WW Recipe of the Day: Easy Microwave Mug Apple Pancake Puff
It's time for another installment of Weight Watchers 20 Minute Lunches.
Last week we made a yummy Trader Joe's Easy Asian Chicken Salad that was a big hit with our Facebook fans.
This week Peter is off galavanting in Australia so I'm on my own for lunch. Well not exactly alone in my office/kitchen, I've got my trusty sous chef with me…
And I discovered a fun new cookbook…
250 Best Meals in a Mug: Delicious Homemade Microwave Meals in Minutes (affiliate link) by one of my favorite cookbook writers, Camilla Saulsbury. The book is brimming with perfect individual portion sized recipes, covering morning breakfast to late afternoon snacks and satisfying suppers that all can be made in the microwave (affiliate link).
Check Out Some of These Recipes…
Super-Fast and Easy Recipes - Mushroom Barley Soup, Broccoli Basil Soup, Apple Pancake Puff, Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Mix, Cheese Fondue
Breakfast Recipes - Banana Bread, Almond Flour Muffin, Green Onion Bread, Zucchini Bread, Apple Cinnamon Bread, Boston Brown Bread
Soups, Stews and Chili Recipes - Loaded Baked Potato Soup, Quinoa Minestrone, Miso and Mushroom Soup, Poblano White Chili, Red Clam Chowder
Meatless Main Dish Recipes - Eggplant Parmesan Mug, Green Chile Quesadilla Mug, Chickpea Potato Masala, Curried Lentils with Yogurt and Tortilla, Cheese Enchiladas
Meat, Poultry and Seafood Main Dish Recipes - Philly Cheesesteak Mug, Cauliflower and Ham Gratin, Shrimp with Roasted Peppers and Feta, Shepherd's Pie, Teriyaki Salmon
Dessert Recipes - Sugar Cookie, Chocolate Fudge Cake, Blueberry Dumpling, Bananas Foster, Lemon Pudding Cake, Butterscotch Blondie, Panna Cotta.
It's a great book that I can't wait to experiment with. As a Weight Watcher, I just wish the recipes included nutritional analysis!
Today I was craving something carb-y and apple-y, so I opted to have breakfast for lunch and make the first recipe in the book: an apple pancake puff with just 4 ingredients.
This 4-Ingredient Microwave Mug Apple Pancake Puff is super easy to toss together—perfect for a quick and easy breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner in minutes.
The trickiest part is shredding the apple, which should only take a couple of minutes, unless you manage to shred your thumb like I did.
Fortunately I keep a huge stock of band-aids in the kitchen for just these kind of mishaps 🙂
You can drizzle this microwave mug apple pancake puff with a little maple syrup or sprinkle it with a little cinnamon and sugar, but I think it was sweet enough on it's own.
Much healthier than a traditional Dutch baby or apple fritter, it satisfied my craving while managing to keep me me full all afternoon.
This recipe makes a single serving, so if you feel like you need more to fill you up, you can add a container of yogurt or piece of fruit.
I'll be making this little guy again the next time an apple pancake craving strikes.
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Pancake Puff?
According to my calculations, this easy, healthy and delicious apple pancake puff has about 198 calories and:
7 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
5 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
5 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
6 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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You can decrease it to 2 SmartPoints by skipping the sugar or using a substitute. Enjoy!
If you like this simple microwave apple pancake puff, be sure to check out some of my other easy, healthy Weight Watchers friendly recipes including 1-2-3 Microwave Mug Cake, Microwave Mug Pesto Chicken Couscous or Cauliflower Rice, Microwave Baked Apple, Cottage Cheese Baked Potato with Salsa, Healthy Tuna Salad with Cranberries, Easy English Muffin Hawaiian Pizza and Chicken Flatbread
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WW 4-Ingredient Microwave Mug Apple Pancake Puff Recipe
- ¾ cup shredded apple, preferably tart or sweet-tart (I used Jonagold)
- 2 tablespoons dry buttermilk pancake mix
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 large egg
- Spray a 16 to 20-ounce mug with non-stick cooking spray.
