When I’m feeling rushed or don’t know what to cook, I will often cook breakfast for supper.
Last night that is what we did. Mostly because I have set a goal to try new foods and recipes during this last 13 pound sprint to my healthy goal weight.
Recently I order some Carbquick Biscuit and Baking Mix as well as some Walden Farms Maple Walnut Syrup, and really wanted to try them. The recipe was quick and easy straight from the box:
- 2 Cups Carbquick
- 1 Whole Egg
- 1/8 Cup Heavy Cream
- 1 Cup Water , or as needed to make smooth, pourable batter
- 1 Stick Butter
- Vegetable Spray
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mix just enough to combine all ingredients. Do not over-mix. Ladle portions onto sprayed griddle or frying pan heated to medium high heat. Flip when bubbles form and edges are cooked. After removing from heat, brush with butter if desired.
My pancakes didn’t turn out light and fluffy, but it was my own fault. I added too much water, so they were more like crepes than pancakes. They were very hard to flip because they were too runny.
Even though I don’t know how to follow a recipe (really how hard could it have been, lol) they did brown up nicely and the flavor was pretty good.
My daughter on the other hand, took one bite and said “Mom, you can go from this to that (pointing at her full carb cakes that she made for her and the littles) and expect me to eat it”, but she generally is pretty picky about new things.
I do think these Carbquick pancakes will be a nice substitute to having the full carb pancakes. That is assuming of course that I can pass Cooking 101: Follow the Recipe!
I am quite eager to try them again, and I also want to try using the mix to make some biscuits, and a few other treats. I will of course let you know how those turn out.
I poured some Walden Farms Maple Walnut Syrup (I’m Canadian) on top of the pancakes. The Walden Farms Syrup has 0 Carbs, 0 Sugar and 0 Calories. This really made me wonder what they actually use to make this product. But hey, I’m up for something that has 0 of anything bad for me in it!
The initial taste wasn’t bad for something that has Zero Carbs, Zero Calories, Zero Anything in it. However after I finished eating the pancakes and syrup, I had a distinct taste in my mouth.
I am normally a person that can take almost any kind of artificial sweetener and they don’t bother me one bit (I’m kind of lucky that way). In fact a much prefer a “diet soda” to a regular full sugar soda because this is what I have used forever. This was not the case at all. Even as much as two hours after I had the syrup, I couldn’t seem to get rid of the after taste in my mouth.
I have heard that many of the products from Walden Farms are really good. So, to be fair I gave the pancakes and syrup a second try. Last night when I had the syrup, I didn’t use any butter or anything on top of the pancakes, just straight syrup. Today when I had the pancakes, I used some peanut butter on top of the pancakes and then poured the syrup on top of that.
It was actually much better. Maybe the syrup alone was just too sweet tasting. There still was an aftertaste, but it was not nearly as strong as last night with the syrup alone.
I do think that if you are the type that doesn’t like any kind of artificial sweetener, then this may not be something that you would enjoy. But if you are okay with other artificial sweetener products than this Walden farms syrup may just be for you.
If you want to try these products yourself, you can get them at Netrition.com (that’s my affiliate link).
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