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Debbie Cusick's Pancakes

Well, here's how I make pancakes:

1/2 cup 0-carb vanilla protein power
1/4 cup nut meal or flax meal
1 tbsp. baking powder
Sweetener equivalent to 1-2 packets (optional, I usually skip it)
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
Water to desired thickness, about 3/4 cups

Mix all ingredients together with a wire whisk or hand mixer. Allow mixture to sit a few minutes. If at the right consistency the mixture will seem pretty thin. Cook on a greased, pre-heated griddle (I just spray the griddle with Pam). Mixture will seem pretty thin and runny when you pour it on the griddle but it puffs up nicely when it cooks. However because it is runny you don't get nice round pancakes, but more irregular shapes. Makes about a dozen pancakes and serves two. The only carbohydrate comes from the flax meal that has 8g carbohydrates per 1/4 cup but also 8g fibre. I don't have the carbohydrate count for nut meal right now. I served them topped with fresh strawberries that have gone through the microwave a bit to create more of a strawberry syrup.

When I am making nut butter I do add a little oil when the butter is reaching a pretty chopped up consistency. For peanut butter I add peanut oil, and for almond butter I add almond oil - but you don't have to do that. Any mild oil should do. I can't remember the exact proportions but it's about 2-3 tbsp. of oil for a 12-oz bottle of peanuts - so you should be able to figure out proportions from there.