- In the mug, whisk together the apple, pancake mix, sugar and egg until well blended.
- Microwave on HIGH for 1-½ to 2 minutes (checking after 1-½ minutes), or until puffed and set at the center.
- To prep ahead: Place the shredded apple in a small airtight container, cover and refrigerate. If desired add a few drops of lemon juice to prevent browning. Whisk the egg and sugar in the mug. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Keep the pancake separate in a small airtight container.
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
Watch this video to see how easy it is to make your own microwave mug meals:
More Yummy Quick & Easy Weight Watchers Lunch Ideas:
- 22 Healthy Lunch Ideas for Weight Loss (Simple-Nourished-Living)
- Quinoa Breakfast Egg Mug (SlenderKitchen)
- Cinnamon Maple French Toast in a Mug (HungryGirl)
- Veggie Egg Mug (HungryGirl)
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Where is the recipe for the 4 ingredients for the mug cup apple dish.. thanks can't rate it as i can't find the recipe
Did you try reloading the page? It came up on my page.
Martha do you think this recipe would work if you used just the egg white or two egg white and not the entire egg?
Hi Debbie, I haven't tried it, but think it should work fine!
When I add up the SP for this, I don't get 7SP. What am I missing??
Hi Pat, I get 7 and 7 does the WW Recipe Builder 🙂 Apple = 0, Egg = 2, 1 tablespoon sugar = 3, 2 tablespoons pancake mix = 2. Hope this helps.
This is so delicious! Reminds me of Dutch Apple pancakes my Mom made as a kid, but much less guilt and so easy!! I've since tried it with blueberries, and I use Kodiac Cakes mix, and it's also quite delicious. Thanks!!!
Hi Sarah, Thanks for letting me know. Love your variation ideas. Will be trying blueberries and Kodiac Cake mix very soon!!
Just tried this for lunch... it was awesome and very filling. I used a stevia packet instead of sugar and want to try blueberries. Martha, is just want to say thank you so much. I purchased and downloaded the bundle and am loving them. My husband is out of town for a week so I am using all your recipes and guidance to get started on the weight loss. I am feeling really motivated thanks to you.
Glad you liked it. The substitution of stevia and addition of blueberries sound delicious! So glad the bundle of ebooks is helping you get on track with your weight loss goals!
Very yummy recipe. I used Splenda and Kodiak Protein pancake mix.
I also added a little vanilla and cinnamon . 1 Freestyle point for the whole thing. Excellent!
This was awesome. Makes a great breakfast but just a good anytime snack too.
something different for breakfast, and single serving!! Yes!
I have tried it quite a few times, added cinnamon with it too, very good either way!
Martha, I love this recipe.! I have made it several times using Kristen pancake mix which is only 1 point and swerve which is zero points so I have a breakfast for only 1 point. I also have substituted blueberries, strawberries and raspberries all are good,, the blueberries are my favorite. Today I used canned pumpkin (1/2 cup) and pumpkin pie spice. It was amazing, like a pumpkin custard. Thought some of your followers might enjoy this for the holidays.
Hi Debby, Thanks for sharing all your delicious variations! I am planning to try it with pumpkin this week. ~ Martha
I really enjoyed this! I used sweetener instead of sugar. Then it was only two points. (25 gr of carb). Added some cinnamon also. Very tasty!!
Love this quick and different idea for breakfast. I only had blueberry pancake mix but that made it even more yummy.
I think I'm try this chilled for a dessert and top with some light cool whip!
This is my favorite breakfast!!! I probably have it 5 times during the week! I grate two apples, add lemon juice to keep it from turning brown. Using the sweetener makes it 2 points for me. Sooo yummy!!!
My favorite breakfast!!! I do what Julie said above. I grate two apples and add the lemon juice so I have one for the next day already to go!