Do You Love The Healthy Benefits Of Keto As Much As You Love Bread? You’re In Luck!
Anyone who has benefited from a keto diet regimen knows how life-changing a low carb lifestyle can be. But two things in particular have an almost irresistible power to pull even the most devout believer off the keto wagon. Those would be the yearning for a good, old-fashioned sandwich or the desire to join in with the family for Sunday morning pancakes. Once, that was a real problem. But these two keto-friendly recipes produce scrumptious results without the “morning after” regret of a carb binge.
The keto diet lays a healthy foundation for managing a number of illnesses, disorders, and chronic conditions. Among these are diabetes, autoimmune disorders, and obesity. The nutritional counselors at the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI), one of the leading regenerative medicine facilities in the United States, report continuing success for their patients who use a keto diet to help maximize the effects of regenerative therapy.
What if you could have your pancakes and eat them, too?
Nothing says “lay back morning” quite like a pancake breakfast. But with this luscious indulgence comes diet-busting carbs and the digestive problems of gluten. Until now. Today there are several terrific gluten-free, low carb, high protein flours on the grocery shelves and health food stores. Crossing such a big item off your “can’t have” list is a real boon for the keto diet follower.
The pancake recipe below is made with almond flour, grass-fed cream cheese and cage-free eggs. For those following a low carb regimen like the keto diet -or just wanting to keep their carb count to a specific daily limit- these flapjacks are a delicious and nutritious way to “have your ‘cakes and eat them, too!”
These recipes are great for both keto and Paleo diet regimens.
Likewise, for sandwich or toast lovers, you can keep the health and weight management benefits of keto going by using the easy keto bread recipe that follows the one for pancakes. It is not only keto friendly, but Paleo diet friendly as well.
Not someone who is into either keto or Paleo? Don’t let that stop you from enjoying either of these healthy, weight friendly recipes that are fast and easy.
Why Keto Friendly Recipes Are Good For Virtually Everyone
It is now an established fact that a low carb, high fat regimen like the keto diet balances the body’s glucose levels and helps your body switch from burning carbs for fuel to burning fat. Over the long run, this helps produce profound health benefits like effective weight management, improved cardiovascular health, and blood sugar control.
Reducing carbs reduces the amount of sugar and starch-based glucose that you consume. When glucose intake is limited, the body turns to its fat stores for energy. The keto diet’s “one-two punch” against the unhealthy effects of excess carbs includes an increase in healthy fats. Properly increasing healthy fats and limiting carbs keeps your body relying on fat for energy.
The results are healthy weight loss, an improvement in overall health, and the restoration of energy levels.
Why? Because a keto diet triggers a metabolic state known as ketosis. That means the majority of the body’s energy is based on ketone bodies. Ketones burn fat more efficiently than carbohydrates. Your body becomes a fat burner instead of a sugar burner.
Low carb, high fat diets like keto do more than just help you maintain a healthy weight. They have been shown to improve cognitive function, reduce the risk of heart disease, prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes, and alleviate the symptoms of metabolic syndrome. Keto can improve digestion, help stabilize hormone balance, and has been shown to help combat cancer.
Low Carb Pancake Nutritional Data
The pancake recipe contains the following, per a single pancake:
- 170 calories
- 7 grams protein
- 14 grams fat
- 3 grams carbs
- 1 gram sugar
- 1 gram fiber
- 2 milligrams vitamin B2 (25% daily value)
- 96 milligrams choline (23% daily value)
- 8 milligrams vitamin E (19% daily value)
- 425 IUs vitamin A (18% daily value)
- 35 micrograms vitamin B12 (15% daily value)
- 4 milligrams vitamin B5 (10% daily value)
- 20 micrograms folate (5% daily value)
- 07 milligrams vitamin B6 (5% daily value)
- 5 milligrams niacin (4% daily value)
- 03 milligrams thiamin (3% daily value)
- 9 micrograms selenium (18% daily value)
- 120 milligrams phosphorus (17% daily value)
- 24 milligrams manganese (13% daily value)
- milligrams copper (13% daily value)
- 7 milligrams zinc (10% daily value)
- 144 milligrams sodium (10% daily value)
- 29 milligrams magnesium (9% daily value)
- milligram iron (6% daily value)
- 57 milligrams calcium (6% daily value)
- 130 milligrams potassium (3% daily value)
The recipe includes almond flour and cinnamon, two ingredients that are perfect for a keto diet regimen. Almond flour is used not just because it’s low carb and delicious. The nutritional and health benefits of nuts have long been established. This flour has zero gluten, and its health benefits are many. It boosts heart health, manages blood glucose levels, improves energy, and helps with healthy weight loss.
