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Apple-Cinnamon Pancakes with Lemon Yogurt Topping

Sugar free buckwheat pancakes with yogurt topping

Selected for you this week : enjoy this pancake recipe, which includes extra calcium and fiber, from Joy Bauer. Every week, we bring you valuable quotes from around the web on yogurt.


  • 1 1/4 cup(s) yogurt, fat-free plain
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest grated
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 3 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 1 cup(s) flour, buckwheat
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup(s) milk, fat-free
  • 1 egg(s)
  • 1 large apple(s) diced (about 1 cup), preferably Golden Delicious
  • oil spray


To make the topping: Whisk together 1 cup of yogurt, lemon zest, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside. (Time-saving Tip: Substitute 1 cup of any Greek or traditional flavored yogurt for the yogurt topping to cut down on prep.)
To make the pancakes: In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Whisk until well-blended. In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, ¼ cup of yogurt, 1 tablespoon of honey, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients over the flour mixture and fold until just combined. Stir in the diced apple. Spray a griddle or large frying pan with oil spray, and heat over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, ladle about 2 tablespoons batter onto the griddle for each pancake. Cook until small bubbles form around the edges, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the pancakes, and cook 2 to 3 minutes longer, until the centers are cooked through. Serve immediately with the topping, or allow to cool and freeze in an air-tight container.

Serving Size: 4 mini pancakes

Nutrition Facts

Amount per Serving

  • Calories: 225
  • Protein: 10.0g
  • Total Fat: 2.0g
    • Saturated Fat: 0.0g
    • Cholesterol: 50mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 43.0g
    • Dietary Fiber: 6.0g
  • Sodium: 220mg
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