Almond Flour Pancakes (keto, low carb)

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I finally developed a perfect almond flour pancakes recipe, and I think you guys are going to be thrilled. At a little less than 5g of carbs per pancake, I’m so happy with these!

My other big test is feeding them to Bryan and not really telling him anything about the recipe. He told me “I really couldn’t tell these were low carb – you fooled me!”

Excellent!

I really like baking with almond flour. Once you get the hang of it, and get the ratios right, it’s a great low carb, high-fat substitute.

Almond Flour pancakes on a plate

There are a few things you can do to this batter. If you like things on the sweeter side, add the sweetener of your choice into the batter.

I like to top mine with fresh whipped cream, and fresh berries. Blueberries are a great topping.

You can also mash up some fruit, and pour it over.

Making these almond flour pancakes

Although these are a great alternative to pancakes, they cook a little differently.

In my tests, I’ve noticed that they don’t bubble at the top, to give you a good indication of when they’re ready. The skillet side does get firm, so once they release from the pan, and they’re firm about halfway through the middle, you can flip them.

Keep in mind that these almond flour pancakes are best made in a nonstick pan. You can even add a little cooking spray, or extra butter to be sure they don’t stick. The last thing you want is burnt almond flour!

Almond Flour pancakes on a plate

How do they taste?

They’re really nice and soft are lightly sweet, but dense. Almond flour will do that to you. Eventually, I want to try whipping some air into the recipe and using egg whites instead of whole eggs to see how it changes the texture.

That’s another experiment for another day, though!

Additionally, I’m a fan of ChocZero‘s syrups. I sing their praises a ton when it comes to low carb syrups. They haven’t spiked my blood glucose, and they’re yummy with no terrible aftertaste.

Here’s the recipe for these truly delicious almond flour pancakes. I hope you enjoy!

Almond Flour Pancakes and Syrup
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Almond Flour Pancakes (keto, low carb)


  • Author: Mila Clarke Buckley
  • Prep Time: 2
  • Cook Time: 7
  • Total Time: 9 minutes
  • Yield: 4 pancakes 1x

Description

A delicious almond flour pancake recipe that serves as a solid substitue to the real thing. 


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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter OR non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 12 tablespoons of water. 
  • 2 eggs

Optional


Instructions

  1. In a bowl, put in your almond flour, baking powder and pinch of salt. Mix the dry ingredients. 
  2. Then, add in your vanilla extract, avocado oil, heavy cream, eggs and water. 
  3. Stir all of the ingredients together until your batter is thick. 
  4. Heat a non-stick skillet and melt butter. Or, spray your cooking spray into you cold pan.
  5. Heat the pan until your oil is bubbling (not smoking) on medium heat. 
  6. Shape your batter into pancakes and cook in your skillet for 5-7 minutes, or until the bottoms look golden brown. Flip and cook the other side until the pancake is cooked all the way through. 
  7. Top with your favorite pancake toppings and enjoy! 

Notes

  • This batter is THICK. Don’t let that scare you. If it’s thick, you’ve done it right. 
  • I use avocado oil in this recipe, but feel free to use any neutral oil that you like.
  • You CANNOT sub coconut flour in this recipe. Coconut flour is a special beast for pancakes and will soak up too much moisture. I’m still working on a recipe for that. 
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: pancakes, almond flour pancakes, fluffy pancakes, almond flour pancakes for breakfast.

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12 Responses

  1. I never ever make pancakes but my family has asked a million times that I make them over the holiday break – Saving this recipe to try next week!!

  2. This is a great way to use up my soon to expire almond flour. We love having pancakes for dinner, so I think that’s what I’m making tonight.

  3. Have you tried using 2 tablespoons of heavy cream and 1 tablespoon of sour cream in your fluffy pancake recipe?

    I’ve always used sour cream for half of the milk in regular pancakes for a lighter, fluffier result. Do you think it might work in this recipe?

    1. I haven’t tried this, but let me know how it goes! This batter is really thick compared to a typical pancake batter, so I’m curious about how it would turn out. Thanks for the tip, and if I do try, I will let you know!

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