Low Carb, Fruit and Nut Free, Paleo Pancakes

I get it. Restrictive diets are tough man. This recipe is one I’ve developed and continued to adjust during different rotation/elimination/what-the-hell-can-i-eat diets.

It’s gluten free, paleo, fruit free, nut free, low carb, zero sugar of any kind, SCD friendly, and keto friendly.

It can be enjoyed “savory” or “sweet”, with a few ingredient tweaks. The consistency is right on and it holds up perfectly in the pan (I recommend investing in a NON non-stick pan btw).

 

ZERO SUGAR, LOW CARB PANCAKES

Serves 1

 

Ingredients:

2 eggs (or 1 egg and 1-2 egg white(s), depending on your preference/taste)

1/4 cup cooked cauliflower rice (make sure there’s no liquid)

1/2 tbsp coconut flour

1/8 tsp baking soda

1 tsp vanilla extract

cinnamon, as much as you’d like

cocao nibs or cocao powder (optional)

 

Directions:

Whisk eggs then mix in cauliflower rice, coconut flour, baking soda, vanilla extract, cinnamon and cocao nibs (these are optional). Cook on a skillet with coconut oil or ghee.

 

Sweentess:

Okay so obviously this isn’t the sweetest pancake ever. However, with an open mind, you can enjoy these and feel like you’re getting a special meal, even on a restrictive diet. It’s also great for people who want to eat eggs but don’t want to eat eggs (as the other ingredients hide the consistency and taste of them). The vanilla extract and cinnamon make for a “sweeter” vibe, especially if they’re topped with some almond butter (or pumpkin seed butter, etc). Adding some cocao powder to the batter if you can eat it right now reallyy takes it up a notch in every way. Vanilla ghee can be used instead of coconut oil in the pan for extra sweet/vanilla flavor. If you’d like, you can also add some warmed berries, coconut shreds, and/or additional cinnamon on top.

 

To make savory pancakes:

Leave out the vanilla and cinnamon (and cocao) and instead add some herbs of your choice or just cook plain. Top with sauteed spinach and bell peppers or roasted broccoli, avocado, green onion.

 

Vegans:

You can try replacing the eggs with chia mix. I haven’t tried it yet but if you do – let me know how it goes!

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