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.
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In the picture, I added a quick blueberry compote to the pancakes. Just toss blueberries into a sauce pan over medium heat with about 1 tbsp. of water per cup of blueberries. Cook until blueberries began to break down. If desired, add a touch of honey or sugar for sweetness. You can also add lemon zest, cinnamon, or nutmeg.
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