Carb Swap- A Great Alternative Pancake

Feb 11, 2010


I’ve started reducing our sugar intake thanks to The Belly Fat Cure and half a dozen other resources that have scared the ever-living-shit out of me in regards to sugar.


Sweet, lovely, death.

Anyway, so I’ve cut back on our sugar. Turns out? You only need about 15g of sugar A DAY to live. I KNOW! RIGHT? Crazy effers. But it’s true. I started this and am living to talk about it.

The kids, tho, are a harder sell.

So in the spirit of keeping our favorite foods around, and believe me when I tell you my son is a pancake connoisseur, (he man knows his pancakes) I’m adopting this new recipe for a healthier, lower carb pancake.


2 1/3 cups Organic Soy Flour
2 TBSP. plus 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Xylitol
1/2 tsp. Salt
4 eggs
1 1/3 cups half and half
1/3 cups Almost Breeze Vanilla Unsweetened Almond Milk
2/3 cup water
5 Tbsp melted butter, divided

To make:
1. Sift together the flour, baking powder, xylitol, and salt in to a large bowl; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, half-and-half, almost milk and water until blended.

2. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients.  Pour wet ingredients in to the well and stir until just combined.  Blend in 4 Tbsp. of the melted butter.

3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the remaining Tbsp. of butter to the pan. Add about 1/3 cup of batter per pancake and cook until golden and bubbly. Flip over and cook about 45 seconds more. Repeat until the batter is gone.

4. Top each take of pancakes with a Tbsp of butter and serve with a side of Joseph’s Sugar Free Maple Syrup. Optional: Blueberries!



  1. I just bought that book, and you nailed it with DEATH IN A PACKET ZOMG. I used to think it was just HFCS that I had to watch for, but the older I get, the more I realize that any kind of sugar makes me feel bloated and uncomfortable.

    Could I make these pancakes with all purpose flour instead of soy? I don’t care for the taste.

    By Elizabeth on 2010 03 08

  2. If you would like to scare yourself about all kinds of other things, like Tofu, definitely get the new Jillian Michaels book. I am concerned between ‘The Omnivores Dilemma’ ‘Real Food’ and the new Jillian Michael’s book (name esecapes me right now) that I will never be able to eat much of anything without a guilty conscience.

    PS - Congrats on getting healthy and dragging your family along. That’s awesome!

    By Anne-Marie Faiola on 2010 05 20

  3. thanks for sharing

    By linksoflondon on 2010 07 30