Keto pancakes? For real? Yes! If you’re looking for an easy keto breakfast alternative that’s low carb, gluten-free, and absolutely delicious, then you’re in the right place!
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Did you think pancakes were a no-go on the Keto Diet? I know I did back when I started eating low carb. I thought I was destined to be eating eggs and bacon every morning. And I was OK with that as long as I continued to lose weight.
But then it got old. Fast. And I found myself with a longing to pull over at every Cracker Barrel and Waffle House I saw to get my carb fix.
I knew I needed to figure out this breakfast dilemma I was having fast or risk gaining the weight back. And that was out of the question.
Enter: Almond Flour
You see, I had tried several Keto Pancake recipes and while a few were solid contenders for my breakfast line up, none were scoring a ten on the taste scale. Of course, I was comparing egg and cream cheese combos to Cracker Barrel’s Momma’s Big Breakfast Flapjacks, so they didn’t have a fighting chance.
But I pressed on.
I learned a few things during this trial and error phase of discovery you may need to know. First, the two ingredient recipes featuring eggs and cream cheese tasted wrong — nothing like a real pancake-more like a scrambled egg that was trying too hard to fit in with the cool Keto recipes.
Coconut flour? Nope. Just No. They were a total FLOP, and even my Great Dane Bleu-who eats literally everything turned his nose up to that one.
She Shoots-She Misses
The first time I tried an Almond Flour recipe ended in total disaster because I made the rookie mistake of not reading the label carefully. I grabbed Almond Meal instead of Almond Flour. Guess what? They are NOT interchangeable! Life lesson learned.
Almond Meal vs. Almond Flour
Both Almond Meal and Almond Flour are gluten-free flours made with finely ground almonds, so you’d think you could switch them up-but not so fast…
When you’re talking baked goods, you are looking for the most finely ground flour to get the right texture and consistency. Blanched Almond Flour is THE best choice-Blanching removes the skin of the almond which makes it easier to grind into a light flour. Why is that a thing? Well, the lighter the flour, the better the consistency plus you’ll get less of the nutty flavor! You are welcome to try this comparison at home, but trust me on this one. When you’re baking go with Blanched!
When I finally got this recipe right, I celebrated by making a fool of myself in front of my family. Nobody here was near as stoked about a Keto Pancake Recipe as I was-except for maybe Bleu because he did enjoy a few of the test runs!
Ok, so how do you make Keto Pancakes with Almond Flour that curb those cravings & prevent you from a total diet disaster?
What You Need:
- Blanched Almond Flour
- Full-Fat Cream Cheese
- 4 Eggs
- Gluten-Free Baking Powder
- Full-Fat Butter
The blender is optional-you can feel free to whisk these bad boys into shape, but I’ve found my mixer is the best and easiest route to take on busy mornings when my wrist is tired & I’m barely awake!
You know I love a good Meal Prep recipe & this one is perfect for your make-ahead line-up! You can store these in the refrigerator for up to 5 days & they freeze well, too. Just stick them in an airtight container or freezer bag! You will want to separate each pancake with a piece of parchment paper so they won’t stick together. Unless you enjoy the monotony of trying to pull frozen pancakes apart and if you do go for it!:)
Easy, fluffy, make-ahead Keto Pancakes with Almond Flour will make you a morning person! Seriously low carb & delicious!
1/2 Cup Blanched Almond Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
4 Ounces Full-Fat Cream Cheese
2 Tablespoons Full Fat Butter
Whisk ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl OR throw all of them into a blender for roughly 2 minutes until smooth. Grab your favorite non-stick skillet & heat those teaspoons of butter over medium-high heat. Then cook the cakes over medium-high heat (I use my 1/4 Cup to spoon them into the skillet) until you see bubbles. That’s the sign you’re looking for to flip. Try not to flip your pancakes prematurely! You’ll be standing by the stove for about 2 minutes per side! It’s worth it!!!!
Add 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
Top with Low Carb Berries
Top with Butter & Low Carb Maple Syrup (Lakanto Sugar Free Maple Syrup-Recommended)
Keywords: Easy Keto Almond Flour Pancakes Low Carb & Gluten-Free