Cinnamon Pancake Muffins!

Only 230 Calories!!! 3 Pancake Muffins with 1/2 Cup Sugar Free Applesauce

OK you are going to think I had these for dinner this morning but really it was a late night snack last night. One of my first post was Pancake Doughnuts so I got to thinking tonight when I wanted pancakes but did not want to stand in the kitchen and make them. Normally, I wouldn’t mind but I have a sick Hubby and my oldest, A, is sick too so fast and easy. Pancake Muffins!!! These are filling, yummy, easy, freezable, and low-calorie! Just be careful what you eat your muffins with. If you drowned them in syrup your sugar and calorie intake will soar. I like to dip them in 1/2 cup of sugar-free applesauce, only 50 calories.

Makes 15 Muffins ~~ Serving Size 3 Muffins ~~  Calories Per Serving 180

  • 2 cups of dry Hungry Jack Complete Buttermilk Pancake Mix
  • 1 1/3 cup of water
  • Cinnamon to taste

 

  1. Mix all ingredients together till only slightly lumpy. Allow mix to sit a few minutes for best texture.
  2. Fill lined muffin cups 1/2 full.
  3. Bake on 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Muffins are done when you can insert toothpick and remove it clean.
  4. Allow to cool a minute and enjoy!!

Hope you enjoy!

 

Spinach, Ham, Cheese, & Egg Muffin

Tonight we got home from the grocery store to late to thaw out meat. I needed a quick and easy dinner and did not want to resort to sandwiches, so I got creative. I made egg muffins and added my girls favorite items. They gobbled them up. I was going to try to freeze the extra but they ate them all. Egg Muffins are less messy alternative to regular eggs. G (who is 1) was able to eat eggs and not feed the floor. These would also be great to pop in the oven one morning when you are running behind because the kids could eat them in the car. Don’t like the ingredients? Just like an omelet you can change it up.

Makes 10 muffins ** Serving size = 2 muffins ** Calories 156  Per Serving

  • 8 medium eggs
  • 1 oz spinach, finely chopped
  • 2 oz cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 slice of 97% Fat Free Great Value Ham Lunch Meat (thick cut), finely chopped
  1. Mix everything together in one bowl.
  2. Pour a little less than 1/4 cup of mixture into greased muffin cups.
  3. Bake on 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until firm.

Simple, easy, cheap, and can be made with just about anything! Hope you enjoy!

Money saving tips for this recipe:

  • Buy cheese on a block and shred it yourself.
  • Buy muffin/cupcake liners after the holidays on sale. My kids love having their Egg Muffins in heart liners.
  • Use what you have already and change it up.

150 Calorie Cinnamon Pancake Mini Doughnuts

Only 150 Calories--12 Mini Cinnamon Panacke Doughnuts

My family wanted pancakes this morning and I plan to switch to a homemade whole wheat recipe but I had a box of Hungry Jack Complete Buttermilk mix in my pantry and I have to use this first. I had my alotted 3 pancakes but still wanted more. When I make pancakes I make about 45 at a time. I freeze the left overs between wax paper because its cheaper and taste better than store bought pancakes. Towards the end of the batch I remembered the mini doughnut pan I had bought a year ago and never used. I love the result!

Each serving for this batter is 3 pancakes. The box recommends you make pancaked out of 1/4 cup of batter. I set out to see how many doughnuts I could get with 1/4 cup of batter. I got 4!  For one serving size I was able to fill up all 12 doughnuts!

Cook about 10 minutes on 400 degrees and they are perfect. I do recommend you watch them carefully the first time or two because you can’t really smell them. They get flufflier then pancakes which may be why they made me more full. No I didn’t eat them right after I ate my pancakes, I waited till snack time.

Syrup is a killer on calories so I dipped mine in 1/2 cup of sugar free applesauce (50 calories). Yummy!

You may be asking about the cinnamon since the pancake box does not mention it. I added it. I have been told by a lady at my gym that cinnamon raises your metabloism and to add it everythign I canso this seemed perfect. Even if she is wrong cinnamon is calorie free so its yummy and doesn’t hurt.

These can be frozen for up to 3 months! When you want them just toss them in the oven (maybe microwave but I don’t have one so I don’t know) on 350 till warm and enjoy! Filling 150 calorie snack I hope you ill enjoy!

I also wanted to add my daughter loved these! They were less messy too! I gave her a small cup of syrup and she dipped her donuts.

Let me know if you try these and what you think!