20+ Perfect Keto Pancakes Recipes
Thought you had to give up pancakes on Keto? Think again!
This list of Keto pancake recipes will ensure you stay in ketosis while enjoying this traditional breakfast staple. From stacks of beautiful chocolate pancakes to savory zucchini pancakes, we’ve got them covered.
These recipes are low carb but still delicious. A few of the recipes may contain dairy (e.g., heavy cream and cream cheese) so skip those to stay dairy-free. You can also do a few dairy-free substitutions (like using coconut oil for butter or ghee and using coconut cream for heavy cream).
To get started, check out this 4-ingredient low carb recipe then scroll down for the rest!
Here are just a few of the Keto Pancake Recipes we’ve included below:
- Almond Flour Pancakes
- 2-Ingredient Cream Cheese Pancakes (Contains Dairy)
- Coconut Pancakes
- Keto Pancake
- Buttermilk Pancakes
- Blueberry Paleo Pancakes
- Nut Butter Avocado Pancakes
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Sweet Keto Pancakes (With Dairy)
– Forest and Fauna
Ingredients: coconut flour, cacao powder or cocoa powder, stevia, eggs, MCT oil or avocado oil or other melted oil/fat, coconut milk, vanilla extract, baking soda, sea salt.
This is another great recipe that gives you pancakes for breakfast or to use as a wrap with fillings for lunch. They taste just as good room temperature, so they would be perfect added to a lunchbox and make the perfect alternative to bread for sandwiches. These ones would even be good as a dessert topped with berries and your choice of yogurt.
Photo Credit: Tasha from Ketogasm
Ingredients: eggs, heavy whipping cream, erythritol, sea salt, almond flour, baking powder, unsalted butter.
This recipe gives you pancakes that are so light and fluffy you will want them every day! The trick is to separate the eggs and beat the whites to give the light texture. You can have a batch of these ready to eat in under ten minutes, so they would be perfect for a busy morning when you are short on time. If you make mini versions of these, they make great additions for a school lunchbox too.
Almond flour is a great ingredient for baking on Keto. Registered Dietitian Ryan Raman, RD says, “Almond flour is incredibly nutritious. It’s particularly rich in vitamin E and magnesium, two important nutrients for health.”
– Bare Feet in the Kitchen
Ingredients: cream cheese, eggs.
These ketogenic cream cheese pancakes are grain-free, gluten-free and low-carb, so they would be perfect for anyone in the family with these issues. They end up more like a crepe rather than a pancake, but are still light and delicate, and make a great wrap too. You can top these with sweet or savory ingredients – try berries for sweet or BBQ pulled pork for savory.
– Low Carb Yum
Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum
Ingredients: cream cheese, unsalted butter, egg, egg white, psyllium husks, cinnamon, stevia.
Here is another gluten-free pancake recipe that can be useful to provide you with a low-carb breakfast, as they are filling enough to keep you going until lunch. They can be served along with other ingredients to make a lighter lunch and one of the best things is these ones can be frozen in batches to be used throughout the week.
Sweet Dairy-Free Keto Pancakes
– Keto Summit
Ingredients: almond flour, erythritol, almond or coconut milk, eggs, ghee.
These lovely pancakes are light and fluffy in texture, making them the perfect dish to serve for breakfast. When you are cooking these you will notice that once you can see loads of bubbles coming through the batter it is time to flip these over and cook the other side. Serve with your choice of butter or nut butter.
– Keto Summit (Guest Post)
Pork rinds in a pancake? Really? Well, yes it works! The pork rinds make these grain-free and the pancakes end up light yet filling. This recipe may take a little longer to cook than some, but the end results are worth the effort. They are soft and delicious and just sweet enough to satisfy your sugar craving. It is important that you cook these in a non-stick pan as they can stick quite easily.
– Paleo Flourish
Ingredients: eggs, coconut flour, coconut milk, vanilla extract, baking soda, coconut oil or ghee.
The pancakes in this recipe are designed to be eaten for breakfast, but would be a great snack for hungry kids after school too. The batter will be quite thick, but this is how it is meant to be, so don’t try to spread them out too much. The sweetener is optional, but if you are adding in the vanilla you may find them sweet enough already.
