. banana oat greek yogurt pancakes .

by Amanda @ .running with spoons. on January 10, 2014

I’m a no-fuss kind of morning person. Despite the fact that I happily wake up early and jump out of bed full of energy and ready to go, you won’t find me doing anything overly complicated before the sun comes up. Making tea, reading my devotions, journaling, making breakfast — those things I can handle. The rest of the day is crazy enough… mornings should be easy. 

Banana Oat Greek Yogurt Pancakes

On that same note, breakfasts should be easy. As much as I love the idea of freshly baked cinnamon buns and fancy stuffed crepes, the reality of the matter is that bringing a pot of water to a boil and tossing in some oats is about as much effort as I’m willing to put into my morning meal. Make me something else and I’ll gladly eat it; take me out and I’ll gladly order a fancier dish; but since I live alone and no self-respecting restaurant is open by the time I’m ready to gnaw my arm off in the morning, I’m on my own when it comes to breakfast, which means that oats are on the menu more often than not. I’m okay with this… 99% of the time.

But what about that rare occasion where I’m craving something different? What about those mornings where the thought of oats just isn’t appealing? For those days, there’s pancakes…

Banana Oat Greek Yogurt Pancakes

I love pancakes. The reason I don’t make them for breakfast more often is, again, the additional effort it takes. Mixing, pouring, monitoring, flipping — don’t even get me started on the flipping. I’ll literally be standing there over my stove with a white-knuckled grip on my spatula, constantly having to remind myself to be patient. “Not yet. Nooooooot yet. Wait for it. WAIT.” Needless to say, it’s not the simple and serene start that I look for in a day. But, ohhhh, those golden stacks of deliciousness and their sweet siren song…

Banana Oat Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Luckily I’ve come up with a way to have my (pan)cake and eat it too — a foolproof recipe that’s not only quick and easy, but tastes absolutely delicious. The ingredients list is short and simple; the batter doesn’t have to be babied; flipping is a breeze; and you can whip them up in your blender. It’s a recipe even I can manage in the morning, and the result is definitely worth the effort.

Banana Oat Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Banana Oat Greek Yogurt Pancakes
 
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Yields: 1 serving, 6-7 pancakes
Ingredients
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ medium banana, sliced
  • 2 egg whites
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1-2 Tbsp. almond milk
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat a skillet over medium heat and coat it with cooking spray or oil. You want to make sure that it's very hot before you start cooking your pancakes.
  2. Add ingredients to a blender in the order listed and blend until oats are broken down and batter is frothy.
  3. Using a ladle or ¼ cup measuring cup, drop batter onto skillet until desired size of pancakes is reached. Cook until the edges begin to look dry and bubbles start to form on the top of the pancake, about 1 minute. Using a spatula, flip and cook about 2 more minutes on the other side. Repeat with remaining batter, making sure to coat your skillet again with oil between each batch.
  4. Remove from heat and serve with your favourite toppings.

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1 lindsay January 10, 2014 at 6:10 am

you’re killing me
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2 Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 10, 2014 at 7:06 am

But I made them GF for you! :P

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3 lindsay January 10, 2014 at 7:12 am

yes but now i want them ASAP and don’t have patience. LOL!
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4 Balbir July 16, 2014 at 9:11 pm

Can I use normal Yoghurt instead of Greek Yoghurt?

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5 Amanda @ .running with spoons. July 17, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Yup! Normal yogurt should be fine :)

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6 Cori @ olivetorun January 10, 2014 at 6:11 am

Is this for real? Why are we not having breakfast together?
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7 Mary Frances January 10, 2014 at 6:21 am

All my favorite things in one pancake – oats, bananas, and greek yogurt. Winner winner, pancake dinner!
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8 Ms.J January 10, 2014 at 6:22 am

Alright now we talkin’! I see pancakes in my near future..tomorrow’s breakfast? Or tonight’s dinner?.. This morning was overnight oats in a PB jar mixed with a bucketload of cinnamon and some homemade applesauce :)

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9 Heather Murphy January 10, 2014 at 6:22 am

This recipe is great. I normally eat a pitiful breakfast of yogurt and granola, and sometimes I spice it up with a smoothie (it has to be three ingredients or less), but every Sunday we have pancakes and I look forward to it all week. Charlie normally does the cooking, but I just might have to take over this weekend to try the recipe out!
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10 Ali @ Inspiralized January 10, 2014 at 6:23 am

