The story behind these pancakes is close to my heart as the recipe was made with two very special kids in mind.  The first is a sweetheart of a young girl with type 1 diabetes.  I wanted to create a pancake with very few carbs, no sugar and high in protein so that she could add honey as a syrup and keep her blood glucose levels from spiking.  I actually now will keep these pancakes on hand myself to snack on without honey when I want a ‘free’ snack (no insulin needed).  The other kiddo I had in mind was an adorable little boy who needed some lower sugar breakfast options.  Since most kids insist on syrup or a sugary topping on their pancakes, it is wonderful to have a pancake that has more protein than carbohydrates in it and no sugar.  I recommend to parents that unless you have 100% maple syrup on hand, to use honey (preferably raw) as syrup.  Feel free to add to the batter, this is just a good solid base that happened to be a hit with the kids I tested them on!

Almond Flour Pancakes

A high protein low carb pancake! This pancake needs a sweet topping for most kids to eat, but being so high in protein and low in sugar, you won't see a blood sugar spike.
Author Becky's Mindful Kitchen


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup almonds/pecans
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • Topping options: Honey, warm or cold berries, whipped cream, nuts, dark chocolate chips


  • In a blender or processor or with a knife, finely chop almonds and pecans (or any other nut)
  • In a medium bowl beat the 2 eggs and add in all of the ingredients and mix well.
  • Let sit for about 10 minutes for the batter to thicken.
  • Cook on medium heat and serve with topping of choice!


For diabetics: The entire batch contains around 56 grams of carbs and 72 grams of protein.
Since my kids insist on chocolate or "syrup" ( we use raw honey) I love serving them these pancakes knowing that their overall sugar consumption won't be very high.

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