Mile High Silver Dollar Pancakes – Low Carb | Gluten Free Options

Posted by on June 30, 2014 in Breakfasts, Easy Button Low Carb Keto Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Low Carb Keto Recipes | 28 comments

Mile High Silver Dollar Pancakes – Low Carb | Gluten Free Options

Mile High Silver Dollar Pancakes can be part of a healthy low carb ketogenic lifestyle. Join Fluffy Chix Cook and put an end to food deprivation with these tasty, low carb legal and diabetic friendly pancakes. Learn why the foods of our childhood help determine eating behavior as adults. Understand how making small changes with low carb food substitutions help create a sustainable low carb keto lifestyle.







Let’s talk about addiction and deprivation. Truth? People WANT the foods they grew up with and ate repetitively for years. Foods of our youth or our personal “ancestral foods” satisfy beyond pure nutrition. Ancestral foods also satisfy us emotionally, spiritually and habitually. Every day, neurobiologists learn more and more about the intricate connection with the foods we eat and ate as children or during our lives.

These foods linked to childhood or adult experiences cause neurochemical reactions in our bodies and stimulate dopamine and serotonin receptors (the pleasure chemicals similar to opium). They stimulate the hippocampus (memory centers and pleasure centers). They offer us calming, chill-factor familiarity—a drug fix. And in times of stress or times of happiness we often turn to these ancestral foods. And it certainly isn’t coincidence that many of these ancestral foods are carbalicious, often high fat and high sugar.




So do you really think, 95% or more of the people in the world can just cut off the “unhealthy” portions of their ancestral foods for life? Do you honestly think just “anyone” can cold turkey their endorphins (feel good hormones)in addition to their hunger hormones, and simply “eat healthy,” when their perception of healthy is living a puritanical abstemious low carb lifestyle—never eating a low carb treat, staying at induction level food choices? And never cheat once? I’m sorry, but few have that kind of willpower and I would think their power goes beyond ordinary. Think—people with serious control issues.

And the ones that aren’t control-freaks, frankly do not disclose what they do behind closed doors. I’m tellin’ ya, they’re bold-faced liars if they don’t admit cheating with the foods of their past, or with low carb treats containing less-than-savory-ingredients. Swearsies. So be encouraged. You are not a freak. There is more to living a healthy low carb lifestyle than being an upright, will-power laden, human being. Each time you try, and fall, or stumble, know there is more at work than simply avoiding high carb foods. My opinion only, but having difficulties cutting entire ancestral food groups out of your life is not unusual and more, it isn’t even practical in a sustainable long-term parameter. So don’t cut them out, re-invent them as satisfying low carb treats to be enjoyed now and then.




The simple act of being told we’re no longer allowed to eat “x” or “y” turns the “craving buttons” to the on-positions. We obsess and want the things we can’t have. We crave. We resist. It’s a constant source of friction and tension for many. Sure, you can get over sugar cravings…unfed-they dim with time, same thing with carb cravings. But I don’t believe we ever get past the severance from ancestral food patterns.

So the reason I bring you recipes like Mile High Biscuit Mix, Mile High Bisuits, or Mile High Silver Dollar Pancakes? It’s because we have these connections to foods of our families—and Fluffy Chix Cook wants to bring you low carb keto counterparts that allow you to interact with your ancestral foods in similar fashion. No deprivation. No severing ties. No angst or anxiety or stress about cravings! By doing this, we just might be successful in tricking our brain chemistry that we’re not trying to kill ourselves through starvation.




The Mile High Silver Dollar pancakes are so satisfying, you no longer have to pine or crave Mom’s silver dollar pancakes, which by the way, are not actually the size of a silver dollar. The term, Silver Dollar, is used to highlight that these are not the big-as-your-head-style-Texas-pancakes. They’re petite pancakes; between 2-3 inches. It’s a term used frequently to describe smaller pancakes, at least we use it in Texas. Do you call small pancakes “silver dollar size” where you come from? So, if you’re hungry for the family flapjacks, don’t white knuckle willpower it, just take 10 minutes and get thee to the kitchen. Assuage your desire…low carb legally.

The funny thing about knowing you can have something ANYTIME you want? Well, we often forget we want it. I keep the Mile High Biscuit Mix and Keto Chocolate Cake Mix on the counter in a Mason jar. I don’t eat them every day. I don’t even eat them every week…but I could. I just don’t have the urge. But the cool thing is that I know if I do feel like eating them, I can enjoy a normal-size serving and be done with it and won’t have blown all of my hard work in ketosis.




