Saturday, February 26, 2011

Vanilla Almond Pancakes with Vanilla Yogurt Sauce

Oh boy, once you taste these babies, you'll be in love. They are fab-u-lous.
I have this pancake recipe that I use way too much, usually once a week. This morning I awoke with a hankering for pancakes... but not just any ol' pancakes. I wanted something a little different. Something with a bit more flavor. I searched through the freezer for some frozen berries, but I couldn't find any (and what did I find this evening, but those berries), so I headed for the spice cabinet and chose vanilla (a frequent addition to my pancakes) and my pancake newbie- almond extract. While I was whipping up the batter, I realized it'd be a shame to drizzle boring maple syrup on these breakfast delights. Whipped cream would have been awfully tasty, but I'm trying to lose weight. I threw together a suuuuper vanilla yogurt sauce to top them off and WOW was that a good choice! 



  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/8 cups buttermilk (Don't have buttermilk? No problem! Use regular milk, for every cup of milk, add a tablespoon of white vinegar. Let it sit for 5 min. You can also use plain milk or your fave milk substitue- I've used soy and almond milk)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract


  1. Preheat and lightly grease a large skillet or electric griddle.
  2. Mix the flour, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl. Add the egg, buttermilk, both extracts, and butter; stir together lightly, but keep it lumpy. The batter should look thick, spongy, and puffy.
  3. Drop 1/3 cup of the batter onto the cooking surface, spreading lightly with the bottom of the cup. 
  4. Cook until lightly-browned on each side, 1 to 2 minutes per side.

Vanilla Yogurt Sauce


  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  1. Mix together yogurt and vanilla extract.
  2. Slowly stir in powdered sugar. Add more sugar if it's still too tangy for your taste buds.
And just in case you want to drool over these yummy treats a bit more, I'll leave you with a few more shots. 

The official taste tester. Hers had PB too and were a total hit!


  1. Vanilla Almond Pancakes sound delightful...might even drag me out of bed early to make them for the kiddos! Stopping by from The Girl Creative Hop. I am a new follower...
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  2. Thanks for popping through Holly. I'm glad you like the recipe! Just a tip- they freeze really well, so make a big batch and you can enjoy them later on without the work. :)


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