Spiced Pancakes for One

Good morning!  Do you ever have cravings?  I had one this morning for pancakes…

There aren’t any shelf-stable pancakes in Nutrisystem right now, so I had to pull this recipe out.  It’s based on a ‘single serving pancakes’ recipe I found online ages ago, combined with a couple of twists inspired by a 400-year old recipe I found in my copy of The English House-Wife (1637).

Ingredients (for 1 serving)

2 tbsps all-purpose flour
2 tbsps whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 tsps sugar substitute, plus 1 pinch for garnish
1 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup skim milk
1 large egg
1 tsp brown sugar, for garnish
1 teaspoon lemon juice, for garnishimg_0333


  1. Sift first four ingredients into a small bowl and whisk to combine.
  2. In a large mug (it makes pouring easier!), whisk together the egg, milk and applesauce until combined. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until well combined.
  3. Lightly grease a non-stick frying pan (or cast iron frying pan – if you’re lucky enough to have one) and heat to a medium-low temperature.
  4. Pour batter into pan. (I usually get 5 or 6 pancakes out of the batch.)
  5. Cook until bubbles form on surface, flip and cook the other side until lightly browned.
  6. Combine brown sugar and remaining pinch of spice. Sprinkle sugar, then lemon juice, over the pancakes.img_0335

Per Serving (according to MasterCook): 242 Calories; 6g Fat (20.6% calories from fat); 12g Protein; 36g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 213mg Cholesterol; 608mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 0 Fruit; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

I’d call this one one PowerFuel, one SmartCarb,and 1 Limited Extra.

Categories: 30 Minute Meals, Breakfast or Brunch, Cheese, Milk & Yoghurt, Diabetic, Eggs, Healthy Cooking, Nutrisystem (Incl. Volumizing), PowerFuel, Serves 1 or 2, Vegetarian


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