I love the gif!! These look like brilliant pancakes.
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11 Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com January 10, 2014 at 6:23 am

Girl – first these look delectable! Love the syrup pouring all over in that last one! And second, we must be on the same brain wave..or be psychic {me more psycho than psychic though :) } I made oatmeal pancakes earlier this week and then I made banana nut pancakes – with an ingredient list very similar to yours (I experimented with rice flour and did not use any yogurt)!!!
Today though it was oats that I boiled for way too long so it was extra mushy! If we were chatting over breakfast, I would tell ya bout the man who, after having his car totaled, decided to walk to the courthouse to pay a fine- he left his house at 1am to get to the courthouse by 9am! GAH!
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12 Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 10, 2014 at 7:08 am

We MUST be on the same wavelength, because I had oats this morning that I added too much water to and the same mushiness occurred. Bah! I still ate them, but they definitely weren’t the same as my dry and doughy ones :cry:

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13 Amy @ The Little Honey Bee January 10, 2014 at 6:27 am

Ah the syrup video! You know how I feel about my ‘cakes but unless I pre-make them for the week, I reserve them for the weekend when I have more time. Have a lovely one!
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14 Autumn Wieland January 10, 2014 at 6:31 am

nooooo! i wish i would have read this before my unappetizing breakfast of pb toast and vegetable soup!! i even have the ingredients, are rare occasion!
Gorgeous pictures!

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15 Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 10, 2014 at 7:09 am

There’s always dinner! :D

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16 Heather @fitncookies January 10, 2014 at 6:33 am

Check out that video. You’re amazing with photography! I usually have oats for breakfast, but these pancakes look mighty delicious. It looks like a regular recipe, too, not one trying to classify as being healthy but really tasting like yuck. I am looking forward to trying these.
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17 Emma @ Life's A Runner January 10, 2014 at 6:35 am

THIS is why I always need to read blogs before breakfast – so that I can eat ALL THE DELICIOUSNESS right away instead of having to wait until the next morning (the horror). Although, some hot pancakes would have been much appreciated during that -30 degree week, juuuuust saying. ;)
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18 Kim@hungryhealthygirl January 10, 2014 at 6:35 am

Love everything about this post! The recipe sounds terrific, the pictures are beautiful, and we need a tutorial on how you did the last picture. Awesome!

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19 Carly @ Snack Therapy January 10, 2014 at 6:43 am

Oh these are gooood pancakes. I can just tell. That syrup dropping down the side, I just can’t! I can’t.

I’m probably gonna have peanut butter toast for breakfast. Your favorite ;).
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20 meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles January 10, 2014 at 6:47 am

These look delish…I don’t often crave pancakes for breakfast (I don’t count my two-ingredient pancake in this craving category for some reason) but I do make them from scratch often for my son. I am going to try your recipe in the next few days for him when he gets off the egg kick…I make them so many ways and never pay much attention to what I am throwing in but I am pretty sure I have done something similar to this without the almond milk (remember, I am allergic to almonds).
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21 Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 10, 2014 at 7:24 am

I tried to mooch a pancake recipe off my mom, but she’s the same way when it comes to cooking — never measures anything, and “add milk until the batter looks right” isn’t very helpful :lol:

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22 Amber January 10, 2014 at 7:02 am

I’ve never really liked pancakes unless they’re filled with chocolate chips. Crepes on the other hand – I looove those! Especially if they’re filled with nutella and strawberries. :)

Oh, and I had raw oats with blueberries, PB2, and a little protein powder mixed with water for breakfast. Yum!!
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23 Sarah January 10, 2014 at 7:04 am

Your morning routine sounds a lot like mine. I am also an early riser but I enjoy the quiet, effortless pace of my mornings.
I don’t think I’ve ever made myself pancakes. Crazy, huh? When I was a kid all I ever wanted for breakfast was cereal. Yup, I was a picky little snot. I did eat them sometimes in treatment but that was years ago. These look terrific. I doubt mine will turn out quite so beautiful but I think it is high time to break my pancake-free existence.
Hope your weekend is wonderful and includes snowboarding.

