Low Carb Almond Flour Pancakes

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These Low Carb Almond Flour Pancakes area dream come true for anyone eating low carb or keto and craving pancakes. This basic almond meal pancake recipe is delicious and there are endless ways to mix it up and add all your favorites toppings and fillings. Add them to low carb pancake toolkit along with these low carb flaxseed pancakes and low carb coconut pancakes.

There are so many different ways to make low carb pancakes but sometimes it is nice to have a basic recipe you can customize any way you like. This simple almond flour recipe is just that and is packed with protein. It also can be made ahead of time and the pancakes can be stored in the refrigerator or frozen for quick breakfasts in the future. Whether you are looking for a low carb pancake, keto pancake, or just another delicious pancake recipe, this is one you will want to start making immediately.

Low carb almond flour pancakes with blueberries and almonds on a white plate.

One common complaint about almond flour pancakes is that they are dense and not fluffy. This doesn’t bother everyone, but f you like a fluffier pancake, consider using sparkling water for the batter or adding 1 tsp. of baking soda. This will help the batter to rise and create a fluffier end product.

What’s almond flour anyway? Almond flour is just a flour made from ground almonds. It is also called almond meal, powdered almonds, and ground almonds. It is used in all kinds of recipes but has recently become more popular as low carb, keto, and paleo diets become more popular and people are looking for an alternative to wheat flours. When looking for almond flour in the grocery store, it’s important to find one that only contains almonds. There should be no other ingredients or fillers. For most recipes, you will want a fine almond flour. It is important to note that you can’t simply substitute almond flour for wheat flour and expect to get the same outcome. Almond flour doesn’t contain gluten, which is a critical element in baking.

Flavor Combinations for Almond Flour Pancakes

  • Banana Almond Flour Pancakes: Leave out the applesauce and add 1-2 mashed bananas to the batter. This will add a significant amount of carbohydrates to the recipe though so it may not be best for low carb and keto diets.
  • Vegan Almond Flour Pancakes: Replace the eggs with either chia eggs or flax seeds.
  • Berries: Berries have the lowest amount of carbohydrates when it comes to fruit so they are a good choice.  Consider using sliced strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries. They can be added directly to the batter.
  • Chocolate chips: There are some chocolate chips and cocoa nibs that work on a low carb diet. Consider using no sugar added dark chocolate chips, cocoa nibs, or sugar free chocolate chips.
  • Nut butter: To add more protein, you can add nut butter directly to the batter or spread some on top. When adding it to the batter, melt it slightly in the microwave before so it is easy to stir into the batter.
  • Nuts and seeds: Nuts and seeds are a great way to add crunch and protein to the mix. Add them right into the batter or serve them on top.

How do I freeze almond flour pancakes?

The best way to freeze almond meal pancakes is to first cook all the pancakes and let them cool to room temperature. Once they have cooled, set them on a parchment-lined baking sheet with a little space between each pancake. You can make more than one layer of pancakes, just place a sheet of parchment between each layer so they don’t stick together. Freeze for 3-4 hours until frozen. Then you can add them to a freezer safe bag or container and they won’t stick together. To reheat, place the pancake in the toaster for 1-2 minutes until warmed through. You can also reheat them in a skillet or the microwave. For the microwave, wrap in a moist paper towel and cook for 1-2 minutes until warmed through.

Calories 234, Total Fat 20g, Total Carbohydrate 7g, Protein 10g, Serving Size 2 pancakes



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