Low carb and gluten free almond meal pancakes are easy to make using almond flour. This basic recipe is very popular. Perfect with sugar free syrup!
I enjoy treating myself to pancakes over the weekend. Thankfully, there are some terrific low carb options so we aren’t stuck eating just eggs and bacon.
It makes a difference in what type of almond flour is used. Some have a coarser grind. The finer ground almonds are best.
These low carb gluten free almond meal pancakes cook up best on a lower heat setting. I set my electric grill to around 325-350°F. You want to make sure the inside gets cooked without the outside burning.
When I have more time on the weekends, I’ll cook up a large batch of pancakes. This makes enough to last a week. They also freeze well if you want to keep them longer.
My husband has no idea that these are low carb pancakes. He loads them up with butter and regular syrup without complaining. Maybe I can sneak some sugar free syrup in his bottle without him noticing.
I’m still working on getting my husband to cut back on his carbs. He drinks a lot of regular soda. I’d be happy if he would just drop that from his diet.
Sometimes when I’m hungry after work, I’ll grab a single pancake to tie me over until dinner. The almond meal makes these pancakes very filling.
Almonds are a bit more expensive that wheat. But, you’ll save in the long run with the health benefits you get by going grain free.
If have a nut allergy or can’t eat almonds, you can make a low carb flour out of sunflower seeds instead. And, there’s always the option of using coconut flour.
I’ll be experimenting with more pancake recipes in the future. One of the things on my list to try is oat flour. It’s still a grain so it’s not a good option for those who have gone grain-free.
UPDATE: You can find my improved almond meal pancake recipe here.
Low Carb Almond Meal Pancakes
Almond Flour Pancakes – Gluten Free
Mix ingredients together.
Pour about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake in hot skillet or grill.
Flip them when the edges are dry and underside is brown.
An improved almond flour pancake recipe is available here.