Of course, quitting carbs is an effort, especially for someone like me who based her entire existence on brown rice. Now, six months in and Pablo living in NYC, I'm eating some carbs again, but so little and so selectively I can say low carb. One piece of Ezekial bread, one serving of grains. One of these a day, that's all.
So back to the dilemma of falling asleep dreaming of a big fat sandwich and waking up still wanting something bread-ish and having none. What I do have is almond flour, seeds and nuts of all kinds, and flax seed meal, which I hear is good for me but not quite good enough to overcome how I feel about it. I also have a small bag of white flour to be used in any Southern Food Emergency, like having to deep fry something. It's been in there awhile.
I ground up some pumpkin seeds. Let me right now praise the Cuisinart, my absolute hands down favorite kitchen appliance. Mine is one of the originals from France. I got it for $4 in the local thrift store. I added an equal amount of almond flour. If I hadn't had that, I could have thrown in whole almonds and ground them.
I've heard pumpkin seeds are digestible when roasted, and I know almonds are better for me soaked and the skins removed. But I was in a hurry. I have very little patience for deferred gratification.
I put in a table spoon of flax meal because I heard it was good for me and I have it from Pablo's forays, sometimes successful, into the world of low carb baking. Then I added an egg, a little vanilla and some water to make a thick paste. A little more liquid needed, it was pretty thick, so I added a little almond milk (store bought) until it looked like thick pancake batter.
Cast iron skillet hot and smokin', a little sunflower oil, turned it down to med-low and made super light and sort of delicious pancakes. They needed a little salt to bring up the flavor, and flax has a slippery mouth feel I'll skip next time.
So that's my morning pancake idea. If you try it and find something that really works, please let me know! I had mine with a fried egg, fresh from the farm. Would've been great with maple syrup, too, but not on my diet right now as I stay away from sugars of all kinds. Except dark chocolate. Balance and moderation in all things!