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Better Blueberry Pancakes
If you’re as big a fan of these pancakes as my brunching buddies and I are, rest assured that you can double, triple, and even quadruple this recipe with great success. In addition, the batter will keep in your refrigerator for up to 3 days. I personally like to mix the batter fresh and enjoy the pancakes with a friend . . . otherwise, I find myself tempted to eat more than one serving.
1⁄2 cup reduced-fat buttermilk
1⁄2 cup whole-grain oat flour
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! spray
1⁄2 cup fresh or frozen (not thawed) blueberries
Sugar-free, low-calorie pancake syrup (optional)
100% fruit orange marmalade spread (optional)
Preheat the oven to 200°F.
In a small bowl, combine the buttermilk, flour, egg white, baking soda, vanilla, and salt. Whisk just until blended. Stir in the blueberries. Let stand for 10 minutes.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until it is hot enough for a spritz of water to sizzle on it. With an oven mitt, briefly remove the pan from the heat to mist lightly with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! cooking spray. Return the pan to the heat. Pour the batter in 1⁄8-cup dollops onto the skillet to form 3 or 4 pancakes. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until bubbles appear on the tops and the bottoms are golden brown. Flip. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until browned on the bottom. Transfer to an oven-proof plate. Cover with aluminum foil. Place in the oven to keep warm. Repeat with cooking spray and the remaining batter to make 8 pancakes total.
Place 4 pancakes on each of 2 serving plates. Serve immediately with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! spray, syrup, and/or fruit spread, if desired.
Makes 2 (4-pancake) servings
Per serving: 140 calories, 8 g protein, 20 g carbohydrates, 3 g fat (less than 1 g saturated), 5 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 687 mg sodium
Reprinted from THE BIGGEST LOSER COOKBOOK by Chef Devin Alexander and The Biggest Loser Experts and Cast. © 2006 by Universal Studios Licensing LLLP, The Biggest Loser and NBC Studios, Inc., and Reveille LLC. Permission granted by Rodale, Inc., Emmaus, PA 18098.
Photo Credit: Mitch Mandel
By Devin Alexander