Monday, 1 June 2015

Yoghurt Pancake

I used to enjoy having breakfast with the family.  Unfortunately these days, it is hard to accommodate the whole family.  Serving pancakes for breakfast, gives me the excuse to serve fruits on the plate besides the usual after dinner time.

Talking about fruits, for this season there were two interesting fruits that I wanted to try.

When I saw Travelling Foodie posted Feijoa recently, I was delighted.  For two years ago while on holiday in NZ, I wanted to try this fruit but unfortunately it wasn't in season.

Son did a quick search on the internet and he told me that Feijoa is supposed to be a combination of guava, strawberry and pineapple in taste.  But for hubby, he thinks it is more like a cross between guava and balonglong.  Perhaps, the one he ate was a little sourish.  

Out of the five, we only have one that was sweet (as above).  

Next was the red kiwi fruit.  I first spotted it among the bloggers last year or two but by the time I visited the supermarket, it was either out of stock or they don't carry it.  So I was happy that this time round, I found abundance of it in NTUC.

Unlike the green or the golden kiwi, this is really sweet and it looks so pretty as well. We love it except for son who prefers the green variety.  

Lately, Pinterest has given me lots of inspiration and so here is another one that inspired me.  Yoghurt Pancake to pair with all the fruits.  Healthy!

Findings: This is very fluffy and I detected baking soda which I am thinking whether reducing the baking soda will alter the texture.  Perhaps next time, I will try that.

Overall, I think this is also a good recipe to keep especially if you want to incorporate yogurt into the diet.

Source: Savoury simple

What you need:

280g plain flour
1 tbsp castor sugar
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
½ teaspoon kosher salt
447g unsweetened yogurt (I used 2%) 
1 cup buttermilk
2 large eggs
vegetable oil (or any high heat oil) for cooking


Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda together.  

Add in sugar and and salt to the flours.

Whisk yogurt, buttermilk and eggs until blended.

Preheat a large non stick pan over medium heat until hot.  Turn down the heat to low.

Very lightly grease the pan with vegetable oil.  Wipe off excess oil.

Pour the batter evenly onto the pan, 2 inches apart, and cook the pancakes until they have a few bubbles on top, approximately 2 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional minute.

Repeat with the remaining batter.

Serve warm with your favorite toppings

Happy Holiday!


  1. Hi Edith,
    These fruits are new to me.
    Nice pancakes, it is indeed healthier to have yogurt in it. I don't like the baking soda taste in bakes too. Thanks for sharing!
    Have a lovely week ahead.

    1. Yes it is new to me too. As for the pancake, I shall see whether this texture will be diff if I reduce or omit the BS. You have a gd week too.

  2. i hv not seen feijoas here yet and am only aware of this fruit recently in mel's posting in fb. Red kiwi too, hvnt come across that too..but sweet ones sound deighting to eat

  3. Haha, I also get a lot of inspiration from pinterest :) These pancakes sound fantastic!

    1. Yes Cathleen, the person who came up with this pinterest is a person with a heart of gold. I am sure it had benefited many pple esp like me.

  4. Hi Edith,

    I have seen these fruits but have not tried them before... Very yummy to eat with these pancakes!


    1. Yes Zoe, they went really well with the pancakes I must say. Go try it, here is really ex.

  5. i went "huh? what? what feijoa"? i can't even pronounce that word! hahaha.. been localised... arr.. what has beijing done to me?

    this pancake looks awesome... must be great texture with the high amount of yogurt and buttermilk.. mmm.. i will probably wait for your version with lessen baking soda.. ehhehehe.. like i said before, i always go for your verdict ;)

    1. hahhaha... you are a funny girl. Even in Singapore, this fruit is hard to come by. They were already out of stock yesterday when I visited the supermarket. Yes def need to re attempt this recipe to see w/o bs, will it be still fluffy.

  6. Lena, today I went to see whether I can get another box and it is no longer selling. Seems like the supply is very limited.


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