Ally's Sweet & Savory Eats: Healthy Greek Yogurt Oatmeal Pancakes

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Healthy Greek Yogurt Oatmeal Pancakes

Want to feel a little better about eating a pancake?  These are for you!  Light, fluffy and mouthwatering, they are perfect for a weekend breakfast.

I will never lie and be 'one of those girls' that says she doesn't like pancakes.  I mean, doesn't everyone like pancakes?  Kinda like everyone likes a warm, comfy bed at night?

We usually have pancakes once a weekend, often on Saturday or Sunday when we aren't rushing out the door.  Sometimes we eat them traditionally and sometimes the kids just want a smear of peanut butter on them to eat on the go.

Either way we all enjoy pancake morning.  This past weekend I made this version with Greek yogurt and oatmeal.  Here are some of my other takes {here, hereherehere, here, herehere, and here}.

Yes, my 9th pancake recipe on this here blog.  I knew I liked them, but that much?  Wow.

Not only is it a great weekend when we have pancakes, but it is a great weekend when I'm able to slip away for just a few hours to have some much needed time with friends.

On Friday night my mom came down to babysit and I was able drink Moscow mules with these ladies while eating at a new establishment {at least to me}, 30hop.  I cannot say enough about this place. The drinks were good, the food was great and the conversation was even better.

We like to complain about our husbands, cherish memories about our college days and of course talk about our kids {because you know, we hadn't seen them in over an hour}.

The three of us didn't grow up together, didn't go to high school together and {kind of?} didn't go to college together.  I say that because me, along with the other blonde, DID go to college together at the same university, graduated the same year, and never knew each other.  Small world.

Anyway, we are great friends.  We can talk about anything.  And I love that.

And, well...this little munchkin likes these pancakes too.  She is 9 months old and just so precious.  I snuck this photo of her sleeping this week.  She was OUT.  Catching flies as I like to say.  She is crawling all over, eating big girl food, squealing at her brother and sister, pulling herself up on her knees and really becoming quite the little personality.

And she likes pancakes.

So I think I'm going to keep her.

So, like I said.  These pancakes aren't THAT bad for you.  They contain healthy ingredients like plain Greek yogurt and oatmeal.

They fluff up like their other unhealthy pancake cousins.  The extras stay good in the fridge for days. And they look pretty in a photo.  Don't ya think?

Healthy Greek Yogurt Oatmeal Pancakes

1 3/4 c. unbleached flour
1 c. regular oatmeal
2 T. sugar
1 1/4 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 c. plain Greek yogurt
1 c. milk
4 T. melted coconut oil
2 eggs

1.  In a large bowl combing all dry ingredients.
2.  Add in wet ingredients stirring just until combined, do not over mix.
3.  Heat a griddle with non-stick cooking spray.  Pour 1/2 cup of batter onto the griddle, flipping when bubbles appear.  Cook another 1-2 minutes or until lightly browned.
4.  Serve warm with butter and maple syrup.


  1. We have been in a breakfast rut lately, and these pancakes are perfect! Can't wait to make them for my family!

  2. Do you have to use coconut oil?

  3. Nope! You could use equal parts melted butter or canola oil.

  4. G'day What's not to like re healthy and pancakes!
    Cheers! Joanne

  5. I am definitely going to try this recipe over the weekend - Hannah's boyfriend LOVES pancakes, and I am always looking for a bit healthier recipe - thanks Ally!

  6. I love the idea of using Greek Yogurt in pancakes. I bet they are super moist. We should totally set up our kids. my 14 month old has about that same wild hair:)

  7. Love that you put greek yogurt in the pancakes! Great idea! These look delicious!