Saturday, April 1, 2017

Saturday Eats - Yogurt Pancakes

We slept in until almost 10.  My husband was on the road all week and I had a busy work week and I just don't sleep as well when he is gone, so we were both zonked after his late flight rolled in from O'Hair.   Abby Lab seemed to understand and didn't come in with the usual Saturday "come on it's 7 am where is my breakfast!" wake up snoot. But once she was fed, WHAT to make for breakfast?

Abby loves yogurt.  Every single night, after we have finished our dinner she gets two big spoonfuls of vanilla or maple flavored yogurt. Not the low-fat, low-calorie kind which may have artificial sweeteners but the regular yogurt that's just milk and flavor and a little sugar.  We've found that it's really helped, along with a grain-free-diet, with her digestive issues (when we adopted her she had a tummy that was easily upset) with the probiotics in the yogurt.

So, since I had a bunch of yogurt on hand I made my pancakes with a drinkable yogurt (it's pourable). I've also used kefir (fermented dairy drink) with the same results and unlike straight dairy, it doesn't do a number on MY sensitive tummy.
So light and fluffy these were a big hit though my husband said after a week on the road that "reconstituted eggs, coffee brewed from used tires, watery OJ, and stale bagels might make him feel more at home".
Yogurt Pancakes

In one bowl mix:

1 cup flour (can substitute 1 cup gluten free King Arthur Flour and 1/2 tsp xanthan gum)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tablespoon sugar
Where's my pancake?

In another bowl mix:

1 cup drinkable yogurt or kefir (at room temperature or nuke for 30-40 seconds)
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
2 Tablespoons melted butter (whisk in VERY slowly so egg doesn't cook).
MMMM.  Pancakes!

Mix wet into dry ingredients and cook on an oiled griddle.  These are fairly thick and fluffy so don't make plate-sized pancakes for ease of handling.


  1. Bet those pancakes were delicious. We get PLAIN yogurt in our morning kibble every day too, but now we wish we could get vanilla or maple:)

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  2. The Man says that is very similar to the pancakes he made me for breakfast. He said no butter, no salt and he used a container of black cherry yogurt.

    1. Dad! You need to make me some of these pancakes!

      Abby Lab

  3. That sounds delicious!! Where do you buy the drinkable yogurt? I keep looking for some but all the stuff I find tastes awful.

    Bell Fur Zoo Mama

    1. I found it at a small family owned health food store in Indianapolis where I used to live and still visit. Kefir works really well. Just get the plain and add some maple or vanilla flavoring to it.


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