Low Carb Pancakes and Waffles

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3 minutes
October 28, 2021
Carole Jones
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….
 
Low Carb Pancakes and Waffles
 
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.
 
Low Carb Pancakes and Waffles
 

These pancakes are my salvation right now.  I eat them almost every morning…honest!  They were created in a scramble one morning.  I had been using a similar pancake recipe with low fat ricotta cheese, but I was out.  All I had was low fat cream cheese, so I gave it a try.  AMAZING!!!!  Dukan requires us to eat 2 Tb of oat bran everyday, so we began adding that to the original recipe and viola!  A low carb pancake that is awfully darn outstanding….but please remember I am also a bit carb deprived at the moment so anything that resembles a real carb is complete heaven for me 🙂

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Low Carb Pancakes and Waffles

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Ingredients

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  • 1/4 C low fat cream cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 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)

Instructions

  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!
  • Author: Carole Jones

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/5th
  • Calories: 145
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 146mg
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 26g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 80mg

Carole Jones

Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.

65 comments

Kim
7 years ago

This recipie saved my diet!!!!!

Carole
7 years ago

Fab, right Kim?!?!

Kay
7 years ago

What’s the nutrition on these?

Carole
7 years ago

Hey Kay! I don’t have exact numbers but you can certainly use an online nutritional calculator to get what you need.

David Farrar
7 years ago

Since egg whites are the bad cholesterol (LDL) and egg yokes are the good cholesterol (HDL), l wonder, I can, make these pancakes with just the egg yokes?

Carole
7 years ago

Hey David! I’ve never tried that but you can certainly try. My bigger health concern is the extra fat and calories that would add, but I guess if cholesterol is your focus, then go for it.

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