Blueberry Greek Yogurt Pancakes
I started playing around with this recipe a number of years ago when Greek yogurt was the new BIG thing in the dairy aisle! One of the reasons Greek yogurt gets touted as much as it does, is because it has more protein – approximately twice the amount – as regular strained yogurt. Greek yogurt is made by removing more of the liquid, which concentrates it, resulting in a thicker, and higher protein yogurt.
Yogurt is slightly acidic and reacts with your raising agent, baking soda in this case, to made light and airy pancakes! I came up with this recipe as a simplified version of my mom’s tried and true blueberry and cottage cheese pancakes, which she makes only once in a while since the batter is a little involved. They are soooo good because they basically came out a little blueberry soufflés…they are delicate and totally different from starchier diner-style pancakes. Her pancakes are still my favorite, but since I moved out, I’d be craving something similar.
Enter Blueberry Greek Yogurt Pancakes!
These can be a little more delicate than your typical pancakes – probably because there’s more liquid than dry ingredients – so it’s important to wait until they are bubbling through the middle to flip them. If you don’t, the batter may splat out …obviously, saying this for experience!
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- pinch salt
- 3/4 cup wild blueberries
Whisk yogurt, eggs, and vanilla together in a large bowl.
Mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Let rest for 2-5 minutes then fold in blueberries.
Heat your skillet on medium heat. Add a small amount of oil or butter to the pan if your pan is not non-stick.
Spoon in batter. Depending on how big your skillet is, you may want to cook pancakes one at a time. Cook on one side for 3-5 minutes, until bubbling in the middle. Flip, and cook for another ~3 minutes.
I hope you enjoy!