One of the best pieces of advice we get in the nutrition classes is to use smaller plates. Before starting this program, I would find myself with a dishwasher full of dirty large plates and a cabinet full of clean side plates. That situation has now been completely reversed. I’m finding myself using the side plates all the time, and avoiding the big plates. I’m doing this so much that I picked up some additional small plates the last time I was at IKEA.
One of the ways I use these plates is to make cinnamon pancakes. I’ve added a little lazy twist to it that makes it a one dish meal.
1 Vanilla Meal Replacement
1 tsp Molly McButter
1 tbsp Cinnamon
Tear off the top of the vanilla meal replacement, leaving as much of the pouch intact as possible. Add the other dry ingredients right inside the pouch. Fold over the top of the pouch and shake to mix the dry ingredients. Reopen the pouch, and add just enough water to make a pancake batter. Mix the ingredients in the pouch with a fork, making sure to reach gently into the corners. Pour the batter from the pouch onto a small plate. Squeeze and fold the pouch like a tube of toothpaste to get all of the batter out. Discard the pouch. Microwave the batter for 60-90 seconds or until the center is firm.
Voila! Pancake on a plate! I use Walden Farms Calorie-Free Syrup on mine. This makes a great weekend morning treat.