Low Carb Gingerbread Pancakes with Blueberry Butter

Monday, December 11, 2017 Alanna Figueira 0 Comments



I've been so crazy busy lately, between the holiday chaos, and school events, and my own Integrative Nutrition exams; I've hardly had time for new recipes.  But I've tested this one out a few times, each time getting a little closer to the results I was looking for and today I have it for ya!


So, some you of may know this already, but, I really like pancakes.  Really, really like them.  I have a few recipes already up on the blog.  Like these Death by Chocolate Pancakes, or these Pumpkin Spice Pancakes, or theses nut-free blueberry crumb ones. Or these amazing Paleo Pancakes- my go-to favorite pancake recipe!  I make them almost every weekend, but lately I have been sticking to a lower carb lifesyle and really enjoying the benefits. So, I've been skipping the pancakes and just stick to a collagen/MCT coffee and some bacon or eggs.  But I miss joining in on the pancake party, so naturally I decided to develop a recipe that would keep me feeling great and the kids could also enjoy.

 These are also paleo!  I've tried some of those cream cheese pancake recipes, but the truth is, I really can't have cream cheese even in small amounts. Boo. I did include butter, which agrees with me, but you can also use coconut oil.  You could add some sweetener of your choice, but I don't find it necessary.  I love the blueberry butter, its so simple and fresh and adds just the right touch of sweetness. 


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Tis' the season so I made these gingerbread flavored, but if you skip all the spices you could make regular pancakes.  I just love gingerbread flavored anything, in fact I've been dumping the spices into my coffee creamer.  SO good.  Without further ado...

Low Carb Gingerbread Pancakes with Blueberry Butter

Serves: 4
Nutrition (per serving)
Carbs:~4g net
Fat: 27g
Protein: 15g

Ingredients:

3/4 cup almond flour
2 Tbsp coconut flour
1/4 cup vanilla collagen fuel or collagen peptides
3 eggs
1/4 cup almond milk
4 Tbsp butter, melted 
2 tsp baking powder
1tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp each of allspice, clove, nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt

Directions:


Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl until smooth batter is formed

Fry batter in butter or coconut oil.  The smaller the pancake, the easier to flip.


Blueberry Butter

1/2 cup fresh blueberries
2 tbsp butter

Melt together in a small pan until blueberries are tender.



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