Last week we decided to try a bunch of new recipes for dinner. One of the ones we tried was a Weight Watchers recipe for vegetable fritters. I was sort of ho hum about it. It wasn't very filling and called for red peppers (which I hate). BUT it was super fluffy and I was inspired to try it as a pancake recipe instead. Using that as my basis I experimented this morning with GREAT results. I give you the FLUFFIEST pancakes EVER. And only 5 WW Pts + per serving (and that includes syrup and cool whip!)
Fluffy Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
Serves: 4 5 Weight Watchers Points Plus per serving
2 Egg Whites
1/2 cup Skim Milk
1 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
1 Cup Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
2 tsp White Sugar
1 tsp ground Cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground Nutmeg
1/8 tsp table salt
1 small Apple, very finely chopped
1 Egg, slightly beaten
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 cup sugar free pancake syrup (I like Carey's)
4 Tbs Cool Whip Free
Beat egg whites with an electric mixer until a stiff meringue forms. Set aside. Combine milk and lemon juice in a small bowl and set aside (alternatively you can use 1/2 cup buttermilk and skip this step). Combine Dry ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in Milk mixture, egg, apple, and vanilla extract until combined. Gently fold in beaten egg whites. Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium - medium/low heat. When hot add in scoop fulls of batter. It will be too fluffy for the old flipping standard of bubbles popping on top so keep an eye on it and when the underside is browned and the pancakes are stiffer turn them.
Makes approximately 8 pancakes (2 pancakes per serving).
Serve 2 pancakes topped with 1/4 of the sugar free syrup and 1 Tbs Cool Whip free and some finely sliced apples.