Best Damn Fluffy Keto Pancakes (with Cream Cheese!)

Last Updated on August 21, 2021 by Toya

Want to learn how to make these fluffy keto pancakes? This post will teach you how to make these delicious, easy keto pancakes in less than 15 minutes with a handful of ingredients!

fluffy keto pancakes

Fluffy Keto Pancakes 

Being on the keto diet can be hard, but finding yummy keto breakfast ideas doesn’t have to be. This easy keto pancake recipe is exactly what you want to make if you’re looking for a quick recipe guaranteed to taste good.

Whether you’re a beginner or you’ve been doing keto for a while, you’ll find this recipe for how easy and convenient it is to make, just like these 3 ingredient keto pancakes that everyone seems to love! 

Pancakes are always a great idea for breakfast, particularly when you’re in a hurry or don’t really know what to make (which can sometimes happen more than we’d like on this keto lifestyle). 

These fluffy low carb pancakes make the perfect easy keto breakfast with only 3.7 net carbs in each serving.

What’s more, these fluffy keto pancakes are made with ingredients you already have in your pantry if you’re on a low carb diet.

And, the best part is, that you can make these for your entire family for breakfast and they are sure to enjoy these amazing pancakes! In fact, I made these pancakes because I was tired of being tempted while I cooked pancakes for the rest of my family on mornings.

So, I developed this recipe with the goal in mind to feed these to my whole family as a comparable substitute and they love them. In fact, in my opinion, they are as close to “real pancakes’’ as one can reasonably expect!

Now I make this keto pancake recipe whenever anyone wants pancakes in my home! 

Tips to make the best keto pancakes

  • These pancakes are super easy and quick to make, but if you are in a rush, just place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. This will help you save time making the batter.
  • This recipe calls for superfine coconut flour to make the pancakes fluffy. However, if you cannot purchase or find this particular kind of flour for your batter, just substitute for other kinds of keto-friendly gluten-free flour including sunflower seed flour. It will not affect your batter too much, but your pancakes will be slightly less fluffy.

Coconut flour pancakes vs almond flour pancakes or both?

In order to make sure that your pancakes are the fluffiest they can be, use either superfine coconut flour or Superfine almond flour

I’ve tried both coconut flour pancakes and almond flour pancakes and liked them both. It all boils down to perfecting the pancake recipe with a bit of trial and error. However, I must add that I find almond flour pancakes are often more fluffier so I like them better.

For this recipe, I choose to use a combination of the two flours for the best results. The almond flour gives the pancakes their fluffiness, but the addition of the coconut flour also helps with the thickness of the keto pancake batter and contributes to the overall thickness and fluffiness of the pancakes. It also add a small hint of the deliciously sweet coconut aroma.

Can you make these low carb pancakes with milk?

keto pancakes

These pancakes made with both almond flour and coconut flour are modeled after my famous traditional pancakes (that I used to enjoy before going keto). Therefore, these easy keto pancakes are made with 1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk along with keto versions of all the other ingredients that were found in my traditional pancakes. 

Carbohydrates in pancakes.

Typically regular pancakes measuring 4 inches in diameter contain 11 grams of carbs per pancake. Each fluffy pancake from this recipe contain 3.7 net carbs. This means that while you’re able to enjoy these, you still have to eat them in moderation to stay in ketosis

Ingredients to make fluffy keto pancakes

These keto pancakes are easy to make and require ingredients you are likely to have in your pantry if you’re following a low carb or keto lifestyle. These are the main ingredients you’ll need to make the fluffy low carb pancakes recipe:

How to make the best keto pancakes

First, gather all your ingredients in one place.

Then in a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients to make a simple keto pancake mix. The dry ingredients are almond flour, coconut flour, sweetener, salt and baking powder. Mix these well with a whisk.

Then add the wet ingredients which include the eggs, coconut oil and cream cheese and beat the keto pancake batter until smooth.

keto pancake batter

Next heat up a large non-stick skillet over medium heat making sure to use some cooking spray.

For each pancake, add 2 tablespoons of batter to the hot non stick pan and cook for 30 – 40 seconds on each side. If you like your pancakes darker, simply cook for a full minute on each side.

