Since becoming a full time food blogger, I’ve developed an extreme love for anything breakfast. Pancakes, waffles, omelettes, oatmeal, crepes, you name it! Oh, and don’t forget those smoothies.
I've also discovered my followers on Instagram love my breakfast recipes too. In fact, I ran the analytics for best posts for likes, engagement, and reach for 2020 so far, and my breakfast recipes made the top 5 in each category!
Well, loving breakfast means loving carbs too, so when one of my family members asked me to write low-carb breakfast recipes, it was hard to believe I could make them taste good. I went out and bought almond flour just for her and got to work. Today’s blog post is my first successful low-carb recipe: Almond Flour Pancakes!
Most people's bodies can digest and use carbohydrates effectively for energy. Some, however, have health concerns that require them to limit their carbohydrate intake. Consequently, foods that you and I are used to eating—all-purpose flour, fruits, breads, and dairy—don’t fit into the “low-carb” category. That’s where innovative food science comes in.
Almond flour is a low-carb alternative to regular flour made out of blanched almonds. It has a course, nutty texture and requires a bit of sweetener. It’s packed with vitamin E and magnesium and has a low glycemic index (GI), which means it can help control your blood sugar levels better than traditional flour.
Almond flour is also a popular gluten-free flour, which is important for people who will get very sick from consuming gluten (ie people with Celiac disease), or people who follow a vegan diet that must consume essential nutrients from alternative sources like almond flour.
Other types of gluten-free flour include coconut flour, cassava flour, tapioca flour, oat flour, rice flour, and buckwheat flour. You can also find gluten-free all-purpose flour from brands like Bob's Red Mill, King Arthur Flour, and Krusteaz.
Low-carb gluten-free flour isn’t the cheapest flour on the market, so I wanted to make sure the rest of the ingredients were simple and affordable. To make these protein pancakes, you’ll need:
Now, for the fun part: you can customize these keto pancakes however you like! Here are some of my favorite options:
First of all, they’re incredibly fluffy! Fluffy pancakes just hit the spot, you know? Besides their texture, these Nourishing Almond Flour Pancakes are a great choice for breakfast because:
Even if you’re not following a gluten-free, dairy-free, or low-carb diet, I know you’ll love these pancakes! They’re a healthy twist on a classic recipe and you’ll love the challenge of incorporating new flavors and ingredients into your diet.
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Start your morning off right with these Almond Flour Protein Pancakes! Made with only 6 simple ingredients, these pancakes are sweet, fluffy, and nutritious. They're perfect for low-carb, gluten-free, and dairy-free diets.
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