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24 Jess January 10, 2014 at 7:10 am

Ha! Just like me. I’m not the make-a-buffet-breakast every morning, and I’m ok with that :D it works for me. I love simple and the less-y0u-do-the-better breakfast! Oatmeal, bananas, almond milk and cereal I’m talking to you! Every now and then I’ll feel more creative and do something like this, or even cook for family if I’m home, but only every now and then!
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25 Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 10, 2014 at 7:31 am

Very.much.ditto. I like to keep things simple in the morning, but I have to admit that pancakes for dinner kind of rocks.

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26 Ashley January 10, 2014 at 7:21 am

omg…I wish I wasn’t at work so I could go home and make these ASAP.

P.S. I like your gif :)
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27 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat January 10, 2014 at 7:37 am

Oh how I love pancakes! I’m definitely an easy breakfast kind of person too! I most often have pancakes for dinner, but when I have more time on the weekends, I do make them for breakfast. These look amazing and again, I love the easy no-fuss ingredients!

I’m currently having your cookie dough smoothie for breakfast, but I used Sunbutter instead of almond butter. That smoothie is pretty much a staple for me. So yummy!
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28 Elise @ 9toFit.com January 10, 2014 at 7:50 am

Looks like perfection to me. Also love the little video image you got going at the end!
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29 Chelsea @ A Fit LittleOne January 10, 2014 at 7:57 am

I had a banana and some almonds since my stomach is a little sensitive in the morning. After my workout I’ll drink my protein shake :). Love this recipe, I might have to make this for the boyfriend today!! I’m not sure what I would tell you. Probably a lot of random crap haha then talk about my cat, then ask you a million questions (because this is what I do to everyone).
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30 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles January 10, 2014 at 8:10 am

Just as an FYI: I was memorized by the pouring syrup pancake for at least a full minute. Mmm….syrup. I actually usually end up with pancakes or waffles as a breakfast-for-dinner, because like you, I can’t handle a lot of breakfast effort in the morning ;-)
For breakfast this morning, I was experimenting with a new pancake recipe – it still needs a bit of tweaking, but hopefully it’ll be declared fit for the blog and posted in the next week or two.
And this morning I would tell you that I just took the dog out for a walk and didn’t freeze my ass off! Yay not-stupidly-cold temperatures! And I would also tell you that I spotted whole wheat pizza dough at the market I went to last night and now I think I need to make pizza…
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31 Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 10, 2014 at 8:59 am

Pancakes for you too?! No kidding! Great minds… ;) And heck YES to the warmer temps! Now if only the sun would actually come out instead of these cloudy grey days we’ve been getting. But I guess I shouldn’t complain since I no longer have to worry about my eyelids freezing shut when I blink…

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32 Alex @ Kenzie Life January 10, 2014 at 8:11 am

I love, love pancakes! There’s nothing better than a hot cup of coffee and a big pancake with lots of butter and syrup and berries (my favorite pancake topping). Hope you have an excellent weekend!
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33 Hollie January 10, 2014 at 8:23 am

Wow you did a really good job on those. I’ve worked with different flours with pancakes and I’ve honestly never gotten them right. They are always just flat and papery pancakes. Maybe I’ll have to try these.
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34 Crystal@TheFastFitRunner January 10, 2014 at 8:26 am

I LOVE pancakes. What I generally do is make them on a Friday or over the weekend, triple up the recipe, and freeze the rest, so I can get at least 2-4 more breakfasts out of them. Just stick them in the microwave for a minute or two and they are almost as good as fresh. I have left them in the freezer for up to 2 months, and still good!
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35 Christine@ Apple of My Eye January 10, 2014 at 8:40 am

I’m TOTALLY making these today! I love the short ingredient list and they just look out of this world!

Now… YOU MUST TELL ME! How did you make your last slideshow image? I’m completely intrigued!
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36 Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 10, 2014 at 10:08 am

I did it using Photoshop. E-mail me and I’ll do my best to explain!

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37 Cassie January 10, 2014 at 9:12 am

I am exactly the same way with pancakes. And they are so yummy! I love that this recipe is white sugar free too. I may be whipping this up for dinner tonight which is when I normally eat my pancakes because it’s a lot of work first thing in the morning!
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38 Ang @ Nutty for Life January 10, 2014 at 9:19 am

AH! I love the syrup pouring GIF! And the new look of the recipe widget… that’s new right? Super cute. I have made greek yog banana pancakes before and they have a great texture. My recipe was similar to this but they came out a bit thicker – I think I would prefer thinner ones like this, though. Once I used coconut greek yogurt in them. I urge you to give that a try, it takes things to the next level!
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39 Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 10, 2014 at 11:27 am

Relatively new — I’ve been using it for the past couple of recipes and I seriously love it. And using flavoured yogurt in pancakes sounds awesome. Definitely going to try experimenting.

