The most delicious, Fluffy Syn Free American Style Pancakes that you will ever make.
Living in Canada means Maple Syrup is everywhere and pancakes for breakfast or any time of day for that matter is a pretty common occurrence.
However regular pancakes are pretty synful on Slimming World, so I just had to create a recipe for American Style Pancakes that I could enjoy on a regular basis and not break the daily syn bank.
The recipe for these amazing light and fluffy American Style Pancakes was one of my very first recipes when I started my blog (all the way back in 2009), and from there followed all the other variations you now see out there, such as Magic Pancakes etc.
In traditional fluffy American Pancakes, buttermilk is very commonly used, it gives them a lovely flavour. In this recipe, the use of plain Greek Yoghurt gives the same result, while still keeping these syn free.
Don’t be tempted to use fat-free flavoured yoghurts. Sometimes the flavouring in those can be a little overpowering and artificial tasting. You can add flavour to these American Style Pancakes by the fruit etc you add as a topping. Greek Yoghurt is also a preferred choice because it is a lot thicker than regular yoghurt.
The key to the fluffiness is the baking powder. You may be wondering why I haven’t synned the baking powder in this recipe. Baking Powder is generally synned at 0.5 syns per 2 teaspoons, but in this recipe, we literally only use 3/4 of a tsp (less than 2 calories), which makes the syns so negligible it isn’t worth synning it.
These American Style Pancakes go really well with any kind of fruit, but my favourite choice is speed berries such as blueberries and raspberries. If you don’t want to use syns on any toppings, go for fruit which will pair well with these.
Of course, no American Style Pancakes are complete without Syrup and for me, it has to be pure 100% maple syrup, not the artificial or sugar-free stuff. Maple Syrup is only 2 syns per tablespoon and it is well worth those 2 syns just to have that delicious drizzle of syrup over your pancakes.
American Style Pancakes are commonly served with crispy bacon if you order them in any diner across the majority of the states in the USA, and it’s a similar way to enjoy them here in Canada too.
You could easily follow that tradition by serving alongside some syn free bacon, or if you want that crispiness there are some streaky bacon out there, that are not too high in syns. I regularly buy some which are only 2.5 syns for 2 slices and oven bake a whole tray of it in the oven till nice and crispy. The kids and hubby love their American Pancakes with bacon.
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What Kitchen Items do I need to make these Syn Free American Style Pancakes?
- Mini Blender or Food Processor
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- Mixing Bowl
- Shallow Frying Pan (I like to use a crepe pan, makes things like this easier to flip)
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- 2 eggs
- 40g of oatmeal/oats (HEb)
- 1/4 cup (4 tbs ) of fat free Greek yoghurt
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- 3/4 tbs of sukin:1 or other sweetener of choice
- 3/4 teaspoon of baking powder
- cooking oil spray (I like to use coconut for these)
- Add the oats to a blender and grind into a fine powder.
- Place in a bowl with the eggs, yoghurt and other ingredients and mix to combine, Allow to sit for about 10 mins, just for the oats to soak in some of the liquid.
- Spray a non stick crepe pan placed over a low heat (make sure you don’t have the heat too high) with some cooking oil spray and cook the pancakes until you start to see bubble apears on the surface (I use 2.5 tbs of batter per pancakes, which gave me 8 pancakes) and then carefully flip over. A spatula should slide under easily, if it doesn't they are not quite done.
- I cook two pancakes at a time, so that there is enough room on the pan to easily flip over.
- Repeat with the mixture
- Serve the pancakes with fruit or toppings of choice.
- Enjoy!!! – these are delicious!!
This recipe is gluten-free, vegetarian, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly
- Slimming World - 1 HEb per serving
- WW Flex/Freestyle Smart Points - 4
- Gluten Free - use gluten free oats
*suitable for freezing
Add 1 tablespoon of maple syrup drizzled over the top for 2 syns.
The baking powder in this recipe is such a small amount the syns are negligible.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 serving (entire stack - pancakes only)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 324Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3.8gCholesterol: 372mgSodium: 531mgCarbohydrates: 27.4gFiber: 3.6gSugar: 2.4gProtein: 23g
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