Saturday, January 16, 2010

{faux pancakes}

Have you ever wanted to cut down on breads and flour? (like me because I am obsessed with all things bakery and had an overload of croissants & baguettes yesterday @ Tartine)  May I then suggest a faux pancake.  What's in it you ask..




2  EGG WHITES + 1 WHOLE EGG
1/4 TEASPOON VANILLA
1 TEASPOON RAW SUGAR OR OTHER SWEETENER
FRESH FRUIT & NUTS
SMALL BIT OF PURE MAPLE SYRUP

Very simple to make and I think they taste pretty eggy...but good.



The eggs in the crepe-like pancake give you a protein boost.  Whisk together the eggs white, whole egg, vanilla, & sweetener in a bowl, pour mixture into a nonstick pan over medium-high heat.  when batter is firm on one side, flip it over.  Once fully cooked, place on plate, top with fruit and syrup.

***I actually put a little bit of flax oil onto the pan before I put the egg mixture on to cook & it worked great.  Also I didn't need maple syrup because I just added a little more agave to the mixture to help sweeten it a bit more.  The kids like it and I thought it was a simple and easy way to mix up the usual pancake regimen.  Plus it is very healthy.

14 comments:

Niki {A*Lovely*Lifestyle} said...

tomorrow morning.

nuff said.

Brandy said...

those look YUMMY!

angela hardison said...

sounds yummy... i will be trying this.

domestic bliss said...

YUM! This looks so good. We will definitely try it out!
Thanks for sharing!
K

Design Wanna-be said...

Looks like the real thing!

GiGi said...

okay-if you think those are a bit too "egg-y", try this recipe:

1 cup egg beaters (or whites)
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup cottage cheese

(I add vanilla extract and cinnamon)

mix all in blender--VOILA! Protein Pancakes.

I can't remember where I first saw this recipe, but I have been making them for years!!

Great with fresh fruit, yogurt, or maple syrup!

this blessed nest said...

you were reading my mind this evening. i was thinking of how i could make a lowfat pancake for tomorrow morning.
ugh, the lbs. of the holidays & on going...they must take up shelter elsewhere.

happy weekend!

btw, i must say you have been one.busy.lady.&.mama! how do you do it all? is it the nuts & eggs in the pancakes? :)

laura said...

I"ll have to try those. Sounds good!

GiGi said...

YES! friends forever!

always a *treat* to find a fellow foodie!
let me know if you tried them!

thedomesticfringe said...

These sound good. I love crepe and this sounds similar, so I'll have to try it. Thanks.

-FringeGirl

Lori said...

Thanks for sharing...that looks simply delicious. I really like AGAVE. It's a great substitute.

sherry said...

I'm sold. Now I need to look up your post on a certain little grainy friend I remember...

Amanda said...

I tried them-- super yummy! I ate them with peanut butter (even more protein!) and a little syrup. The PB made them taste a lot less egg-y.

jt said...

we had these today...great when you need just a couple and in a hurry. Thanks!