Healthy Greek Yogurt Pancakes are easy to make, but so delicious that they go well with just about any kind of salad or even as a light dinner. The key to healthy Greek yogurt pancakes is making sure that you blend the yogurt very well into the flour. This can be accomplished by either putting all the yogurt in one big bowl or by mixing the yogurt into the dry ingredients separately. It depends on how you like your pancakes.
Below are important tips and tricks in making your favorite greek yogurt pancake:
Use a high-quality greek yogurt
Greek yogurt is almost always all-natural and therefore has no sugar added, so it is the best that you can use in your pancakes.
Don’t overmix the batter
Too much blending will start the yeast growth in the cake batter and make your pancakes difficult rather than light and fluffy.
Invest in a flat griddle
If you frequently make pancakes, then invest in a large flat griddle. The flat griddle makes it easy to turn the pancakes from softer to crunchier. Another nice thing about the griddle is it is fairly low maintenance and you can put it in the freezer for an hour at a time.
Get rid of the refined white flour
Using white whole wheat flour in creating healthy greek yogurt pancakes is a mistake. White flour lacks fiber and makes it hard for the cake to rise. The other problem with white whole wheat flour is that it develops gluten quickly once exposed to moisture. Many people also do not care for the flavor. By substituting unsweetened or refined white whole wheat flour you can create a delicious and healthy pancake. You may also want to try oatmeal for breakfast and brown rice flour for dessert.
Make your fresh cream
For healthy greek yogurt pancakes, you need to have a high-quality yogurt that has been added to a sugar-free syrup, which is then whipped with a paddle attachment. Bring the whipping action to a halt once the thick liquid finishes setting and let the yogurt cool down before continuing. It should be well chilled when you store it in the refrigerator. Once you have it whipped you can preheat your oven and whipped cream is ready to go!
Mix up your ingredients
Once you have your yogurt and maple syrup prepared, it’s time to get down to the business of making your pancakes. Combine the yogurt, maple syrup, vanilla, and brown sugar in a saucepan. Heat the mixture until thick and add your wet ingredients. Once all ingredients are blended, take the mixture and spread it out evenly on your prepared baking pan. Cover the cakes with plastic wrap and let them bake in the oven at the recommended temperature for thirty minutes.
Reduce the oven temperature
Once your pancakes come out of the oven, remove them and allow them to cool. While the cakes are still warm, you can make the maple syrup and cream-side add their ingredients. Stir the mixture until all ingredients are completely blended. Once the cakes are cooled off, you can frost the tops using a spatula or a brush. You can drizzle the cooled cakes with some additional melted chocolate for a delectable treat! Before serving, allow the cakes to stand at room temperature for five to ten minutes so they cool completely.
A great way to jazz up this traditional recipe is to drizzle a generous amount of your favorite chocolate-based frosting over the baked treat. To serve, place one generous cup of maple syrup and one tablespoon of the butterscotch or cinnamon butter onto a graham cracker. Top with a second cup of yogurt and a third of the eggs.
As you can see, the key to making these healthy Greek yogurt pancakes is to use the correct ingredients. As long as you follow this recipe step by step, you will be able to create pancakes that are so healthy and light they may just cause your guests to go into shock.