Sticky Toffee Pudding is my all time favourite dessert but it is something that is firmly off the table when I’m trying to stick to plan, until now! I decided I wanted to try and come up with a lighter sticky toffee pudding that is both lower in points/calories but tastes just as good. The results speak from themselves – light, airy and sticky, this delicious dessert will make sure you never feel like you are missing out. The addition of some wintery spices make this the perfect Christmas Dinner dessert if you are trying to do a little damage control after a huge main course!
Nothing says autumn to me like the smell of cinnamon coming from the kitchen. Paired with juicy baked fruit, it’s the most delightful combination. This simple recipe is a lovely breakfast option as we start to head into the darker mornings and nights, it’s warming, tasty and oh so satisfying. I often make a bigger batch of the peaches at the start of the week so I’ve can reheat them for breakfast for a few days but you can equally use any left overs for a low SP pudding, served with some low calorie ice cream.
I don’t have much of a sweet tooth but every now and then I quite enjoy a little chocolaty treat with my afternoon cuppa. There’s a great selection of low sp goodies out there that you can buy from both the WW shop and general supermarkets (B&M do a cracking selection too!) but sometimes it’s nice to be able to whip up your own easy and tasty treats. The best thing about this recipe is that it’s a no bake dish so other than melting and mixing a few store cupboard ingredients, you just have to wait for it to set.
One thing I’m asked for a lot is a banana free version of the flourless pancakes that are popular with us WWers so when I woke up the other morning with a craving for some drop scones (or scotch pancakes as many call them), I set about creating myself some banana free, WW friendly ones (albeit these ones do have flour in them!!). The result was lovely, tasting very close to the real thing for many less points!
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!