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Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  226
  • Protein  4 g
  • Carbohydrates  30 g
  • Fat  10 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  350 mg
  • Potassium  60 mg
  • Phosphorus  90 mg
  • Calcium  118 mg
  • Fiber  0.6 g

Maple Pancakes

Maple Pancakes are a great way to start or end your week on a sweet note. Top your kidney-friendly, maple-infused pancakes with syrup, fruit spread or in-season berries. To keep sodium low, use unsalted butter or margarine.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe created by DaVita patient, Chef Ronald, and submitted by DaVita dietitian Maryam from Minnesota.

Portions: 5     Serving size: two 4" pancakes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup liquid low cholesterol egg substitute
  • 1 cup liquid nondairy creamer
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple extract


  1. In a medium mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the center of the dry mixture. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the liquid egg substitute, nondairy creamer, oil and maple extract.
  3. Add egg mixture all at once into to the dry mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy).
  4. To make 4” pancakes, pour about 1/4 cup batter onto a hot, lightly greased griddle or heavy skillet.
  5. Cook over medium heat about 2 minutes on each side or until pancakes are golden. Flip the pancake when it has bubbly surface and edges are slightly dry. To keep pancakes light and fluffy, turn only once and avoid pressing with the spatula.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 starch
  • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Rich’s Coffee Rich® nondairy creamer was used in this recipe analysis. Look for it in the dairy or frozen food section at your grocery store. If unavailable, ask your dietitian to recommend a nondairy creamer brand. This recipe does not work with rice milk; do not substitute it for the nondairy creamer.
  • Serve with syrup, fruit spread or sweetened berries.
  • To keep total breakfast sodium intake low, use unsalted butter or margarine on pancakes and avoid salty breakfast meats.

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Maple Pancakes

ojparrott says:


It sounds good and my husband can still have his pancakes.

Oct. 18, 2013, 6:47 PM - Inappropriate review?

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stingeretta says:


How can this be low phosphorous when there are 2 teaspoons of baking powder in this recipe? I have been told not to use baking powder at all....aND IT IS VERY HIGH IN PHOSPHOROUS. I am confused, please verify. Thank you. Dietitian answer: It[INVALID]s because other phosphorus contributing ingredients have been substituted with lower phosphate ingredients; egg substitute and nondairy creamer used are lower in phosphorus than eggs and milk. When choosing baking powder, look for a brand with sodium-aluminum sulfate (Calumet, Clabber Girl) as these will have less phosphorus (100 mg/tsp) than the all-phophate baking powder brands (Rumford, Magic Baking Powder) (400 mg/tsp).

Nov. 21, 2012, 7:04 AM - Inappropriate review?

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emmak says:


Is it possible to use dry powder milk mixed with water instead of creamer & leave out the salt? Tks. Moderator comment: potassium and phosphorus content will be higher if milk powder is substituted.

Oct. 09, 2012, 6:23 PM - Inappropriate review?

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whoran1 says:


Has anybody considered th sugar content of the maple extract? Moderator comment: 1 teaspoon has less than 1 gram carbohydrate-very low.

Jan. 20, 2012, 3:13 PM - Inappropriate review?

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tammy123 says:


The baaking powder is not good for dialysis programs. what can I use instead?? Moderator comment: Baking powder may be included in limited amounts. The key is to be sure other ingredients in the recipe or at the meal are low in phosphorus and sodium.

Nov. 01, 2011, 10:54 AM - Inappropriate review?

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Simcoe says:


When I make something for myself that calls for baking powder I substitute it with baking soda and cream of tartar. So in this recipe 2 tsp of baking powder would become 1 tsp of baking soda and 1 tsp of cream of tartar. Oh and I would also sprinkle on cinnamon with the syrup!!

Sep. 13, 2011, 12:44 PM - Inappropriate review?

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dsouth8660 says:


Where is the nondairy creamer in this recipe? Moderator response: I'm not sure what happened but I added it back to the recipe. Thank you!

Jun. 17, 2011, 6:37 PM - Inappropriate review?

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jonnet says:


Baking power? this has high levels of Phosphorus? is their other leavening we could use? Moderator: The key is substituting other lower phosphorus ingredients like the nondairy creamer and egg substitute to keep the final phosphorus content low enough to keep it kidney-friendly.

Jun. 16, 2011, 6:47 AM - Inappropriate review?

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I'm no cheif so I love the simple why these recipes are presented. Thank you.

Apr. 22, 2010, 5:12 PM - Inappropriate review?

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barney says:


I tried the maple pancakes this morning. I found them quite tasty. I had to be careful with the heat though. They cook faster than reg. pancakes

Feb. 27, 2010, 8:51 AM - Inappropriate review?

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pmpgap says:


Great recipe and we have it once a week. Really delicious and easy to make.

Feb. 26, 2010, 6:19 AM - Inappropriate review?

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Rena123 says:


very good

Oct. 15, 2009, 11:21 PM - Inappropriate review?

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Jan. 31, 2009, 2:13 PM - Inappropriate review?

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I really loved them. They're really simple to make. I'll be having them often.

Jul. 31, 2008, 1:41 PM - Inappropriate review?

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