Fluffy American pancakes are my absolute favourite, I think I could honestly eat stacks of them for breakfast every morning and never get sick of them. My goal over the last few years has to be find a substitute for these which are Slimming World friendly so you can legitimately eat them every day and not feel guilty!
After much painstaking research and pancake sampling (such a chore!) here it is, the holy grail of pancake recipes, fully Slimming world friendly, only half a syn for the portion easy peasy to make and absolutely DELICIOUS and satisfying! What’s even better is that they as SP friendly so you can have these on an SP day, using one of your 2 healthy Bs.
The half a syn comes from the teaspoon of baking powder, you can make the pancakes syn free by omitting the baking powder, however, I find that the baking powder makes them perfectly light & fluffy, exactly what you want these pancakes to be. So for just half a syn, it’s totally worth including it in the mixture. There are some other versions of this recipe I tried which use yoghurt instead of the quark which are also pretty good, I personally prefer them with the quark, it gives them a taste of buttermilk type pancakes which are so tasty!
This recipe makes around 6-8 scotch pancake sized pancakes.
- 40g Oats (Healthy B allowance or 6 syns if not using as healthy B)
- 2 eggs
- 2 heaped tbsp quark
- 1 tsp baking powder (0.5 syn)
- A few drops of vanilla extract (or an alternative flavouring/extract of your choice)
- Frylite to cook. I like these with the coconut frylite.
1. Blitz the oats in a nutribullet/blender to make a fine powder. This is not essential but makes the mixture much smoother and more like a traditional pancake.
2. Add the other ingredients and blitz again/mix thoroughly to make a batter.
3. Heat a frying pan and spray with frylite.
4. Add small quantities to the pan to make small drop scone/scotch pancake size pancakes. Cook for a few minutes, when small bubbles begin to appear on the surface, flip them over and cook for a few minutes on the other side. Once cooked on both sides I tend to put the cooked ones on a plate in the oven on low to keep warm while I cook the remainder of the batch.
5. Serve as a stack with fat free yoghurt or quark with fruit and a drizzle of whatever you fancy!