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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Zero Carb Pancakes

Looking for a fast, delicious and healthy pancake that you can make in the morning before work? This is it. This fabulous zero carb recipe has just 2 ingredients that are mixed in the blender. These gluten free /grain free pancakes cook quickly and taste divine. Fresh hot high protein Pancakes for breakfast? Yes, please.

I'm not usually a pancake lover because I find pancakes heavy and way too filling, leaving me feeling stuffed and bloated. However, these gluten free zero carb pancakes are different. Since they have no grain (flour), they are light and satisfying without being too heavy.

If you don't add any toppings, these delicious pancakes really do have absolutely no carbs, and they are so fast and easy to make you could eat them everyday! They are high in protein and very low in sugar so they won't trigger sugar cravings. They are actually more like crepes and are a great basic pancake or wrap for anyone who eats low carb, gluten free or grain free.

The pancake batter is made in the blender in seconds, and it takes about 1 minute on each side  for each pancake to cook, so you can make them fresh each morning or freeze them ( put a layer of waxed paper between pancakes)  and take out what you need when you need it.

Of course you can add fresh berries like I did in the picture above, which adds a few carbs but also adds some healthy antioxidants and flavor. 

1/4 cup of Blueberries = 4.35 net carbs
Blueberries are extremely rich in antioxidants, are relatively low in sugar, and are low in calories.

These pancakes are so versatile you could eat them topped with all kinds of variations!

Toppings To keep them really low carb
  • Top them with softened butter mixed with a little vanilla extract and then dust the pancakes with cinnamon.
  • My husband suggested melting some cheese over them
  • Top them with fresh 2 minute blueberry sauce ( recipe below) ( adds 4 carbs) that can be made in advance. 
  • Whipped cream

I made a low carb blueberry sauce in two minutes
  I made a very simple, but delicious blueberry sauce by just using 1/4 cup of berries and heating them in a skillet in 1/4 cup of water until they burst ( about 2 minutes) and then mashed them with a fork. They made their own outstanding sauce- with a nice rich sweet blueberry taste. Fresh blueberry sauce is so much better than any syrup and it's blueberry season, so why not enjoy a few!

So so so so good! yet just made from sweet berries

Don't these look fabulous? Just 4 carbs- for 7 small pancakes and the sauce from 1/4 cup blueberries

Make a strawberry or raspberry sauce the same way
If you are not a fan of blueberries, you could slice up 2 or 3 strawberries. 
4 medium strawberries= 3.35 net carbs
Slice 4 medium strawberries and cook in 1/4 cup of water until soft. Smash and eat over your pancakes . 

I find that cutting down on carbs is a good way to keep my weight down. 

My pancakes a small because my skillet is small- this recipe should make 3 medium sized pancakes

Author:  Judee Algazi @ Gluten Free A-Z Blog
Prep Time: 2 minutes 
Cook Time: 5 minutes ( to cook all the pancakes)

2 eggs
2 ounces of cream cheese ( about 1/4 of an 8 ounce cream cheese bar )
1 tsp. of vanilla or almond extract if desired ( will add some flavor)

Place all ingredients into the blender and blend well.
Pour batter into circles  onto a hot griddle or well greased skillet.
Cook for a minute on each side
Serve plain or with a topping!

Enjoy them for your breakfast or even a quick snack!

What kind of skillet do you use to make your pancakes? I've tried so many different kinds of skillets ,and the batter always sticks.-even when I grease it. Although I'm not a fan of coated pans- it seems to work the best. 

Please share in the comments if you have a healthier solution.. thanks 

If you don't care about low carbs, then I have another way you can make easy grain free pancakes that are also delicious.. Another 2 Ingredient pancake 

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  1. Your pancakes certainly look as if they have flour in them. Amazing. I love the idea of the cream cheese. I put a little into many dishes, and it changes the whole recipe. My granddaughter is not eating. She says, "Bye" to each food that is presented so I decided to make her blueberry pancakes which she also waved at. My daughter told me to add a few chocolate chips. Smart kid - turned it down. Tonight, I got her to eat cauliflower, broccoli, gefilte fish and apple sauce. Yes, she has strange eating habits, presently.

  2. Now that is a very interesting recipe, I need to try that out.
    Thanks, Kathleen

    1. Kathleen,
      It is a very interesting and delicious recipe and its so fast and easy - you will love it

  3. Chaya,
    It is such a simple pancake , yet delicious. It is frustrating when the little ones don't want to eat. Funny how they go through these eating stages.

  4. Um so you are clearly a magician... I don't even know how you discovered this but it's amazing! And so simple too with only a couple ingredients.

    1. You are right- so simple and only a couple of ingredients! It is a great recipe

  5. I have been haunting Pinterest for GF and DF recipes the past few weeks, I pin the ones I think will work for me. I just pinned your pancakes!! Thank you for sharing on Oh My Heartsie Girl Feature Friday this week.

    I hope you have a great week!

    1. Karen,

      This recipe is GF but not DF ( of course you might be able to substitute a non dairy cream cheese. )
      Hope you try it

  6. Hi Judee,
    Great pancake recipe and so simple. These sound quite tasty too. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.

    1. Glad to share on Real Food Fridays on of my favorite carnivals.

  7. HI Judee,
    Just a note to let you know that I have chosen your post as one of my features for this weeks Real Food Fridays blog hop that goes live tonight @ 7pm EST. Thanks for being part of Real Food Fridays and sharing with up!

    1. Thanks so much for choosing this recipe. I really love it.

    2. Just found out I am pre diabetic. This recipe will be perfect. It will also work for passover. thanks!!

  8. Wow, they look delicious! Hard to believe they are no carb. :) Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    1. They taste great and for someone reducing carbs it's made in heaven. Of course the berries have carbs

  9. Blueberry pancakes are my favourite! Then again, aren't they everyone's?

  10. I like blueberries but there are none in the forest this year. To cold in spring, too dey in summer. :(

    1. Wow! you pick yours wild in the forest? That is awesome. They must taste amazing

  11. I had given up pancakes since doing no carbs but looks like I can have them again. Thanks for sharing your wonderful posts at Over The Moon Party.
    See you next week.

  12. You are welcome and I hope you enjoy these simple to make low carb gluten free pancakes

  13. What are the two ingredients? I saw more than 2 in the recipe with cream cheese, doesn’t that have carbs in it!


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