Toad in the Hole – a lighter version of this Classic British dish using low-fat sausages and the perfect Yorkshire pudding batter.
The Perfect Yorkshire Pudding Batter.
My kids love Yorkshire puddings and according to them, mummy makes the best ones ever. Like these 1 syn Yorkshire Puddings already on Slimming Eats
If you struggle to get the perfect Yorkshire puddings you most likely have your ratio of ingredients wrong. My dad always made the best Yorkshire puddings, but always a huge one dish one that we would always fight over trying to grab a slice to smother in gravy with our Sunday roast dinner.
Ratio ingredients should always be equal volumes (not weight) or egg, milk (you can use water) and flour. Stick to that every time and you can’t go wrong.
Lighter Toad in the Hole
So how do you make a lighter toad in the hole? It’s really simple actually.
Just swap out the oil for cooking oil spray, so long as you make sure that pan is really hot when you add the batter, it works perfectly.
and lastly, choose a low-fat sausage. I won’t recommend a particular type here, as it will be different depending on where you live. But you want a variety with a low syn/point value that is not too small unless you are adding two per person instead of the one.
I use Italian turkey sausages, it’s what available here and they have a lovely flavour.
Hey, if you want you could even use my Pork Breakfast Sausage Patties or Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties and form into sausages shapes as a skinless type sausage. If you don’t have decent low-fat sausages where you live.
Honey Mustard Sausage Toad in the Hole
Slightly different from a traditional Toad in the Hole, I like to add onion to the tray with the sausages and I make a yummy honey mustard glaze to brush over the sausages.
It just adds amazing flavour to the Lighter Toad in the Hole and the kids love it.
By all means, omit the honey mustard glaze if you want to reduce the syns/points a bit more, but I at least recommend giving it a try at some point, as it’s really yummy, especially with the addition of onion.
How to serve this Lighter Toad in the Hole
I like to keep this meal light so just go for some yummy vegetables as a side to this recipe. I add two large chopped carrots to a pan, seasoned with salt and black pepper and loosely cover with some water. Head on high and let the water reduce down around the carrots until they are tender.
Then I add in two chopped zucchini (courgette), and a little spray oil, a pinch of paprika, a pinch of garlic powder and onion powder and some more black pepper and saute for a few minutes before tossing through some frozen peas (which I defrost in the microwave with a little water). So quick to make, but a yummy healthy vegetable side for this Toad in the hole.
Lastly, you can’t have Toad in the Hole without Gravy and so my Best Ever Syn Free Gravy is delicious drizzled over this. I make a large batch of the gravy regularly and freeze some in tubs, as you never know when you might need gravy. Did I mention that the kids love this gravy too? It’s is packed with flavour and doesn’t have all those unnecessary ingredients like MSG in boxed gravy. Not forgetting it is also SYN FREE, bonus!!
If you can’t do without some carby sides to your Toad in the hole. These are all great additions too.
- Mashed Potatoes
- Perfect Oven Baked Chips
- Crispy Golden Potatoes
- Roast Potatoes
- Sweet Potato Mash
- Sour Cream Spring Onion Cauliflower Mash
- Cheddar Spring Onion Mash
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Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 225 Total Fat: 6.7g Saturated Fat: 2.3g Sodium: 625mg Carbohydrates: 20.5g Fiber: 0.8g Sugar: 8.4g Protein: 20.9g
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