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Healthy Whole Grain Banana Yogurt Pancakes

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Pancakes loaded with the good stuff, whole grains, banana, yogurt and no added sugar! They are soft and flavorful and ready to be your breakfast! 

Close stack of banana pancakes with oatmeal and yogurt topped with banana slices and maple syrup.

Sometimes you just want pancakes. Or is that just me? I have been really wanting to turn some of our fresh strawberries into pancake topping since they started ripening.  

But we don’t ever sit down for breakfast.  I certainly don’t have the time to make a full breakfast during the week.  On weekends it always sounds nice, but we don’t follow through.

plate of whole grain banana yogurt pancakes with bacon and strawberries

So, I decided if I wanted to have my pancakes, it was going to have to be for dinner.  The problem is, with all of the junk food we have had around lately I was feeling guilty about having all that sugar for dinner.   

 So, I made a healthy pancake instead.  The only sugar in these pancakes themselves comes from a banana.  

Bowl of pancake batter with whole wheat, oatmeal, yogurt and bananas.

The topping the first time we made them was mostly fresh strawberries, with just enough real maple syrup to make them the right consistency.  (As you can see we also enjoy them with plain old maple syrup as well!) 

This time we added some sliced bananas and a drizzle of our homemade maple syrup. I can see a mix of peanut butter and maple syrup being delicious as well.

pouring maple syrup over stack of pancakes with sliced bananas on top.

Add to that yogurt, whole wheat flour and oatmeal and there really isn’t much to feel guilty about.  Except the bacon.  But hey, isn’t it worth it for bacon?!

For a protein packed pancake breakfast, try oatmeal and cottage cheese blender pancakes.  There is no refined sugar in them, just nutritious goodness!

Or whip up a banana sheet pan pancake. It’s a great way to make a delicious breakfast for the family without flipping individual cakes.

Stack of banana yogurt pancakes with jar of syrup in background.
Yield: 8 Servings

Healthy Whole Grain Banana Yogurt Pancakes

pouring maple syrup over stack of pancakes with sliced bananas on top.

Pancakes loaded with the good stuff, whole grains, banana, yogurt and no added sugar! They are soft and flavorful and ready to be your breakfast!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • oil for cooking

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the flour, oats, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.
  2. In a large bowl, mash banana until smooth. Stir in the egg until well mixed. Then add milk, vanilla and yogurt, stirring until combined and smooth.
  3. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined. Do not overmix.
  4. Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat. Coat with oil (I used coconut oil, but vegetable oil would work fine).
  5. Once hot, spoon batter onto pan 1/4-1/3 of a cup at a time. The batter is relatively thick, but if you work quickly you can spread it into circles.
  6. Cook for about a minute on the first side. They are ready to flip when they begin to bubble. Flip and cook on the other side for another 2 minutes or until cooked through.

Notes

If you want to keep your pancakes warm as you finish the batch, you can place them in a 200 F degree oven until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 163Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 330mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 7g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Pancakes loaded with the good stuff, whole grains, banana, yogurt and no added sugar! They are soft and flavorful and ready to be your breakfast!

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Anonymous

Thursday 9th of July 2015

Love the idea of sweetening the pancake with banana and no sugar. Will have to give this a go! Thanks for sharing with the #BlogFair.

Carlee

Thursday 9th of July 2015

Me too! We eat way more sugar than we should already, so I like being able to sub in fruit when possible. Thanks for hosting!

Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

Thursday 25th of June 2015

Healthy and delicious! Thanks for linking up with us at #AnythingGoes

Carlee

Thursday 25th of June 2015

I love it when the two come together ;-) Thanks for hosting!

Carlee

Monday 22nd of June 2015

I hope she loves them! Thanks for hosting, see you Friday!

Unknown

Saturday 20th of June 2015

Yum yum yum! This looks soooo delicious. Stopping by from Lady Behind the Curtain - would love for you to stop by my baking blog to say hello! x

Carlee

Saturday 20th of June 2015

Thank you!

Stacey

Friday 19th of June 2015

We love having breakfast for dinner! Breakfast foods are my favorite! Those pancakes look very tasty. I've never tried using yogurt in pancakes.

Carlee

Friday 19th of June 2015

It is a really nice addition to keep the pancakes light and fluffy! Breakfast is a favorite of mine too!

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