A member at my Southchurch Slimming World group came up with an idea for a ham and pineapple pizza using the porridge pancake recipe. As a fan of the original porridge pancakes, I simple had to try this out! If you are new to Slimming World and haven't got a clue about these pancakes, follow this link for the recipe: http://www.justcreativejulia.co.uk/blog/slimming-world-porridge-pancakes
Now, I love pizza! It is one of my big downfalls in trying to stick to plan. I tried the cauliflower base pizza. It was yuck! I got so excited making it, I photographed the whole process with a view of posting a blog about it! But what was I expecting? It was hardly gonna be up there with the big names (that I won't mention because then you may well start craving it!).
So although I've labelled this recipe as pizza, it's not. Get it out your head. It is simply some healthy porridge pancakes, topped with tomato sauce, your choice of toppings and some cheese. Nothing more, nothing less. Sticking to plan can be such a struggle. As an addicted foodie, I have to constantly re-train my brain. I've previously described Slimming World as filling but not always satisfying. We have to learn to be satisfied with low fat, low sugar. And it is tough! For me, it is an addiction that has to be managed.
In order to manage it well, you need to find a way that works for you. Whether that's determining how best to use your healthy extras or deciding to allow flexible syns but maybe a slower weight loss. You have to keep tweaking with trial and error to find your way!
For me, I want to be able to enjoy my food and not feel like I'm denying myself. I want to feel full enough that I'm not craving the naughty stuff. I also need to allow a certain amount of syns or my healthy extras so I'm not feeling like I'm missing out. This recipe did the trick! It was filling and satisfying enough that I actually left some of it! As you can see in the photo above. If you fancy giving it a go, follow the recipe below.
I warn you, there is a lot of prep involved and you have to stand there batch cooking the pancakes. So it is quite involved but definitely worth it! You can also cut down on prep by doing the first step overnight.
You will need:
Mix together your oats and Skyr yoghurt, which should then look like this:
The mixture was so thick, it needed some water. I added a tbsp and a pinch of salt.
Cover with cling film, pop in the fridge and leave for a minimum of 15 minutes. Can easily be left overnight.
Next, mix in your beaten eggs and sweetener, if using.
Leave again for a minimum of 15 minutes.
Time to cook your pancakes! They should come out like American style, not a big flat English pancake or French crèpe! So just use a desertspoon at a time and dollop the mixture in. It should look like this:
While the pancakes are cooking you can make your tomato sauce. If you're strapped for time or want to cut this part out, you can just mix some tomato puree (say 2-3 tbsp) with a bit of passata and balsamic vinegar to loosen it up. But if you want to, then you can follow this quick recipe. The sauce is versatile enough to use for other things also. A dipping sauce for your Slimming World chips, to use as a pasta sauce, to use on chicken breasts with bacon and cheese for hunter's style. And it's completely syn free! So it's worth doubling up the recipe and saving the rest to use for other meals.
The Tomato Sauce
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