Learn how to make these low-calorie wholewheat pancakes at home. They're perfect if you're trying to be good on Pancake Day or you're counting calories.
On a diet? Make slight tweaks to your pancake recipe to make it a little bit healthier. By replacing the flour and sugar this wholewheat pancakes recipe is under 100 calories a portion! This recipe is so simple to make and perfect if you’re trying to be good come Pancake Day. The recipe serves pancakes with grapefruit but you can opt for any fruit you choose be it strawberries, blueberries or mango.
- 100g plain wholemeal flour
- 2 tbsp granular sweetener like Canderel
- pinch ground cinnamon
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 275 ml semi-skimmed milk
- vegetable oil for cooking
- Citrus fruit mix side (optional)
- 2 grapefruit, any colour
- 1 large orange
- juice and rind ½ lemon
- 4 tsp granular sweetener
Put the flour, sweetener and cinnamon into a bowl, beat in the egg with a little milk, gradually add the rest of the milk until the batter is smooth. Alternatively, put all the ingredients into a blender or food processor and whizz to make the batter.
To cook the pancakes, heat a small non-stick frying pan, brush with oil then pour in enough batter to cover the base of the pan, swirling it so it covers evenly. Cook over a medium-high heat until golden brown, turn over and cook the other side. Turn onto a plate, cover with foil to keep warm. Repeat the process until all the batter is used.
To serve with citrus fruit mix: prepare the fruits, cut away all of the skin and pith from the grapefruit and oranges. Cut down the membrane to release the segments and put into a bowl catching the juices as you go. Using a zester, cut thin strips of rind from either the lemon or lime add to the fruit (you can also add some strips of orange before removing the skin). Squeeze the lemon juice and stir into the fruit with the sweetener.
Top tip for making Wholewheat pancakes
This recipe can be served with any filling as a healthy pancake alternative