Do you have a holiday morning tradition? This year I’m celebrating with Tony and his family; we’ll each be bringing a brunch dish on Christmas morning. I haven’t decided what I’ll be making yet: french toast, pancakes, mini cinnamon rolls or banana bread. I’m definitely leaning towards the homemade mini cinnamon rolls; what do you guys think?
Of course, Christmas morning is very different from my usual breakfast. During the typical weekday, I love eggs and toast with avocado, or my cottage cheese pancakes. When I start the morning with high-protein foods, I’m always full until lunch. The other day I looked at the sodium content in my cottage cheese and was a little shocked at how much it contained: 400mg! WHAT.
After that I decided to do a little experimenting with the recipe to keep down the sodium, but still keep me full and satisfied. After some recipe testing, I found that you can sub Greek or Skyr yogurt for the cottage cheese and the pancakes will still be FABULOUS. And oh my goodness, SO filling.
I used siggi’s yogurt in my recipe which is pretty much my go-to yogurt these days. Did you know it’s actually an Iclandic-style strained yogurt? Which in my opinion is similar to thick Greek yogurts, except without all of the extra sugar. I love it because it isn’t as sweet as the other fruit yogurts out there AND it’s blended, meaning all you get is rich, silky-smooth nonfat yogurt. That’s also probably the number one reason these pancakes will keep you full forever.
I’ve been loving using different flavors of siggi’s yogurt in this pancake recipe, such as vanilla bean, acai-mixed berry and blueberry. There’s also some banana in these pancakes, so what you end up getting is something that tastes very similar to banana bread. YUM.
Know what else I love to do? Sub chocolate chips for blueberries. YEP that magic is called oatmeal chocolate chip banana bread pancakes. Get with it.
In all seriousness, these are super healthy and always stocked in my freezer for crazy mornings or sometimes a treat (if I make them with chocolate chips). I personally think Christmas morning calls for using chocolate chips, but again it’s up to you! You can check out more siggi’s dairy recipes here!
Ps. Definitely having the chocolate chip version for my birthday breakfast on Monday.
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- 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 container (5.3 oz) siggi's blueberry or vanilla bean yogurt
- 1/2 medium ripe banana
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, plus more for serving
Place all ingredients except fresh blueberries into a blender; blend until smooth. You may need to add a teaspoon or two of almond milk if batter is way too thick. .
Set batter aside to thicken up for a few minutes. If batter is too thin, add a tablespoon or two more of oats and blend again
Lightly coat a large nonstick skillet or griddle with butter or cooking spray and heat over medium low heat. Drop batter by 1/4 cup onto skillet. Add a few blueberries on top. Cook until bubbles appear on top. Flip cakes and cook until golden brown on underside. Wipe skillet clean and repeat with more cooking spray and remaining batter. Makes 4 pancakes.
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Just made them-the kids and I love them! No shock there though-we love every recipe that I have tried from you. Two of my 3 kids need to eat GF and in searching for recipe’s I came across your blog. So much of prepared GF food has no fiber or has high sugar content, and the specialty flours are expensive! Your flourless and GF recipes save me from sticker shock and sugar shock! Has anyone ever mentioned how awful sugar OD is in you children??? I so appreciate your ingenuity and passion. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and find complete and utter satisfaction in all that you do. xoxo Sarah
Grand recipe really enjoy these for dinner self Can’t help wonder if a similar recipe wouldn’t make a delightful muffin. Thanks for sharing. Excited to find your site
So glad you enjoyed! I have some great blueberry muffin recipes you might like too 🙂 try this one or this one!
You definitely need to bring mini cinnamon rolls. Everyone will love you! I’d love you for these too though. I just love breakfast food.
What a great way to start the day with plenty of protein! These look delicious!
I see you’ve had your breakfast protein Tori …. so now you’ll definitely be ready for this protein dinner delight. 🙂
I vote mini cinnamon rolls! And these PANCAKES, oh my gosh. Blueberries are the bomb in pretty much everything I could live off them and nothing else amen. You’re so right — mega protein for breakfast is a definite energy boost. I love how these whip up in a blender! Genius, I tell ya. Pinning!
