FoodSkyr: The secret ingredient for protein-packed pancakes

Skyr: The secret ingredient for protein-packed pancakes

Delicious and fluffy pancakes sprinkled with powdered sugar
Delicious and fluffy pancakes sprinkled with powdered sugar
Images source: © Adobe Stock | Arkadiusz Fajer #arfo

7:03 PM EDT, June 10, 2024

The pancake festival continues! Recently, I made some with buttermilk, then used leftover cream cheese from a tub after making a no-bake cheesecake. Now, it's time for another dairy addition. Skyr also turned out to be a fantastic choice.

Skyr has firmly established itself in our refrigerators. On store shelves, it stands next to yogurt, and we often buy these products together. It’s a nice change because they taste a bit different even though they are similar.

Rich in protein

Many of us have come to appreciate skyr, and nutritionists love it. Without a doubt, this product can be called their favorite. They recommend it because it contains a lot of protein— even more than natural yogurt— and has very few calories, about 15 per ounce, and little fat. On a weight loss diet, this traditional Icelandic product works perfectly. It’s not yogurt or cheese, but something in between. Skyr is great for a quick snack and it's worth reaching for after physical effort as it quickly regenerates muscles. For example, it can also be used as a substitute for cream in soups. Another idea? Make pancakes with it.

Simple and delicious

Pancakes are never a complicated dish. If you make them with skyr, they'll be ultra-easy. Just mix skyr with flour and add an egg. Instead of wheat flour, it’s a good idea to use spelled flour. In no time at all, you can start frying pancakes. If you have blueberries, a great addition to these pancakes, use vanilla skyr for a good flavor duo. The pancakes are very light and don’t absorb oil.

Recipe for skyr-based pancakes


  • 2 packages of vanilla skyr (one for serving)
  • 2 oz spelt flour
  • 1 egg
  • half a teaspoon of baking powder
  • oil for frying, e.g., olive oil, coconut oil, or sunflower oil


  1. Combine the flour with the baking powder, add the skyr, and the egg. Mix everything thoroughly.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan. Add the batter and shape the pancakes.
  3. Fry them on both sides until they are golden brown.
  4. After frying, serve the pancakes with the second skyr and add your favorite fruits.
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