This is the BEST Keto almond flour 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. I love making these for my non-keto family members. As soon as they taste them, they are amazed by the possibilities for a ketogenic and grain-free lifestyle. This recipe includes tips for how to make Keto Pancakes, substitutions for making them with coconut flour, and suggestions for drool-worthy, nut flour pancake toppings.
Are pancakes low carb?
Generally, pancakes are not low carb. One of my favorite old fashioned pancake recipes has over 21g of net carbs per serving and a serving is a pancake!
If you’re following the keto diet, then you know that just one of those pancakes is worth a full day of carbs.
So, does that mean there’s no such thing as low carb hotcakes?
No! In fact, I’m sharing this simple almond flour pancake recipe because prior to starting keto, my husband and I got regular pancakes at least twice per month.
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 low carb, high fat (LCHF) pancake recipe.
I tested this recipe for several months before sharing it. Now, my husband requests these and comments that he prefers these over the regular ones because they taste great, but don’t have all of the guilt!
How many carbs are in almond flour pancakes?
In this recipe, one serving of pancakes is two. Each serving only has 5g net carbs.
How do you make Keto Pancakes?
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.
Tips for making gluten-free, almond flour pancakes
Use slightly less than 1/4 cup of batter per pancake
As I looked for Keto Pancake recipes, one of the common things that I read about was how easy it was to burn them. They are easy to burn because these pancakes are almond flour based. For me, the key to not burning these meant using less batter than I’d normally use.
In this case, I still used my 1/4 cup measuring cup, but I didn’t fill it. By keeping the pancakes small, they cook more evenly and there’s less of a chance of burning them.
Make 4 pancakes at a time
Similar to the tip above, another strategy that prevents burning Keto Pancakes 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 pancakes to a new level. It brings out all of the sweet flavors. I use a sliver of salted butter per batch when cooking.
If you omit the salted butter, these will still taste delicious, but I prefer to make these with salted butter.
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!
What do you put on keto pancakes as toppings?
There are so many low carb options for pancake toppings. Some of my favorites are:
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, though, be sure to monitor how much fruit to include since the natural sugar content in fruit can impact weight loss.
Sugar-free Whipped Cream
I like whipped cream on my pancakes. One way to make sugar-free whipped cream is to add 2 tbsp of keto-friendly powdered sweetener, 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream, and 1 tsp of vanilla extract to a stand mixer and blend until you get the fluffy texture you desire.
Making sugar-free whipped cream takes less than 5 minutes. And, it tastes much better than anything that you might buy at the store!
ChocZero Honest Syrup
There are a ton of ChocZero flavors that taste awesome on Keto Pancakes like Banana, Caramel and Peach!
Right now, I’m loving Pumpkin Pie Honest Syrup. I love these because they have 1g net carb per serving.
If you want to try ChocZero or want a discount code, then use DRDAVINAHS at checkout to save 10%.
How do I make Keto Pancakes with Mixed Berry Sauce?
A variation of Keto Pancakes is to add a mixed berry sauce.
The mixed berry sauce has just four ingredients. It even includes collagen.
This sauce comes from my recipe for Keto Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bites.
You can use blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, or a mixture of all three.
Want more low carb & keto breakfast ideas? Check out these:
Keto Almond Flour WafflesGet this recipe
Low Carb Stuffed French ToastGet this recipe
Keto Fathead Dough BagelsGet this recipe
Keto Strawberry Shortcake French Toast SticksGet this recipe
You might also be interested in any of these Keto Breakfast Recipes (a collection of more than 10 recipes from this site and others), these Keto Chocolate Chip Pancakes, or any of these Low Carb Waffles (think I’ll be trying out the Churro Waffles ASAP!).
- Blueberry Compote from Keto Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bites
- Choc Zero Honest Syrup use DRDAVINAHS for 10% off
- 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, Choc Zero Syrup 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)