These fluffy pancakes, made with whole wheat flour and Greek yogurt, are perfect for a relaxing breakfast on the weekend.
What does breakfast look like at your house?
During the week my husband and I eat very different breakfasts - only coffee unites us. He usually has a peanut butter and honey on bread, while I make myself oatmeal with cinnamon and fruit. These days I also like to add a teaspoon of coconut oil (that’s good stuff).
Also, we eat while we are still half asleep until the coffee finally kicks in. I can’t be sure but I would think many of you have the same breakfast situation at your house during the week? Just a guess!
The weekends are different though (at least Sundays). We sleep a little longer - so once its breakfast time we are kind of awake and try to make it a really enjoyable time with special food, like waffles or these awesome whole wheat pancakes!
One of my favorite things about Sundays and making pancakes is the delicious smell wafting through the house! Everything feels warm and cozy and it’s just nice to take more time for ourselves on days like that!
Better yet….they have Greek yogurt in them!
I made yogurt pancakesbefore, when we were in Thailand and didn't have baking powder or baking soda - and it worked. This time I made them with whole wheat flour though, so leavening (baking powder in this case) is not a bad idea.
Don't shy away from these pancakes because they are made with whole wheat flour. I think, some people get turned off by the whole wheat ingredient because they think the pancakes will be heavy and bland, but I tell you - they are FLUFFY!
Plus, whole wheat flour is good for you. So is Greek yogurt (it doesn't even have fat). AND... I used melted virgin coconut oil. Which is fat but healthy fat. Which makes these pancakes like triple healthy!
But, in contrast to the commonly held stereotype, they really don't taste like cardboard at all. I didn't tell my husband that I made these pancakes with whole wheat flour and Greek yogurt and he never noticed they were different from the white flour and buttermilk pancakes.
(Btw, you can substitute canola oil if you don't have coconut oil)
I hope you are convinced now that you HAVE to make these pancakes, like... tomorrow!
I love these pancakes and this recipe because there are so many different ingredient and topping options! Also, pancakes are just delicious!
Because they are yummy, fluffy and much healthier than your typical run-of-the-mill pancakes.
I love my pancakes topped with maple syrup and berries, but chocolate chips, butter and pancake syrup are really great too. How do you like your pancakes and what are some breakfast traditions at your house?
Did you try this delectable pancake recipe? If so, how did it go? Did you like it? Are there any other ingredients you used, or perhaps a certain type of topping you like on your pancakes? Please share your thoughts with me by commenting or sharing pictures!
Ps. Take it up a notch by using homemade Greek yogurt.
Whole Wheat Pancakes with Greek Yogurt
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup packed brown sugar
- ¼ cup melted virgin coconut oil or canola oil
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 cup milk
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- In a large bowl whisk together the egg and brown sugar until smooth. Add melted coconut oil, vanilla, yogurt and milk. Quickly whisk together.
- Add the flour, baking powder and salt and stir until just combined. If the batter seems too thick, add 1-2 tablespoons of water to thin out.
- Pour about ⅓ cup of batter onto a greased griddle or skillet. Cook until the edges look dry, then flip over and cook for another few minutes until both sides look brown.
- Serve hot with syrup or toppings of choice.
Recipe adapted from Pinchofyum.com
If you happen to be completely out of baking soda or powder but have yogurt at home, try these leavening-free pancakes:
Whole wheat pancakes are considered healthier compared to traditional pancakes made with refined flour. Whole wheat flour retains more nutrients and fiber, contributing to better digestion and overall health.
Opting for healthier toppings such as fresh fruits, nuts, and natural sweeteners like maple syrup or honey can make pancakes a nutritious breakfast option. These toppings provide vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, enhancing the nutritional value of the meal.
Whole wheat flour is commonly regarded as one of the healthiest choices for pancake batter. It contains more fiber and nutrients than refined flours, contributing to improved digestion and providing a steady release of energy.
Pancakes made with whole grains like oats, quinoa, or buckwheat are generally considered healthier compared to those made with refined grains. Whole grains contain essential nutrients, including fiber and various vitamins, making them a healthier option for pancake recipes.