There is nothing more tantalizing than a stack of pancakes drizzled with maple syrup topped with a dollop of whipped cream. With the high carbohydrate content, however, such a breakfast treat is a complete no-no when it comes to keto diet. Luckily, there are keto pancake recipes you can make without diverging from your strictly low-carb high-fat meal plans. To get you started, these keto pancake recipes are definite must-try.
Keto Pancake With Coconut Flour
Do you know that coconut flour will not make your pancakes taste like, yes, coconut? Low in carbs but high in fat, coconut flour is just the perfect antidote to your pancake cravings without feeling guilty afterwards. It also makes pancakes fluffier and gluten free. So, if you have allergies, dig in.
- 3 eggs (or 4 if batter is too thick)
- 1/4cup coconut flour
- 1/2tsp baking powder
- 1/4cup butter (unsalted; melted)
- 1/4cup heavy cream
- 1packet of Stevia
- 1/2tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt to taste
- Water (optional)
- Whip butter, stevia, cream, salt, eggs, Stevia and vanilla extract together in a glass mixing bowl.
- Using a separate bowl, combine coconut flour with baking powder.
- When mixed thoroughly, combine both wet and dry ingredients.
- Allow batter to rest for 15 to 30 minutes. This will thicken it a bit.
- Pre-heat lightly oiled skillet over medium heat.
- Add a dollop of batter unto the skillet to make 2-inch (diameter) pancakes.
- Flatten it out using a spoon’s back when bubbles are gone.
- Top it off with homemade maple syrup (see below).
- Fat: 7g
- Carbs: 1g
- Protein: 1g
- Kcal: 77
Tips: Triple or double the recipe list according to your requirements. This pancake can also be stored in the freezer up to 3 days and can be heated over a microwave. This will help you save time.
Keto Pancake With Almond Flour
Another awesome alternative that’s not loaded with the dreaded carbs is the keto-friendly almond flour. If you disdain the smell or taste of coconut, this one from Jennifer Banz may suit your taste buds well.
- 1cup almond flour
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3cup almond milk (unsweetened)
- 1tsp baking powder (gluten free)
- 2tbsp avocado oil
- 2tbsp Erythritol
- 1/8tsp sea salt
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl until smooth and with no lump formed.
- Pre-heat a non-stick skillet over medium-low heat.
- Pour a spoonful of batter unto the skillet. Allow to cook for 2 minutes. When bubbles start forming on top, flip and cook for another 2 minutes or until browned.
- Drizzle with homemade maple syrup and add a dollop of whipped cream on top.
- Protein: 9g
- Carbs: 4g
- Kcal: 261
Keto Pancake With Protein Powder
The ketogenic diet also calls on for some protein to be added to your system. The key is to balance this with other high fat ingredients. This simple recipe only requires 4 ingredients and is quite easy to make.
- 2scoops Whey Protein Powder
- 2 eggs
- 6tbsp almond milk (water is fine if you’re not into milk)
- 1tsp baking powder
- Cooking spray or coconut oil (to grease pan)
- 1. Mix all ingredients into a bowl until no lumps formed.
- Pre-heat a non-stick pan on a stove over medium-heat. You may spray it with coconut oil or butter for a more distinctive taste.
- Pour 1/3cup batter into skillet to make 3-inch pancakes. Flip when bubble starts forming on top. Let brown.
- Feel free smear butter and then, drizzle with homemade syrup. You can also add dark chocolate shavings.
- Fat: 8g
- Carbs: 6g
- Protein: 36g
- Kcal: 252
Tips: Use the Zero Carb Protein Powder from Isopure. It’s unflavored and perfectly designed for keto diet.
Keto Pancake Syrup
Make your own pancake syrup to cut back on sugar. Syrups being sold in the market have at least 66 percent sugar which can easily wreak havoc to your ketogenic diet. You can make your own pancake syrup that’s sugar-free and without any added calories or carbs—in 10 minutes!
- 1cup water
- 1 1/2tbsp maple extract
- 1cup powdered Erythritol
- 1/2tsp Xanthan gum
- Mix water, maple extract and Erythritol in a saucepan. Bring it to a low boil and simmer for about 5 minutes. Stir occasionally so the Erythritol will dissolve. Allow to cool down for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Pour into a blender while sprinkling half of the Xanthan gum lightly and evenly on top. Puree until no lumps appear. Do so again with the other half of the Xanthan gum.
- Let it stay for a few minutes. This will make the syrup thicken. When constitution is still thinner, add more Xanthan gum gently again as you puree on a blender.
Tips. If syrup crystallized, re-heat then, whisk until smooth. Instead of granulated sweetener, used powdered variety to reduce crystallization.
Cheers! These keto pancake recipes will definitely rock your taste buds. If you have a child with allergies, these gluten-free low-carb recipes will also be divine. Aside from breakfast, pancakes are also great for snacks. So, always have these ingredients in your pantry to whip them up in just a jiffy.