For my first post I thought i'd post this pancake recipe I came up with a few days ago. It was purely an experiment but what resulted was the yummiest, fluffiest, most delicious low carb pancakes i've ever eaten! A friend who doesn't low carb tried one and ended up eating three! She loved them!
4 oz cream cheese softened, I used Philadelphia brand
1 scoop of Jay Robb vanilla whey protein powder
1/4 cup golden flax meal
3 drops liquid Splenda for zero carbs or any other low carb sweetener equivalent to 2 tbsp
1/4 cup half and half
1. Beat the softened cream cheese and the two eggs until well combined
2. Add the half and half, protein powder, flax meal, and liquid Splenda. Mix thouroughly, you will have a nice thick batter
3. Melt some butter in a skillet (or you could also use oil instead) and drop batter into pan. I used three tablespoons of batter per pancake.
4. Cook for a few minutes on medium heat. They are very easy to flip they hold together very well.
5.You might need to add more butter as you cook more pancakes.
Recipe yields 8 medium sized pancakes
I used Jay Robb whey protein powder because that's what I have on hand. I have not yet tried making these pancakes with other protein powders, but ill be trying some different ones soon. Jay Robb has only 1 carb per scoop and is sweetened with Stevia.
The golden flax meal is all fiber so it does not affect the net carb count at all.
These are the counts I got from fatsecret.com:
For the entire batch:
Net carbs 8.35
Per each pancake:
Net carbs 1.04
I am gonna be working on some variations of this recipe soon. I'm gonna be trying banana nut pancakes, pumpkin pancakes, strawberry cheesecake pancakes, blueberry pancakes, chocolate chip pancakes, and eggnog pancakes! So Stay tuned for updates!