Flaxseed Meal Pancakes (Low Carb)

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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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Flaxseed Meal Pancakes (Low Carb)

Flaxseed Meal Pancakes (Low Carb)

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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.

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Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 3 pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 235
Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 186mg
Sodium 476mg
Total Carbohydrate 10g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 2g
Protein 12g

* 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.


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.
Flaxseed Meal Pancakes (Low Carb)
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January 9, 2020 - 10:15
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I honestly didn’t think I would be able to enjoy pancakes again. I am hypothyroid, and have to watch certain things. These were delightful, and way better than any box mix that I have ever tried, and I have tried many. I plan to have these again tomorrow for breakfast. I am so happy to have found this recipe.
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January 7, 2020 - 15:49
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So good! I was skeptical that they’d even set enough to flip. Timed them 3 minutes per side and they were perfect! Will definitely be making thee again
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August 19, 2019 - 08:01
Love these!! I use them as wraps for my roasted chicken and avocado!!! Keep up the heavy recipes!
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May 21, 2019 - 10:50
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Do NOT over cook! Got a little too done and could not eat. Tried again and cooked lightly and was much better! Very nice to have pancakes again.
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January 31, 2019 - 11:03
I made these pancakes and I put the blueberries in the batter..OMG..they were amazing and delish and I only ate 2 med. sized pancakes and then I was stuffed!
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December 1, 2018 - 17:50
can i use more flaxseed instead of eggs
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September 20, 2018 - 11:34
It makes about 12 pancakes if you use 1/4 cup per pancake, which is a smaller pancake and for 3 pancakes it is 235 calories, or about 78 calories per pancake.
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September 19, 2018 - 17:51
Is it 235 per pancake or for the three pancakes and how many does it make
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Kerri Neuman
June 7, 2018 - 08:27
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I made these looking to get extra fiber in my breakfast...which these gave me! They’re not overly sweet and go great with crunchy peanut butter and syrup. They were incredibly easy to make and because they don’t use flour, I didn’t have my normal mess that that creates.
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January 19, 2018 - 09:52
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When I enter the nutritional values of the Flax pancakes into WW, the freestyle points come up to 7 instead of 2. This has happened with just about every recipe that I enter. Am I doing something wrong? Thank You
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Brandi Jensen
June 20, 2018 - 11:10
For carb count, don’t forget to subtract your dietary fiber as it counts for nothing as far as digestible nutrients. Example...10 carbs and 8 dietary fiber, subtract fiber from carbs and you get your net carb count. I believe you are supposed to subtract any sugar alcohol as well.
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May 7, 2019 - 15:25
Yes, you are!
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February 21, 2018 - 12:06
Hi Pamela. I would recommend using the recipe calculator instead of the nutritional calculator since it will count 0 points foods correctly. The nutritional calculator includes calories/fat/ect for 0 points foods causing them to have a higher points value.
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lori fisher
June 5, 2017 - 20:20
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absolutely delicious.....scrumptous....had them for dessert tonight!!! will make them again.
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Karen Cressy
June 21, 2019 - 14:40
Can I use this batter to make waffles
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