Monday, December 7, 2015

Yes - You can Have Pancakes

My usual Saturday mornings used to be a big stack of  regular sized buttermilk pancakes with bacon or sausage.

But how to have a pancake with a little less in the way of fat and calories? Well first, I ditch the fried meat and replaced with an orange.

As for the pancakes - 

First - make silver dollar sized ones, like the ones pictured on this salad plate that I cooked up for family.  You will have the impressions of eating more, with less. Have a little stack, give the rest to your husband or freeze.

Second - replace the buttermilk with non fat or low fat  Kefir and replace the sugar with powdered sugar.  The calorie saving is only a small bit, but if you make small changes to your recipes even 20 or 30 calories over time it ALL adds up.

Mix in one bowl

1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tablespoons powdered sugar

Mix in another bowl.

1 cup Kefir at room temperature
1 egg at room temperature*
a small splash of Vanilla
2 Tablespoons melted butter or coconut oil

*Note - for a vegetarian version replace egg with one of the following
1/4 cup applesauce
1/2 of a mashed ripe banana
1/4 cup pureed tofu
EnerG Egg Replacer.

Combine wet and dry ingredients stirring JUST enough to mix and no more.  Cook on lightly oiled griddle. These are very moist so you're not going to need a lot of butter and syrup to enjoy them.

And if a couple extra get eaten. .


  1. Definitely trying this. I LOVE pancakes.

    1. They are SO good - try and let the kefir and egg sit out for a bit to bring them closer to room temp. That makes them fluffier - and by the way - I added a photo for you, I just found while hunting for Christmas presents for my husband.

  2. Hari OM
    Love your twists on the ingredients!
    Eyes-on... YAM xx

  3. Oh I just LOVE pancakes and as a matter of fact...I was craving waffles the other night!!! Ive also made pancakes out of oatmeal and water mixture and that is good though. Sometimes I will add just a tad bit of mini chocolate chips and have NO syrup. Taste delicious!!



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