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I started to stay away from eating pancakes for a long time after i looked up how many calories normal ones had. They were sooo good, but seemed to be anywhere from 100-200 calories PER pancake!

Well, today i had pancakes on my decided to look around and see what were in them (i dont use mixes... looked at some pancake mixes in the store and there were all kinds of stuff in there beyond the normal pancake ingredients).

After researching...i found out that pancakes are basically just milk and flour!

Anyway, i ended up making some pancakes trying to cut out as many calories as i could (while still having it taste good).

Final creation was -

1 cup flour (400 calories, woooops!)

1 cup buttermilk (110 calories)

1 cup water (0 calories)

1 Tablespoon baking powder

dash of vanilla (i like vanilla ><)

Ends up making enough for 6 - 8 pancakes (normal sized, 6" - 8" across). They taste just like normal pancakes too!

I used buttermilk instead of normal milk because of the added flavor (normal milk wouldnt bring enough flavor i dont think, maybe even chocolate milk would work). I used water to thin it out (increase the amount of batter and keep calories low, without the water its too thick). And the baking powder makes it nice and fluffy! (make sure you add the powder right before cooking).

Then to save more, use a non-stick pan (dont need oil, just make sure the pan is clean if it starts to stick).

I ate mine with sugar-free jam (10 calories per tablespoon, normal pancake toppings would rocket the calories up).

Anyway, I think I love pancakes again (we have moved past our love-hate relationship). These things are so low calorie...i can eat them anytime (even a snack between pancake lunch and pancake dinner!).
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Now I know what I'm having for b-fast tomorrow! :-D
this sounds good

If only I could cook...
I don't know if you're ready to experiment with the world, but this is my waffle recipe, which is also a very good pancake recipe.
Um, what kind of flour are you using? 'Cause mine's like 400 cals per cup...
^^ so is mine...  I would like to know what kind of flour is 100 cals for a cup.

Maybe use cereal instead?  My cereal is 160 a cup...
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hehhehe  here's my kind of pancake

^^ chocolaatte pancake

wheat flour + chocolaate soy milk

hehhe its really yummy w a lil cinamon ^^ and strawberries ehheh
I make up my own pancakes too sometimes.   Here's what I come up with:

cup of wheat flour
half cup of egg beaters
quarter cup skim milk
1 scoop protein powder
teaspoon vanilla
dump in some cinnamon

Sometimes throw in mixed berries once they're on the pan. 

I make giant pancakes in my smallest fry pan.  I make the cakes the size of the pan.   This will make 3 or 4 pancakes that way.  LOL Easily enough for 2 breakfasts!

Top with Mrs. Buttersworth's Sugar Free syrup (only 35calories per quarter cup serving). 

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What is the calorie count of each pancake?   How big is the waffle?  on little square?
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I guess you add up the flour etc and divide by 8? Sorry, I am new lol
If you take the sugar free jam and put it in the microwave in a coffee mug then pour it while its warm on the pancakes its awesome! You wont miss the Mrs.Butterworth one bit!
I invented a banana pancake recipe this morning, that must have been good, my 13 year old ate 5, [he's 5' 10 " and still growing}.

I took one very ripe banana and mashed it up well, like baby food, added about 1/4 sugar [ amount dependant on how sweet banana is], added 1/4 cup of canola oil, 1 cage free, omega 3 egg, 1 tsp of vanilla extra, and seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg, powdered ginger and cloves. and 1 1/2 cups low fat milk.  Separatly I combined 3/4 cup each of all purpose unbleached flour, and white whole wheat flour and about 1/4 to half cup steel cut oats, {depends on how thick you want your pancakes} along with a teaspon each of baking soda and baking powder . combine moist and dry ingredients until just combined.

fry like regular pancakes. I normally hate bananas but these are really great. I'm even learning to love my old nemisis. the banana.

My son thought they were the greatest things ever. YOu could alter the white/wheat flour ratio if you want more fiber.  this recipe makes about 6 - 8 pancakes roughtly, depending on how big you make them. I haven't done the calorie info yet.

they are great with maple syrup, if you like nuts you coud also add walnuts.

I've also made pancakes with yogurt in them, which can add great flour and make them quite fluffy.
I think this weekend I'm going to try pancakes with Bisquick Heart Smart mix.   only 140 calories for a 1/3 cup serving and 3g protein.  Plus I have some fresh blueberries.  =)
Could you replace the regular flour with Whole Wheat? 
Yup you can...and i also found out that sugar-free jam (10 calories per tablespoon!) can be used to flavor them. Also can be melted in microwave or mixed with water to be used as a topping.

I make a recipe from joy of cooking and it's really good if you are the only one eating them.

3/4 cup flour-350

1/2 tsp salt-0

3/4 + 1/8 tsp baking powder-0

2 packets splenda-0

combine, set aside

2 tsp canola oil-80

1 egg- 54

3/4 almond milk- 30

1/4 tsp vanilla extract-0


pour into the dry stirring until just combined and still lumpy. and cook over a medium high skillet until bubbly and set around the edges.

num. oh and add 1 tbsp of maple syrup or low cal syrup, cause usually that's all you'll need.


I like the melted jam idea as a topping but I have to say sugar-free syrup is still the best!

I made these for the first time on the weekend and loved them! This makes 8 really good sized ones. I cut the recipe in half for just me since the hubby isn't much of a breakfast person. Its perfect on the weekend when you sleep in and you're not really sure if you should eat breakfast since its so close to lunch, eat this as 2 meals in one!

Whole Wheat Pancakes

1 cup whole wheat flour

2 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp salt

1 cup 1% milk

3 egg whites

4 sweetener packets 

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla

Directions: Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. Add wet ingredients to the mixing bowl and mix well with a spoon until there are no more dry spots; don't over-mix. Heat non-stick skillet on medium heat. Spray cooking spray and pour 1/4 cup of pancake batter. When the bubbles settle and the edges begin to set, flip the pancakes. Repeat with the remainder of the batter. Top with sugar-free syrup. Makes 8 pancakes.

Points: 6 WW points for 4 pancakes. Add  4 tbsp sugar-free syrup (2) = 8

Fiber One Buttermilk pancake mix is delicious! and its only 190 calories for 1/2 cup mix which makes 3 good sized pancakes. It is also an excellent source of Fiber!

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Fiber One Buttermilk pancake mix is delicious! and its only 190 calories for 1/2 cup mix which makes 3 good sized pancakes. It is also an excellent source of Fiber!

OMG you have no idea how excited I am to try this!! Canada vs U.S are so very different when it comes to cereal and candy variety and that’s why the only shopping I need when I go to US is a Target/Walmart/Walgreens to buy candy and other grocery fun stuff!

This Fiber 1 mix is now on the list along with sugar-free carnation instant breakfast, juji fruit, all-bran drink sticks (like crystal light) bisquick heart smart and so much more! I have a list on my home computer somewhere, I will remember to add this!  PS $14 big bottle of voda at duty free (retail $28) will make it into my shopping bag as well served with diet pop only of course! ;)

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