Whole Wheat Greek Yogurt Pancakes

February 9, 2016
Whole Wheat Greek Yogurt Pancakes - Whole Wheat Greek Yogurt Pancakes are prefect in so many ways .. a healthy, clean slate for any flavor combination

Happy National Pancake Day!

Over the years ..

Happiness is Pancakes

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I've made greek yogurt pancakes more times than I can count

They've become a go-to meal .. quick to make .. with ingredients we always have on hand .. essentially a blank canvas .. endless ways to make them feel different

Not being able to land on a favorite .. I'll share the two recipes I float between

Essentially they're the same ..

Flour, greek yogurt, baking soda, & egg .. the texture of the result distinguishing one from the other

Whole Wheat Greek Yogurt Pancakes - Whole Wheat Greek Yogurt Pancakes are prefect in so many ways .. a healthy, clean slate for any flavor combination

The first is a thick batter .. that cooks up surprisingly light & fluffy ..

The second .. spreads flatter .. best made into silver-dollars .. which are lots of fun to stack..

When I first read the recipes .. I thought .. that can't be right .. there's so little flour .. but indeed they're just fine .. slightly tart due to the greek yogurt (much like a buttermilk pancake)

Whole Wheat Greek Yogurt Pancakes - Whole Wheat Greek Yogurt Pancakes are prefect in so many ways .. a healthy, clean slate for any flavor combination

Protein powder?

Yep .. I've tried & it works well in either recipe .. subbing anywhere from 1/2 to all of the total flour content called for .. finding it does have an effect on their fluffiness

Also, you'll want to check your batter .. often times when I add protein powder .. I'll need to up the recipe's overall liquid content just a bit.  If it seems too thick .. add an extra egg white .. a tbsp or two of greek yogurt .. or even a splash of almond milk

Flipping Pancakes 1-650x

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Any complimenting flavor combos work well here .. fruit added during or after the cooking process.. your favorite topping at the ready

To make a complete meal .. have your pancakes with a small side of protein

I'd love to know the different ways you make them yours


xoxo ..

ps:   Griddle temp .. You'll want to turn the heat down on your griddle  .. typically I cook pancakes around 325 .. but these required something between 275 – 300

(** This recipe was originally published November 14, 2013 .. and ever since it's been the most popular recipe on the site.  I thought it would be a fun one to re-publish in light of National Pancake Day)

Update 4/2/14:  The recipe was published by the dailyburn.com .. as part of a collection featuring protein filled pancakes .. here

Update 7/24/14:  Here from thedailyburn.com?  You might also enjoy one of my favorite smoothie recipes (Snickers!) that was published as part of their collection of Dessert Inspired Protein Shake Recipes .. here

Whole Wheat Greek Yogurt Pancakes - Whole Wheat Greek Yogurt Pancakes are prefect in so many ways .. a healthy, clean slate for any flavor combination

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~ Method #1 .. adapted from everydaybelle.com

5.0 from 9 reviews
Whole Wheat Greek Yogurt Pancakes
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Serves: 2
  • ¾ c Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg (or 2 egg whites)
  • ½ c whole wheat pastry flour (** Note .. if you'd like to add protein powder .. see thoughts/notes above)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  1. Combine the greek yogurt, egg, (** or and egg whites) until creamy
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and baking soda.
  3. Mix the wet with the dry and stir until the batter is just combined. Let it rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Cook the pancakes as you would any other.
  5. ** See the post's ps for griddle temp
Nutritional Data by %: (calculated without the protein powder options)
% Protein: 25
% Carbs: 43
% Fat: 22
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ of the Recipe Calories: 225 Fat: 5.5g Carbohydrates: 25.38 Sugar: 3.38g Fiber: 3g Protein: 13.5

