds AMAZING!!! Thank you so much!!!! xx

  27. Karen
    May 6, 2014 / 12:08 pm

    These are so much more filling than the ingredients would be if eaten separately. And delicious sprinkled with cinnamon. Genius!

  28. Andrea
    July 20, 2014 / 4:37 pm

    What are the macros, please?

    • July 20, 2014 / 5:17 pm

      They are written in the blue and white box above – in the middle of the screen near to the top, to the right of the recipe – it’s for the entire pancake stack!

      • Andrea
        July 21, 2014 / 9:00 am

        Sorry, was viewing on phone so couldn’t see that bit!

  29. Claire
    November 6, 2014 / 3:07 pm

    Hi Nic, can I make these in batches and freeze them or make a large amount of mixture and keep it in the fridge? I have busy mornings with 2 small children and trying to get to work, these really fill me up and give me loads of energy but I don’t have time every morning to make them from scratch. Thanks in advance x

    • November 6, 2014 / 7:04 pm

      Hi Claire! Thanks for your comment – yes other people have made the mixture the night before .. but I’ve never frozen them so do let me know if you try that! Nic xx

  30. Michelle
    November 16, 2014 / 3:59 pm

    Hi Nic, just a note to say that I already LOVE your Overnight Oats recipe (it’s caught on at work big style when they see how quick and lovely they are – I leave them in the work fridge overnight) and wanted to try these as a change from my usual poached eggs and salmon. They were amazing! My NutriBullet milling blade made the flour in seconds, I think I’ll try them with extra linseed next time. Reckon a spirulina version with blueberries would go down VERY well with little ones as Monster Pancakes, what do you think?!

    • November 16, 2014 / 5:46 pm

      I LOVE that idea!! Thanks so much for your comment Michelle :)) xxx

  31. Kirsty
    January 10, 2015 / 1:36 pm

    Made these this morning and they are amazing! Best healthy pancakes I’ve tried. I added 2 tsp agave nectar for the sweetener which worked well and used the nutribullet to mix. So quick and easy!

  32. jo
    February 17, 2015 / 1:53 pm

    So delicious – thanks Nic 🙂 ….2 questions firstly does the batter keep? So could you make double & keep half in the fridge for the next day? & secondly would the pancakes freeze once cooked?

    • February 18, 2015 / 9:08 pm

      Hi Jo! Thanks! Yes the batter would keep overnight.. but I’m not sure if they would freeze well.. do let me know!! xx

      • jo
        February 19, 2015 / 2:27 pm

        Hi Nic – Well I have good news 🙂 I wrapped the cooked pancakes individually in cling film & froze them. This morning I simply took out the amount I needed … and put them, still frozen, in the toaster for a minute or so. The result … hot, fresh, crispy on the outside fluffy in the middle delicious pancakes 🙂 Double batch here I come 🙂

  33. Christine
    January 6, 2016 / 10:07 am

    I found this because having run out of milk I was searching for a pancake recipe using Greek yoghurt – it was perfect with blueberries, mandarins and banana. I omitted any sweetener in the mix and added locally produced honey to the fruit – so yummy

  34. Sarah
    January 8, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    Hi Nic. These look great. I am planning to use full fat Greek yogurt, is that ok? Also what natural alternative could/would I use in the pancakes, as wish to omit the eggs? Love your website and YouTube channel. Thanks for sharing with us all.

    • January 12, 2017 / 7:54 pm

      No problem 🙂 Yes I love full fat Greek yoghurt! Hmmmmm, you could use a chia egg? Let me know how they go!! x

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