The weather makes me want to stay at home and watch movies all day, and what better way to start a lazy Saturday than with pancakes?
|Clearly I like mine with lots of banana.|
Whole wheat pastry flour is amazing because it is whole wheat but performs like white flour. This means that it is not dense like normal wheat flour, but heartier and healthier for you than white flour. It's really the best of both worlds. However, I know that you can't buy this at many places, and especially not outside of the US, so if you can't find any, I would use half white flour and half wheat flour.
You'll notice I used greek yogurt in the batter, specifically Fage, which is my favorite. I like the texture using yogurt gives pancakes. It makes them a bit spongier. Try it and let me know what you think.
Pancakes for One
Makes 2 pancakes
1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup non fat greek yogurt
1 egg white
2 tbsp almond milk
1 tbsp Splenda
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp vanilla
frozen berries, optional
maple syrup for serving
Directions: Mix the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking soda), then add the wet (yogurt, egg, almond milk, vanilla). Scoop 1/3 cup onto a hot pan, sprinkle frozen berries into the batter and cook until bubbles form. Flip and cook until golden brown. The key to perfect pancakes is to cook them slow and low. If you cook them too high, they will burn and the center will not cook. Be patient.
This made two largish pancakes and was the perfect amount for one person, and the best part is, the entire batter comes out to only 200 calories, which is half as much as diner-style pancakes. Also, there are 15g protein in these pancakes! A powerful way to start your day indeed.
For entire batter