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Chef Dawn's Hot Dogs

Savory Low-Carb Pancakes (Hot Dog Bun Replacement)

Chef Dawn Ludwig
With a little bit of experimentation and a big imagination, I've transformed our Grain-Free Waffle batter into a delicious hot-dog bun replacement. Dinner is served!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course, Meat
Cuisine European
Servings 4 servings


  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup chickpea flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • tsp salt
  • cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • cup milk or soy milk
  • 2 tbsp neutral-tasting oil, like avocado oil
  • 4 pieces grass-fed Polish sausages
  • Pickled vegetables (no sugar added), to serve


  • Heat a cast iron skillet or griddle brushed with oil over low heat.
  • In one bowl, mix together dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk together wet ingredients. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until well combined. 
  • Increase heat to medium. Pour about 1/2 cup of batter into a large circle (about 6-inches diameter) onto the hot skillet. Cook until edges are done (about 3-4 minutes). Flip, and heat on the other side until cooked through (about 3-4 minutes more). 



Nutrition (Hot Dog Bun Only)

Fat: 17g
Carbohydrate: 12g
Protein: 10g
Calories: 240

Nutrition (Hot Dog Bun and Sausage Only)

Fat: 30g
Carbohydrates: 16g
Protein: 20g
Calories: 410

Nutrition (Phase 1 - with side salad)

Serve each portion with a side salad made of 1/2 cup edamame, 1/2 cup shredded carrots, 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes, 1/2 cup diced cucumber, 2 tbsp feta cheese, and a squeeze of lemon.
Fat: 36g (55%)
Carbohydrates: 35g (23%)
Protein: 33g (22%)
Calories: 580

Nutrition (Phase 1 - with refried beans)

Serve each portion with a side of Refried Beans (Always Delicious pg. 225)
Fat: 24g (53%)
Carbohydrates: 39g (27%)
Protein: 28g (20%)
Calories: 570

Nutrition (Phase 2 ingredients with Phase 1 Ratios)

Serve each portion with Apple Pie Parfait (Always Delicious pg. 319) for dessert.
Fat: 37g (55%)
Carbohydrates: 37g (25%)
Protein: 29g (20%)
Calories: 590
Keyword Phase 1, Phase 2, Slow Carbohydrates