The Challenge: Prepare a relaxed Sunday morning spread that both you (the low carb’er avoiding flour and refined sugar) and your favourite sweet-toothed pancake fans can enjoy together.
Ok, my beloved Pinterest peeps, let’s get something perfectly straight: a “pancake” has a fluffy, delicious cake texture to it — it’s a “cake” prepared in a “pan”! So referring to these babies (using this recipe) as “Keto Pancakes” only hurts yourself and your readers. These flappy stacks may be delicious and an excellent low carb replacement for sweet breakfast spreads but these are “crêpes” at best — not “pancakes”.
It’s been a month since I first committed to removing refined sugar and flour from my diet and I feel great. I’m effortlessly shedding pounds, have noticeably more energy and even my creative brain seems a little more stimulated than it had been. Of course, there have been a few challenges but those mainly lay in meals that involve me scrambling to prepare something that I and the rest of my family will actually enjoy. Que the Low Carb Crêpe, aka my Sunday morning go-to. The record player spins, kids play and I am prepare stacks of little protein-packed rounds that, thanks to some additionally fruit and maple syrup, everyone will enjoy. No one missing or even mentioning the other word.
- ¼ cup plain cream cheese
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp agave (or other natural sweetener of choice)
- dash of cinnamon
- Toss all ingredients into a blender or Magic Bullet (I call mine ‘Blenda The Brave’) and blend. Let batter sit for two minutes so the bubbles can settle.
- Grease your frying pan or grill (I'm currently loving my coconut oil cooking spray) and turn preheat on a low heat.
- Pour about a 1/4 cup of batter in the centre of the pan for each round. Cook for approximately 3 minutes, until no more bubbles can be seen and the edges lift easily with a spatula. Flip and cook on the other side for about 30 more seconds. Set aside and repeat with the rest of the batter.
- HEADS UP: There is a process to successfully cooking these and it requires a zen-like level of patience. If your burner is on too high, they will burn quickly. If you flip them too early, they will crumble and break. I recommend cooking on a low temperature, maybe toss on your favourite Belle & Sebastian album and enjoy the 30 minute process of cooking each round to perfection.
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What I’m Drinking:
I am hooked on blending a spoonful of coconut oil with my dark roasted coffee to great the silkiest smooth homemade latte.
What I’m Listening To:
As mentioned above, Belle & Sebastian is always an excellent choice for Sunday morning breakfast making.