Blueberry Almond Pancakes

Blueberry Almond Pancakes
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Source: The Diabetes Cookbook. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Mittera.

High fiber, lower in carbs, gluten free, no added sugar, and high in protein - these are not your average pancakes! How did we do it? We replaced wheat flour with almond flour, used a mashed banana instead of sugar, and added ground flax seed for extra fiber. Just one of these pancakes will power you through your morning!

  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Cook time
    25 min
  • Servings
    6 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 pancake
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

6 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 pancake
  • Amount per serving Calories 240

  • Total Fat 16g
    • Saturated Fat 2.5g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 70mg
  • Sodium 200mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 16g
    • Dietary Fiber 6g
    • Total Sugars 6g
    • Added Sugars 0g
  • Protein 13g
  • Potassium 380mg
  • Phosphorus 310mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1/2 Fruit, 1/2 Carbohydrate, 1 Lean protein, 3 Fat



  • eggs
  • egg whites
  • light ricotta cheese
    3/4 cup
  • vanilla extract
    1/2 tsp
  • unsweetened vanilla almond milk
    1/4 cup
  • large ripe banana
  • lemon (juiced and zested)
  • almond flour
    1 cup
  • ground flax seed
    1/2 cup
  • baking powder
    1 tsp
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • blueberries
    1/2 cup


  1. Add the eggs, egg whites, ricotta cheese, vanilla, almond milk, banana, lemon juice, and lemon zest to a blender. Blend until smooth.

  2. In a small bowl, combine the almond flour, ground flax seed, and baking powder. Add the dry mixture to the liquid mixture in the blender and blend until smooth.

  3. Coat a nonstick saute pan with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Scoop a scant 1/3 cup of the pancake batter into the pan and top with 4-5 blueberries. Let cook until the edges begin to brown (2-3 minutes); then flip the pancake to continue to cook an additional 2-3 minutes. Remove from the pan and repeat the process for the remaining 5 pancakes.