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Basic Keto Pancakes

|Basic Keto Pancakes

Today I'd like to share one of the many recipes from the KetoDiet App: Basic Keto Pancakes. It's one of the 238 low-carb, paleo / primal & keto-friendly recipes found in the KetoDiet App and the list is still growing. I don't want you to get bored with the same recipes so I'm planning to add 20 new recipes in one of the upcoming updates!

These pancakes are delicious - a great Sunday breakfast. I personally prefer to use almond flour (see tips) but you can use coconut flour (nut-free). They are really filling and great with a dollop of full-fat yogurt or cream and a handful of berries. I hope you like them - let me know what you think in the comments :-)

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Overall

Nutritional values (per serving, 2 mini pancakes using almond flour):

2.6 grams 1.9 grams 10.3 grams 28.2 grams 14.1 grams 304 calories
Total Carbs4.5grams
Fiber1.9grams
Net Carbs2.6grams
Protein10.3grams
Fat28.2grams
of which Saturated14.1grams
Energy304kcal
Magnesium56mg (14%)
Potassium235mg (12%)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (3%), protein (14%), fat (83%).

Ingredients (makes 8 mini pancakes, 2-4 servings):

Optionally serve with (per serving):
  • ¼ cup full-fat yogurt (+2.4 g net carbs per serving)
  • 2 tbsp soured cream / crème fraîche (+ 0.9 g net carbs per serving)
  • 2 tbsp creamed coconut milk (+ 1.6 g net carbs per serving)
  • ½ cup whipped cream (+ 0.8 g net carbs per serving)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 oz / 30 g berries (blackberries: + 1.2 g net carbs, raspberries: + 1.5 g net carbs, strawberries: + 1.6 g net carbs, blueberries: + 3.5 g net carbs per serving)
  • 2 tbsp Strawberry & Rhubarb Jam (+ 1.8 g net carbs per serving)
  • 2 tbsp Dark Cherry Chia Jam (+ 3 g net carbs per serving)

Tips for a nut-free version: Use about ⅓ cup coconut flour (40 g/ 1.4 oz) instead of almond flour. Using coconut flour will result in a thicker batter - you can add a few tablespoons of water if needed.

Make sure you use a kitchen scale for measuring all the dry ingredients. Using just cups may not be enough to achieve best results, especially in baked goods. Weights per cups and tablespoons may vary depending on the product/ brand. Instead of the listed sweeteners, you can try other healthy low-carb sweeteners from this list. The reason I'm using both Erythritol and stevia is to mask the aftertaste some of the sweeteners may have.

Instructions:

  1. Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat using a hand whisk. Mix all the dry ingredients: coconut flour or almond flour, Erythritol, baking soda and cream of tartar.
    Note: Cream of tartar and baking soda act as leavening agents. This is how it works: To get 2 teaspoons of gluten-free baking powder, you need ½ a teaspoon of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar. Instead of this mixture, you can also use gluten and aluminum free baking powder. |Basic Keto Pancakes
  2. Cut the vanilla pod and use the tip of a knife to scrape the tiny seeds from inside the bean pod. Add the vanilla seeds, melted coconut oil and stevia. Keep some coconut oil for greasing the pan. |Basic Keto Pancakes
  3. Add the dry ingredients - the coconut flour mixture or the almond flour mixture. |Basic Keto Pancakes
  4. Mix until well combined. If you're using coconut flour, add a splash of water if too thick. |Basic Keto Pancakes
  5. Grease the pan with the remaining coconut oil and using a spoon or ladle, create small pancakes. You can use pancake molds like these to create perfect shapes.
    Photo: Pancake batter using coconut flour. |Basic Keto Pancakes
  6. Cook on low heat for about 5 minutes until the top of the pancake starts to firm up. Then, flip on the other side and cook for another minute.
    Photo: Pancake batter using almond flour. |Basic Keto Pancakes
  7. When done take off the heat and enjoy! |Basic Keto Pancakes Try with full-fat yogurt, crème fraîche / soured cream, berries (blackberries are lowest in net carbs) or butter. You can make these in batches and freeze for up to 6 months. |Basic Keto Pancakes

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Comments (57)

Are these to be incredible delicate? It was hard to flip them (and the pan side was dark). They were tall, and fluffy.
And they were delicious.

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I'm glad you like them! I think they are fragile before they firm up. If you use the mini pancake molds, give it a few more minutes and cook over a low heat, as it takes time to cook through.

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just made ur pancakes !!!
tweaked the recipe a bit cause wanted a bigger batch !
awesome... family liked it Smile
Thank you..
Cant we use the recipe for savoury soft tortillas ?

