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EXTRA FLUFFY BLUEBERRY ALMOND PANCAKES

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These thick and fluffy greek yogurt pancakes are packed with blueberries, and have a quadruple dose of almonds!

Extra Fluffy Blueberry Almond Pancakes- greek yogurt makes these pancakes so thick and fluffy!   sweetpeasandsaffron.com

 I made pancakes!

Pancakes make me think of Saturday morning cartoons {the old banned kind, when the Wile E Coyote/road runner shenanigans were kind of violent}.  Also of the ski cabin where we spent week-ends growing up…but before you got your pancake, you’d have to make a trek outside…in the cold…to the outhouse.  And did anyone else’s dad make their pancakes look like Mickey Mouse or in the shape of their ‘letter’?  Pancakes in the shape of a D always tasted better!

Well, I haven’t made pancakes in years…mostly because I am an absolute zombie in the mornings…even after coffee…it takes me at least an hour to properly wake up and re-gain my human status.

But something came over me the other day.  I had pancake fever.  And the answer was pancakes…with blueberries…almonds…lemon zest…and greek yogurt!

Extra Fluffy Blueberry Almond Pancakes- greek yogurt makes these pancakes so thick and fluffy!   sweetpeasandsaffron.com

Extra Fluffy Blueberry Almond Pancakes- greek yogurt makes these pancakes so thick and fluffy!   sweetpeasandsaffron.com

Should I just go ahead and re-name my blog Sweet Peas & Greek Yogurt?  Because it seems like I put it in everything.  I love me some greek yogurt…what can I say?

I mean, I almost put greek yogurt on top of the pancakes, but I remembered that there was greek yogurt in the pancakes.  And maybe there’s such a thing as too much greek yogurt, although to me that’s in the same category as too much chocolate {which is just not a thing, people!}

Putting greek yogurt in these pancakes was an excellent decision.  It makes them so extra thick {thicker than a large blueberry, check out the pictures!}, but when you bite into them they are so light and fluffy.

They also end up nice and moist, so there was no need for oil or butter in these guys.

Extra Fluffy Blueberry Almond Pancakes- greek yogurt makes these pancakes so thick and fluffy!   sweetpeasandsaffron.com

Extra Fluffy Blueberry Almond Pancakes- greek yogurt makes these pancakes so thick and fluffy!   sweetpeasandsaffron.com

 I love this time of year because there is so much good, fresh fruit at the grocery store.  And LOTS of blueberries!

We have gone through 5 pounds of blueberries in just over a week…and there are only 2.5 of us at this house.  I’ve been putting blueberries in everything…so naturally they were going in these pancakes.

I also added a quadruple dose {you read that right!} of almonds: ground almonds, almond extract, slivered almonds, and almond milk.  Is that enough almonds for you?

When you bite into these pancakes, you get a juicy pop of sweet blueberries, then a slight crunch from the slivered almonds.  And lotsa almond flavor.  I also added a teaspoon of lemon zest…just to balance out the blueberry-greek yogurt-almond thing.

These are my new favorite pancakes!  Healthy, delicious, and easy enough that I could make them in my sub-human/zombie state first thing in the morning!

 Extra Fluffy Blueberry Almond Pancakes- greek yogurt makes these pancakes so thick and fluffy!   sweetpeasandsaffron.com

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EXTRA FLUFFY BLUEBERRY ALMOND PANCAKES
 
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These pancakes are extra thick & fluffy with the addition of Greek yogurt, and are full of fresh blueberries, slivered almonds, and lemon zest.
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp ground almonds
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • ¾ cup Greek yogurt
  • 6 tbsp almond milk, or any milk {see note}
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground almonds, sugar, and lemon zest. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together yogurt and milk. Add egg and almond extract and mix until smooth.
  3. Combine wet and dry ingredients. Fold in slivered almonds and blueberries.
  4. Heat a frying pan over medium heat; spray with oil. Cook ¼ cup pancake portions for 2 minutes on the first side (or until edges have set and bottom is golden). Flip and cook for 1 minute on the other side (or until golden and cooked through)
Notes
Batter will be quite thick...you will need to flatten pancakes slightly with the back of a spoon.
If batter is too thick, add more milk one tbsp at a time.

 

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  • Helen @ Scrummy Lane July 23, 2014, 1:32 pm

    I’m definitely with you on the Greek yoghurt thing, Denise. That stuff is versatile with a capital V! I use it instead of mayo or sour cream, in muffins, as a topping as a bechamel sub … the list is endless. I’m yet to make pancakes with it, but of course now I’m wanting to try it. I love how those blueberries look as if they’re oozing out of your pancakes. Beautiful!
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    • Denise July 24, 2014, 3:36 am

      Me too! I no longer use sour cream at all…Glad to hear I’m not the only Greek yogurt addict, Helen!

  • Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron July 23, 2014, 1:43 pm

    I LOVE these types of pancakes – super thick and fluffy! I can never seem to get mine that fluffy – they look awesome! Gorgeous photos too! Pinned :)

  • Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice July 23, 2014, 2:42 pm

    I agree, pancakes always seem to taste a little better when shaped into something fun! I wish I had a big plate of these pancakes right now. I love that you added Greek yogurt to the batter. I always try to sneak that into my muffins and cakes to make it a bit healthier.
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    • Denise July 23, 2014, 10:37 pm

      Now that I think about it, the BEST part of pancakes are those little drippings…mini pancakes :) Thanks, Gayle!

  • Kathi @ Deliciously Yum! July 23, 2014, 2:44 pm

    You definitely had me at extra fluffy. Is there anything better than a tall stack of pancakes?? Blueberries have always been my favorite addition, btw. I am all over these :).
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    • Denise July 23, 2014, 10:37 pm

      Blueberries + pancakes are just meant to be, aren’t they? Thanks, Kathi!

  • Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel July 23, 2014, 4:51 pm

    Yup, Mickey Mouse pancakes definitely remind me of our weekend beach house as a kid!! Luckily it was warm and there was no outhouse. 😉
    These look awesome… SO big and fluffy! And I love almond extract flavor in anything so I know I’d love these!!
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    • Denise July 23, 2014, 10:38 pm

      Oh I’m jealous that you didn’t have to deal with an outhouse! I was scared there were monsters down there when I was little :O

  • katie July 23, 2014, 6:29 pm

    I don’t know if I am more in love you your stunning photos or your delicious recipe? Holy Kamaole these pancakes look outstanding! I haven’t made pancakes in years either but I love the added blueberries and slivered almonds :-)

    • Denise July 23, 2014, 10:39 pm

      You are so kind, Katie :) My pancake skills were a little rusty but came back to me after a few pancakes!

  • Kathy @ Olives & Garlic July 23, 2014, 8:25 pm

    Can I hire you to make me some pancakes please? These look so fluffy and perfect.

    P.S. I really suck at making pancakes. :(

    • Denise July 23, 2014, 10:40 pm

      Ha, thanks, Kathy! I normally am terrible at the flipping part of the pancakes, I get all anxious and then mess it up…but I made these nice and small, only 4-5 inches across so they weren’t too hard to flip!

  • Anna | One Prickly Pear July 23, 2014, 10:29 pm

    Yup. It’s official. I’m having pancakes for dinner! I mean, how can I not? Your pancakes look incredibly fluffy and delicious. Thanks for sharing! :)
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    • Denise July 23, 2014, 10:40 pm

      I love breakfast for dinner! Come to think of it, we haven’t had breakfast for dinner in quite awhile…

  • Natalie @ Tastes Lovely July 24, 2014, 2:03 am

    I love that you put greek yogurt in these! I bet that helps these pancakes stay moist and have a great crumb. These pictures are almost too beautiful to handle! Amazing : )
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    • Denise July 24, 2014, 3:38 am

      Greek yogurt is just magical…it has powers, I swear 😉 Thanks, Natalie!

  • Geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen July 24, 2014, 2:11 am

    I haven’t made pancakes in ages either but your pictures are making me so hungry I’m going to have to make some this weekend. They look wonderful. Blueberries and greek yogurt are a great addition!
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  • Annie @Maebells July 24, 2014, 4:38 pm

    These are BEAUTIFUL! I love how giant and fluffy they are! We are huge pancake lovers in this house so I have to try them!
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  • Layla @ Brunch Time Baker July 24, 2014, 4:42 pm

    Blueberry and Greek yogurt are a perfect match! I love the thickness of these pancakes! Pinned!!

  • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) July 24, 2014, 7:44 pm

    I would crave these pancakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
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  • Arpita@ TheGastronomicBong July 25, 2014, 12:58 am

    Blueberry pancakes my favourite!! can eat it any time of the day.. love the addition of almond flakes. love that crunch.. :)
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  • Thalia @ butter and brioche July 25, 2014, 2:29 am

    ok wow this is incredible. .they are SO fluffy! i am definitely craving a stack right now. yum!
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  • Averie @ Averie Cooks July 25, 2014, 5:09 pm

    These are THE MOST PERFECT pancakes I’ve ever seen! I am the worst with cooking/flipping pancakes. Do you cook 2 at a time in just the nonstick skillet you showed in the post? So at 5 minutes per batch give or take and with only 2 in the skillet at once, you’re standing there flipping/cooking for awhile? Maybe I just need more patience…or a griddle. These are so perfect, Denise!! Pinned

    • Denise July 25, 2014, 7:16 pm

      Thank-you, Averie :) I could do 2 at a time in my larger pan, so it wasn’t too bad, but a griddle would be great! I’ll add it to my long list of kitchen things I need to buy. I get anxiety about pancake flipping but these were nice and small and pretty sturdy, too so that took most of the anxiety away!

  • sue/the view from great island July 25, 2014, 6:45 pm

    These are fabulous!!

