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5 Low Carb Pancake Recipes to Get Your Flapjack On

February 21, 2024
Courtesy of Detoxinista

Craving a stack of pancakes but not the post-carb-load energy crash? We’ve got you covered. Thanks to alternative flours and other key ingredients, you can flip, stack, and savor low carb pancakes and fuel your morning. Here are some of our favorite recipes. Pro tip: Make an extra batch over the weekend and store them in the fridge for low carb pancake breakfasts all week.

Of course, what you top your stack with is just as important where carbs are concerned. Instead of dousing with maple syrup, try these low- or no-carb toppings:

  • Greek yogurt
  • Berries
  • Cottage cheese
  • Chopped nuts or unsweetened nut butter
  • Toasted coconut flakes
  • Fried eggs and/or bacon, turkey bacon, or cooked crumbled sausage

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1. Chocolate Almond Pancakes

Low carb chocolate pancakes

Courtesy of One Pot Wellness

Chocolate for breakfast? Yes, when it’s a stack of low carb pancakes made from wholesome ingredients like cacao powder and almond flour. One serving has 15 grams of carbs (about half of what you’d get in a typical stack) and 6 grams of fiber, so you’ll feel full and satisfied. Top these with a dollop of Greek yogurt and some fresh berries.

Try this recipe from One Pot Wellness.

2. Keto Sheet Pan Pancakes

Sheet pan keto pancakes

Courtesy of All Day I Dream About Food

Forget about flipping – pour the low carb pancake batter into a baking sheet and bake, then cut into pieces to serve. Made with coconut and almond flours, eggs, milk, and butter, these pancakes are super satisfying, with just 8 grams of carbs and 4 grams of fiber per serving. The recipe calls for Swerve, a low carb sweetener made from erythritol – but you can swap in monk fruit, stevia, or another sweetener, if you prefer (or omit it altogether).

Try this recipe from All Day I Dream About Food.

3. Vegan Almond Flour Pancakes

Vegan low carb pancakes

Courtesy of Holy Cow Vegan

Here are light and fluffy low carb pancakes without eggs or dairy, and they clock in at just 12 grams of carbs per serving. Be sure to read the instructions carefully; the batter is thicker than some others, and there’s good troubleshooting info included.

Try this recipe from Holy Cow Vegan.

4. Coconut Flour Pancakes

Coconut flour pancakes

Courtesy of Detoxinista

That low carb darling, coconut flour, shows up in these fluffy pancakes, which have just 3 grams of carbs per serving. Be extra careful measuring the coconut flour; it’s highly absorbent, so even a little extra will make the pancakes too dry. These are dairy free, too. 

Try this recipe from Detoxinista.

5. Keto Cream Cheese Pancakes

Keto cream cheese pancakes

Courtesy of Low Carb ABODe

Step aside, bagels: Here’s a new way to enjoy cream cheese. Blend it with eggs, almond flour, and Greek yogurt to make these rich, luscious pancakes. With just 5 grams of carbs per serving, you’ll want these every weekend.

Try this recipe from Low Carb ABODe.

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