Vegan protein pancakes, low carb
|Tags:||Cheap, Proteins, Quick recipes, Soy free|
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|Serves:||five pancakes for one person|
I have long lamented the lack of a good low carb vegan pancake recipe. Thankfully my fellow Dutchy and low carb genius Alynda solved the problem, by tweaking my waffle recipe into pancakes. It never quite worked out when I tried to do that, so I'm really quite indebted to her. She shared this wonderful invention in the Vegan Keto group on Facebook, so we could all experiment with it. I made a few more tweaks to adjust the recipe to my preferences and what I had on hand. The protein powder I use absorbs water very fast, so my pancakes came out quite a lot thicker than Alynda's, which were more crêpe-like. She will probably post her version of the recipe pretty soon. I really like the flavor and texture of these pancakes. They are crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside, with a nice slightly 'eggy' taste, even though they are of course entirely egg-free. The inside can get slightly soggy, which I want to try and improve, but I like them so much already that I wanted to share the recipe as is (with kind permission from Alynda of course).
- 1/4 cup protein powder (I used Holland & Barrett soy protein)
- 1/4 cup vital wheat gluten
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 1 tablespoon almond meal
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup unsweetened soy milk, almond milk or water
- 1 tablespoon oil for the batter (I used canola)
- more oil for frying
I just wanted to say thanks for providing this info. Have you thought of putting together a resources page? I'm not interested in doing a full blown keto diet, but I am hypoglycemic and can't eat a standard WFPB diet because of this. I need to eat a much more isocaloric diet. At times it gets very trying when most of the online vegan/WFPB resources are "carbs good, fat bad, fat you eat fat you wear, carbs cure diabetes, eat moar carbs" rather than wanting to have a discussion. Pretty similar to talking to paleo folks about whole grains. It's nice to have a few places online to read less fat-phobic information.
Thank you Feast! The low fat high carb gang drives me crazy sometimes too. As resources for lower carb vegan food are becoming more numerous, it may actually be a good time to put together a resources page. Thanks for suggesting it. Until then, if you look around the website, there are quite a few links to other blogs etc. who deal with this subject.
thanks for this recipe. I've experimented a lot with LC vegan pancake recipes and this is the only one that comes out like 'cake'. I use ground chia instead of flax for the flavor. You can get big fluffy cakes depending on the amount of liquid you use. I'm so happy to be done experimenting!
Glad you like it so much Chris!
Does more liquid make them more fluffy? What does it taste difference with chia up versus flax?
Hi Meg, too much liquid can make these pancakes a bit soggy. If you want them fluffier, you could also add a pinch more baking powder. Chia seeds have a slightly milder flavor than flax.
Wauw! I'm just starting to experiment with eating lower carb, and this is recipe gives me so much hope! I used whole chia instead of flax because that was what I ad, and used no oil in the batter. I added some vanilla powder and stevia. Topped with peanut butter and a few red berries.They were great! Is it supposed to be one serving? (Because I ate them all ;) )
Hi Tine, glad you like it! The recipe is one generous serving, so it is absolutely fine to eat them all.
Awful, totally inedible.
Made these this week and they were great! I have been low carb for almost 6 years and I had missed pancakes so much! I had them with sugar-free sauce. The recipe lists oil for the batter but I cannot see in the instructions where it is added?
Thank you Becca, glad you liked the pancakes. I corrected the instructions to include the oil. You add it with the milk.
This sounds like a great recipe! Thank you for sharing all your info with us. Have you made these GF? The one things we miss is pancakes and waffles as my husband is GF, and we are new to vegan and now low carb. Maybe you might even have a suggestion of a substitute?
Hi Wendy, the vital wheat gluten is really the binder in this recipe, so it would be difficult to make it gluten free. You could try experimenting with a combo of coconut and almond flour, protein powder and flax or chia to make GF pancakes.
Please remove the "Soy free" tag. This is one of the top search results for "low carb soy free vegan diet" and there are two soy ingredients in the recipe.
Hi PG, this recipe is very easy to make soy free with a non-soy protein powder and plant milk, as mentioned in the ingredient list.
I love this recipe! I used half chocolate and half salted caramel protein powder and they turned out so YUMMY!! Thank you!
That sounds lovely Sandy!
Instead of the viral wheat gluten could you use a vegan egg substitute- it’s in powder form.
Hi Anne, I'm sorry, but really don't know. You'd have to try it for yourself to see if it works.
Hi! Is there anything I can use in place of the almond meal? I don't have an issue with eating it; I just don't have any on hand. Thank you in advance!
Hi Ali, you can use any type of ground up nut or seed in place of the almond flour.
How many grams of carbohydrates does this have? Thanks in advance.
In a rather untimely and very late response to Lane's question on 4/17/2020, I put all the ingredients (or the closest equivalents I could find) into cronometer.com and came up with these macros for this entire batch of pancakes: 536 calories, 61 g protein, 10 g carbs, 29 g fat. Any extra oil used when frying would obviously add to the fat content.
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