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Nicea’s Yogurt Pancakes with Homemade Syrup are the best pancakes ever! The yogurt in the pancakes and in the syrup gives both a rich texture and flavor.
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My sister-in-law, Nicea, made these for me the last time I went to visit her. This is probably one of the best pancake recipes that I have ever cooked on a griddle. Normally, I am not the biggest pancake fan, but I could eat these yogurt pancakes all day. YUM! You definitely need to try these! They are soft and fluffy, yet perfectly dense. After you see how easy (and DELICIOUS) these yogurt pancakes are, you will never go back to making pancakes from a mix again.
For the pancakes:
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Plain yogurt or buttermilk
- All-purpose flour
For the syrup:
- White sugar
- Plain yogurt
- Corn syrup
- Baking soda
The Homemade Yogurt Syrup:
The pancakes on their own are amazing, but the syrup… the syrup is liquid heaven. It is smooth, slightly creamy, and perfectly sweet. I really could probably drink it through a straw. I promise, you will not be disappointed. It is SO GOOD. Try it on waffles, French toast, crepes, even ice cream!
Frequently Asked Questions
The baking powder helps the pancakes the rise, so without it, you will have very flat pancakes.
Two reasons why you could have dense pancakes are having too much egg in the batter, which makes the pancake more dense and custard-like, and also over-mixing, which can make your pancakes chewy and dense. When mixing, a good idea is to just mix until the streaks of your dry ingredients have disappeared, but leave the lumps.
If you aren’t feeling like maple syrup, you still have options for some delicious pancakes! Try a dollop of yogurt, a sprinkle of raspberries and blueberries (or any fresh berries that you love), chocolate chips, a cut up banana, sliced peaches or apples, jam, whipped cream, peanut butter, almond butter, nutella, caramel sauce, nuts, molasses, or honey. Alternatively, try any of these options in combination with each other, you’ll ‘flip’ for these pancakes!
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How To Make Yogurt Pancakes with Homemade Syrup
Nicea’s Yogurt Pancakes with Homemade Syrup
- Electric Griddle
For the pancakes:
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 1/2 cups plain yogurt or 2 cups buttermilk
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
For the syrup:
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 1 cup plain yogurt we like the Mountain High brand
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3 tablespoons corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. If it seems too thick, stir in milk a little at a time until it reaches a good "pancake batter" consistency.
- Bring first four ingredients to a boil in a large pot. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and whisk constantly for 5 minutes. Add baking soda and vanilla. Remove from stove and serve over pancakes, waffles or french toast. (The syrup will be thin– this is normal. After it cools off a bit it thickens up. Store any extra syrup in the fridge for later use.)
- **The baking soda will make it boil high so make sure you use a large pot.***
- The protein, calcium, and vitamin goodness of these yogurt pancakes can last longer than breakfast! If you have some leftover from your morning batch, place them in an airtight container and place them in the fridge. To reheat, you can pop them in the toaster.
- They will last for 2 days in the fridge.
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Fluffy….I would imagine this is what a cloud would taste like.
I made this today for breakfast, it was the best pancake breakfast ever! I used greek yogurt and and the batter was really thick so I added some milk and it was perfect and fluffy, so decadent! And that syrup!
Wow thank you so much for the nice comment! So glad you enjoyed these pancakes so much. You are so right about that syrup 😉 I could drink it with a straw lol
I love melt-in-your-mouth pancakes and when I stumbled across this recipe, my life-long search for the perfect recipe is now complete. Then when I thought it couldn’t get better, I made the syrup. Now I can die a happy man!
We have made this recipe for many visiting family, including some cousins that are living in Saudi Arabia for work. Now their Saudi friends are enjoying it. Thank you.
Wow, thank you so much for your kind comment! So glad you like the pancakes (and syrup)! Thank you for sharing with your friends and family 😀
I am excited to try these. I do weight watchers and I count points. Do you have any idea how many points they would be?
We don’t have that information on hand. You can plug the recipe into the WW recipe calculator and it should be able to tell you. Hope this helps!
Hi. Just tried both the pancake and syrup for breakfast today. Thumbs up for the recipe!
Anyone know how long can I keep the syrup?
It should keep in the fridge for a couple of weeks.
Made these this morning and they are AMAZING!! Not to salty, just perfect. Thank you for sharing this recipe!
Yes, this is a yummy breakfast! I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe. Thank you for letting us know! 🙂
Can you come up with any substitutes for the sugar, butter and corn syrup for those looking for healthier alternatives ? Thanks!
Do you think this would work with greek yogurt?
Haven’t done it with Greek yogurt but I am sure it would be ok!
Is there a trick to getting the pancakes fluffy like your in the picture? I made these today and they were good but I was wishing they were fluffy? I think if I was to pour the batter thicker it would have spread through the pan and just got wider and thinner. Any suggestions? Love your sight
You probably need to add a little more flour so the batter isn’t as runny. Depending on where you are elevation-wise it can turn out not as thick. Every time I make this, the batter is pretty thick!
Is there a trick to getting the pancakes fluffy like your in the picture? I made these today and they were good but I was wishing they were fluffy? I think if I was to pour the batter thicker it would have spread through the pan and just got wider and thinner. Any suggestions? Love your sight 🙂
We enjoyed these pancakes for dinner tonight and my husband declared them to be the best pancakes he has ever eaten (better than Alton Brown’s!). Funny thing is he turned his nose up while I was making the syrup and said he wouldn’t eat any of it. As soon as he saw it and tasted just a drop he changes his mind. He went back for seconds. Yum. All the kids enjoyed them too…these are our new house pancake. Thanks so much for sharing.
We loved these! They're very filling. I couldn't believe we had leftovers…they were SO good! These will be making a regular appearance in our home. Syrup too! We're pretty picky, so that's a high compliment. 😉
Thanks for this recipe, it is delicious! I have to say it is now one of my favorite pancake recipes. I have made a couple of changes though that I thought I would share. The dough is very thick, so I always add some milk to the batter (about 1/2-3/4 c.). I also use 1/2 sour cream and 1/2 yogurt in the batter and it works out perfectly. I have even used vanilla yogurt and it is even better! For the syrup I also have tried vanilla and strawberry yogurt and it is amazing. We serve these pancakes with fresh berries on top and the strawberry syrup and they are like heaven on a plate. Thanks again for sharing!!!
I just made these pancakes and they are super good.Thanks for sharing.
Did you adjust the baking soda or powder amounts? It sounds like it might taste too salty.
I’ve made this recipe several times, and it’s not too salty with these amounts. Thanks for asking!
The pancakes looked so yummy,I am defiantly making this for breakfast.
Haven’t tried it yet, but that’s 1/2# of butter!! No wonder the syrup is so good! It’s nothing but sugar and butter!!!
I would have to find a way to make these a little healthier!!
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Yum! I am excited to try something other than the blan bisquick pancakes. Thanks for the recipe!
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I can't wait to try this pancake recipe! I'm constantly searching for a fluffy pancake recipe that is good. That sounds like it wouldn't be hard to do…but it really is.
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