Tuesday, March 12, 2013


 I am really enjoying researching and devising low carb versions of my favourite foods. As my son has diabetes, we eat very little carbohydrate or processed foods. But, we can still eat delicious food, with just a little tweaking. I think I have perfected this recipe for waffles and pancakes, which do not affect my son's blood glucose levels. His levels go very high if he eats wheat, regardless of injecting the correct amount of insulin. Wheat has a very high glycemic index and it makes blood glucose levels go high very fast, even if you don't have diabetes, so no one in our family eats it anymore.
Here is my recipe...
5 eggs
75 gm almond meal
30 gm coconut flour
20 gm golden flax seed meal
20gm hazelnut meal
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
20 gm coconut milk powder
1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 teasp vanilla bean paste
Beat everything together adding sufficient water to make a thick batter.
If you want fluffier waffles, you can beat the egg whites first, but I only do that if I have time.
Total batter mixture is 49 gm carbs. I usually get 7 waffles or pancakes from this amount.
We eat them with butter and maple syrup. My son has sugar free maple syrup. I keep a batch of waffles in the fridge and then crisp them up in the toaster. They are good alternative when I crave a piece of toast - eaten with real butter and a thin smear of jam.


  1. Thanks for this recipe! I'm going to try it.

    I wouldn't say I'm gluten-intolerant, but my body definitely starts muttering mutinously when I eat too much wheat.

    PS: Vanilla bean paste? Wot dat? Same as vanilla extract?

  2. Another PS: I really admire you and your family for all jumping onto the healthy diet bandwagon for your son's sake!

    1. I'm with Ru.

      You're all into this! It's so great!