These flaxseed pancakes are not only incredibly tasty but also packed with nutrition. Flaxseeds, the star ingredient, are a fantastic source of fiber, healthy fats, and essential nutrients. Plus, they provide a delightful nutty flavor that pairs perfectly with your favorite pancake toppings.
Flaxseeds have a naturally nutty taste, and this flavor shines through in these low carb and gluten-free flaxseed pancakes. It's a mild and pleasant nuttiness that complements other ingredients well.
These are delicious and very filling with the texture of these pancakes to be a bit denser and more filling compared to traditional pancakes. They are fluffy but can have a slightly different mouthfeel because of the flaxseed meal.
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Carbs in Flaxseeds
Ground flaxseeds (flaxseed meal): Ground flaxseeds have a similar carbohydrate content to whole flaxseeds, with about 7-8 grams of carbohydrates per 2 tablespoons (13 grams). The majority of these carbohydrates are dietary fiber as well.
The key to flaxseeds being considered low-carb is that most of their carbohydrates are in the form of dietary fiber. Fiber does not significantly impact blood sugar levels, so the "net carbs" in flaxseeds (total carbs minus fiber) are quite low.
- Ground flaxseed - golden or dark ground flaxseed.
- Eggs - use at room temperature.
- Low carb sweetener - we used allulose but any other low carb sweetener such as monkfruit or Swerve can be used.
- Almond milk - coconut milk could be substituted.
- Cinnamon - adds additional flavor.
- Vanilla extract
- Baking soda - helps the pancake rise.
How to make keto flaxseed pancakes
These easy low carb pancakes can be made in a skillet but we used a Dash pancake maker. They are easy to make and keep the pancakes to a nice even circular shape.
Mix the pancake ingredients together.
Pour into a pancake maker or spoon into a skillet.
Cook for a few minutes until firm.
Stack, eat and enjoy!
Allow your cooked flaxseed pancakes to cool to room temperature before storing them. This helps prevent condensation, which can make them soggy. If you plan to consume the pancakes within a few days, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Place a sheet of parchment paper or wax paper between each pancake to prevent them from sticking together.
What to serve with flaxseed pancakes
The beauty of keto flaxseed pancakes is their versatility. You can customize them with various keto-friendly toppings and flavorings. Common choices include sugar-free maple syrup, fresh berries, whipped cream, almond or peanut butter, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
More keto pancakes
If you enjoy pancakes, you can still enjoy them on a low carb diet. Try these other keto pancake recipes.
- 6 tablespoons ground flaxseed
- 3 medium eggs
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons almond milk
- 2 tablespoons allulose or other low carb sweetener
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- In a medium mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients and mix well.
- In another bowl, whisk the eggs with the vanilla and almond milk.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until you have a smooth batter. Let the batter sit for a few minutes to thicken.
Cook in a Griddle Pan
- Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium-low heat. Add a small amount of cooking oil or butter and let it melt and coat the pan evenly.
- Pour a small amount of the pancake batter (about 2-3 tablespoons) onto the skillet to form a pancake. Use the back of a spoon to spread it into a circle if needed.
- Cook the pancake for 2-3 minutes on one side until bubbles form on the surface and the edges look set.
- Flip the pancake carefully and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes on the other side, or until it's cooked through and golden brown.
- Remove the pancake from the skillet and repeat the process with the remaining batter, adding more oil or butter to the pan as needed.
- Serve and enjoy!
Cook in a Dash Pancake Maker
- Plug in your Dash pancake maker and allow it to preheat according to the manufacturer's instructions.
- Lightly grease the pancake maker's cooking plates with cooking spray or a small amount of oil.
- Pour a small amount of the pancake batter onto each pancake well, filling it to the recommended level indicated by the Dash pancake maker.
- Close the pancake maker and let it cook according to the manufacturer's instructions, typically for 2-4 minutes, or until the pancakes are cooked through and golden brown.
- Carefully open the pancake maker and use a non-metal utensil to gently remove the pancakes.
- Repeat the process with the remaining batter, adding more oil to the cooking plates as needed.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator.