Based on a favorite cake, delicious whole wheat pancakes with bananas, pineapple and pecans are perfect for a special, healthy breakfast.
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Diet tip for you. You can still enjoy your favorite treats just in a different way. These Whole Wheat Pancakes are the perfect example. I adore a Hummingbird cake made with bananas, pineapple and pecans, but cake is not very healthy. So I have to find a different way to enjoy all those glorious flavors. Enter whole wheat pancakes. Whole Wheat pancakes have a cake like texture but have much less sugar and fat. That makes them fewer calories and less Weight Watcher points, too. Staying healthy and losing weight is all about finding ways to enjoy your favorite foods, just in a new way. Sometimes you really have to think out of the box.
Earlier this week, I made a Slow Cooker Sausage & Pepper Soup as a way to remake a sausage and pepper sandwich. I still got all the scrumptious flavors, but soups tend to be healthier especially if they are broth based. Using lettuce instead of tortillas is another way to cut the calories, like my Turkey Cobb Salad Wraps. In my Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup, I use pureed cauliflower in place of cream. I also like to substitute turkey breast for chicken. Turkey has less saturated fat than chicken making it less Weight Watcher points. Herbed Turkey Parmesan is a perfect example.
In my salads, I change-up the normal salad dressing proportions by making my dressing with more acid than oil, like my Spanish Salad with Ham and Olives. With my Carrot Cake Bread, I can enjoy all the delectable flavor of carrot cake but in a healthier form. My quick bread has less sugar and oil than cake. I still enjoy mashed potatoes, but swap some of the potato for rutabaga, Mashed Potatoes & Rutabaga recipe. Potato chips are another downfall of mine. So I took my favorite chips flavor and made them into baked steak fries, Salt & Vinegar Baked Fries made their debut. So don’t give up your favorite food; reimagine it and find ways to enjoy it in a lower calorie way. Stay tuned for a lot more diet tips.
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Whole Wheat Hummingbird Pancakes
Whole Wheat Hummingbird Pancakes
- 1 cup (120 g) all-purpose, unbleached flour
- 1 cup (120g) whole wheat flour
- 2 tsp . baking powder
- 1 tsp . baking soda
- ½ tsp . kosher salt
- 1 tsp . ground cinnamon
- 2 large eggs , lightly beaten
- 3 tbsp . non-fat Greek yogurt
- 3 tbsp . oil
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 over ripe banana , mashed
- 1 (14.5 oz.) can pineapple rings in juice, divided
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp . vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp . brown sugar
- ¼ cup chopped pecans
- Garnish: sliced bananas , chopped pineapple
Finely dice 3 to 4 pineapple rings, to measure ½ cup.
In a large bowl, whisk together first 6 ingredients.
Stir in eggs, yogurt, oil, buttermilk, banana, ½ cup diced pineapple, syrup and vanilla.
Put 3 pineapple rings aside for garnish.
Place remaining rings and all the juice into a blender and puree.
Pour into a small saucepan and stir in brown sugar.
Bring to a simmer. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Keep warm.
Heat a griddle to medium heat.
Pour ¼ cup batter onto the griddle for each pancake.
When pancakes start to bubble and form on the sides, flip over and cook on the other side until done.
Chop remaining pineapple rings.
To serve, top pancakes with banana slices, pineapple chunks and pecans.
Serve with pineapple syrup.
I calculated 11 Weight Watcher Smart Points
Happy Healthy Eating,
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