The weekend’s a hop, skip and a jump away…and what could be better on a lazy Saturday than a big plate of warm, fluffy pancakes?? I know what… warm, fluffy pancakes WITH chocolate AND raisins…now that’s what I’m talking about! I absolutely love pancakes, and I’m pretty sure I’ve experimented with every single pancake variation known to man, so I’m like a kid in a candy store when I hit on something good. This happened recently when I took my favorite pancake recipe and made it even better (note: I said better, not healthier…) by adding a touch of sweetness, that’s where the Raisinettes come in! I made myself feel better about the indulgence since my pancake recipe is about as skinny as it gets to start, so adding a few Raisinettes doesn’t really hurt, right ;)?
Raisinette Pancakes [recipe]
*You can use just about any pancake recipe as the base before adding the Raisinettes, but I like to use my favorite Skinny Greek Yogurt Pancakes, they are the perfect fluffy consistancy and healthy too! Here’s the recipe using my yogurt pancakes:
6 oz of fat free plain Greek yogurt
2 egg whites (or one egg)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
a few dashes of cinnamon
optional: one packet of Stevia natural sweetener (if you like your pancakes a little on the sweeter side)
1/2 cup Raisinettes
In a medium bowl, combine the Greek yogurt and egg whites and vanilla extract, whip together until smooth. Add flour, baking soda and cinnamon, stir until there are no lumps. Don’t add the Raisinettes to the batter yet, they will go on the pancakes once they’re on the griddle. Batter will be very thick, this is how it should be, but if you like very thin pancakes, you can always add a bit of milk to thin the batter.
Coat a griddle or large pan with a bit of non-stick spray or butter, bring to medium heat. Pour pancake batter into 6-8″ circles, quickly sprinkle a small hand full of Raisinettes on top of each pancake, wait for bubbles to appear on the tops, then flip! Each side should be golden brown.
Sprinkle some powdered sugar on top if you’d like, enjoy!