Making Pancakes in a Sandwich Maker
If you think pancakes have to be round and a sandwich maker can only make sandwiches, think again! Sometimes, life can be a lot more perky when you do the unexpected. There's nothing wrong with making round pancakes on a good old skillet; I'm not at all against this conventional method. So what's the point of utilizing a sandwich maker instead of sticking to the old-school preparation? Well, first of all, you've got to admit that square pancakes are whimsically amusing. Secondly, you can brown both sides of each pancake evenly without having to flip them. Plus, if you have children, this might be something fun to do with them in the kitchen; even those lazy ones might be inspired to make their own breakfast for once!
Calorie and Nutrition Info
|Serving size: 1 pancake|
|Calories from Fat||45|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 5 g||8%|
|Saturated fat 1 g||5%|
|Unsaturated fat 4 g|
|Carbohydrates 17 g||6%|
|Sugar 1 g|
|Protein 5 g||10%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 240 mg||10%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
Easy Pancake Recipe (Low-Fat and Cholesterol-Free)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tsps baking powder
- 2 tbsps sugar
- a pinch of salt
- 1 cup soy milk***
- 2 tbsps vegetable oil
- 3 large egg whites
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- cooking spray
***Soy milk contains just about as much fat as 2% milk, but it's cholesterol-free, dairy-free and vegan-friendly. You may substitute 2% milk or whole milk for it if you'd like.***
You can't do this without a good sandwich maker!
How to Make Easy Pancakes in a Sandwich Maker
- Put all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a small bowl. Stir together well with a whisk.
- In a large bowl, beat together milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract and egg whites until well-blended.
- Add the dry mixture to the egg mixture.
- Whisk together until nicely combined, with no lumps. Put your pancake batter in a small jug so that you will be able to pour it onto the sandwich maker conveniently. (In this picture, I use a coffee press pot.)
- Turn on your sandwich maker and allow it to heat up for a few minutes.
- Lightly grease the inside of your sandwich maker with cooking spray. Even if it is a non-stick version, grease it a little anyway to guarantee an easy removal.
- Pour your pancake batter onto the sandwich maker. (Don't pour too much; your pancakes will come out too thick or doughy in the middle.)
- Check your pancakes after about 4 minutes. If they look brown on top, they're done; you can remove them from the sandwich maker and repeat the process with the rest of the pancake batter. If not, close the sandwich maker and allow them to cook for a couple more minutes or so.
- Serve your beautiful square pancakes with butter, syrup and perhaps your choice of fruits, such as banana and berries.
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More Fun and Easy Breakfast Ideas
Apple Drop Scones, aka Scotch Pancakes - A high-fiber and low-sugar breakfast Queen Elizabeth once made for President Eisenhower. Plus, you can prepare them in a sandwich maker as well.
Carrot Oatmeal Muffins - Low-fat and fiber-rich, this portable breakfast is absolutely a must-try.
Coffee Protein Shake - Wouldn't it be nice to get your much needed nutrients and caffeine in one cup?
Deconstructed Banana Oatmeal - Bid farewell to mushy oatmeal and enjoy this delightfully crispy version.
Peanut Butter Smoothie - A breakfast on the go for those who don't have much time to spread their Skippy.
Vegan Scrambled Eggs - It looks and tastes pretty eggy, but contains zero cholesterol.