Cinnamon brings powerful antioxidants to the breakfast table. Surprised? Many people are, and delightfully so. This classic spice is not only yummy, it’s one of the world’s most beneficial for health.
Cinnamon packs a powerful load of keto related benefits including:
- Diabetic control
- Anti-microbial elements
- Immunity boosting properties
- Promotes heart health
The Low Carb Pancake Recipe
- You’ll need a blender for mixing and a frying pan. If you prefer, the mixing can be done by hand. Begin by combining:
- Almond flour: ½ cup + 1 Tbsp
- Grass-fed cream cheese: ½ cup
- 4 cage-free eggs
- Cinnamon: ½ tsp cinnamon
Using your blender (or mixing by hand), mix all of the above together until the batter is smooth.
- Prepare the frying pan by adding a Tbsp of butter (preferably grass fed) or a heart-healthy oil like avocado or olive. Use medium heat. When the butter or oil is brought to temperature, begin frying your low carb, keto friendly flapjacks.
- Each cake should be made with two to three Tbsp of batter.
- Cook the first side for about 3–4 minutes (enough time for the center of the cake to bubble up).
- Turn over. Cook until both sides are browned according to preference.
It’s recommended that the flapjacks be kept small enough to be easily handled and flipped without breaking. This way you’ll also be able to keep better track of the nutritional content count of each cake.
In just 20 minutes, you’ve made a great looking stack of keto-friendly flapjacks! Add creamy, grass-fed butter and sprinkle generously with cinnamon, and you have a healthy and indulgent breakfast that the whole family can enjoy. You have just learned how to get your pancake fix guilt-free!
As you may know from reading my other articles, increasing your intake of healthy proteins and fats with a recipe like keto bread can really do wonders for your energy levels and so much more. Let’s take a look at why this may easily be a contender for the best bread recipe ever.
Now For The Keto Bread Recipe!
If there is one regret frequently lamented by those who follow a keto diet, it’s the limitations on bread consumption. Most breads are not low carb. And those that are…well…they often leave something to be desired. Like flavor and texture.
Yes, bread can be heart-healthy, keto-friendly, and delicious!
One of the secrets to bread that has great texture and taste is the type of flour used. With this keto bread recipe you’re not only getting both, you’re also getting healthy fats that are so essential for a keto diet regimen. Once again, almond flour brings flavor, texture, and nutrition to the table. And the recipe is so easy, you might just decide to quite purchasing store-bought bread altogether!
Using almond flour makes this keto bread very nearly no-carb. A virtually no-carb bread is difficult to track down in stores of any kind. Some recipes for no-carb bread have no flour at all. But can you really even call it bread? This recipe solves the problem.
The keto bread recipe used here “switches nutritional poles.”
The sugar content inherent in conventional bread is usually very high. Protein and fat content tends to be quite low. The keto bread recipe used here switches those “nutritional poles.” Protein and fat are boosted while carbs and sugars are so low, they are hardly present per serving.
Keto Bread Nutritional Data
A single slice of low carb, high fat keto bread has:
- 86 calories
- 6 grams protein
- 7 grams fat
- 8 grams carbs
- 1 gram fiber
- 3 grams sugar
- 77 milligrams sodium
- 8 milligrams cholesterol
- 9 milligrams iron (5% daily value)
- 160 IUs vitamin A (3.2% daily value)
- 24 milligrams calcium (2.4% daily value)
While the recipe is not a “true” carb-free bread, it approaches very close to zero carbs with under two grams of carbs per slice. Compare this very low carb count to standard bread types. A slice of typical whole wheat-style usually weighs in at about fifteen grams of carbs, but only contains a single gram of fat. Compare this typical bread’s fat content to the keto bread recipe here that contains seven grams of healthy fat in each slice.
Virtually every carb in this recipe comes from the almond flour. This is because the flour is made from just a single ingredient: almonds. The amount of flour used in this recipe -1 ½ cups- has a total of no more than 36 carbs altogether. That’s only six grams per ¼ cup of almond flour, and less than two grams per slice.
Also to be considered is the sugar content of bread.
Again, using standard whole wheat as a good example, each slice will have on average six grams or more. The keto bread featured in this article has next to no sugar per slice: 0.3 grams!
You also get a nice boost of vitamin A with this recipe because of the grass-fed butter and the eggs. Vitamin A is great for helping your immunity. It also promotes good eye and skin health among other benefits.
