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EASY OVEN PANCAKES
2 ounces cream cheese, softened
3 eggs
2 teaspoons granular Splenda or equivalent liquid Splenda
Cooking spray
Muffin top pan *

In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until creamy. Add the eggs and Splenda; beat until there are no bits of white cream cheese left. Spray the muffin top pan well with cooking spray. Divide the batter between the 6 muffin cups. Bake at 300 for 20 minutes. Flip them over and bake another 2-5 minutes to brown the tops.

Makes 6 pancakes
Can be frozen with wax paper between them

* You must use a muffin top pan for these. Click here for information about them.

With granular Splenda:
Per Pancake: 71 Calories; 6g Fat; 4g Protein; .75g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; .75g Net Carb
Per 2 Pancakes: 142 Calories; 12g Fat; 8g Protein; 1.5g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 1.5g Net Carbs
Per 6 Pancakes: 425 Calories; 35g Fat; 23g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 4g Net Carbs

With liquid Splenda:
Per Pancake: 70 Calories; 6g Fat; 4g Protein; trace Carbohydrate; .5g Dietary Fiber; .5g Net Carb
Per 2 Pancakes: 140 Calories; 12g Fat; 8g Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 1g Net Carb
Per 6 Pancakes: 421 Calories; 35g Fat; 23g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 3g Net Carbs

I came up with this idea as a way to use up 2 ounces of cream cheese I had left over. They're just like thin little pancakes but they have no flour in them. The exterior comes out nicely browned and crispy. They will puff up in the oven but will sink as they cool. I haven't tried this yet but I think you could double the recipe and bake them in two muffin top pans at once on two different racks. You would need to switch them around in the oven halfway through the first baking time. Click the photo to see a close-up.

UPDATE: Today I made a double batch in two muffin top pans and I mixed my batter using just a whisk. Apparently using an electric mixer to get a lot of air into the batter makes a difference in the outcome. My pancakes don't look as much like pancakes this time. I'm sure they'll taste just as good but they didn't come out quite as nice. It's possible that using two muffin top pans in the oven at once had an affect on how they turned out as well.


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