OK, I know I've been on quite the low carb pancake tangent lately, but THESE! Seriously, these are yummtastic. Yummazing? Ya, they're really good. They just might be my favorite recipe I've ever done. Ever. OK, that might be my paleo apple crisp recipe, but that's not low carb...ooo, I wonder if I could tweak that low carb...
That would be brilliant!
You know, bloggers area always talking seo this and seo that (seo stands for search engine optimization if you're not a blogger) and I'm just over here yammering. I'm pretty sure when google's spider crawlers (anyone shiver at that word picture? eesh) get to FitViews they just think, "Yeesh, this person was drunk when they wrote this," and move on. Ha ha ha!
Anyway, pancakes. Hot Cocoa Low Carb Pancakes no less. So good.
As I've mentioned before I'm back to low carb and developing new recipes to make it easier to stick with. I find I just plain feel great when I eat lower carb, and I definitely have better progress with weight loss when I eat this way. I admit it can be a challenge to stick with, but with these pancakes? Who can feel deprived? Not me. YUM.
Whether you're seriously bored on your egg fast or just a low carb or keto style eater these Hot Cocoa Low Carb Pancakes are for you! With only 6 grams of carbs for the ENTIRE RECIPE (4 grams net carbs) they'll fit nicely in your plan. They're a quick and super easy breakfast option. Plus, yes, they're delicious! They really do taste like hot cocoa. I could really eat them every. single. day. Plus, they're oh so appropriate for this time of year. OK, who am I kidding, I will eat them year-round.
And? If eating these for lunch is wrong, I don't want to be right.
This recipe makes 3 or 4 decent sized pancakes and comes in at 360 calories according to my tracking in My Fitness Pal. I generally eat the whole thing and double the batch if hubby wants some too. It easily doubles or triples or quadruples...to feed however many you'd like. I love to make a giant batch on Sunday and have them ready for the week. Just reheat in the microwave and go.
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LOW CARB Hot Cocoa PANCAKES
For this recipe you'll need:
A mixing bowl (I like to use a large glass measuring cup to easily pour the batter in the skillet), a hand mixer, measuring spoons, a small non-stick skillet (I love my Non-Stick Ceramic Skillet), and a spatula that won't scratchyour skillet.
2 oz Cream cheese softened
1/2 tsp Vanilla
2 Packets stevia or other low carb sweetener (I used Truvia)
1 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder
Gheefor the skillet
The cream cheese will blend better if it is softened. You can either just let it sit on the counter for a bit or soften it in the microwave for 30ish seconds. Also, this batter will be very runny.
For a special treat serve them with a little heavy whipping cream.
These Hot Cocoa Low Carb Pancakes are seriously delicious, and an amazing option if you're tired of traditional low carb ways to have eggs. In describing them I'd say maybe a tad bit crepe-like in consistency. Definitely not the consistency of a traditional wheat flour pancake, but an amazing treat when you're egg-fasting, low carb, or keto!
Let me know if you try them.