This keto pancakes recipe makes light, fluffy and delicious almond flour pancakes using just 6 ingredients. It's a super easy keto breakfast with only 4.6 grams of net carbs per stack—guilt-free!
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The Perfect Breakfast
There's nothing like the smell of fresh homemade pancakes for breakfast. It's a classic breakfast we all love.
Just because you're on the keto diet doesn't mean you can't enjoy a big stack of keto-friendly pancakes!
This pancake recipe is one of my favorite keto breakfast recipes, and it's paleo and gluten-free too.
Why You'll Love Them
- You'll only need 6 ingredients
- On the table in under 10 mins
- Perfectly light and fluffy pancakes every time
- Just 4.6g net carbs in each stack
As for toppings, most typical pancake toppings are a no-go on the keto diet.
We've made a simple cranberry sauce that is very easy to make. It's much better than store-bought versions that are loaded with sugar!
Cranberries have the added benefits of being low in carbohydrates and high in fiber.
They're also considered by many to be a superfood because they're high in nutrients and packed with antioxidants.
That makes them the perfect pancake topping choice for your keto diet.
So, start your day off right and make these amazing low carb pancakes. Remember to let me know how they went in the comments below!
What are Low Carb Pancakes?
If you've tried other keto pancake recipes out there, you've probably tried ones made with cream cheese and eggs.
Maybe it's just me, but I find them way too tangy with a strong egg flavor.
Instead, these almond flour keto pancakes use blanched almond flour, which makes the pancakes cakier, light, and fluffy.
If you love pancakes as much as I do, make sure you try my coconut flour pancake recipe and pumpkin pancake recipe as well!
Just 6 Ingredients
One of my favorite things about this recipe is that it is low carb, keto, paleo, gluten-free, AND super easy to make.
What makes it even better? Only 6 ingredients for the pancakes (7 if you throw in the cranberry sauce).
Most of these common ingredients will be in your kitchen if you cook keto recipes on a low carb diet.
For the sweetener, you can go with your favorite sugar-free option.
I used Erythritol but feel free to substitute it with any no-carb sweetener you like.
You can also adjust the amount of sweetener depending on how sweet you enjoy your pancakes (and whether or not you add the cranberry sauce).
How to Make Them
As I've mentioned, these keto-friendly pancakes are quick to make.
The prep will only take 5 minutes, and simply mix all the ingredients into a smooth batter.
Step 1 - Prep the batter
Start by whisking the almond flour, sugar-free sweetener, baking powder, egg, and almond milk together in a bowl.
Mix until the batter has no lumps and is the consistency of traditional pancake batter.
Step 2 - Fry the pancakes
Heat your coconut oil in a frying pan or griddle and cook for a few minutes until golden brown.
Flip and cook the other side until it's perfectly golden brown.
Keep an eye on it because it will cook faster than the first side.
Step 3 - Prep the cranberry sauce
The cranberries can be heated in a saucepan or microwave for a few minutes while cooking the pancakes.
Simply drizzle the warm cranberry sauce on top of your pancakes.
I don't think any keto breakfast, brunch, or lazy snack is easier!
- Almond flour - Make sure you use high-quality, finely ground almond flour for your pancakes. If you use coarse almond flour, you'll end up with gritty, dense pancakes. I recommend Blue Diamond Almond Flour.
- Small is better - For these keto pancakes, you'll want to use around 2 tablespoons of the batter. If you make them too big, they're much harder to flip and end up falling apart.
- Bubbles and flip - Like cooking a regular pancake, keep an eye out for crispy edges and bubbles on the top once you see them use a thin spatula to slide under the pancake and do a quick flip.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Substitute the Almond Flour and Almond Milk?
If you suffer from a nut allergy, you can substitute almond flour and milk for coconut flour and milk. The amount of milk stays the same, but you'll only need 2 ¼ teaspoon of coconut flour.
You can easily cook a large batch using this recipe. They'll keep an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
You can also freeze them, which is great if you like to meal prep and want to have some quick frozen meals that are ready.
More Breakfast Recipes
- Keto Egg Loaf (perfect for French toast)
- Easy Chocolate Chaffles
- Zucchini Frittata with Goat Cheese
- No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls (only 3 ingredients!)
Cranberry Keto Pancakes
For the Keto Pancakes
- 3 tablespoon Blanched Almond Flour
- 1-2 teaspoon Sweetener (to taste) Erythritol, stevia, etc.
- ½ teaspoon Baking Powder gluten-free
- 1 large Egg
- 4 tablespoon Almond Milk unsweetened
- 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
For the Low Carb Cranberry Sauce
- ¼ cup Cranberries
- 1 sachet Sweetener Erythritol, stevia etc
Cooking the Keto Pancakes
- Start by whisking the almond flour, sweetener, baking powder, egg, and almond milk together in a bowl. Mix until the batter has no lumps and is the consistency of traditional pancake batter.
- Heat the coconut oil in a pan over medium heat. Drop two tablespoons of the batter into the hot pan and form into pancakes. Cook for around 2 minutes until you see bubbles form on top and the edges turn brown. Flip and cook for 2 minutes until the other side is golden brown. Repeat until you've used all the batter.
