Sunday, February 07, 2010

Oven Puffed Pancake

Ed has been craving pancakes lately, since there has been a definite lack of pancake-y breakfasts since I started eating healthier.

I decided to do a bit of research and came up with Cooking Light's, "Oven Puffed Pancake," a lower calorie and delicious alternative to the traditional breakfast treat. As an added bonus, it's much easier to make than a normal pancake and it also a bit more fun.

Oven Puffed Pancake 
1/2 c all purpose flour
1/2 c. fat free milk
2 T granulated sugar
1/4 t salt
1 large egg
1 large egg white
1 T butter
Powdered sugar (optional)

Nutritional Information

(serving size - 1/4 of pancake)

141 (28% from fat)
4.4g (sat 2.3g,mono 1.4g,poly 0.4g)

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees

Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup and level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through egg white); Stir until combined. (Edited: On making this again, I used a wisk instead of a spoon and it was easier to combine)

Melt butter in a 10 inch cast iron skillet or other oven safe pan (we used a stainless steel pan).

Pour batter into pan. Cook over heat for 1 minute. Do not stir!

Transfer pan to oven and bake at 425 for 15-18 minutes, or until golden.

Ours barely made it 15 minutes, and was very poofy and golden brown.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar using a sifter (if desired) and cut into fourths (kitchen shears worked the best for this!). I had a little over 1/4 (the serving size) and Ed had the other 3/4's.

We topped ours with cut strawberries and just a touch of low calorie maple syrup. The pancake would also be lovely with honey, jam, or even plain, as it is sweet and delicious on it's own!

Happy Breakfasting.

(Edit: I've just made this recipe again, and have to say, I love making it from my blog with the pictures! It was easy to follow :). Good motivation to post more recipes)


Jean said...

That is beautiful! It is certainly a creative dish, and it sounds absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe and the photos!

Sensationally Red said...

Your food photography is wonderful. The puffed pancake looks delicious. I think my kids'll get a kick out of that. Cooking Light is a no fail magazine. I've subscribed to them for years.