The best Keto Pancakes | Low Carb & High Fat

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These keto pancakes are airy and fluffy. Enjoy low carb pancakes without sugar and starch. A serving of these delicious coconut flour pancakes has only 6g net carbs. Serve them topped with butter and sugar-free syrup.

Try this recipe because it’s excellent if you are looking for a low carb version.

the best keto pancakes with butter

Keto pancakes are my go-to dessert (or breakfast) when I want to indulge in something sweet, flavourful and effortless to make. It only takes 5 minutes to prepare the pancake batter and 10-15 minutes to cook them.

Everybody all over the world loves pancakes. A pat of butter slowly melting on a stack of pancakes with some sweet (maple) syrup. This sounds like a childhood lazy Sunday morning when the smell of fresh and buttery pancakes was the wake-up alarm. Oh, the great memories?

Watch the step-by-step video below to learn how you can make these keto pancakes

When I am craving a chocolate rich cake, I make my Super Easy Keto Chocolate Brownie Mug Cake. That’s another ridiculously easy and tasty keto dessert I love love love to make.

This recipe yields 6 decent sized pancakes. A serving of 3 pancakes has 6g NET carbs.

Another great thing is that these keto pancakes aren’t made with almond flour, so this recipe can be savored even by those of you with an allergy to almonds.

I love to serve the pancakes with 1 tbsp of coconut oil and some sugar-free peanut butter

Ingredients for the keto pancakes

To keep this fantastic recipe low carb and keto-friendly, I used coconut flour. You will need a small quantity since it has the property to absorb well a lot of liquid.

To serve: sugar-free keto pancake maple syrup!

ingredients for keto pancakes

Using coconut flour will yield pancakes that are very low in carbs, but also pretty low in calories compared with the almond flour pancakes.

Keto pancakes with coconut flour

I usually love to make single-serving recipes, and this one yields 3 decent sized pancakes that you can enjoy freely. If you need to make more servings, you can simply double or triple the recipe, the result will still be amazing.

Instructions for the keto pancakes

A perfect keto pancakes recipe that will make you forget about the old-style high in carbs pancakes. I used cream cheese, but you can also use mascarpone cheese for a rich and dense taste.

If you are looking for a paleo version you can use coconut cream, coconut milk, and coconut oil to replace dairy products.

  1. What’s also impressive how fast you can mix all the ingredients for the low carb pancakes to make the perfect batter. After you gather all you need it’s a matter of minutes.
  2. After whisking all the ingredients, proceed as usual and heat up a pan and melt a pat of butter. Spread the mixture into 3-inch circles and flip when bubbles start to form on top.
  3. Let them cook for another 2 minutes, and you are ready to enjoy the incredible keto pancakes.
how to make the keto pancakes instructions

Can I use almond flour instead of coconut flour?

To substitute 1/4 cup coconut flour, you will 1 cup almond flour. You should probably reduce the liquids too since the almond flour is not as absorbent as coconut flour. Just play with the ingredients until you get a thick pancake-like consistency.

keto pancakes with coconut flour or almond flour

Toppings for the pancakes

Lately, I have been using a homemade keto sugar-free syrup that is absolutely delicious, easy to make and almost zero carb.

I know that on the market you can find lots of sugar-free syrups and some of them are actually really tasty.

You can definitely go for it, but here’s an easy and quick recipe for my favorite keto pancake syrup.

the best keto pancakes

My favorite keto pancakes syrup recipe

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • Sweetener to taste
  • 1/2 tsp maple extract

How to make the sugar-free pancake syrup

  1. Melt the coconut oil and the butter.
  2. Add the sweetener, maple extract, and mix.
  3. Pour over the hot pancakes and enjoy.

Make the keto pancakes, and you will end up eating a lightly vanilla-scented dessert with a subtle sweet cinnamon flavor (which you can omit).

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the best keto pancakes

The best Keto Pancakes | Low Carb & High Fat

3.81 from 245 votes

Prep time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Yelds 2 servings


Light, fluffy and airy keto pancakes, perfect for breakfast or served as keto dessert. With only eight ingredients that you may already have in your pantry, you can enjoy an excellent low carb breakfast and serve the most delicious pancakes in the world. It is great that they are also gluten free, wheat free making them suitable for many lifestyles.



  • In a medium mixing bowl combine the eggs, the melted butter, the heavy whipping cream, the cream cheese and tanilla extract. Stir well for 2 minutes.
  • Combine the coconut flour, the sweetener, the baking powder, the cinnamon.
  • Using a fork combine the wet and dry ingredients.
  • Heat a large non-stick skillet (or use griddle) over medium heat.
  • Spread the batter into 3-inch circles.
  • When bubbles start to appear on the top surface of the pancake, turn over.
  • Cook for 2 minutes on the other side or until lightly browned.


