Greek yogurt has been in the spotlight for quite some time now, and for good reason. Not only is it a source of calcium, it is also high in protein. Protein is vital for many bodily functions such as providing energy and increasing muscle, which increases metabolism and aids in weight loss. Greek yogurt is incredibly creamy and tastes as if you are eating an indulgent treat. Non-fat or two percent is your best bet and contains little to no fat, but is bursting with protein. Whether you start your day with this incredible dairy product, eat it as a snack, or as dessert, it should definitely be incorporated into your daily diet. Here’s one way you can use Greek yogurt to make your pancakes healthy.
Although pancakes can be quite indulgent, this lightened up recipe is anything but. Using non-fat dairy products and whole wheat flour, the nutrition in these slapjacks has been kicked up many notches. You can now enjoy this weekend brunch favourite without any guilt.
Greek Yogurt Pancakes
- 1 cup of non-fat or 2% Greek yogurt
- 3/4 cups of skim milk
- 1 cup of whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup of flour
- 1 egg
- 1 egg white
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
|In a small bowl, combine flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.|
|In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, yogurt, vanilla, and milk.|
|Pour dry ingredients into wet and stir until combined. Do not over mix.|
|Spray a medium size pan with cooking spray over medium heat. Pour batter into pan (make them the size you prefer).|
|Cook until bubbles form—this should take about two minutes, then flip. Cook about another one to two minutes until golden brown.|
This article was written by Shelby Morrison, a Toronto-based food blogger and freelance writer. She has a passion for living the most delicious life, while enjoying every step of the way! She eats her way throughout Toronto, yet loves to travel to different cities for some unique and tasty finds. Visit her web site at www.sweetsnmeats.tumblr.com.