Monday, April 23, 2012

A low-fat, low-cal puffed pancake (gluten-free optional)

Spring brings many new house-related projects, yard work and cleaning. It seems like we have been so busy these days that it’s hard to find time to make a family dinner.

Last week, after a particularly busy day, I made a quick puffed pancake. It paired well with a much needed glass of wine.
One pancake is 7.5 g fat, 275 calories (wine not included):

Preheat oven to 425.

Mix one egg with 1/4 c skim milk. Add 1 t sugar or honey.

Add 1/4 c flour (all-purpose, whole wheat, or oat to make it gluten-free), a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg and 1/8 t vanilla.
Pour into a greased pie pan or quiche dish and bake 10 minutes until golden brown.

Top with 1/2 cup berries and 2 T truwhip. Have you heard of this? It’s similar to cool whip, but creamier and still low fat. It contains tapioca syrup and natural ingredients rather than corn syrup).

Low-fat, low-calorie, gluten-free, seriously filling. Is there anything this pancake can't do?!  

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