Fat Tuesday without the fat

I have been playing with pancake recipes lately.. and have come up with a tasty, hearty, nearly fat free recipe that can be modified in truly unique ways with outside the box thinking. Taking a breakfast treat and turning it into a meal with more protein and less fat.

Basic recipe:

1 1/4 Cups flour
1 cup egg beaters
1/2-2/3 cup skim milk (to consistency you like)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar ( your choice…can be optional)

Mix until batter is smooth. If you make a dozen medium sized pancakes with this , each pancake is aproximately 67 calories, with about 2 calories from fat.

Ways to make them more interesting:

Classic Blueberry: Add a sprinkle of frozen whole blueberries to the uncooked batter and allow them to thaw and soften just slightly as it cooks. For some extra kick, add a sprinkle of cinnamon as well.

Mushroom madness: Sprinkle chopped portabello mushrooms into the batter as it cooks. Drizzle balsamic vinegar over the cooked pancakes and enjoy. For extra kick, sprinkle with cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes. I have not tried garlic yet, but it is next up on the list to try.

Chili-yow: Sprinkle freshly crushed flakes of your favorite hot pepper into the batter as it cooks. For a double indulgence, add in flakes of dark dark chocolate as well.

Try them out and let me know what your favorite non-traditional add-ins are…

2 thoughts on “Fat Tuesday without the fat

  1. Not sure about healthy pancakes. I have a favorite and it sure isn’t fat-free, but it’s good :)I am on your Amie Street friends list and just got to clicking around.

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