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Lori's (LuAnn's) Low-Carb Almond Pancakes :rectnt

Lori's (LuAnn's) Low-Carb Almond Pancakes

This reposting of the recipe is identical to the first posting, except I altered the reference to the recipe being gluten free. It is still possible to make the pancakes gluten free, but be careful to check the protein powder label - some are, some aren't!

I thought maybe some of you here would be interested in trying these unusual and unusually delicious, satisfying low-carb pancakes*. Despite their unconventional ingredients, these high-protein pancakes are surprisingly fluffy and attractive - perfectly suitable for the family breakfast table.

Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Cook Time: 6-8 minutes

Makes 6 (4-inch) pancakes

Ingredients:

2 whole eggs, separated
1/4 cup water
2/3 cup almond meal (flour)
1 (1/3-cup) scoop vanilla-flavored low-carb/high protein powder (I tested with Fast Track's Protein Freeze) powder
2 Tablespoons ground flax seed meal
1/4 teaspoon salt
Non-stick cooking spray
Toppings (optional):
Sugar-free syrup
Fresh fruit

Instructions:

Carefully separate the eggs, placing the yolks in a mixing bowl and the whites in a separate small bowl.
Set the egg whites aside.
Whisk the water into the egg yolks in the mixing bowl until smooth.
Add the almond meal, protein powder, flax seeds and salt.
Stir until well mixed. (Mixture will be thick).
Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form.
Fold the egg whites into the almond meal mixture until moderately well mixed. (Some small flecks of egg white may remain).
Spray a large, heavy, flat-bottomed skillet or pancake griddle with non-stick cooking spray.
Preheat to medium heat.
Spoon the batter onto the heated skillet or griddle, forming four 4-inch pancakes.
Cook on the first sides until the edges appear dry, bubbles cover the tops of the pancakes and the undersides are lightly browned.
Flip and cook until the second sides are also lightly browned.
Serve hot, with toppings, if desired.


*may be made gluten-free also, depending on protein powder used; check labels.

Nutrition Profile (without optional toppings):
Calories: 116
Fat: 8g
Protein: 9g
Carbs: 4g
Fiber: 2g
Sugar: 1g
Cholesterol: 80mg
Sodium: 152mg

Source: Fast Track to Fat Loss fitness website; recipe developed and written by LuAnn Bermeo, Fast Track's recipe editor. (These are called "Lori's" pancakes because the recipe was submitted by Fast Track member, Lori; however, it was I, who as Fast Track's recipe editor, who tested and further developed the recipe, making several ingredient changes which bring it closer to Fast Track guidelines - doing a nutrition analysis in the process, then rewrote the new recipe, before publishing it to the website. I could just as well call them "LuAnn's Low-Carb Almond Pancakes" Posted by LuAnn (TQ)

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