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Truckee Healthy Now recipe: Smart Point banana pancakes

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You don't have to be counting Weight Watcher points to enjoy these light and fluffy pancakes.
Courtesy Simone Grandmain / TDRPD |

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Eat your heart out Oprah. You might have a personal chef. You might own a huge chunk of Weight Watchers. But at the Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District, we have Esther Bousquet.

Now, for a while there, Esther was persona non grata at the gym and here’s why: She had become a triple threat.

First, she joined Weight Watchers; then started attending the daily body sculpting class at 7 a.m.; next came the brisk three-mile walk around the indoor track, stopping only to hit the Nautilus machines.

Bottom line — she has lost 10 pounds in one month, and the rest of us hadn’t, and so there was a little animosity there.

OK, call it jealousy — whatever. Esther’s new body was causing a rift. Something had to give, and it wasn’t going to be Esther, who was (is) happy with her new physique.

It was a matter of, “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em,” and so here we are — four new members of Weight Watchers, counting our points, killing it at the gym, some doing the morning body sculpting class, and all of us losing weight.

It is so easy and there are so many great Weight Watcher recipes out there, some in print and some just shared through the grapevine — AKA “TDRPD Fitness Track Club.”

This fabulous recipe for Weight Watchers Smart Point pancakes comes from Esther herself. She shared it with us once we all started talking again. So glad.

Esther’s banana pancakes ingredients:

1 cup egg whites

2 smashed bananas

1/4 cup oats

1/4 cup coconut flour

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. almond extract

1 tsp. vanilla

Preparation:

Mix all together in large bowl. Scoop 1/4 cup onto medium heat grill. Flip once when the bubbles on the pancake surface form and pop. Enjoy with fruit and sugar free syrup. One Smart Point per pancake!

This column comes courtesy of Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District staff and members, inspiring creative, active lives for a healthy mountain community. For more information on how you can stay in shape this spring, visit tdrpd.org.