Happy Pancake day you guys! OK so I’m gonna be honest, I have pancakes on the regular so today isn’t all that exciting for me. I find that they set me up for the day really nicely, stop me snacking and also kill my sugar cravings dead. So I thought I would share my usual every day gluten free low calorie option that doesn’t make me feel like I’ve committed “carbicide” too badly.
You will need;
3 Egg whites (48kcal)
75g Gluten free plain white flour – I use Doves Farm (254kcal)
100ml (Roughly) Alpro Coconut Milk (20kcal)
Coconut oil – I currently use Neal’d Yard
half a tsp of Xylitol per pancake (5kcal)
1. Crack the egg whites into your blender of choice.
2. Add 75g of flour
3. Add The Coconut Milk, this is roughly done and I had until I get the right consistency.
4. Pop it all in the blender for 30 seconds.
5. Pour into a pan coated with a little coconut oil to avoid sticking.
6. Serve hot with a squeeze of Lemon and half a tea spoon of Xylitol.
So clearly the tub of Nutella was just for show and what I actually top my pancakes with is lemon and Xylitol, sorry to disappoint but it might not all be over just yet so please do read on.
Now I really think they need to have a little reassess of the name “Xylitol” because to me it sounds all chemically and nasty but in actual fact its natural and found in most fruit and veg that we eat daily. It works our as a 1 for 1 substitute against sugar and pretty much tastes identical (it has a slightly cool and fresh feeling to it also) so it really doesn’t feel like you are compromising and at 10 kcal per teaspoon your pancakes won’t break the waistband either. This morning I had three bringing my calorie consumption to roughly the same as my bowl of porridge, but I feel like I cheated!
Do let me know if you have any low calorie options and what will you be topping your pancakes with this Shrove Tuesday?
Personalised spoon – c/o The Cutlery Commission