Coconut Pancakes with Caramelised Bananas - Weight Watchers ProPoints

Now you can have pancakes on Pancake Day (Tuesday 8th March) without worrying about your weight!  We loved the caramelised bananas with the maple syrup, they just finished the pancakes off nicely!
Remember a couple of posts back I did a Jamaican Pork recipe from the Weight Watchers ProPoints book called 'Seriously Satisfying? 
I was kindly sent a second ProPoints book called 'Oriental Express' which is available to buy now and is packed full of more yummy recipes.
'Oriental Express' covers everything from stir-fry recipes. light bites, grills, rice and curries to desserts like this one above - all based on the ProPoints plan.  This pancake and banana dessert is only 7 ProPoints.
 The book has a bottom that opens out to form a base so the book stands up, making it easy to read and follow your chosen recipe.  I really like the flip style pages too.  For the coconut and banana recipe, and to watch a short video on the weight loss system, click continue reading:



Now, for the recipe taken from the book 'Oriental Express'.

To serve 4 you will need:
140g self raising flour
1 tablespoon caster sugar
*a pinch of salt
2 tablespoons of unsweetened desiccated coconut
175ml of skimmed milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
low fat cooking spray

To serve:
4 tablespoons of 0% fat Greek yoghurt

For the Caramelised Bananas:
 2 large bananas - not too ripe, peeled and thickly sliced on the diagonal
zest of 1/2 an orange
4 tablespoons of orange juice
1/2 a teaspoon of ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons of maple syrup
*Please note salt isn't in the Weight Watchers recipe but I think it needs a pinch.

How to do it:
Sift the flour, *salt and sugar into a mixing bowl, stir in the coconut then make a well in the middle.  Pour in the milk, then whisk in the egg to make a smooth batter.  Set aside for 30 minutes.
Heat a large non stick frying pan and spray with the cooking spray.  Using 40ml of the batter per pancake, cook 3 or 4 at a time. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes per side until golden.  Keep warm while you cook the caramelised bananas:

Spray the hot frying pan again with the cooking spray and place the bananas in the pan.  Cook for 30 seconds or until slightly golden then turn over and cook for 30 seconds.
Add the orange zest, orange juice, cinnamon and maple syrup and heat through for no more than a minute until the sauce is reduced and thickened.
Place two pancakes on each plate and top with the caramelised bananas.  Serve each with a spoonful of yoghurt.
  

7 comments

  1. Just gorgeous Jan, can't wait to try them :)

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  2. That looks and sounds fantastic and not remotely low fat! I love the WW cookbooks, I've aquired tons over the years. Will have to get my hands on this one because I love Chinese and Asian food. To be honest I should go and join WW really!

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  3. Is this going to be available for order in the States? I would love a copy!

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  4. Hi Christina - it only came out here in the UK on Thursday. I can't find it on Amazon as yet - but I'm sure it will be available in the US too very soon.
    Soon as I can find it on Amazon I'll put a link in this post for both dot com and UK Amazon sites.

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  5. I remember as kids putting on our pyjamas and having pancakes for supper on Pancake Day.I would never have worried about points in those days but it nice to know I can still enjoy on Shrove Tuesday.

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  6. Lovely looking pancakes Jan. Roll on tomorrow!

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  7. The caramelised bananas look lovely.

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Thanks for taking the time to comment - much appreciated.
Cheers
Jan




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