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Keto Pancakes with Almond Flour and Cream Cheese

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Are you missing pancakes on your keto or low-fat diet? This recipe for keto pancakes may have a few more ingredients than some. However, you can still make the batter in about 5 minutes, and you will find that the taste and texture are sure worth the little bit of extra measuring.

Why Sift and Weigh Your Ingredients?

You may have noticed the I often call for sifting of the almond flour and other dry ingredients. While this is unnecessary, it will produce a lighter, more traditional texture in the final product.

unsifted almond flour
Unsifted Almond Flour

sifted almond flour
Sifted Almond Flour

You may also notice that I often call for measuring dry ingredients by weight. Almond and coconut flour tend to pack down, which makes measuring by volume in a dry measuring cup less accurate than weighing the ingredients.

Measuring ingredients by weight is a very common practice in commercial kitchens. Measuring by weight will give you more consistent results every time.

keto pancake ingredients

Making Your Keto Pancake Batter

Begin by bringing your butter and cream cheese to room temperature, so they are soft enough to blend smoothly. Leaving them out of the refrigerator for about an hour is generally enough time. If you are in a hurry, they can be placed in a glass container and softened in the microwave at 20% power for about two minutes. Watch carefully. You do not want them to melt.

Measure, sift, and mix your dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and set aside.

dry ingredients for almond flour pancakes

When cream cheese and butter are soft, mix with a handheld or stand electric mixer until they are well blended and smooth.

cream cheese and butter blended

Add the vanilla and eggs. Mix again until well blended.

mixing wet and dry ingredients

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix well.

Let the batter sit for about 5 minutes to allow it to thicken.

Cooking Your Keto Pancakes

Your keto pancake batter will cook in a very similar fashion to traditional pancake batter.

pancakes cooking on griddle

Preheat your pan or griddle over a medium to high heat. When it is thoroughly heated, drop the batter onto the hot griddle, using about two tablespoons at a time.

Once bubbles appear on the surface, turn the pancakes over and finish cooking on the other side.

pancakes cooked on one side

Due to the amount of butter in this recipe, you can use a good quality non-stick pan without adding oil to the pan.

Remove from griddle when done and serve with butter, low carb syrup, blueberry sauce, or whipped cream.

stack of almond flour pancakes

Enjoy!

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A note about psyllium husk powder:

This recipe calls for psyllium husk powder. While this ingredient may not be familiar to you, it is common to use in baked goods that use alternative flours like coconut and almond. It creates a more traditional baked goods texture when gluten is not present.

You can purchase psyllium husk powder as a baking ingredient from specialty stores or online. It is also sold as a laxative supplement in the pharmacy department of stores such as Walmart.

Do be aware that some brands of psyllium husk powder turn purple when exposed to moisture. I currently use both the Konsyl and Now brands. Neither of them has this property.

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stack of almond flour pancakes with syrup

Keto Pancakes – with Almond Flour and Cream Cheese

Traditional pancake texture and flavor without all the carbs!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond flour, cream cheese, KETO friendly, Low Carb, pancake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Let batter set after mixing: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 336kcal

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 70 grams almond flour sifted
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon granulated Swerve or Monkfruit sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon psyllium husk powder See NOTES

Wet Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Sift almond flour, baking powder and cinnamon together into a small bowl.
  • Add sweetener and psyllium husk powder to dry ingredients. Mix together.
  • Add all wet ingredients to a blender or mixing bowl.
  • Blend or mix wet ingredients together.
  • Add dry ingredients and mix into wet ingredients and mix well.
  • Let batter rest for about 5 minutes. Batter will thicken during this time.
  • Heat a non-stick pan or griddle over medium heat.
  • Pour about 2 tablespoons of batter onto the hot griddle for each pancake.
  • Cook first side until bubbles appear and edges begin to dry.
  • Flip over and cook other side.
  • Serve with your choice of low carb syrup, blueberry sauce or whipped cream.

Notes

Psyllium husk powder is available as either a baking ingredient or as a fiber laxative supplement. Some brands can turn purple when they are added to wet ingredients. I generally use either Konsyl or Now Foods brands which do not turn purple.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Keto Pancakes – with Almond Flour and Cream Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 336 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 243mg81%
Sodium 277mg12%
Potassium 108mg3%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 938IU19%
Calcium 126mg13%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition label is calculated by automated third-party services. The nutritional information provided here is an estimate only, for informational purposes only, and can vary depending on the specific ingredients, preparation and accuracy of the third-party system used for calculations. It is always best practice to confirm the nutritional calculations, especially if nutritional information is critical to your diet plan.

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