Our fluffy flapjack recipe (complete with chocolatey innards and puffy whipped cream!) will kick a chocolate craving to the curb before noon -- and without costing you crazy amounts of calories and fat. Batter up!
Ingredients: 1/4 cup regular oats (not instant) 1/4 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Original Egg Beaters) 2 tbsp. whole-wheat flour 2 tbsp. fat-free vanilla yogurt 2 tsp. semi-sweet mini chocolate chips 1/4 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract 1 no-calorie sweetener packet (like Splenda) dash salt 4 sprays I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! Spray 2 tbsp. Fat Free Reddi-wip Optional: sugar-free pancake syrup
Directions: In a small bowl, place all ingredients EXCEPT for the chocolate chips, butter spray, Reddi-wip and optional syrup. Add 2 tbsp. of water, and stir until thoroughly mixed. Then, fold in the chocolate chips. Bring a pan sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Evenly pour half of the batter into the center of the pan to form 1 pancake. Once the pancake begins to look solid (after about 1 1/2 minutes), gently flip. Cook for an additional 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, or until both sides are lightly browned and the inside is cooked through. Plate and spray evenly with 2 spritzes of the butter spray. Repeat with the rest of the batter and butter spray to make your second pancake. If you like, drizzle with a little sugar-free syrup. Then, top with the Reddi-wip and enjoy! MAKES 1 SERVING
From IHOPs across the country to every diner in between, chocolate chip pancakes are the ultimate flapjack faux pas. And they can be a pretty tough-to-turn-down temptation -- with melted chocolate goo oozing out everywhere (ahhhhh!) and that buttery smell wafting through the air. But more than 600 calories and 35 fat grams for that short stack (only 2 pancakes!) is a little outrageous, especially considering that those stats don't even include maple syrup! Pour on the p-cake syrup, and your breakfast could quickly exceed 800 calories and a POINTS® value of 19*. That's a silly way to start your day! Luckily, there IS a way to cave in to your craving for a breakfast chock full of chocolate chips, without wasting an absurd amount of calories on it. Just whip up HG's Oatrageous Chocolate Chip Pancakes at home. And leave the sorry, over-caloried restaurant versions for the people who aren't in on our little secret...
CHEW ON THIS: Hey! Today, May 27th, is National Grape Popsicle Day. Grab a sugar-free one and slurp it up, people!
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*The Points® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the Points® registered trademark.