I hate having pancakes if I don't have syrup. Their just not pancakes then. But yes I know what you mean by defeating the purpose. I'm sure if you use it sparingly then it won't be as bad. I'm the "give it a good coat" kind of guy lol.
i forgot to mention that of course there is water in there as well, and like 4 packets of splenda I think. You just put in enough to make it about the consistency of pancake batter. Sadly, I didn't really have a specific recipe when I made these, so i have to just guess. I just kind of threw the stuff in. I'd guess about 2 cups protein, about 1.25-1.5 cups almond meal, and 3 eggs. You're welcome to play around with it and if you find a better mix than that, let us know! I don't remember the water amount, but just add enough so it mixes all together. Warning, if the mixture gets overcooked though, it's almost unbearable. I think the secret is to let the eggs get to just about "over medium," so that the yolks retain a lot of the moisture.
If you're really adventurous, you can try this. I also put this mixture in the microwave. I made good waffles once and bad ones once. So the next time I made the mix, I decided to throw it in the microwave because it would be less likely to dry it out. Using a glass loaf pan, I just poured it in. It was a weird consistency but it was pretty damn enjoyable. My gf thought it was nasty though, but I still thought it was crazy good. It was almost like a loaf of bread. You could cut slices, but they were a little soggy (undercooked) in the middle of the loaf. The soggy parts were almost better though.
I guess if you weren't afraid of raw eggs, this could be a smoothie as well.
I make my own nut meals by just buying some nuts and blasting them in the food processor for a while. My FAVORITE is to make some macadamia meal, coat some fish in it (with seasonings), and cook it up in some coconut oil. A little flavor of the islands right there!