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

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

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    57 comments
    1. Holly Manansala
      October 5, 2020 AT 1:22 pm

      Hi. Great pancakes. Kid APPROVED! 🙂

      Will the batter keep in the fridge if premade? If so, how long?

      Thank you.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 6, 2020 AT 12:08 pm

        Hey Holly, I haven’t made the batter for these in advance, but I would assume it would be just fine for a day or two in the fridge. You might just need to add a little extra liquid if the batter thickens up in the fridge. Let me know how they turn out if you try it!

    2. Lu
      October 1, 2020 AT 7:59 am

      I loved this recipe so much! Usually im not that big Of a fan of banana pancakes but these are great! The greek yogurt gives them the perfect balance in flavor.
      Have u storaged this pancakes in any way? Do u think that i could freeze them and then just put them in the microwave?
      Again congrats for this recipe i love it so much!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 1, 2020 AT 6:12 pm

        You can store extra pancakes in an airtight container in the fridge or in the freezer. They should freeze and re-heat just fine.

    3. Leyla
      September 26, 2020 AT 4:38 pm

      I love your recipes so much that we never have enough. Would there be a way to add a recipe multiplier to your site?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 28, 2020 AT 2:59 pm

        Hey Leyla! I’ll look into it, but it’s not always that easy to add those types of features to the blog.:) You can always times all the ingredients by 2 or 3 based on how many servings you want!

    4. Alice
      August 22, 2020 AT 9:23 am

      Do you think I could try using ricotta instead of greek yogurt?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 22, 2020 AT 3:53 pm

        Hey Alice, I’m not sure about ricotta, but I have used cottage cheese in pancake recipes a lot, so I bet it would work! Let me know if you end up trying it and how it turns out. 🙂

    5. Wei Wei
      June 13, 2020 AT 2:50 pm

      Hi, if I have oat flour instead of rolled oats, how much should I use?

      This recipe looks soooo good and I can’t wait to try it!

    6. not a karen
      June 10, 2020 AT 9:57 am

      We loved this recipe, as vegetarians and athletes, we had the best morning chowing these cakers. A fellow vegan vegetarian found this on Pinterest and we could not contain our excitement. these are the PERFECT breakfast. reading the reviews we thought it was all health moms that eat cardboard and love it, THAT IS NOT US. we loved these. easy to make and easier to eat.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 10, 2020 AT 4:10 pm

        Ahh that makes me so happy to hear!! SO glad these pancakes were a hit. Thanks so much for trying them and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. <3

    7. NGON
      June 6, 2020 AT 4:12 am

      OMG so good and healthy! Thank you for share

    8. HS
      May 31, 2020 AT 10:16 pm

      Hi

      Do you think I can use quick cooking steel cut oats instead of old fashioned rolled oats?
      I just came upon your website and the recipes look great. Can’t wait to try many of them.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 2, 2020 AT 5:56 pm

        I wouldn’t recommend using steel cut oats as they are much harder than rolled oats, but you could use quick cooking oats if you have those on hand!

    9. Leigh Guidi
      May 9, 2020 AT 10:03 am

      I am on WW and wanted pancakes for breakfast. I found your recipe and on WW it is 2 pts on the Blue plan. These are great pancakes. I added some fresh blueberries to them on the first side and WOW. Thank you for sharing.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 12, 2020 AT 9:26 pm

        Ahh that makes me so happy to hear. I’m so glad you enjoyed these pancakes, Leigh! Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I really appreciate it. <3

    10. Cathy
      May 1, 2020 AT 5:20 pm

      This is the best pancake recipe ever!! I do it every weekend. After all the recipes I’ve tried before, this is for sure the winner! Thank you for sharing your amazing recipes!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 1, 2020 AT 5:45 pm

        Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Cathy!! I’m so glad these pancakes are a hit. Thanks so much for trying them and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I really appreciate it. <3

