Low GI Pancake Recipe

A few weeks ago I shared a video on the Your PCOS Diet Facebook page from Tasty at Buzz Feed, which showed how to make nutritious pancakes. All 4 recipes are relatively Low-GI (as long as you’re careful with your choice of topping) and are a great idea if you crave pancakes. I love pancakes and up until seeing this my go-to Low GI pancake recipe was for Almond Pancakes.

This is the recipe I use. I don’t add any sugar but you can add a small amount of Stevia if you wish. You may need to play around with the flour amounts as there is no standard when it comes to almond flour so add slowly until you reach the right consistency.

Low GI Pancake Recipe: Almond Pancakes


  • ½ – 1 cup almond flour (may also be named ground almonds or almond meal)
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 75ml water
  • 1 tbsp. double cream/heavy cream
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ tbsp. sugar substitute such as Stevia (optional)
  • Pinch of cinnamon (optional)
  • ½ tbsp. oil or spray oil


Combine all the ingredients, except the oil, and mix into a batter. Start with half a cup of almond flour and then gradually add more until the batter is smooth and thick.

Heat a little oil in a frying pan or griddle. You can also use a spray oil.

Drop 1 -2 tablespoons of batter into the pan and cook until light brown on both sides.

Low GI Pancake Toppings

As I mentioned earlier, choose your toppings carefully. Most of us love to drown our pancakes in syrup, which is high-high-high GI! A handful of strawberries, raspberries or blueberries are all good low GI choices or half a chopped banana (bananas are slightly higher on the GI scale but still okay in moderation). Natural yoghurt is also low GI as are some low-fat fruit yoghurts (but I try to avoid foods with sugar substitutes as they often contain chemicals that can cause other health issues).

What are your favorite low GI pancake recipes or toppings? Share below or visit the PCOS Matters Facebook page.

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