My goodness!! I mentioned my low carb pancakes in jest last week, but received many emails asking for the recipe and details about my diet. Those who were hoping to know what I did with that leftover chocolate ganache will have to come back next week....sorry!
I began this diet 20 weeks ago and have lost 40 pounds. As I mentioned in a previous post, after having baby #6, my normal, gradual weight loss never kicked it....probably because I will be kissing the grand old age of 40 here in a few months. I reached my breaking point this spring after gaining more weight and was at the same weight as when I was 9 months pregnant. I was done! I 100% committed to this lifestyle and have never looked back. I even convinced my hubby to join me and he has lost 45 pounds. While I am thrilled for him, it is so unfair that he has lost more than me. He started 3 weeks after I did and has cheated along the way!!! Stupid male metabolism....
So what lifestyle have we adopted??? We are proud, card-carrying members of the Dukan Diet. Extreme, yes. Difficult, yes. Results, yes! As a bonus side effect for me though (and just as exciting as the weight loss), the pancreatitis I have suffered through over the past 5 years has completely turned around on this diet.
(makes 4 pancakes)
1/4 C low fat cream cheese
2 Tb oat bran (you can leave this out if you need pure protein)
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp baking powder
1 Tb or less of sweetener (I use Truvia)
1. Heat your griddle over medium heat, or preheat your waffle iron. In a small glass bowl, microwave your cream cheese until soft, about 20-30 seconds. Beat with a fork. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until completely mixed in. Add your remaining ingredients and mix them in with your fork. Pour your batter onto your griddle or waffle iron and cook as you would normal pancakes!
*For freezer, allow the pancakes to cool then spread them in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Freeze until hard, then seal them in a freezer bag. To thaw, just stick them in the toaster!