Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: Mancakes {Low Calorie Recipe}

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Mancakes {Low Calorie Recipe}

The winner of the Cushion Source pillows is at the end of this post…but wait…

I think McDonald’s pancakes have crack in them. Why? Well, because I can eat them any day of the week. Like seriously, if McDonald’s served those babies all day long, I’d be there all 3 meals ordering the hot cakes and sausage.

With a diet coke.

Oh please, you know you would too. Wanna meet me?

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Nom.

Then I was also on Pinterest last week (which is crack for the uber inspired…me…again) and I saw someone pinned a recipe for mancakes.

Pancake + bacon + maple syrup= mancake

And it also equals a bajillion calories.

But, I knew there was a way to reduce both the calories of the dish and my trips to McDonald’s for breakfast. Here are my low-calorieish mancakes.

The ingredients:

-Pancake batter (I used one of the 50-cent pouches from Wal-Mart because it’s just DH and I. One bag made 4 big pancakes)

- Bacon (NOT the pre-cooked kind!) I used 5 slices in our 4 pancakes.

- Light/low calorie maple syrup

- Water

Easy peasy.

I put my bacon on a cookie sheet and plopped them in the oven at 425 for 15 minutes:

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Once they’re cooked and crispy, lay them on a paper towel to blot off excess grease/oil:

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While they’re in the napkin, use your super upper body strength to crush the bacon and then dump the pieces into your already mixed pancake batter:

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Whisk together:

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Apply to a griddle if you have one. I set mine to 375:

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Wait til the edges brown & bubble, then use a spatula to flip over:

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Mmmm, bacon. Once cooked, serve on a pretty plate and top with maple syrup. I used about 1/4 cup for a serving of 2 pancakes.

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Dig in and enjoy!

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McDonald’s hot cakes and sausage is $2.99 per platter plus about 650+ calories. Yeah.

My version omits the sausage, but adds bacon. The cost is about $1.50 per person (if you have NONE of the ingredients on hand) and about 475-500 calories. Not a super, duper low calorie breakfast, but better than McDonalds. Perfect for a Sunday breakfast. My husband and I enjoyed a banana on the side and drank some juice. It was perfection!

Hope you enjoyed that quick, easy recipe! Now let’s draw the winner for the Cushion Source pillows <drum roll>:

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Congratulations Ro! I’ll be contacting you with details on how to claim your prize.

I still have one giveaway open til tomorrow for some lovely CRI-Kits pens for your diecut machine- closes tomorrow, so enter today!

3 comments:

  1. as if the bacon in a pancake wasnt enough...i WON!?!?!!!! thank you so much! i am UBER-excited and cant wait to see those new pillows on my couch! yay for pretty new things! thanks again to you and www.cushionsource.com!

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  2. I think you may be able to get the calories a bit lower. Did you need to use eggs with yours? Use eggbeaters instead of regular eggs. There is also a pancake mix by carbquick that would help cut down on the carbs. If you switch out regular bacon for extra lean turkey bacon it cuts out even more calories. You may be able to get it down lower than you have it now. Keep up the amazing work!!

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Mancakes {Low Calorie Recipe}

The winner of the Cushion Source pillows is at the end of this post…but wait…

I think McDonald’s pancakes have crack in them. Why? Well, because I can eat them any day of the week. Like seriously, if McDonald’s served those babies all day long, I’d be there all 3 meals ordering the hot cakes and sausage.

With a diet coke.

Oh please, you know you would too. Wanna meet me?

image

Nom.

Then I was also on Pinterest last week (which is crack for the uber inspired…me…again) and I saw someone pinned a recipe for mancakes.

Pancake + bacon + maple syrup= mancake

And it also equals a bajillion calories.

But, I knew there was a way to reduce both the calories of the dish and my trips to McDonald’s for breakfast. Here are my low-calorieish mancakes.

The ingredients:

-Pancake batter (I used one of the 50-cent pouches from Wal-Mart because it’s just DH and I. One bag made 4 big pancakes)

- Bacon (NOT the pre-cooked kind!) I used 5 slices in our 4 pancakes.

- Light/low calorie maple syrup

- Water

Easy peasy.

I put my bacon on a cookie sheet and plopped them in the oven at 425 for 15 minutes:

mancakes1

Once they’re cooked and crispy, lay them on a paper towel to blot off excess grease/oil:

mancakes3

While they’re in the napkin, use your super upper body strength to crush the bacon and then dump the pieces into your already mixed pancake batter:

mancakes2

Whisk together:

mancakes4

Apply to a griddle if you have one. I set mine to 375:

mancakes5

Wait til the edges brown & bubble, then use a spatula to flip over:

mancakes6

Mmmm, bacon. Once cooked, serve on a pretty plate and top with maple syrup. I used about 1/4 cup for a serving of 2 pancakes.

mancakes7

Dig in and enjoy!

mancakes8

McDonald’s hot cakes and sausage is $2.99 per platter plus about 650+ calories. Yeah.

My version omits the sausage, but adds bacon. The cost is about $1.50 per person (if you have NONE of the ingredients on hand) and about 475-500 calories. Not a super, duper low calorie breakfast, but better than McDonalds. Perfect for a Sunday breakfast. My husband and I enjoyed a banana on the side and drank some juice. It was perfection!

Hope you enjoyed that quick, easy recipe! Now let’s draw the winner for the Cushion Source pillows <drum roll>:

image

Congratulations Ro! I’ll be contacting you with details on how to claim your prize.

I still have one giveaway open til tomorrow for some lovely CRI-Kits pens for your diecut machine- closes tomorrow, so enter today!

3 comments :

  1. as if the bacon in a pancake wasnt enough...i WON!?!?!!!! thank you so much! i am UBER-excited and cant wait to see those new pillows on my couch! yay for pretty new things! thanks again to you and www.cushionsource.com!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I think you may be able to get the calories a bit lower. Did you need to use eggs with yours? Use eggbeaters instead of regular eggs. There is also a pancake mix by carbquick that would help cut down on the carbs. If you switch out regular bacon for extra lean turkey bacon it cuts out even more calories. You may be able to get it down lower than you have it now. Keep up the amazing work!!

    ReplyDelete