Strawberry Banana Buttermilk Pancakes

I hope you all had a great weekend!  Ours was great, except that reality is setting in that we are moving in less than one month!  Compound that with the news we received yesterday that our original plans for renting our place are falling through, and we now have to find a renter in less than a month.  I had a bit of a sleepless night.  Luckily, I have this sweet girl to make me feel like all is right with the world 🙂

I like making a nice breakfast for the family on Sunday mornings.  When I saw that Simply Scratch added greek yogurt to her buttermilk pancakes, I decided to try it as a variation on my favorite buttermilk pancakes, and I might have a new favorite 🙂  I added one 4 oz. container of strawberry greek yogurt, one mashed banana and 3/4 cup of sliced strawberries to the mix.  The addition of greek yogurt gave it a nice richness, and the warm strawberries in the pancake were perfectly sweet and juicy!

All you do is measure out 2 cups of your dry mix, or you can make it separately by mixing 2 cups of all purpose flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp kosher salt, and 3/4 T sugar.  Then mix together your wet ingredients: buttermilk, eggs, strawberry greek yogurt, and vanilla extract.  Combine the wet into the dry, add in your fruit, and mix to combine, it’s ok for there to be lumps.  Heat up a nonstick pan or griddle and add some butter.  Using a 1/4 cup measure, ladle the batter onto the pan and cook until golden brown on both sides.

Top with more butter, fresh strawberries and warm maple syrup!  Dig in!  These pancakes come out fluffy, tender, and bursting with sweet berries 🙂  You could substitute blueberry greek yogurt and fresh blueberries, or whatever fruit combination you like the best!

This is definitely going to make it into our Sunday morning rotation on a regular basis 🙂  This recipe makes about 20-24 pancakes.  I always let the extras cool and put them into a freezer bag for an easy breakfast during the week for my little one…just pop them in the microwave for 30-60 seconds and you’ve got warm pancakes during the week!

Strawberry Banana Buttermilk Pancakes

2 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp kosher salt

3/4 T sugar

2 cups buttermilk

2 eggs, beaten

1 tsp vanilla extract

4 oz. container strawberry greek yogurt

1 banana, mashed

3/4 cup strawberries, sliced

Mix flour to sugar in one bowl.  Mix buttermilk to yogurt in another bowl.  Add wet to dry ingredients.  Add in mashed banana and sliced strawberries and stir to combine.  Heat non-stick pan or griddle to medium heat.  Add some butter and ladle batter using a 1/4 cup measure onto the pan.  Cook until golden brown on both sides, flipping when bubbles appear on the edges.  Top with more butter, fresh strawberries and maple syrup!

What are some of your favorite Sunday morning traditions?


13 thoughts on “Strawberry Banana Buttermilk Pancakes

  1. I love buttermilk pancakes, the texture is so much better, and using the banana and strawberry combo makes them even better!

  2. That Simply Scratch is getting all of us addicted to pancakes!! 🙂 I had to do a double take when I saw your post, ’cause I thought to myself “Self, did you just not drool over a stack of those ‘cakes very very recently?!?”. Sounds like a really great “add in” for the yogurt.

  3. Your little girl is so cute! Love her summery look 😀

    She must be happy too eating these lovely pancakes that you cooked for her.

  4. These look delicious! I’ve never tried using yogurt in pancakes, so I’d love to give this a try.

    The flowers on your table (peonies?) are gorgeous! And your little girl is absolutely adorable 🙂

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