These strawberry valentines pancakes are light and fluffy and so easy to make. Just 4 ingredients and 20 minutes is all you need to surprise your loved one with this healthy brunch on valentines day.
Strawberry Valentines pancakes are just THE perfect way to surprise your special other half this Valentines day!
There’s no butter or sugar used. Just plain flour, some low fat cream cheese, low fat strawberry yogurt and eggs. Minimum calories, minimum fuss and no guilt!
Using a spray oil with a non-stick frying pan / skillet is the easiest and best way to ensure your pancakes don’t stick whilst cooking too. Plus then they’re not then saturated in unnecessary fats!
Even the sauce is just a handful of fresh strawberries blitzed together adding that final touch of velvet luxury.
You can guarantee that you’ll be thanked by your other half for this delicious and healthy foodie surprise!
I have to admit that I’m not the greatest when it comes to remembering specific times of the year to create recipes for, like Valentines day!
I mean it’s not that I forget what time of year it is (Lady Lynne would be absolutely furious if I did) it’s just that there’s the “blogging schedule”, you know? 😉
When Lady Lynne suggested a strawberry Valentines pancakes recipe, for this time of year, I loved the suggestion, but panicked more about how it would fit into the schedule!
You see as a Project Manger by profession, everything is scheduled! Menu’s, weekends and of course a years worth of recipes. Aka “blogging schedule”! The only thing I don’t schedule is holiday activities. No I actually do manage to relax then and let Lady Lynne do her wonderful stuff!
So these strawberry Valentines pancakes nearly threw the blogging schedule out of the window!
Fortunately I was able to switch a few recipes around, and I’m really glad that I did otherwise these delicious pancakes could have been missed, and you seriously don’t want to miss these folks!
The other thing about this strawberry Valentines pancakes recipe is that it gave me an opportunity (not that I need one) to cook on my cast iron skillet that I got for Christmas!
It brought about fond memories of cooking on a griddle.
I used to make pancakes with mum and we coated them with lemon and sugar – total yum! This is a much healthier recipe though. That’s not to say that we don’t occasionally indulge with a little lemon and sugar from time to time; all in moderation on the 80/20 eh?
These strawberry valentines pancakes are light and fluffy and so easy to make.
- 70 g plain flour
- 75 g reduced fat strawberry yogurt
- 50 g reduced fat cream cheese
- 4 eggs
- Low fat oil spray
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blitz to a smooth paste (there shouldn’t be any lumps)!
- Spray a skillet / non-stick pan with the low fat oil spray and heat until the oil bubbles and is smoking lightly and then turn down the heat.
- Pour 60ml / ¼ cup measure of the pancake mixture onto your skillet / non-stick pan, cook one at a time.
When the centre begins to bubble flip over to cook on the other side and once cooked place on a wire rack whilst you cook the rest.
Nutrition Label is per pancake.
The strawberry sauce I made for this recipe is just a handful of strawberries blitzed together in a blender with nothing else added.
Well folks I cannot wait until tomorrow for the start of another weekend away climbing mountains.
After the success of our previous Meall Chuaich, Drumochter trip, Mike and I are heading back to the same bunkhouse in Newtonmore to conquer some of the other Munro’s in that area.
So, enjoy these strawberry Valentines pancakes with your loves ones and please join me next week for a super easy baked potato filling recipe.
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