Low Carb Pancakes
Low Carb Pancakes: these gluten free, low carb pancakes, made with almond flour, are a delicious family approved breakfast when topped with butter and syrup!
Jorge and I have been doing the low carb diet thing for a little while, but we were desperately missing our favorite Sunday breakfast — pancakes.
Today that all changes with these fluffy LOW CARB PANCAKES!
Jorge and I both sincerely missed pancakes on our lazy Sunday morning brunches at home.
I was still whipping up pancakes for the girls for breakfast and the smell was slowly KILLING me.
So I started off on the hunt for a low carb pancake that we would love and look forward to eating. Boy, did we try some really bad pancakes.
I tried some with coconut flour that were horrid. I mean, truly horrid. Coconut flour is great, just not in pancakes.
My next foray into low carb pancakes was with almond flour. I tried some where you whip egg whites into stiff peaks and fold in almond flour. They tasted like weird fluffy egg whites with syrup.
I eventually decided to try my own almond flour version based off regular pancake measurements.
However, because it was made with almond flour and cream cheese, I threw it in the blender to smooth out the batter.
I nervously poured out enough batter for my first pancake and it looked pretty good.
I took it out of the pan, slathered it with butter and hit it with a dab of my personal favorite sugar-free syrup and JACKPOT.
Jorge seriously gobbled up the entire first batch before I had eaten more than a couple of bites myself!
He was so impressed that these Low Carb Pancakes didn’t taste like anything other than regular pancakes.
So I decided to try them out on my toughest critics, Ellie and Lyla. If two almost 3 year olds like them, then they pass the pancake test!
I topped their pancakes with butter and regular syrup and set them down without saying a word.
They gobbled them up and were quickly trying to steal bites off of our plates!
You can make them with regular sugar for the kids and they are still a lot healthier than regular all purpose flour pancakes would be.
You have to give these Low Carb Pancakes a try! I promise they taste like actual pancakes!
Watch the video to see how EASY they are to make!
Make sure you have a good super fine almond flour, not almond meal. Almond flour is blanched almonds ground into a super fine flour with a texture similar to regular flour.
You can see the difference because almond meal has dark brown flakes and almond flour is a solid light beige color.
This is my favorite almond flour, I buy it at Costco.
Low Carb Pancakes
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 oz cream cheese, cubed
- 2/3 cup almond flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon Sweetleaf - stevia sweetener (or 2 tablespoons regular sugar)
- butter and syrup (sugar free syrup for low carb option)
- Add all ingredients to blender. Start with eggs and water and cream cheese so you don't have anything get stuck at bottom.
- Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides if needed. Let batter sit for 2 minutes.
- Heat a non-stick skillet to medium heat. For each pancake, pour 3 to 4 tablespoons of batter onto skillet.
- Once you start to see little bubbles form, flip and continue to cook until pancake is browned on each side. Continue until you have used all pancake batter.
- Serve pancakes topped with butter and syrup!
Update: This recipe has become extremely popular with tons of you leaving reviews and photos on pinterest! I am so glad you all love this recipe as much as we do!
Many people have commented that the pancakes freeze great when individually wrapped in saran wrap. So if you like to meal prep for the week, this is a great option to try!
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