Let’s be honest, everyone loves pancakes. Whenever I think of pancakes, I imagine a towering stack of fluffy, golden brown hot cakes drizzled with syrup and dusted with sugar or smeared with a generous helping of chocolate spread. Just the thought of how many calories just a few of these delicious treats can add to your daily allocation can be daunting and might stop you from enjoying those on a Sunday morning with the fam. Now I am not saying that there is anything wrong with indulging in a scrumptious brekkie every once in a while but when one is following a strict diet, we need to be more conscious of the calories we consume at each meal.
In SA, these yummy cakes are commonly referred to as ‘flapjacks’ and believe me, there are a number of yummy alternatives you can try that are just as nice but far less calorie laden. Below I have included a variety of options for those who prefer gluten-free, sugar-free, vegan or dairy free.