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40 Ashley @MilesonOats January 10, 2014 at 9:21 am

Wait….I was already goo-goo eyed with the magical explanation of these hot cakes. But then…then…you slapped me in the face with a syrup pouring GIF?! Are you kidding me? Amanda, I am stuck at the office all day with my pre-packed boring soup, apple, carrots, and hummus. How could you just casually blow my mind with this amazing recipe and I am starving and breakfast doesn’t come again until tomorrow? Haha, I am being too dramatic, but your recipe sounds amazing and I can’t wait to try it.

Thank you for taking epic photos and making me jealous a whole country away. Well played ;)

Also, I had zucchini bread waffles topped with grated apple and warm nut butter. Yes ma’am!
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41 Mary @ Travels with Mary January 10, 2014 at 9:26 am

omg way to make me hungry after I’ve already eaten breakfast!!
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42 Heather @ The Soulful Spoon January 10, 2014 at 9:26 am

Yummy! Not that I’m surprised. Pretty much anything with pancakes, and that you make, looks good!:) Great recipe and I love how you used yogurt in the batter. Such a nice touch dearest<3
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43 Caitlin January 10, 2014 at 9:42 am

I had a bagel because we were out of oats :( And yes I threw a mini tantrum when I realized it. Thank goodness there was one bagel left or I would have been in trouble! Two men in the house mean my usual snacks and breakfast foods disappear much faster than usual…I’m just about ready to start hiding stuff under my bed! Kidding…kind of ;) I have never made pancakes in a blender before so I’m intrigued by this. Oh and I showed your recipe for the bars to Joe…he said I have to make them this weekend or else ;)
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44 Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 10, 2014 at 11:34 am

Confession: I used to hide things all the time when I lived at home. Nothing worse than waking up with a plan and having it thwarted, especially when you have to come up with something new on the fly — not easy to do at 6 AM! Bars… yes… they taste like cookies!

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45 Cassie January 10, 2014 at 9:59 am

These look so great… I’ve always wondered how people make banana-based pancakes so smooth and flat – food processor/Vitamix, now I know!

I had a vaguely similar breakfast, albiet in a different form – slow cooker oatmeal with chia seeds topped with blueberries, cinnamon, banana, peanut butter and a little yogurt. It was amazing.
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46 Lyric January 10, 2014 at 10:18 am

I had a pancake for breakfast today! But now I am regretting that because I want to try these ones! Ps. That photo is so cool and I am embarrassed to tell you I sat at my computer for a good couple minutes watching it..
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47 Morganne @ NutButterRunner January 10, 2014 at 10:19 am

A) I love your pancake recipe
B) Your pancake stack rocks
C) Your photos make me want to faceplant into the screen
D) The syrup action photo/video thing!? AMAZED.
Happy Friday!
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48 Andrea@pencilsandpancakes January 10, 2014 at 10:26 am

Gorgeous photos! They look delicious too
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49 Lisa C. January 10, 2014 at 10:53 am

I’m on a bit of a self-imposed elimination diet right now to try to figure out my tummy troubles. So, for now, I am forgoing gluten and oats. I know oats upset my tummy and I am trying to figure out if gluten does too.

However, I could easily make these with a gluten-free pancake mix! They look delicious!

My breakfast today was a clementine, chopped apple, and walnuts drizzled in almond butter. If we were chatting I would be asking about your favorite eye cream. Do you have one? I am about 9 years older than you, but I have noticed more fine lines around my eyes lately. Any suggestions?

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50 Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 10, 2014 at 11:41 am

I have two that I really love. The one I’m using right now is the Tarte Maracuja C-Brigheter Eye Treatment — http://www.sephora.com/maracuja-c-brighter-eye-treatment-P377545?skuId=1486836

That one and the Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream http://www.sephora.com/ginzing-refreshing-eye-cream-P297511?skuId=1375625 are both awesome choices!

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51 Lisa C. January 10, 2014 at 6:11 pm

Thank you!

