Make These Protein Pancakes for Any Diet or Craving
Pancakes may just be the best thing in America, well, besides ice cream.
But if you’re on a diet or watching your carbs, you may have been missing out on the golden goodness of fluffy pancakes. I know, your mouth is watering just thinking about it. The bad news is pancakes will always be a little bit of a cheat meal for most but the good news is I have found a recipe that lets you indulge without using all of your calories for the day and without breaking your vegan beliefs, As an added delight, this recipe has all of the yummy goodness you would expect from a really good stack of pancakes!
The recipe I found only requires eight ingredients! It calls for almond flour, cornstarch, baking powder, monk fruit sweetener, unsweetened applesauce, coconut oil, almond milk, and a pinch of salt. And if you’re into macros one pancake is 201 calories, has 5 grams of protein, 11 grams of carbohydrates, and 17 grams of fat. Now before you freak out fat is not the devil, You actually need fat in your diet to remain healthy, process vitamins A, D, E, and K. Another plus to this recipe is it is gluten-free, vegan, and paleo- and keto-friendly, low carb and free of added sugar. Can you say jackpot?
Now, on to the recipe!
- 1 ¼ cup almond flour
- ½ cup cornstarch
- 2 tsp of baking powder
- 1 tbsp granulated Lakanto Monk Fruit Sweetener
- ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
- ½ cup almond milk
- A pinch of salt
1. Whisk together dry ingredients (almond flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, and monk fruit sweetener) in a large mixing bowl.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together wet ingredients (applesauce, coconut oil, and almond milk).
3. Add wet ingredients to dry, and mix thoroughly.
4. Spray a frying pan with non-stick cooking spray and heat on medium-low heat. You'll know it's ready for the batter when you splash a few drops of water on the pan and it sizzles.
5. Pour 1/4 cup of your pancake batter onto the frying pan, and cook for 2 minutes (until bottom side is golden brown).
6. Carefully flip the pancake and cook the other side for 2 minutes.
7. Remove the pancake from the heat and place it on a plate to cool.
8. Spray the frying pan with cooking spray again. Repeat steps 5-7 until all of the pancake batter is gone.
Try this recipe out and see how you like it. Each batch yields about six pancakes so there are enough to go around! Or if you are in the mood for a treat you can freeze them and then pull them out of the fridge, warm them up, add a little fruit or another topping, and indulge in a yummy low-carb treat!
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