Simple Pancakes | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

There’s no better way than starting your day with these Simple Pancakes – and even better when they’re Slimming World, Weight Watchers and Calorie Counting friendly!

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb πŸ‘

You can top them with pretty much anything you want – sugar free jam, reduced fat squirty cream, choc shot, or even keep it classic with a squeeze of lemon!

What do I need to make these Simple Pancakes?

These Simple Pancakes are really simple to make – you’ll need a large frying pan, which you can pick up over on Amazon!

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How many Syns are in these Simple Pancakes?

These Simple Pancakes are Syn Free! You’ll need to use your Health Extra B allowance, and the recipe for these Simple Pancakes also uses 50ml of milk (per portion) from one of your HEA allowances.

Of course you could always Syn it if you prefer!

Why not choose something from our Slimming World Speed Food List to serve with them?

Oat Pancakes | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

Why have you changed from blitzed oats to Ready Brek?

Slimming World are forever reviewing ingredients and recipes. Although the Healthy Extra B is a measured amount, they have stated that the purpose of oats as a Healthy Extra B is that they expand and are filling on consumption.

As Ready Brek is being used in its original form and is again a measured amount for your Healthy Extra B, there’s no chance of it being used incorrectly in this recipe. 

We also happen to think the texture of the pancakes is much better when using Ready Brek!

How Weight Watchers friendly are these Simple Pancakes?

Our Simple Pancakes recipe is just 5 Points per portion! That’s not a bad way to start off your day, and these pancakes feel like a real treat!

They’re also perfect for pancake day!

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How many Calories are in this Simple Pancakes recipe?

There are less than 300 calories per portion in these Simple Pancakes! And you’ll get a huge stack!

Why not pile them up with some low calorie fruit, and top with some fat free yoghurt?

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Some of you love this Simple Pancake recipe!

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One of our Instagram followers @hippotohare made this dish and loved it!

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Synning the sweetener

As you will probably know Slimming World brought out some recommendations regarding the Syn value of granulated sweeteners. Slimming World have confirmed what this change means.

Where there is 1 tbsp or more being used per serving they recommend members count 0.5 Syn per tbsp. If using smaller amounts, like a pinch or teaspoon, there’s no need to worry about Syns at all.

The recipe for these Oat Pancakes uses 1 tbsp of sweetener per portion (it makes 2), so there’s no need to add any Syns on for the sweetener itself.

How do I make these Simple Pancakes?

Step 1

Mix all ingredients together.

Step 2

Spray your frying pan with fry light and heat gently.

Step 3

Drop in small dollops to make patty-size pancakes.

Step 4

Allow to cook through before gently turning.

Step 5

Delicious with sweetened quark, fruit, Sweet Freedom Choc Shot, or Nutella for a few Syns, Points or Calories!

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291kcal 5

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  1. Mix all ingredients together
  2. Spray your frying pan with Low Calorie Cooking Spray and heat gently
  3. Drop in small dollops to make patty-size pancakes
  4. Allow to cook through before gently turning
  5. Delicious with sweetened quark, fruit, Sweet Freedom Choc Shot, or Nutella for a few syns

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  1. I am lactose and egg intolerant. I made these using egg replacement for the first time and they were gorgeous. I had mine with salted caramel flavouring with quark, a clementine and some cinammon

    1. How do you find the quark being lactose intolerant? My main promblem with a lot of the SW recipies is the high use of dairy products.

  2. Made these again for breakfast! I got 5 pancakes for 1 portion and added ‘Artic Power Berries’ to the mixture to make them taste lovely and berry-licious. The berry powder is just freeze dried berries and taste amazing πŸ™‚

  3. Made these again this morning! I have a super sweet tooth and these pancakes definitely hit the spot! Absolutely amazing recipe which I had with strawberries to add some speediness to my Sunday breakfast.

    Delicious and you get a lot of small-medium sized pancakes for only 40g of oats πŸ™‚ delicious!!

  4. Enjoyed these today. Kids didnt notice a difference either! I used skyr yogurt and i think next time i will use milk and 1 tbsp of real sugar for 3 syns instead of 2 of sukrin as i just cant seem to get past that aftertaste low fat ingredients give, although it was definitely not strong at all. I blended the mixture first and would probably recommend to do this. This recipe made 7 pancakes for me. I had 3.5 with a banana and can hardly move after them! Thanks for the recipe – thats us sorted for pancake tuesday!

    1. Hi Lynda
      We prefer using milk, as it does give a better consistency than yogurt. We find the Skyr ones are quite thick so it can make mixing it a bit more of an effort.

  5. Pancake day today and I wasn’t about to miss out πŸ˜‚ So I gave these a try. I’ve tried different SW friendly pancake recipes in the past and they haven’t been a great success. However these were amazing! Only 1 syn, I got 4 pancakes out of the mixture, I stacked them with yoghurt, raspberrries and blueberries between and then topped with 1 tablespoon of Nutella (4syns) delicious and so filling, I actually struggled to finish them, but I managed lol. Will defiantly be making them again xx

  6. Going to try these as need some thing sweet on my nite shift these will be good i hope thanx for all the recipies

  7. These are amazing, thank you so much!

    Members of my sw group wondered if this was a ‘tweek’ because of the blitzed pats, im not sure what this means, can you help?

    1. Hi Ali,
      We contacted Slimming World Head Office to check this. The 40 grams is a measured amount, used as your Healthy Extra B choice. Whether you blitz the oats, or leave them whole, the amount doesn’t change. Therefore, when used in this way, it is fine to count as your HEb choice and it’s definitely NOT a tweak!

  8. I made these his morning! I didn’t add the sweetener but just bananas and it was yummy! Thanks PON! I was surprised how far 40g of oats went. Thanks, love this website!

