LCHF Pancake Recipe
Do you remember when you were little and your mom would make you these amazing, perfectly fried pancakes?
Well, I do. And I’ve been missing them a little since I cut out grains from my diet, a good few years ago now.
Throughout the years, I’ve been trying one low carb pancake recipe after the other, but they never quite get to where I would like them.
They’re either too soggy, too thick (I much prefer crepes to american style pancakes!), taste too much like nuts, don’t contain enough fat, or, frankly, are too complicated to make with ingredients that you have to really go on a hunt for.
Call me the Goldilocks of Pancakes if you will, but finding an easy, yummy, healthy, low carb pancake recipe has not been easy. I might as well have gone out for that hunt of those ingredients no human has in their pantry ever.
I’ve recently given up a bit on searching for The Pancake Recipe. Too much milk products isn’t an option, neither are fake ingredients. Or combinations of ingredients that give them a funky flavor. No, thanks!
I’ve quite frankly completely stumbled upon what might just be The Complete Pancake Lovers Awesome Recipe For Low Carb High Fat Pancakes!
I was first alerted to this recipe through a fantastic Facebook group I’m in, and thought it sounded a little weird, to be honest. “Egg and cream cheese, that’s it?! They’ll never keep together and the’ll taste like, well eggs and cream cheese. Perhaps sometime when I have n o t h i n g else at home.” my mind started blabbering.
That day was the other day (although we had tons of other yummy food at home). Turns out, they hold together just fine, almost better than “normal” pancakes. And the taste… I bet you anything no one would realize they’re not “normal” pancakes if I served them these. They taste exactly like I remember pancakes tasting!
This recipe is from the wonderful blog I Breathe I’m Hungry, where you can find the recipe in all its glory and originality.
This is my version:
Real LCHF Pancakes
Makes: Four pancakes/crepes
- 2 oz (60 grams) cream cheese (I used Philadelphia)
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon xylitol (or sweetener of your choice) (this can also be completely skipped, they’ll still be awesome)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (because who doesn’t love cinnamon?!)
- Put all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth
- Let rest for 2 minutes
- Pour some batter into a hot pan with some melted butter. Cook for 2 minutes until golden, flip and cook 1 minute on the other side.
- Serve with some fresh berries, cinnamon, sweetener if you want, lemon, almond butter, butter, bacon… The world’s your oyster and the sky’s the limit!
Approx nutrition info per batch:
2.5g net carbs
Enjoy these amazing pancakes!
Hope they can become a staple in your food routine, it’s always nice with new inspiration.
Do you have a favorite pancake recipe you want to share with me? Comment below!
As someone who can’t tolerate cow’s milk in any form, I am having difficulty with many LCHF recipes. have you found an alternative to using cream cheese in the pancakes?
Hey Alex, thanks for your comment!
I found a great recipe for you, where you can use coconut milk instead of cow’s: http://www.nourishingdays.com/2010/07/fluffy-coconut-flour-pancakes/
Awesome-ness, good-ness and heathy-ness all before going to work!?
Yup! I can barely believe it myself! 😉
My husband I BOTh LOVED these pancakes/crepes. Wonderful. I used a packet of Stevia, only used two dashes of Ceylon Cinnamon, and added 1/4 tsp of “real” Vanilla. Cooked w/butter, and we put sugar-free maple syrup on top. Totally “YUMMy,” and it filled us up…and, best of all, my blood sugars were level all morning, even with all the work I do with the horses. MANY thanks!
Hey Leslie! So happy you found the pancakes both yummy and useful! That’s the best kind of food, at least for someone with diabetes. Keep up the great work and eat more pancakes! 😉
Hi, these are yummy Could you use this recipe to make waffles? If not do you have one please? Thanks and thanks for posting x
so glad you like the recipe! I’ve honestly never tried to use the mix for waffles. That’s something I should try! Sadly, all my waffle attempts so far haven’t ended up great… If you get the chance, please try and let me know how it goes!
Thanks for stopping by and reading!
Sooooooo yummy, has mine with blueberries and cream ……this will be a weekend favourite from now on. Thank you! Xxx
so glad I can help inspire you to a healthier way of eating. Enjoy the pancakes, more pancakes for the people! 😉
Thanks for stopping by my site,
I have an incredible low carb pancake recipe in my book, and I am happy to share it with you. It also works great for waffles. I will send it with pictures in an email and you can share it with your readers!
Thank you so much, Kim! That’s so kind of you. Have a bloodsugartastic day!
Pancakes are always delicious, every body loves them, so what if you had diabetes, this must not deprive any body from enjoying simple pleasures of life, specially eating pan cakes. This is an extremely mouth watering recipe.
Thanks so much, Maurice! It’s all about finding what works for the individual, and recipes like this can be one tool to use.