low carb chocolate pancakes
These indulgent, guilt free pancakes make the perfect brunch on the weekend!
Or, you can cook them and eat them as snacks, they freeze well or last in the fridge for up to 3 days.
I ate them for lunch the other day and I wasn’t even remotely hungry come dinner time - they seriously fill you up so much! This is why I love low carb, sugar free, moderate protein, high fat meals and will never stop promoting them!
Dairy free if you cook in coconut oil
Low carb (and would fit into a keto diet)
Low Carb Chocolate Pancakes
Makes 3 pancakes
1 serve = 3 pancakes (if having as a meal)
If having as a snack: 1 pancake
Time: 15 minutes
1 whole egg + 1 egg white
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp gluten free baking powder
1 heaped tbsp coconut flour
1/4 cup almond meal or LSA meal
1 heaped tbsp cacao powder
1 tbsp powdered/granulated stevia
1 tsp coconut oil, ghee or butter
3 tbsp coconut yogurt
1/3 cup berries of choice
Whisk all ingredients (except coconut oil or butter) together in a bowl. Alternatively, use a blender! This makes the pancakes tun out extra fluffy. Let it sit for at least 5 minutes, it should slightly thicken. The consistency should be a smooth, slightly runny batter - so if it's too thick, add a little more almond milk!
Heat coconut oil/butter in a large fry pan over medium heat.
Using the 1/4 cup measure, scoop batter onto the pan to make 3 round pancakes (you may need to make 2 first, then the last one after if your pan isn't big enough!). Cook for 3-4 minutes, until you see bubbles form. Then, using an egg flipper, lightly lift up one of the sides to see if it's cooked and golden underneath, then flip over and cook for about a further 30 seconds - 1 minute.
Transfer to a plate and top with 2 heaped tablespoons of coconut yogurt, raspberries and extra stevia, cinnamon if desired. Pictured here is also cacao nibs, chopped hazelnuts and coconut flakes (but these aren't included in the calorie count). Add them if you desire, just take this in to account!
If eating all 3 pancakes as a meal topped with the coconut yogurt and berries):
Calories: 450 kcal
Protein: 19 g
Fat: 34 g
Carbs: 12 g
If enjoying as a snack (1 pancake)
Calories: 120 kcal
Protein: 7 g
Fat: 8 g
Net carbs: 5 g
Who’s keen to get cooking? Why not grab all of the ingredients, keep them stocked in your pantry as staples and make these whenever you need that chocolate fix?
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