Easiest Pancakes

It seems to never fail that after a weekend of crappy weather, the first day of the work week is actually nice.  Although it was on the cool side, I’ll take sunshine over warmer temperatures any day of the week.

Over the weekend I made the easiest pancakes.  I tweaked a recipe, so as I was making it I wasn’t sure of the points.  The recipe made a full dozen using my 1/3 cup measure.  I only ate two to be on the conservative side in case after I put it into eTools they came out five points each.

Imagine my surprise when one comes in at only 3 points, and then when I added two to my points tracker, two pancakes were somehow only 5 points – nice!

Easiest Pancakes

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups soy milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (I like citrus in my pancakes 😀 )
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 eggs

Mix dry ingredients.  Mix wet ingredients.  Mix until just combined – the batter may be a bit lumpy, that’s okay.  Now let the batter sit for 15 minutes.  You will get fluffy pancakes once you let the baking powder do its magic.

So on Sunday morning I had this:

And then for breakfast yesterday morning I decided to make an egg sammie using the pancakes – I pan fried an egg, and after I broke the yolk and flipped it, I put 1/2 an ounce of deli ham, 1/2 ounce of American cheese and took it off the heat and put a top on it when I took a shower.

When I came back, the edges of the cheese were all crispy – I just microwaved the pancakes, put the eggs in the middle and this was a delicious and filling 10 point lunch.  When I told my sister about it, she kinda gagged at the idea – but it was so good – the pancakes only have a tablespoon of sugar in the whole batter so they are not overly sweet.

sorry for the flash - I was in a hurry 😀

I found yet another path to walk near my office, and I think its the best one yet.  I thought I would get bored with just walking at lunch, but I am loving it.  This new path has sidewalks that lead to a bike trail.  It was a windy 50 minute walk and it completely energizes me for the afternoon.

Lunch was zucchini lasagna, which I haven’t made in ages.  This time though I did use three squares of lasagna noodles, and  reduced the eggs to just one, and substituted 3/4 cup of cottage cheese instead of the ricotta cheese.  When I put it into the recipe builder, I was still happy that 1/2 of this casserole dish is only 7 points.  I had my lunch over a cup of baby spinach, and after I took the picture, just cut it up with the spinach with a knife and fork.  

I salt and pepper the zucchini layers as I goand I only put the mozzarella on the top layer - bake for 45 minutes at 350 and your zucchini will be still a bit firm, bake for 60 if you want it fully cooked

My lunch: 7 points for the whole dish. 😀

My store had pretzel rolls on sale – a package of six for $2.99 – so I decided to make burgers using the pretzel rolls – each roll was 3.2 ounces, I ended up shaving off about 1/3 of the bun and giving it to the dog since the bun was so much bigger than my 3 ounce burger.  And we had sweet corn for the first time, and it was really good!  All together, dinner comes in at 12 points.

Stats for Monday:

  • 29 points (no wine!)
  • 10 activity points earned: 30 minute swim, 50 minute walk at lunch, 15 minute walk after dinner
  • average blood sugar 132
  • not pictured all the fruit I ate: 2 cups watermelon, 1 cup canteloupe, and 2 bananas (I blame the higher blood sugar on the fruit – but its all good!)

Question of the Day:  Could you eat a pancake egg sammie?


34 thoughts on “Easiest Pancakes

  1. As usual, your food looks great! I never even thought of making a sammie out of pancakes, but I think that’s a pretty good idea. I have some pancakes in the fridge, so I might actually try later this week. It’s ironic that you posted a pancake recipe, because I posted my favorite pancake recipe (I just discovered it and I love it!) on my blog this morning: If you haven’t tried them, you really should. 30 grams of protein in 1 serving! Oh, and great job on the no wine!

  2. I could absolutely eat a pancake egg sammie if the pancake wasn’t sweet. I bet that was really good.

    We are in the midst of 10 days – TEN DAYS – of rain… next sunny day forecast? Next Monday. Boo!

  3. Pancakes & lasagna are my all time favorite foods.
    Are you taking orders? If so, I’ll have one of everything please!

  4. Those pancakes look just perfect! I hardly ever make plain pancakes (I usually go for oat or fruity), but now you’ve got me craving them! And You know I LOVE your zucchini lasagna recipe- SO good! I’m not sure I could eat a pancake/egg sandwich. I bet Josh would be in heaven with one though 😉

  5. Yay for all that exercise! I have been a slug. I spent the weekend visiting friends in DC. Walked around the mall one day (chasing kids and playing tag), but that’s it!

