Protein Packed Greek Yogurt Pancakes

I love pancakes! My family loves pancakes. In fact it is one of the only breakfasts my husband makes.. but normal pancakes leave me sick to my stomach and feeling sluggish and slow after breakfast. That is not exactly the best way to start the day. So I few years ago I decided to try making pancakes with greek yogurt and have been making these ever since.

I love this recipe because it is super simple and easy for my daughter and I to throw together when we are having a very productive morning and have time to enjoy breakfast that takes a little longer than our go to Oatmeal or PB & Banana Burritos. 

"Making banana pancakes, pretending it's the weekend"

"Making banana pancakes, pretending it's the weekend"

When making these pancakes, I let A do everything, under my supervision of course. She even gets to crack the egg. This consists of tapping it on the counter 3 times so that it cracks, then passing it to me to open into the bowl. I will eventually allow her to crack the egg completely open but this is her 'starter' method.

These pancakes are great plain but you can add fruit flavored yogurt or add in fruit, like blueberries or sliced bananas. I am going to experiment adding in some pumpkin puree too.

Protein packed Greek Yogurt Pancakes-

Greek Yogurt Pancakes
3/4 cups Greek Yogurt (Vanilla or Fruit Flavored)
1 TB Honey
1 egg
1/2 cup Wheat Flour
1 teaspoon of Baking Soda
Pinch of salt
Optional: 1/2 cup fruit of choice (blueberries, sliced bananas, sliced apples)

In a bowl combine yogurt, honey, & egg until blended. Stir in flour and baking soda until blended. Optional: Gently fold in fruit of choice.
Ladle 1/4 cup of batter onto a hot griddle. Cook for 2-3 minutes until you see small bubbles. Flip and cook for an additional 2 minutes until golden brown.

Drizzle with syrup and serve warm.

When serving the pancakes, please use REAL syrup! Have you checked the ingredients on the processed goop- yikes, again not something you want to serve to your kiddos to fuel their little bodies for the day.

A fun addition to make is fruit skewers. I will add a small donut hole as a fun treat, to serve along with strawberries and bananas. If your child is a picky eater, you might want to try letting him cut the fruit with a safety knife and stringing it onto a skewer in fun patterns.

My daughter, 'A,' made her first TV debut a year and a half ago on a day that I did not have a sitter when going into the studio to film a segment. 20 seconds before going on air the TV host asked me to bring her on set, I didn't prep her, and she had her snack (that I brought to bribe her to stay quiet on set) smeared on her face but she did a fantastic job. She kept saying "knife" and picked it up and cut like a pro. I couldn't find that clip but I did find the clip that was live right before hand. Did I mention it was LIVE? I was so nervous about her being on air that I don't think I actually paid attention to what I was saying. 

So a year and a half later she came to Young Chefs Academy and filmed a segment with me to make these pancakes.