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Thank you! Smile I don't think this will work for soft tortillas but you can try this one instead: ketodietapp.com/.../essential-keto-crepes

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Good morning everyone,  I just finished making these pancakes and read all of the suggestions and reviews first.  I tweaked the recipe and used 1/2 c Almond meal and 1/4 of coconut meal.  That would help with them being too runny.  I used just vanilla extract and didn't put in the Stevia because the Swerve was enough.  I used 2 tsp of baking powder (Bob's of course)  Then I had to add a little water.  Maybe a couple tablespoons.  I fried them slow and they were the BEST Keto pancakes I have ever had. Thank you so much for the recipe.  I am almost 60 and just started low carb this week.  It's going awesome but time consuming.  Best regards

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Thank you so much for the great tips, Sandi!

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Oh, my god.  These are incredible.  Have been making the cream cheese 'crepes' when I get a sweet craving, but the texture of these was so indulgent on keto! Thank you!!

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Thank you so much Haley!! Smile

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Looks yummy, but how light and fluffy are these?  I tried another recipe from a different site, but it was very similar and used almond flour.  The pancakes were very good, however, they were dense and not fluffy like regular pancakes, so we could only eat a little before it became "too much."  Just wondering if I did something wrong and if there is an ingredient in yours that makes the fluffiness comes out.  Thank you.

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Hi Sophie, they are fluffy, especially if you use the pancake molds as they keep them thicker and fluffy. Even if you don't use them, they should not be too dense.

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Just wanted to say that these are the best keto pancakes I have tried so far!  I made the almond flour version and the flavor and texture are perfect. I've tried several other pancake recipes but these are THE BEST. The ingredients don't look all that different from lots of other keto recipes but these are the only ones that have worked for me.  I like them better than the "regular" wheat version (especially since I don't get bloated or a headache afterwards). Thank you!

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Thank you so much, Jenn!! I'm glad you like them! Smile

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Hello.  I was wondering if I could bake these in the oven instead of pan frying?  If so, what temperature would you suggest the oven should be and for how long?  Thanks.

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Hi Brie, yes, you can use the dough for a cake/ muffin if you like. I'd think that the temperature and times would be similar as in these:ketodietapp.com/.../keto-pumpkin-chia-muffins. Maybe less time, time actually depends on the shape. If it's thin, it will take a lot less.

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Hi Martina, The pancakes in your photo look absolutely delicious. They're so much thicker than most other low-carb pancakes. Which flour did you use to make them--coconut or almond? I want mine to look just like yours, and I can't wait to make them this Saturday.

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Thank you! That is because I used the pancake (round) molds that kept the pancakes thick and fluffy. If you don't use them, they will be much thinner. You can achieve great results with both options (both are photographed in this recipe). The coconut version is fluffier but I personally prefer the taste of almond pancakes slightly more than the coconut ones Smile

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What would the nutritional value be when using coconut flour instead of almond flour? Smile

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Hi Sariah, nutrition facts listed in the table are actually for the coconut flour version - here are nutrition facts for the almond flour version Smile
Total Carbs: 4.4 grams
Fiber: 1.9  grams
Net Carbs: 2.6  grams
Protein: 10.3 grams
Fat: 28.2 grams
Energy: 304 kcal

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theses pancakes are amazing!! I haven't had pancakes in 5 years so it was lovely having these!

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Thank you Di!! Smile

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Sorry if I am duplicating this comment but I can't see if my other comment posted!  Just wondering where I can buy ingredient from in the uk?  Links go to Amazon.com.  Thank you

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Hi Maria, sorry about that. That's because I manually have to approve all comments to eliminate spam and it may take a few days if I'm busy. Here is my UK Amazon store: astore.amazon.co.uk/ketapp-21 Hope this helps!

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Brilliant thank you so much

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Looking forward to trying these.  Where would you get the ingredient from in the uk?  All the links go to Amazon.com,  Amazon uk doesn't have cream of tartar for example.  Thank you

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Your recipe mentions melted coconut oil. I have liquid coconut oil in a bottle. Can I use that our do I have to melt solid coconut oil?

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Yes, you can use that too. I guess that might be MCT oil that is liquid. You can use ghee too.

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Can I skip the erythritol and if so how much stevia should  I use? I am allergic to corn and can't  use erythritol. Thanks!

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Yes, I think you can use just stevia instead or other sweeteners from this list: ketodietapp.com/.../Top-10-Natural-Low-carb-Sweeteners (maybe Xylitol instead). I'd think that if you use just stevia, it they have a bitter aftertaste but it depends on how much you'd use (15-20 drops per recipe should be fine).

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Thanks! Can't wait to try it!

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Hope you like them! Smile

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Hi Martina, your pancakes look great! I would like to try it but I have no stevia extract. I have a combination of erythritol and stevia. How much of it would be the equivalent of 15/20 drops of stevia extract? Thank you for all these nice recipes.
I'm trying almost all of them as I would like to bring it to France. Keto-diet is not as known in my country as in yours.
PS: I tried your nutella mug cake. So good with a coconut cream on the top!

