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Low Carb Cream Cheese “Pancakes”

Low Carb Cream Cheese Pancakes

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.

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Low Carb Cream Cheese Pancakes

  1. 2 organic eggs, beaten
  2. 3 ounces Kraft cream cheese, softened*
  3. 1-2 tbsp. heavy cream
  4. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  5. Couple pinches of nutmeg
  6. 1-2 packets of Truvia
  7. 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.

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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.

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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.

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Are you a fanatic for cream cheese? Do you enjoy low carb recipes?

Category: Breakfast, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Protein, Recipes | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 20 comments »

20 Responses to “Low Carb Cream Cheese “Pancakes””

  1. heidi kokborg

    Those pancakes look so tasty and delish! My body works best without too many carbs too, so I’ll definitely give thespancakes a try! ;)

  2. Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness

    these sound amazing! I would never think to add cream cheese to my pancakes!

  3. Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife

    yummy yummy yummy! I love different recipes for pancakes! these look so good!

  4. shannonmarie (rawdorable)

    I don’t do well with a lot of grains either. Love the photos.

  5. Miz

    Im a nice Jewish girl from Pa.
    HECK YES we always have cream cheese in the house :)

  6. Angela @ Happy Fit Mama

    Looks yummy! I’m always amazed at what can be done without grains.

  7. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    I love cream cheese and that saltiness it adds to a sweet dish like this one.

  8. Laura @ Mommy Run Fast

    Oh, wow- yum! I’m realizing my body does better on less grains too, but as a runner- I crave them! Trying to find that balance is tricky.

  9. Kierston

    Looks reallllll good!

  10. Kate @ Kate is eating

    Just when I think I can live without dairy… these pancakes need to be in my life now.

  11. Angie@Echoes of Laughter

    I love these pancakes Charissa! Fab post and photography! I am the ‘pinmistress’ for She Blog and I just pinned this to the Philly Contest board and the baking board. Happy Halloween! Angie xo

  12. Amy

    These pancakes are amazing!! I eat low carb high fat and so do my kids. They loved these also. Super easy and quick to make. Thanks so much :)

  13. Jennifer

    These were very good! I might use a little more cinnamon next time. I wish the cream cheese wasn’t so clumpy… think putting it in the microwave a little longer than 30 seconds will help?

  14. Charissa

    Jennifer – Glad that you enjoyed! You could put the cream cheese in the microwave longer & then stir it till smooth – 30 seconds is all mine needed. :)

  15. Stacy @Stacy Makes Cents

    Man – now I need pancakes. And it’s 10:40pm. Not a good combo. LOL I’ve made a variation of these before, but yours looks better. YUM.
    Thanks for linking at Trim Healthy Tuesday!

  16. tammy

    It looks like only one is a serving size?

  17. Charissa

    Yes, but it should fill the whole frying pan for one big pancake. Feel free to double!

  18. sl harrelson

    These pancakes resemble crepes to me. Very thin very good.

  19. Hilary Young

    Is this recipes more of a liquid than a traditional pancake recipe or did I do something wrong?

  20. Charissa

    Hilary, it should be more like a crepe.

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