It’s back to school time! Well, not for me. For the first time in my life, I’m officially finished with school. About a week ago, I became a Master of Clinical Nutrition and am a dietitian. (Though not yet a Registered Dietitian….still studying for the registration exam…) So yes, done done done!!
Fun story: My classmates and I gave each other fun awards at our graduation banquet. Which award did they give to me? The Betty Crocker Award. Ha!
But back to the point of this post… If you have little ones that are headed back to school, the most important meal of the day needs some attention. If you don’t have little ones, you still need to pay attention to breakfast. As your dietitian friend, I’m going to keep telling you that breakfast is important, people!!
These pancakes are light, fluffy, and feature one of my favorite southern things: apple butter. Kind of like applesauce, kind of like a jam or jelly. Sooooo good!! These don’t even need syrup (which is really saying something!)
Apple Butter Pancakes
Makes 6 pancakes
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 3/4 tsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 tsp Splenda
- 3/4 cup skim milk
- 1 Egg white
- 1 1/2 tsp canola oil
- 2 Tbsp apple butter
In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and Splenda.
In a separate small bowl, mix milk, egg white, canola oil, and apple butter.
Create a small well in the center of the flour mixture, and pour wet ingredients into the center of the well. Mix batter together just until combined.
Spray a large skillet or griddle with nonstick spray and heat over medium-high heat. When skillet is hot, pour batter onto the hot pan, using approximately 1/4 cup batter per pancake. Flip pancakes when sides look slightly dry and bubbles have formed on the top.
When serving, spread a little bit of apple butter onto pancakes in lieu of butter or syrup. Enjoy!!
Estimate Nutrition Information (2 pancakes and ~1 tsp extra apple butter): 183 Calories, 2.4 g Fat (1.1 of which is unsaturated), 35.6g Carbohydrate, 1 g Fiber, 6 g Sugar, 6.3 g Protein
So there you have it! A great way to start the day and keep you full until lunchtime. Check back often for more “back to school” type of posts. I have snack ideas, more breakfast dishes, and sweets (of course) coming soon!