– GF Real Food
Ingredients: almond flour, eggs, coconut oil, salt, nutmeg, coconut cream, berries.
Are you stuck for an idea for a healthy dessert that would still impress your guests? Why not try these wonderful almond flour pancakes to let you feel indulgent yet stay within the limits of your diet. Topped with delicious berries, these are so good that the whole family can enjoy them. Just remember not to let the coconut cream boil over as it sticks like crazy!
– Beauty and the Foodie
Photo Credit: Stacey from Beauty and the Foodie
Ingredients: coconut flour, almond flour, eggs, almond milk or coconut milk, apple cider vinegar, GF vanilla extract, baking soda, sweetener of choice, coconut oil.
One of the best things about the pancakes in this recipe is that they really taste like traditional buttermilk pancakes, but without all the added dairy and gluten-packed ingredients. For a finer texture you can blitz the almond flour in a blender first to grind it smaller, and for those of you with nut intolerances you can substitute coconut flour but cut down the amount.
– Maria Mind Body Health
Ingredients: eggs, coconut flour, vanilla extract, nutmeg, cinnamon, stevia or Swerve.
Here is another basic recipe that lets you experiment with adding different ingredients and toppings. The recipe is for sweetened pancakes, but these make really good savory ones by simply omitting the sweetener and vanilla or by adding in some herbs and spices instead. Because this recipe does not involve grains or gluten, you may also find you don’t feel bloated after eating them, as can happen with traditional ones.
– Empowered Sustenance
Ingredients: coconut flour, grassfed gelatin, eggs, coconut oil, coconut milk, ghee.
These coconut flour pancakes have a secret ingredient that not only provides a non-crumbly, moister texture, but is also a great source of health benefits – gelatin. It makes these pancakes hold together well and stops them from drying out. Simply serve topped with your favorite ingredients for a filling yet tasty breakfast.
– Frisky Lemon
Ingredients: egg, almond meal, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, oconut milk, apple cider.
If you are not from the US, please don’t get confused by the cider – it is not alcoholic! It is simply apple juice without any added extras and it gives these delicious pancakes a tangy note to their flavor, which goes so well with the cinnamon and other spices. These would be great served for breakfast at Thanksgiving or Christmas as cinnamon and ginger are definite reminders of the holidays!
– Ditch The Carbs
Photo Credit: Carol from Ditch the Carbs
Ingredients: eggs, coconut cream, vanilla, baking powder, coconut flour, sweetener of choice, salt, blueberries.
Don’t you just love how blueberries in a pancake or muffin add those little bursts of flavor when you bite in! They are rich in vitamins and so good for us and tend to be a good way to encourage the children to eat well. These pancakes make the perfect breakfast, or could be packed in a lunchbox. If you want to add to the flavor you could sprinkle in some cinnamon or nutmeg, and other berries would work here too.
Dairy-Free Ketogenic Chocolate Pancakes
– The Big Man’s World
Ingredients: coconut flour, sweetener of choice, cocoa powder, baking powder, sea salt, egg whites, applesauce, dairy free milk, vanilla extract, dairy free mini chips (adjust for how much carbs you can eat).
I often say that food is eaten with the eyes and the mouth and these look so good, especially if you crave chocolate like me! Light and so fluffy in texture, you get the occasional hit of chocolate as you bite into the pancakes and discover a pocket of melted loveliness. The applesauce or pumpkin gives these just enough moisture to keep them from drying out.
– Peace Love and Low Carb
Photo Credit: Kyndra from Peace Love and Low Carb
Ingredients: eggs, MCT oil, baking soda, collagen peptides, salt, vanilla powder, coconut flour, sparking water, sugar free maple syrup, cocoa butter, cocoa powder, ghee or butter.
Silver dollar pancakes are made smaller than regular ones and are usually served with various toppings and sauces. The chocolate sauce in this recipe tastes amazing poured over the pancakes for breakfast, but would also make a lovely dessert with the sauce serve in a dish for dipping the pancakes in. This would also be a good idea for a kid’s party!
– All Day I Dream About Food
Ingredients: coconut flour, cocoa powder, vanilla whey protein powder, powdered Swerve or powdered erythritol, baking powder, salt, eggs, coconut oil, almond milk, high % cacao chocolate.
