The Best Keto Pancakes

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Pancakes. Flap jacks. Hot cakes. Whatever you call them, one thing remains the same, pancakes are the ultimate breakfast food! Fluffy, warm, buttery, syrupy pancakes…you really can’t beat it!  But now you’ve stopped eating grains, carbs, sugar, and maybe even gluten. What happens to your beloved pancake breakfast?  Are you really expected to live the rest of your life without another pancake? NOOOO!



I’m here to save the day! My family loves pancakes. I tried a bunch of different recipes after we started eating keto and all of them were just…meh. They left a lot to be desired. And those cream cheese pancakes? I really don’t understand the fascination with those. Yuck! So for a year, yes a YEAR y’all, I’ve been trying to make the perfect keto pancake recipe. And by golly, I finally did it!  These pancakes are thick, fluffy, buttery, and so “real” you’ll forget your eating healthy! They’re not eggy or grainy. They’re not full of cream cheese (seriously, why do people do that?). They’re just REALLY good! They’re so good, in fact, that my kids didn’t even know they weren’t the real deal!



A Few Notes About This Recipe:

1. You must use a blender or food processor to make the batter. You want it as smooth as possible. The absence of gluten eliminates the need to leave “clumps” in the batter.

2. I have been testing keto pancake recipes and methods for a year and this is the best I’ve come up with. With that said, I cannot recommend substituting anything in this recipe. If you choose to substitute flours or ingredients, you will not yield the same results.

3. These pancakes will not bubble up as their cooking. You’ll know it’s okay to flip them when the pancake can easily be moved without batter running over the sides. Mine took about 3 minutes for the first side and 1 minute for the second side.

4. The batter is very thick. If your batter is thin or runny, make sure you added everything the recipe calls for. Thin/runny batter will yield a crepe-like pancake. The thick batter yields a big fluffy pancake!

5. These pancakes reheat really well. You can make a double batch and freeze or refrigerate the extras. Store in a ziplock bag for up to a week in the fridge or a month in the freezer.

6. I’ve received a lot of questions about the nutrition information. This recipe makes 10 FULL SIZE pancakes. Yes, the serving size is 1 pancake. If you want less carbs or lower calories, just divide the batter and make smaller pancakes. You could easily do silver dollar sized pancakes for roughly half the macros. However, because these pancakes are keto (fatty) and don’t have carbs and sugar, 1 pancake will leave you full, especially if you’re eating eggs or bacon along with it. If you’re like me, I don’t eat lunch after a big breakfast so 2 of these would typically fit into my normal macros. Don’t let the numbers deter you!

The BEST Keto Pancakes

April 13, 2018
: 10
: 10 min
: 10 min
: 20 min
: Easy

Thick, fluffy, and buttery pancakes that are grain free, sugar free, and gluten free!


  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 8 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil (or coconut)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 eggs
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp sweetener
  • butter for griddle
  • 1 Combine all ingredients in blender or food processor. Let mix until fully combined.
  • 2 Let batter 5 minutes before cooking.
  • 3 Set a griddle (or nonstick skillet) to MED LOW heat. Use a 1/3 cup measuring cup to portion out pancake batter.
  • 4 Cook until edges are firming up. The pancakes will not bubble up like traditional ones but there will be little bubbles.
  • 5 Flip and cook 1 additional minute.
  • 6 Serve hot with a pat of butter and sugar free maple syrup!


Leftover pancakes freeze and reheat very well!

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 7.2g 36%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 170mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars g
Protein 7g 14%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Please note that macros were calculated using My Fitness Pal and the brands referenced. Altering ingredients or brands can change the macros for the recipe. Please verify your macros in a tracker to insure accuracy.

Please note that macros were calculated using My Fitness Pal and the brands referenced. Altering ingredients or brands can change the macros for the recipe. Please verify your macros in a tracker to insure accuracy.

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21 thoughts on “The Best Keto Pancakes”

  • I made these and they tasted great, however I only got 7 pancakes- measured them with 1/3 cup. Made them again and used a bit more water and was able to get 8. Does the brand of almond flour make a matter/difference? I measured everything to a t?

    • Hmm…I’ve never not gotten 10 using a 1/3 measuring cup. If I use a 1/2 measuring cup I usually get 6-8. I don’t know that the almond flour brand would have a profound impact on the density of the batter. For what it’s worth though, I use Kirkland brand from Costco. Sorry I can’t be of more help!

  • I am fairly new to a LCHF/Keto world and have been looking for pancake recipes. I haven’t tried this yet but will soon. I just wanted to thank you for putting the disclaimers you have on this recipe. So often I see recipes on blogs/websites/Facebook that look great, have keto/LCHF ingredients but may not include any serving sizes or nutritional info. People rave about them as the :BEST low carb” recipe ever. Then I use Spark Recipes to calculate the nutrition and discover that the recipe is 14 grams of carbs, or some number that is too high for my liking. I guess everyone’s definition “low carb” is different. I just wanted to thank you for the disclaimers. I’m looking forward to trying this recipe.

  • Just came across your website while searching for low carb meals on a budget & am thankfully excited! I have 2 Type 1 diabetics in my household & it’s hard to find recipes they”ll eat if it doesn’t taste like “the real thing”. Just wondering what brand of syrup you use on the pancakes? They look yummy & can’t wait to try!

    • Hi Shellie! I use all ChocZero syrups! They’re really thick, the lowest net carbs, and no artificial sweeteners. You can use this link to use my affiliate code and save 10% if you decide to order. Their chocolate is amazing too!

  • Just made these. They look beautiful and cook well. My 2 year old loved them. I suspect my husband would too. I’m firmly in the like camp. They taste pretty almond-y. My 8 yo didn’t like them. I’d say a solid 4 out of 5.

  • This is the BEST pancake recipe!! I add sugar free chocolate chips and top them with whipped cream. My three year old and two year old love them and always ask for 2nds! I make these every Saturday morning (per my husbands request) if your looking for a pankcake recipe this one is the best!

  • Made the pancakes for the first time tonight! They are so fabulous!! All your extra pointers were perfect! Love them so much!! Thanks!

  • Making these for dinner tonight and I’m blown away at how much they cook/look like conventional pancakes. I’ve snuck a taste and they are fabulous! Thank you!

  • These are my fave keto pancakes!! — the only thing we do differently is add 2Tbsp half & half. And we we add mini chocolate chips to the kids’ pancakes.

  • ❤❤❤Bless you!, These pancakes are amazing!! No more searching for the perfect pancake recipe! Being a pancake-a-holic & new to LCHF/Keto I am in pancake heaven! Now if I can just police myself into not making them every day!!

    • Hi! Hm…I’ve never heard of that happening. If you follow the recipe as it is written, the batter is moderately thick and the pancakes hold up well. I’m sorry. Give it another shot and double check your measurements! 🙂

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