Three Ingredient Pancakes with Homemade Jam

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There is nothing better than satisfying your sweet tooth by tricking your taste buds into thinking you’re eating something sugary and bad, but really, it’s just pure health and deliciousness. When I’m craving chocolate or candy, but I don’t want to give in to my devil-side telling me to reach for the fatty cookie or carb-filled homemade pancakes, I often look to The Skinny Confidential’s recipe guide. Lauren has the best collection of very simple, easy to make and mostly healthy dishes that are so fun to experiment with. This is one that I stole from her list, and I love it so much that I make it at least 4 times a week. I introduce to you “Three ingredient pancakes with homemade jam”!

This recipe is so simple and so good, I actually prefer it to regular pancakes. The texture is gooey and delicious, while the homemade jam adds the perfect amount of sweetness. Not only is it flavorful and mouthwatering, the serving size that I prepare has barely any calories. You could even double the serving size in this recipe and it will still be a healthy and fulfilling snack. Find the recipe below…

Serving Size: About 6 small pancakes 

Pancake Ingredients:

  1. 1 egg
  2. 1/2 banana
  3. About 2 TB chia seeds

Jam Ingredients:

  1. Handful of raspberries (or any of your favorite berries)
  2. Alternative: Add a drizzle of agave to sweeten it up or add a sprinkle of chia seeds for more texture

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Directions

  1. Blend all pancake ingredients in a food processor or blender
  2. Heat frying pan on medium-low heat, spray with Pan
  3. Pour small amount of pancake mix onto pan and let it cook for a couple of minutes on each side, or until golden brown
  4. Once previous step is repeated until all pancakes are cooked, heat up the handful of fruit (for the jam) for about 10 seconds in the microwave
  5. Add in alternative ingredients, and mash up until they form a more liquid texture
  6. Place cooked pancakes and homemade jam on a plate, add some of your favorite berries to go with it

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Voila! So healthy, sweet, and delicious

Xx,

Tash

Cinnamon Baked Apple Chips

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? I like to believe it. There is nothing better than the first bite out of a perfectly mixed sweet yet sour, juicy Granny Smith apple. These are definitely my go-to snack, and I always have a few in my fridge for when I get a sweet tooth craving and am looking for something to munch on. But, since I eat one basically every day, now they’re getting kind of boring. I would switch to say a Honey Crisp or a Pacific Rose apple, but (as weird as it sounds) I’m too attached to my Granny Smiths. Sooo, I decided to experiment a little with these delicious and colorful wonders.

Here’s what I came up with, and its actually really really delicious! I like to call them “Cinnamon Baked Apple Chips”. Here’s what you do…

  1. Cut the apple into thin slices (however thin you prefer. The thinner the cut, the softer they’ll turn out)
  2. Lay them on a baking pan
  3. Shake cinnamon spice (or I’ve also tried cocoa powder) on top
  4. Drizzle atop a little bit of all natural honey
  5. Stick ‘em in the oven for about 15-20 minutes at 365F
  6. Let them cool for about 5 minutes

There you have it! The cinnamon baked apple chips, cooked to perfection (if I do say so myself)! Super sweet, but you also get the slightly sour taste of a classic Granny Smith. It sort of reminds me of a healthy version of Apple Crisp.

Xx,

Tash