My husband asked for pancakes today, but honestly, that is NOT one of my favorite foods. It’s not the flavors I don’t like; it’s the bulky, cake-like mouth feel of pancakes that just doesn’t seem like breakfast food to me. So today I created a mock “pancake” thingie that really tasted just like pancakes, maple syrup and bacon without all that voluminous bulk pancakes give you. These have a slightly chewy texture in your mouth.
I only used half a recipe of dough making 4 twists for the two of us today. Honestly, they are so filling a serving would be just one twist I think. They were delicious with our eggs and I will definitely be making these again. If you’re feeding a large family or have some breakfast company, baking a full recipe of these will make your breakfast task much easier. This recipe is not suitable until you are well along in Phase 2 Atkins.
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1 recipe my Mozzy Dough
8 slices thick-slice bacon
2 T. sugar-free maple syrup (I use Cary’s brand)
1/8 tsp. coarse black pepper
DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350º. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Make the Mozzy Dough per that recipe’s instructions. On your countertop, roll the ball of dough between 2 sheets of plastic wrap or silicone sheets) into the form of a rectangle (one side the length of your bacon. Remove top piece of plastic wrap. Gently cut into 8 equal strips with a knife scoring completely the dough, but if using silicone sheet on the bottom, be careful not to cut your silicone sheet with your knife! Using a brush, baste each slice of dough with the maple syrup. Lay a slice of bacon down each strip of dough. Sprinkle with the black pepper. Next step is a little tricky, but doable if you don’t rush it. Gently lift your plastic wrap or silicone sheet along the outermost strip of dough/bacon and tip it carefully over onto your hand. Carefully grab each end with both hands now and lift over to baking pan. Twist the dough assembly 2-3 times. Pop into 350º oven and bake for about 15-17 minutes or until the dough is golden and bacon should be done as well. Remove, allow to “set up” a minute or so before removing from pan with an extra-long spatula. If you don’t own one yet, I highly recommend an investment in a long spatula. They are invaluable for such tasks as this and lifting meatloaves or broiled/baked fish out of pans. Mine has an 8″ lifting blade.
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 8 twists, each one contains:
228 calories, 187 g fat, 7.51 g carbs, 4.81 g fiber, 2.7 g NET CARBS, 15.8 g protein, 376 mg sodium