These amazing low-carb pancakes are sugar-free, grain-free and nut-free. Like in my other keto pancakes, I used ricotta cheese to make them fluffy and soft inside, and crispy on the outside. Make them in batches and freeze for a quick keto breakfast or treat.
Nutritional values (per serving, 2 mini pancakes):
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Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (8%), protein (21%), fat (72%).
Ingredients (makes 8 mini pancakes, 2-4 servings):
Instead of Erythritol, you can use other healthy low-carb sweeteners from this list.
Optional toppings (per serving):
- Mix the dry ingredients: cacao powder, Erythritol, cream of tartar, baking soda and vanilla powder (or cinnamon).
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.
- Crack the eggs into a bowl, add the ricotta cheese, and beat using a hand whisk.
- Add the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Grease a pan with some ghee or coconut oil and once hot, using a spoon or ladle, create small pancakes. You can use pancake molds like these to create perfect shapes.
- Cook on low-medium heat for about 5 minutes until the top of the pancake starts to firm up and you see bubbles forming on top. Then, remove the pancake mold (if used), and flip on the other side. Cook for another minute just to crisp up. Repeat for the remaining pancakes and grease the pan as needed.
- Enjoy with your preferred toppings or let them cool down and place in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days - or freeze for up to 3 months.
You can optionally serve the pancakes with full-fat yogurt, sour cream, berries and sugar-free syrup. Apart from sugar-free maple syrup, you can make any flavours you like. I made cherry syrup using Sukrin Clear syrup and cherry extract.