Keto Pancakes

by KetoFocus.com

In 15 minutes, these low carb pancakes can be on your breakfast table!

4.8 Stars (64 Reviews) 31 Comments

A delicious keto pancakes recipe that doesn’t require a lot of fuss, switches out almond flour for coconut flour and is the BEST low carb pancake you will ever have!

I would be lying if I said I didn’t miss the common breakfast comfort food while on the keto diet, that is why I love keto French toast, chaffles and this pancake recipe.

a stack of keto pancakes with blueberries and strawberries near

Why I love these low carb pancakes

Keto pancake recipes that are easy to make and actually taste good are hard to find, not to mention fluffy pancakes.

Sure,  you can purchase a low carb pancake mix and honestly, there are some good solutions there, but there is something special about a recipe that starts from scratch.

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 and these really are fluffy keto pancakes!

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.

Want a delicious twist to your keto pancakes, try adding cocoa powder to make chocolate pancakes!

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Low Carb Keto Pancakes Ingredients

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ c monkfruit sweetener, or other favorite keto sweetener
  • ½ cup heavy cream, or keto approved milk of choice
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Keto Pancakes Directions

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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.

flipping a keto pancake with a spatula

How to store keto cream cheese pancakes?

Freeze

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.

Defrost

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 pancakes

These keto coconut flour 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 syrups and toppings!

  • Keto syrup – My favorite sugar free syrup is by ChocZero. They have many delicious flavors including sugar free maple syrup, maple vanilla, maple pecan, chocolate, vanilla, caramel and strawberry.
  • Whipped cream
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Melted chocolate
  • Yogurt
square pancakes from a sheet pan topped with butter, syrup and berries

Keto sheet pan pancakes

An easy way to meal prep keto pancakes is to bake them in a sheet pan.

  • Simply blend up your pancake batter and pour into a rimmed sheet pan that you have lined with parchment paper.
  • Spray the parchment paper with cooking spray just to ensure the pancakes don’t stick to the paper.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until the edges start to get golden brown.
  • Slice into small pieces with a knife.

You can store these in a meal prep storage container in the refrigerator or freezer until you are ready to eat them!

Keto Pancakes: FAQS

How many carbs are in keto cream cheese pancakes?

This recipe for cream cheese pancakes has 2.9g of net carbs. If you count total carbs, this recipe is still low-carb with 5.4g total carbs per serving.

Why did my pancakes burn?

This keto pancake recipe requires low heat from the griddle. With most griddles this is ok, but if you find you are not able to get the temp low enough, I would turn off the griddle and let the residual heat finish the pancake. This might mean you need to occasionally turn it back on to continue to generate enough eat.

How can I make a keto almond flour pancake with this recipe?

I haven't experimented a lot with almond flour pancakes. In cases where I have, I have found that it was much harder to get the appearance of regular pancakes, as the almond flour burns fast. However, if you want to try it, replace the coconut flour with almond flour. You will need to add 3x more almond flour than what was called for with coconut flour. If you follow this recipe as is, you will need to add 1.5cups of almond flour.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Keto Pancakes

Servings: 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 192
Fat 15.2g
Protein 6.3g
Total Carbs 5.4g
Net Carbs 2.9g

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31 Comments

  1. My griddle was too hot so I burnt my 1st batch but second was perfect although they fell apart! Regardless These were delicious, a little sweet but tasty can’t wait to try your other pancake recipes! Not sure if I’d do this one again though.

  2. Best tasting coconut cream cheese pancakes I have tried 2 other recipes prior. I brought cream cheese and eggs to room temperature to have a creamier texture. These are a little challenging to flip. Make certain griddle is not too hot the pancakes with burn quickly!

  3. I made this for my husband and myself.I have tried other keto/low carb recipes. I just say this is a keeper. It was excellent & taste just like the regular ones.?

  4. I had some difficulty flipping them. With the leftover batter I baked it on parchment paper at 325 for 10 minutes then rolled it up with fresh berries like a jelly roll It was fantastic.

  5. I tried them and they taste like a sweet coconut flour omelette. Just another egg dish. Sorry but Keto pancakes don’t do anything for me.