Ok, end of lecture. Try the Mile High Silver Dollar Pancakes. They’re better when made small in silver dollar size. If you get them too big, they’re hard to cleanly flip. They taste amazing and if you want an extra treat, you should hop over to my friend LeeAnn’s blog Cut the Wheat, Ditch the Sugar for her amazing homemade low carb, sugar free maple syrup. Look how thick and rich it is and it tastes phenomenal!



Sugar free maple syrup from Cut the Wheat, Ditch the Sugar tastes fabulous on Mile High Pancakes–perfectly low carb legal comfort food.


(Oh and one last point? People tend to look critically upon these food ties and try to deny them. Many declare the expression of these relationships as aberrant behavior. But these “drives” are part of the biochemical factors that contributed to the success of our species. There’s a REASON why our bodies secrete pleasure chemicals at the thought of food, or memories of food. If we eat, we get nutrients. We protect against famine. We ensure reproduction and survival of the fittest. We don’t secrete these neurochemical feel-good drugs because we’re willful, weak, slovenly, fatas*es who lack control. It’s hard wired into our DNA. OK. Now that’s REALLY the end!)


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Mile High Silver Dollar Pancakes – Low Carb | Gluten Free Options

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 12 silver dollar pancakes

Serving Size: 1-3 silver dollar pancakes

Calories per serving: 26

Fat per serving: 2

Mile High Silver Dollar Pancakes – Low Carb | Gluten Free Options

Lght and fluffy pancakes ARE possible on a low carb diet. Enjoy your pancakes and eat them too, since they're less than 2g of whole carbs per cake!


    Wet Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup egg whites—or 1 large egg + 1 egg white (substitute equals 5 Tbsps but that’s ok)


  1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Add wet ingredients into dry and stir with a spatula until fluffy and well-combined. The batter will be thick.
  2. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium to medium high heat. Spray with olive oil cooking spray. Drop by rounded spoon onto the hot skillet (or griddle). Cook until golden on the first side. You won't see the typical bubbles or holes ion the top as they cook. Takes about 1 minute in a hot pan. Carefully flip cakes to the second side. Cook an additional 30-45 seconds or until done throughout. Don't squish them down or press with a spatula!
  3. Remove from hot pan and immediately butter cakes. Top with your favorite pancake topping. Enjoy!


True confessions. Silver Dollar size is not the literal size of these pancakes. It's just a term to describe, "Hey buddy! These will not be behemoth pancakes." In Texas, Silver Dollar Pancakes means you should get ready to eat petite 2-3-inch diameter pancakes. But believe me, 3 of these babies is a good serving, because they are so filling.

These pancakes are crazy delicious and so low-low (that's what they should be named...low-low-cakes) everything, it's hard to believe they can be real! Using 's Mile High Biscuit Mix, these low carb dream babies whip up in about a minute. Enjoy them with lots of butter and your favorite syrup, or use them to make a griddler breakfast sandwich with pork sausage, eggs, and cheese! YUM. Denny gave these a 9 out 10 (1-10 scale and he gives no 10s).

Serving Ideas Serve with butter and sugar free syrup or as the base for a breakfast sandwich!

Nutritional Information

Per Mile High Silver Dollar Pancake: 26 Calories; 2g Fat (55.9% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 1.42g Carbohydrate; 0.75g Dietary Fiber; 22mg Cholesterol; 0.67g Effective Carbs

Per 3 Mile High Silver Dollar Pancake: 79 Calories; 5g Fat (55.9% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 4.26g Carbohydrate; 2.25g Dietary Fiber; 66mg Cholesterol; 2g Effective Carbs

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  1. These are sooooo good! Love them. Making them again today!

    • Yay! So glad you like them! You should try using them to make a breakfast griddler sandwich out of them. 😀

  2. Thank you for all your work…it is amazing!

    A little confused. I have the Mile High Biscuit mix ready to use, but re: the eggs in this recipe?
    So, if I’m not using ‘egg whites from a box’…then I should use 2 whole eggs + 1 egg white.
    Seeing two separate lines that call for eggs was a little confusing.

    Will try them in my Baby Cakes pancake maker.

    • lemme check the recipe hon

    • Ok, nice catch, Galveston Gal! So glad our work here is useful and helpful. I clarified the recipe. When using an oven or conventional cooking method, use the whole egg or use 3-4 Tbsp of Whites (prolly 3 Tbsp). When using the micro version, use the 1 lg Egg plus 1 Tbsp of additional whites — unless that is too much of a pia. Then just use the 1 whole egg. Alice Bledsoe who’s done a lot of testing thinks it has a better rise using the egg whites only…Let us know how the Babycakes works at cooking these!!! I have one and will try it based on your feedback!!

