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This is the BEST keto pancakes recipe that you can find. Even though these are low carb, grain-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free, you wouldn’t be able to tell! They are simple, fluffy, delicious, and perfect for a high-fat, low carb lifestyle. This recipe includes tips for how to make them and suggestions for toppings.
Why Make Them:
Generally, pancakes are not low carb or keto-friendly. In fact, one of my favorite old fashioned pancake recipes has over 21g of net carbs per serving!
If you’re following the keto diet, then you know that just one of those pancakes is worth a full day of carbs. So, I wanted to make a replacement for hotcakes that was delicious without all the carbs.
How To Have Pancakes & Cut Carbs
We love breakfast and brunch. So, I knew that if we had any chance of eating keto-friendly foods for any sustained period of time that we’d need a keto pancake recipe.
I tested this for several months before sharing it. Now, my husband requests these and says he prefers them over the regular ones because they taste great without all of the guilt!
How Many Carbs are in these?
In this recipe, two almond flour pancakes are one serving. Each serving only has 5g net carbs.
How do you make them?
The process of making keto-friendly pancake batter is very similar to making the batter for regular flour-based pancakes. To make almond flour pancakes, you:
- Mix the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients separately
- Combine the dry and wet ingredients just before cooking
It’s important to know that since low-carb pancakes do not have regular flour, they cook faster and require a lower cooking temperature. I’m including some tips so that you don’t burn your pancakes below.
- Use Less Than 1/4 cup of Batter Per Pancake: a common problem when making keto pancakes is that they burn easily. For me, the key to not burning these is using less than 1/4 cup batter per pancake. By keeping the pancakes small, they cook evenly without burning.
- Make 4 Pancakes at a Time: similar to the tip above, another strategy is to only make a few at a time. This allows you to monitor the pancakes because they cook quickly.
- Use Salted Butter when Cooking: salted butter takes these almond flour pancakes to a new level. It brings out all of the sweet flavors. If you omit the salted butter, these will still taste delicious, but I prefer to use a sliver of it per batch when cooking.
Can you make these with coconut flour?
You cannot substitute coconut flour 1:1 for almond flour in any recipe. Coconut flour is much drier and denser than almond flour. So, it requires more liquid, eggs, and fat.
To make Keto Pancakes with coconut flour, I’d recommend trying this coconut flour pancakes recipe. You’ll notice that it requires double the eggs and three times to the liquid to have a light and fluffy result!
There are so many low-carb options for pancake toppings. Some of my favorites are:
- Fresh Berries: I love having these with fresh strawberries or raspberries. However, there are a few other options if you’d like to top these with keto and low carb fruits. As mentioned on Diet Doctor, be sure to monitor how much fruit to include since it includes natural sugar that might impact ketosis.
- Sugar-free Whipped Cream: I like whipped cream on my pancakes. Fortunately, it’s easy to make at home. My homemade keto cool whip recipe takes less than 5 minutes. Plus, it tastes better than anything you can pick up at the store.
- Honest Syrup: There are a ton of Honest Syrup flavors that taste awesome on Keto Pancakes like Banana, Caramel and Peach! I love these because they have 1g net carb per serving. If you want to try Honest Syrup or want a discount code, then use DRDAVINAHS at checkout to save 10%.
- Sugar-free Berry Sauces: Pair your pancakes with my blueberry, raspberry, or strawberry sauces. They have less than 5 ingredients and can include any frozen berries you have on hand.
More low carb & keto breakfast ideas:
On the hunt for keto-friendly breakfast recipes? Well, there are several options for you on this website. Some of my favorites are:
- Keto Almond Flour Waffles
- Low Carb Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast
- Keto Bagels
- Strawberry Shortcake French Toast
Besides my own recipes, you’ll find two collections of keto breakfast recipes. One focuses on low-carb remakes to many of our favorite carb-filled breakfast favorites. Another gives some quicker no-cook options for keto cereal.
The Best Keto Pancakes Recipe
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- In a small bowl, mix the dry ingredients (almond flour, salt, baking powder, and sweetener)
- In a larger bowl (enough to hold the complete batter), whisk the wet ingredients (almond milk, eggs, vanilla extract and butter)
- Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and use a baking spatula to incorporate
- Heat a large skillet to medium-low heat
- Melt 1 tbsp of butter and add pancake batter (a little less than 1/4 cup per pancake). You know it’s time to flip them when you start to see the bubbles (like normal pancakes)
The nutrition facts come from entering the recipe ingredients into Spoonacular API, a database of food ingredients. They may vary for any recipe based on the exact product used. The keto sweeteners I use have 0g net carbs & are not included because sugar alcohols do not impact most people. This is provided as a courtesy, but you can do your own calculations if you wish!