  6. A pancake egg sammie sounds good, but I’m known for eating “weird” things for breakfast. Pretzel rolls are my FAVE!

  7. Pretzel rolls are awesome!

    I love using pancakes or waffles in place of bread. I use my protein pancake recipe and it works great!

  8. That lasagna looks awesome – love how the zucchini is like the noodles with the long strips!

  9. Yum. I am always impressed with how much food you’re able to squeeze in on your points! I’m with you, I think that breakfast sandwich sounds amazing! I always love the interplay of sweet & savory.

  10. I am stealing your zucchini lasagna!

    I never thought of making my pancakes citrusy lol

  11. Those pancake sammies totally remind me of McDonald’s McGriddles which lots of people poo-pooed when they first came out. However, my husband (who never eats fast food) still dreams about them!

    We’re supposed to get a whole week of sunshine here! I’ve always felt that I was solar powered so I’m ecstatic!!!! 😀

    Have a great day, Biz!

    • I always thought the McGriddles were WAY too sweet – Hannah ordered them by accident one time, we both kinda didn’t like them – too maplely (I just made that word up!)

  12. Breakfast pancake sammies are the best! I like to put a slice of bacon and tiny drizzle of syrup and it’s amaaaazing! 🙂 Also, i love your idea on the lasagna. Looks like a delish and healthy way to have lasagna! Your food always inspires me!

  13. I LOVE the idea of the pancake sandwich – I love sweet and savory together so it’s right up my alley! 🙂

  14. I also love the idea of a pancake sandwich! Next time I’m making extras so I can do the same thing!!

  15. Yum! I love that you include the WW points–thank you. I’m going to try the zucchini lasagna–it looks wonderful.

  16. Pancake sammy? Still no 🙂

    Although I’ll take your dinner 🙂

  17. Thanks for the comment you left me, I finally saw it last night. I have been really bad with WW and blogging even though I have been trying to keep up with the blog reading 🙂
    I am hoping to get my mind in focus this week and gear myself up to track and get rid of what i have gained etc etc etc –

  18. pancake egg sammie = love

  19. I am not a big fan of pancakes but if it was made into a waffle I could eat it like a sandwich! I love your creativity in the kitchen.

    Back when I was on a low carb diet I use to make a zucchini/roasted red pepper lasagna that was so good and no noodles!

  20. mmmm, the pancake sandwich looks delicious! I love breakfast foods!! I’m also diggin’ those pretzel rolls – I really want to make some, just haven’t gotten around to it. Along with pretzel bites, bagels, english muffins…and the list goes on!

  21. Good looking sandwich. Last week when I was making the Cinnamon Roll Pancakes to the market, Himself said they would be even better as a sandwich with sausage, egg and cheese! I will have to make these for my kiddies, so easy to eat on the way to school. Great job on getting into the 150’s, that is awesome!

  22. Hi Biz, oh absolutely! I would LOVE the pancake/egg sammie!!! Jenn was grossed out by that???? Too funny! So there ARE some differences between you two identical twins! 🙂 Have a great day.

    • Yes, we are different – she won’t eat any meat on a bone – like bone-in chicken breast, bone-in pork chops, chicken wings or ribs – WTF?! You are missing out Jenn!

  23. I know I’ve said this 100,001 times but please come cook for me. You are so creative and everything you make looks delicious! I would eat that pancake sammie for sure!!!

  24. I can’t tell you how badly I want a pancake sandwich now. And a pretzel roll. Yum!! Those pancakes look so fluffy – I will definitely be trying this recipe!

  25. OH YES I would totally eat that sammie. Your sister is ridonkulous for thinking it wouldn’t be good!

  26. Pancake sammie, yes! Sign me up! Those pancakes look so light and fluffy – yum! And so nice the points+ came in way below your estimation 🙂 That never seems to happen for me 😉 The walking path sounds wonderful — there’s some walking options near one of my clinics, but the other one…nuttin’.

  27. Mmm, breakfast sandwiches are my favorite and I LOVE you idea to use pancakes as the bread!

  28. Oh my gosh! That zucchini lasagna looks yummy!! If you get a chance and would like to, I have a recipe linky that’s up from Monday – Monday for Quick and Easy recipes. I’ll choose 2 recipes each week to “showcase” on Tuesdays. I always love how you detail your food intake and how it relates to WW. My stepmom did so well with the WW program. It really helped her a lot. I’m sure you’re helping many.

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