Keto Pancakes

5 from 661 votes

These keto pancakes are extra thick and fluffy and need just 5 ingredients! No grains and no sugar needed, they are quick and easy to make! 3 grams net carbs per serving.

keto pancakes

Keto Pancakes

When it comes to delicious keto breakfast recipes, my favorites to make are bagels, waffles, and these keto pancakes. 

If I could choose one breakfast to eat day in day out, it would have to pancakes. There’s something comforting and special about waking up to a big stack of fluffy pancakes drizzled with maple syrup. Growing up, my mom would make my sister and I pancakes on weekends as a special treat, and they were something we genuinely looked forward to them!

When I first moved out of home, pancakes were something I’d eat very regularly, and I often made time in the mornings specifically for them. Since I started a low carb diet, I swore I’d never give up pancakes, and you can bet your bottom dollar I’ve made a low carb version!

I’ve been meaning to share a keto pancake recipe for quite some time. Even though I have tons of versions, I wanted to share my tried and tested one without all the fancy extra ingredients and mix-ins! 

Now, these pancakes may look incredibly fancy, but I promise you, they are so easy to make! Just 5 main ingredients are needed, and NO sugar or grains! The texture of the pancakes is thick, extra fluffy, and soft in the middle! They taste like diner-style pancakes, without any egg or almond flavor whatsoever! 

With such a busy schedule, I love meal prepping these pancakes on the weekend and simply reheat them in the mornings, to make the perfect low carb breakfast to kickstart my day!

How do you make low carb pancakes?

The Ingredients

  • Eggs– Room temperature eggs are preferred. 
  • Milk of choice– I used unsweetened coconut milk, but any milk of choice can be used. 
  • Coconut oil– Melted and refined coconut oil (to avoid any coconut taste!).
  • Almond flour– You must use blanched almond flour, not almond meal. The blanched variety yields a fluffier center and light crumb. 
  • Baking powder– Gives some rise and stability to the pancakes. 
  • Granulated sweetener of choice– Optional. I prefer adding syrup to my pancakes so I usually omit it completely. 

The Instructions

Start by whisking together the eggs, milk, and coconut milk into a small bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the almond flour and baking powder. Gently fold through the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until a thick batter remains.

Now, grease a large non-stick pan and place it over medium heat. Once hot, scoop out 1/4 cup portions of the batter onto the pan and cover. Let the pancakes cook for 3-4 minutes, or until bubbles start to appear around the edges. Flip the pancakes and cover once more, allowing the pancakes to cook for a further 2 minutes. 

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Tips to make the best keto pancakes

  • Covering the pan while the pancakes are cooking helps them puff up and evenly cook, making them extra light and fluffy. 
  • Feel free to add any granulated sweetener to the batter, especially if you prefer sweeter pancakes.
  • Even if you use a non-stick pan, be sure to grease it well, to ensure the pancakes can be flipped easily. 

Storing and freezing pancakes

  • To store: Pancakes should be stored in the refrigerator, covered. They will keep well for up to 1 week.
  • To freeze: Place leftover pancakes in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  • Reheating: Either microwave the pancakes for 30 seconds or reheat in a non-stick pan until warm. 

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Keto Pancakes (Award Winning!)

These keto pancakes are thick, fluffy, and need just 5 ingredients! No sugar and no grains, they are quick and easy to make!
5 from 661 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 192kcal
Author: Arman

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut oil, and milk until combined. In a separate bowl, mix the almond flour and baking powder.
  • Gently fold through the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined.
  • Grease a large non-stick pan and place it over medium heat. Once hot, pour 1/4 cup spoonfuls of the batter onto the pan and immediately cover it. Cook the pancakes for 3-4 minutes, or until the edges begin to bubble. Remove the lid and carefully flip the pancakes, and cook for a further 1-2 minutes, covered. Repeat the process until all the batter has been cooked.
  • Serve the pancakes immediately.

Notes

Makes 4 large or 8 medium sized pancakes.
TO STORE: Pancakes should be stored in the refrigerator, covered. They will keep well for up to 1 week.
TO FREEZE: Place leftover pancakes in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.
REHEATING: Either microwave the pancakes for 30 seconds or reheat in a non-stick pan until warm. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16g | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 2mg | NET CARBS: 3g
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Comments

21 thoughts on “Keto Pancakes

  1. 5 stars
    Not exactly like normal pancakes, but pretty tasty otherwise. They do actually puff up quite high if covered, and made a great “bread” for my sausage sandwich. My only complaint is that The are a bit dry on their own.

  2. 5 stars
    Covering the pancakes while they cooked was the game changer, thank you for that tip.
    This recipe was way better than a coconut flour recipe I tried.
    I made two tweaks to this. I used melted butter instead of coconut oil, and I used homemade buttermilk. I also did not add any sweetener. Thank you so much for this recipe, the pancakes were yummy, fluffy goodness.

  3. I did these and for my feel I’d add more milk since a bit dry. Doubled baking powder since on griddle so couldn’t cover. But will do again.

  4. 5 stars
    I used a 1/4 measuring cup to distribute the batter to the pan and only got 5 pancakes. I just plit the last pancake into fourths so I could have the right serving size. I used almond milk this time but will use coconut next time. They were still amazing! Thanks for giving me hope to having pancakes on this keto lifestyle change! Much respect Much love to you you

  5. i used ~7 tbsp of JUST Egg as a replacement, and they browned super quick — a minute, flip, another minute, done. they were thin and not very pancakey, but i’ve tried everything to make vegan keto pancakes that don’t require a million fancy ingredients and i’m just happy they stayed together.

  6. 5 stars
    These were the best pancakes ever! I used goat butter instead of coconut oil (Very allergic to it), but I got the best tasting pancakes ever! These keto recipes are really the best for gluten free baking for us Celiac’s. Oh and the baking powder I make my own since I can’t have corn or potato. I use 1/4 tsp Psyllium husk plus 1/2 tsp cream of tar tar for 1 tsp baking powder. Psyllium husk makes things very poofy and doesn’t have that weird taste baking soda has. This recipe doubles very nicely as well.

  7. 5 stars
    A little disappointed just because it does say “award winning,” but I found these to be very bland and a bit grainy. I even added vanilla extract, keto friendly chocolate chips and of course sugar free syrup and I wouldn’t have eaten them had I not added those additional ingredients. They are fluffy but I would rather them be flat and taste good, rather than fluffy and bland. I am a harsh critic because pancakes are my ultimate favorite food and they are the one food that I wish was keto-friendly!

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