If you read my blog then you know it is not uncommon for me to write about a new recipe that I have recently tried. First, a little background as to why I chose this particular recipe. I have been a sugar addict all of my life. I love sugar, I love anything made with sugar and I CRAVE sugar. As you probably already know, if you want to be healthy and in shape…a lot of sugar is not going to help your cause. A few weeks ago I decided to cut sugar out of my life. It has been a difficult process, however, I will admit that I do feel better. They say the longer you go without sugar, the easier it gets. Let’s hope so.
To make my sugar free journey a bit easier, I decided to go to Pinterest (you know how much I love Pinterest) and try to find a low-carb, sugar free pancake recipe. To my surprise, there are MANY to choose from. After deciding what recipe I was going to try I went to the grocery store to buy the ingredients.
The main ingredient in low carb pancakes is almond flour (white and wheat are a big no- no). I have never made anything with almond flour…so I was a bit skeptical. After I got over the shock of how much almond flour costs, I added it to my basket and moved on. The only other ingredient on my list that I was unfamiliar with was Truvia. Truvia is a stevia-based sugar substitute developed by Coca Cola and Cargill. It is distributed and marketed by Cargill as a tabletop sweetener. Again…sticker shock…Truvia isn’t cheap! I’ve also heard that a sweetener called Swerve is really good. Geez, trying to eat healthy is going to bankrupt me. Anyway, the other ingredients that the recipe calls for are eggs, water, cream cheese, baking powder, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Thankfully, I already had all of these items at home. I must say that making the pancakes was easy…even a novice chef can handle this recipe. The big question is…were they good?
Drum roll please!! I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. They were actually good! Now don’t get me wrong, they do not taste exactly like a big, fluffy stack of regular pancakes…but they aren’t far off. I had very low pancake expectations to begin with…so the end result was awesome. Oh…before I forget, I did use sugar free syrup as well (I’m serious about my no sugar journey!). My husband, on the other hand, used regular syrup and he too was super impressed with the taste of the pancakes. So there you have it. If you are trying to cut carbs why not give this recipe a try! If you do, let me know what you think! That’s it for now. As always, thanks for stopping by and HAPPY CRAFTING (or in this case, sugar free baking!).
2 Large Eggs
1 Tablespoon of Water
2 1/2 Oz of Cream Cheese
2/3 Cup of Almond Flour
1 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
2 Teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
1/2 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon of Truvia
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender (put the wet ingredients in first). Allow the batter to rest for a couple of minutes (no bubbles). Put some butter in a skillet and turn the heat to medium. Once the butter is melted and the pan is hot, drop 3 or 4 tablespoons of batter into the pan. When bubbles form around the edges of the pancake…flip. Once done, remove the pancakes from the pan and top with additional butter (if you wish) and syrup (regular or sugar free…your choice). That’s it! Enjoy.