Vegan low-carb protein pancakes
- 1⁄3 cup 75 ml (40 g)
- 1 cup 225 ml (110 g) almond flour
- 1⁄3 cup 75 ml pea unflavored protein powder (unflavoured or vanilla)
- 2 tbsp 2 tbsp (25 g) chia seeds
- 2 tsp 2 tsp (10 g) baking powder
- ¼ tsp ¼ tsp (1.1 g) baking soda
- 2 tsp 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1¾ cups 425 ml unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tbsp 1 tbsp coconut oil
- Place all of the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir to combine.
- Add the wet ingredients and mix to a smooth batter. Sit aside for 15 minutes to rest.
- Heat a small amount of coconut oil in a large frying pan. Pour ¼ cup measures of pancake mix in the pan. You should be able to cook two at once.
- Cook pancakes over low heat for 3-5 minutes, until you see bubbles appear. Flip and cook for another 3-5 minutes until golden and crispy on both sides. Repeat until all of the batter is gone.
Serve with fresh berries, coconut yogurt and shredded coconut, or thinned down almond butter or other nut butters, especially the lower carb ones like macadamia, pecan and walnut. To thin nut butters simply add water, almond milk, or coconut milk and stir.
Pancakes for dessert
We do not recommend sweet foods for breakfast since it can trigger hunger in some people. But if you enjoy the pancake as a dessert as an extra treat you can add 1 tbsp of erythritol per serving in the batter for a sweeter taste.
Can I freeze the pancakes?
These pancakes are best eaten straight away but can be frozen and reheated.
If the pancakes don't hold together
Please note that these pancakes are quite delicate, as they have minimal binders. If you struggle to get them to hold, or if you are worried about it, add a tablespoon of chia seeds or ground psyllium husk powder to the original batter.
Is protein powder really healthy?
We generally recommend choosing nonprocessed foods. However, vegans on a low-carb diet may find it very challenging to meet their daily protein needs through whole foods alone. Including plant-based protein powders can help vegans bridge the protein gap while adding very few carbs.
A few organic, less-processed options are Garden of Life Organic Protein Powder, Foods Alive Organic Pea Protein Powder, and Jarrow Formulas Organic Pumpkin Seed Vegan Protein Powder.