“What was the greatest thing before sliced bread?”
One of the things I had to face if I was going to eat lo-carb was the absence of my favorite bread from my meals. That specific bread is called Seeduction and it’s made by Whole Foods. Of course, it’s available to me in limited amounts on my one cheat day per week and anytime I’m pissed off at my husband. How’s that working for you, you might ask.
Yes, I miss bread. I certainly missed it last Thursday when I came home from book club where the leader of the discussion brought lox, more commonly recognized as thinly sliced smoked salmon by us mid-westerners. She had brought more than an ample amount but it was competing with homemade muffins and homemade raspberry jam. And so a number of us took some lox home. And I wanted to enjoy it with diced green onion and cream cheese on a bagel. But the bagel was definitely out.
I did remember a breadish concoction that I tried and published on December 25, but that recipe involved beating egg whites and folding in ingredients. I wanted something quick and easy.
I decided to try the egg and almond flour with a bit of salt simply mixed together and fried like a pancake. Voila!
The pancake had a bit of a bread texture and was firm enough to hold ingredients. Here’s the exact ingredients I used in this concoction.
1/2 cup almond flour/meal
1/4 t salt
Mix everything together. Then, in a largish frying pan coated with a bit of olive oil or coconut oil, ladle in a small amount of batter. Fry for about a minute or so, flip, and do another minute.
I actually put the cream cheese into a small dish and zapped it for about 10 seconds. It was divinely spreadable.
I actually made 6 of these pancakes from the batter, three large and 3 smaller. The other five went into a container in the fridge. Today for lunch were having them topped with sloppy joe mixture and crowned with shredded cheese. There’ll also be some veggies on the side. A lovely lunch.
I’m guessing that the recipe could be altered with the salt omitted and Splenda added. This creation could be topped with berries and whipped cream. Next on my list of desserts to try!
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.