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How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Keto Dessert
Cuisine American, ketogenic
Keyword keto pancakes, low carb pancakes
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  1. Hi
    Thanks for sharing this recipe, can you please clarify…2 pancakes is 4g NET carbs but what are the 22g is that the total carbs?

    1. Googled the mom's flours and the ingredients are: White Rice Flour, Potato Starch, Tapioca Flour, Xanthan Gum.These flours are not keto friendly at all.

    1. 5 stars
      I loved the recipe, I changed the sweetener to Splenda brown sugar blend and I also made waffles. I used whipped cream for my topping,perfect !

  2. Just made these and INHALED them…soooooooo freaking good! (And super easy to throw together!) Highly recommend! Thanks for a great recipe. 🙂

  3. Could not get these to cook right! Even when edges were bubbling like a normal pancake couldn’t flip them without them coming apart

    1. 4 stars
      Mine did the same on a cast iron. 1/4 cup coconut flour may have to use a little more next time. No Stevia used, nor any sugar sub and tasted delicious without.

    2. 4 stars
      Mine were also very thiN and took a reallY long time to set up so they were firm enough to flip. First time i amde them so will def use more coconut flour next time. But they do taste very good!

  4. These are so good! I've really missed pancakes and now I can have them. Just as good as the ones made with wheat flour. Thank you!

  5. Absolutely fabulous! I've tried SO many recipes that all turned out like crepes….these were amazing!

  6. I made these today and they are amazing!
    I’ve done many recipe testing to find the ideal keto friendly pancakes and these are the best! No need to search anymore! Yum!

    1. Hello, Veronica!
      You made my day better. Thank you for the kind comment, and I am happy you liked my keto pancake recipe.

  7. Trying to make these and the mixture is super thick. I’ve added extra heavy cream (a splash) and almost half a cup of water. I’m not sure they’ll be any good but I’m definitely hoping!

    1. It really depends on the coconut flour brands. Some absorb more liquid than the others. In the end with the right adjustments made, the keto pancakes still taste great.

    2. 5 stars
      These pancakes are delicious! Thank you for this recipe! I am going to try banana extract next time instead of the vanilla! Woohoo!

  8. I didnt have any cream cheese so I drained some sour cream and added a little more baking powder and a little more coconut flour. My non keto son even loved it with 1/4/cup heated berries mashed with butter. Made the breakfast muffins last night. He loved those too. Ps….. I loved them better!

    1. I am so happy you liked the pancakes and breakfast muffins. What a great idea to heat berries and butter for the topping. Thank you so much for sharing.

    1. I have never tried freezing the pancakes. I like the keto pancakes fresh and hot. They are super easy to make, and it takes like 5 minutes to whip everything up and cook. If you try them, let me know how they turned out!

    2. We freeze ours and they are perfect. We reheat for 1 min -1min 30 seconds and they are hot just like the day you made them! Wonderful addition to our keto!

  9. I have tried so many keto pancake recipes. Mine never turn out like actual pancakes. Maybe it’s the brand coconut flour I use? Ugh they do taste and smell yummy. But mine came out more like bricks instead of fluffy

    1. Hello Katina!
      Your coconut flour is probably more absorbent than others. Add a little bit more liquid than the recipes requires. Also, try not to over bake them. Hope it helps!

  10. Omg! Seriously so good! I’m not a pancake fan mainly because of how I feel after I eat them….bloated and gross.
    I dont recommend making these when you are home alone, you may just eat them all! Don’t ask me how I know this.
    I also added some cooked bacon bits to the batter and topped them with sugar free syrup and whipped cream. Love!

  11. I used all same ingredients but when I put them into my calculator it gives me higher carb count then what you have listed just the 1/4 cup Anthony’s coconut flour is 11g of carbs I wonder what I’m doing wrong lol

  12. I just made these as I was craving some dessert… they were fantastic! I got six out of the mix, but only got to eat two before my family dived on the remaining… slice strawberries, grated dark choc and some double thick cream…

  13. Good morning Ioana I am a first-time keto pancake maker. In fact, the only keto recipes I have used are
    casseroles, I haven't ventured into breads. I decides to try your recipt. It look simple and photos, the outcome looks delicious Don't really want to take the time to take photos. Do I'll give you a description of my experience. PS They don't look horrible. The batter was unusually thick. I managed to cook 2 pancakes and they, of course, had to be spooned onto the hot surface. I tasted them. They fell apart and were super grainy. Now maybe this is normal, but mine sure didn't look like yours. I have eaten some and the keto "fullnes"s factor is there. The taste is tolerable, but will be throwing out my expensive batter. Would love to hear where I went so desperately wrong. And will possibly try again. Thanks for listening. Any help would be appreciated.

