February 27, 2017

Pancake Day

When I was a kid, I used to love Pancake Day. It wasn’t just that I liked the pancakes themselves, I also liked the small ritual of making the batter and the fun of flipping them in the pan – which sometimes went wrong, of course. Pancakes are tasty and fun for kids and we’ll be making a few after school on Tuesday. Just because you have T2D, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on them and here’s a suitably low carb recipe:

Low Carb Pancakes


– 170 grams of coconut flour

– 3 tablespoonfuls of Truvia granulated sweetener. Or erithrytol, if you like.

– ½ teaspoonful of baking powder

– ½ teaspoonful of salt

– 85 grams of butter, melted

– ½ teaspoonful of vanilla extract

– 255 of sparkling water

– 6 large eggs



– In a large bowl, whisk flour, sweetener, baking powder and salt.

– Add the eggs, butter and vanilla and stir to combine.

– Add the water and stir until smooth.

– Let the mix rest for a few minutes, to thicken.

– Shallow fry pancakes in the usual way, adding a 2 or 3 tablespoonfuls of batter mix to the hot pan with some melted butter, flip when the first side becomes golden brown.

– Serve with lemon juice and granulated sweetener, or perhaps raspberries and crème fraiche, or chopped apple and cinnamon.

This mix makes about 12 pancakes. There are 5.85 grams of carbs per 2 pancakes and 181 calories.

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