There are low carbers who believe we should eliminate all sweets from our diets. They contend that replacing real sugars with artificial sweeteners, or even Stevia, will only continue our cravings for carbohydrates. They may have a point. Unfortunately, I am not ready to give up all sweet treats. I would feel like I was in diet prison, not the full rich life I want to live. If I am sticking to this long term, I cannot feel deprived.
This breakfast treat will take you back to the old days of french toast swimming in butter and maple syrup. This German pancake is not a treat I will fix everyday, but it certainly leaves me feeling spoiled, not deprived. It is easier than flipping pancakes too. I got the original recipe from the Stella Style board, from OceanDreaming. She got it from another board, so who is to credit? I dunno. By my calculations, these Dutch Babies have only 4-5 carbs per serving, and a bit over 400 calories before the syrup or toppings of your choice. That will fit in to most plans.
I added cinnamon and syrup. Not too much syrup because of the sugar alcohols. The original recipe called for a topping of sour cream and strawberries. Have fun and do what you want.
Cinnamon Dutch Babies
This is one of the recipes included in my new cookbook project, Low Carbing Among Friends.
This recipe is available in the book, along with over 60 additional 24/7 Low Carb Diner recipes. By ordering the book, you get more than 300 favorite gluten free recipes from four other well known low carb cooking experts…Jennifer Eloff of Splendid Low Carbing cookbook fame, Kent Altena, the Atkins Diet Geek and You Tube star, nutritionist and author Maria Emmerich of Maria’s Nutritious and Delicious Journal, and popular blogger and food stylist, Carolyn Ketchum of All Day I Dream About Food. Unlike any other cookbook you may own, this one is a compilation of mini cookbooks featuring the talents of these well known low carbers. Think of it as a “best of” project.
Low Carbing Among Friends also features recipes from numerous other talented low carbing friends and recommendations from the medical community who recognize the health benefits of low carb, gluten free living. To preorder your copy, visit http://www.amongfriends.us The official release date is 11/11/11, so pre-order now for a discount.