Crispy egg-free low-carb almond pancakes

Crispy egg-free low-carb almond pancakes

These thin, egg-less, dairy-free, low-carb vegan pancakes are exceptionally crispy and delicious. The taste almost reminds you of parathas (pan-fried Indian flatbread). If you eat butter, replace the coconut oil with butter and they will taste even more amazing. Switch it up by serving them with either a savory or sweet topping.

Crispy egg-free low-carb almond pancakes

These thin, egg-less, dairy-free, low-carb vegan pancakes are exceptionally crispy and delicious. The taste almost reminds you of parathas (pan-fried Indian flatbread). If you eat butter, replace the coconut oil with butter and they will taste even more amazing. Switch it up by serving them with either a savory or sweet topping.
USMetric
2 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (4 oz.) 240 ml (110 g) almond flour
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp pea protein powder (unflavored)
  • 1½ tsp 1½ tsp ground psyllium husk powder
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup 240 ml unsweetened almond milk
  • 1½ tsp 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp coconut oil, for frying
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Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the almond flour, protein powder, psyllium husk, cinnamon, and salt.
  2. Add the almond milk, vanilla extract and applesauce. Stir together until combined, forming a thick batter.
  3. Melt the coconut oil in a non-stick skillet, over medium heat.
  4. Scoop about 3 tablespoons of batter into the skillet, using a spatula to smooth the batter into a pancake about 3" (7 cm) in diameter.
  5. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until the edges begin to firm, and lightly brown. Flip, and continue cooking for 2 - 3 minutes, or until browned and cooked through.

Tip

Keeping the pancakes small makes them easier to flip.

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12 comments

  1. R. Anwar
    Is safe protien powder? (Any Commercial interests?)
    Reply: #3
  2. Honeymay
    Interesting recipe. I may try it as a chapati/paratha substitute and use chickpea flour and leave out the cinnamon...maybe use garam masala..? Or, add some tumeric, ginger, and fresh cilantro..? There are a lot of options to do with this recipe!
  3. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Is safe protien powder? (Any Commercial interests?)

    You'll want to be sure the ingredients are clean. https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/ingredients-to-avoid

  4. Lauren
    Is there a substitute for the apple sauce? Not available in my country
    Reply: #5
  5. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Is there a substitute for the apple sauce? Not available in my country

    I'm not exactly sure. You may be able to omit it completely or you could try a small amount of mashed banana or sweet potato. You may want to add slightly less banana or sweet potato and add a little more water so the consistency will be similar to applesauce. (Keep in mind that this may affect the carb count.)

  6. Anna
    Is there a replacement for the protein powder?
    Reply: #7
  7. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Is there a replacement for the protein powder?

    Not that I am aware of. You may want to try one of our other pancake recipes if you need to skip the protein powder. https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/recipes/keto-pancakes

  8. Una
    Not a great recipe when you have to buy expensive protein powder to avoid an egg, and then buy unsweetened apply sauce, that then ends up getting thrown out as you have to buy too much - if in Britain you can find such a thing.
    Perhaps give the weight of a fresh apple so one can make it as needed. But then high in carbs either way. Glad I'm not allergic to eggs but don't want to eat them first thing in the morning and then every day.
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  10. D
    Can I use regular cow milk?
    Reply: #12
  11. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Can I use regular cow milk?

    It's not recommended due to the sugar content. Here's our dairy guide for more info! https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/dairy

  12. Melissa
    Hello! Is it possible to replace the protein powder with collagen powder? That's what I have on hand. Thanks!
    Reply: #14
  13. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Hello! Is it possible to replace the protein powder with collagen powder? That's what I have on hand. Thanks!

    Hi, Melissa! This would not be recommended, as these products act differently and will produce a different texture.

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