Take your breakfast on the go with these cardamom scented, warm from the oven Greek Yogurt Pancake Muffins!
Time for a little truth session – we food bloggers do not always churn out perfect food every time we step into the kitchen. Shocking right? Actually, it probably isn’t really.
Sometimes the food tastes amazing but looks ugly. Other times it’s the opposite, it can be the most beautiful dish in the world but the taste just didn’t hit the mark. Then there are times like this recipe today where you meant to try out one thing, realized it wasn’t going to work and turned it into an entirely new dish that tastes amazing (<—-holy run on sentence batman)!
That’s right folks, while making breakfast one morning a few weeks ago, I took what was potentially a breakfast disaster and turned it around with some quick thinking to bake up pancake muffins. Are they are real thing? I have no idea but as of today they are!
It all really came to be because Braden constantly asks for pancakes for breakfast. However we rarely have milk in the house – I don’t drink it and so I only buy it when I need it for a recipe. I figured I’d be a nice wife and surprise him with some pancakes one morning. I had some gorgeous figs that needed to be used and tub full of Greek yogurt.
What could go wrong I said to myself? Well apparently many things. There’s a reason why other Greek yogurt pancake recipes call for yogurt and milk/buttermilk. The yogurt is just way too thick to produce a runny pancake batter. What I ended up with was, yup – you guessed it a muffin type batter. So I went with it and ran. Of course that was before I tested it on a griddle first, I had to see for myself if it was even possible to pancake these babies up. While they did and it sure was tasty, it was a little strange to continue on.
What you get is a perfect breakfast to go. It’s a muffin, that’s a pancake! Seriously, it’s the best of both worlds. These are not super sweet at all, so go ahead and go for a second one while you run out the door.
Mine were topped with some fresh figs but apples and pears would work just as all. They get finished with just a drizzle of honey before going into the oven for a sticky, golden brown top.