Diabetic Friendly Pancakes!

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Yummy, Pancakes!

Last night, we had a treat for dinner!  Pancakes with sweet syrup, fresh strawberries and silky, smooth whip cream.  It was heaven!  As most diabetics know, pancakes are a generally a “once in a blue moon” treat.  The carb count in a single pancake can be down right scary!  But, with this simple recipe, you can enjoy this special treat without worrying about dropping to the floor in a diabetic coma!  

A quick tip – choose the right syrup carefully.  There are a lot of syrup’s out there that claim to be diabetic friendly and sugar free, but are packed with carbs per tablespoon.  I finally found a syrup that is only 8 carbs per 1/4 cup.  Mrs Butterworth’s Sugar-Free syrup is great for treats like this and there is no guilt when it comes to sticking with a diabetic diet!  And, if someone needs more than a 1/4 cup of syrup on their pancake, well, I am not sure what to suggest to them :)  Oh, and the kids love the syrup too!

Diabetic Friendly Pancakes

Ingredients


1/2 cups Flour, whole wheat
1/2 cups flour, all-purpose
1/4 cups wheat germ, toasted
1 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar substitute
1 large egg
1 1/4 cup milk
4 teaspoons margarine

Directions

  • Stir together flours, wheat germ, baking powder and sugar substitute in a medium bowl until well mixed.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together egg and milk; add all at once to the flour mixture and stir until just combined.
  • Heat a griddle or non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with cooking spray. (It should be hot enough so that when you sprinkle drops of water on the surface, they dance.)
  • Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to measure and pour the cakes. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes or until bubbles appear on the surface.
  • Turn when bubbles come to the surface and pop, and the edges are slightly dry.
  • Remove from pan when bottom is lightly brown, about 1 to 2 more minutes. 
Once the pancakes are cooked, I cut up strawberries and added a drizzle of syrup.  I also added two tablespoons of whip cream (2 carbs per 2 tbsp) to the top so I didn’t feel like I was missing anything everyone else was having!  It was great and I really enjoyed it.
 
Being diabetic is not easy.  I became a Type 1 diabetic in August of 2013 because of a Lupus attack on my pancreas.  I honestly never thought that healthy eating or food selection would ever be part of my life.  However, everyday I must make wise choices when it comes to what I eat or put in my body.  I want to enjoy a long and healthy life but because of my medical issues, I must be extra careful.  It is nice to be able to have a treat now and then and there are now so many diabetic recipes out there that make it more enjoyable for those of us who have no choice but to eat healthy.  
 
The total carbs per pancake, without syrup is 36g – not bad for a treat!!!
 
 

So Yummy, Diabetic Pancakes

 

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