Panfakes. Not pancakes. Panfakes.
While I was on a strict paleo regime, I tried to recreate many of my favorite foods. One of them was pancakes. There are many recipes out there for panfakes. One I tried used bananas, protein powder, and eggs. They were gross. I also tried using just bananas, eggs, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Again, it just wasn’t really giving me the pancake experience.
The other night while searching for healthy recipes for breakfast, I cam across this post from the blog I Breathe…I’m Hungry…. In the description, it said that these pancakes taste like skinny fried cheesecakes. I was sold. I was also skeptical just because I’ve had issues with panfakes, but these sounded promising since I love cream cheese.
Low Carb & Gluten Free Cream Cheese Panfakes (Pancakes)
This recipe made about 7 panfakes, but of course that depends on how big or small you make them.
4oz cream cheese (full fat or low fat)
2 teaspoons sugar of your choice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
My “batter” came out really lumpy. I have no idea if this is normal. Next time , I may try creaming the sugar and cream cheese together before adding the eggs.
Heat a skillet of some sort to medium heat. You NEED to grease the skillet. I used Pam. You can use butter if you like.
My skillet only had room for one panfake at a time. I made them a little large. I took a small ladle and poured the “batter” in the skillet and spread it out a bit. These cook pretty quickly. This batter does not rise. There will be some bubbling. It takes about 2 or 3 minutes to cook one side. Flip it over and cook the other side for about a minute. These will be very thing! Grease the skillet every time you cook a new panfake.
This is what it looks like when they are done!
These were surprisingly good! This is the most pancake-y tasting panfake I ever had. When you bit into a small chunk of cream cheese, it did taste a little bit like a cheese cake! It is not a bread/cake like texture with a real pancake, but I didn’t really notice. It’s more like a crepe. I didn’t even use sugar free syrup or anything to eat these. I liked them plain.
I made enough to have for breakfast for 3 days. I had a side of ham and a banana with them. I kept the left overs covered in the fridge. I warmed them up in the microwave and they tasted just fine!
I will definitely make more of these. I feel like you could do a lot with these panfakes because they are so thin almost like a crepe. I may have to think of some ideas soon to use these with.
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