    1. Hello Glenda! The coconut flour you used probably absorbed more liquid. Just add more water or almond milk until you get a pancake consistency. I should probably make a video showing exactly how to make them.

    1. Hey there. This recipe yields 6 coconut flour pancakes, perfect for 2 servings. If you want to make a bigger batch, you can double or triple the ingredients.

  14. 5 stars
    Hello Ioana,
    I see in the article this recipe yields 6 decent sized pancakes and a serving is 3. In your comment answering a question you say this recipe yields 3 Pancakes. Also in the nutrition facts it says servings 3. So if you could clarify? I’m just trying to enter in the proper nutrition facts to my app.

      1. So is a serving 2 pancakes or 3? Because in the nurtition facts it says a serving is 2 pancakes and im trying to figure out carbs, fat and protein to enter in my app. Ugh, Im so confused

  15. 5 stars
    These pancakes are delicious! I've tried other keto pancake recipes and they don't compare to this one. I've made this recipe several times and wouldn't change a thing!

  16. 5 stars
    Could I make this recipe without the sour cream or hwc? I have been craving panckaes and I really want to make the coconut flour pancakes in the morning but I do not have sour cream or hwc? I need to go shopping but for now I sit ok if I omit them or is there another substitute I could use? Thanks in advance.

  17. 5 stars
    Just made these this is my 5th different pancake recipe and this one is the final keeper ,wow did not taste eggy you can't taste the coconut flour it just tastes like a good pancake I opted for the softened cream cheese added just a hint of water because it looked a little bit thick maybe a tablespoon and they came out perfect. Thank you so much living this keto lifestyle one has to pick and choose the right recipes the ingredients are expensive so you want to make sure it's the right one in this is it

  18. 5 stars
    Didn’t have heavy whipping cream so I tried 1/2 and 1/2. Also subbed in almond extract and hoped they would set up okay. They were absolutely amazing…so amazing that this is the first time in 53 years that I have reviewed someone’s recipe. Thank you for sharing and for saving me from another morning of scrambled eggs!

  19. 5 stars
    These were delicious! I mixed everything up in a small blender (think Nutrabullet) and everything fit. Added a bit of flavored stevia liquid drops, and a dash more cinnamon! Mmm! I did not have the 3” rings, but this recipe produced 4 large pancakes (6” diameter) that still rose nicely – better than many cream cheese pancake recipes I have tried! Not sure if it was due to the baking powder or coconut flour? Any who, I will definitely purchase the rings because I can then use them for eggs! Definitely try this if you’re low carb/Keto and are longing for pancakes!!

  20. 5 stars
    Omg! Followed this recipe exactly and I’m completely blown away at how good it turned out. I ended up doubling the recipe so that my kids can enjoy and pleased that they loved it!! The only thing I noticed was that my cream cheese was kind of lumpy (although it was soft) BUT I ended up LOVING it because I had these little cheesecake like pieces throughout!! Mmm I didn’t even top them with anything, just ate them plain with coffee. They’re that good!!! Thank you for posting this gem! #ketolife #thankful

  21. 5 stars
    Better than Flour Pancakes! Was craving something cake or bread-like, my one weakness, and what I miss most on keto diet, but I'm down 30lbs, so I'm sticking to it. Used exact ingredients, but I separated the eggs and whipped the whites to fluffy clouds with 2 tsp of the monk/ erythritol. Mixed the rest of the ingredients, then folded in the whites for perfect batter. It made about 10 pancakes, SO GOOD. Tasted like madeleines cookies. They Do freeze well! Stored about 6 of them in freezer, Pulled 2 every morning before work, throw in the toaster oven 5 minutes. All that buttery goodness made them so soft again when warm. I could even say they were better the next day. I spread almond butter instead of syrup, pancakes were sweet enough. Making new batch today.

    1. Hey there! Thank you for the kind comment. I am super happy you liked the recipe!! Your advice regarding freezing the keto pancakes may be very helpful to others!!!

  22. 5 stars
    Super awesome keto pancakes! No strong eggy taste and not heavy at all!!! The cinnamon and overall texture is more like French toast in my opinion but still fluffy like a pancake. The few batches we’ve made have turned out a bit darker than the picture but did not have a burnt taste at all. This recipe is a win!!

