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Old 07-08-2012, 08:56 AM   #1
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Eureka! Perfect LC Pancakes

My family goes to Michigan for a week every summer and one of our beloved traditions is blueberry pancakes every morning. But since we are now a LC household, I needed to find a good sub or else mutiny would ensue!

I made three different pancake recipes from this site. Each used a different binder- almond flour, protein powder, and cream cheese. They were all tasty, but the big winner at our house was Glendora's Pancake Recipe, with minor tweeks:

(I made these with blueberries but you can skip those if you like):



Ingredients:
1 c. almond meal
1/4 tsp. baking powder
dash salt
3 eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3-1/2 pkt Stevia
few tsps heavy cream (or water)
1/2 cup fresh blueberries

Directions:
1. Stir almond meal, salt, stevia and baking powder in a medium bowl, add in three eggs and vanilla extract. Mix with fork and let rest for 5 min.
2. Add a tsp or two of the cream (water would probably be fine too) to give it pancake batter consistency.
3. Spoon out about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake into a buttered pan over medium heat. Dot the cakes w the fresh blueberries.
4. Allow to brown on one side, about 3 minutes; flip.

Makes about (4) 5-6" pancakes. Top with whatever topping you like.
We used Berry Cream Sauce: 1-2 cup berries, 1/2 pkt Stevia, 1/3 cup or so heavy cream; puree in blender; serve.

Net carbs: 12 per recipe, or 3 per pancake (blueberries are a little extra- maybe 1-2 net?).

So far my husband is happy happpy joy joy. Haven't tried them on the kids yet- but keeping my fingers crossed.

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Old 07-08-2012, 11:45 AM   #2
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yes, 8.5 grams net for the blueberries, so only a bit more than two grams per pancake.

you could also use blueberry flavoring in the pancakes or zero carb blueberry syrup for the flavor.
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This sounds great! Can't wait to try them
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(Hmmm...trying to post a pic but can't figure out how. Any advice? Thx!)

If the picture is on your computer and you need to upload it:

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Old 07-08-2012, 06:07 PM   #5
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(Hmmm...trying to post a pic but can't figure out how. Any advice? Thx!)

If the picture is on your computer and you need to upload it:

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So here's an interesting fact I learned from admin about the images- you can only post images on this site after you have been a member for 25 days AND have written 25 posts.

They were kind enough to post my pancake picture, though, since I told them I worked so hard on it :>.

I guess I will have to keep blabbing so I can be an official member!
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:30 AM   #6
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I tried a half recipe of these pancakes for breakfast today. They were great!

I did a half recipe and used 2 medium eggs. My tweaks were 2 NuStevia packets for the sweetener and no blueberries.

I topped mine with butter and Nature's Hollow sugar free syrup.

I got 2 nice sized pancakes. Thanks for the recipe. So yummy!
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:52 PM   #7
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So glad to hear you liked them!
I have been looking for a good LC maple syrup- I will check out Nature's Hollow.

PS to Dreamchaser- sorry about your sweet little doggie. She looks like a furry ball of love on four legs.
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I am camping and really want to make these. The cheapest almond flour I can find is 13$ a pound. Yikes. I guess it will have to wait.
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wow! I actually posted a pic!!!! yay! Thanks for the very easy instructions above! I've been unable to post a pic before with other's instructions! yay!


Btw, the pancakes look amazing! That is what drew me to this thread! I would delete my pic but Idk how

I'm going to try these pancakes soon! What's a good syrup to use?
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I am camping and really want to make these. The cheapest almond flour I can find is 13$ a pound. Yikes. I guess it will have to wait.

If you don't mind ordering online, you can get it from honeyville grains in 5lb packages for about $30 and they have a set reasonable shipping rate for no matter how many items you order. That's where I get mine cause it's out of site around here.
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These sound great!! Thanks for sharing!
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I buy almond flour from the bins at Whole Foods. It costs about $6-7 a pound.

Also, I have been investigating the whole maple syrup situation (because what is a pancake without syrup?) and based on a bunch of recs on this site and reading through the Netrition feedback here's what I've learned:

Walden Farms: Very good marks for flavor. The sweetener they use is xylitol, that seems to be pretty low GI and not cause too much GI distress (at least I didn't read any complaints about it). The reader complaints were that it was a bit thin (but then again so is real maple syrup).

Josephs: very high marks on flavor and consistency but the sweetener is maltitol and apparently raised a few users blood sugar after eating. Also had quite a few reports of GI distress.

I ordered the Walden Farms from Netrition but it hasn't arrived yet. Any other feedback out there on syrups?

Thanks, Leslie
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Im gonna try these pancakes soon! I buy bags of almond meal from Trader Joe's for like $5 for 1lb. Its not as fine as the almond flour and it has the skins so it has dark specks in it but it works wonderfully for the stuff I make.
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nevermind...double post.

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My review on Nature's Hollow - Excellent maple flavor, wonderful sweetness, no chemical flavor whatsoever, and definitely the healthiest syrup you can buy! Only drawback is that it's kind of thin, but not too thin for me. Certainly not thin enough to keep me from buying it.

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PS to Dreamchaser- sorry about your sweet little doggie. She looks like a furry ball of love on four legs.
Thank you!

I buy Honeyville Grain almond flour. A great product and a great price. I get the 5 pound bag.

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Walden Farms: Very good marks for flavor. The sweetener they use is xylitol, that seems to be pretty low GI and not cause too much GI distress (at least I didn't read any complaints about it). The reader complaints were that it was a bit thin (but then again so is real maple syrup).
I use Walden Farms pancake syrup because it doesn't contain any sugar alcohols. Maybe you're confusing it with another brand. Here are the ingredients:

Ingredients: *Triple filtered purified water, maple flavor, natural flavors, vegetable fiber, salt, sucralose, lactic acid, sodium benzoate (to preserve freshness).
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I use Walden Farms pancake syrup because it doesn't contain any sugar alcohols. Maybe you're confusing it with another brand. Here are the ingredients:

Ingredients: *Triple filtered purified water, maple flavor, natural flavors, vegetable fiber, salt, sucralose, lactic acid, sodium benzoate (to preserve freshness).
Linda Sue, of course you are right. I was thinking of Nature's Hollow, not Walden Farms. I will correct the previous post. I guess both brand names sound so nature-y, I got confused.

Funny thing is, I bought the Walden Farms, not the Nature's Hollow. Maybe my little brain freeze will be a blessing in disguise? Can I ask, which one do you use?
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I buy almond flour from the bins at Whole Foods. It costs about $6-7 a pound.

Also, I have been investigating the whole maple syrup situation (because what is a pancake without syrup?) and based on a bunch of recs on this site and reading through the Netrition feedback here's what I've learned:

Nature's Hollow: Very good marks for flavor. The sweetener they use is xylitol, that seems to be pretty low GI and not cause too much GI distress (at least I didn't read any complaints about it). The reader complaints were that it was a bit thin (but then again so is real maple syrup).

Joseph's: very high marks on flavor and consistency but the sweetener is maltitol and apparently raised a few users blood sugar after eating. Also had quite a few reports of GI distress.

Any other feedback out there on syrups?

Thanks, Leslie
Well, can't figure out how to edit my previous post but this is how it SHOULD have read. (above)

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These are wonderful. I make 1/3 of the recipe..3 pancakes with 6 frozen blueberries on each. For the sauce: warm T blackberry SF Torani, T cream and 1/8t glucomannan and 2T frozen blueberries(lightly mushed); stir well and let sit while making pancakes. YUM
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