    11. Mel
      April 30, 2020 AT 10:25 am

      Omg so good and healthy! Thank you!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 30, 2020 AT 10:46 pm

        Ahh yay! I’m so glad you enjoyed these pancakes, Mel! Thanks for trying them and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. I really appreciate it. <3

    12. Michelle Lord
      April 18, 2020 AT 9:28 am

      Just made these pancakes this morning and they were delicious!! I’m excited to try some of your other recipes this weekend!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 20, 2020 AT 2:16 pm

        Ahh yay!! I’m so glad you enjoyed these pancakes, Michelle. Thanks for trying them and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it!!

    13. Tana cary
      April 15, 2020 AT 10:45 pm

      OMG these are by far the best healthy pancakes. Way better than any coconut or almond flour recipe I have tried. I make extra to keep in the fridge for snacks and breakfast sandwiches. Thank you!!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 16, 2020 AT 1:24 pm

        Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Tana. I’m so glad you enjoyed these pancakes. 🙂 Thanks for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. It’s super helpful for other readers, so I appreciate it!

    14. Madi
      March 21, 2020 AT 9:54 am

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

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 22, 2020 AT 8:28 pm

        Yay!! I’m so glad you enjoyed these pancakes, Madi! Thanks for taking the time to come back and leave a comment and star rating, I really appreciate it. <3

    15. Sonya
      March 17, 2020 AT 11:12 pm

      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.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 19, 2020 AT 2:52 pm

        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!!

    16. Gemma
      March 7, 2020 AT 2:16 pm

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

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 9, 2020 AT 4:56 pm

        Ahh yay!! That makes me so happy to hear, Gemma! I’m so glad you enjoyed these pancakes. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment and star rating. I so appreciate it. <3

    17. Melissa
      March 7, 2020 AT 12:17 pm

      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!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 7, 2020 AT 1:39 pm

        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! 🙂

    18. Rebecca
      March 2, 2020 AT 2:28 pm

      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!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 2, 2020 AT 9:09 pm

        Yay!! So glad you guys enjoyed this recipe! Thanks for coming back to leave a comment and star rating, it means the world to me! <3

    19. Nerissa
      March 1, 2020 AT 8:30 pm

      Can you use a non dairy yogurt instead?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 2, 2020 AT 1:03 pm

        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!

    20. Karen
      March 1, 2020 AT 6:18 pm

      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! 🙂

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 2, 2020 AT 9:20 pm

        Yay!! I’m so glad you enjoyed these pancakes, Karen! I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment and star rating. It’s super helpful to other readers. 🙂

    21. Jasmine Krell
      March 1, 2020 AT 8:36 am

      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

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 2, 2020 AT 9:27 pm

        Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Jasmine!! I’m so glad you guys enjoyed these pancakes. 🙂 Thanks for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. It means the world to me!

    22. Danielle
      February 29, 2020 AT 5:27 pm

      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! 🙂

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 2, 2020 AT 9:39 pm

        Yay!! So glad you and your family enjoyed these pancakes, Danielle! Thanks for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. I so appreciate it! <3

    23. Stacey Borge
      February 28, 2020 AT 9:55 am

      Delicious!!!! And so versatile for add ins. Love the texture, flavor and how easy they are to make! Thanks for this win for the whole family.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 28, 2020 AT 2:18 pm

        Yay!! So glad y’all enjoyed these pancakes. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment + star rating. I really appreciate it. <3

    24. Kelsey J
      February 28, 2020 AT 8:56 am

      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.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 28, 2020 AT 2:17 pm

        Yay!! So glad these pancakes were a hit, Kelsey! Thanks for trying my recipe and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. The reviews are super helpful for other readers. <3

    25. Sara
      February 27, 2020 AT 9:10 am

      Super easy and delicious! I made it with blueberries instead of chocolate chips and it was great 🙂

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 28, 2020 AT 2:11 pm

        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

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