Today marked the start of the New York state’s annual standardized tests. I’m not a big fan of standardized testing. I don’t dislike it enough to opt out though so Michael is taking the test. My husband and I tend to downplay the test in our home. We figure that if we needed to do anything extra to prepare Michael for the test, then his teachers would have let us know. They didn’t so we proceed as normal. (See Homework Help Revisited.) I remind Michael to take his time and to look back over his work if he finishes early. Other than that, both of our kids know that we don’t really care about their scores. We just care that they do their best.
When I woke up this morning, I wanted to do something a little special for Michael so decided to make him some pancakes for breakfast. The only problem was that we didn’t have any milk. There was some leftover vanilla Greek yogurt in the refrigerator though so I did a quick Google search for Greek yogurt pancake recipes. I looked at a few of them and made minor modifications to the one from everyday belle. (I suggest that you add 2 teaspoons of sugar to give the pancakes a little bit more sweetness. I also used vanilla yogurt since that is what was handy.)
Greek Yogurt Pancakes Without Milk
Slightly modified from everyday belle
- 6 oz of vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 egg
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp white sugar
1. Stir the yogurt and egg together in a small bowl until they are well mixed. (I actually used a large Pyrex cup instead of a bowl – less dishes!)
2. In a separate medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and sugar.
3. Pour the yogurt and egg mixture into the medium bowl with the flour and baking soda and mix everything together well.
4. Use a large spoon to place the batter into a heated pan and let the pancakes cook over a medium heat.
5. Flip the pancakes when they start to bubble a little on the surface. (You can use a fork to gently lift the edge of the pancake to see if it’s golden brown before flipping it over. Pancakes are best if you only flip them once.) Once both sides are golden brown, remove the pancakes from the pan and enjoy.
The pancakes were really good. Sean even like them and he is the “most selective” eater in our home. On a related note: if you have extra pancakes, did you know that you can warm them up in your normal toaster the next day? I picked up that tip from some article a while ago and it has been so helpful since I like to cook in batches. In any event, if you want to cook some pancakes for breakfast, this recipe is a great option. It even includes a bit more protein than regular pancakes!