  • Amallia @DesireToEat July 26, 2014, 9:00 am

    wow lovely blueberry pancakes. Yummy breakfast recipe.
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  • Kelly - Life made Sweeter July 28, 2014, 5:29 pm

    Hi Denise, love love love your pancakes! They are absolutely gorgeous! So fluffly and thick and the blueberry and almond combination sounds perfect! I am a Greek yogurt fan too and love sneaking some into recipes any way I can. Your pictures are so beautiful too – pinning :)

    • Denise July 28, 2014, 8:40 pm

      Thank-you, Kelly! I am a total Greek yogurt addict 😉

  • Tiffany August 4, 2014, 8:01 pm

    That’s the best looking stack of pancakes I’ve ever seen. They’re so thick and fluffy!!
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    • Denise August 4, 2014, 8:08 pm

      They are the thickest pancakes I’ve ever made…in fact, I thought they weren’t going to cook properly at first, but they did!

  • gillian August 20, 2014, 5:03 pm

    I made this this morning, and my girls LOVED them. They were hearty and fluffy and yummy all at once. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Denise August 20, 2014, 9:49 pm

      Gillian, thank-you so much for reporting back! I am so happy that you and your girls loved the pancakes :)

  • Suz February 21, 2015, 3:49 pm

    I made these this morning w a couple of small tweaks. I wished the recipe had called for a dash of salt– i think the overall taste would benefit from it

    • Denise February 22, 2015, 8:54 pm

      Thanks for the feedback, Suz! I bet a dash of salt would be great to bring out the flavors!

  • Shanna March 17, 2015, 6:45 pm

    If I wanted to make these without greek yogurt, but with regular yogurt instead, would you suggest altering the recipe in any way? Thanks!

    • Denise March 17, 2015, 7:53 pm

      Hi Shanna, I think that will be fine! Your pancakes might not be quite as thick, but they should still turn out. Hope you enjoy them!

  • Remy March 22, 2015, 6:37 am

    Just made these for brunch with my husband…they are delightful!! Stuck to the recipe and they came out perfectly. Thanks x

    • Denise March 23, 2015, 11:18 am

      Hi Remy! I’m so glad you liked the pancakes! Thanks for reporting back :)

  • Kim K. March 22, 2015, 12:18 pm

    These are the best healthy pancakes I’ve ever made. Successfully substituted whole wheat pastry flour for the white flour with great results. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Denise March 23, 2015, 11:19 am

      Wow, Kim, thanks for the amazing compliment! I’m so glad you liked the pancakes! I will have to try them with whole wheat pastry flour…I try to use whole wheat as much as I can but it ends up so heavy sometimes.

  • Danielle March 23, 2015, 11:35 pm

    Hi, Denise!

    First of all, I would like to thank you for the recipe, is really delicious! And second, I would like to ask your permission to translate and share a version that I made in my blog (http://vidadepapaiemamae.blogspot.com.br). It’s already there, but if you don’t like, just tell me and I’ll take off, ok?

    Thanks again! xoxo
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    • Denise March 25, 2015, 8:10 pm

      Sure, no problem, Danielle! Glad you enjoyed them!

  • Debby Bowman-Brodman April 26, 2015, 7:54 pm

    I just made this for hubby and I tonight, after traveling home from vacation all day. I was tired and this was pretty easy to fix, but so, so, so delicious!!! We both loved it. I posted on Facebook and re-pinned on Pinterest. I will definitely be fixing this recipe some more. Thanks for sharing.

    • Denise April 27, 2015, 10:31 pm

      I’m so glad you liked them, Debby! Nothing like breakfast for dinner 😉 Thank-you SO much for sharing!

  • Gillian June 4, 2015, 7:48 am

    I don’t know if I did something wrong or what because I just made these and they weren’t “soft and fluffy”. They were actually dense and gluey. I don’t really understand how everyone is having such a great time with this recipe and yet I’m really disappointed in it.

    • Denise June 5, 2015, 11:25 am

      Hi Gillian! I just re-made these pancakes for my family this week-end, and I used a different brand of Greek yogurt than I did when developing the recipe. I noticed that I had to add quite a bit more milk to get the pancakes to spread out in the pan and cook properly. I’m wondering if that was a problem for you? Were the pancakes spreading in the pan when you pressed on them with a spatula/spoon or did they stay put as one big old pancake lump? One other possibility could be that your baking powder or soda may have expired? I’m not entirely sure, but they definitely shouldn’t have been gluey. Sorry they didn’t work out for you!

  • judith June 8, 2015, 10:42 am

    Do you have the measurements in grams? that would really come in handy!!

    • Denise June 8, 2015, 10:53 pm

      Hi Judith! At this time, I haven’t been including gram measurements for all of my ingredients. I usually include them for flour and butter, and I hope to be able to include them for other ingredients in the future (I just need to find more time for recipe development!)

  • Richa June 14, 2015, 10:05 am

    These do look fluffier – I’m going to give this one a try!
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