    1. I’m sorry these weren’t to your liking. These pancakes contain less egg compared other other keto pancake recipes. Cream cheese is added to cut the egg flavor. I use coconut flour over almond flour since almond flour burns faster compared to coconut flour leaving the pancakes with an overcooked burnt appearance. Feel free to substitute with almond flour, you will just need to add 3x as much. Perhaps you might enjoy my buttermilk pancake recipe.

  6. I made these this morning for my daughter and I and they were great! I thought the coconut flavor was not too overpowering even for my daughter who is not a coconut fan. I would like to try the recipe with a different flour like almond to see the taste difference but these were great as is also. Thank you for the recipe:-)

  7. I never post a comment but these where so fabulous that I had to. I use almond flour and it is 1 1/2 cup. The rest of the ingredients where as posted. Have you considered writing a cook book. All of your recipes are so good.

  8. I made these this morning with half the cream cheese as ricotta and added some lemon juice. I also made them vegan (Kite Hill cream cheese and Kite Hill ricotta and coconut cream instead of heavy cream). the batter was a little thicker (I think because of the thickness of the coconut cream) but the lemon juice solved that. I had a hard time flipping them but they came out very good! I would make them again for sure! Thanks!

  9. I made them in a sheet pan and they turned out beautiful! Great taste I love them!
    Thank you for all you do I love your videos and recipes

  10. I’m so impressed! I really thought these would be eggy but they taste like normal pancakes!! I made them in a sheet pan (who wants to stand and flip pancakes..?) and they turned out amazing!! Thank you!

  11. Delicious! i made it this sunday morning, the best keto pancake i have made! soft and moist! the only thing is, it tastes a little bit “coconut- ty” but it isn’t as strong like the rest of the keto recipes, and i have tried at least 4 recipes. I am keeping this one, ketofocus makes really delicious recipes, thanks!

  12. Annie!!! I was looking for a good keto pancake recipe that wasn’t just eggs and cream cheese, and I was so happy to find this one. It’s easy to make, tastes great, and is definitely filling. I’ve tried several recipes online and none were as good as this one. I love your Youtube channel too!

  13. We had a breakfast for dinner night and this was the main dish. I struggled on the first few, but then found the perfect temp. Kids ate them well with choc zero syrup.

  14. Amazing! Our go to pancake recipe while on Keto! My husband request them every weekend! We like to add fresh blueberries and lemon zest to the batter. Yum! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  15. I made these tonight and they tasted great. The batter was a bit too thick, so I added about 3/4 cup almond milk to make it pourable. They definitely fell apart a lot, but the flavor was great, especially with some keto-friendly syrup.
    I probably will only make them once a month at the most, but it was still a nice treat and the kids (3, 4, and 6)/wife liked them too.

  16. First time making these- 11 year old grandson’s response when trying one- “Wow Mimi, these taste just like “real” pancakes- jut like Paw-Paws,!” I agree- Winner Winner – THANKS KETO Focus!

  17. I have been trying various Keto friendly recipes for the last 5 months and some of them are just horrible. But, this Keto Pancake recipe is Fantastic! They are almost like a crepe. I had my griddle on 250 degrees heat, that took about 5 minutes before I could safely flip them without them tearing apart. But, they are so pretty! I love how you used coconut flour. They don’t have the grainy texture that the almond flour gives when you eat them. This recipe is a keeper!

  18. What a terrific recipe this is! I just made it for the first time, and used an 11×17 sheet pan lined with parchment paper. I meant to spray it first, but I forgot and the pancakes didn’t stick at all. SO much easier than making individual pancakes and having to flip them! Mine ended up taking exactly 25 minutes. The top had just begun to brown, although the entire top was not browned. I added a little butter (like it needed more fat 😂) and some ChocZero maple syrup and a dash of cinnamon on top just before I ate them. Perfection! Next time I’m going to throw in some chopped walnuts, because I certainly adore pancakes with walnuts, too!! Kudos on such a great recipe and such an easy way to make pancakes! My go-to from now on!!! 👍

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