Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Protein packed, chocolate chip Greek yogurt pancakes that mix up in no time, right in your blender! Perfectly fluffy and delicious.

I am so excited to share this recipe with you because 1) who doesn’t love pancakes?! And 2) they’re packed with protein which means they’ll help to keep you full longer than traditional pancakes. Always a win in my book!

Stack of chocolate chip Greek yogurt pancaked topped with banana slices and with a bite of the stack taken out of it.

I love that these pancakes are easy enough for a weekday breakfast, but also fancy enough for a weekend brunch. I can totally see a pancake brunch bar in my future… You could offer different pancake mix-ins and toppings and everyone could create their ideal pancake stack. Mmm! Who’s coming over?

Why Use Greek Yogurt?

As you could tell from the title of this blog, these are Greek yogurt pancakes! But what role does the yogurt play in this recipe? When recreating recipes or adding healthy ingredients to recipes, I always make sure the ingredients serve a purpose. Greek yogurt takes place of the liquid and oil you’d typically find in a traditional pancake recipe! It’s also a healthy replacement for buttermilk. So if you’re craving traditional buttermilk pancakes but want a lighter, more nutritious recipe, this is for you! You can use a flavored Greek yogurt if you wish, but I recommend plain Greek yogurt so you can control the flavor and sweetness on your own.

Stack of chocolate chip Greek yogurt pancakes with a slice taken out of the stack.

How to Serve Greek Yogurt Pancakes

I like to serve these pancakes with banana slices, chocolate chips and maple syrup and/or nut butter for drizzling. And I always love fresh fruit paired with pancakes because it’s a light and refreshing side that goes great with a warm breakfast! You could also so a breakfast meat for more protein, but these pancakes have plenty of protein on their own.

Four Greek yogurt pancakes on a plate topped with bananas, chocolate chips and maple syrup.

How to Make Greek Yogurt Pancakes

These pancakes are so easy because the batter is made in your blender! Place the banana, eggs, oats, plain Greek yogurt, cinnamon, baking powder and sea salt in a blender and blend until smooth. I love using a blender to fully mix the ingredients and whip some air into the mixture which helps make these light and fluff. After blending, stir in the chocolate chips.

Heat a non-stick skillet over low-medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Don’t turn the heat up too much. Pancakes should be cooked low and slow! Once the pan is hot, pour 1/4 cup of pancake batter on the skillet and practice patience! Be sure to cook until little bubbles form throughout the batter and you can easily lift the pancake with a spatula. Flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes, or until the pancake is cooked through. Top with your desired toppings and enjoy!

Greek yogurt pancakes on a plate topped with banana slices, chocolate chips and maple syrup.

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Greek Yogurt Pancakes


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2

Description

Protein packed, chocolate chip Greek yogurt pancakes that mix up in no time, right in your blender! Perfectly fluffy and delicious.


Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup  + 2 Tablespoons rolled old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients except the chocolate chips into a blender and blend until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  2. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat with cooking spray. Once hot, pour pancake batter onto the skillet, using a 1/4 cup to measure.
  3. Cook until the batter starts to form little bubbles and you can easily get under the pancake with a spatula. Flip pancake and cook for another 1-2 minutes or until pancake is cooked through. Continue process until you run out of batter. You should be able to make 6 small pancakes.
  4. Stack pancakes and top with banana slices and maple syrup to serve.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 3 pancakes
  • Calories: 356
  • Sugar: 23g
  • Sodium: 349mg
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 48g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Cholesterol: 187mg

Keywords: greek yogurt pancakes

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    33 comments
  1. These are amazing and so easy to make! I love the fluffy texture and how filling they are. Thanks for another great recipe!

  2. Hi, can I make these without the banana? Is there a substitute you could suggest? Could I possibly increase the yogurt?

    Thank you! I’ve enjoyed so many of your recipes and I would love to try these as well.

    • Hey Sonya – I haven’t tried this recipe without a banana, so I’m not sure. You could certainly try it with more yogurt or maybe applesauce? It might be too liquidy though. You might just have to play around with it and add more oats if it’s too much liquid. Let me know if you try it without the banana and how it turns out!!

  3. So delicious and so easy, why have I never made pancakes this way before?!!! Will be making these regularly, thanks for the recipe x

  4. I made a double batch(because I like pancakes in the freezer for a fast brakfast!)and did alter it a little bit. I swapped out some of the oats for some quinoa flakes, I used Coyo unsweetened coconut yogurt, and I added in a little coconut sugar.
    All in all, the flavor is good….they are just a little softer inside then regular cakey-type pancakes. M<aybe my bananas were too bi, not sure. Could you maybe give an approximate cup measurement of the banana amount you usually use? Bananas can really vary in size.
    Overall, a very good pancake option and I think swapping out the chocolate chips for blueberries (as another reviewer did) sounds good too!

    • Hey Melissa – I used a medium banana. It definitely could have been the size of your banana or maybe the yogurt was more liquidy than Greek yogurt, which is the reason they were soft inside? I’m glad they still turned out for you and you enjoyed them. I hope you get a chance to try them again! 🙂

  5. Always looking for an easy GF pancake. My 10 month old and I ate the whole batch. 😉 Replaced the chocolate chips with cut up fruit. Thanks!

    • I haven’t tried it with a non-dairy yogurt, but I think it should work. I’ll have to test it soon and report back. If you decide to experiment and try, let me know how they turn out!

  6. Thank you for sharing this recipe! I finished a detox and was craving pancakes but didn’t want to go crazy and eat regular ones with all the processed flour and sugar. I made these with unsweetened cacao nibs instead of the chocolate chips, and agave syrup instead of maple. They were amazing! I don’t even think I’ll need to eat regular pancakes having these! They were so filling and delicious! 🙂

  7. Love it!! I made for my boyfriend and myself. He isn’t a big fan of pancakes due to too many in his childhood. He said this recipe changed his mind!!! Amazing <3

  8. Made these for my family this morning, and we all loved them! I used an immersion blender and it worked fine. I think I’d try it without the chocolate chips next time! 🙂

  9. Gave these a try without the chocolate because my husband isn’t much of a sweet tooth! I just made 2 large pancakes because we were impatient. They were absolutely delicious and cooked perfectly. Served with strawberry jam. Will make again.

    • Ohh I’m sure they were delicious with blueberries!! So glad you enjoyed these pancakes. Thanks for trying my recipe and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I really appreciate it. <3

  10. We always have oats, eggs and Greek yogurt on hand (well chocolate chips too😉) so I couldn’t wait to make these for my girls for breakfast. Chocolate for breakfast is always a win at my house!! Love the ingredients and ease of this recipe!

    • Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Erica!! I’m so glad you and your family enjoyed these pancakes. Thanks so much for trying my recipe and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it!

  11. These turned out fantastic! I’m not a big chocolate girl so I didn’t do the chips but I’ll add more cinnamon next time for extra flavor. Regardless, they were so good and I am always down for a guilt free meal… I ate the whole batch and didn’t feel bad about it.

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