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How To Make Almond Flour Pancakes
Gluten Free and Low Carb Pancakes
Nothing makes me feel as good as eating a good plate of pancakes with maple syrup. Saying that I love pancakes is an understatement. I will eat them not just for breakfast, but also for dinner! However eating that many pancakes during the week makes me feel lethargic and is never kind to my waistline.
I have discovered the art of low-carbing that's customized to my eating habits and lifestyle. I found that this works for me and it seems the only way to keep my weight in check as well as my sanity. These delicate pancakes are made with almond flour and can be enjoyed by those on a low-carb or a gluten-free diet.
I have also found that after eating these almond-flour pancakes, I don't feel the need to take a nap. It's quite filling but not in the way that flour-based pancakes are. I usually eat them with a sugar-free syrup or some fruit like blueberries. I even use high-carb items like bananas now and then. Besides, I'm making them with almond flour so I feel that I can allow myself bananas once in a while.
Almond flour is highly nutritious and easy to use. It has a good amount of protein and low in carbohydrates and sugars. If you are counting your carbs or watching your glycemic index, it is a perfect replacement for white flour.
*Photo taken by myself.
Have You Ever Used Almond Flour In Your Cooking?
You Need To Start With Some Almond FLour
I really enjoy this brand and gives me good results all the time. Almond flour has a subtle nutty taste with a hint of butter, which means it tastes good!
Although almost any brand of almond flour is good, I found Bob's Red Mill always delivers and never fails to give me perfect results every time.
Before starting to make the pancakes, you may want to heat the oven to a low heat with a plate inside to keep your cooked pancakes warm.
How to Make Almond Flour Pancakes
- 1 3/4 cups almond flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup soy or almond milk
- Whisk the eggs in a bowl for 30 seconds. Add the soy milk ( or your favorite milk ) and vanilla extract and mix well.
- Add the almond flour, salt and baking powder and mix until the batter is smooth.
- Heat a non-stick teflon frying pan just above medium heat. (If you are using a normal frying pan, coat it with some oil or butter)
- Pour about 1/4 cup of the batter onto the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes. Once you see a couple of bubbles form on the top, very carefully flip the pancakes with a spatula to cook the other side for another minute or so.
- Remember that these pancakes are very fragile and break easily so it might take a little practice to get it right. Use up the remaining batter keeping the cooked pancakes warm in a heated oven until ready to eat.
- Serve with sugar-free syrup or your favorite topping.
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Cooking with Almond Flour
Make a Variety of Baked Goods with Almond Flour
Did you know that you can make a wide variety of scrumptious baked goods using almond flour? Yes you can and they taste just as good as their white flour counterparts.
From pancakes to cupcakes, you can make delicious treats that are healthy as well as taste good. Give almond flour a try and you might be surprised to find how good they can be.
My Favorite Almond Flour Cookbook
This is definitely one of my go-to cookbooks when it comes to almond flour cooking. I've tried many of the recipes listed in the book and they've all turned out absolutely delicious.
Some of my favorites are the Quiche made with almond flour (made this three times!) as well as some of the delectable muffin recipes included in this fabulous book.
Buying and Storing Almond Flour
There are many brands of almond flour on the market today. In addition to the products I recommend, I sometimes find a good bargain in my local health food store.
I don't notice that much of a difference in taste and texture but I know everyone has their favorites.
I do prefer to buy it online as it's generally much less expensive even with the shipping costs. It's definitely more expensive than white flour, but you'll be getting all the nutritional benefits that white flour doesn't have.
I store my almond flour in the refrigerator as it seems to stay fresher longer. You can also freeze it to extend shelf life but I end up using it up before the expiration date. During the winter months, I'll keep a batch on the kitchen counter as it's cool enough to do so.