Always keen to try new ways to jazz up banana pancakes, I thought the peanut butter and chocolate combo would work a treat and I have to say, I was definitely right. I love these little pancakes as they feel so indulgent and yet they are only 1sp per portion. So whether you are making these for pancake day, as breakfast or for a snack they will be sure to hit the spot!
Whilst Manchester might not get many sunny days, when we do, the temptation to indulge in a lovely cold iced treat is always strong. That’s why this ice cream is the perfect solution. You can make the ice cream itself 0pp but replacing the nutella with fruit such as raspberries and blackberries however just a little nutella and a few little extras make this little treat feel rather indulgent!
Desserts….not something I’m ever too fussed about having straight after my tea but, on the odd occasion (usually when other people are having them) I start to think ‘well why can’t I!?!’. In general I never think to reach for cake or sweet treats after savoury but, after a big family Sunday lunch at my parents, the cakes, scones, pavlova and tarts all come out of their devlish boxes and make their way onto the table. Having seen the lovely multi coloured treats the cravings kick in and this is where I whip out my favourite dessert weapon…..MERINGUE!!
After posting my Raspberry and White Chocolate Muffin last week, one of the lovely ladies in a Weight Watchers group put in a special request for what used to be her favourite muffin…Lemon Curd Muffins! Not one to resist a challenge I thought I would set about adapting my other recipe and this is the result. These are lovely, light and fruity muffins which have a lovely Eastery feel. I’ve added blueberries to the mix as I love a bit of fruit and colour but feel free to leave them out if you don’t fancy them. So Kay Lancashire, these are for you!
I don’t know many people who enjoy resisting all things muffiny and cakey while they are trying to shift some pounds. This week, I was one of those people, but not wanting to give in I thought instead I would whip up my own not so naughty treats. I put a lot of my favorite flavours and ingredients into this recipe, popped in into the oven and VOILA. Then smell was amazing and the taste even better. The yoghurt adds a lovely moisture to the muffin and the mixed spice makes it a lovely warming treat with a cup of tea.
I got a ‘Four in One’ grill of my OH’s Mam a long time ago and so this morning when I went to make banana pancakes I thought ‘I wonder if they would work in the waffle maker?’ and what do you know, they did!!
If you don’t have a waffle maker you could use the same mixture to make pancakes. Just pop the mixture in a pancake shape into a hot frying pan sprayed with 1kal, cook, flip, cook and serve!
I LOVE mince pies but they are always just that bit too pointy to actually not feel guilty about eating them. Craving them still this Christmas I decided to see if I could come up with a low pp alternative and the result were these lovely little delicate bursts of flavour. They are really simple to make and have literally two ingredients and are perfect to take along to a buffet with you to provide yourself with a low smart point option.
Apple strudel is one of my guilty pleasures and I always walk past it as fast as possible in the supermarket to avoid temptation. I didn’t have anything remotely sweet and appley the whole time I was losing weight and haven’t since I started maintaining so tonight when I saw the bramley apples in the supermarket on offer I thought, right let’s make this WW friendly so I can finally satisfy my craving.
I’m always after a low point dessert recipes which I can whack out at dinner parties without anyone knowing its ‘diet food’ but I never thought something as luxurious as chocolate mousse would be so low in points. This is a really easy and tasty recipe, looks really impressive and most importantly, is nice and low in points. I served this as part of my three course meal (mentioned below!) and it went down a storm! n.b this recipe has gone up from 4pp to 8sp since the introduction of the new plan. Whilst its a bit higher, I still think it could work as part of a meal if factored in correctly.