Sunday Morning Greek Yogurt Pancakes

A couple of weeks ago I went to a book signing at Barnes and Noble for The Pioneer Woman‘s cookbook.

The signing was to begin at 6 p.m., and I wasn’t able to arrive until 5:45 p.m. By the time I got to the signing, a line of several hundred people had formed.

I stayed to listen to her talk, but I didn’t buy her book or wait in the 4+ hour line to have it signed.

Things have a way of working out though because a couple of days later I won a signed copy of her cookbook through a giveaway on the blog A Recipe for Living.

The book arrived in the mail this weekend and I spent a good hour or so reading the entire thing and paging through the recipes last night.

When I saw a recipe for sour cream pancakes around 11 p.m. last night, I knew what I’d be making for breakfast in the morning.

Edna Mae's Sour Cream Pancakes

Since I didn’t have sour cream on hand this morning, I substituted Greek yogurt for the key ingredient, turning the sour cream pancakes into a slightly healthier version of Greek yogurt pancakes.

Greek Yogurt, Flour, Sugar, Baking Soda, Salt

With Eggs & Vanilla

I cooked the ‘cakes on a hot griddle until they were slightly browned.

Cookin' 'Cakes

Once the pancakes were ready for eatin’, I piled them high and coated them in syrup.

Greek Yogurt Pancakes

The Sweetness of Syrup

Sunday Morning Breakfast

The pancakes were light, slightly eggy and unbelievably delicious.

When I decided to substitute Greek yogurt for the sour cream, I used a combination of plain Greek yogurt and strawberry Greek yogurt. The slightly sweet and fruity flavor from the strawberry Greek yogurt made the pancakes taste different and special. Ryan and I both thought they were the perfect lazy Sunday morning breakfast.

Today’s Plans

Ryan and I are about to leash up the pup for a walk to the farmer’s market. I also hope to get some sun before my sister arrives for the evening.

My sister watched Sadie on Friday night while we were camping and headed off to spend the night with friends and celebrate a friend’s birthday at Universal Studios last night. She’s heading back our way this afternoon and we have plans to workout, go to church, make a yummy dinner and spend some quality time together. I’m excited to see her!

See ya later for lunch!

Greek Yogurt Pancakes

(adapted from The Pioneer Woman’s Cookbook recipe for Edna Mae’s sour cream pancakes)

Makes 12 4-inch pancakes


  • 8 oz. Greek yogurt (I used 6 oz. plain,  2 oz. strawberry)
  • 7 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract


Place Greek yogurt in a medium bowl. Add flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Stir together very gently. Stop short of the mixture being totally combined. You want the pancakes to have some interesting texture.

Whisk eggs in a separate bowl. Add vanilla to eggs and stir to combine. Pour egg mixture into the Greek yogurt-flour mixture. Stir together gently. Don’t worry about the mixture being totally combined; a little white and yellow swirling is fine.

Pour the batter onto a griddle sprayed with cooking spray, ¼ cup at a time. Cook for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, then flip the pancakes. Cook for another 45 seconds and remove to plate. Repeat with the remaining batter. Top pancakes with syrup, fruit, or desired toppings.


  1. wnk505 says

    those pancakes sound great and the pictures are awesome quality!

    I hope you have a great day with your sisters. Sounds like a fun time


    • Carolina says

      I made these this morning… soooooooo delicious! I can’t wait to try your other recipes based off of what I made today! Thanks!


  2. says

    Oh your pancakes look delicious! I’m such a sucker for a good pancake recipe! Thanks for the idea with mixing the Greek yogurt flavors! Love it! I’m off to church as well here in thirty minutes or so… hope you have a nice Sunday!


  3. says

    I always sub Greek Yogurt for sour cream but I don’t think I’ve ever considered putting this in pancakes. How could it be bad though?!?! 🙂

    Sounds like a wonderful day! Enjoy!!!


  4. says

    These sound amazing! I love tart buttermilk pancakes! Have you tried making those? It’s super healthy, low fat and adds killer flavor! Of Kefir! That would be interesting! Great pictures and posts lately! I look forward to them each day.


  5. Gay McPhee says

    The ingredients list says to use baking powder but you mention baking soda elsewhere. I’m guessing the powder is correct but could you confirm?



  6. Kaitlyn says

    just made these, reduced the recipe for 1, and they were awesome! i cannot believe how fluffy they turned out!

    great idea, thanks for sharing. happy sunday!


  7. stacey says

    I just made these!!! Delicious!!! I tweaked the recipe just a lil bit; I used 5 oz greek yogurt b/c i used danon greek plain fat free and thats how many oz are in the container! 😉 Then i used 6 tablespoons of COCONUT flour and I skipped the baking soda b/c i had none! I also added fresh raspberries in the mix! I then heated 1 tablespoon maple syrup and a few blueberries in the microwave for 30 seconds to top this beast with! O and I used truvia for the sugar part; I added cinnamon to the batter also and then more cinnamon with the syrup and more truvia 😉 Delicious! This made 3 nice size cakes for about 450 calories! woot woot!


  8. Sara says

    Julie –

    I stole this recipe from you and made it for a guy I had just started dating (a little over a year ago). We are now very serious and for the first year of our relationship we probably had greek yogurt chocolate chip banana pancakes almost every Sunday. We made them for my niece and nephew and now they beg for them every time they come over (and even begged me to give their mom the recipe – of course, I shared your blog link with her!)

    Keep smiling! Love your blog!



  9. Jessica says

    I have been trying to find a good pancake recipe that I could feel less guilty about eating. These pancakes were AMAZING! Better than any pancake mix! I was suprised by how sweet they tasted and I ate most of them without any syrup! Thank you so much for sharing… this will definitely become a staple in my morning breakfast routine. 🙂


  10. says

    Hey! Just curious if you used fat free greek yogurt? That’s all I usually have and I’ve had bad luck in the past with various protein pancake/greek yogurt pancake recipes I’ve tried, so I am hoping to get it right next time I try!! Just wanted to check 🙂



  11. Tab says

    I stumbled across this recipe a few weeks ago and have made them every Sunday and Tuesday since. They are amazing! I usually add a few mini chocolate chips. My 1 year old goes nuts for them. I have shared this recipe and your blog many times and will continue to do so! Thanks do much!


  12. says

    My friend introduced me to pb fingers a week ago and I haven’t stopped reading it since!

    I feel like we’re so similar in so many ways… our hobbies and lifestyle seem to match up, so I really enjoy reading all of your posts. I just moved in with my boyfriend a few months ago and your post on that was SPOT on. I couldn’t have said it better myself. I also love working out and running… and haven’t yet met a food I won’t eat, but love making healthy food and trying new things. I currently work for a pharma marketing company but have had internships in blogging and social media, and have my own little blog, so your tips on blogging are awesome.

    I love your positivity and I can tell it’s the little things in life that make you happy… which is true about me as well. Anyway, just wanted to say you have a new fan!

    I made your greek yogurt pancakes this morning because I’m home sick…
    They were amazing! Here’s my post on them!

    Samantha, 22, NYC


  13. becky says

    wow. just made them. SO easy and taste amazing! and they turned out perfect. this is the easiest pancake recipe ever and i love the added health value. fyi, i am in germany and we dont have chobani but we do have “quark” which is also a high protein low fat milk product, very similar to greek yoghurt. so i used it instead. 🙂

    oh and i also love that mine also look perfect. so often i try pancake recipes and even if mine taste ok, they often never look as good as on the photos. but these hot babies look like they came right out of a cookbook. 🙂



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