Repeat this process until all the pancakes are cooked. This recipe makes 6 medium size keto pancakes.

Note: These aren’t silver dollar pancakes. In fact, each keto pancake measures about 4 inches in width.

Serve warm with keto chocolate chips, fresh berries, low carb syrup or butter.

Best syrups for serving low carb pancakes 

You can have regular syrup on keto. Thankfully, there are a ton of sugar free syrups on the market that will taste amazing. To date, my favorites are choczero sugar-free maple syrup and my own sugar-free pancake syrup. I find that they work perfectly with these low carb keto pancakes. 

I also sometimes use strawberry syrup on my pancakes as well. Served with some warm butter, these make a truly delicious and satisfying complete low carb breakfast.

 

keto pancakes

Recipe variations

  • Almond flour whey protein pancakes – To make this variation of the recipe swap out the coconut flour for 3 1/2 tablespoons of Isopure zero carb unflavored whey protein isolate. This will reduce the carbs in each pancake significantly from 3.7 grams net carbs to 1.4 grams of net carbs per pancake. Keep in mind that the taste and texture of the pancakes will be altered slightly.
  • Blueberry pancakes – You can also add in some blueberry to the batter to make some blueberry pancakes.
  • Lemon pancakes – Follow the instruction for making the keto pancakes with the additional step of adding in 1 tbsp of lemon zest to the pancake batter. Then top with sugar free syrup, whipped cream and some more lemon zest and serve.

Storing keto flapjacks

These cooked pancakes will keep well in the fridge for up to 3 days in an air tight container.  

To freeze the cooked pancakes, first let them cool, then place them in an air tight container or freezer bag and freeze for up to a month. These gluten-free pancakes freeze just as nicely as traditional pancakes and are great for people who meal prep. 

Whether refrigerated or frozen, they are best reheated in a toaster or in the oven at 350 degrees.

The low carb pancake batter can also be stored in a resealable pouch or a freezer safe piping bag and used within a month or two. 

Nutritional facts of keto almond flour pancakes

For each serving of this recipe, you can have 1 medium sized pancake. For each serving, these are the nutrition facts including calories and carbs:

  • Calories 135
  • Total Fat 11g
  • Saturated Fat 4.1g
  • Cholesterol 59mg
  • Sodium 61mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 5.4g
  • Dietary Fiber 1.6g
  • Total Sugars 1.7g
  • Protein 5g
  • Net carbs 3.7 g

When it comes to pancakes these do not taste quite like the traditional pancakes made with regular flour that you were used to in the past. However, they are a close second and I can assure you that you’ll really enjoy these tasty pancakes with a significantly lower carb intake!

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Fluffy Keto Pancakes

Fluffy Keto Pancakes

Yield: 6 pancakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes

If you haven't tried this recipe, then you haven't really had fluffy keto pancakes before! You should definitely try out these easy keto pancakes now!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup superfine almond flour
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons superfine coconut flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon swerve brown sugar replacement
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1/16 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

Instructions

      1. First, gather all your ingredients in one place.
      2. Then in a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients to make a simple keto pancake mix. The dry ingredients are almond flour, coconut flour, sweetener, salt and baking powder. Mix these well with a whisk.
      3. Then add the wet ingredients which include the eggs, coconut oil and cream cheese and beat the keto pancake batter until smooth.
      4. Next heat up a large non-stick skillet over medium heat making sure to use some cooking spray.
      5. For each pancake, add 2 tablespoons of batter to the hot non stick pan and cook for 30 – 40 seconds on each side. If you like your pancakes darker, simply cook for a full minute on each side.
      6. Repeat this process until all the pancakes are cooked. This recipe makes 6 medium size keto pancakes.
      7. Serve warm with keto chocolate chips, fresh berries, low carb syrup or butter.

Notes

These aren’t silver dollar pancakes. In fact, each keto pancake measures about 4 inches in width.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 servings Serving Size: 1 medium pancake (4 inches)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 135Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4.1gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 61mgCarbohydrates: 5.4gNet Carbohydrates: 3.7gFiber: 1.6gSugar: 1.7gProtein: 5g
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