Whipping up some Low carb Pancakes for 1 is the perfect way to kick off a successful low carb day. They are super easy to make and unlike so many low carb pancake recipes, they aren't too fragile to flip on the griddle.
You can whisk or blend up a little batch of these pancakes just for you on the side when you make Saturday pancakes at home for the family and enjoy breakfast with everyone else.
I'm super fussy. I want my low carb comfort foods to be as much like the real deal as possible and these Low Carb Pancakes for 1 fit the bill.
I was inspired to develop this recipe after attempting an old 'induction' phase recipe that only calls for cream cheese and eggs. Let's just say the recipe was kinda' 'meh' and leave it at that. Feeling satisfied in every way with a meal is so important on a diet.
I added baking powder and a tiny bit of two other ingredients. Flax meal gives the pancakes a buttery flavor and cocnut flour, a fantastic texture. (oh yeah, and of course with coconut and flax you get the low carber's illusive friend: fiber!)
This recipe whips up fast in the blender. Because of the coconut flour and flax meal, I allow the batter to rest for 2-3 minutes while the griddle heats so that it has time to thicken up before I pour it out.
You are probably wondering if you can double or triple the recipe? Yes you can and I've sometimes quadrupled the recipe and still made it in my little Ninja blender. I can wrap and freeze leftovers for another day and they warm up in the microwave quite well.
One batch makes about 3 -4 inch pancakes (or one big one if you wish.) And while you are here be sure to grab my Zero Carb Golden Pancake Syrup recipe too. Enjoy! -Laura
Low Carb Pancakes for 1
- 1 oz Cream Cheese
- 1 large Egg
- 1 1/2 tsp . Coconut flour
- 1 1/2 tsp . Flax Meal
- 1/4 tsp . Baking powder
- 1/4 tsp . Vanilla extract
Pour all ingredients into a small blender cup and pulse until smooth and well mixed 10-20 seconds.
Allow batter to rest 2-5 minutes while heating a non-stick frying pan or griddle.
Pour out 3 pancakes onto medium-warm griddle. (Note: Cook these at a slightly lower temperature than regular pancakes, so they don't burn on the outside before they cook in the middle.)
Flip pancakes when they bubble up on top.
Allow to cook about 1-2 more minutes and serve hot.
Recipe Notes5.5 total grams carbohydrate, or 3.2 net carbs for entire recipe.
P.S. Oh and in case you are wondering I still like my Success Low Carb Pancakes recipe and use it if I have cottage cheese in the house. Nice to have options, isn't it? 🙂