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52 Ksenija @ With An Open Mind January 10, 2014 at 11:07 am

This gif makes me drool all over my keypad!!! Too sad I just had dinner – now I am craving pancakes. Well done, lady ;) definitely some breakfast to have this weekend. Still one extra dish to clean, but I am sure they are worth the effort. Now I only have to find some maple syrup or at least honey… though, pancakes are really best with maple syrup. You Canadians must know it ;)
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53 Lauren January 10, 2014 at 11:14 am

I LOVE pancakes. Might have to try this out this weekend!

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54 Lauren January 10, 2014 at 11:22 am

The GIF is killing me. Maple syrup in my mouth!

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55 Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen January 10, 2014 at 11:24 am

That moving picture (wait, what are those called?) with the syrup is so cool! I’m completely mesmerized hahaha.

These look so awesome though. I love banana flavoured pancakes! This morning for breakfast I had oatmeal cooked with cinnamon and chia seeds topped with a banana and almond butter. Simple, but delicious!
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56 Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 10, 2014 at 11:56 am

It’s a GIF, and the oat, banana, and AB combo is seriously one of the best there is. I still need to try adding chia to my oats though…

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57 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl January 10, 2014 at 11:31 am

You have taken it to a whoooooole new level with that gif! Nicely done :).
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58 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! January 10, 2014 at 12:21 pm

LOOOOOVE the simplicity of these! And they look perfect as well! Restaurant quality flap jacks right there!

And of course, I must ask, HOW DID YOU MAKE THAT AWESOME GIF!?
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59 Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 10, 2014 at 1:01 pm

In Photoshop! E-mail me and I’ll do my best to explain!

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60 Maria @ Little Miss Cornucopia January 10, 2014 at 12:27 pm

these look insane! and i almost got knocked off my chair when i saw that gif with the maple syrup pouring. genius! okay..i need to settle down.

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61 Davida @ The Healthy Maven January 10, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Holy crap! Look at that last image!!! You need to teach me how to do that! For real amazing.

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62 Laura@keepinghealthygettingstylish.com January 10, 2014 at 12:48 pm

These look awesome! Maple syrup is a must with pancakes isn’t it!

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63 Lindsay @ Shiny Love Affair January 10, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Are you kidding me with that GIF?! Amazing!
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64 Jay @ Supersonic Sunflower January 10, 2014 at 1:32 pm

YUM! I love quick and easy recipes! Especially the ones where I already have the ingredients :) Can not wait to try this one.
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65 Kim hoeltje January 10, 2014 at 1:48 pm

These look very yummy! I get up at 5am during the week and then eat breakfast at work after the gym. So I need to have it packed and ready to go. I am going to try making these ahead of time, then popping them in the microwave for a few seconds? Just might work! This morning I had 2 english muffins with peanut butter, sliced banana, and sprinkled with cinnamon :)
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66 Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 10, 2014 at 5:32 pm

I think popping them in the micro would definitely work! Although I have to admit that I usually eat my food cold :lol:

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67 Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health January 10, 2014 at 2:25 pm

AMANDA. Your photography is insanely good!! And you have a gif!! I’m so impressed. I think it’s time for a photography tutorial post.

Okay, got that out of my system. Now, these pancakes.look.incredible. I’m a no fuss person when it comes to breakfast too but I’d be more than willing to take out the blender for these bad boys. I’m officially drooling.

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68 Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 10, 2014 at 5:32 pm

Girl, don’t even get me started on photography — your pictures are gorgeous!!

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69 Eating 4 Balance January 10, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Wow. I made something super similar recently from Julie at PBFingers: http://www.pbfingers.com/2011/09/16/banana-bread-protein-pancakes/ 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1/2 banana,
1/4 cup cottage cheese (I used yogurt), 1 egg, and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. I like the idea of baking powder and just two egg whites though because I bet that makes them more FLUFFY! :lol: What do you usually do with leftover yolks? I have no qualms about throwing them out occasionally, but sometimes people have brilliant hidden uses for them…. Oo.. Like a hair conditioning mask or something! Haha.
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70 Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 10, 2014 at 5:35 pm

It’s so fluffy I could DIE! :D

I actually just buy a carton of egg whites for when I don’t need the yolks, but I’ve made hair masks with egg yolks before. Just mix them with a bit of olive oil, some lemon juice, and rosemary oil, and you have a pretty awesome natural mask.

