We’re talking extra fluffy, absolutely delicious and easy-peasy keto pancakes! An ideal breakfast treat with only 15 minutes active time and just 1g net carb a pop.
Gluten Free & Keto Pancakes
An Extra Fluffy Affair!
Is this the most requested recipe or what?! I’m fully aware that it’s taken me a year and a half to deliver a legit keto pancake recipe… but here we are! And trust me, they were worth the wait.
They’re properly fluffy, absolutely delicious and incredibly easy. All you need to do is whisk away! No whipped egg whites, no wet centers and no crumbly messes (guaranteed!).
Be sure to serve them up with grass-fed butter and sugar free syrup (love Lakanto’s!). Or how about a generous caramel drizzle?! Alternatively, a strawberries ‘n cream situation is wonderful too… and you can even do a pan-cake (literally) sorta thing with our buttercream frosting!
With this recipe I’m introducing a new flour for you guys: fat-reduced almond flour! Similar to most peanut flours out there (such as Anthony’s), this almond flour has been cold-pressed to remove 80% of its fat. This essentially reduces calorie content by 50% (hooray!), and makes for some seriously fluffy baked goods (double hooray)!
You may also notice its a bit pricier than your usual almond flour, but take into account that you’ll be using half the amount (always)… which actually makes it roughly the same price once you get baking (2 cents/gram)!
Borrowed from molecular cooking, xanthan gum is the binding agent which makes your toothpaste jelly-like (and your cream cheese, well cream cheese-like). And it’s also the most common gluten-replacer in gluten free baking. And while you could technically replace it with about 2 teaspoons of golden flaxseed meal, the pancakes do come out muuuuch fluffier with it!
Tips ‘N Tricks
Honestly there’s no science to these wonderfully fluffy keto pancakes, as you simply whisk away!
The one thing to keep in mind is that, per standard with grain free baked goods, your batter will be a lot thicker than your standard gluten pancakes. So to cook, you’ll spoon roughly 3 tablespoons to 1/4 cup onto your pan or skillet and gently spread it with a wet spoon or spatula.
And do keep in mind that you can play with the level of fluffiness. I used 4 tablespoons of almond milk for these, but you could easily do 6 to 8 for thinner pancakes!
Oh, and also note that for the ‘milk’ you can do almond (or any nut) milk, half heavy cream half water, or even add some sour cream for a ‘buttermilk’ kick.
Can I Make Keto Waffles Too?!
Yes you can! In fact, they come out actually crispy (yup!). So while our famous keto waffle recipe will give you impossibly fluffy goodies, these do a solid job at crisping up*. The only thing you need to do is up the ‘milk’ to 6-8 tablespoons!
*Just note that I found a difference in crispiness between my two waffle makers (Belgian and regular)… but nothing that a good toast couldn’t fix! And if you like them extra crisp, a skillet at low temperature is always the way to go.
(The Fluffiest!) Keto Pancakes
We're talking extra fluffy, absolutely delicious and easy-peasy keto pancakes! An ideal breakfast treat with only 15 minutes active time and just 1g net carb a pop.
- 40 g fat-reduced almond flour or peanut flour* see notes!
- 10 g almond flour
- 2 teaspoons erythritol or 1/8 tsp pure monkfruit extract
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons melted butter coconut oil or ghee
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4-6 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk **
Mix fat-reduced almond flour, almond flour, sweetener, baking powder, xanthan gum and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
Whisk thoroughly together in a medium bowl the eggs, butter and vanilla extract. Whisk in the dry ingredients followed by the milk, a tablespoon at a time. You can play with the thickness a bit, but I found the best consistency to be with 4 TBSP (the batter is thicker than with regular pancakes, but will spread easily into a round). Allow the batter to rest for 10 minutes while you heat up a skillet or pan.
Add a little butter to the pan, pour in about 1/4 cup of batter, spreading it slightly to help it form a nice round (you can use a wet spoon or spatula). Cook over medium heat until the top begins to darken, flip and cook for 2-3 minutes more. Serve right away with toppings of choice.
*With this recipe I’m introducing a new flour for you guys: fat-reduced almond flour! Similar to most de-fatted peanut flours out there, this almond flour has been cold-pressed to remove 80% of its fat. This essentially reduces calorie content by 50% (hooray!), and makes for some seriously fluffy baked goods (double hooray)!
**For the ‘milk’ you can do almond (or any nut) milk, half heavy cream half water, or even add some sour cream for a ‘buttermilk’ kick.