First you have to know that these Atkins diet recipe pancakes are fantastic with just a simple lemon juice from a bottle, but can be made into AWESOME with Meyer lemons, known for their sweet exta-lemony flavor.
What makes these pancakes so delicious and protein worthy? The secret is in the dairy but this time – no ricotta. Make them with low fat cottage cheese and you have a nice, light breakfast pancake that provides a good boost of protein for your morning breakfast.
I get Meyer lemons from my local Sprouts store in season November through March…. but when they are not in season, I have a special trick that can’t be beat making these protein pancakes out of this world. The secret is substituting the recipe’s 3 tablespoons coconut oil with Sutter Buttes Meyer Lemon California Extra Virgin Olive Oil that I get from Amazon (where I get a lot of my gourmet cooking products).
I also have on hand, a 4 oz. bottle of Meyer Lemon extract that can be added for extra flavor in a pinch.
This recipe is a gluten free version of the recipe found in the : Atkins®: Eat Right, Not Less cookbook.
- 1/2 cup Atkins Gluten Free All Purpose Lo Carb Baking Mix
- 1/3 cup Almond Meal Flour
- 2 teaspoons Baking Powder (Sodium Aluminum Sulfate, Double Acting)
- 3 large Eggs
- 1/2 cup Cottage Cheese 2% fat
- 1 Tablespoon grated Meyer lemon peal ( lemon zest )
- 2 Tablespoons Meyer lemon juiced
- 3 Tablespoons Sutter Buttes Meyer Lemon California Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
- Blend dry ingredients in a large bowl. Stir well.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, then mix in the cottage cheese, lemon zest, and lemon juice until well incorporated.
- Add liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and blend well.
- Slightly heat the Sutter Buttes Meyer Lemon California Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a skillet or griddle taking care not to overheat.
- Using a 1/4-cup measure, drop some batter onto the skillet or griddle. Cook 2 to 3 minutes until the edges start to firm and bubbles begin to form in the middle of each pancake.
- Coat the tops with a light layer of cooking spray. Flip the pancakes and cook another 1 to 2 minute or until firm. Serve immediately.
- Top with a glob of unsweetened Greek yogurt for even more protein or go guilt-free and top with all natural,, sugar free monk fruit sweetened maple syrup (only available online).
5.5 g Carbs per serving
346 Calories per serving
17.2 g Protein per serving
Find this and other delicious recipes in the new Atkins: Eat Right Not Less Guidebook to Living a Low-Carb and Low-Sugar Lifestyle!
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