What says weekend breakfast more than pancakes?!! You know, kids wake up, roll happily out of bed and come down the stairs to the smell of fresh cooked pancakes. A cheery smile splatters their face,”Oh geez! Thanks mom, you sure are great!!” Yup! That’s how our morning goes! NOT.
More often then not it’s more liiiiikee kids wake up and start whining, get them dressed as quickly as possible before they get any other ideas, convince them it’s time for breakfast, hype how awesome the pancakes are, wrestle them to sit in the chair, more whining that the pancakes aren’t cut, cut the pancakes, more whining about how the pancakes are cut and not whole, give another whole pancake so now he has both, syrup please, pour some syrup, no I don’t want syrup, reverse psychology that they don’t have to eat breakfast, pretend only dinosaurs can eat pancakes, pretend he’s not allowed to eat the pancakes, glimmer of hope when he grabs a blueberry, you know you have him hooked, don’t watch him eat, pretend you have something to do in the kitchen and continue to hide there while he eats his pancakes. It’s a delicate dance for sure but that’s toddlers for you! I’m hoping one day we’ll get to scenario numero uno but for now it’s a battle of wills.
Sooo I’m kind of a pancake/waffle kind of girl. There was a time in the not so distant past that I ate pancakes for breakfast and didn’t think twice about it. But, do you guys get that feeling after you eat pancakes like you have a rock in your stomach and it kinda leaves you groaning the rest of the morning? Lunch? No way, still “full” from breakfast. Yeah. Pancakes seeeem like such a good idea but I always regret it.
ENTER: these low carb pancakes. They are so satisfying and leave you with none of the guilt/bloated feeling. I love LOVE them! Ever since Jaryd was diagnosed I’ve been on the lookout for a good low carb pancake recipe. I’ve come across a few, but they were never anything I would consider eating. Ugh, such a snob. These babies do the trick though! They have that fluffiness, hold together perfectly, and are otherwise extremely beautiful and delicious. Definitely worth a try!! They come together pretty quickly too which is always a plus!
Here’s what you do: (NOTE: I have updated the recipe so pictures aren’t complete representative. The recipe only has 2 eggs now!)
Combine all your ingredients in a mixing bowl. Whisk to combine and let sit for about 5 minutes. Letting it sit will allow it to set, become thicker, and more pancake batter-like consistency!
Place 1 T. coconut oil in a frying pan and turn on high heat initially. When the pan is hot, turn the heat down to medium. Place two or three silver dollar pancakes. Silver dollar pancakes are great for two main reasons: 1) they are easier to flip, and 2) you are less inclined to overeat. Let’s face it, if you have three huge pancakes on your plate, you will attempt to eat them all without thinking twice. If you have three smaller pancakes on your plate and it takes effort to go get more, and at that point you will check in with yourself to see if you are actually hungry. I don’t know, just my thinking.
After about three minutes, or when the edges begin to firm up, flip the pancakes. Thennnnn….
Stack ’em high, stack ’em low, throw some blues in, pecans, whatever you love! I’m telling you. I love these!!
- 2 cups almond meal/flour (blanched makes the pancakes prettier)
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 t. cinnamon
- 1 T. coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 t. sea salt
- coconut oil for frying
- Mix together all ingredients. Let sit for 3 minutes to set.
- Melt coconut oil in frying pan over high heat. When pan is hot, turn heat down to medium heat.
- Place 2 silver dollar pancakes in the pan over medium heat.
- After about five minutes, or when the edges appear more firm and dry, flip!
- This recipe widget always miscalculates the carb count for almond meal, so check your packaging!
- Keep the heat on medium. They take a bit longer to cook than normal pancakes. If you turn the heat too high the bottom will be too dark and center will be too gooey.
- Top with whatever you love: pecans, blueberries, cacao nibs, or unsweetened coconut, for example! You can also mix these in with the batter. In the pictures above, I mixed some peanut butter with sugar free syrup or agave nectar - so good!
Hope you guys love these as much as I do, and enjoy your weekend!!! xo