Keto Bread Recipe Ingredients
- 1½ cups almond flour
- 6 eggs, separated
- ¼ tsp cream of tartar
- 3–4 Tbsp butter, melted
- ¾ tsp baking soda*
- 3 tsp apple cider vinegar*
*Note: If you prefer, you can substitute 3 tsp baking powder for the ¾ tsp baking soda and 3 tsp apple cider vinegar.
To make the bread, you’ll need these kitchen tools:
- Electric hand mixer or manual whisk (according to preference)
- Two bowls to hold yolks and egg whites
- A blender or food processor
- 1 to 2 medium to large mixing bowls (depending on if you prefer to wash and re-use one or use two)
- An 8×4 loaf pan
The Low Carb Keto Bread Recipe
- Prep Time: Approximately 10 minutes
- Back Time: 30 minutes
- Servings: 1 Loaf (20 slices)
- Pre heat your oven to 375˚F
- While the oven is heating, separate six eggs. Save the yolks in one bowl and the whites in another.
- Combine the cream of tartar and egg whites.
- Using a hand mixer, starting whipping the eggs (you can also use a whisk, if preferred). When soft peaks form, stop whipping. Set aside.
- In the food processor or blender, add all remaining ingredients and blend until well mixed.
- Empty the blend into a mixing bowl, then gently fold in the whipped egg whites.
- Once fully combined and mixed, pour the dough into a greased 8×4 bread pan.
- Place the pan in the oven, bake for 30 minutes.
The bread is done when the top is a golden brown. Be sure to let the bread cool a bit before slicing it. You’re ready to enjoy your lo carb keto bread! Keto diet followers can top with butter or ghee. Ghee is clarified butter that has been simmered until it takes on a nice, nutty flavor.
The Wellness Connection To Keto
After many decades, the health benefits of a low carb, high (healthy) fat eating regimen like a keto diet are now well established. Healthy weight loss, appetite and craving control, improved blood sugar levels, and better blood pressure management are just some of the underlying benefits of a keto lifestyle that boost energy, mood, and mental acuity.
At the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI), most patients undergoing regenerative medicine methods like stem cell or platelet rich plasma therapies have significantly enhanced the effects of treatment through low carb, high fat diets like keto. This is particularly true for those who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, autoimmune-related diseases, arthritis, and metabolic disorder.
Legitimate regenerative medicine clinics operating in the United States, popularly known as stem cell clinics, generally include nutritional counseling and functional rehabilitation with regenerative medicine procedures, according to patient needs. As with all medical practices and specialties performed in the U.S., regenerative therapy procedures must be performed by licensed physicians and medical professionals.
What to Look for in a Stem Cell Medical Clinic
When searching for a qualified stem cell therapy center it’s important to remember that not all of them are created equal. Stem cells, when used properly, are your body’s most powerful means for healing that can repair everything from ligaments, tendons, and cartilage to organs including your liver, pancreas and lungs and even neurological tissue like your brain, nerves and spinal cord.
Unfortunately, the majority of so-called “regenerative medicine clinics” in the world aren’t trained in the latest, most technologically advanced procedures and will, therefore, provide poor results if any.
The good news is the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) has established the most advanced stem cell and platelet rich plasma procedures on the planet which has drawn patients from all over the world as well as professional athletes and celebrities because they are recognized as the best in the world at stem cell therapy.
What makes NSI Stem Cell the top stem cell clinic in the world is demonstrated in 5 key areas:
1. Highly trained and experienced, board-certified doctors and team members who have performed stem cell procedures on thousands of patients with incredible results.
2. Cutting edge procedures utilizing all that regenerative medicine has to offer for many chronic degenerative conditions.
3. Leading scientific researchers who follow the advanced guidelines to maximize the healing potential of your stem cells and to maintain compliance and ethics
4. Use of only the most potent and viable resource of living, viable stem cells and harvested on the same day. No vial that you can purchase will contain living stem cells. If there is no harvest then there are no stem cells.
5. Post-operative guidance for supporting stem-cell growth including rehabilitation, diet and supplement protocols. NSI is a full-service healthcare center focused on patient outcomes. Stem cell therapy is only one tool used to help improve patients’ lives.
Patients have raved about their experience at NSI Stem Cell Clinics testifying that it was their unique cutting-edge procedures that helped them experience a breakthrough when nothing else worked.
If you want to learn more about NSI Stem Cell Clinics, you can set up a complimentary consultation today to see if you are a candidate. You can contact the National Stem Cell Institute at (877) 278-3623.
* Disclaimer: Individual patient results may vary. As each patient’s problem is different, each treatment must be tailored around your specific needs.