    1. Hi Leanne,
      Yes, standard porridge oats are the oats that we refer to in these recipes. It doesn’t matter if you choose porridge oats from the basics range of any supermarket, or a named brand. πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Kate
      The recipe uses 80g of oats, which is the equivalent of two Healthy Extra B allowance portions. If you look under ‘number of servings’ it says 2 portions. If you click here, change the numbers of servings to 1 portion and the recipe will recalculate the amounts for you! πŸ™‚

      1. Oh only just seen the recalculation for 1 serving! Fabulous thank you Janie.

        I have made these using plain Yoghurt. I don’t use any form of sweetener. (I don’t use any for baked oats either) The addition of fresh fruit, the bacon and more Yoghurt was gorgeous.
        Yum yum.
        It seemed so naughty but wasn’t. Happy days πŸ™‚

  9. If doing speed day you can’t use yoghurt so what do you use instead and how much I was thinking quark or fromage frais is that allowed?

  10. Hey

    I haven’t got round to getting my scales yet, just ordered some now, is there any chance you know roughly how many oats it is in tea spoons as really keen to try these!

    1. Hi Gemma
      Have a read through the blurb that accompanies the recipe. It explains that as long as you use your oats as an HEB choice, they’re Syn free. πŸ™‚

  11. Hey can you use any oats eg oats so simple ? X I have just made them on my sons pancake maker , they are amazing ! Just want to check the oats are ok to use ? X

    1. Hi Julia
      Your HEB is 40g of normal, plain oats, or you can now use 40g Ready Brek, which has been added to the Healthy Extras list. The Oats So Simple standard sachets are not an HEB, but the Oats So Simple Big Bowl are included on the list.

  12. Made these pancakes this morning , they are delicious my 2 daughters had them too they couldnt believe they were syn free 😍

    1. Hi Rebecca
      Look for an extract, rather than an essence. Madagascan vanilla extract is the best one to look for. Most supermarkets sell a decent quality one.

  13. Straight in my favourites basket.
    Bloomin lovely. Had for pancake day breakfast with berries and a little honey.
    Will be trying with different toppings again and again.
    Thank you pinch of nom

  14. Hello, I was wondering if these are okay to reheat in the microwave? I work silly shifts and could do with making these the night before! Thank you

    1. Hi Chelsey
      I don’t see why not, people have made our waffles and baked oats and reheated in microwave, so there’s no reason why these would work too. πŸ™‚

  15. I think these were absolutely delicious. I made them with 40g Oats, 40g Reddy Brek and half the sweetener. My kids had them with Nutella and Squirty cream and I had mine with Blueberries, Pineapple and a little bit of yoghurt. The mixture made 7 small-medium sized patties. Yum!

    1. Hi Katie
      There is no accurate way to measure out 40g oats other than using kitchen scales, I’m afraid. πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Alice
      Many people use a single pot of Muller light yogurt. If you like a slightly firmer texture, you can use slightly less. I tend to find that 2/3 of an individual pot is enough. πŸ™‚

  16. I only have rolled oats in the house and tried to do this but it was a big mess. Even after blending the mix it wasn’t thick enough. I had to add some flour and syn it to save the mix.

    1. Hi Marissa
      We use medium eggs in all our recipes, so the size of your eggs may have made a difference. You could try using 2 eggs rather than 3, or reduce the milk slightly. It helps to let the mixture stand for a little while too, as it will thicken slightly as the oats absorb some of the liquid. πŸ™‚

    2. Hi Janie, I did let it sit for an hour because I saw it was so runny, but didn’t help. I also use medium eggs. I’ll try with less milk next time. Maybe I should try blitzing the oats when dry to get a more flour like consistency. Also, I thought I’d get a notification on my email when a reply was posted. Is there a way to choose this option?

      1. Hi Marissa
        Yes, try using less milk, or 2 eggs instead of 3. You could also try Ready Brek, as it’s already finely blitzed. You can have 40g for HEB.

  17. Was a little sceptical about these even up to the point of cooking, but needn’t have worried they tasted great. Have a different texture to normal pancakes but still really good and filling. Made a great Saturday brunch served with fresh sliced nectarine, fat free greek yoghurt, honey and cinnamon. Another keeper from Pinch of Nom!

    1. Hi Chris
      If you like a smoother texture, you could try making these with Ready Brek. You can have 40g as your Healthy Extra B choice. πŸ™‚

  18. Absolutely amazing. It makes enough for two breakfasts which is perfect for work. I have mine with fresh fruit. I have even had to pass the recipe around work too 😁.

    1. Hi Lisa
      So glad you enjoyed it! If you’re only using half the quantity, you’ll only be having half of your HEB choice for the day, so don’t forget to choose something else to make up the other half of your HEB. πŸ™‚

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  20. Hi Janie if I leave if I leave out the sweetener and essence do you think they’d work as a wrap for a savoury filling? Thanks

  21. I’ve tried making these using the same method but with 80g ready brek instead of oats. They were really gooey in the middle still. I tried to make them thinner and cook for longer but no joy. It tastes nice but not the same as usual pancakes. Does anyone else have the same problem?

    1. Hi Robyn
      We use medium eggs in all our recipes. If you’d like the pancakes slightly ‘drier’ you can use fewer eggs or slightly less milk. πŸ™‚

  22. Hi, I’m going to try making these at some point I want to blend the oats but only have a hand blender. Would it would the same if i blended after mixing all the ingredients together? Thanks.

    1. Hi Lauren
      You could use an HEB 40g Ready Brek, which would mean there’s no need to blend at all. I think it produces a lighter pancake. Hope that helps!

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