Sunday Morning Pancakes

Almost everyone has their favourite Sunday morning pancake recipe, but for those who don’t or for those who are willing to take a punt and try something new, I’d love to share with you the following…

Below is the recipe I’ve been using for years now and it’s always been so well received by both my own little family, as well as any family or friends staying with us over a weekend. It’s on the light and fluffy side and depending on how much batter you pour into the pan, can vary between a crepe-like consistency to more of a thicker pancake.

As I always have Greek Yoghurt on hand, I decided to adapt this recipe many years ago (and haven’t looked back since), from Bill Granger’s ‘Buttermilk Pancake’ recipe, which was included in his wonderful cookbook ‘Bill’s Food’

A very happy Sunday to you all!

Sunday Morning Pancakes

  • Servings: Makes Approx 10-12 Pancakes
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • 250g/2 Cups Plain Flour
  • 3 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 250ml/1 Cup Greek Yoghurt
  • 500ml/2 Cups Milk
  • 2 Free-Range Eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 75g/ 1/3 Cup Unsalted Butter (melted)


    Combine all of the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and whisk a little to ensure there are no lumps of flour.

    In a separate bowl or large measuring cup, dollop in the yoghurt and then little by little add the 2 cups of milk, stirring as you go to maintain a smooth consistency.

    Pour the milk/yoghurt mixture and the beaten eggs into the dry ingredients, whisking continuously until smooth. Slowly drizzle in the melted butter and once again whisk continuously until thoroughly incorporated.

  • It is preferable to allow the batter to rest for half an hour or so, before using.
  • Suggested Toppings

    • Butter and Sugar (after flipping the pancake, melt thin shards of butter on top and scatter with a teaspoon or 2 of sugar. Fold over and continue to heat a little longer before serving). From living in France, this continues to be my favourite way of eating a crepe/pancake!
    • Lemon and Sugar
    • Maple Syrup
    • Mixed Berries and Yoghurt
    • Nutella

    The options are endless…


22 thoughts on “Sunday Morning Pancakes

  1. laurasmess

    Yum, I’ve got Jack Johnson in my head now (I know that’s banana pancakes but anyway, I get relaxed at the idea of eating pancakes for breakfast!). Your pancakes look divine. My mother always made me lemon and sugar ones as a kid but I’ve now become a little obsessed with Nutella and strawberries. Mmm. We’re having the nieces and nephew over for a sleepover next weekend. I think a pancake brekky will be the go! xx

  2. lemongrovecakediaries

    Yum I love pancakes but I rarely ever (read that as never) make them. Making pancakes was one of the very first jobs I was given in the pastry kitchen, I had to stand over a hot stove juggling 3 pans at the same time while turning the pancakes with my fingers…yes you read that right, with my fingers. I must have made hundreds that day, and seriously from that day on I just hoped and prayed I would never be on pancake duty again 🙂 In saying that I think it is time to get back on the horse (so to speak) and this looks like just the recipe to use 🙂 Loved the photo Margot, very pretty!

    1. Gather and Graze Post author

      That sounds horrendous Karen – I can understand completely why you haven’t made them since! Must have taken a while for those fingers to recover in the first place… 😧
      Pretty much every Sunday morning, you’ll find me in the kitchen making these, otherwise the sad, puppy-dog eyes appear on my youngest child’s face, until I eventually cave in. Yes, I’m weak… I know… but he’s just too cute… 🙂 Hope you give them another try one day – when you’re ready!

  3. Fig & Quince

    Word Press keeps eating my comments! Hopefully 3rd time is the charm … so as I’ve been trying to say: these pancakes make a compelling case to get out of bed! (maybe even jump out of bed!)

    1. Gather and Graze Post author

      Thanks Azita – I noticed 1 extra comment from you (held for moderation), though it didn’t say ‘Fig & Quince’, it said ‘Azita’ instead – not sure why it was playing up for you… Hope you had a lovely Sunday!

  4. ChgoJohn

    These are definitely Sunday breakfast-worthy. I’m interested to see how the Greek yogurt affects their flavor. I’m thinking very well. 🙂

    1. Gather and Graze Post author

      Thanks John! Greek yoghurt is the only yoghurt I tend to keep on hand, as I love the flavour as well as the health benefits of it. I find it works beautifully in the pancake batter. Cheers, Margot

  5. ohlidia

    Mmmmm! My pancake recipe is similar to the original Bill Granger recipe. But I love that you’ve switched it up by adding Greek yoghurt. I was planning pancakes for breakfast tomorrow as my daughter is having a sleepover. I am now going to try yours! Thanks Margot!

    1. Gather and Graze Post author

      That’s lovely to hear Lidia! I hope the girls have a fun sleepover and that they don’t keep you awake too late tonight! 😉 Love to hear how the pancakes go in the morning. Enjoy your weekend!

      1. ohlidia

        I did in fact make your lovely pancakes Margot and they were delicious! If pancakes are yummy, I love to eat them with no toppings. These were perfect for that! I could really taste the tanginess of the yoghurt. Beautiful! When I asked the girls what they thought, they couldn’t tell the difference. But then their pancakes were slathered with maple syrup or Nutella! 😉 And they did not keep me up… I was catching up on all my blogs and went to sleep way too late!

        1. Gather and Graze Post author

          I’m so pleased that you enjoyed them so much Lidia! Thanks for letting me know – it’s always really wonderful to get feedback – good, bad or otherwise…
          Also very happy to hear there wasn’t too much sleep-over craziness! 🙂

  6. Johnnysenough Hepburn

    Unlike Suzanne I probably won’t be making these first thing. My kitchen’s in a state as is. Can imagine pancake batter all over the place. Although, I’ve just bought a new pan. But don’t have any milk. Think I’ll stick to strong black coffee and a couple of (small) chocolate crackle cookies that I’ve just made again, for the third time!

    1. Gather and Graze Post author

      Ooooh, a new pan – how wonderful Johnny! I love that you’re enjoying those chocolate crackle cookies – though must say, I’m intrigued that you’re munching on a couple of these in lieu of breakfast (especially with all of those beautiful breads you bake)! 😉

      1. apuginthekitchen

        The pancakes are fantastic, I have never made them before using yogurt, it makes an incredible pancake. From now on this is the recipe I will use. They were so good, served simply with warm maple syrup and butter, some bacon on the side, I have leftover batter this may be dinner also!!

        1. Gather and Graze Post author

          Yay! That’s wonderful Suzanne! We often have enough batter left for dessert that night too – in some ways I think the pancakes often taste even better again, after resting in the fridge for the hours in-between. If I have time, I try to make the batter on Saturday evening, ready for the following morning. So happy that you enjoyed them! 🙂


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