LOW CALORIE CHOCOLATE CHIPS PANCAKES







I wrote this recipe from a cookbook long time back. The original recipe used buttermilk, eggs, and all purpose flour. I tried to lower the carbs and calorie a little bit from the original recipe by substituting all purpose flour with white whole flour and used nonfat yogurt instead of buttermilk. Nonfat yogurt gives a nice white color and softness to the pancakes. They were very good and sweet with the slight bitter-sweet taste from the dark chocolate chips. I also liked the taste of white whole wheat flour here than regular whole wheat flour. I used King Arthur whole wheat flour for the first time and I feel that this has the same texture as the atta flours available in Indian stores. Can anyone clarify me on this? The dark chocolate chips contain low sugar and less fat compared to the regular chocolate chips, so this was a totally healthy and delicious weekend breakfast for us alongside with some omelets.


INGREDIENTS:

1. White whole wheat flour or whole wheat flour, 2 cups.

2. Nonfat yogurt, 1 cup.

3. Water, ½ cup and more according to thickness of the batter.

4. Cinnamon powder, 1 teaspoon.

5. Honey or any artificial sweetener like agave nectar, 1 tablespoon.

6. Baking soda, ½ teaspoon.

7. Chocolate chips, ½ cup. (I have used bittersweet 60% cacao chips).


PREPARATION:

Mix all the ingredients except the chocolate chips into a smooth batter. The batter should be thin enough to pour. Heat a nonstick pan or cast iron pan and apply and thin layer of oil on the pan. Take a ladle full of the pancake batter and pour it over the hot pan. It starts spreading as soon as it is poured over the hot surface. Sprinkle the chocolate chips randomly over the pancakes. The pancakes are ready to be flipped after a minute when bubbles start forming all over the surface. Flip them over and let them cook on the other side for a minute and transfer to a plate. Enjoy hot pancakes with fresh fruits or syrup.

36 comments:

Supriya Nair said...

My mouth is watering Gita...this recipe is new for me...thanks for sharing dear!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Pancake looks spongy and delicioso!

shanthi said...

spongy and tempting

shahana said...

Sounds really healthy.Im bookmarking it.thanks for sharing!

Kanchan said...

This is interesting , quite healthy yet sinful :)

Tina said...

Healthy and delicious pancakes...

Uma said...

choco chips in a pancake? It must be super delicious :)

Suparna said...

hey Gita,
This is sure as healthy as one could get while preparing delish pancakes :)
neat clicks!
Cheers to health!
TC

Reshmi said...

wow...its easy to make...looks spongy....i like it gita...

Aparna said...

New recipe to me..luvly:)

Priya said...

Spongy pancakes looks yummy Gita, am gonna try...

Neetz said...

soft and tempting one for sure :)

PALATABLE said...

Great and healthy pancake, Gita...thanks for sharing....

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RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow,that looks so inviting! great idea!

Nandini said...

Slurp! Pancakez are yummy! They're healthy too! I'll definitely try this!

BeenaShylesh said...

nice one dear...its gud for those who needs low calorie

Malar Gandhi said...

Wonderful idea, chocolate chips in pancakes...I will have it without any questions.:)

Pari said...

The pancakes look so spongy. Good job dear.

Rachana Kothari said...

I love these pancakes!!! and chocolate chips definitely makes it irresisitibel:)

Vrinda said...

My son's fav...mine tooo...yummmmm

Sarah Naveen said...

yummy yummy!!!! looks so tempting

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

Very interesting recipe..so yum yum!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Low Calorie breakfast that will be the best thing I could think of very nifty!!!

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Asha said...

My son loves those on Sunday mornings, looks delicious.

AdukalaVishesham said...

super yum.. pancakes always great for breakfast..even better when it has bits of melting chocolate..

priya said...

creative idea, dear..looks really yum!

Gulmohar said...

My daughter's fav breakfast ! this sounds very healthy...will def try this and let you know...

sangi said...

It's gr888 recipe dear...tnx 4 sharing

Jagruti said...

Lovely and yummy pancakes!!

kothiyavunu said...

yummy & spongy looking pan cake..liked the idea of adding chocolate chips..kids would love it..Thanks for sharing dear

Vaishali said...

I love the idea of adding chocolate chips to pancakes-- I'd eat chocolate in anything! Not Desi, though, who tends not to be a huge chocolate fan. These look amazing, Gita.

Cham said...

I make with whole wheat pastry flour pancakes! White whole wheat gives a better result with yeast!
Definetly a healthy one with choco is more delicious !

Devasena Hariharan said...

Healthy and good one Gita!!!!!!!

Shri said...

There is some coincidence with both of us..I posted pancakes to day and I come across your recipe..The pancakes look delicious:)

Deepa G Joshi said...

Chocolate chip and again low cal..that sounds cool..thanks so much for sharing this Gita :)

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Viki's Kitchen said...

Pancakes are totally awesome. Great for a holiday BF dear. I too tried that atta one time, seems exactly like the Indian store one....Nowadays I buy from Indian store only, just because its of same quality and economical.