If you ever wake up with that overwhelming urge to eat chocolate then these wonderful pancakes could be the answer to your prayers! They are deeply chocolatey and delicious, yet low-carb and gluten-free, making them totally family-friendly. They also freeze well, so you could batch-cook for use throughout the week, or make them your Sunday breakfast treat!
– The Happy Health Freak
Ingredients: almond flour, egg, sparkling water or plain water, sea salt, liquid stevia or sweetener of choice, coconut oil, unsweetened bakers chocolate.
This is another recipe that uses sparkling water to increase the fluffiness of the texture of the pancake, but if you prefer a crepe-like texture just use still water. A stack of these beauties topped with some whipped coconut cream gives you a wonderfully indulgent breakfast to fill you up in the morning. Chocolate pancakes also make a great addition to a lunchbox!
Savory Keto Pancakes (Dairy-Free)
– Keto Summit
Ingredients: chicken breasts, bacon, eggs, coconut oil.
If you are looking for a recipe that is full of flavor, simple to assemble, and offers all the right nutritional content for keto, then these chicken bacon pancakes are an ideal meal to have in your culinary arsenal.
– Keto Summit
Ingredients: eggs, coconut flour, coconut milk, vanilla extract, baking soda, stevia, coconut oil, ghee.
These pancakes are really easy to make and are great as they are, but you can also have fun with toppings. This would be a substantial meal topped with shredded chicken or pork and vegetables, or a healthy salmon salad, or you could turn them into ‘pizza’ bases and add all your favorite pizza toppings. A great idea to get kids eating more healthily too!
– Paleo Flourish
This recipe is very adaptable and is not limited to breakfast. The pancakes are great to start the day, served with a little hot sauce, or they can be used as wraps for a lovely light lunch rolled around stir-fried vegetables. The scallions add a really good fresh taste to these pancakes and they could even be used as a starter for an Asian meal.
Ingredients: zucchini, eggs, almond flour, salt, pepper.
These delicious zucchini pancakes are a great introduction to savory pancakes as they do not have too strong a flavor, yet have cheese and garlic there to satisfy any cravings. If you want to add more protein to these you could add in some chopped crispy bacon or top them with some slices of ham. Just remember to remove as much liquid from the zucchini as you can!
– Mindful Mama
Ingredients: avocado, almond butter, eggs, salt, ghee or coconut oil.
The avocado in these pancakes gives them a smoother texture, yet it does not over-power the flavor. They do not involve any flour, making them suitable for many different diets. They can be served for breakfast, but they also make a fantastic alternative to bread for a savory sandwich. Try topping them with drained, canned tuna or shredded chicken and cucumber.
– Willow Bird Baking
Ingredients: cauliflower, water, scallions, onion, eggs, salt, coconut oil.
Scallion pancakes are a popular dish for breakfast nowadays, but they can also be used as an accompaniment for a delicious lunch of chicken or shrimp. This recipe uses cauliflower as its base, so the pancakes have a bit more body than some. The pancakes would be a great dish to serve up as a side for dinner with friends or on their own for a quick snack lunch.
– Nom Nom Paleo
Ingredients: eggs, coconut flour, fish sauce or kosher salt, apple cider vinegar, ham or cooked meat of choice, spinach, scallions, cilantro, baking soda, black pepper, ghee or coconut oil.
This is another recipe that tastes great for breakfast or for lunch on the go, but it is completely versatile too. If you don’t have spinach, swap it for another vegetable; if you don’t eat ham you can sub prawns, chicken or sausage instead – the list is endless, so just have fun experimenting with different flavor combinations.
– Cavegirl Cuisine
Photo Credit: Michelle from Cavegirl Cuisine
Ingredients: broccoli, ghee, horseradish, coconut flour, eggs, paprika, onion, bacon, sea salt, pepper.
Just imagine a plate of these beauties for breakfast! Tasty, filling and packed with flavors, these pancake patties have the added benefits of the broccoli and crispy bacon bits. And who doesn’t like bacon and eggs?! Because of the added ingredients, you do not have to serve anything with these patties as they are just fine on their own.