My mom always made yogurt pancakes for us when we were growing up. Sometimes we would have breakfast for dinner when dad was away traveling for business and mom would create different theme nights to make up for his absence. The themes ranged from pajama night with breakfast for dinner to picnics in the living room complete with cartoons. We would wear our clothes backwards on crazy night with leftovers or have dinner in our indoor fort, consisting of chairs and blankets, with hot dogs. I cherish those memories and look forward to sharing those fun kid-themed meals with my future children.
This yogurt pancake recipe isn’t anything fancy and will most likely use what you already have in your cupboards. It has a lighter consistency and just a touch of flavor from whatever fruit-flavored yogurt you choose. I hope you like them as much as we do.
1 cup of your favorite buttermilk pancake mix (feel free to test out other mixes)
1 6oz. container of your favorite berry flavored yogurt (berry flavors tend to stand out more)
1/2 to 2/3 cup water (depending on desired thickness)
Toppings: fruit, nut butters, roasted nuts, syrup, applesauce are just a few things you could add to the top of your finished pancakes.
Heat pan over medium heat. Add cooking spray or butter or coconut oil to prevent pancakes from sticking.
Mix together pancake mix, yogurt and water. My mom always liked the batter thin. The cakes cook faster and sometimes more evenly. I like them thicker so I will use only 1/2 cup of water and gauge the consistency from that adding more water if necessary.
When the pan is hot enough for a water droplet to dance, use a ¼ cup to scoop out batter into 2-3 pancakes. When the batter bubbles and the edges lose the glossy sheen flip them over. If unsure about when to flip, just take a peek.
The color of the pancakes will be slightly darker (more of a dark caramel color) due to the sugar content in the yogurt. If the heat is too high, the pancakes can burn before the middle is cooked. It will take some trial and error at first until you get the hang of the timing.
We like to serve the yogurt pancakes with peanut butter, strawberries (or huckleberries) and a little pure maple syrup on top.
What are your favorite toppings on your pancakes?