Kirbie's Cravings

Healthier Fluffy Pancakes

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I was craving pancakes the other day. My favorite pancakes are these sour cream pancakes. The sour cream helps get them so fluffy. But in sticking with trying to lighten things up, I decided to try to make a low fat version of the sour cream pancakes.
photo of syrup being poured over a stack of pancakes
The solution was replacing the sour cream with nonfat Greek strained yogurt. I love using Greek strained yogurt in recipes to reduce fat and calories and make the recipes healthier. It doesn’t always work, but it worked fine in these pancakes.
photo of pancakes on a griddle
I love how fluffy these came out, just like the sour cream version.They do taste slighter less rich than the original version, but they are still really good and satisfied my pancake cravings.
close-up photo of a stack of pancakes

Healthier Fluffy Pancakes

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
These pancakes are lightened up with some Greek yogurt in the batter, but they still come out light and fluffy.


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek strained yogurt
  • 3/4 cup + 1 tbsp milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract


  • Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl. In another bowl combine yogurt, milk, eggs, vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and mix only until combined.
  • Preheat pan/skillet to medium heat. Spray with PAM.
  • Pour the pancake batter into the heated skillet, to the desired size. Once pancakes begin to bubble, flip the pancakes over and cook for another minute on the other side. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve immediately.


Serving: 0.25of recipe, Calories: 276kcal, Carbohydrates: 49g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 2g, Sodium: 647mg, Potassium: 450mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 12g, NET CARBS: 48g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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10 comments on “Healthier Fluffy Pancakes”

  1. Hi I was just wondering how many servings does this make?

  2. How many calories are in a pancake?

  3. This recipe is great! The pancakes always turn out really fluffy and thick.

    I’ve made my own banana version of it, and it turned out great too. You can check it out if you’re interested 🙂

  4. I love using Greek yogurt in place of sour cream. A lot of the time, I’m sure no one would be the wiser if you didn’t tell them. These look great!

  5. i love your recipes! but how do you strain your greek yogurt?

    • It should be already strained when you buy it. I think what you are calling Greek yogurt is actually Greek strained yogurt. =)

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