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Pancakes For Us Slimmers..
Member Name: angelboouk
Advantages: cheap to make, tasty, easy to prepare/cook
Disadvantages: not quite as good as the real thing, no good for those who don't like sweeteners etc
When I was a little girl, I could mainly be found in my Grans kitchen helping her to bake various cakes. I especially loved to make pancakes but have failed terribly at re-creating these pancakes in my own kitchen. I'm not sure if it is down to me having a slightly sloped cooker or not having a decent griddle but they never turn out right using my Grans method. I do still make some kind of pancakes though and often have them for breakfast!
I am currently following the Slimming World plan and switch between two pancake recipes. I have adapted them to my own tastes and absolutely love making them. I hope these are beneficial to those following the plan.
low calorie cooking spray
Heat the frying pan up with some oil. Seperate the whites from the yolks of the eggs. Use an electric whisk to mix up the egg whites until foamy. Add some sweetener (I use Splenda - approx 2 tablespoons) and cinnamon (if you want) to the yolks and mix together. Bind the yolks and whites together and fry.
I find this mixture does 6 good sized pancakes. Fair enough they don't have the same consistency as real pancakes but they are a diet friendly version. They are so quick to make and I normally serve with fresh fruit and yoghurt. Very filling.
35g regular porridge oats
Muller light yoghurt
low calorie cooking spray
Soak the oats in a Muller light yoghurt (works well with any flavour but toffee is particularly nice) overnight. Heat up your pan with the oil spray. Mix 2 tbsp of sweetener and the eggs into the mix and fry. Cook on a low heat and keep an eye on the mixture. Don't turn too quickly or you will be left with a soggy mess.
I prefer the other pancakes but these are nice as a change and they are more filling. They are very popular with my Slimming World friends and taste lovely served with fruit and yoghurt. This mixture can also be made into little pancake sandwiches by cooking in a toastie machine or waffles by using a waffle maker. Very versatile.
I love making pancakes as I feel like I am having a treat but they are very good to have as part of my plan. I have them a few times a week and they work out very cheap to make. You can add vanilla flavourings or even ground spice for different tastes. If you aren't following a slimming plan though then just have regular pancakes lol!
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: my not so synful pancakes