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71 Emily @SinfulNutrition January 10, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Yum! I’ve been meaning to make some good pancakes one weekend, so I think this is a sign I should! Gunna try to make them vegan by subbing the egg whites for a flax egg. Thanks for the recipe!
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72 Arman @ thebigmansworld January 10, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Eating oatmeal as I type this- it’s so funny how on days you mention pancakes are days I’m NOT eating them…strange aura in the air!

I LOVE your take on them- I’ve never tried adding greek yogurt to pancakes before but I can imagine they add a great texture. If we were having breakfast, I’d be enquiring how goal #2 is going….
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73 Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 10, 2014 at 5:39 pm

:lol: I’m still resisting, but because it’s you, I just might do it… Maybe for your birthday :P

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74 Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves January 10, 2014 at 5:55 pm

The beauty. The simplicity. Just perfect. I will be making these ASAP.
This morning I had a couple slices of raisin pumpkin seed toast with coconut oil + Greek yogurt with a sliced banana, cinnamon, and honey. Mmmm.
If we were having breakfast this *evening* [..pancakes for dinner, right?], I would tell you that you’re so right. I’ve actually enjoyed getting back into a routine this week! It’s been pretty busy, but it was kinda…fun? Maybe not the right word to use. ;)
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75 sue January 10, 2014 at 6:09 pm

i am loving the fact that you’re posting more recipes! your recipes are always simple, full of wholesome, non sketchy ingredients, and delish!

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76 Meg @ Meg Go Run January 10, 2014 at 6:35 pm

Those look amazing, Amanda! I had Cheerios and chicken for breakfast. If we were chatting over breakfast, I would tell you how good your food pictures look!
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77 Hayley@healthyregards January 10, 2014 at 6:43 pm

I am the same way! I always have simple oatmeal for breakfast and usually if I make waffles or pancakes or any other breakfast food its post-workout brunch time meal.
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78 Liz @ Carpe Diem and Run January 10, 2014 at 8:51 pm

Yum! The pancakes look so good! I’m with you on the as little as possible effort for breakfast – I do instant oatmeal or a smoothie if I am particularly alert :)

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79 Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate January 11, 2014 at 12:56 am

So I made similar pancakes over the summer and they completely failed. Like eaten as a straight up yogurt bowl with the extra yogurt bowl because they fell apart fail. Obviously this was a sign from the universe that I needed to wait for you to post a pancake recipe.
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80 Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 11, 2014 at 4:46 pm

That’s what happens to my pancakes whenever I try to make them with coconut flour — complete fail. I need to do more experimenting though, because coconut flour = love.

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81 Marina @ Lazy for Diet January 11, 2014 at 6:58 am

This message made my evening! I am ready to sit and simply to look how syrup flows down on pancakes… Again and again. And I very much like the simple list of ingredients… Though all the same very long for my ordinary breakfast! I usually prepare overnight oatmeal to eat it at once as I will wake up… But these pancakes will perfectly work as the second breakfast on Sunday. Or lunch. Or dinner. In general, I can eat pancakes at any time.
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82 Jessica January 11, 2014 at 8:03 am

Those pancakes looks phenomenal.

I don’t usually stray away from flour & buttermilk pancakes because I’m also lazy. These look worth the effort, however! They look like the type of pancakes that would make a great dinner! ;-)

Could I ask…If I don’t want to waste the goodness in the egg yolk, would you just recommend one egg? (Or less milk?) I know the egg whites give the fluffiness but I don’t like wasting eggs and I won’t use the yolks for anything else. Thanks for your help!
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83 Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 11, 2014 at 4:48 pm

You could definitely use one egg instead of the two yolks. But have you ever tried making a hair mask with the yolks? That’s what I do when I just want the whites, and it’s a great hair treatment.

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84 Michelle @ Esculent Dreams January 11, 2014 at 9:21 am

Haven’t had breakfast yet (oops) but I have ALL OF THESE ingredients in my kitchen right now!!! The stars have finally aligned. Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to make them :)
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85 Jessie January 12, 2014 at 12:52 am

Boo! I’m in too much pain from surgery to get up and make myself a stack :( I almost feel like Im watching life fall apart in front of me. Ha! Seriously though GET YO BEHIND TO KUWAIT & MAKE ME BREAKAST!! haha kidding – they do like delicious :)
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86 Hayley January 12, 2014 at 6:48 am

YUM. I know what I’m having for breakfast.