      • I decided to go with one egg…and ended up making the biscuit recipe by mistake!
        I did take pictures. The Baby Cakes pancake maker made it really fast! Warmed it while I mixed the batter, put in 1tsp. butter to each well, scooped it into the maker, closed the lid…timed 1min, flipped it over, timed another minute…PERFECT!

        • Yay for you, girl!!! Who knew?? 😀

  3. I love this so much. I have to buy pork skins by the tub now so i can make sure i have this on hand all the time!! Love it. I add a little extra coconut flour and peanut flour and make a wonderful bread for sandwiches. I add a little extra phyllium and coconut flour and make wonderful pancakes and waffles. Or as is for a nice fluffy biscuit. I use it almost every day. I have even added 2 T to 2 eggs and made a skillet bread and cut that in half and added turkey for a sandwich or added some marinara and pepperoni and cheese for a pizza crust. It is so versatile. Thank you for creating this!!! 🙂 🙂

    • Michelle thank you so much for generously coming and sharing how much this Mile High Biscuit Mix helps you live an amazing low carb keto life!!! I’m so thrilled it works for you! MUAH!

  4. Making these for breakfast, then I can have leftover for the week. So filling and yummy. Love this syrup too!

    • OMG I am so happy you like them! We love having them in the fridge for a quick weekday stack or a breakfast sandwich! 😀

  5. These are the only pancakes that have won over my 8 children and husband from Krusteaz! Thanks for saving my family from Krusteaz crapdom, Sooze. ~Leslie Thibodeaux

    • Hahahahahaha you know what they say, “The enemy of my enemy is my friend?” But I think it should really say, “The enemy of my high carb enemy, Krusteaz, is my friend!” So glad the fam loves them. Now, go try the Psylli Pumpkin ones. They will flip over them. Get it? Flip? Flapjack… 😀 muah and xoxo!

  6. What a great recipe – we love them. Especially if you make them in an omelette maker and add some filling like bacon and cheese – today it’s bacon, parmesan, jalapenos and sauteed onion. You can make them ahead and just pop into the microwave if you need them or if you have a microwave at work.

  7. I just found your website a couple days ago and spent yesterday hunting down the ingredients for the biscuit mix and pancakes, and holy moly!! They’re shockingly light and fluffy and even smelled like regular pancakes while cooking. My boyfriend is diabetic and I am pre-diabetic and he desperately misses his beloved pancakes….thank you, thank you, thank you!!

    • Music to our ears!!! We’re so happy you’ve found something that makes your low carb keto lifestyle “normal” and pleasing! Don’t forget to use them to make “McGriddler” Sandwiches!!! 😀 Thank you for your awesome comment!

  8. i love your recipes almost as much as I love Kerrygold butter! Kerrygold butter is golden buttery delicious!

  9. Kerrygold butter is golden buttery delicious! Love you Fluffy Chix!

  10. I have tried this recipe and it is good. Kerrygold Butter is golden buttery delicious!

  11. “Kerrygold Butter is golden buttery delicious!” AND so are Susie’s recipes!!! I am drooling just scrolling down the page!

  12. Kerrygold is golden butter delicious!! I can’t wait to try this!

  13. Kerry gold butter is golden buttery delicious! And fluffy recipes are the best!

  14. The things one can do with your mile high biscuit mix! Pancakes topped with Kerrygold butter is golden buttery delicious!

  15. kerrygold butter is golden buttery deliciousness! it’s the only butter i ever buy so i go through a lot of it!

  16. Kerrygold butter is golden buttery delicious!

  17. Kerrygold Butter is golden buttery delicious!

  18. I was wont to give into my willful, weak, slovenly, fatas* days of yore when I remembered I hadn’t gotten around to trying these yet, Ms. Fluff, and they rode to the rescue! Really yum! Do ya think you could sub out the coconut flour with oat fiber? I just got aholt of a bag of the good stuff—was using oat bran fiber previously, which actually worked fine in your tortilla recipe—and am curious about what it’s capable of.

    • Sure! Try it. 🙂 Typically you get better textures when you blend fibers and nut meals together. For instance coconut flour seems to give a mealier crumb (more reminiscent of corn bread crumb). I think used judiciously it opens the crumb and allows a fluffier texture. But honestly, I’ve never tried them with all oat fiber!

      Glad the oat bran worked in the tortillas!

      Great to hear from you. Hope y’all are well!


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