Thank God my Skinny Hogwarts Butterbeer Pancakes happened. Cause guys . . . Ugh! Let me start by saying . . . I’m sorry.
I’m sorry I took so dang long to write a new blog post. I’m sorry I didn’t keep ya clued in. I’m sorry my Instagram has been lacking some serious game. I’m sorry. But . . . I do have a good excuse. Err, an excuse anyway. Whether or not it’s merited is completely up to you. My friend. The one I’ve let down . . . if you’ve even noticed 😉
So my life is typical of many fellow bloggers out there. I have a job outside of baking and posting pretty pictures, and my job’s busy season is . . . yup, you guessed it: the fall! I work around the clock, including weekends, to meet all crazy deadlines and so, as you may or may not have noticed in previous years, I sort of fall off the map starting in September. But guess what . . . I’m here, I’m hungry, and I’m ready to share with you my latest creation.
Pinterest is my friend. Pinterest loves me. Pinterest introduced me to this stellar recipe from Sugar and Soul, Harry Potter Butterbeer Pancakes. If you know me at all, you know my obsession for the following: Jesus, husband, puppy (known as Mercedes, Lady Lay, Grinchy Paws, Gladace, Clarice, Oosa Oo, Mama and the Big Lady), coffee, oversized sweatshirts, Netflix, Disney World/Universal Studios, I Love Lucy, all things Jimmy Stewart, Hallmark Channel and – duh – Harry Potter! So when I found this recipe, it was like all the blood returned to my head, and the sleepwalk I’d succumbed to caught fire, and suddenly, I was back in the saddle again (cue Aerosmith). In human talk, I was ready to return to the kitchen.
The original recipe for these Harry Potter Butterbeer pancakes are nutso! They are so delicious, they practically melt in your mouth, and as someone who takes the Wizarding World very seriously, even having my own Skinny Butterbeer recipe, I was deeply impressed with all the flavor reminiscent of the real thang!! All in all, touché, my lady.
But y’all know me. I love a challenge. And I love skinnifying just about everything. So here we are, ready – prepared – for those Skinny Hogwarts Butterbeer Pancakes! Want to make these pancakes, but too lazy to go to the grocery store? I feel ya! Stay in those sweats and order online with Amazon’s insanely fast shipping. Check out the ingredients here:
Spoonable Truvia I Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Illustrated) I Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Illustrated) I Mischief Managed Temperature Changing Mug I The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook I Salt I Baking Powder I Baking Soda I Flour I Butterscotch Chips
Favorites? You must get these Harry Potter illustrated books. My husband has surprised me with each one, and I’ve flipped through them for hours at a time, mesmerized!
- 2 tablespoons butterscotch chips (160 calories)
- 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour (225 calories)
- 1/2 tablespoon Truvia, or other natural sweetener substitute
- 1 teaspoon baking powder (2 calories)
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- Pinch salt
- 3 tablespoons skim milk (15 calories)
- 2 tablespoons fat-free ricotta cheese (25 calories)
- 2 tablespoons fat-free caramel coffee creamer (40 - 60 calories, depending on brand)
- 2 tablespoons liquid egg-whites (18 calories)
- In a mixing bowl, combine flour, Truvia, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix with hand-held mixer on slow until thoroughly combined.
- Add milk, ricotta, coffee creamer and egg whites. Mix until combined.
- Slowly add in butterscotch chips and mix carefully using a spatula or spoon.
- Allow batter to sit while heating up a non-stick pan over a medium stove flame.
- Lightly grease, if desired, and pour one third of batter onto pan.
- Allow pancake to cook until edges are bubbling/mostly cooked and the underside of the pancake is slightly browned.
- Once pancake is cooked through, about 40 seconds - 1 minute and 15 seconds after flipping (depending on stove/pan/etc.)., repeat twice with remaining batter.
- Serve immediately with toppings of choice.