The pancake recipe that I didn’t think would work

As you can probably tell from yesterday’s post, I spend a wee bit too much time on Pinterest, feverishly pinning and making mental notes on how to improve myself and generally getting sucked into the unachievable click-bait section of the Internet. The cruel section. The section where everyone is skinnier than me.

Even though I spend a lot of time on Pinterest, and I attend Slimming World (I say attend, because I go to group, but the amount of time I spend actually food optimising is negligible) I’d never thought of looking up SW recipes and ideas on Pinterest. Obviously when I looked, I found millions, so I’m going to try some out on the blog.

One that I saw featured quite regularly was this syn free pancake recipe with only a few ingredients. Everyone was claiming they were “addicted” to it and it was amazing.

Now, I’m a sceptic with shit like this usually. Any sort of fake version of anything that makes it healthier usually tasted a bit like shit. (I actually wrote about that very fact here) I am also not a believer in banana pancakes (one banana and two eggs fried pancake style) as being a legitimate thing, and this recipe is sort of similar to that.

It might show the kind of person that I am, but I literally made this recipe to prove that it was going to be shit and gross. What a fun life I lead. Right up until I put them in my mouth I thought I was going to be right about them, even though they cooked easily and perfectly. I wouldn’t compare these things to my beautiful oat milk pancake recipe, but they actually tasted nice! For genuinely zero syns, they’re pretty good.

So instead of having a go at misleading strangers on Pinterest, I’m sharing this pancake phenomenon with you here.


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp fat free yoghurt – I used a soya version
  • 1 tsp sweetener
  • a few drops of a flavouring of your choice – I used vanilla essence but I have seen a lot of people using salted caramel essence or toffee flavour

I covered mine with Sweet Freedom Choc Shot for roughly 1 syn, and topped with chopped banana. You can do what you want with it though. I think they would be nice with peanut butter and raspberries, if you’re into that.


Basically, heat a frying pan and spray a generous of FryLight to cover it.

While the pan is heating up, whisk all ingredients together.

When the pan is hot enough, pour a small amount of mixture into the pan and cook like normal pancakes.

This should make about five or six. Double the mixture if you don’t eat pancakes alone in the middle of the day like I do.

Add your toppings (remember to add some speed food!) and eat straight away.

Bon crappetit. (But not. Because they’re nice.)

Pinneth me for later

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