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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


  1. Using two separate, small bowls, beat the two eggs and water together in one, and mix all the dry ingredients together in the other.
  2. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk for about 2 minutes or until most of the clumps disappear.
  3. 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)

Estimated Nutrition:

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!

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