These simple low carb and paleo Flaxseed Meal Pancakes are the perfect grain-free alternative to traditional pancakes.
For anyone following a grain free, low carb, or Paleo diet, flaxseed meal pancakes are a great alternative that are packed with good for you fiber, essential fatty acids, and minerals from the flaxseed. Flaxseeds are a powerhouse when it comes to nutrition and are known to reduce the risks for heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. But since they are very hard, they can be a bit tricky to eat on their own, making flaxseed meal (or flaxseed flour) a great way to incorporate them into your diet.
Now on to the pancakes! The flavor reminds me of hearty grain or buckwheat pancakes. It isn't as light and fluffy as a traditional pancake, but I love their hearty nature. I recommend starting with this basic batter and then adding to it to create your favorite combinations. I like to add bananas and chocolate chips, blueberries and lemon zest, or strawberries and some ricotta cheese. You can also add sweetener to the batter if you don't plan on adding a sweet topping.
Flaxseed Meal Pancakes (Low Carb)
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- 4 U eggs, beaten
- 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk (or other milk)
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp. salt
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Mix together all the ingredients in a bowl. Consider adding Stevia, honey, maple syrup, or sugar if you want a sweeter batter. The mixture will be sticky because of the flax. If it is too thick, add more almond milk or water.
Heat a skillet over medium heat. Once hot, spray with cooking spray (or a bit of cooking oil). Pour about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake and gently spread it out with a spoon. Let cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until edges begin to firm and bubbles begin to burst. Flip and cook on the opposite side for 2-3 minutes.
Top with your favorite sliced fruit, melted nut butter, syrup, or yogurt.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
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