Wholesome Blueberry Pancakes

Categorized as: Breakfast, Fruit
 
Makes 5 servings.

Ingredients:

½ cup all purpose flour
½ cup white whole wheat flour*
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener
½ cup low-fat milk
1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
2 large eggs, well beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ cup fresh blueberries
Sugar-free syrup (optional)

Directions:

1. In a medium sized bowl, mix together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and Splenda.
2. In another bowl, whisk together the milk, cottage cheese, eggs, and vanilla.
3. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry, being careful not to over mix. Fold in the blueberries.
4. Preheat a nonstick griddle or skillet over medium heat. Spray the skillet lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Allow the pancake batter to rest while the skillet is preheating.
5. Pour a ¼ cup of batter per pancake and spread into a 4" circle. Cook the pancake for 3 - 4 minutes on the first side until edges appear dry and bubbles in center are no longer popping and the underside browns. Flip the pancake and cook for another 2 or 3 minutes. The centers will puff and remain moist. Serve hot.

Nutritional Info (per serving):

Food Exchanges: 1½ Bread, 1 Medium Fat Meat
Carbohydrate Choices: 1½
Weight Watcher Point Comparison: 3

Additional comments:

*White whole wheat flour has a lighter taste than traditional whole wheat fiber but all of the fiber of whole wheat (a winning combination). King Arthur's brand is available in most markets. You may also use regular whole wheat flour for the white whole wheat or use 100% white whole wheat for heartier, fiber-rich pancakes.

Marlene Koch, RD, is a registered dietitian who has specialized in delicious food and healthy lifestyles for over twenty years. Marlene holds a degree in Nutritional Science from the University of Los Angeles, California. Marlene is a best-selling author of healthy, low-sugar cookbooks. Marlene is a frequent guest on TV, radio and websites such as iVillage and dlife.com.
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