Lower-fat pancakes recipe

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15 min


15 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 128 kCal 6%
Fat 3.6g 5%
  -  Saturates 0.7g 4%

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.

It’s much easier than you may think to make pancakes that little bit healthier – especially when it comes to Pancake Day and all the temptation. This recipe shows you how to make lower-fat pancakes in just a few simple steps. It uses fat-free plain yogurt, sweetener instead of normal sugar and serves pancakes with a homemade, healthy berry compote. Only 128 calories per pancake!


  • For the berry sauce:
  • 250g mixed berries, thaw if frozen
  • 1tsp corn flour
  • 4tbsp granular natural sweetener
  • For theĀ pancakes:
  • 100g plain flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • Ā½tsp 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


  • 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.

  • To make the pancakes, put the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, oats and sweetener into a bowl.

  • Whisk the yogurt, milk, eggs and vanilla extract together then add to the dry ingredients and beat together to make a smooth batter.

  • 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.

  • Remove from the pan, brush the pan with oil and continue to cook the pancakes. Serve topped with the berry sauce.

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