Silver Dollar Pancakes
These sweet silver dollar pancakes are bursting with flavor, and they don’t contain a lot of unhealthy fat.
Number of Servings: 4
Serving Size: 3 pancakes, 1/4 of sauce
raisins - 4 tbsp ( optional )
water or enough to cover raisins - 1/2 cup
reduced-fat pancake mix - 1 cup
reduced-fat semisweet chocolate chips - 1 tbsp
nonstick cooking spray - 1 spray
apples, peeled, cored, and cut into thin slices - 2
vanilla bean (or 1 tsp. vanilla extract) - 1
cinnamon - 1 tsp
low-calorie margarine - 1 tbsp
nonfat whipped topping - 1/4 cup
Soak the raisins in water (make sure all the raisins are covered) for 30 minutes. (Drain. Reserve the water for later use.) Raisins will plump up.
Prepare the pancake mix according to the package directions. Add the semisweet baking chips.
Spray a pan with the nonstick spray, then heat the pan over medium-low heat. Sprinkle a few drops of water on the pan. When the water sizzles and disappears, the pan is ready.
Drop the pancake mixture onto the hot pan, using a tablespoon to make 12 silver-dollar pancakes. When the pancake bubbles on top, turn and brown them on the other side. When done, remove from the pan.
Spray a pan with nonstick spray and place it over low to medium heat. Add the sliced apples and cook 3 to 5 minutes. Add the raisins, reserved raisin water, vanilla bean (or vanilla extract), and cinnamon. Cook until the liquid is reduced by three-fourths, about 3 to 5 minutes. Then, stirring the mixture, add the margarine until it is melted.
Set 3 warm silver-dollar pancakes on each plate. Spoon the warm apple mixture over the pancakes. Add a dollop of the nonfat whipped topping, if you wish. Serve.
NOTE: To reduce the sugar content, omit non-fat whipped topping & reduced fat semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Exchanges Per Serving
Amount per serving
Calories from Fat 31
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 11 mg
Sodium 455 mg
Total Carbohydrate 41 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Sugars 19 g
Protein 6 g