So you may have noticed a dearth of wine related posts here on Filivino. We’ve had to scale back a bit on those because of a carb-controlled diet. It’s not for the sake of losing weight or some other whacko diet plan, but diabetes runs in the family. And so goes our lives. Perhaps I should start listing the low carb recipes at Life After Rice. Anyways, we will still keep up with wine happenings, but we are going to slant more towards travel and cooking. Low carb when we can, and otherwise when the house chef just wants to make whatever *ahem sticky toffee pudding*.
Pancakes used to be a weekly thing for us in all forms. Pancakes, blueberry pancakes, bacon cheddar pancakes, Æbleskivers, you name it. So we were forced to find something more carb friendly. And if you’ve tried making low carb baked goods, you know they generally have one thing in common. They are terrible.
Through research, google search, and trial and error, I managed to cobble together several recipes into one near-pancake. It seems like the recipe at The Novice Chef Blog is almost exactly the same, minus cinnamon, and plus egg separation. I find that beating the egg whites before adding gives it better volume.
- 4 large eggs, separated
- 2 tbsp water
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 1⅓ cups almond flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp Stevia
- Place egg whites in your electric mixer and beat until stiff peaks form
- While this is happening, I like to start with the rest of the batter since it goes fast in a blender. Place water, egg yolks, and cream cheese in the blender and blend until smooth. You may have to scrape down the sides a few times.
- Once you've got a smooth mixture, add the almond flour, baking powder, vanilla, and sugar substitute. Blend again fully mixed. The mixture will be a bit thick.
- Pour the almond flour mixture into a large mixing bowl.
- Mix ¼ of the beaten egg whites into the almond flour mixture and mix thoroughly. This will help loosen up the batter for the next part, while adding a little bit of volume.
- Fold remaining beaten egg whites into the batter ⅓ at a time.
- Once completed combined cook as you would any other pancakes. And feel free to add any low carb ingredients to this you like - lemon zest, cinnamon, berries, bacon, cheddar.
And of course, pancakes generally drive you to syrup. If you want to truly go all the way, you’ll have to go sugar-free, so try Blackberry Patch sugar-free syrup! And what’s with people who drown their plates in syrup anyways? Calm down people!
Maple Syrup, Sugar Free – Blackberry Patch 12 fl. Oz Bottle – Authentic Maple Flavor, Old Fashioned Style Syrup for Pancakes, Waffles and French Toast, Thick and Sweet – Low Calorie to Keep the waist line thin through the holidays!