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Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is NOT safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

 

"It takes some skill to spoil a breakfast - even the English canít do it."
-John Kenneth Galbraith, Economist

The refrigerator light goes on...

I am usually not a fan of margarine, but recently I have tried a product called Take Control. This is fantastic stuff. Itís low in calories and fat and actually has a rich and creamy flavor. The texture is good and it melts well. A couple of teaspoons has only 30 calories and about 3 1/2 grams of fat.

Maple Syrup

Maple syrup is a great choice for all types of cooking. It adds a rich, sweet, caramelized flavor to recipes like my Maple Herb Ribeye Steak recipe.

Used carefully it can help reduce the amount of fat and calories in a recipe while enhancing other flavors of the dish. It also helps In sauces, as it helps distribute ingredients throughout the mouth similar to the way fat does.

1 tablespoon maple syrup = 52 calories, <1g fat, 0g sat fat, 0g mono fat, 0g protein, 13g carbohydrates, 2mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol


 

Spice Pancakes



Servings = 2 | Serving size =2 pancakes

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3.

Leftover pancakes arenít very good. The batter will keep overnight but the pancakes will not be as good.

2/3 cup all purpose flour
1 Tbsp dark brown sugar
1 Tbsp Splenda or stevia
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp salt
2/3 cup non-fat buttermilk
1/4 cup egg substitute
2 tsp (per serving) unsalted butter
1 Tbsp pure maple syrup (per serving)

Sift the flour, brown sugar, Splenda, baking powder, cloves, nutmeg and salt into a large mixing bowl.

Add the buttermilk and egg substitute and whisk until the batter is smooth.

Heat a non-stick griddle over medium-high heat. Let the batter stand for at least 2 minutes while the griddle is heating. Stir once and wait another minute before placing batter on the griddle.

When the griddle is hot enough that a few drops of water will dance on the surface reduce the heat to medium and place about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake on the griddle.

Cook until small bubbles on the surface of the pancake form and then burst. Turn and cook for about 1/2 the time that the pancakes cooked on the first side.

Remove and top with one teaspoon of Take Control margarine on each pancake and serve one tablespoon of pure maple syrup for every two pancakes.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 2 pancakes (without fruit), 2 tsp. Take Control margerine, 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup

Servings = 2

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 328 Calories from Fat 52
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 6g 9%
    Saturated Fat 2g 9%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 586mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 58g 19%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
    Sugars 24g  
Protein 11g  
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 27% Iron 18%
Vitamin K 4 mcg Potassium 343 mg
Magnesium 27 mg