Favorite Yogurt Pancakes, 6 Ways (Sheet Pan included!)


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With just a few ingredients and the option to make these on the stovetop or in the oven as a sheet pan pancakes, these Yogurt Pancakes are versatile and so yummy! Plus: You can make them in almost any flavor you like.

yogurt pancakes on three plates

Yogurt Pancakes

I’m a big fan of making all kinds of pancakes and adding in nutritious ingredients to change things up. And since we usually have yogurt in the house, adding some to a batch of morning pancakes is easy and super yummy.

These pancakes are fluffy and really versatile—you can pick one flavor to make for the whole batch or add in a few pieces to each pancake as you go to make a few different flavors. That can be a great option if some in your family love banana pancakes and others prefer chocolate chip.

This is a really straight forward recipe in that it simply has to be stirred together, but you have the option to make it the regular way on the stovetop or in the oven as a sheet pan.

So you can pick depending on your preference and what sounds easiest!

ingredients in yogurt pancakes

Ingredients You Need

Here’s a look at the ingredients in this pancake recipe.

  • Plain whole milk yogurt: I prefer whole milk yogurt because the fat helps with brain development in little kids (and it tastes good).
  • Milk: I use whole milk but a low fat milk would be fine if that’s what you have.
  • Eggs: Large eggs are the size to use here.
  • Unsalted butter (melted and cooled; plus more for cooking)
  • All purpose flour (or whole-wheat)
  • Sugar: This helps to even out the flavor of the batter, though you can omit it if you prefer.
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Add-ins such as blueberries, diced strawberries, diced bananas, diced peaches, or chocolate chips.

Ingredient Substitutions

  • You can use Greek yogurt in place of regular. The batter will be a little thicker.
  • Use whole-wheat pastry flour or half all purpose and half whole wheat in place of all purpose flour.
  • Add some of each add in to each pancake as you make them, or pick one and make a full batch.
how to make yogurt pancakes step by step

Step-by-Step Instructions

Here’s a look at the basics of how to make this recipe so you know what to expect. Scroll down to the bottom of this post for the full recipe.

  1. Add the wet ingredients to a medium bowl and whisk smooth.
  2. Whisk together the dry ingredients to evenly distribute the leavening.
  3. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet to make a smooth batter.
  4. Heat the pan and start cooking the pancakes, adding optional add-ins as you go.
  5. Flip over with a spatula and cook until done.
  6. You can also make these on a sheet pan if you prefer a more hands off approach.

TIP: Serve warm with applesauce, other fruit puree, maple syrup, and/or nut or seed butter as you like.

sheet pan pancakes on cutting board

Sheet Pan Yogurt Pancake

To make this as a sheet pan, you’ll simply spread the batter onto a rimmed baking pan, add any toppings you want (I like to do a mix) and bake.

This is a nice hand-off want to make enough pancakes to feed your family without standing over the stove.

yogurt pancakes on baby plate

What should I serve these with?

We like them with applesauce or another fruit puree for dipping, with some fruit on top, or even with a small bowl of additional yogurt on the side. You can of course serve them the traditional way with butter and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Can I serve these to a baby?

Yes, though to serve these to a baby you’d want to use nondairy milk as cow’s milk can be difficult for babies under age 1 to digest. (Yogurt is fine though.)

What kind of yogurt is best here?

I prefer to use plain whole milk yogurt, though a low fat yogurt would also be fine. You could even use vanilla if that’s what you happen to have.

To make these with Greek yogurt, follow the instructions but add an additional tablespoon milk to help ensure that the batter isn’t too thick.

stack of yogurt pancakes on pink plate

How to Store

Store for up to 3-5 days in the fridge in an airtight container. Warm for 15-30 seconds on a heat-safe plate in the microwave. Or freeze between layers of parchment paper (or in a single layer) in a freezer bag.

Best Tips for Success

  • To make this as a Sheet Pan Pancake: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a half sheet pan with parchment paper and grease the sides with nonstick spray. Pour out batter and spread gently with a spatula. Add toppings if desired. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until lightly golden brown and just firm to the touch.
  • To make for a baby, omit the sugar and use plain nondairy milk.
  • Serve with applesauce, yogurt, maple syrup, or another desired topping or dip.
  • Use any other diced fruit you like in pancakes.
  • You can use Greek yogurt in these. Just add an additional tablespoon milk to the mix to make sure the batter isn’t too thick.
  • Gluten-free: Use 1:1 style of gluten-free flour.
  • Dairy-free: Use nondairy yogurt and nondairy milk.
  • You may also like 2-Ingredient Pancakes, Cottage Cheese Pancakes, Spinach Pancakes, and Apple Sheet Pan Pancakes.

I’d love to hear your feedback on this recipe if you try it, so please comment and rate below!

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Favorite Yogurt Pancakes, 6 Ways

Amy Palanjian

With just a few ingredients and the option to make these on the stovetop or in the oven as a sheet pan pancakes, these Yogurt Pancakes are versatile and so yummy!

Prep Time 5 mins

Cook Time 15 mins

Total Time 20 mins

Course Breakfast

Cuisine American

Servings 4

Calories 245 kcal

Ingredients 

 

  • 1/2 cup plain whole milk yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted and cooled; plus more for cooking)
  • 1 cup all purpose flour (or whole-wheat)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup add-ins such as blueberries, diced strawberries, diced bananas, diced peaches, or chocolate chips. (optional; you can stir 1 cup into the batter or sprinkle a few pieces of each on each pancake if you prefer)

Instructions 

  • Add the yogurt, milk, eggs, and butter to a medium bowl. Whisk to combine Into a smooth mixture.

  • Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk gently to combine.

  • Add desired add-ins if using. (You can add 1 cup to the whole batch, or use a few pieces of any of them as you make each pancake. Just add the fruit or chocolate chips to the top of the batter after you add it to the pan in Step 5.)

  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Melt a little butter and swirl to coat the pan.

  • Spoon out about ¼ cup batter per pancake for regular size pancakes or 2 tablespoons batter for mini pancakes. Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until you see bubbles start to form on the surface and the edges are set.

  • Flip over with a spatula and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Serve or place Into a 200 degree oven on a baking sheet while you finish making the rest of the batch. Add a little more butter as needed to keep the pancakes from sticking.

  • Serve warm with applesauce, other fruit puree, maple syrup, and/or nut or seed butter as you like.

Notes

  • To make this as a Sheet Pan Pancake: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a half sheet pan with parchment paper and grease the sides with nonstick spray. Pour out batter and spread gently with a spatula. Add toppings if desired. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until lightly golden brown and just firm to the touch.
  • Store for up to 3-5 days in the fridge in an airtight container. Warm for 15-30 seconds on a heat-safe plate in the microwave. Or freeze between layers of parchment paper (or in a single layer) in a freezer bag.
  • To make for a baby, omit the sugar and use plain nondairy milk.
  • Serve with applesauce, yogurt, maple syrup, or another desired topping or dip.
  • Use any other diced fruit you like in pancakes.
  • Gluten-free: Use 1:1 style of gluten-free flour.
  • Dairy-free: Use nondairy yogurt and nondairy milk.

Nutrition

Calories: 245kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 8gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 417mgPotassium: 154mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 373IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 208mgIron: 2mg



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