Low Carb Recipes for the Low Carb Lifestyle

Monday, February 13, 2012


*INDUCTION RECIPE* These flax pancakes are a wonderful variation if you are stuck in the eggs-and-bacon breakfast routine.  They also have tons of fiber, which is always a great thing to, um.....get your plumbing going.  Dr. Atkins recommends 2 Tbsp of flax every day so this is an easy way to meet that suggestion.  These pancakes are a variation of Sugar Free Sheila's Delicious Low-Carb Pancakes in the sense that it's basically her recipe but with the flax added.  Without the flax I thought these tasted a little eggy but the flax makes them taste more like grain pancakes.  She doesn't explain whether to use the sugar free syrup on top as pancake syrup or in the batter.  I've tried both and I think I like a bit in the batter AND some on top! Hey, I have a major sweet tooth! :)  *Flaxmeal can be found at most major retailers.  I've found the most easily accessible is Bob's Mill and I get it at Ralphs or Albertsons in the baking isle.  P.S.  My 2 year old thinks these are pretty good too.  She certainly prefers "real" pancakes but she will try to steal a few bites of mine. *INDUCTION FRIENDLY*

This recipe serves 1 (I make 2 large pancakes with it) for a total of 6 carbs.

3 oz regular cream cheese (softened in microwave)
2 eggs
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 Tbsp sugar free vanilla syrup (or experiment with other flavors)
2 Tbsp ground flaxmeal
a bit of butter to melt on top!

Beat together thoroughly (NO LUMPS so make sure that cream cheese is very soft).  Pour on a cooking-sprayed skillet that has been pre-heated on medium.  Cook for about 4 minutes, or until underside is browned, then flip for another 1-2 minutes.


  1. Thank you for a great breakfast option. These were really good. Don't forget to pour on the SF pancake syrup!

    1. Glad you liked it! You can play with the flavors with banana extract, almond extract, etc. Yum!

  2. Is flaxmeal the same as flax seed just ground up?

    1. Hi Jamie, yes flax meal is flax seed that has been ground. You can buy it pre-ground or grind it yourself in a coffee grinder or any other grinding tool you have. I prefer to buy golden flax meal as it has the lightest taste.

  3. I tried these pancakes this morning they were really good! Mine were not as light in color like the picture. Wondering if I can reduce the amount of cinnamon if that might lighten the color?
    I'm so grateful that I found this site. I have a lot of weight to lose, and recipes like this will certainly help.

  4. Just made these this morning. This is a great fix for pancakes cravings. I had to come here and make sure it was only one serving because it seemed like a lot. Worth all 6nc! 4 stars!