Saturday, October 26, 2013

My New Flax-Coconut Pancake… you’ll see why

The main thing on my shopping list when we visited the Trader Joe’s in Silverdale, WA earlier this week, was pumpkin butter.  I love this stuff and I happen to think that TJ’s is the very best.  Each 1 tablespoon serving is only 40 calories, and it’s all carbs… no fat, no protein… but does have lots of Vitamin A. 

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It’s not health food, folks.  But it is truly delicious!  And for you fellow Weight Watchers, it is only 1 P+ per serving.  Yes, I have made pumpkin butter and sweet potato butter myself… and it is really easy to do and it is very good.  But when I finally get an opportunity to get across the border and find a TJ’s, especially in the Fall, I do stock up!

In honor of opening the first jar this morning, after our run, I made up a new grain-free pancake!  I wanted to have something tasty to spread that lovely, spicy pumpkin butter over… I thought it would be a little more elegant than just eating it out of the jar with a spoon, or my fingers!

Flax-Coconut Pancake

Flax-Coconut Pancake
Makes 1 serving
  • 1 Tbs ground flax seeds
  • 1 Tbs coconut flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • splash of vanilla
  • dash of cinnamon
  1. Mix all the ingredients till well blended and then pour into prepared skillet over MEDIUM heat.
  2. Cook till the mixture bubbles, about 5 minutes.
  3. Then flip and cook second side about 2 or 3 minutes.
  4. Remove to serving plate and garnish with your favorite toppings.
Per serving, without toppings.
Weight Watchers P+ = 4.
Calories 185; Protein 15g; Carbohydrate 8g; Fat 9g; Fibre 5g.

If you want something a little lower in fat, just replace the whole egg with 1/4 cup of egg whites.  And of course you can double the ingredients... and make two cakes instead of just one!

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Are you a pumpkin butter or sweet potato butter fan?  Have you ever made it?

If you haven't, but would like to, check out my recipe… it is so easy!  

1 comment:

  1. I have never had either of these types of butters before! Unfortunately as of the moment I cannot eat either due to the sugar, but maybe one day I will be able to concoct one!


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