Bacon Pancake Wedgie? Wait, what? Well, if you’re familiar with DJ Foodie’s work, you probably already know he has a unique ability to come up with some pretty clever names for his recipes. His sense of humor caught my eye quite a few years ago, and I’ve been one of his biggest fans ever since! Every recipe of his that I have tried, I have enjoyed tremendously, so when I heard that he was putting together a book, I was beyond excited, and even more excited when I heard it was going to be an actual ink and paper book! YES! I’m a total pushover for a book I can write all over and put through some full on kitchen antics. Patiently, I waited for a copy of Taking Out the Carbage. When I held it in my hands, in its hilariously cool bacon wrapping paper, I knew it was well worth the wait!
Browsing through this six and a half pound behemoth of a book, I was overwhelmed with choices of what to cook first, and delighted with all of the very useful tidbits! There are shopping lists, a meal plan, and each recipe include its nutritional info! In the back of the book, you can glance through all of the nutritional breakdowns in one place, right next to the delicious looking pictures, making your choices even easier! DJ thinks of everything
I’m not kidding! His shopping list? It’s on perforated pages… He really has outdone himself, in true DJ Foodie fashion!
DJ shares his personal story, along with some of the obstacles he encountered during his weight loss journey. He offers a unique approach to low carbing, and has some great insight into conquering some of our more common difficulties.
Besides tons of information on everything from weight loss stalls to sweeteners, there are a whopping 226 recipes, with beautiful – sometimes even full page – color photographs. The decision of what I wanted to cook to show off to you guys was definitely a tough one. I wanted to cook it all! We get a lot of questions about breakfast on the Low Carb Zen page, so with you all in mind, I settled on the Bacon Pancake Wedgie. DJ’s picture was adorable, and everything in the recipe was stuff I already had in my arsenal of Low Carb ingredients. Score!! Besides, with a name like that, how could I possibly resist?
Well, I am certainly glad this was the recipe I chose! It was a perfect breakfast alongside some strong espresso. Just enough bacon flavor without being overpowering in a delightfully sweet fluffy vanilla cake. As a heads up, I used half of the recommended sweetener because my protein powder is already fairly sweet.
My daughter was lucky enough to be around when I cooked it, because there’s no way I would have shared a piece unless she was already there.
I topped mine with a generous pat of butter, and a bit of sugar free Pancake Syrup and she had hers with just butter. DJ mentioned that he likes his with butter and sugar free marmalade. YUM!
With DJ’s permission, I’m sharing with you his recipe for these Bacon Pancake Wedgies, from his book Taking Out the Carbage. Don’t forget to order your copy while it’s on sale!
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- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a medium bowl, sift together the coconut flour, almond flour, protein powder, sweetener (if not liquid), baking powder, and salt.
- Add eggs, 3 tablespoons of the melted bacon fat, and the crumbled bacon (and if using liquid sweetener, add it now). Mix until well combined. If your batter is a bit too thick, you can thin it with a little cream, coconut milk, almond milk, or water.
- Grease an 8 inch cake pan with the remaining tablespoon of bacon fat.
- Pour the batter into the cake pan and bake for 23 to 28 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven, slice, and serve hot!
- Garnish pancakes with butter, your favorite syrup, jelly, fresh berries, and/or whipped cream!
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