Pancakes without sugar are so versatile to bake and eat. You can make them sweet or savory and serve them for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
The sweet classics are pancakes with cinnamon (and sugar) or apple pancakes. The savory versions are, for example, french crepes filled with ham and cheese. Actually, there are no limits to the imagination when it comes to pancake recipes.
There are also pancakes without eggs and pancakes without milk, so the vegan version. I have a recipe for vegan pancakes that I can highly recommend to you.
Who said that a sweet tooth had to rhyme with high blood sugar? Now it’s your turn to turn conventional wisdom on its head and try this recipe for sugar free pancakes. To do so, you need are the following ingredients:
Ingredients for Sugar free pancakes
Yield: 10 pancakes Servings: 2 – 3 servings
- 1 cup (130 g) all-purpose flour
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp (30 g) melted butter
- 1/2 cup (150 ml) of milk
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or orange blossom flavoring
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
Sugar Free Pancake Recipe
In a bowl, mix the milk and egg until bubbles form on the surface of the mixture.
Mix in the melted butter and vanilla extract.
Separately, mix the flour with the baking powder and gradually transfer the dry ingredients to the container containing the liquid ingredients.
Stir carefully with a whisk and let the pancake mix rest for at least 15 minutes before baking.
Heat your pancake pan and grease it.
When the frying pan is hot, pour in the equivalent of a ladleful of pancake mix for each pancake.
Cook each pancake over low heat for a few minutes, turning the pancake when you see small bubbles appear. Make sure your pancakes are golden brown on each side.
Tip: to keep your pancakes warm while you finish cooking these rest, put the cooked pancakes on a plate and place it onto a saucepan filled with a quarter depth of water on low heat.
Devour your delicious sugar-free pancakes with the toppings of your choice. You drizzle a little maple syrup or agave syrup on top of your pancakes if you need a little sweetness.
Sugar Free Pancake Variations
Here are a few more pancake recipes that will add a bit more variety to your sugar free pancakes.
Banana Pancakes Recipe
Fruits are probably the best friends of pancakes! No other ingredients can add freshness, flavor, and tartness all at once like berries, citrus or plums can.
You can use just about any fruit in your pancakes. Bananas, for example, lend themselves particularly well to this, because in addition to being delicious, they have great nutritional factors that will help increase your energy levels for several hours. Perfect for kids!
To enjoy your delicious banana pancakes, you can either add a few slices on top of the pancake or mashed bananas and add them directly to your pancake batter before baking – for the puree bananas, I would recommend using 2 medium-sized ripe bananas and follow the pancake recipe above.
Sugar Free and Butter Free Pancakes
If you are on a weight loss diet, the good news is that you don’t have to give up the pleasure of enjoying pancakes. It is possible to make pancakes without sugar and butter. That way, no remorse! Want to try it? Here are the ingredients:
- 2 eggs
- 150 ml of semi-skimmed milk
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 125 g of flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 pinch of salt
To cook, simply oil your pan with a paper towel.
For those who still want to add a bit of sweetness, you can substitute the granulated sugar with other naturally sweet ingredients such as mashed bananas or applesauce. You can also use natural sweeteners like stevia or maple syrup. For those who are lactose intolerant, it is possible to replace butter with oil and cow’s milk with a vegetable drink.
Other pancake options
Equipment needed for pancakes
Here are some essential tools that I recommend you use when preparing these delicious sugar free pancakes:
Non stick pan for frying the pancake batter
Whisk for whisking the pancake mix
Mixing bowls for mixing all the ingredients together
What’s the difference between Pancakes and Crepes?
French crêpes are thin and delicate, while American pancakes have a thick fluffy texture. Pancakes are thicker and fluffier than crepes because the pancake batter contains a raising agent such as baking powder or baking soda, whereas the crepe batter does not contain any.
Unlike crepes, pancakes are not folded or rolled. The pancake toppings are put on top and then the pancake is cut. A lot of people also like to dip their pancakes in a honey or maple syrup sauce.
Above all, you need to master the art of baking pancakes. Purists will tell you that pancakes should be cooked in a hot buttered pan. Each pancake should have golden brown sides. As soon as bubbles form on the surface, it’s time to flip it.
How to make pancakes extra fluffy
The secret to super fluffy pancakes? There is no secret! You just have to respect some rules to enjoy a good fluffy pancake.
The first rule is to separate the wet and dry mixtures before putting them together. No lumps can be tolerated!
If you want to take it a step further, you can separate the egg whites and yolks and beat the whites until they are stiff before adding them gently to the batter.