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Hi Sophie, thank you, glad you enjoyed the mug cake! You can skip the stevia and use the sweetener you like - a combination of stevia and erythritol is great. I haven't used the one you have but I'd use 2-4 tablespoons (to taste) of it instead of the sweeteners in this recipe. Hope they turn out great! Smile

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Hey Martina. Thanks for the recipe! I tried it, but my pancakes came out tasting very eggy; enough that my wife only had one spoonful and then tried really hard not to grimace. I know that's not much to go on, but any ideas what I could have done wrong/what I could do differently? I was thinking perhaps using one egg less, as the mixture came out really runny. Also, the almond flour I used is not very fine - it looks a bit like desiccated coconut in texture - could that have an effect? That aside, thanks for your site and app, they are both an invaluable resource.

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Hi Luke, thank you for your kind words, I really appreciate that! I think it depends on your palate so if you think they tasted too eggy, you can use less eggs - maybe use just 2-3 eggs and add coconut milk, almond milk or more cream instead? My guess is that the pancakes will just be more crumbly but it should work. It can partially be caused by the almond flour - there are "defatted" and regular types but I still think you'll just need to use less eggs. Hope this helps!

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Hi! What you mean by 1 serving? How many pancakes in one serving?

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It depends, you can make one large pancake per serving or 2-3 small pancakes per serving. One serving is basically 1/4 of the recipe. These are, however, quite filling and I would eat just 1/2 serving .

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Love the recipe. I am two weeks into the Keto lifestyle and starving for pancakes. These taste great, however my batter (mix) came out runny, any idea why? Is it the type of Almond Meal I am using? What brand of Almond Flour do you use and is it also available on Amazon? Your site and app are amazing a full of great information as well as delicious recipes. Bravo.

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Hi Wendi, thank you! Yes, the batter is always quite runny with almond flour / meal. This doesn't happen if you use coconut flour but I personally prefer them with almond flour. I use pancake molds that allow me to create equally sized and pretty pancakes - that helps with runny batter Smile

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Hi Martina, I am trying to add this recipe to my ketodiet app, which I purchased yesterday....and the first question is serving size, normally that would be one or two pancakes, but you only offer grams or oz, so what would you put in that box. How many grams, oz? Thanks a bunch, Linda Livingston

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Hi Linda, you won't need to use ounces or grams for specifying the serving size. When you add any recipe from the blog to the app (this one is actually also in the app), it will offer you "servings" when adding to you planner. One serving is always defined by the recipe - e.g. this recipe makes 4 servings. One serving can be 1 large pancake or 2-3 small depending on how you make them Smile The only time the app will offer ounces / grams is when you add simple foods such as ham, cheese, etc. to the Planner.

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Hello! This receipe looks great! I don't have cream of tartar, is there any substitute I can use?

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Yes, you can use gluten-free baking powder instead of baking soda and cream of tartar (see notes in recipe steps) Smile

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These were great! And pretty! I am most often pancake-challenged and seldom have pretty pancakes. One serving was huge and, with some butter and raspberries and sugar-free syrup, made a big plate of breakfast. Best part: I have another serving for another morning!

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Thank you Mickie, that's awesome! I agree, a full serving is too much for me too ... only my fiancé can eat a whole serving! Smile

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I actually found the recipe, sorry still getting used to the app. I'm curious though what you would put for that on the app, should I want to add some of my own recipes, thanks

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Hi Martina,
What brand of coconut flour do you use (in the UK)? My coconut flour is like fine desiccated coconut, rather than for example almond flour. My mixture ended up quite runny and so took a while to be cooked through enough to flip over. Still tasted great though Smile
Love your recipes, blog and iPad app by the way.
Thanks.

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Hi Julie, thank you so much! I know what you mean. Some products labeled "coconut flour" are just very finely shredded coconut and don't behave the same way as fine coconut flour. I use organic coconut flour from Pink Sun which I buy on Amazon. Hope this helps Smile

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Is there any ways to use almond milk or less oil in the actual pancake mix? If I took out the oil or replaced it with almond milk or coconut milk would it damage the consistency?

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Yes, you can use almond milk or coconut milk instead. Or use half of the oil + almond / coconut milk. It may be less moist, perhaps a little on the dry side but it will work.

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Cool molds! Will definitely try this recipe Smile Thanks!

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Hope you like it Vicky Wink

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Hi Martina, I'm starting to love your recipes! However! I'm not sure if you are aware that the recipe here says "half a cup of coconut oil" but in the app I bought it says 2tbsp (I came in blog to ask you why is the mixture so stodgy- found my answer, the recipe differs). X

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Thank you for noticing Monica! I just realised that the measure is 1/4 cup - not 1/2 cup. The grams / oz are accurate but the measure is wrong. The recipe in the app uses tablespoons but the amount is the same (4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup per 2 large servings). Thanks again!

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See, to me, these thick pancakes look so much better than "light & fluffy" pancakes. They look delicious!

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Thanks so much Hélène! Smile

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These look amazing. Look forward  to trying  them

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Thank you Catherine!!

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