Mother’s Day is a great event in our home, and traditionally, it is a chance to make breakfast for Mom.
In our home, Mom has always loved waffles. But changing to a low carbohydrate diet put a damper on the waffles for a while, until my sweet wife found and perfected the following recipe. (She adapted this recipe fromJennifer Eloff’s Cream Cheese Bran Waffle recipe found in her book, Splendid Low Carbing for Life Vol 1.) These waffles are amazing! They are now lovingly referred to in our home as “Mom’s Cream Cheese Waffles.”
Because I’ve found that Splenda© spikes the insulin and slows weight loss in a significant percentage of my patient’s we’ve changed up the sweetener below.
Breakfast for Mother’s Day in our home consisted of Mom’s Cream Cheese Waffles, freshly grilled thick slice bacon and strawberry flavored homemade whipped cream to top off the waffles and was easily prepared by my 13 year old daughter. It’s a perfect Low Carb Mother’s Day meal that’ll satisfy the waffle craving and still give the gift of “ketosis”.
Mom’s Cream Cheese Waffles:
16 oz regular cream cheese (softened)
1 cup Carbalose flour
1 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup erythritol
1-2 drops liquid Stevia (add to taste)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
In a food processor or electric mixer, blend the cream cheese until smooth. Add the eggs and continue to blend. Add the Carbalose flour, wheat germ, cream, water , Splenda, baking soda, baking power and salt. Continue to blend.
Pour 1/4-1/2 cup onto hot greased waffle iron. Close and cook for approximately 3 minutes.
Yeild: 12-16 “plate sized” waffles
1 Waffle: approx. 7g protein, 9g fat, 1g carbs