I’m looking all over your blog site for your mini-cinnamon roll recipe. I need it for Christmas morning too!
Oh no! I haven’t put them on the blog yet.
Yum! These pancakes look delicious, Monique.
Thank you SO much for this recipe! I made this and stretched the batter out to 8 small pancakes and fed my fiancé and I. It was surprisingly filling and VERY delicious 😉
Is there any way you could leave out the yoghurt.
I just made them and they came out great my suggestion is smaller pancakes and cook on very low heat for longer.
Mini cinnamon rolls yes! Bring it on. That sounds like a special treat for Christmas day especially if I can make them ahead.
I adore these! So good. I froze them and they hold up really well. Thanks so much!
How did you froze them?
what other fruits can be used instead of blueberry?
Any kind of berry would be delicious!
I used strawberries and they were fabulous too. Also tried small pieces of kiwi fruit and cooked apple but the pancakes don’t cook so well staying a bit soggy. The kiwi fruit went very soft and fell out. Still I love these pancakes and we have them often. I always cook a double batch and we eat the leftovers for afternoon tea! One of my very favourite breakfast recipes now. Thanks so much. 😃
Forgot the rating.
Strawberries sound delicious in here, too! I’ll have to start making these with my afternoon coffee 🙂
Quick oats instead of Rolled Oats and cooks through just fine.
Is it possible to leave out the bananas? I’m allergic to them 🙁
You could try apple sauce/cooked apple but you’d have to experiment with quantities.
They don’t cook in the middle. Tried spreading them thinly on the pan but it still didn’t work. Ending up throwing the lot in the bin. So disappointed.
You could try this: After I add the blueberries, I push them into the batter with the spatula otherwise when you turn them the batter sits up on top of the berries and away from the pan and they don’t cook as well.
Is there a good replacement for banana? (I’m allergic)
I just made these for breakfast the other day and they were delicious! I made about 8 small pancakes instead of 4 larger ones and they cooked perfectly.
I’m not sure why so many people were having trouble getting these to cook in the middle. I made these last weekend for my birthday and they were the best pancakes I’ve ever made and so delicious!! They blended well, flipped easily and were a perfect golden brown. So moist and yummy!! I’ll definitely be making these every weekend from now on. (I used Dannon 100 calorie vanilla greek yogurt )…Perfect 🙂
I LOVE blueberry pancakes, but almost never make them for breakfast since I try to avoid simple carbohydrates and go for protein-packed meals. But these sound perfect! I’ll have to try them on the mornings I’m not rushing out the door last-minute 🙂
Is there a substitute for the oats? I always get an unpleasant reaction to oats. Maybe coconut flour, or almond meal, or…?
Great recipe! But mine did not cook in the middle. Any ideas of what I need to do differently?
Could you make these ahead of time and freeze them?
You most probably could, however they may not taste as fresh!
We have made these several times now and they always turn out great! My 2 & 4 year old love the taste and we love the protein. We use frozen blueberries every time, but we let them thaw a little in the batter before cooking on the cast iron. Delicious every time! Thank you!
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This recipe sounds delicious! I was just wondering is there something i could substitute the blueberries for? (perhaps strawberries)? Thanks x
You bet! Strawberries would be great.
Thank you very much for the recipe! We loved it!
You’re welcome! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂
Hello, could you please supply the carbs for the blue berry yogurt pancakes.
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Can I make this batter the night before, blend it to mix in the morning of and then cook the pancakes?
Planning on making tomorrow for First Day of School Breakfast!
Hi Karen! I think that should work just fine 🙂 Enjoy!
Since you mentioned your concern about the sodium content in the protein pancakes with cottage cheese pancakes, do you know the sodium content for these pancakes?
I haven’t done an exact calculation, but it is very minimal as these ingredients are low in sodium (and are divided in half for the servings).
These are delicious, and I love how you styled the photos!
