I'm sure you all know how to make pancakes but I thought I would share a Weight Watcher recipe for them so you know exactly how many points you will be using from your daily allowance. I tend to go a little crazy with pancake day, frying them in butter and thinking nothing of spreading some nutella on them but I want to stay on track this year so I have come up with two low point combinations.
Basic Pancake recipe
Makes 8 pancakes
2 Pro Points per pancake
100g plain flour
a pinch of salt
200ml skimmed milk mixed with 5 tablespoons of cold water
calorie controlled cooking spray
1 Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the egg, Pour in a little of the milk-water mixture and begin to stir, gradually drawing in the flour as you go until you have a smooth batter.
2 Heat a 7 inch non stick pan, spray the base with the cooking spray and then pour in enough batter in to coat the base of the pan. Tilt the pan to spread the batter and cook for 1 minute. Flip the pancake and cook for a further 30 seconds, or until spotted with brown.
On my first pancake I kept it classic and went for lemon and sugar but I chose half spoon sugar which is 0 pro points for 1 teaspoon. This meant that this pancake was only 2 pro points.
For my second pancake I put some frozen berries in a pan and heated them with a little lemon juice and artificial sweetener which is 0 pro points and added this to my pancake along with 30g of the Weight Watchers thick cream. For 3 pro points this tasted amazing but there was no guilt.
What are you going to eat with your pancakes today? Can you suggest any low point/calorie toppings?