THIS NEW CROP OF KETO 2.0 PRODUCTS PROVES WE’VE REACHED PEAK HEALTHY FAT LOVE
Keto for breakfast
Breakfast is notoriously not keto-friendly because it tends to be, well, pretty carby. Pastries of any kind, cereals, oatmeal, toast, and fruit-based smoothies are all ketogenic no-nos. Yet there’s a limit to how many days in a row someone can look forward to eating eggs—which is why perhaps the biggest keto miracle of the year is Birch Benders’ new keto pancake mix and syrup.
“It wasn’t easy to make a keto pancake,” says Lizzi Ackerman, the brand’s co-founder and CMO. “We wanted it be five to six grams net carbs, so we had to search for ingredients that were low-carb and met your daily macros.” One of those ingredients includes tiger nut, which adds a hint of natural sweetness and acts as a gut-friendly prebiotic fiber. But Ackerman says they also wanted it to truly taste like a buttermilk pancake. “Fortunately on the keto diet, clean dairy is okay, so we used a touch of buttermilk to amp up the flavor and make for a balanced texture,” she says. “This is one of my favorite flavors we’ve ever developed, and you’d never believe it’s only five net carbs per two pancake serving.” As for the syrup, it’s made with MCT oil and collagen, two major keto power players.
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