Flax Pancakes

Thursday, June 10, 2010

So, you want to get your flax in, but you're like me and not fond of the flax bowl muffins or bread recipes out there. To me, they can be a bit too dense and a bit too... flaxy. There are many recipes for flax pancakes, and I've used them all, but this is my own personal tweak on making a dairy free, low carb flax pancake that is as low carb as possible and dairy free. This is not induction friendly unless you cheat like I do and use almond milk in small amounts.

*note* The topping does have real cream cheese. I use this sparingly as the only dairy I use. My dairy restriction is due to a problem with a high level of blood calcium, so I can use small amounts on rare occasions. I've tried soy cream cheese, but it tastes like sweat socks and has a ton of carbs.

Alecto's Pan-Flax-Cakes with Cream Cheese Topping

2 tbs Sugar Free, Zero Carb Vanilla Syrup (Davinci is the usual brand)
2 tbs Flax Meal
2 eggs
1/4 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
1/4 tsp baking powder

1. Mix flax meal and baking powder in a small cup until completely combined.

2. Mix all of your wet ingredients in a measuring cup with a spout.

3. Combine the two and let sit for five minutes. This is very important to allow the flax meal to hydrate.

4. Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle on medium heat, and melt butter or heat oil to cook the pancakes in.

5. Pour small amounts of batter into your heated surface. It works best if they are no bigger than 4 inches across.

6. Cook until the middles are almost firm, flip and cook for another 2 minutes or until brown.

7. Nosh.

Makes 4 Pan-Flax-Cakes

Cream Cheese Topping
2 tbs cream cheese
1 tbs Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup

Put the cream cheese in a small container and microwave for 10 seconds. Mix in syrup and stir. Spread thinly on the pancakes.

Calories - 341
Total Fat - 29.2g
Total Carbohydrates -8.6g
Dietary Fiber - 5.3g
Sugars - 2.8g
Protein - 16.9g

Calories - 70
Total Fat - 7.0g
Total Carbohydrates - 0.5g
Fiber - 0

Recipe Total Net Carbs - 3.8


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