I linked to this recipe from my recent blog post (giving you full credit, of course). I hope you don’t mind!
Happy National Pancake Day!
Thanks for the share! Happy National Pancake Day (one day late) 🙂
Any kind of berry would be delicious!
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My husband and I LOVE these pancakes! Thanks so much for the recipe!
So happy to hear that!!
Very good Going try it.
What is the carb content ? They were delicious!
I actually didn’t calculate the carb content in this recipe, but feel free to do so by entering the ingredients into a nutrition calculator. Glad you enjoyed them!
I soaked my oats in apple
Juice overnight and then followed your recipe exactly – they were sensational:)
Thanks and I look forward to trying more of your recipes:)
So glad you enjoyed! Hope you find some more favorite recipes on here, too 🙂
I tried cooking mine on low and they still didn’t cook in the middle
Very strange! If the batter seemed a bit thin, I would try blending with about a tablespoon or two more of the oats.
I am having the same problem! I cook it on low for a long time and the middle still isn’t cooked
I would try blending them with about 1-2 more tablespoons of oats, and pushing the blueberries in once you pour the batter on the pan!
The other thing I’ve noticed about these, my favourite pancakes EVER (thank you again Monique 😊) is the smaller the berries, the closer the batter is to the pan when you turn them. Larger berries make the batter stand up higher when you flip them so you need to push the mixture down with your spatula and maybe even squash the berries slightly to get the batter to make contact with the fry pan. Otherwise they will not cook as well in the middle. Don’t let that put you off making these. They are easy and SENSATIONAL!
That’s a great tip! So glad you love these 🙂
These are amazing! I made 6 smaller pancakes and cooked them covered in a non-stick skillet and they turned out great. If you’re having trouble with them cooking through I would put a lid on the frying pan to create more even heat. These are the best morning treat that aren’t actually a calorie splurge. I’m going to try making up some to freeze for mid-week breakfast
Delicious! And great tip on the lid 🙂 So glad you enjoyed these!
This is now my go-to recipe for pancakes. I added a dash of ground cinnamon because both blueberries and oatmeal have an affinity for it. I used a large well seasoned cast iron skillet with coconut oil and the pancakes came out perfectly delicious!
Amazing!! Cinnamon sounds delicious in here 🙂
Woah. I’m super excited to try these ASAP! I’ve been looking for quick and easy breakfast ideas that I can take to-go since I am ALWAYS running late in the mornings… and I don’t like oatmeal or yogurt on their own 🙁 🙁 🙁 but love them in recipes, so this is perfect!! Would you mind sharing your tips on freezing? Do you have to thaw them overnight? Warm up in the microwave? I’m thinking I could make a big batch to freeze and then warm them up once I get to the office to save time!
These are perfect!! I would just reheat them in the microwave 🙂 Enjoy!
Hey! I made these with my roommate on Saturday for dinner and ending up making them again on Sunday and looking forward to them for dinner again tonight. SO OBSESSED. Not to mention healthy and felt so good after them. We added banana, cinnamon, chia seeds, and peanut button on top.
Additionally — we blended the blueberries in with everything else which make cooking so much easier. Thank you so much for this! Love, love.
Hi! LOVE the pancakes for dinner idea 🙂 So happy you guys loved these!!
I’m loving these pancakes. I wondering if they could be made without the banana to lower the carb count?
Do you know what the carb count is?
I love these! Do you know the carb count per serving?
Wow! These are amazing! I can’t wait to explore your site for more recipes!
So glad you liked them! Hope you find some more that you love here 🙂
Is it possible to make these without the egg?
I haven’t tried it, but you could maybe try a flax egg?
Mine stuck like crazy to the griddle! Any suggestions because what I could salvage was delicious!
Strange! I’d suggest a little extra coconut oil or cooking spray on your pan.
Just made these and they’re incredible! I’m wondering, if I freeze them how should I re-heat when I’m ready to eat?
So glad you like them! You should be able to re-heat a few at a time in the microwave.
