Earlier this month, the lovely folks at Noosa Yoghurt reached out to me. I had seen their flavors at my local grocery stores, but had never tried them… holy moly guys, these yogurts are so good. They have amazing flavors like pumpkin, strawberry rhubarb, coconut, and my favorite – lemon. When I first starting brainstorming ways to create a recipe with this yogurt, I thought about baking it into a bread or muffins, but as soon as I tried the lemon, I wanted to really highlight the creaminess and bright flavors instead of hiding them!
Then I thought about the upcoming holidays – it’s fun to think about eating indulgent breakfast dishes on Thanksgiving morning, but when it comes down to it, we all want to save it for the stuffing and mashed potatoes, right? These cute little pancakes and sweet glaze are a great way to start the day with homemade goodness that’s a little bit lighter and healthier than lots of bacon and donuts.
*After a project with Now Foods, I had their Living Now Gluten Free Baking and Pancake Mix in my cabinet, so I decided to make these gluten free. They turned out super delicious, but you can feel free to use regular flour mix if you aren’t feeling adventurous. Same goes for the Earth Balance, stevia, and almond milk!
1 cup pancake mix*
1 tsp melted Earth Balance
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tbsp stevia
1 1/2 cups almond milk
8oz container Lemon Noosa Yoghurt
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup water
Combine pancake mix, egg, butter, stevia, almond milk, and 1 tsp vanilla in a bowl. Whisk until smooth. Ladle the batter onto a hot pan, creating small pancakes. Cook for 3-4 minutes and then flip until both sides are golden brown.
Now for the best part – the yogurt glaze. Empty the whole container of Noosa into a bowl with confectioners sugar, 1/2 tsp of vanilla, and water. Whisk until smooth. Add more water or less water, depending on how thick you like it.
So let’s take those pancakes…
And drizzle the glaze right on top!
And for color and flavor, I sprinkled pomegranate seeds on top of that.
So pretty, right?!
Most grocery stores sell just the seeds, but it’s really easy to seed a pomegranate yourself, and it costs way less. This is the method that I use to get them out and it works every time!