Keto Coconut Flour Cream Cheese Pancakes
Keto pancake recipes that are easy to make and actually taste good are hard to find. I used to only make keto pancakes on the weekends since they were more involved and required bowls and measuring spoons. These blender keto cream cheese pancakes have changed my weekday breakfast game! The whole family can enjoy pancakes and bacon in the mornings before they head to school. And because these keto pancakes are filled with healthy fats and protein, I know my boys won’t be hungry two hours later!
These keto pancakes are made with coconut flour instead of almond flour. Don’t worry - they don’t taste like coconut flour. The cream cheese helps to mask any coconut flour flavor. I prefer coconut flour when making keto pancakes because almond flour can burn easily making the pancake a dark brown color instead of the golden brown pancake you traditionally see.
Many keto pancake recipes involve a lot of eggs since nut flours don’t rise as well as gluten containing flours. In order to achieve a fluffy pancake, tons of eggs are added to the batter; however, the result is an eggy tasting pancake. In this recipe, I only use 4 eggs and combine cream cheese to mask the eggy flavor while still producing a fluffy keto pancake.
What Is The Best Size Of Keto Pancake To Make?
Keto pancakes are fragile and can be difficult to flip because they lack gluten which helps hold traditional pancakes together. I recommend pouring out the pancake batter to form a 3 inch pancake. Small pancakes are easier to flip. This keto recipe will yield about sixteen 3-inch pancakes. You could also try adding ½ teaspoon of xanthan gum which would serve as a binder if you are looking for bigger pancakes.
Griddle Vs Non Stick Skillet
Because keto pancakes are delicate, I recommend using a griddle to cook cream cheese keto pancakes because a griddle will produce more consistent heat to allow for even cooking. A non stick skillet can work too, but make sure that you preheat the skillet and have your burner set to low or low medium.
You want the pancakes to cook longer on the first side at a low heat so the pancake batter has time to set around the edges. This will make it easier to flip.
How To Store Keto Cream Cheese Pancakes
You can meal prep these coconut flour pancakes ahead of time and freeze them for later use. To keep the pancakes from sticking together, place a piece of parchment paper in between each pancake, wrap the bundle in plastic wrap and store in a freezer safe bag.
To defrost, place on your kitchen counter or in the refrigerator the night before. To heat up, pop the pancakes in the toaster!
Topping Ideas For Keto Pancakes
These keto pancakes are so good, you don’t really need to top them with anything except a couple pats of butter. But if you want to jazz it up, consider these toppings!
- Keto Syrup - My favorite sugar free syrup is by ChocZero. They have many delicious flavors including Maple, Maple Vanilla, Maple Pecan, Chocolate, Vanilla, Caramel and Strawberry.
- Whipped Cream
- Melted Chocolate