Frugal Foodie Mama: Banana Split Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Banana Split Greek Yogurt Pancakes

These tasty & filling Banana Split Greek Yogurt Pancakes are chock full of low fat Greek yogurt & milk...
These tasty & filling Banana Split Greek Yogurt Pancakes are chock full of low fat Greek yogurt & milk.
This dairy packed recipe was created in partnership with the ADA Mideast. As always, all thoughts & opinions expressed below are 100% my own.

I am finding it hard to believe that it is that time of the year again- back to school! Backpacks have been picked out & purchased. The school supply list has been checked off. And we are starting to ease back into that school year routine. Another way I am getting ready for the start of the school year is to start compiling a rotation of healthy breakfast recipes with staying power. The easiest way to do that? Making sure that each of these recipes are packed with protein powered dairy like these Banana Split Greek Yogurt Pancakes I am sharing with you all today.

Not only are dairy foods a quick & budget friendly way to keep your kiddos fueled and ready to go throughout the day, but each serving also happens to contain 9 essential nutrients & 8 grams of high quality protein. Experts recommend that we get in at least 3 servings of low fat or fat-free dairy (think a glass of milk, a yogurt cup, a cheese stick, etc.) every day, but most of us need an extra serving each day to meet the daily nutritional recommendations. 

These tasty & filling Banana Split Greek Yogurt Pancakes are chock full of low fat Greek yogurt & milk.

Lucky for us all, these tasty Banana Split Greek Yogurt Pancakes are chock full of low fat Greek yogurt & milk. They also happen to be 100% kid approved. You can even freeze these & then quickly reheat them for an easy & filling breakfast on busy school mornings.


These tasty & filling Banana Split Greek Yogurt Pancakes are chock full of low fat Greek yogurt & milk.

These pancakes turned out soft & fluffy on the inside and perfectly golden brown & crisp on the outside. We swapped out the usual butter and sugary syrup for the traditional (and healthier!) fruit toppings of a banana split- crushed pineapple and fresh strawberry & banana slices. Trust me, folks... my kids didn't even miss the sticky syrup with these! ;)

These tasty & filling Banana Split Greek Yogurt Pancakes are chock full of low fat Greek yogurt & milk.

Banana Split Greek Yogurt Pancakes
by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
Ingredients (6-8 pancakes, Serves 2-3)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (5.3 oz) container of low fat strawberry banana Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Crushed pineapple (drained), sliced strawberries, & banana slices- for topping
Instructions
Preheat your griddle to 350-400 degrees. Alternatively, heat a skillet over medium heat.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, Greek yogurt, milk, sugar, & vanilla extract. Add in the flour & baking powder, & then mix into the wet ingredients.

Once the griddle or skillet is heated, spray with nonstick cooking spray. Use 1/3 cup of batter for each pancake. Flip once the batter on top starts to bubble, about 2-3 minutes. Cook on the other side for another 2-3 minutes & then remove from the griddle or skillet.

Stack 2-3 pancakes per serving. Top with about 2 tbsp of crushed pineapple & a few strawberry & banana slices. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

To freeze these pancakes
I suggest making a double or even a triple batch of these if you plan on freezing some or all of them. Let the pancakes cool completely. Arrange the pancakes into stacks of 2-3 placing a small piece of parchment paper between each pancake. Slip each pancake into a quart sized freezer bag. Stack the bags in the freezer. You can keep the pancakes in the freezer for up to one month.

To reheat, simply remove from the freezer bag & stack the pancakes on a microwave safe plate removing the pieces of parchment paper between each pancake. Heat in the microwave on high for 30-45 seconds or until heated thoroughly.

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How do you make sure that your kiddos get their recommended 3 servings of dairy each day during the busy school year? :)

For more information on dairy nutrition, to find delicious new recipes, and to meet Ohio & West Virginia dairy farmers, visit Drink-Milk.com. 
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This recipe is also appearing on the Drink-Milk.com site.

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