I have never eaten Greek yoghurt before… (pause for the crickets)… I know I know, I am a terrible person! I am so unadventurous with food, especially dairy products, I think it stems from this one time when my Nan accidentally gave me gone-off milk on my cereal when I was a kid! Since then I've stuck to the sell-by dates religiously and I stick to flavours that I trust! I.e cheddar cheese, flavoured yoghurts, and NEVER milk on its own *shudder*.
But I love pancakes, I do, and I love the experience of eating something indulgent that is actually low-fat! I guess you can use whatever Greek yoghurt you want to, I used Total 0% as I wanted to add some cheeky chocolate chips, and it was the last pot on the shelf so I had to have it!
Here is the recipe I used, I adapted it to UK measurements and according to suggestions in the comments:
tsp baking powder
170ml Total 0% Greek yoghurt (1 pot)
handful of dark chocolate chips
1 tsp on vanilla sugar
milk if needed (I used skimmed)
Maple syrup (if you are anything like me ha!)
- Mix together the dry ingredients in one bowl, and the egg and yoghurt in another. Then add them together and mix till thoroughly combined. If it is really thick (which it will be) add some milk to make it a bit more manageable.
- With your frying pan on a low heat and add some cooking spray or a bit of oil or butter (just something to lubricate the pan- lubricate, lol)
- Put in two tablespoons of mixture and spread it out so it is of an even thickness, then wait until the bottom is goldeny brown pancake colour before flipping over!
- As the mixture is quite thick it is important to cook over a low heat so that it doesn't burn and cooks all the way through.
This mixture made three medium pancakes… I already ate one before I took the pictures as I am v. impatient and IT WAS DELICIOUS! The texture is fluffy yet light, moist and just divine! I will without a doubt be making them again! I bet they would be delicious with some fruit too, I would have eaten them with bananas but the ones I've just brought are still bright green..
I also brought some maple syrup as they are obligatory with pancakes imo and yum yum yum I was in heaven...
I have definitely been inspired to use Greek yoghurt in other recipes… I don't think I am quite brave enough yet to try it on its own but we shall see aha!