Monday, May 30, 2011

...AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.................Breakfast Pancakes!

I don't normally go for recipes requiring effort first thing in the morning, but these pancakes are a doodle to make, plus even better, they're extremely low fat!!!! I've adapted this recipe from my Weight Watchers cook book, so you know they're low in fat. WW say this recipe serves 4, though I disagree. You would have four hungry people if that'll all you served for breakfast. It is supposed to be the most important meal of the day, so don't be stingy with the food, double up if you have 4 for breakfast................or maybe I'm just a greedy guts!  There are endless ideas for pancake fillings, but as these are low fat ones, I'm using fresh fruit salad and runny honey, but feel free to come up with your own filling................nutella comes to mind (Bold!!!!).

Serves 2


  • 125g sifted plain flour
  • 1 medium egg
  • 300ml of semi skimmed milk
  • Fresh fruit salad chopped
  • Runny honey
  • Olive oil spray
  1. Sift the flour into a bowl
  2. Make a well in the centre of the flour
  3. Add the egg and stir to get a dry combined mixture
  4. Gradually add the milk, whisking to get as smooth a consistency as possible
  5. Heat a pan to medium heat, and spray with oil
  6. Add a ladle full of pancake mixture to the pan and swirl to cover the whole pan in a thin layer
  7. Wait for bubbles to form on the pancake, then you know its ready to turn
  8. Flip the pancake (I'm crap at this) and cook for a minute or so on the other side.
  9. Keep a plate in a warm oven and add the pancakes to keep warm until all are ready for serving.
  10. To serve, put the chopped fruit on the table along with the honey and let everyone help them selves.
  11. Bananas and blueberries work extremely well with the hot pancakes!! Also I used a tiny frying pan designed to cook one fried egg, and added a ladle of pancake mixture to that, making a thicker smaller pancake. 

These pancakes could be used as a dessert course also, add some liqueur perhaps, or some strawberries and ice-cream.............

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