Method 2 .. Adapted from pbutterfingers.com

5.0 from 9 reviews
Whole Wheat Greek Yogurt Pancakes
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Serves: 4
  • 1 c greek yogurt
  • 7 tbsp whole wheat pastry flour (** Note .. if you'd like to add protein powder .. see notes/thoughts above)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  1. Combine the greek yogurt, eggs, and vanilla until creamy.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and baking soda, and salt
  3. Mix the wet with the dry and stir until the batter is just combined. Let it rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Cook the pancakes as you would any other.
  5. ** See the post's ps for griddle temp
Nutritional Data by %: (calculated without the protein powder options)
% Protein: 38
% Carbs: 41
% Fat: 22
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ recipe Calories: 220 Fat: 5.88g Carbohydrates: 22.88g Sugar: 3.63g Protein: 22g

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  • Reply David May 29, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Looking forward to trying these. One question, though: both recipes say “Serves 4” but the nutritional info says one serving is “half the recipe”. Which is it?

    • Reply sexyveggie May 30, 2014 at 12:10 am


      Good catch .. I’ve updated the nutritional info. The recipe serves 2.


  • Reply Grace June 14, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    I was looking for a father’s day brunch idea and was so glad I stumbled across this recipe. I followed this recipe exactly except that I added chia seeds, fresh blueberries, lemon zest and vanilla. The batter looked a little dry- maybe because of the seeds- so I also added just a little coconut milk. Cooked everything in coconut oil, then topped with fresh whipped cream and berries. Delicious!

    • Reply sexyveggie June 14, 2014 at 1:40 pm

      Thank-you so much for your comment Grace .. a Father’s Day brunch made me smile.
      ps: The add-ins sound wonderful!

  • Reply Katrina B July 9, 2014 at 7:27 am

    OMG I have been looking for a decent protein pancake that didn’t make me gag. I can’t stand the oats and egg whites ones. I’ve tried so many of those recipes with no success. So when I came across your recipes I made method 1 with what I had around the house. I only had a small container of Blueberry greek yogurt and white flour. I did half vanilla protein powder/half regular flour. I am so impressed with how they came out. I don’t eat syrup and these were great without any topping. This gives me options for breakfast. THANK YOU!!

    • Reply sexyveggie July 9, 2014 at 10:14 am


      Thank-you Katrina .. you’re awesome 🙂

  • Reply Mette July 23, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    I like your recipy. However, in Denmark the newest “health fad” in protein breakfast is Skyr. This has its orihen in Iveland. It is a yougurt-like milk product with only 0.2% fat and 13% protein. It works very well with this recipy.

    • Reply Mette July 23, 2014 at 1:15 pm

      *That was Iceland, not Iveland

    • Reply sexyveggie July 24, 2014 at 10:23 am

      Hi Mette

      Thank-you so much for taking a minute to leave a comment! I love the tip about Skyr (http://www.skyriceland.com) and will keep an eye out for it at our Whole Foods. It’ll be fun to see how it compares to the Smari brand (http://smariorganics.com) that we’ve been buying at the co-op.


  • Reply Chelsea July 26, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Just made these for a post-workout breakfast…amazing!!!

    • Reply sexyveggie July 26, 2014 at 6:10 pm

      Thank-you Chelsea .. I’m so glad.

  • Reply Leah September 4, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    This recipe sounds tasty! I’m looking forward to trying it, however I have whole wheat flour but I don’t have pastry flour. Could I substitute it?

    • Reply sexyveggie September 5, 2014 at 11:07 am

      Thanks so much Leah

      You bet .. whole wheat flour will work just fine. They’ll be just as tasty .. though not quite as fluffy

  • Reply Delea September 8, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    I live alone but would love to make these. Will the batter keep or can they be reheated?


    • Reply sexyveggie September 8, 2014 at 10:00 pm

      Hi Delea

      I haven’t tried refrigerating the batter for longer than a half hour or so.

      I’ve had really good luck with them after a couple of days in the fridge .. and they also freeze well. (Though they’re fluffiest hot off the griddle)

      I hope you give them a try .. they’re wonderful


  • Reply Heidi January 3, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Made these with vanilla Greek yogurt and used AP white flour since my kids are tough critics and accustomed to generic pancake mix. They loved them even more than the standard mix pancakes! I plan to gradually add the whole wheat pastry flour each time I make them to eventually make the transition to the original recipe. Thank you for sharing–I feel less guilty feeding my kids pancakes on the weekends!

