I had myself at Skinny Chocolate Pecan Pancakes. Get it? “You had me at hello?” Corny is as corny does, and welcome to cornville, population two. Me and you if you’re still here. Happy to have a friend. Aye-ye-ye, my nerd levels are through the roof.
Another extremely nerdy thing to say. I blame Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Pecans remind me of my grandma, Moppie. She was the first woman I ever saw eating pecans, which I thought were cockroaches. I was like, “Moppie! Put those bugs down!” Maybe that’s we she later was able to trick me into believing calamari was just a plant found on the ocean flour, then battered and fried. Oyster crackers, red wine and soufflés also remind me of Moppie, so you can see that she is a woman with very sophisticated taste, no pun intended. So today, as I was whipping my pancake batter, I thought of her. My hands stretched for my favorite pecan apple butter and I knew that I needed to do something really impressive with it, so I could invite Moppie over for brunch this week and show off.The recipe is very simple, can be mixed in one bowl (with the exception of the sauce) and cooks in virtually no time at all – well, about 10 minutes give or take a few. Still, it’s very quick and very simple . . . and heavenly! And healthy, too!Get these pancake necessities for your Skinny Chocolate Pecan Pancakes:
Pancake Batter Dispenser I Blue and Gold Apron I Polka Dot Flatware I Copper Mixing Bowl I Cupcake Measuring Cups I Measuring Spoons I Flat Spatula I Vintage Whisk I Crepe Maker I Mini Pancake Pan I Oven Mitts I Nonstick Griddle I Waffle Stick Pan
Favorites? Who doesn’t want a pancake batter dispenser to make amazing designs with? Also, if I can’t have those copper mixing bowls, I don’t even want pancakes. Psych! But seriously, I love them. And lastly, count me in for that nonstick griddle. It. IS. Awesome.
- Pancake Ingredients:
- 1/4 cup white pastry flour (82 calories - if using whole wheat pastry flour, increase milk by two tablespoons)
- 2 tablespoon old-fashioned rolled oats (37.5 calories)
- 2/3 teaspoon baking powder (1.5 calories)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (12 calories)
- 1 tablespoon pecan apple butter [30 calories - can find at Whole Foods. If you don't have pecan apple butter, you can substitute with real butter and crushed pecans or (preferably) apple sauce with crushed pecans]
- 2 packets (or 1 tablespoon) Truvia
- 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk (10 calories)
- Chocolate Pecan Drizzle Ingredients:
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder (10 calories)
- 1 teaspoon pecan apple butter (10 calories)
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk (2 calories)
- 1 packet (or 1.5 teaspoons) Truvia
- Mix pancake ingredients well, dry ingredients first followed by wet ingredients.
- Heat a pan over medium-heat on stove top.
- Once heated, pour 1/3 of batter onto pan. Cook for about one minute on first side, followed by 45 seconds on opposite side or until cooked through.
- Once pancakes are done, whip together all ingredients for the chocolate pecan drizzle. Heat the drizzle if you'd prefer a warm sauce and drip over the pancakes.
- Feel free to add pecans, just mind the high calorie count.