Keto Chocolate Pancakes


Who says you can't have chocolate for breakfast?!

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If you’re looking for some satisfying, kid friendly keto chocolate pancakes, you’ve come to the right place! These low carb pancakes are easy to make for breakfast and are sugar free. Perfect for every morning!

Pancakes are something which a lot of people on a keto diet tend to miss. The traditional pancakes are full of carbs and sugar. With this recipe for keto chocolate pancakes, you don’t have to miss pancakes anymore! And this is one low sugar breakfast recipe your kids will love to eat! I mean, chocolate pancakes for breakfast?

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Keto Chocolate Pancakes Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream or nut milk
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup monkfruit sweetener or sweetener of choice
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

Keto Chocolate Pancakes Directions

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Unique chocolate flavor

To achieve that rich chocolate flavor, instead of adding cocoa powder, you can add Cacao Bliss which is a raw cacao powder blended with unique superfoods and my partner for this recipe.

Cacao Bliss is a delicious blend of raw cacao powder with superfoods like turmeric and cinnamon. It’s unique flavor can be used in all of your favorite keto recipes calling for chocolate or cocoa powder. You can save 15% off your order with my code KETOFOCUS at checkout!

Not your typical cocoa powder, Cacao Bliss contains a superfood formula to help satisfy cravings and support blood sugar regulation. Superfoods like turmeric help control inflammation. While MCT oil supports energy and aids in mental clarity.

Coconut flour pancakes

This keto pancake recipe is made with a balance of eggs and coconut flour. Coconut flour is preferred over almond flour as it gives the pancakes a golden brown color, which resembles traditional pancakes more!

Plus almond flour tends to burn easily. By the time your almond flour pancakes are done cooking they have a dark brown, burnt appearance.

If you don’t like the taste of coconut flour or think the pancakes will have an eggy taste, not to worry as these flavors will be masked by the cream cheese and also by the cocoa powder.

Is cream cheese keto friendly?

Cream Cheese is keto and is actually recommended to have on a low carb diet. Cream cheese can be used in various recipes and it helps to hit your fat macro goals, whilst also keeping within your protein target. It is a favorite amongst many people following a keto diet as with less than 1g of carbs per serving. It only adds fat to a meal, thus cream cheese is a great addition to any meal or snack where you need to add more fat.

This always depends on the brands you choose, so when picking out cream cheese, it would be wise to have a look at the nutrition label before purchasing. Don’t get flavored cream cheeses. Just stick to plain cream cheese with minimal fillers.

On a keto diet, cream cheese can be used as a thickener for sauces, mixed with heavy creams and herbs to create a dip and even to add more fat on top of meats.

Best pancake size

Since keto chocolate pancakes do not contain gluten which is typically what helps to hold traditional pancakes together, it is recommended to make your pancakes no larger than three inches. Any larger and your gluten-free pancakes will be hard to flip.

Keto pancakes are a bit more fragile, so the smaller they are, the less difficult it is to keep the batter together whilst flipping them over.

If you would prefer to have bigger pancakes, add in 1/2 teaspoon of xanthan gum, as this could help them bind better, and thus, makes them easier to flip.

Griddle vs non-stick skillet

A griddle is recommended for cooking cream cheese keto pancakes as pancakes are delicate and a griddle can produce more consistent heat which can help the pancakes cook more evenly.

If a griddle is not available, a non-stick skillet can still be used. Preferably the non stick skillet should be of good quality and have a heavier bottom as it will distribute the heat more evenly than a thin pan would.

However, make sure that the skillet is preheated and that the burner is set to low or low medium. The first side of the pancakes should be cooked longer on low heat so that the pancake batter has time to set around the edges, making it easier to then flip. It would also be better to cover the pan when frying, as this also helps make it easier to flip the pancakes.

Best cocoa powder for keto

For this recipe to be keto friendly, one must use 100% unsweetened cocoa powder as it doesn’t contain sugar. If it doesn’t say 100% cocoa powder, it probably contains additional fillers and sugar that may contain carbohydrates.

Look for a cocoa powder that contains 2 g net carbs or less per serving. Sugar free cocoa powder is great for adding chocolate flavor to keto friendly desserts and other sweet keto recipes.

Mixing cream cheese pancake batter

These delicious pancakes can be made with a blender, which is such a game changer! Blenders are easy to use and can be quickly washed up afterwards.

It is recommended to use a blender to cut up all of the cream cheese. A food processor or a hand mixer can work as well.

My favorite blender is by BlendTec. It blends this keto chocolate pancake batter super smooth. Other high powered blenders that are recommended are the Vitamix and Ninja.

Toppings for pancakes

Some toppings which can be use to enhance the flavors of these low carb chocolate pancakes are sugar free syrup, yogurt, whipped cream or even berries!

My favorite keto pancake syrup is by ChocZero. Their line of keto syrups are sugar-free and sugar alcohol free. They taste like regular syrup too!

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Keto Chocolate Pancakes

Servings: 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 210
Fat 19.4g
Protein 5.7g
Total Carbs 4.7g
Net Carbs 2g

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  1. These are great. Flavor is so good. Fast and easy to make. My granddaughter was here when I made them and she loved them too.

  2. These are delicious and easy to make. I do have trouble flipping them. They don’t seem to hold together very well. And if I try to let them cook longer to try to help with holding together, they start to burn. What could help them cook up firmer so I can flip? Otherwise, this is a fabulously delicious pancake!!

    1. Low heat and a griddle works best. As soon as you slide a spatula underneath and tug it to slide them, they are ready to flip.

  3. How many 3″ pancakes are in a serving? Would be helpful if this information were included. Thanks

  4. These are great. I cook mine in the oven so i don’t have to deal with flipping. 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Perfection!

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