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Banana Blueberry Greek Yogurt Pancakes

The range of recipes I share with you represent the range of recipes I cook for my family. Obviously, most of what we cook has a Mediterranean origin, but I also cook plenty of classic American family foods. Banana & Blueberry Pancakes can be found in many cultures in different variations and we really like the thick, hearty American version. I make them with Greek yogurt for extra flavor and because it creates a denser texture. Plus, the yogurt adds a nice shot of protein to them that I like my kids to have to start the day.

I find pancakes a little tricky to make on a school morning since they require stovetop time. Typically, we aren’t up early enough to prepare a full seated breakfast most days. However, on the weekends and vacations we love to make them! I make sure I’ve collected the ingredients during the week, then we mix up the batter and fire up the skillet and get cracking. I pile them high on plates as they come off the heat and my kids typically drizzle them with maple syrup and eat them while they are still hot.

Since these pancakes are filled with fruit and protein, they are really nice and hearty. They are one of my go-to breakfasts to serve on mornings before we ski, or have a big day ahead of us. They even make a filling breakfast-for-dinner in a pinch. You can also switch out the fruits you use depending on the season. Raspberries, strawberries, and apple chunks all taste great.

Our topping of choice for pancakes is real maple syrup. I know some people also prefer honey, powdered sugar, or simply butter. Top the pancakes with whatever you’d like and enjoy them. In some ways, for adults, they are still the ultimate comfort food. When they’re filled with tangy yogurt and lovely fruit you simply can’t help but enjoy them no matter your age!

Banana + Blueberry Greek Yogurt Pancakes

If you have children, you make pancakes! This is a great pancake recipe my family loves. I like to make it for them because it is so healthy since it is filled with Greek yogurt and lots of delicious fruit. I often get a big stovetop skillet going and make big batches on weekend mornings! Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup plain Greek yogurt 1 egg 1/4 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup blueberries 1 ripe banana Butter or oil for cooking Instructions: 1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. 2. In another bowl, whisk together the yogurt, egg, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth. 3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Don't overmix. 4. Heat a nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Add a little butter or spray. 5. Use ice cream scooper to put batter on the skillet, add blueberries to each pancake.

6. Cook until sides start browning, these pancakes don’t necessarily start bubbling, then flip and cook until golden brown on both sides.

7. Repeat with the remaining batter, adding more butter or spray to the skillet as needed.

Nikki Glekas is the owner of Nikki Glekas Events, a full-service catering and events company located in Stamford, CT.. To discuss further please contact or call 203.658.8659.

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