I’ve always said that pancakes are the perfect breakfast food. They’re easy to make, delicious, and oh so versatile. But if you’re looking for a healthier option, then look no further than these yoghurt pancakes. Made with wholesome ingredients and gluten-free flours, these pancakes are the perfect way to start your day.
As a nutritionist and food blogger, I know the importance of eating a healthy breakfast to fuel your day. That’s why I love this recipe. It’s not only nutritious but also delicious. The added benefit of using yoghurt in this recipe is that it provides high-quality protein, which keeps you feeling full for longer.
The best part? These pancakes are incredibly easy to make, even for novice cooks. With simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry, you can whip up a batch of fluffy yoghurt pancakes in no time.
So if you’re looking for a healthier breakfast option that doesn’t sacrifice taste, give these yoghurt pancakes a try. Trust me; your taste buds will thank you.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Are you looking for a healthy and delicious breakfast option that won’t leave you feeling weighed down? Look no further than these mouth-watering yoghurt pancakes!
Not only are these pancakes gluten-free and dairy-free, but they’re packed with high protein Greek yoghurt, meaning they’re both tasty and good for you. But don’t let the health benefits fool you – these pancakes are so fluffy and delicious, you won’t even be able to tell they’re healthy!
By using yoghurt in place of milk, these pancakes become not only healthier, but also lighter and fluffier. Plus, without the use of gluten or dairy, they’re an excellent choice for anyone with food allergies or sensitivities.
But what really sets these pancakes apart is their versatility. The ingredient list is simple enough to allow for substitutions and variations – swap out the gluten-free flour for your flour of choice, add in some blueberries or bananas for an extra burst of flavor, or even add a sprinkle of cinnamon for a cozy fall twist.
So whether you’re looking for something quick and easy to whip up on a busy weekday morning, or something special to impress guests at a weekend brunch, these yoghurt pancakes are sure to become a fast favorite in your recipe repertoire.
Let’s talk about the essential ingredients you’ll need to create fluffy and nutritious yogurt pancakes. Gather the following for a batch that serves two hungry individuals:
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup of plain Greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup of water (or almond milk for a creamier texture)
- 1 tsp of baking soda
- 2 tbsp of granulated sugar
- 1 cup of gluten-free flour blend (or rice flour)
- 2 teaspoons of potato starch
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Optional add-ins: fresh berries, nuts, or chocolate chips
Ensure that the Greek yogurt used is high-protein and plain, with no added sugars. If you prefer flavored pancakes, use plain vanilla yogurt instead. Want to incorporate some blueberry goodness into your pancake stack? Try swapping out a 1/4 cup of your yogurt with some blueberry-flavored Greek yogurt. You can also replace milk with water in a 50:50 ratio if you’re lactose intolerant or prefer dairy-free options. Get ready to whip up some delicious and healthy pancakes!
The Recipe How-To
Let’s get straight to it- here’s how to make these delicious yoghurt pancakes!
Step 1: Gather your ingredients
Before starting the recipe, make sure you have all the ingredients ready. You’ll need:
- 1 cup of gluten-free flour (you can use a mix of [flour 1] and [flour 2])
- 2 tbsp of [granulated sugar]
- 2 tsp of [baking soda]
- 1/4 tsp of [salt 2]
- 1 egg
- 1 cup of [milk] or dairy-free choice (such as almond milk)
- 1/2 cup of plain Greek [yoghurt], such as Fage
- Butter or oil for greasing the pan
Step 2: Mix the dry ingredients
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the gluten-free flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. This will form the dry pancake mixture.
Step 3: Combine wet ingredients
In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, milk/dairy-free choice and the [yoghurt used]. Next, pour this mixture into the bowl with dry ingredients and stir until well combined.
Step 4: Cook your pancakes
Heat a skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Brush with butter or oil to grease it. Using a scoop or a measuring cup, pour about a quarter cup of batter onto the hot skillet for each pancake; wait until little bubbles appear on the surface before flipping them. Cook on both sides until golden brown.
Step 5: Serve and enjoy
Stack pancakes high on a plate and serve with your favorite toppings such as more Greek yoghurt, fresh fruit or warm maple syrup. These pancakes are truly fluffy, with a slightly tangy flavor from the yoghurt, making them a perfect choice for a weekend breakfast or brunch.
Now you’re all set to make your own batch of delicious gluten-free yoghurt pancakes at home!
Substitutions and Variations
As with any recipe, it’s always great to add your own twist and make it personalized. Here are some substitutions and variations to try with our yoghurt pancakes recipe:
– Flour: Instead of using regular flour, use gluten-free flour or rice flour for a gluten-free option. You can also mix almond flour or coconut flour to give the pancakes a nutty flavor. Oatmeal flour is also a great and healthy option; it adds fiber to the dish.
