Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cream Cheese Jeweled Walnut Yam Pancakes






     Cream Cheese Jeweled Walnut Yam Pancakes!!!  I LOVE YAMS!!!  Found out they are sweeter than Sweet Potatoes, and the Jewel Yam is the best... look for them in your stores now!!!  If you can't find them, Sweet Potatoes will do!  Either way you can't go wrong with this recipe, especially when topped with Cream Cheese, Maple Syrup and Walnuts!!!  Calories are 283, 21g net carbs and 40g protein.  YOU ARE WELCOME :)

Ingredients~
1/4 cup cooked, skinned, and mashed Jewel Yam
1/4 cup Egg Whites
1 scoop Vanilla Milkshake Quest Protein Powder
1/4 cup lowfat Cottage Cheese
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
Dash Cinnamon
Dash Vanilla
2 Tablespoons Cream Cheese Frosting, recipe below
Walnut Half, chopped in pieces
Walden Farms Pancake Syrup

     Mix together Yam, Egg Whites, Protein Powder, Cottage Cheese, Baking Powder, Cinnamon, and Vanilla.  Drop by scant 1/4 cup in Pam coated skillet til golden brown on each side. ( should yield 4 pancakes)  After Pancakes have cooled, pipe several dots of frosting around the perimeter of each pancake and stack on top of one another, and pipe a dollop in the top center.  Sprinkle with Walnut pieces and drizzle with Syrup.  Enjoy  :)

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Ingredients for Cream Cheese Protein Frosting ( makes 2 cups)~
1/2 cup 30 cal/cup Almond Milk
4oz Fat Free Cream Cheese, brought to room temperature
1/4 cup lowfat Cottage Cheese
1 scoop Vanilla Milkshake Quest Protein Powder
2 Tablespoons Coconut Flour 
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Cheesecake Instant Pudding
1/3 cup Erythritol
10 drops French Vanilla Stevia
Dash Cinnamon
Dash Vanilla

     Mix first three ingredients in Magic Bullet til liquefied , then add in remaining ingredients and continue to blend til mixed thru.  Chill in fridge to thicken, store leftovers in fridge.  Makes 2 cups, each Tablespoon is 11.5 calories,.8g net carbs and 1.5g protein.



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