  23. 3 stars
    I just made these pancakes.
    I found that they were very thick so I added a little more heavy cream. I found them grainy and they fell apart easily. They were hard to flip and ended up a mess in the pan.
    They tasted good and my husband ate them. He said he would eat them again. So I’ll try them again next weekend. Maybe I’ll try a difference brand of coconut flour.

  24. 5 stars
    I have tried several keto pancake recipes, and this was the best one by a long shot! It will replace all the other recipes I’ve tried.

  25. 5 stars
    I've tried soooo many low carb pancake recipes, and these are by far the best. No contest. They're amazing. I add a dash of maple extract and sometimes a drop of vanilla stevia, then they're perfect to eat on the go with no toppings at all (in case you can't leave the house without taking some with you, because they're so delicious.)

  26. 5 stars
    Great recipe! Thank you for sharing! I found this on Pinterest. I really love the texture of these pancakes. I added ginger and nutmeg for a bit of festive flavor. Like you said, great with a pat of butter melting over the top!!!!!

  27. 4 stars
    Not bad! I doubled the recipe and it seemed a little thick so i just added water. It will DEFINITELY curb your craving for pancakes.

  28. 5 stars
    This one is a keeper.

    I added Maple extract to the batter and served it with melted coconut oil and butter and berries. sooo good. Oh and coconut cream sweetened with stevia. It was very satisfying. Tasted like french toast to me. Thank you! Caps key Stuck. Sorry.

  29. Made these for the first time today they were close to the real thing! Thinking I might try to make a coffee cake out of this recipe. Do you think that would work?

  30. 5 stars
    Oh and I didn’t use any sweetener and they were still good. Topped with blueberries and tiny tiny bit of maple syrup. So good for Pancake Day !

  31. Have made these several times and my whole family loves them, even the dogs, my moms 15 year old Shi Tzu can’t wait when she smells them, absolutely will not eat any other pancakes! Lol thank you for the recipe.

    1. i am mixed up on the servings and how many carbs and sugar per pancake.
      i have not made these yet but plan on doing it tomorrow.
      thank you also for the syrup recipe.

  32. 5 stars
    Hi on the whipping cream..is that the one that is liquidy or the one thats fluffy? I m sorry im new to this stuff so I just want clarification..:)..

    1. Hi there! You’ll need to use the heavy whipping cream that’s liquid and has no sugar added. Hope it helps! Keep up the good work!

  33. After eating all kinds of low carb pancake recipes.. lol!! I found yours to be the best! Way tastier then almond flour pancakes!! I ate two this evening so This recipe is on my fridge!! It did not taste eggy, nor did I taste any coconut! It was very close to a regular pancake!! I’m happy I found u today!! Anna

    1. Well, thank you! I love coconut flour pancakes better than then almond flour ones, but I’m still on the quest of finding a recipe worth sharing on the blog. Keep up the good work!

  34. Just tried your pancake recipe and they were awesome. It’s the first time i’ve tried any pancake recipe and glad I chose this one. Thanks for sharing it.

  35. 5 stars
    Thanks so much… I have tried several Keto pancake recipes and they were not to my liking.. this is by far the best.. the texture is unlike the others with almond flour.. thanks for sharing

  36. 5 stars
    Carb manager says its 9 net carbs and 602 calories for 3 pancakes.
    These are delicious first ones I have really liked. Thanks for sharing your recipe ❤

  37. 5 stars
    I just made these for the first time. They were delicious!! My batter was pretty thin, and after reading the comments, I will add a bit more coconut flour next time.

    1. If you let the batter sit for a few minutes, the coconut flour will absorb some of the moisture and make the batter thicker. Of course, if your eggs were larger, adding more coconut flour is a great way to adjust the texture of the batter.

  38. I have made these pancakes twice. The first time the batter was thin and so were the pancakes. The second time, I added more coconut flour and the batter itself was very thick, but as soon as it hit the pan, it spread out and got thin like a crepe. They were not fluffy at all, but boy were they good!! I freeze the other half and they are a breeze to reheat. I would like to find a way to get them a bit fluffier and not spread out so thin, though. I will definitely make these again and again!

  39. If I want to add pumpkin purée to make pumpkin flavored pancakes how much would you recommend? Would I need to adjust any other ingredients? Thanks for your advice.

    1. You should use about 1/4 cup pumpkin puree and 2-3 tsp pumpkin spice to the batter. You can also find a keto pumpkin pancakes recipe on the blog.

  40. 5 stars
    Awesome, very delicate flavor. I topped them with slowly cooked peaches, plums, and blackberries. I will definitely be making them again.

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