keto pancake recipe
Discover this delicious Keto pancake recipe: ideal for kids!
Delicious low-carb Keto pancakes with cottage cheese and psyllium husk.
When you hear the word pancakes, likely, you’ll automatically think of carb-laden batters swimming in sugar and butter. Still, these keto pancakes are different — not only are they low in carbs, but they are also completely keto-friendly! Made with psyllium husk powder, which is rich in fibre, these keto pancakes would make a great midweek breakfast treat. Just one cup of all-purpose flour contains nearly 100 grams of carbs, so we’ve removed this from our ingredient list and replaced it with a low-carb alternative — my all-time favourite psyllium husk. An ingredient I also often use to make keto-friendly bread.
One common complaint from those on the keto diet is the lack of choice in cakes and treats as most contain flour as a key ingredient, but there are so many alternatives that there is no excuse for not following the keto diet. With a few small tweaks, you can make low-carb, keto-friendly versions of all your high-carb, sugar-filled favourites — including these delicious pancakes!
Traditionally, psyllium husk was used medically as a colon cleanser as it is high in fibre, but it also works as an alternative for flour. It also has thickening properties, which help bind the pancake batter together.
The addition of cottage cheese help gives these keto pancakes a fluffier texture that would otherwise be lost with the exclusion of all-purpose flour, and the berry topping helps sweeten it up.
Ingredient Spotlight: Ground psyllium husk powder
You’d be forgiven for not knowing what psyllium husk powder is, as it is not as common as almond flour in the keto diet. However, it is just as worthy as an alternative to all-purpose flour when cooking or baking and contains many health benefits. Psyllium is made from the husks of the Plantago ovate plant seeds and is more commonly used as a laxative, but research has found that it can also benefit the heart and pancreas.
Psyllium is a favourite baking ingredient of mine and is incredibly high in fibre. It soaks up water in the gut and helps with regular bowel movements. Including it in your diet can help promote better digestive health and reduce constipation and flatulence. It can also help maintain your gut and keep it healthy due to its prebiotic properties. This means your immune system becomes strengthened and can fight off infections and reduce inflammation more easily. Research also indicates that psyllium can help manage cholesterol levels and maintain good heart health. High cholesterol is usually a result of a poor diet. If you suffer from this, speak to your doctor about introducing psyllium into your diet. Psyllium can also help lower high blood pressure, strengthen the heart muscles and improve lipid levels.