Eat Skinny Be Skinny: Whole Wheat Apple Pancakes

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TGIF TGIF TGIF! How are y’all doing this lovely Friday? Despite being in the car for over 13 hours yesterday (really, really bad accident 95 South), we’re happy, safe and sound in Charleston (albeit a little tired.)

My view for 4 straight hours last night.

This post will be a bit short since the hubster is taking me downtown Charleston for a surprise lunch date! He’s not one for surprises or whimsy romance so I’m a little eager to see what he has up his sleeve! But, I can’t possibly leave you this weekend without a delectable recipe to make this weekend for brunch or Sunday breakfast!

Oh hey mouth-watering pancakes. How you doin?

I’m a firm believer in splurging on Sundays. However, I’m also a firm believer in skinny jeans, bikinis and Weight Watchers (down 4 pounds already!) so I’m constantly trying to find ways to make my favorite weekend splurges better, healthier but still as damn delicious. So how do you make pancakes, my favorite splurge, lighter? Easy. Whole wheat flour, fresh fruit and brown sugar (a reoccurring theme here on the ol’ bloggy blog).

They look seriously DIVINE, right? Oh trust me, they are! So fluffy, moist and full of fresh apple flavor, these give traditional pancakes a run for their money. Plus, the addition of the green apple makes these little ol’ flapjacks the perfect breakfast idea for St. Patty’s Day!

Who says you need food coloring to enjoy some green? If you’re feeling extra fancy, you can even use a shamrock cookie cutter to give these pancakes even more of an Irish flair. 

Next time you have a craving for some fresh pancakes, put away that Bisquick, leave the butter in the fridge and make these incredibly moist and delicious bad boys instead.

For the delicious recipe and how to make it, check out my article on Fab Foods!

Happy Friday friends and have a fabulous weekend!

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  1. Friday, March 9th, 2012
    These do look mouthwatering! I love the big chunks of apples! Enjoy your lunch date, glad you guys are safe too! 
  2. Posted by Erin on
    Friday, March 9th, 2012
    Yummy pancakes!!  Enjoy your lunch date, and congrats on the 4 pounds!  I am on a qwest to lose a few pounds too...down 4 so far too :)
  3. Posted by Suzanne Platt on
    Friday, March 9th, 2012
    Look really delicious and the cute shamrock just fits the season :) 
  4. Friday, March 9th, 2012
    Oh apple pancakes. How I love you :)
  5. Posted by Eliotseats on
    Friday, March 9th, 2012
    TGIF indeed.   I was in a two hour meeting this PM and I though my head would explode.  :)

    These pancakes look great.   Have a great weekend!
  6. Friday, March 9th, 2012
    These pancakes look so thick and fluffy and delicious!
  7. Posted by Emily @ Life on Food on
    Saturday, March 10th, 2012
    These look delicious. I love the thick fluffy pancakes. I don't have them too often but I certainly love them.  Have a great trip!
  8. Saturday, March 10th, 2012
    Wow, I am salivating right now.  Great recipe and great pictures!
  9. Posted by Deborah Dowd on
    Saturday, March 10th, 2012
    These can't be healthy- they look so delectable! Like you I am trying to remain a food blogger and get to a healthy weight.  I will be checking here often for ideas!
  10. Posted by Choc Chip Uru on
    Saturday, March 10th, 2012
    These pancakes look so soft, fluffy and filled with apples - I cannot even begin to think they are healthy yet they are :D
    Thank you so much!

    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Tropical Caramelised Baked German Pancake
  11. Posted by Kristina on
    Sunday, March 11th, 2012
    These look so soft and fluffy! I always have a hard time making my whole wheat pancakes fluffy, I'll have to give these a shot because pancakes are one of my favorite brunch foods! 
  12. Posted by Sandra on
    Sunday, March 11th, 2012
    Wish I had opened this sooner. I made banana pancakes this morning. They are so far on the other side of healthy, you'd have to drop breadcrumbs behind you to find your way back. Saving this recipe, they look amazing.
  13. Posted by Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. on
    Monday, March 12th, 2012
    I love how thick these are! And I love using apples in pancakes too! 
  14. Posted by Ana_ILTdP on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    They look amazing!! I wanna try them soon!
  15. Posted by Lucy on
    Sunday, March 25th, 2012
    Maybe you covered this but ...what are the Weight Watchers points for these? They look perfect for a Sunday morning splurge.
    • Posted by admin on
      Monday, March 26th, 2012
      Hey Lucy! About 7 points per 2 pancakes.
  16. Posted by Chloe on
    Friday, April 27th, 2012
    I cannot wait to try these this weekend!!! They look delicious :)
  17. Posted by Joanne on
    Monday, April 30th, 2012
    How many calories are these bad boys?
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