Over the last several weeks I have been doing a lot of low carbing. I find that, personally, my body is just happier with less carbs (especially grains). Gluten hasn’t been on my radar for over a month either and I barely miss it. Of course, when I have the ferocious craving for toast, this amazing bread recipe comes to the rescue. Overall though, I’ve been sticking to low carb meals.
One of the recipes I’ve made what feels like dozens of times is the Low Carb Cream Cheese “Pancake”. I’ve seen a few recipes out there for it, but I wanted to share my version. It tastes like decadent cream cheesy French toast…without the toast. It’s one of my favourite breakfast recipes. Like ever. Serves 1.
Low Carb Cream Cheese Pancakes
- 2 organic eggs, beaten
- 3 ounces Kraft cream cheese, softened*
- 1-2 tbsp. heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Couple pinches of nutmeg
- 1-2 packets of Truvia
- Pinch of salt
*You can just heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds so it stirs easily into the eggs.
Stir all the ingredients together in a bowl. Pour half the batter into a pre-heated non-stick pan (with a little butter or coconut oil added to the pan). Cook until each side is done. Cook the other half of the batter. Makes 2 pancakes.
I like to top my “pancakes” with Truvia or even a little whipped cream. I love this pancake because there are little pockets of cream cheese inside the pancake – it just tastes so decadent, yet the whole recipe is about 3 carbs! Happy joy joy.
I’m so obsessed about cream cheese. I can’t help it. Just look at it! Mmmm…
While I’m still drooling about this recipe and the awesomeness of cream cheese, I want to give you guys the heads up about a campaign I’m doing with SheBlogs. Think free groceries – for a year! The Real Women of Philadelphia is making that dream possible for three grand prize winners, in the form of $10,000 gift certificates from your favourite grocery store. It sounds kind of like a good deal to me!
How to get a chance to win? Sign up for the Real Women of Philadelphia online community (super fun place for women who love to cook!) and automatically be entered into the sweepstakes. Weekly prizes will also be drawn for Free Philly for a year! Join the community and visit the site daily from Oct 15th – Nov 4th. Every time you post a comment anywhere on the site you automatically receive an entry to a maximum of 1 entry per day for 21 days.
Contest opened October 15th, 2012 and ends November 4, 2012.
In the meantime, you might just want to make these.
Are you a fanatic for cream cheese? Do you enjoy low carb recipes?
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