Light and Tasty Lemon Yogurt Pancakes

"I've seen several lemon pancake recipes, but they had either cottage cheese or ricotta. These are made with yogurt. They're low fat too. From Outpost Natural Foods. Instead of lemon flavored yogurt, I use plain and add 1/2 lemon to a double batch. 8 pancakes wouldn't go very far in this family!"
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  • In bowl, beat the egg and mix in the yogurt, milk and oil.
  • Stir in sugar and nutmeg.
  • In separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Add the flour mixture to the liquid and mix. The batter will be thick.
  • Grease and heat a griddle and pour out 1/4 C batter.
  • Cook pancakes until they begin to bubble, then turn and cook on other side.
  • Serve warm with maple syrup or Cherry Pancake Syrup.

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  1. Jan 3 2010: Really, really good pancakes. I used plain yoghurt and added 1 tsp of lemon juice. Just love the flavour of these as did the rest of the family. We will definitely make these again. Update Nov 29 2010: I just had to let you know that I must have made these pancakes at least 20 times by now. They are a stable in our fridge meaning that I will mix the batter ahead for a quick breakfast for the kids on weekday mornings. I use yoghurt 1 tsp of lemon juice and I by now completely omit the oil - I don't find it necessary at all. All together a healthy breakfast when served with some applesauce. I have also served these for the morning after a big slumber party and I am now known as 'the mom that makes really good pancakes...'
  2. These where good, but my one regret was that they weren't as lemony as I expected. I used lemon yogurt, and even added some lemon extract, because I love lemon.. but the flavor wasn't strong at all. I'd still make these again though!
  3. These were nice..I would have liked a little more lemon flavour, maybe some4lemon juice or extract added would be great...but the texture was good and these tasted great straight from the pan, didn't need anything on top.
  4. I liked these very much. DH and DD did not. I thought they were very light and fluffy. Not overly sweet and very tasty.
  5. I used plain yogurt and added zest of one lemon. I added more milk cause I like my pancakes less thick. I used vegetable oil. I omitted the nutmeg. I really loved the texture of the pancakes and the taste of lemon. I love the fact that there is only one egg. I'll do this again and may try with other flavor of yogurt. Thanks Wi Cheesehead :) Made for Zaar Star Game


  1. I left the oil out (just add a little more milk or even water if necessary), used nonfat plain Greek yogurt, zest and juice of one lemon and just a dash of salt. They came out great! (also, if you follow my tweaks and also use non-fat milk, these are 4 points on ww freestyle for 2 pancakes!)
  2. I used sour cream in place of yogurt and that worked well, the pancakes were wonderful, thanks Cheesey!


I am a Christian wife and mother of 3 kids. Since my DH's high cholesterol, we've been eating better. I never used to like cooking. Since eating better, I've liked learning and preparing new recipes. My kids haven't reconciled themselves to the new eating yet. I grind my own grain and make all my own breads.?Working 2 hours a day in the local high school lunch room.??I am homeschooling my high schooler.? ?Also found out 1 child has multiple food allergies (wheat, dairy, tomato, chocolate, etc) and another is gluten sensitive. So, we just started (July 09) eating gluten and dairy free. I've been busy with getting our house market ready, even though it's not the best time for that.?
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