Low Carb Pancakes

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What could be more comforting than a stack of low carb pancakes when you are watching your carbs and trying to stay healthy?  A good pancake is a thing of beauty from the crispy edges to the syrup drizzled center.

You can top them with Keto friendly whipped cream and still stick to your Keto diet. Or you can check out the money saving Keto Syrup recipe further down in this post.

Low carb pancakes

This is not only a great way to get way to get all the fat you need, it’s delicious. 

You can add a little cinnamon or cocoa powder to the mix to add a little artisanal flair to the meal.

The Low Carb Pancake Ingredients:

The Instructions:

  • Put all the ingredients except butter in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Allow the batter to rest until thickened.
  • Put Butter in a skillet or frying pan over medium heat.
  • When the pan is hot add batter in four equal amounts.
  • Fry the pancakes about 2 minutes per side until firm in the middle.
  • Top with a topping of your choice.

One of my favorite ways to enjoy pancakes is with butter and cinnamon sugar

The bite of the cinnamon and the sweet of sugar combined with itsy bitsy little crunches of the sugar crystals.  It’s awesome and you can have all that and stay Keto.  Just use erythritol/monk fruit instead of sugar.

Or you can have the classic butter and syrup on your pancakes and can make the Keto version in about 5 minutes.

Here’s how:

Syrup for Low Carb Pancakes

Syrup for Low Carb Pancakes Recipe

Syrup for Low Carb Pancakes Ingredients:


  1. Put the water, erythritol and maple extract in a small sauce pan and whisk it while you’re bringing it to a gentle boil.
  2. Once you have achieved a gentle boil, let it simmer for about 5 minutes – stirring occasionally.
  3. After 5 minutes of simmering put transfer from the sauce pan to a blender and sprinkle (don’t dump) the xanthan gum and puree until there is it is thoroughly mixed with no lumps.
  4. Wait a few minutes to see if the syrup is thick enough for you if it is not then repeat the previous step.  Don’t add more than 1/16th of a tsp when you repeat.

Substitutions and Tweaks for Low Carb Pancakes:

Even pancakes are better with options and imagination.

If you have cooked with the coconut flour you know that it absorbs a lot more liquid than any other kind of flour.  If you just replace coconut flour one for one, you will end up with a kind of soupy mess.

  • I don’t know if you have noticed, but vanilla extract has gotten really expensive – to the point that we don’t even buy it at Costco.

You could use Mexican vanilla.  Most of them are quite good.  You could also use baker’s extract that is a combination of pure vanilla extract and other natural flavors like chocolate, caramel, cream which is also pretty tasty.

  • You can fry these in coconut oil instead of butter.   This will add a little more of that coconutty flavor, and if you do this you may want to add a little salt to the mix to even it out.

I like to add cinnamon to the dry mix.  There are some cultures who think if there is no cinnamon it’s not breakfast.  I have an aunt who told me this, and I discovered that I really like cinnamon for breakfast.

Of course you don’t want to forget adding stuff life nuts and blueberries.  Bananas are a no go – not Keto at all, but berries aren’t to high in net carbs. 

Putting blueberries in the batter before you cook it makes a bunch of little blueberry pies in your pancake.

  • You could add cheese and garlic and make a savory version of this, and then use them to make an egg sandwich.

If you want a little more fiber add a “small amount” golden flax seed meal, no more than a tablespoon.  It adds a bit of a nutty flavor and one tablespoon has about 2 grams of fiber.

Some people like to add protein powder to the mix. If there is some reason that you need that much extra protein, that can work and it still tastes good.

The recipe as it is these already has 4 grams of protein per pancake.  Unless you are doing high intensity workouts a healthy Keto diet is only 20% of your calories from protein.

That’s it for the Low Carb Pancakes people!

There have been some health scares going on in the last few weeks and we could all use some HEALTHY comfort food. See what psychologists say about food and comfort….

More Keto Recipes to Love:

Low Carb Pancakes recipe, Gluten free coconut flour

Keto Low Carb Pancakes Recipe

Thom Collins
A breakfast favorite reborn without the carbs.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4 pancakes
Calories 192 kcal


Large Mixing Bowl




For Frying

  • 2 tbsp butter


  • Put all the ingredients except butter in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Allow the batter to rest until thickened.
  • Put Butter in a skillet or frying pan over medium heat.
  • When the pan is hot add batter in four equal amounts.
  • Fry the pancakes about 2 minutes per side until firm in the middle.
  • Top with a topping of your choice.
  • Enjoy.


Fresh blueberries raspberries or strawberries is a sweet, somewhat low carb and a delicious way to top pancakes.


Serving: 1pancakeCalories: 192kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 5gFat: 18gSodium: 143mgFiber: 2gNet Carbs: 2gFat Ratio per Serving: 84.38%Protein Ratio per Serving: 10.42%Carb Ratio per Serving: 4.17%
Keyword keto low carb pancakes
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A couple of cooking tips.

If  you add powdered stuff to the mix, you will also need to add more liquid to make the pancake batter the right consistency.

If you add extra you may want to add a little extra baking powder (like 1/4 of a tsp extra) because you want your cakes to be fluffy.

If you have a heavy iron frying pan or skillet, that seems to work the best.  If you preheat it, you can get those crinkly edges & fluffy middle.  Heavier pans do not drop in temperature as much when the batter is added, so you can maintain a more even cooking temp.

Don’t over think this.  This is a super easy low carb recipe.  It is certainly as easy as making regular pancakes from scratch.

Enjoy and Keto on.


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  1. Hi Robert!
    I’m sorry. That 1 gram bit was a change that our recipe card app made. I have changed it to reflect the total net carbs. Each pancake has 2 net carbohydrates. So yeah…eat a stack if you want to.Cheers! Brenna

  2. Nutrition table says “Amount per serving (1 g). What does that mean??

    I assume a serving is 1 pancake not a stack of 4 (12 net carbs),