The Lakanto Pancake and Waffle Mix has 50 calories per serving, it’s gluten free, sugar free, low in net carbs, and high in protein. I decided to try the pancakes for myself.Jump to Recipe
My most popular recipe on this blog is this low calorie pancake recipe (from the Body For Life book). But I know from search data, when people are searching for low calorie pancakes, sometimes they are actually looking for a pancake mix that is also low in calories.
So, I decided to start looking for a low calorie pancake mix. And you know what I found? Absolutely nothing! All the gluten free mixes and sugar free mixes were VERY high in calories. Typically higher than your classic mixes.
That’s right. Every single pancake mix label I looked at in the grocery store was a minimum of 120 calories per serving, and that’s before you mix it with eggs or oil. And the mixes that claim to have less calories, are actually just calculating it on half of the amount of mix you would normally weigh for a serving.
Until I found the Lakanto brand. Gram for gram, it has the fewest calories of all the mixes on the store shelf. If you know of any lower ones though, I’d love to hear about it!
For 1/4 cup (27 grams) of the Lakanto pancake mix, the calories and macros are:
- 50 calories
- 5 grams protein
- 18 grams carbs (with 11 of those coming from fiber)
- and 0.5 grams of fat.
- and 0 grams sugar
This isn’t that bad actually. Even after you add the egg and coconut oil, (and your yield is 4 pancakes) you are still looking at:
- 54 calories
- 4 grams protein
- 9 grams carbs (with 6 grams fiber)
- and 3 grams fat.
- 0 grams sugar
But was it good?
It was decent. I wouldn’t compare it to traditional fluffy pancakes or IHOP. These pancakes are definitely more dense. However, for the calories and macros, I don’t mind eating pancakes that are more dense, especially if it means I can eat more of them!
I do think it needs the egg and coconut oil, which is what the recipe on the packaging has you adding. I really wanted to make some with just water, and that didn’t turn out. It was VERY heavy and dense.
I also tried with just egg whites, to have even fewer calories. But, it didn’t quite get the texture right either. Still dense.
In the end, you really should just use the recommended recipe and include the egg and coconut oil.
What are the ingredients in the Lakanto Pancakes?
The Lakanto pancakes are gluten free, low in net carbs, and are high in fiber. They are also a good source of protein. This is because of some key ingredients. According to the label, the pancakes have:
- Tapioca starch
- pea protein
- fiber blend (cellulose, psyllium, oat fiber and tapioca fiber)
- Chickpea flour
- Brown rice protein
- Lakanto monkfruit sweetener.
- Baking powder, salt cinnamon, potato flour, rice bran, sunflower lecithin and natural flavors.
Where can you buy the pancake mix.
To buy the Lakanto products, you can
Here’s the final recipe if you want to print it!
Lakanto Sugar Free Gluten Free Low Carb Pancakes
- 1/2 cup Lakanto Pancake Mix
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 medium egg
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil.
- Mix all ingredients together. Add more water if the consistency is too thick for pancakes.
- Pour 4 inch pancakes onto a heated, non stick, greased griddle or skillet.
- Flip so both sides get cooked and through the center.
- Top with your favorite pancake toppings.
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