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Lower-fat pancakes

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Lower-fat pancakes recipe
Lower-fat pancakes recipe
  • Serves: 8

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Cut down on the calories this Pancake Day with this recipe for lower-fat pancakes. Made with oats, natural yogurt and topped with a berry sauce, these pancakes are also perfect as a healthy breakfast

Ingredients

For the berry sauce:
  • 250g mixed berries, thaw if frozen
  • 1tsp corn flour
  • 4tbsp granular natural sweetener
For the pancakes 
  • 100g plain flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • tsp ground cinnamon
  • 40g porridge oats
  • 4tbsp granular natural sweetener
  • 120ml fat-free plain yogurt
  • 5tbsp skimmed milk
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 2tsp sunflower oil

Learn how to make perfect pancakes with our how to make pancakes video

Method

  1. Put the berries into a pan with 2 tbsp water, slowly bring to simmer. Blend the corn flour with a tablespoon of water, add to the berries with the sweetener and stir over a medium heat until the juices thicken. Remove from the heat.
  2. To make the pancakes, put the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, oats and sweetener into a bowl.
  3. Whisk the yogurt, milk, eggs and vanilla extract together then add to the dry ingredients and beat together to make a smooth batter.
  4. To cook the pancakes, heat a large non-stick frying pan on medium high, brush the base of the pan with oil. Drop 3 tablespoons of the batter into the pan, leaving a little space between each one. Cook for about 2 minutes, bubbles will come to the surface. When the underside is golden, flip the pancakes over and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  5. Remove from the pan, brush the pan with oil and continue to cook the pancakes. Serve topped with the berry sauce.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 128(kcal)
  • Fat 3.6g
  • Saturates 0.7g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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