If you’re eating a low-carb diet as part of your weight loss program, breakfast time can start to get a little boring after awhile. Many foods enjoyed during the first meal of the day are awfully high in carbohydrates – oatmeal, muffins, toast, cereal, waffles, pancakes – and the list goes on and on!
I’ve tried a lot of different ways to make breakfast interesting, but there are only so many ways you can make eggs or an omelet, and even Greek yogurt and fruit gets a bit boring after awhile. One Saturday morning, I woke up and just had to have something different for breakfast, something that really would satisfy a craving – I made pancakes.
Well, not genuine pancakes. “Faux pancakes” would be a more accurate description. In fact, they might be a little closer to a crepe, but they are quick and easy to make. Having a stack of silver dollar-sized faux pancakes with sugar-free maple syrup is a little touch of heaven when you’re eating as low-carb as possible! Here’s the low-carb easy recipe for my breakfast creation:
Mike’s Silver Dollar (Faux) Pancakes
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbs. water
- 1 tbs. soy flour
- 1 tbs. almond flour
- ½ tbs. artificial sweetener (I use Splenda, or you could use Stevia)
- ½ tsp. baking powder
- Non-stick low-calorie cooking spray
- Using two separate, small bowls, beat the two eggs and water together in one, and mix all the dry ingredients together in the other.
- Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk for about 2 minutes or until most of the clumps disappear.
- Spray a non-stick pan or griddle, and heat it before cooking your pancakes. Use a large spoon to add the batter to the griddle to make the pancakes about 2” in diameter. Cook to your preference as you would any other standard pancake.
Yield: 1 serving (3-4 small pancakes)
Calories: 233 Carbs: 5 Fat: 17 Protein: 17 Sodium: 380 Sugar: 1
You can easily double or quadruple the recipe to serve more diners as needed. The recipe is gluten-free, high in protein and low in carbs, which is perfect for my own high-protein, low-carb diet! Obviously, adding a little butter and sugar-free maple syrup will increase the calories a bit, but when you start off this low, the extras aren’t going to ruin this delicious low-carb breakfast treat!