This post goes out to all of my diabetic readers.
Following a consistent carbohydrate budget can be really difficult sometimes. Especially on some of our traditional all carb meals like pasta and pancakes.
One 4″ pancake is 15 grams of carbohydrate. Most diabetic women get a budget of 45 grams of carbohydrate per meal (unless they’re abnormally active or tall). That means 3 small pancakes and you’re done. Or, if they made plate sized pancakes instead, one and your done.
Don’t even think about adding real syrup. 1/4 C of real syrup equates to an additional 60 grams of carbohydrate.
It’s way outside your budget.
Sure, you could use sugar-free syrup instead – but let’s be honest, that stuff tastes so bad why add it? Not to mention – it’s what I would call a FAKE food. Where are you going to find sugar-free syrup in nature? Exactly.
The Goal is not to Make a Person with Diabetes think their life is over…
“Whoa to me! I cannot have pancakes anymore. I doomed to live half a life!” Not even. Pancakes are doable. Syrup is not. Sometimes I ask them if they think syrup is really necessary – you should see their faces! It’s almost comical.
Pancakes can be decadent without syrup. I’m here to prove it.
Take a look at THESE!
You know what this means? Your life isn’t over… your life just got started!
Mmm! These pancakes were delightful.
Let’s get started!
You’re going to need these low carb foods:
Chobani Greek Yogurt – only 9 grams of carbohydrate per cup. We’ll only be eating about 1/2 a cup in one serving and that’s so low in carbs, we’re not going to count it.
Ghirardelli 60% Dark Cocoa Chips – these are the best thing ever for diabetics because 16 chips are only 8 grams of carbohydrate
Shelled Walnuts – Nuts are a basic non-carb food.
If you have all of that and some normal stuff like baking powder, wheat flour, milk, eggs, etc… then you’re ready to make pancakes!
Here’s the Recipe…
The trick is to poke the walnuts and chocolate chips into the pancake batter once you add them on top. That way they’ll be stuck in the middle like this…
Once you push them in, they’ll have no choice but to get nice and gooey on the inside of the pancake. Darn. ;)
Remember, no syrup.
You want to know why? There’s a simple answer: because you’re not a hummingbird and you don’t need to flap your wings 300 times per minute.
They would be the only ones that need a simple syrup in the morning.
Besides… this isn’t so bad.
I didn’t mind the lack of syrup at all.