Comfort Food on the Griddle

From grilled cheese to pancakes, try these recipes for some classic comfort food.

  from readersdigest.com

From Light & Tasty

You’d never guess there’s bran in these moist, tasty pancakes that are drizzled with a sweet orange sauce. “My children are grown, but they still request this for breakfast when they come home,” writes Marie Cockerham of Rock Hill, South Carolina. Your family will surely flip over these flapjacks, too!

Category: Lower Fat Prep: 15 min. Cook: 15 min. Total: 30 min.

You Will Need Pancakes 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 egg 2 cups fat-free milk 1 teaspoon grated orange peel 1 cup All-Bran

Orange Syrup 1/2 cup sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 cup orange juice 1 tablespoon butter or stick margarine 2 teaspoons grated orange peel 1 medium navel orange, peeled, sectioned and chopped

What to Do 1. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. 2. In another bowl, beat egg; stir in milk, orange peel and bran. Let stand for 1-2 minutes or until bran is softened. Add to dry ingredients; mix well. 3. Pour by 1/4 cupfuls onto a hot nonstick griddle; turn when bubbles form on top of pancakes. Cook until second side is golden brown. 4. For syrup, combine sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Gradually stir in orange juice, butter and orange peel. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in chopped orange. Serve with pancakes.

Serves 7

Nutrition Facts: One serving (2 pancakes with 2 1/2 tablespoons syrup) equals 272 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 432 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 8 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 1/2 starch, 1 fruit.