Orange Yogurt Pancakes

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 26, 2011 at 6:09am

orange yogurt pancakes

Doesn’t that name sound so healthful, Orange Yogurt Pancakes? Well, I’ll just say up front that these pancakes are not healthful, they’re decadent and rich and completely amazing. The recipe has floated around the family, and our wider circle of friends who taste them, for years. In fact, my handwritten recipe is spelled Orange Yoghurt Pancakes, because my stepmom’s British sister-in-law Anne is the one who introduced us all to these addictive little monsters. In fact, we just call them Anne’s pancakes and you could too, if you want.

The trick here is full-fat yogurt—not Greek yogurt, which is too concentrated, but the kind of full-fat yogurt we all thought was pretty terrific five or more years ago before we knew about the Greek stuff. The yogurt makes the pancakes at once light, tender, tangy, and crisp. The melted butter in the batter helps, as does the melted butter you fry them in.

They are good.

These take a scattering of blueberries before flipping quite nicely, but I think you should make them plain, at least once, to appreciate how well they stand on their own.

Orange Yogurt Pancakes
Anne Kent Taylor
Serves 4

1 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. orange juice
orange gratings (optional)
3/4 c. plain yogurt
1 egg
6 Tbsp. butter, melted, divided

In a medium bowl, stir together dry ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk together juice, gratings, yogurt, egg, and 4 Tbsp. of the melted butter. Stir into the flour mixture until just combined (batter will be quite thick).

Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium high heat until quite hot. Brush pan with some of the remaining melted butter and spread batter with a spoon onto pan in 3-inch pancakes. When pancakes bubble and are browned, flip and continue cooking until cooked through and browned on the second side. Brush pan with melted butter before each batch. Serve warm with maple syrup.

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  1. By FreshTartSteph on May 28, 2011 at 9:36AM

    TrippleJen - so great to hear! They do seem to be a particularly crowd-pleasing pancake :) Thanks for letting me know!

  2. By TrippleJen on May 23, 2011 at 10:43PM

    Finally got around to making these. Couldn't find full fat yogurt anywhere, so I substituted cream on top yogurt in maple. Guessing it worked because they were a huge hit.

  3. By FreshTartSteph on April 4, 2011 at 12:15PM

    Mehgan - thank you. Your blog is fun :)

  4. By mehgan on March 31, 2011 at 7:23AM

    These look delicious.

  5. By FreshTartSteph on March 29, 2011 at 1:07AM

    Fresh and Foodie - thanks for the note!

  6. By Fresh and Foodie on March 28, 2011 at 9:06AM

    Yum! I've been on a serious pancake kick recently, and these look like ones I just have to try.

  7. By FreshTartSteph on March 28, 2011 at 8:19AM

    Thank you both Anon & Forks, Knives & Spades (awesome name, btw). They're good with everything, hahaha. Crispy soft & rich. Lord. I'm experimenting with a gluten-free version, hope to get that up at some point too.. Thanks for checking in!

  8. By Forks Knives & Spades on March 27, 2011 at 9:25AM

    This look lovely! They might be delicious with a honey syrup as well. Or drizzled with a light chocolate ganache. Maybe even smeared with Nutella. I'm salivating now!

  9. By Anonymous on March 26, 2011 at 8:29PM

    Oh, good morning breakfast! YUM. I'm down for anything that looks this scrumptious AND has yogurt.