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Keto Turmeric Cauliflower Pancakes

Louise | May 8
Keto Turmeric Cauliflower Pancakes #keto

Potato pancakes may be off the table with Keto, but this Keto turmeric cauliflower pancakes recipe is a tasty alternative.

How I Made This Keto

Spoiler alert: Potatoes are not Keto. These starchy tubers may taste good, but you won’t find them in any ketogenic recipes.

The good news is that there are lots of alternatives you can make to get a similar product without all the carbs.

The first switch is pretty obvious. We’ll use cauliflower florets instead of potatoes. Done.

The oil and cooking method is another change. Traditional potato pancakes may have you frying up your snack in canola oil.

This recipe takes a different approach, using just enough coconut oil to grease a baking tray. We’ll skip the frying.

Potato pancakes might also have flour and breadcrumbs. Because apparently there aren’t enough carbs in the potatoes.

This recipe calls for almond flour instead, taking advantage of a nut-based flour to cut the grain carbs.

The egg, garlic, salt, and pepper can be added per usual, but there is one more surprise ingredient: turmeric.

Benefits of Turmeric

This golden spice doesn’t just add color and flavor to foods — it adds a burst of health benefits.

Turmeric boasts a compound called curcumin, which is the key to turmeric’s power. People use turmeric to ease joint pain, soothe their stomach, support their liver and heart, fight depression, and battle cancer.

As you can see, there are a number of potential benefits to this unassuming Indian spice.

If you’d like to learn more, check out this article on eight health benefits of turmeric0. Or just try it yourself by making this Keto turmeric cauliflower pancakes recipe!

Even More Keto Turmeric Recipes

If you’re suffering from a health condition, and particularly one of the ones mentioned earlier, you should consider adding turmeric-rich meals and snacks into your regular rotation.

The body has an incredible capacity to heal if you treat it right, and your diet is a big factor in that equation.

But maybe turmeric isn’t something you’re used to, and you’re not sure how to add it to your diet.

Don’t worry, I can help! Here are 42 free Keto recipes that all contain turmeric! This spice can be strong and even bitter, so it’s important to add the right amount to the right dishes so that you not only reap the benefits but enjoy your food too.

I hope you find many opportunities to try this feel-good spice!

Keto Turmeric Cauliflower Pancakes #keto

Keto Turmeric Cauliflower Pancakes #keto

Keto Turmeric Cauliflower Pancakes

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer, Snack
  • Cuisine: American


These cauliflower pancakes pack some extra health benefits, not to mention taste,  with the added turmeric.


  • 1 head of cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1 cup (120 g) of almond flour
  • 2 Tablespoons (12 g) turmeric powder
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) of coconut oil, for greasing the baking tray
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C).
  2. Steam the cauliflower florets until softened.
  3. Mash the cauliflower and mix with the eggs and almond flour. Season with salt and pepper and turmeric powder.
  4. Form 8 flat patties. Place on a greased baking tray and bake for 30 minutes until slightly browned.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs:  3 g


  • Calories: 123
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 5 g

Louise co-founded Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. She has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love.