Vanilla Almond Pancakes

There’s just something about pancakes that really bring a family together. Wouldn’t you agree? I remember growing up and on Saturday mornings my mom would make my brothers and I pancakes for breakfast. The most exciting part would be my mom allowing us to pour our own shapes onto the griddle. I would make my pancakes in all different sizes, sometimes even pouring out letters to spell my name. Pancakes really make great memories!

As an adult I don’t each pancakes quite as often. My breakfast usually consists of a banana and a handful of almonds. Slightly less exciting but I learned that as I age my metabolism just doesn’t seem to want to keep up with weekly pancake indulgences. From time to time I will pull out the griddle on the weekend and prepare a fancy meal of pancakes for my fiancé, but he knows it’s a real treat when I do! While it can be easy and convenient to pour batter out of a box, I much prefer making my batter homemade. Now that I’m in my ‘wiser’ years, I turn to a batter made with Greek yogurt for added health benefits. And while using an entire stick of butter and an endless stream of syrup is always delicious, I look for alternatives to the traditional pancake toppings by using fruit, granola and my new favorite, a dollop of Opadipity by Litehouse Sweet Dips. 

Today’s recipe features light and fluffy pancakes made with Greek yogurt and a granola topping that is full of vanilla and almond flavor. I brought all of these flavors together with Opadipity Vanilla Almond for a light and creamy taste. I like that the Opadipity Sweet Dips offer just a hint of sweetness to these pancakes and the crunch of the granola brings the texture of this breakfast to an entirely new level. If you have never served up pancakes with granola this is something you must try! If you really want to take it up a notch, add a few berries to your pancakes!  So gather the family up this weekend and make some breakfast memories with these delicious Vanilla Almond Pancakes!

Vanilla Almond Pancakes

Serves 4 | Finish in 1h, 15m

Light and fluffy pancakes prepared with Greek yogurt and topped with fresh granola make the perfect weekend breakfast!


For the granola:
2 and 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
3/4 cup slivered or whole almonds
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Pinch salt
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup melted coconut oil or butter
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1 Tbsp vanilla extract

For the pancakes:
1½ cups all purpose flour (or whole wheat flour)
2 tsp. of baking powder
2 Tbsp sugar
½ tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. oil
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla (or ½ teaspoon almond extract) 
¾ cup plain greek yogurt (or vanilla greek yogurt) 
¾ cup milk
Opadipity Vanilla Almond dip


1.Prepare the granola by tossing together the oats, almonds, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Add in the maple syrup, coconut oil (or butter), almond and vanilla extracts and stir well to coat the granola.

2. Lay out the mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 300 degrees F for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the pancake batter by stirring together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl.

3. Add in the oil, eggs, vanilla, Greek yogurt and milk and stir until the dry ingredients are just moistened. There should be a few lumps.

4. Heat a large griddle to medium-high heat and grease the surface. Pour ¼ - ½ cup of batter onto the griddle and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until they are golden brown.

5. Plate the pancakes and top with a dollop of OPAdipity Vanilla Almond dip and some of the granola.

Related Recipes