These fluffy, tangy breakfast favorites have been upgraded here to be high in fiber and antioxidants as well as protein and good fats. Can be made gluten-free and vegan.
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Preparation Time5 minutes
Cooking Time10 minutes
- 6 oz / 170 g low-fat Greek yogurt, preferably organic pastured or vegan
- ½ cup / 60 g whole grain flour
- 1 egg, preferably organic omega-3 or pastured or ¼ cup / 60 ml flaxseed gel*
- 1½ tsp. / 4½ g baking soda
- 2 tsp. / 9 g softened butter, preferably pastured or olive or nut oil
- Mix egg/gel with Greek yogurt, and set aside.
- Combine dry ingredients.
- Add dry mix mixture to yogurt and egg/gel mixture.
- Brush butter/oil onto a non-stick pan over medium heat. When hot (but not smoking), pour in batter by spoonfuls of slightly over ⅓ cup / 90 ml.
- Cook until golden-brown on both sides, brushing the pan with additional butter/oil as needed .
What do you top the pancakes with??
Hi, mrsaverett05. Sugar-free syrup, preferably based on natual sweeteners like Stevia or sugar alcohols, such as NOW (https://www.amazon.com/NOW-Foods-Zero-Calorie-Sweetener-Certified/dp/B07F1JDWJP) or small amounts of pure fruit preserves.
can you freeze these pancakes
Hi, littleme. Yes, you can freeze them, but be sure to place a sheet of wax paper between each pancake when you wrap them together for freezing.
Can I use einkorn flour instead? And milk kefir instead of yogurt?
Hi, Peajael. Absolutely! Those are excellent choices.
can coconut or almond flour be used instead?
Hi, dlziba01. Yes, but note that coconut flour make require extra moisture. You would probably have the best results mixing the two types of flour.
Greek Yogurt Pancakes – there’s an error in the ingredients list. How much BAKING SODA is needed?
6 oz / 170 g low-fat Greek yogurt, preferably organic pastured or vegan
½ cup / 60 g whole grain flour
1 egg, preferably organic omega-3 or pastured or ¼ cup / 60 ml flaxseed gel*
tsp. / 4½ g baking soda
2 tsp. / 9 g softened butter, preferably pastured or olive or nut oil
*Blend 1 Tbsp. / 15 g whole flax seeds with ½ cup / 120 ml warm water in a food processor or chopper for approximately 30 seconds until a viscous gel forms; strain gel through a wire mesh colander into the desired receptacle, agitating seeds with a spoon or rubber/silicon spatula.
Thanks for the heads-up, kjteeling. The amount is 1½ tsp.
how do you add a recipe from the site into your menu planner? I cant get the exchanges to balance without knowing how to do this.
Hi, Alitg68. If you use the personal version of the Menu Planner application (the right-most option here: https://www.trimdownclub.com/menu-planner), you will see some of our recipes in the “Recipes” subcategory of each major food group. For newer recipes that have not yet been added into the system, you can use them to substitute for the main ingredient in your meal. You can also match up the exchanges visible at the end of each recipe and when you click on “Exchange Mode” in the toolbar above your menu.
I only joined yesterday and i cant find whole grain flour in any supermarket around here. What can i substitute it for?
Also i am confused. Why does each recipe have carb units etc logged. I havent read anywhere how many of each in a day is good.
Hi, Alitg68. Whole grain is just another term for wholemeal, of which whole wheat is an example – the latter is probably what you’ll find at the market. Regarding the exchanges, you can see how many of each food group together meet your needs by clicking on “Exchange mode” in the toolbar above your menu.
I always use either Almond flour or Coconut flour or very often I combine the two.
Hi, charlaepiper. That’s a great idea for making it Paleo and keto!!
If I make a batch of these to use for a few days, how well do they keep and Howard/where is best to store them?
Hi, Susie. It is recommended to store them in the refrigerator if you want to keep them for a few days, or in the freezer if you want to keep them longer. They are fine after reheating.
Can this be done without the flax seed gel? I’ve never heard of it.
Hi, Orneryoutfit. The flax gel is only if you don’t use eggs – if you use eggs, no worries.
For future reference, flax gel is what you get when you combine whole flax seeds and warm water together in a food chopper, run the chopper for about half a minute, and strain.
Hi, mccowles. Pure maple syrup, raw honey, coconut nectar, and yacon syrup are good choices. They are more gentle on your blood sugar than artificial options, but note that they can still add up (each 1-1/2 tablespoons = 1 carb). You can “cut” these with something like JustLikeSugar and water to get more for your carbs.
what kind of syrup for the pancakes?
Hi, dveronica119. Definitely! We do recommend whole food syrups such as real maple and yacon of course. Each tablespoon (15 ml) is considered a carb exchang.
In looking at your personal menu pattern, if you don’t have diabetes, you can have 2 instead of your 2 fat exchanges (if you do have diabetes, then 4 teaspoons or 20 ml) in the morning, in addition to 2 of these pancakes and some fruit.
can I used a lite syrup with these pancakes?
Hi, gilinrd. Chia seed is another option if you don’t want to use actual eggs.
any alternative for flaxseed gel?
Hi, TrishReimz. You can use the same amount.
What amounts of LSA meal can be substituted for flour for gluten intolerances? How does this effect the dietry balances?
Very good and filling. Will do a lot.
Too time consuming
Hi, kah116. You can have more than one pancake – we just provide the information for single servings to make it more flexible for you to fit it into your day. According to your personal measurements, you can have 2 with some syrup (in moderation, of course), along with a serving of fruit. To find out what else we recommend you have with this/these, click on “Exchange view” in the toolbar above your finished menu.
Hi, Paula. You make the gel from whole flax seeds (see instructions between ingredients list and directions), which are available at health-oriented food shops.
Pretty new at this, what replacement do I get in Australia for ‘flaxseed gel’.? Cheers, Paula
I am brand new to trim down. In fact the Greek Yogurt Pancakes are the first recipes I looked at. My question is, for breakfast does a person get only one pancake, if not, how many pancakes? Or does a person get some other things to eat with the pancake? Thank you.