– Milk: If you’re dairy-free, replace milk with almond milk or soy milk. To make the pancake fluffier, you can mix water with equal parts of yoghurt and use this mixture instead of milk. For a creamier texture, swap the milk with coconut milk.
– Sugar: Instead of granulated sugar, use maple syrup or honey for a healthier option. Add in some mashed bananas for a sweeter taste.
– Yoghurt: The star of this recipe is yoghurt, and Greek yoghurt is an excellent choice as it has higher protein content leaving you feeling fuller longer; plain or vanilla flavors are perfect. You can use blueberry flavored Greek yoghurt for an extra layer of fruity taste in every bite.
– Eggs: For vegans or individuals who are egg-intolerant, you can replace eggs with mashed bananas or 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar mixed with 1 teaspoon of baking powder.
Get creative and experiment with these substitution suggestions to create your ideal healthy pancake breakfast that suits your preferences, tastebuds, and dietary needs!
Serving and Pairing
Now that your delicious yoghurt pancakes are ready, it’s time to think about how to serve and pair them. These fluffy pancakes with a slightly tangy flavor go well with a variety of toppings and sides.
For those who have a sweet tooth, try drizzling some maple syrup over the top or adding some blueberries as a topping. The sweet flavors of these ingredients perfectly balance the slight tanginess of the yoghurt pancakes. You could also try serving them with fresh fruit like strawberries or sliced bananas for an extra healthy boost.
If you’re looking for something more savory, try pairing the pancakes with crispy bacon, scrambled eggs or sautéed spinach. These dishes will complement the mild flavor of the yoghurt pancakes quite nicely.
Another great option is to mix things up by serving savoury toppings together with sweet ones. For example, try scattering some cooked bacon bits over your pancakes, then topping them off with some blueberries and maple syrup for a unique and flavorful combination.
Finally, consider serving alongside a steaming hot cup of coffee or tea to give this breakfast (or brunch) dish an extra boost. Whether you’re looking for something sweet or savoury, these yoghurt pancakes are sure to please even the most demanding palates.
So go ahead and experiment with different toppings and sides until you find your perfect combination – this dish is versatile enough to be paired with just about anything!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
You won’t want to waste any of these delicious yoghurt pancakes, and fortunately, they can be easily reheated or stored for later enjoyment. To store the pancakes, simply place them in an airtight container and keep them in the refrigerator. They’ll stay fresh for up to 5 days, so you can enjoy your healthy breakfast all week long.
If you’re looking to make these pancakes ahead of time for busy mornings, you’re in luck! You can create a batch of batter the night before by measuring the dry ingredients into a bowl and mixing the wet ingredients in another bowl. Mix them together just before cooking – this way, you’ll save time and still get those delicious fluffy yogurt pancakes.
When it comes to reheating, there are a variety of options depending on your preference. If you prefer crispy edges, you can heat up your pan with some melted butter and cook your pancake until it’s warmed through. Alternatively, you can heat them up for 10-15 seconds in the microwave or throw them in the toaster oven until they’re warm and crispy.
Overall, these pancakes are ideal for those who want to plan ahead or enjoy leftovers later on without compromising their flavor or texture – perfect for those muffin ‘n’ coffee type mornings!
Tips for Perfect Results
Before you start making these yogurt pancakes, I want to share with you some tips for perfect results. These tips will ensure that your pancakes are fluffy and delicious every time.
Firstly, be sure to measure your ingredients accurately. It may seem like a simple task, but even the slightest variation in measurements can make a big difference in how your pancakes turn out. Use measuring cups and spoons for dry ingredients and a liquid measuring cup for wet ingredients.
Secondly, don’t overmix the batter. Overmixing can lead to tough, dense pancakes rather than light and fluffy ones. Mix the batter gently until the ingredients are just combined.
Thirdly, let the batter sit for a few minutes before using it. This will allow the gluten-free flour to hydrate and absorb the liquid, resulting in a smoother batter.
Fourthly, use a non-stick pan or griddle to cook your pancakes. If you don’t have a non-stick surface, make sure to grease your pan with cooking spray or coconut oil so that the pancakes don’t stick.
Fifthly, cook the pancakes on medium heat. If the heat is too high, they will cook too quickly on the outside while remaining raw on the inside. If the heat is too low, they will take too long to cook and may become dry.
Lastly, flip the pancakes only once. Flipping them multiple times can cause them to lose their fluffiness and become tough.
By following these tips, you’ll be able to make perfect fluffy yogurt pancakes every time. Enjoy!