    • Reply sexyveggie January 3, 2015 at 11:11 am

      Ahhh Heidi .. thank-you so much for your comment!

      It made me smile many times over


  • Reply teri January 17, 2015 at 10:33 am

    these were delicious! i added some vanilla and cinnamon and they were so good. i also put some chocolate chips in them for my brothers and they loved them!

    • Reply sexyveggie January 17, 2015 at 4:51 pm

      Thanks Teri .. love the vanilla, cinnamon, and chocolate chips!

  • Reply Emily January 22, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    About how many pancakes does this make? I’m very excited to try this recipe as I’ve been looking for a low-carb pancake recipe that I can make for my family since my dad is pre-diabetic. They look so good and I can’t wait to eat them! 🙂

    • Reply sexyveggie January 22, 2015 at 7:44 pm

      Hi Emily

      Thanks so much for taking a minute to read & leave a comment! The recipe makes 2 or 3 pancakes .. depending on how big you would like them to be. I hope you enjoy them as much as we have.


  • Reply Sarah January 25, 2015 at 8:56 am

    These are excellent! I have also tried lots of different protein pancake recipes- oats, egg whites, cottage cheese, etc…my children LOVED these!
    Thank you..this recipe is a keeper! (And super simple!)

    • Reply sexyveggie January 25, 2015 at 11:02 am

      Thanks Sarah .. I’m so glad!

  • Reply SSK March 7, 2015 at 6:08 am

    Wow, this pancakes look amazing! Could I replace the greek yogurt with regular yogurt though?

    • Reply sexyveggie March 8, 2015 at 7:47 pm


      You bet .. regular yogurt will work great. Keep an eye on your batter though .. you may have to up the flour by a Tbsp or two if it seems to runny.


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    These were my savior today when I ran out of milk!! I added blueberries, cinnamon and vanilla. They were amazing! Thank you for a fabulous recipe 🙂

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      🙂 Thank-you Emma!

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    Just tried this recipe and it’s sooo good. I used frozen raspberries and blueberries and its just soooo good❤

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      Thank-you so much Frances 🙂

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  • Reply Kathy Brown December 30, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Perfect blog post for all of us with eating better for our new years resolutions.. Looks fantastic too.

  • Reply Madeline December 30, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Love the healthy twist on these pancakes! Perfect for New Years day brunch!

  • Reply Rachel December 30, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    These look so good! Love topping pancakes with berries!

  • Reply Vivian @ www.viviantang.co December 30, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    This blog post has some seriously delicious-looking food photography! Those pancakes are drool-worthy. I love the simplicity of this recipe and how these pancakes are healthy, high-protein, and whole grain!

    P.S. I bookmarked this recipe a couple years ago and remember trying it back then as well! 😉

  • Reply Joanie @ ZagLeft December 30, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    What a fantastic recipe! The pancakes look so light and fluffy.

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    Yogurt pancakes sound delicious! I like to make banana pancakes. I wonder what combining those two would taste like.

  • Reply Laura December 31, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    I usually make my pancake mix from scratch but I’ve never tried greek yogurt pancakes, they look amazing and what a great way to get some extra protein in them!

  • Reply Jessica Sheppard December 31, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Whole wheat Greek yogurt pancakes?! Yes, please. Sounds super yummy. I love Greek yogurt. Can’t believe Ive not ever tried making the pancakes. These look amazing. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Reply Cathy January 2, 2017 at 8:46 am

    My mouth is drooling a little bit–this pancakes sounds so good! Pinning for later!

  • Reply Luci April 26, 2017 at 2:31 am

    I am always on the hunt to find a healthier way to have my pancakes. I will have to give it a try.

  • Reply Elena April 26, 2017 at 7:18 am

    I love pancakes, I mean who doesn`t? I am always eating them with bananas and nutella, but your recipe is definitely worth the go. Let you know when I prepare them!

