These fluffy birthday pancakes are made with Greek yogurt and a cheerful way to start your day. Inspired by funfetti cake, get the recipe now!
I’m more of a gooey chocolate chip cookie than a cake person.
But there are three exceptions to that rule: lemon curd layer cake, Boston cream pie, and funfetti.
These fluffy birthday pancakes are essentially a breakfast version of funfetti cake.
Soft, sweet, and colorful, they’re also deceptively healthier thanks to protein-rich Greek yogurt.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been in a celebratory mood lately.
It’s May and that means shorts-weather (I forgot just how pale my legs get in the winter. . .), start of hiking season, making summer plans, dining outside, and Mother’s Day weekend.
And despite my birthday not being until August, I’ve been eating these pancakes for the past few weekends (and leftovers during the week).
Who’s ready for cake for breakfast?
If you’re with me, then grab the following ingredietns out of your pantry:
To make these funfetti pancakes just the right balance of indulgent and healthy, I used a mix of all-purpose and white whole wheat flour. However, for extra fiber feel free to use all white whole wheat.
As for the moisture, the key is 2% plain Greek yogurt. You can also use full-fat, but I’d avoid 0% fat as the fat in the yogurt helps keep these birthday cakes nice and tender.
Finally, do not skip the almond extract. It’s a key ingredient for getting that vanilla cake flavor!
Speaking of birthdays, my mom’s is in May. And while she isn’t the biggest fan of having to share her birthday with Mother’s Day , I’ve always loved it because it means a whole weekend of getting to go out to eat and at least two delicious desserts.
Last year I shared my mom’s favorite birthday dessert: Kahlua Cream Cheese Pie. If you haven’t tried that recipe yet, stop what you’re doing and head over there now. Even better, make it for your mom as a special Mother’s Day surprise!
Perfectly fluffy and a tad healthier thanks to Greek yogurt and whole wheat flour, these pancakes are so bright and cheerful. So whether you’re celebrating a birthday or just the fact that it’s finally sunny, I hope you enjoy!
So here’s a toast to Momma Toast – Happy Birthday!
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