These Blueberry Yogurt Pancakes bring me back to my childhood. My grandmother, Tootsie, made blueberry pancakes with yogurt long before Greek yogurt became a thing. Blueberry Yogurt Pancakes are a great addition to your pancake repertoire; they’re the perfect pancake when you’re wondering what to do with that tub of plain yogurt sitting in the fridge.
I cook Greek, Indian, and Middle Eastern food frequently and often have a tub of plain yogurt in my fridge. I use it to make Tziziki/Raita, Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Tikka Masala, and many other wonderful dishes. But sometimes that tub of yogurt sits there for days and days, and I wonder what the heck I can do with it. Enter Blueberry Yogurt Pancakes to save the day. Whip up a batch of these beauties and it’s bye-bye leftover yogurt and hello happy family. And you’re happy, too, because they’re a cinch to make and you found a use for that pesky almost-empty yogurt container that has been sitting in the fridge for an eternity and a day. Pat yourself on the back for your resourceful and kitchen chops and all-around awesome self. You deserve an extra pancake, fer sure.
Yogurt is a wonderful addition to pancakes. It makes pancakes light and fluffy with a slight tang, much like buttermilk, though I think it’s even better. There’s no official investigation to back me up, so take it as you may, but I find yogurt more fool-proof than buttermilk. I’ve made and eaten dense buttermilk pancakes, yet I don’t recall ever eating a dense yogurt pancake. Keep in mind ninety percent of all yogurt pancakes I’ve consumed have been made by my grandmother, and she was a fantastic cook, so there’s that, but those remaining ten percents have also been light and mighty tasty.
Blueberry Yogurt Pancakes are simple to make, easy to eat (you can’t stop at one), healthy, economical, resourceful, and all-around good stuff. These are the pancakes that create memories, the everyday pancake you can whip together in no time and serve to your loved ones, and nobody needs to know you’re cleaning out your fridge in the process. Thanks, Tootsie. I wish you were making these for my kiddos, but I’m glad I can pass on the tradition. Miss you always.