  • Reply Chelsea Elizabeth April 26, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Yummy! I love pancakes, it’s taken me years to master them! I love trying new things with them. I’ll give this recipe a go sometime.

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  • Reply Jana Carrero April 26, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Wow thank you for sharing this recipe! These look delicious, my mouth is watering!

  • Reply Ana De-Jesus April 27, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Oooh I like it when pancakes are tart because they taste so good and I do like Greek Yoghurt. These pancakes really sound delicious x

  • Reply CATALINA NINI April 27, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    I can definitely approve that happiness is pancakes :D. Can`t wait to try your idea with Greek Yoghurt.♥

  • Reply Surekha April 27, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Sound pancakes sounds delicious and the fact they have while wheat and egg whites is super healthy. I am pinning it for future.

  • Reply Khushboo April 27, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    I saw this recipe first thing this morning and I am going to spend my weekend trying to master it. I have always failed to make pancakes properly but your recipe is precise and I would love to give it a shot 🙂

  • Reply Lindsey April 30, 2017 at 9:51 am

    I am a total pancake lover, but I have never tried wheat flour/greek youghurt pancakes. I like that you have also included and additional help recipe with added protein, certainly a great treat to start the week.

  • Reply Lilly April 30, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    I love too make pancakes, and I must say, I’ve never thought of using Greek yoghurt in them! This will definitely be something I try in the future. Thanks!

  • Reply Tiffany May 1, 2017 at 2:31 am

    Hello Ali!

    This was such a great read. I’m not too much of a pancake person but your recipe looks delicious. I have to make this for my husband. ?

  • Reply Dominique June 9, 2017 at 3:31 am

    National Pancake Day! I didn’ t know that was a thing, but I’m definitely going to have to jump on board. I usually like to grate fruit of some sort in my pancakes. Peaches are usually my fave, I find the fruit makes them a little more fluffier (and it takes away the need for sugar too).

  • Reply Emily June 9, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Happiness is always pancakes, especially ones that look this delicious and those berries look so yummy!

  • Reply Rose Sahetapy June 10, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    I make pancakes so many times but never have l used yogurt and the whole wheat pastry flour. Definitely healthy ingredients to make pancakes and perhaps to make other cake or cookies recipe.

  • Reply Our Family World June 10, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    My children love pancakes regardless of what I put in them. They’d devour it down to the last morsel. I will try making pancakes with greek yogurt. That we haven’t tried yet. Sounds good and delicious to me.

  • Reply Elena June 11, 2017 at 5:02 am

    I love pancakes and I can eat them with everything, all the time. I haven`t tried pancakes with greek yogurt though and I think that it sounds good.

  • Reply Ahtsham Rana June 12, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    I like such quick and easy recipes, can we use normal yogurt instead of greek yogurt too? And what is the different between yogurt and its greek version?

  • Reply Amber Myers June 13, 2017 at 7:39 am

    I would give this a try! Normally we just use pancake box mixes, but yours sounds so much better. Plus I love my berries!

  • Reply Zwitsal June 14, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Never thought that making this kind of pancake is easy! Yep, we normally use pancake box mixes and just add syrup or condensed milk! Will definitely try this!

  • Reply Fits Slow Cooker Queen June 15, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    This is such a unique pancake recipe. I haven’t tried adding Greek yogurt to my batter before, but you can bet I’m going to this weekend when I give them a try. Thank-you (as always) for another great recipe! x

  • Reply Ankit Agarwal June 18, 2017 at 2:48 am

    Nice. I just love a good breakfast on a weekend. Even if its bit late. going to try these out today itself as brunch ( todays’ a sunday for me 🙂 )

  • Reply Lindseylondonmumma June 19, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    I never thought to add a protein powder before to my pancakes, which is funny as I’ve a few packs of protein powders in my cupboard, which I am yet to use. Maybe I’ll whip a batch up, now I do!

  • Reply DLM Merry June 20, 2017 at 10:57 am

    These look absolutely amazing, I will be making these in the morning for sure, I would never have thought to use yoghurt

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