Greek Yogurt Pancakes

23 Jun

When I was in Orlando recently my friend Michelle over at Crazy Running Legs made Greek Yogurt blueberry pancakes.  So while I got to snuggle with her new little guy Evan, Michelle made me some pancakes and made me really want to try these at home.  So this past weekend I decided to go for it.  These pancakes are packed with protein and low in calories and fat.  Oh, and REALLY filling, it doesn’t take much.

What you’ll need

6 oz of Greek Yogurt (I used plain, but vanilla or some of the fruit ones would probably work well too)

1/2 cup of Flour (I used all purpose, you could use self rising)

1 tsp baking soda (don’t use if you use self rising flour)

2 egg whites (or 1 egg, but that will add some fat to it, it’s okay fat though)

Blueberries

A few tablespoons of water

I’ll apologize in advance for the pictures, I used my iPhone and they aren’t that great, I’ll start to use my real camera when I cook!

Mix together the egg whites and yogurt.

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Then add in the flour and baking soda.  I needed to add a little water to thin it out a little, but it’s up to you.

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Just mix to combine and then fold in fresh blueberries.  Some recipes that I saw online called for sugar, but I figured with the blueberries and the fact that I was going to use syrup, there would be plenty of sugar.

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Michelle used coconut oil on her skillet and it made her house smell awesome, but I didn’t have any so I just used regular cooking spray.

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While my pancakes were cooking, my cat stared menacingly at me because I had to put him in the cone of shame.  He had a scratched cornea and kept rubbing his bad eye, so I had to collar him to keep him from hurting it more.

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See the anger in those eyes, he’s still royally pissed at me.

This recipe will make 2 very large pancakes or 4 regular sized ones.  Either way, I’d call it two servings unless you are absolutely famished.  I made one big one and two smaller ones.  I put the larger one in the fridge and plan to eat it for breakfast tomorrow after heating it up in the oven.  These come in at 226 calories and 0 grams of fat (depending on what you cook them in).

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These don’t taste like traditional pancakes, but they are an excellent, healthier option for a person who loves her carbs in the morning (me).  And the 2 pancakes kept me full for a really long time.  You can’t really taste the yogurt in the pancakes, so don’t worry about them tasting too tart.  I think that this will be my go-to pancake recipe from now on so that I can get what I crave (pancakes) without ruining all of my healthy eating and working out!

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