[center] Guilt-Inducing Pancakes… That Won’t Make You Fat[/center]
There are just some foods that I can never eat again, I used to think.
Given the “slippery slope” phenomenon and the addictive nature of certain fattening foods, I assumed that after I’d gone from fat boy to fit boy with the V-Diet and Velocity Life, I’d never again be able to eat things like muffins, breads, cookies, pancakes…
Mmm, pancakes. The very thought takes me back to childhood. “Silver dollar pancakes” were the only thing I ever remember my father cooking. Fluffy, buttery, a little crispy on the outside, moist decadence on the inside. Add 2.5 pounds of syrup and I was one happy fat kid…
…who got even fatter as the years went on, thanks in part to a serious carb addiction and phobia of all things green and leafy.
Thankfully, the gym-bug bit me hard and the <a href="http://velocity.tmuscle.com/free_online_program/sports_body_training_diet_velocity/velocity_diet_30#velocity-diet-3-0"target=“new”>V-Diet cured my food issues. These days I actually have abs (thought for a while I’d been mysteriously born without those muscles). What I don’t have is pancakes for breakfast.
Thanks again to the miracle of <a href="http://velocity.tmuscle.com/free_online_forum/diet_blog_hammer_velocity_shugart/the_almond_flour_cure"target=“new”>almond flour and coconut oil, pancakes are once again on the menu at casa de Shugart. And they’re damn close to the real thing, even though they’re low carb and filled with healthy keep-ya-lean-and-frisky fats. They taste so good you’ll feel guilty for eating them. Check it out.
[center]Guilt-Inducing Pancakes [/center]
1 cup almond flour (blanched is best)
2 omega-3 enriched eggs, brought to room temp
2 tablespoons of coconut oil, virgin
1/4 cup warm water or sparkling water (which is supposed to make them fluffier)
1/4 teaspoon natural pink sea salt
1 tablespoon Splenda or sweetener of choice
Making the Stuff
Mix all the ingredients together. A hand mixer works best here. Cook as you would regular pancakes. I use a shot of Pam and either a nonstick griddle or pan. Flip when they get bubbly on top.
If your house is on the cooler side, your coconut oil may be solid. In that case, heat it up a bit until it’s liquid. Also, if you add eggs straight from the fridge their coldness can re-solidify the oil, so bring them to room temp and be sure to use warm water. (No big deal though; coconut oil lumps are tasty.)
For extra flavor without extra calories, add cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, or Mapleline (a calorie-free maple syrup flavoring).
Now, how do you top these bad boys without adding 8000 calories of syrup? Personally, I have them with a pat of Smart Balance butter and scrambled eggs and don’t even miss the syrup, but sugar-free preserves are a great choice if you prefer a topping. Also, you can get sugar-free syrup and honey, but beware of the sugar alcohols. Or at least don’t plan on standing around in a crowded elevator for long periods, or you may get charged with bio-terrorism.
Try these out for your <a href="http://velocity.tmuscle.com/free_online_program/sports_body_training_diet_velocity/velocity_diet_30#velocity-diet-3-0"target=“new”>V-Diet HSM or post-V-Diet eating plan and let me know what you think!