Now that you’ve familiarized yourself with the ingredient list and the recipe how-to for our delicious gluten-free yoghurt pancakes, it is only natural to encounter some questions about this reliable breakfast recipe. We’ve got your back on this one! Check out these frequently asked questions to clear up any doubts about the preparation or ingredients before making your fluffy pancakes.
Can I replace milk with yogurt in pancakes?
For those looking for a dairy-free alternative to milk, sour cream or yogurt can be great substitutes. Simply use an equal amount to the required measurement of milk. When using yogurt, choose a plain, unsweetened variety for the best results. In the case that only flavored or Green yogurt or sour cream is available, dilute them with water first or expect your dish to retain that particular flavor.
What can I use in pancakes instead of flour?
If you find your pancake batter too runny, consider adding some arrowroot, tapioca, or potato starch. A tablespoon of any of these should do the trick, but feel free to add more if necessary. Another option is to use coconut flour which can absorb any excess liquid in the batter, and help thicken it to perfection.
What ingredient activated the gluten in the pancakes?
As soon as water is added to flour or a mixture of milk and eggs, the gluten molecules in it become activated.
What can replace milk in pancakes?
As a nutritionist and food blogger, I always advocate for healthy and organic choices in the kitchen. Today, I’d like to advice you on some dairy-free milk substitutes that are delicious and healthy. So, let’s take a look at some of the best options out there: almond milk, oat milk, soy milk, hemp milk, half & half + water (50/50 ratio), heavy cream + water (50/50 ratio), cashew milk, and rice milk. These milk substitutes are perfect if you’re lactose intolerant, vegan, or just want to switch things up in the kitchen.
Now, let’s talk about one of my personal favorites – almond milk. Almond milk is a great all-around substitute for dairy milk. It is made from almond nuts and is rich in vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin E and Calcium. Almond milk has a nutty and creamy flavor that can be used in a lot of recipes, ranging from baking cookies to making smoothies. It is also low in fat and calories, making it great for a healthy diet.
Another popular dairy-free option is oat milk. Oat milk is made from blending oats with water and then straining out the pulp. It has a slightly sweet and nutty taste, and it is perfect for coffee, tea, or cereals. Unlike almond milk, oat milk has a thicker and creamier texture that makes it a good dairy substitute in hot drinks.
Soy milk is another good alternative to dairy milk, and it is widely available in most grocery stores. Soy milk is made from extracting liquid from soybeans, and it is packed with proteins, vitamins, and minerals. It has a mild nutty taste and is perfect for making hot drinks or baking. Soy milk is also a good source of vegan protein, making it a great option for vegans.
Hemp milk is another lesser-known dairy substitute that is worth trying out. It is made from blending hemp seeds with water and adding sweeteners like vanilla and maple syrup. Hemp milk has a nutty flavor and is perfect for smoothies, cereals, and desserts. It is also high in Omega-3 fatty acids, which is a great nutrient for heart health.
If you’re looking for a dairy substitute for your coffee or tea, you can use a combination of half & half and water or heavy cream and water. These mixtures create a milder flavor than regular cream or milk, and it is an excellent way to make your favorite hot drinks dairy-free.
In summary, there are several dairy-free milk substitutes that you can use in the kitchen. Whether you prefer almond milk, oat milk, soy milk, hemp milk, or any of the other options, you’re sure to find a dairy-free substitute that works for you. So, go ahead and try out these milk substitutes in your favorite recipes, and let me know how it goes!
In conclusion, the yoghurt pancakes recipe is a game-changer for anyone looking to enjoy healthy, gluten-free, and dairy-free pancakes that still have all the delicious taste and texture of conventional pancakes. It’s made using simple and easily accessible ingredients that are both nutritious and delicious, and you can tailor it to your taste preferences.
Whether you’re a fan of fluffy pancakes, blueberry pancakes or banana pancakes, this yoghurt pancakes recipe can satisfy your cravings while keeping you healthy. With tips for perfect results and substitutions and variations available, you can mix and match elements to come up with your unique pancake recipe.
So why not give this yoghurt pancake recipe a go? You’ll be amazed by how easy it is to make something that not only tastes great but also contains all the nutrients you need to start your day right. Make this recipe a staple in your diet, share it with family and friends, and see how everyone enjoys sumptuous fluffy pancakes without compromising their health.
Yoghurt Pancakes (Gluten Free) Recipe
- 400 g gluten-free baking mix
- 200 ml yoghurt
- 200 ml milk
- 1 egg
- basically mix all through the ingrediates together, the Yoghurt makes a thicker batter so if you have a hand held blender it makes it smoother.
- fry on a dry pan (non stick) for 5 minutes or until golden brown on both sides.
- top with fruit or chocolate spread.