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A quick, easy, versatile family recipe for light, fluffy flavoured pancakes. There's almost no limit to the flavours you can enjoy.
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Light Fluffy Flavoured Pancakes - A Versatile Recipe

With this quick, easy, versatile family recipe for light, fluffy flavoured pancakes, there's almost no limit to the flavours you can enjoy.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Canadian
Keyword breakfast, pancakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4


  • ¼ cup butter
  • cups plain flour Plain flour is also known as all purpose flour.
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda Bicarbonate of soda is also known as baking soda.
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup yogurt in a flavour of your choice
  • 1 cup milk half fat (2%) or full cream (whole milk)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla, almond or other flavouring or ground spices, optional If you decide to do this, choose a flavour that compliments the yogurt. You may want to add a little more than half a teaspoon, see how you go.
  • 2 tablespoons butter, for frying the pancakes You may need slightly more or less.
  • Maple syrup and garnishes, to serve


  • Melt the ¼ cup (57 grams) of butter over low heat and set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, combine the flavoured yogurt, milk and beaten eggs.
  • Slowly beat the cooled, melted butter into the yogurt mixture.
  • Add the yogurt mixture to the dry ingredients (flour mixture) all at once, stirring just until thoroughly mixed. Do not over-mix or beat.
  • Heat a griddle or large frying pan over medium heat.
  • Put a little bit of the 2 tablespoons of butter on the griddle to grease.
  • Place dollops of batter (a scant quarter cup of batter makes a good size pancake) on a the hot, lightly greased griddle or frying pa.
  • Cook on one side until bubbles form and break on the surface.
  • Turn the pancakes over with a spatula or egg flipper.
  • Cook for another minute or so until golden brown on both sides and cooked through.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Repeat until all the batter is gone.
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