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87 Christina January 12, 2014 at 7:29 am

These look so good! I’ve got a real soft spot for pancakes like this. YUM!
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88 Karen @ The Tasty Bite January 13, 2014 at 7:59 am

This pancake looks so delicious in addition to being healthy! Such a great way to start off the morning.

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89 Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets January 13, 2014 at 9:29 am

I save the fussy yet delicious breakfasts for lunch. This way I get to have my (pan) cake and eat it too.
Your pancake stack is remarkably on point. They look delicious, and I love the idea of tossing it all in the blender. Easy peasy.

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90 Kelsey @ Ramblings of Change January 13, 2014 at 10:20 am

We are very much alike – I’m a no-fuss person as well! And if I am craving something more time-consuming, I break it into breakfast one & two! Today was a Ozery morning round, with PB before leaving for my shuttle to the airport (!!) and breakfast 2 was eating whilst in shuttle, which was chicken sausage and sweet potatoes. And now, for…brunch?…cookies and chai! =) Maybe some actually lunch should be eaten before my flight…
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91 Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 13, 2014 at 10:28 am

Safe flight, Kelsey! Have the most amazing time in FL :D

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92 Allison @ Life's a Bowl January 14, 2014 at 3:22 pm

I LOVE how the syrup is pouring in the last picture… It makes me want a stack of pancakes so much, but I’m at Starbucks. If only they’d start serving short stacks… I think I’m onto something ;)
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93 Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli January 16, 2014 at 8:05 pm

Omg, the GIF was an incredible addition! Totally drooling…and filled with so much pride right about now! You’re always TALKING about making pancakes and now you finally have! I know, I don’t expect you to willingly surrender to the dark side, but I can hold out hope right? Now let’s talk about letting up on that poor little spatula of yours… ;)
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94 sara @ fitcupcaker January 29, 2014 at 8:12 am

I love protein pancakes, I love adding oats and egg whites to them, perfect combo! I also love the last picture of the syrup, makes me want pancakes right now!
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95 Gretta February 1, 2014 at 10:12 am

Love these! I put 2 tbsp of sweetened coconut flakes in the batter to make it sweeter. Perfection!
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96 Marie miller February 1, 2014 at 10:13 am

I thought they were very tasty, with a nutty flavor. They were rather thin, and stuck to the pan in spite of the fact that I used plenty of Pam. I followed the directions exactly, including using the blender. I enjoyed them, just don’t know why they stuck to the pan and were difficult to flip.

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97 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 2, 2014 at 8:07 am

Sorry to hear that, Marie! I didn’t have any problems with mine sticking, but I used a little bit of coconut oil to coat my pan.

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98 Lisa February 14, 2014 at 8:26 pm

How many does this recipe make?

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99 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 15, 2014 at 5:15 am

I usually get around 6-7 pancakes that are around the size of my palm.

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100 anon March 1, 2014 at 4:29 am

im dealing with some food guilt atm so was so pleased to see this pancake recipe that doesn’t call for flour or any added sugar in the recipe. they turned out adorable and i ate them with my own raspberry sauce (25g frozen raspberries blended with 2tsps agave) thank you!!!

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101 Olivia Kaye March 31, 2014 at 2:57 am

I made a recipe like this with just oats, cottage cheese, egg whites and vanilla and it was great. The yogurt ups the protein, these are so healthy! Me and my toddler granddaughter usually have the same thing, Life cereal and banana last morning. Her mom likes frozen pb&jelly on wheat. Daddy’s into high protein for body building. Love your site.

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102 Zoe April 4, 2014 at 4:50 pm

Fantastic recipe, thank you!

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103 Shelly April 5, 2014 at 6:14 pm

These are amazing! I am loving your recipes, you use my favorite staples :-) I have a 3 year old who refuses veggies and a lot of fruit so I’m always looking for sneaky recipes. She LOVES pancakes so I tried these. I even threw in my blender additives of frozen organic blueberries and frozen organic spinach and pumped her up on purple pancakes. She loves them so much I made a bunch, cooked them on the waffle iron, and froze them. I can throw them in the toaster in the morning like an Eggo and she starts her day with tons of healthy power foods. So awesome, keep all these fun and fabulous recipes coming please!

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104 Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 5, 2014 at 6:33 pm

Thanks for letting me know, Shelly! I’m glad you liked them :D And I’m seriously loving the idea of cooking them on the waffle iron! I’ll have to try that myself…

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105 Kelsey April 8, 2014 at 8:33 am

These look delicious! Definitely trying these tomorrow morning! Is the recipe above for one serving?

