Almond Flour Pancakes, More Protein Than Carbs!

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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!

Notes

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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