They were delicious and quick to make. I’ve doubled the recipe and put them in the freezer.
Glad you enjoyed!
These pancakes are delicious! I had to switch the baking powder for baking soda since I can’t have corn, but they still turned out great. With lots of new food allergies, finding yummy recipes is hard but oatmeal based stuff rocks!
Perfect! I have tons of oatmeal based recipes here 🙂 Glad your finding some you love!
I really do not like banana. Is there any other substitution for banana?
Side note: any time someone says you can’t taste the banana in something and to use it, I can still taste it. Just my luck! So I would love a substitute
Sure, you can try mashed sweet potato or applesauce!
I used half a cup of fage because I didn’t have Sigis and they came out great! Yogurt pancakes don’t always cook well for me but these flipped so nicely. Thanks!
Great! Glad you liked them 🙂
How many carbs in the pancakes? Also can I substitute a different yogurt? Unfortunately I can’t get the exact yogurt listed in the recipe.
About 29g per serving. Feel free to use an equal amount of your favorite greek yogurt!
We all wake up at different times so I don’t want to run the blender in the morning. Would it be better to blend them the night before and store them in the fridge until morning? Or cook them the night before and then reheat them in the morning?
These sounded so delicious but were one big gooey mess. I followed instructions completely. Never really cooked like a pancake, stuck horribly. Any idea what I’m doing wrong? Ideally want them to work!
Did you use siggi’s yogurt? I just made these recently and had no issues whatsoever! Was the batter thick or thin?
everyone LOVES these healthy pancakes — so easy and great for kids!
I tried to make these but they weren’t fluffy inside, but wet and gloopy after the the bubbles were all popped. Is this normal 🙁
Sorry to hear you had a problem. Did you use siggi’s yogurt and rolled oats? That’s the only yogurt I’ve tested with this recipe!
Just made these for the first time. After reading several reviews I was afraid they may not cook through. They did and they are delicious! I doubled the recipe except for the egg. I only used one. I only had one container of siggi’s yogurt (vanilla & cinnamon) so used that and added the same amount of plain 2% Greek yogurt. Once the batter was blended I added 1/2 cup of frozen organic wild blueberries, gently mixed in and let everything sit for five minutes. These pancakes cooked beautifully and tasted yummy! 😋 I was able to make 10 good sized pancakes. My 2 year old granddaughter who LOVES blueberries ate 3 pancakes and said “Mmmm”! I agree!!
Thank you Monique ❤️
Perfect! Glad you loved these and that they’re kiddo approved 🙂
I do not recommend adding fruit!! I couldn’t even finish a few bites. Maybe plain or with choc chips they would taste fine, but i did not enjoy them one bit. Batter smelled good, though.
Hi! Sorry to hear that you didn’t like them with blueberries. Feel free to leave them out or use chocolate chips if you like them better!
Delicious! Made them once with blueberry yogurt and blueberries and once just vanilla – vanilla was my favorite. Such an easy recipe!
Perfect! Glad you loved them!
This was my first time making pancakes with oatmeal and yogurt and it was delicious!! I love the simplicity of the ingredients and how filling they are. I used plain greek yogurt because that’s what I had and they came out great. Perhaps they weren’t as sweet, but I was absolutely fine with it. I could always modify that with some maple syrup. Excellent recipe!!
So happy to hear that!
These oatmeal, banana, blueberry, yoghurt pancakes were yummy. I used frozen mixed berries, plain Greek yoghurt, a full banana and a drizzle of honey in the batter so it was mushier than it should have been but not too tricky to flip over. I will definitely try them again with chocolate chips maybe. Thank you for this recipe.
Perfect! Glad you enjoyed!
I found this recipe to be a complete fail. I pit ingredients in blender in order listed and oats were stuck in the bottom. Had to add half a cup of water to make a batter. Half the oats were still in the bottom when i poured the batter into the pan. Pancakes came out raw, mushy and flavourless
Hi Susan – What type of blender did you use? Sounds like it wasn’t high powered enough.