This recipe is enough for 2 people, either 3-4 small pancakes or two small waffles*. We like the ceramic, non-stick Oster waffle iron, as then, from start to finish this recipe takes 5-minutes (and there is no teflon toxins from a regular waffle/non-stick pan).
- 1-3 Tbsp. Butter, Ghee or Coconut oil
- 2 Eggs
- 1 c. Pecans
- 1-2 Tbsp. sunflower or other oil (optional for pancakes)
- 1/4-1/2 tsp. gluten-free/aluminum-free Baking soda
- 1-2 tsp. almond or vanilla extract
- Approx. 2 Tbsp. Milk- (any type of milk will do!)
1 cup pecans -FIRST grind these in a small Cuisinart
TURN THE HEAT ON LOW (or plug in your waffle iron) WHEN YOU START GRINDING/MIXING INGREDIENTS TOGETHER AND THEN THE PAN WILL BE PERFECTLY HEATED WHEN READY TO SCRAPE the mix ONTO THE PAN.
Once the pecans are mostly ground up, then add the rest of the ingredients:
eggs, baking soda, vanilla or almond extract (almond is tastier), hemp or almond milk & the sunflower or other oil if making waffles.
Add butter to pan- if smoking, then it is TOO HOT. (Do not let oils smoke!)
Scrape the batter onto the waffle iron or pan and grill like a regular pancake. COOK ON LOW TEMP IN A NON-STICK PAN WITH BUTTER OR in a waffle iron!
Eat with maple syrup or yogurt! or our Fruit Anthocynanins
For a completely KETO version eat with lots of butter or sour cream and add MCT oil. OR, if you still need a sweetener, try our Lakanto Flavored Maple Syrup. If you are metabolically flexible enough (i.e. more carbs won’t throw you out of ketosis), you can also have about 1/4 cup of berries or 1-2T. Fruit anthocyanins.
Other HACKS: I find the smaller scooped out spatulas are the BEST for getting every last drop of high-priced, fatty nutty batter out of your mixer! Also you can just add an extra egg with another 1/4-1/2 cup of pecans and slightly more liquids for more servings.
*This is a very forgiving recipe; as long as you are relatively close to the measurements of these ingredients, they’ll turn out great. In fact, I (Dr. Erin) never measure any of the ingredients! Note that if you add too much milk, they will be too thin and then they spread out too much on the pan. They will still cook ok, but take more space- beware if using a waffle iron!