Low-Carb Puff Pancake

Monday, March 24, 2014
Have you ever heard of a Dutch Baby? How about a Swedish Puff? German Pancakes? If you haven't, then you might be wondering just what that is -- well what it is, is a cross between a soufflé, an omelet and a pancake. They are all puffed (the egg mixture billows up to unbelievable heights) and crispy around the edges while retaining a custardy, pancake-like tenderness in the middle). Other names this terrific (and simple) dish goes by are Bismarck Pancake, Pannenkoeken and David Eyre's Pancake and akin dishes are popovers and Yorkshire Pudding. AND they are easily made into low-carb wonderfulness!!

I recently went on about how variety keeps us going -- well breakfast is a meal with LOTS of variety here. Mr. Dreamy actually has an ongoing list of the foods we eat *regularly* for breakfast -- something new, this Puff Pancake is number 30 on his list. NEW only because I recently thought to give this old family favorite a low-carb remix. 

Low Carb Puff Pancake

2 Tbsp butter
3 eggs
1/4 c granulated sweetener
1/2 c almond flour
1/4 c whey protein powder (such as Jay Robb Whey Protein
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 c unsweetened almond milk (regular or vanilla)
1/4 c heavy cream
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Preheat oven to 400°F. Place 10-inch cast iron skillet (you could use a 9×13 casserole dish instead) into oven as it preheats, and add butter and allow to melt as you mix up the batter.
In a mixing bowl whisk together all other ingredients, until well blended (you could do this all in the cup of a blender but I find that more mess to clean up).
Pour batter into preheated skillet, and swirl with melted butter to blend it in briefly.
Bake for 20 minutes, not opening the door of the oven during the baking -- not even for photos, lol.
Serve with fresh or frozen low-carb berries, Sugar Free Jam, and/or Sugar Free Maple Syrup.
On this particular morning, our choice was sugar-free apricot jam and sugar-free maple syrup -- extra yummy!!
And not much leftover, lol!!

This recipe makes 4 servings -- each contains 298 calories, 4.61g carbs, 1.7g fiber = 2.91g net carbs. These stats are for the puff pancake only. You need to consider any toppings in your daily allowance of net carbs.