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106 Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 8, 2014 at 8:53 am

It is! I usually finish the whole thing in one sitting.

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107 Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl April 19, 2014 at 10:58 am

Eating these for lunch as I type!! Oh my goodness love how easy they are and so, so, so scrumptious!!! Great recipe, Amanda!
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108 christine smith April 26, 2014 at 6:37 am

I tried these and they were so yummy! Thanks for the awesome recipe :)

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109 Cassie April 27, 2014 at 3:10 pm

I don’t believe in getting rid of the egg yolk… would it completely throw off the recipe if I used 2 eggs?

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110 Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 27, 2014 at 5:13 pm

2 eggs would probably be too many, but 1 whole egg shouldn’t be a problem!

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111 Chelsea @ Chelsea Eats Treats May 1, 2014 at 2:29 pm

Wow what a great recipe! This is my first time visiting your blog (hello!) and I have to say I am super impressed by your pancake photos. Love the GIF too!
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112 Joleen May 7, 2014 at 12:31 pm

These pancakes look so delicious! Thanks for the inspiration :)

http://bythesparklingsea.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/greek-yogurt-pancakes/

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113 Tara May 14, 2014 at 8:53 am

These were very good and appropriate for my 1 year old who I prefer not to feed sugar or white flour. Thanks for the recipe. I have tried a few with flax and coconut flour that have turned out terribly (wouldn’t cook through). Oat flour is a good alternative.

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114 Anna June 11, 2014 at 6:39 pm

Literally my new favorite pancake recipe. No sugar?! No Flour?! Ahhh, I made a giant one and folded it over and inside was banana-cacao-chia goodness, topped with melted PB and grandmas jam. Oh yea and that was my dinner. So full, so happy. Thank you.

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115 Theadore July 15, 2014 at 7:14 pm

Awesome recipe I can’t wait to make it!! But I don’t have eggs so can I make this recipe without egg whites? Thanks!

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116 Amanda @ .running with spoons. July 16, 2014 at 9:56 am

I’ve never tried it myself, but I’m going to assume that you can’t leave the egg whites out. I mean, you probably could, but the texture would be a lot different and I don’t think they’d come out as fluffy.

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117 Jessica July 29, 2014 at 9:05 am

What is the amount of calories in one pancake? Or for the whole recipe? Thanks

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118 Amanda @ .running with spoons. July 29, 2014 at 9:41 am

Sorry, Jessica, but I don’t calculate the calories in my recipes — I just try to focus on using good ingredients. If I had to take a rough guess, though, I’d say the entire recipe clocks in at around 270 or so.

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119 Tara August 19, 2014 at 1:09 pm

I love your recipe and have made it for my family. Instead of using a banana, I added one granny smith apple 2 extra TBS of oats, and one TBS of brown sugar (you can take that out of course, but it just adds great flavor). So amazing! Thank you for such a healthy and delicious (did I mention really quick?) breakfast idea.

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120 TLilly August 31, 2014 at 10:23 am

Made this cakes this morning, delish. I was wondering how they compare, nutritionally, to reg. pancakes?

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121 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 4, 2014 at 3:01 pm

I’m glad you liked them! There’s more fibre in these pancakes thanks to the oats, as well as more protein from the addition of Greek yogurt. They’re also low in fat and don’t contain any refined sugars.

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122 Breaking The Momma Mold September 4, 2014 at 11:01 am

I JUST made these. I was randomly craving pancakes but wanted a more healthy version and I LOVE this recipe. The were delish! Thanks so much for sharing!!
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123 Rebecca September 24, 2014 at 8:04 am

I made these pancakes, and they were oh so yummy!! I followed the recipe exactly, even the cooking minutes, BUT there is still just one issue I’ve had: the middle is still gooey. I try to make sure the heat isn’t too high, to prevent burning the pancakes. I add plenty of coconut oil to the pan, but perhaps I just need to let them cook longer than 2 minutes? Thanks for your help!

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124 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 24, 2014 at 9:58 am

Hi Rebecca! Definitely let them cook for a few more minutes if you find that the centres aren’t done. Stovetops and pans can vary so much, so it’s hard to find a time that will work universally. I’m glad you enjoyed them, though!

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