You know those days when you’re just craving something warm and comforting for breakfast? When you think “forget healthy, I just want something yummy”… this Instant Pot French Toast Casserole is it. It’s like banana bread, but a little richer and more decadent… but not quite a dessert. Does that make sense? If it sounds good to you, let’s get to the recipe so you can make it yourself.
There’s no secret that I love a good smoothie. Smoothies are my favorite breakfast because they’re quick, easy, tasty, and you can take them on the go. But sometimes I don’t want to drink my breakfast, but I still want that fruity, healthy feel that I get from my favorite drinks. So instead, I make a smoothie bowl. This Banana Peach Smoothie Bowl is so versatile. Add your favorite fruit, nuts and other toppings to make it more filling. But if you are looking for a yummy drink instead, try this fabulous Mango Banana Smoothie!
Looking for low carb option for your family’s Saturday morning pancake breakfast? This recipe is light, very similar in texture to flour pancakes and freezes wonderfully. If you have family members who are resistant to the low carb lifestyle, these pancakes will convert them! While this is just a basic recipe for low carb pancakes, you can stir in sugar-free chocolate chips, blueberries, raspberries, or top them with fresh fruit to create a flavorful breakfast (or dinner) for your family.
Low Carb Pancakes Recipe
Way back in the day before alternative flours and low carb products were widely available in grocery stores, one of the things my husband missed most when low carbing was his favorite breakfast foods. Pancakes are a real treat, but usually they’re chock full of sugars and carbs, so they’re a no-no when you need to keep carb counts down… until now.
These low carb pancakes are good enough for the whole family, even the people who aren’t low carbing. Top with butter and sugar-free syrup or fresh berries if your low-carb plan allows them. Either way, they’re simply delicious!
Low Carb, Gluten Free Pancakes
Yield 6 pancakes
These easy low carb pancakes will quickly become a family favorite, even for those who aren't watching their carbs. It's a healthy recipe everyone enjoys!
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 2 T. coconut flour
- ½ tsp. Cinnamon
- ½ tsp. Vanilla extract
- 3 whole eggs
- ½ tsp. Baking powder
- 2 T. unsweetened almond/coconut milk
- 1 T. sweetener of choice
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl until well mixed.
- Heat a large pan over medium heat, spray well with nonstick cooking spray. If your pot sizzles when water is dropped on it, it's ready to cook.
- Drop 2 tablespoons of batter onto prepared pan, spread out into a circle about 4” in diameter.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes, lift up the edge to check for doneness, they should be a golden brown.
- Flip carefully and brown on the opposite side 1-2 minutes.
- Serve with pure maple syrup or sugar-free syrup to keep your carb count down. This one is a little pricey on Amazon but you it lasts a long time, you can also find it at Walmart or many grocery stores.
This recipe makes about 5-6 pancakes, you can easily double the recipe for a family or to freeze. To freeze simply cool your pancakes completely then toss them in a freezer bag, don’t forget to label them with a permanent marker.
If you liked these low carb pancakes, you’ll also love these other low carb breakfast ideas:
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