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It’s only midweek, but I’m already fantasizing about the weekend. I can’t wait to make my new favorite low carb flaxseed pancakes recipe with my little girls again. We love cooking together!
Yes, lazy weekend mornings definitely call for family time and pancakes. These flaxseed meal pancakes are quick and easy to make, with a hidden boost from flax and without the carbs.
My Favorite Tool for Flaxseed Meal Pancakes
Ever since I got my Whiskware Batter Mixer, I’ve replaced my weekend breakfasts of eggs with pancakes. I’ve been making them with flax seeds for the last few weekends in a row, trying to perfect this flaxseed pancakes recipe for you.
Here is why I love the Batter Mixer:
- It’s quick to use. Toss all the ingredients inside, shake it, and dispense right onto the pan!
- It’s convenient. The lid can also be used as a stand while adding ingredients, and the silicone tip won’t melt if you touch the pan.
- It’s durable. I was surprised at how sturdy the wire whisk ball is! It’s actually much sturdier than most of the regular whisks I have.
- Less dishes to wash! This is the best part. Cleanup just means shaking it with water and a few drops of dish soap. So easy!
But the biggest reason why the Batter Mixer is part of my weekend morning routine now? It gives me more time with my family.
Features are nice and all, but more time with my family is what matters most. 🙂
Whiskware also has a pancake art kit, with silicone shapes and a skinnier dispense to make any shape you like. My daughter squealed with excitement for these!
Tips For How To Make Flaxseed Pancakes
Low carb flaxseed pancakes are pretty straightforward. The process is similar to making any other type of pancakes. But, flaxseed meal is pretty different from other flours, so here are a few tips for how to make flaxseed pancakes totally delicious…
Blend other flours with flaxseed meal.
I tried making low carb flaxseed pancakes using only flaxseed meal as the flour, and do not recommend this. The end result is very slimy!
Instead, you need to mix the flaxseed meal with another low carb flour. This recipe uses a blend of almond flour and sunflower seed meal.
If you prefer, you can use just one or the other. Replace the almond flour with more sunflower seed meal to make them nut-free.
Sorry, you can’t replace the eggs.
Flaxseed meal is often used as an egg replacement, so you may wonder why I still used eggs in this flaxseed pancakes recipe.
Unfortunately, my experience has been that flaxseed meal does not replace eggs very well in low carb pancakes. It can work in other pancake recipes that have other flours that help hold them together, but low carb flours don’t hold together well and the flax isn’t enough. So, eggs are still necessary.
I’d love to update this section if someone finds a way to make it work, though.
Use golden flaxseed meal if you can.
This is not required, but leads to a more mild flavor that is most similar to regular pancakes.
Adjust the batter consistency as needed.
Pancake batter with flax seeds thickens as it sits. It also varies depending on how finely ground your flaxseed meal is.
So, depending on how long it takes you to get through it, you may need to thin out the batter. Simply use more sparkling water, a little bit at a time.
Here is how the batter should look:
Get the right griddle or pan temperature.
Flaxseed meal pancakes can have a strange texture if they don’t cook through inside. Make sure the temperature is not too hot so that they cook inside, but not so cool that they don’t brown. It may take some fiddling to get there.
Alternatives To Flaxseed Meal Pancakes
If you’re looking for more low carb pancake recipes, try these:
- Keto low carb pancakes with almond flour and coconut flour
- Easy almond flour pancakes
- Coconut flour pancakes with cream cheese
You can make any of these in the Whiskware Batter Mixer, too. 🙂
How To Store Flaxseed Pancakes
You can store flaxseed meal pancakes in the refrigerator for 5 to 7 days.
Can you freeze them? Yes, you can! Simply place them in a freezer bag with parchment paper between them. This prevents sticking.
You can reheat frozen pancakes in the microwave or in the oven.
More Low Carb Recipes To Love
Tools To Make Paleo Flaxseed Pancakes:
Click the links below to see the items used to make this recipe.
- Whiskware Batter Mixer – The basic batter mixer used for this recipe and pictured above. Easy to use and quick cleanup!
- Whiskware Pancake Art Kit – You’ll love this if you have kids. The pancake art kit lets you create pancakes in fun shapes.
Low Carb Flaxseed Pancakes Recipe
This low carb flaxseed pancakes recipe is quick and easy to make! Flaxseed meal pancakes are a breakfast comfort food that's healthy, paleo, gluten-free, and keto friendly.
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- 1/2 cup Sunflower seed meal
- 1/2 cup Blanched almond flour (or more sunflower seed meal)
- 1/4 cup Golden flax seed meal
- 1/4 cup Erythritol
- 1 tsp Gluten-free baking powder
- 1/4 tsp Sea salt
- 1/4 cup Avocado oil
- 1/2 cup Sparkling water (or more up to 3/4 cup - see instructions)
- 3 large Eggs
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
RECIPE TIPS in the post above! VIDEO + nutrition info + recipe notes below!
Combine all ingredients in the Whiskware Batter Mixer.
Add the wire whisk, close the lid, and shake until well combined.
Let the batter sit for a couple of minutes to thicken. If it's too thick, add more sparkling water, a tablespoon (14 g) at a time, to reach the right consistency.
Heat an oiled griddle or large pan over medium heat. Squeeze 3-inch (7 cm) circles of batter from the Batter Mixer to make pancakes (this adds up to about 2 tbsp (28 g) batter per pancake). Fry for about 2 minutes per side, until bubbly on the edges, the flip and brown on the other side.
Repeat with remaining batter.
Serving size: 4 3-inch pancakes
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. You can find individual ingredient carb counts we use in the Low Carb & Keto Food List. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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