Sunday, 14 April 2013

Mini Healthy Yummy Pancakes

This recipe appeared in the March edition of the Healthy Food Guide - one of my favourite cookery magazines! OK, I love Vegetarian Living and Cook Vegetarian, and obviously they have an edge in that I could make all the recipes, but they quite often have a lot of cakes, pastry, and cheese - and if you're anything like me, you really have to limit how much of that kind of thing you eat! So enter the Healthy Food Guide - it might not be completely vegetarian, but it is completely healthy.

These are called "fluffy berry pikelets" in the Healthy Food Guide, and they make a nice part of a weekend breakfast, or a good light pudding. My friend Antonia came to stay with me and had a sudden attack of pancake cravings, so this is what we made!

The recipe says this makes twelve - but I'd say it's more like 20! A serving is three pancakes, and has 254 kcal.

85g self-raising flour
25g caster sugar
125ml skimmed milk
1 medium egg
Cooking oil spray
300g low-fat yoghurt, 4tsp honey, and 320g mixed berries

Sift the flour into a bowl and mix in the sugar. Make yourself a well in the centre, and add in the milk and egg (which you should beat together in a bowl first!).

Spritz a frying pan with cooking oil spray and heat it to a medium heat. These cook pretty quickly, so don't go crazy or they'll burn!

A tablespoon of batter makes one pancake, so spoon it out and cook for a couple of minutes. Once you start seeing tiny bubbles, flip it over onto the other side and cook for another couple of minutes. You'll probably need to spray some more oil in between pancakes to stop them from burning.

Arrange the pancakes in stacks of three (I like my stack asymmetrical) and dollop over the yoghurt, drizzle over the honey, and heap over the berries!

What do you like to put on pancakes? Do you have any ways of making them healthier?




  1. If you make 'pancakes' out of omlettes they taste awesome. I'm not totally sure if that counts as healthy but eggs are good for you and they're a lot more filling. A nice omlette with chocolate spread and raisins om nom

    1. I've never met anyone else who does this before! Jam omelettes are my favourite.

  2. Wait... so do you put anything in the omelette? Or just a plain omelette with pancake fillings put in afterwards? Two eggs?? This sounds interesting!