I don’t know about you, but I am just not a fan of the typical keto egg-and-cream-cheese pancake. It’s ok, but a bit…meh. Sure, I could jazz it up. But if I’m cooking for a whole family, that’s a lot of work since I find you have to use moulds to keep them in shape until they set, over and over again…
The concept of the big-ass pancake (not to be confused with big ass pancake, because none of us want that), is one big lazy egg-meets-pancake concoction. It’s existed in the paleo-sphere for years, so this is not a new thing. I originally saw this idea on the Paleo Periodical, but of course I always alter recipes. A variation of this recipe was posted on my old website, as well, with truly terrible photography, and too many carbs because of the banana. Of course, if you’re not low-carb, or looking for a carb-up, you can stir into the batter a half or whole banana. Your choice. Add-ins are totally up to you. My favorite alternative is to add pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. Mmmmmmm.
The syrup in this image comes from here, from Ruled Me. Granted, I made mine with Stevia in the Raw instead of the erythritol. Total game-changer, having a keto-paleo-appropriate syrup to pour over everything. The 2nd sauce under the syrup is just butter and nut butter melted together
Ok, so here’s what I did:
Serves 2-4, depending on sides and appetites
2 Tbs coconut flour
1/3 c canned coconut milk
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp real vanilla extract
1 sour green apple, sliced
cinnamon to taste
nut butter of choice
First, in a cast-iron pan or broiler-safe pan, saute your sliced apple in some fat (butter) over medium heat with cinnamon until tender. Move your oven rack to it’s 2nd highest setting and turn on broiler to heat.
While that’s cooking, mix all of the rest of the pancake ingredients in blender, or magic bullet. When apples are tender, remove from pan. Add bit more fat to the pan and pour in your batter. Add apples on top.
Cover and fry until mostly set, but do not burn! When it begins to puff up, remove from burner and move (uncovered) to oven under broiler. Keep an eye on it! Do not return to surfing facebook! When it’s set and golden ontop, its done!
Carb counts (whole recipe without add-ons); eggs=2.4, coconut flour=6, coconut milk=2, green apple=11
For 1/4 recipe = Net 5 carbs