Syn Free American Pancakes
These Syn Free American Pancakes are the sweet, fluffy answer to all of your Slimming World breakfast prayers! They’re simple to make and perfect paired with fruit, syrup or even chocolate if you can spare the syns…
I think we can all agree that pancakes are one of the best breakfasts that you can possibly make. They’re a sure fire way to start your day off with a smile, and these Syn Free American Pancakes are the most fluffy and delicious Slimming World pancakes you can possibly make!
Syn Free American Style Pancakes – A Slimming World Breakfast
These fluffy pancakes are, as the name suggests, syn free on Slimming World so long as you’re using your Healthy Extra B choice for the day. They use oats instead of flour, blended together with the other ingredients to give you the perfect texture and taste.
Don’t worry though, this doesn’t count as a ‘tweak’ on Slimming World, because you’re counting them as your Healthy Extra choice, and if you aren’t then you’re counting the syns.
If you were using a syn free ingredient to substitute the flour, you would need to factor in the tweak factor but because oats have a syn value or are used as a HexB you’re totally fine and these pancakes remain syn free! (find out more about tweaks on Slimming World here)
If you’re adding any toppings, such as honey or maple syrup to these Syn Free American Pancakes, then you do of course have to add the relevant syn value! You can buy some great syn free and low syn syrups on Amazon (affiliate link) too, which will help keep syns low.
You definitely don’t need to add syrup to these though, as they are perfect with fresh fruit! I love to use frozen fruit as you get that extra bit of juice.
Totally Syn Free…I Promise!
The key to making these pancakes super fluffy and delicious is the baking powder and you might be looking at the recipe below thinking to yourself… ‘but the baking powder has syns!’.
Don’t freak out…I know that baking powder has syns. However, baking soda is synned at just half a syn per teaspoon, and this recipe serves two with that one teaspoon.
If you were to syn it, then you would literally only count 1/4 of a syn per serving, which is negligible so you are not required to do so under Slimming World’s rules!
You might also be thinking to yourself… ‘but isn’t sweetener synned these days?’. Again, the answer is both yes and no! Under Slimming World’s rules, you need to syn granulated sweetener if there is more than one tablespoon per portion. This recipe calls for just 1.5 tablespoons of sweetener which means that there is less than a tablespoon per serving and it doesn’t need to be synned.
To ensure that these pancakes remain gluten free, you must check that the oats and the baking powder that you use are marked as gluten free.
Step By Step To Make Syn Free American Pancakes
You can find the recipe for these delicious Syn Free American Pancakes at the end of this post, but here are the step by step instructions and photos to help you along!
My biggest piece of advice when cooking these is to make sure that your frying pan doesn’t get too hot. If you need to let it cool down between servings then please do, because the last thing you want is burnt pancakes…
Add your oats to a blender and blitz until you have a fine powder.
In a mixing bowl, combine the oat flour, two of the eggs, the yogurt, vanilla essence, baking powder and sweetener and whisk until smooth.
Whisk in the last two eggs until the mixture is super smooth. Leave to sit for 10-15 minutes to thicken.
Place a frying pan over low heat and spray it with low calorie cooking spray. When the cooking spray starts to bubble, spoon in your pancake batter.
Each pancake needs about two and half tablespoons of batter.
When the pancake starts to bubble on the top side, flip it using a spatula and cook until the bottom begins to brown. Place to one side and repeat with the remaining batter until it is all used up.
Serve with fresh fruit and your choice of toppings!
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Making Syn Free American Pancakes
Whether you’re cooking for yourself (half the recipe if you are) or serving up a delicious breakfast or brunch for your family or friends, you can’t beat pancakes! So, if you’re keen to keep things healthy, low fat and low sugar then these syn free pancakes are the best choice you could make. You’ll love them, everyone else will love them, and you wouldn’t even know they’re healthy!
This recipe makes two portions of five pancakes each. They’re plenty filling, so you may find yourself sharing them out between more of you. If that’s the case, simply split your Healthy Extra out depending on the number of portions you make.
I’ve used Sukrin:1 sweetener (find it here on Amazon) in this recipe because it can be substituted 1:1 for regular sugar and is the best sweetener that I’ve found for baking on Slimming World. However, if you’re using another brand of sweetener then you might just need to add it gradually to get your perfect sweetness.
Yields 10 Panakes
Serves 5 Pancakes per serving
The most fluffy, delicious Syn Free American Pancakes you'll ever make on Slimming World using your Healthy Extra B!
5 minPrep Time
10 minCook Time
15 minTotal Time
5 based on 6 review(s)
- 80g Porridge Oats
- 4x Eggs
- 6tbsp Fat Free Plain Yogurt (I use Fage)
- 1.5tbsp Granulated Sweetener (I use Sukrin:1)
- 2tsp Vanilla Essence
- 1tsp Baking Powder
- Add your oats to a blender and blitz until you have a fine powder.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the oat flour, two of the eggs, the yogurt, vanilla essence, baking powder and sweetener and whisk until smooth.
- Whisk in the last two eggs until the mixture is super smooth. Leave to sit for 10-15 minutes to thicken.
- Place a frying pan over low heat and spray it with low calorie cooking spray. When the cooking spray starts to bubble, add then spoon in your pancake batter.
- Each pancake needs about two and half tablespoons of batter.
- When the pancake starts to bubble on the top side, flip it using a spatula and cook until the bottom begins to brown. Place to one side and repeat with the remaining batter until it is all used up.
- Serve with fresh fruit and your choice of toppings!
Syn free on Slimming World using your full Healthy Extra B portion.
Both the baking powder and sweetener do not need to be synned as they are not present in large enough quantities.
Any additional toppings need to be synned accordingly.
Syn values correct a time of writing.
Please do not screenshot this recipe as syn values may change.
I am not affiliated with Slimming World in any way and am not a trained Slimming World consultant.