Making the Cranberry Topping
- In a saucepan, heat the cranberries until warm. Add sweetener and gently mix until smooth. Serve the cranberries drizzled over your fresh pancakes.
- You can also make the topping in the microwave. Heat them for 1 minute (2 minutes if frozen) and then gently mix in sweetener.
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These are yummy and easy to make. I’ve actually made them in the morning before I go to work. I don’t always have cranberries so will sub raspberries.
Hi Jennifer can I use blackberry instead of cranberry.
Hi Selma! Yes, you can make the sauce with blackberries as well. Blackberries contain slightly fewer carbs than cranberries too!
Jennifer, I like waffles better. Do you have a recipe for waffles?
I am so happy that I found your site. The food is both delicious and easy to prepare.
I have recipes for 'chaffles' which are cheese and egg 'waffles,' to make them keto-friendly.
Here is the recipe for plain chaffles that you can enjoy, sweet or savory. And here is the recipe for chocolate chaffles.
Hope you enjoy them!
Hey Jennifer, can you use sugar free syrup?
Hi Patty, yes you definitely can! Just make sure it's very low/no carb 🙂
What is a good high quality almond flour? The ones I’ve tried are not that great.
Hi Ursula, I love to use Blue Diamond Almond Flour which you should be able to find in store or on Amazon. Hope that helps!
Can i use any other flour & milk as a substitute as allergic to almonds
Yes, you can substitute the almond flour and almond milk for coconut flour and coconut milk.
The amount of milk will remain the same, but the ratio of coconut flour to almond flour will be 1:4.
So you'll need around 2 1/4 teaspoons (4.5 grams) of coconut flour to make the pancakes.
I hope that helps!
Hi I seem to be only able to get dried cranberries can you use these
Unfortunately, you can't make cranberry sauce with dried cranberries. But you can still make the pancakes and use another keto-friendly topping.
These were very good, just measurements were off a little. I had to add a little bit more almond flour and still could use some more. Am I doing something wrong?
Hi Angel, it all depends on the type of almond flour you're using. It's ok to add a little extra 🙂
I have tried a lot of pancake recipes and these are fabulous, the best Keto pancakes I have ever eaten
Thanks Debbie, so glad you loved them!
Hi Jennifer - sorry I struggle with the serving size. It says 1 gram. Does that work out to approx 1 pancake if you measure 2 tbsp of batter/ pancake or is it more like 4 pancakes.
Hi Torrie, sorry about that it is a little confusing.
The entire recipe makes one serving, so all 4 pancakes. I've updated it to make things more clear. Thank you!
How much eriythritol is in a sachet?
Hi Charles, one sachet is around 1 tsp of sugar-free sweetener. However, this may be a little bland depending on your taste. I've updated to recipe to clarify 🙂
In all the recipes, which oil can replace the coconut oil?
Hey Noam, the best coconut oil substitutes are butter for baking, olive oil (as a 1-for-1 replacement or a natural oil (grapeseed, sunflower, etc.) 🙂
Hey Jennifer, Can the cranberries be substituted for anything when they aren't in season and available to buy fresh? Thank you!
Hey Danielle, yep you can definitely replace cranberries with any other low carb fruit, or just eat the pancakes plain!
Since fresh cranberries are not in season, can whole canned cranberry sauce be used?
Hi Kim, you can skip the cranberries and go with another low carb topping if that is the case. Usually canned cranberry sauce has a lot of extra sugar added, but if you find a low-carb version it will be fine.
Can I use frozen cranberries?
Hi Janice! Yes, you can use frozen cranberries just make sure they don't have any added sugar.
Hi! The carbs showed are for each pancake? Or for the all mixture (4 aprox)
The entire mixture 🙂
How many pancakes is a serving?
Hey Heather, the recipe is for one serving and it makes around 4 pancakes depending how big you make them!
These are good enough that they don’t even need the cranberry sauce.
Do the nutrient facts include the cranberry topping or are the nutritional facts just for the pancakes?
Hi Anya, the cranberry topping is included in the nutritional information 🙂
This did not come out like the picture for me on my first pancake, so I poured it into my mini waffle maker, this is delicious! Made 2 mini waffle
I just made these this morning and they are very yummy! I would say they have a completely different texture to normal pancakes but they are so filling. I didn’t have cranberry so instead I used frozen mixed berries from Costco.
Hi i have a question....how many pancakes per person ?
Hi Paula, the recipe is for one serving and should make around 4 pancakes depending how big you make them.
I've just started the keto diet and I tried this recipe. It was surprisingly good. I didn't have cranberries so I cut up strawberries and basically did the same process of cooking with the sweetener and it came out tasty. I've cooked and baked before with almond flour and use coconut oil on a regular basis, so this kind of eating healthy isn't new to me as it would be for others. I'm just new to keto diet.
Glad you liked it, Michelle!
Hi It says in the nutritional facts that a serving size is 1g which has 250 calories is this right? Thanks
The serving is the entire recipe of 4 pancakes. I hope that helps!
Can you substitute coconut flour for almond flour?
so, 4 pancakes is equal to one serving?
Yes, all 4 pancakes are one serving. You can split it into 2 servings if you'd like.
The recipe looks amazing! How many pancakes does it yield?
Thanks so much! The recipe makes about 4 pancakes using two tablespoons of batter for each one. Hope that helps 🙂