Servings: 4 Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins Total: 30 mins
I’m honestly not sure where I was, or what I was thinking when I came up with this silly idea, although the idea is suggestive of some late-night snack attack. It’s actually just a fun way to blend a breakfasty slice of ham with pancakes! The end result is quite obviously delicious and the whole thing is more or less equally as challenging as making pancakes without the ham!
Some tweaks that are more or less the same, but kinda different area … cubing pieces of ham and simply tossing them into the batter and then making like pancakes. Alternately, you can use something more along the lines of a deli ham. Pour half of the batter into a greased 8-inch (20cm) cake pan, then place a layer of ham slices and bacon and then top it off with the remaining batter. This can be baked at 350 F (177 C) for about 25 minutes, and then sliced into wedges, topped with butter and then smeared with a nice sugar-free maple syrup.
As you can see, there are several shapes and approaches, but the simple fact is the combination of ham, pancakes, butter and syrup is delicious (even at midnight!).
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- 1/2 lb ham steaks
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1 scoop (1/4 cup) sugar-free vanilla whey protein
- 1/4 cup 'Swerve' or other sugar replacement
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 4 large whole eggs
- 1/4 cup almond milk unsweetened
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- 2 tbsp butter ghee or lard (for pan/griddle)
- Cut your ham into whatever shapes you're looking for. The shape should be roughly the size of the pancakes you plan to make. So, for "silver dollar" cut your ham into smaller steaks, or for 2 large pancakes per person, simply cut each one into half!
- In a medium mixing bowl, sift together coconut flour, almond flour, protein powder, sweetener (if powdered), baking powder and salt.
- Add eggs, almond milk and melted butter to the powdered ingredients. If using a liquid sweetener, add it now. Mix until combined. If the batter is still too thick, add a little milk, cream, coconut milk or almond milk to thin.
- Heat a heavy griddle or fry pan which is greased with a little butter or other cooking fat on a paper towel. Immediately place a single layer of ham steaks on the griddle, with enough space between them to allow pancake batter to spread. Once they have formed a nice sear, flip them over. Pour a small amount of batter (approx 1/4 cup) over each piece of ham and spread with spoon. When bubbles appear on surface and begin to break, turn over and cook the other side.
- Repeat this process until all the batter is gone.
- Garnish the pancakes with more butter and your favorite syrup. Enjoy!
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