Looking for keto breakfast ideas? My famous keto cream cheese pancakes have long been one of the best keto pancakes recipes out there! Low carb pancakes that are also nut free and gluten free, they are guaranteed to up your keto diet breakfast game!
After months of overindulging, January typically arrives with a slew of guilt and a waistband that is screaming for mercy. Since many people turn to a low carb lifestyle to get their sugar cravings under control and lose those extra pounds, I thought I’d devote this week to some of my favorite low carb recipes – starting with these delicious keto cream cheese pancakes.
Whenever I resort to low carbohydrate diets like keto or Atkins to lose weight, the toughest thing for me is always coming up with tasty keto breakfast ideas. There are only so many eggs you can eat before you are looking for something different.
These keto cream cheese pancakes are a welcome treat in that case. Even if you aren’t watching net carbs, these low carb keto pancakes are also an excellent option for those who are gluten free – as they contain no grains or flour of any kind. And no nuts either!
Even if you aren’t watching your net carbs these keto cream cheese pancakes are a delicious departure from the traditional doughy stack of pancakes. And you won’t have the sleepy feeling that usually comes afterwards!
A surprisingly satisfying low carb substitute for the real thing, these keto pancakes taste like skinny fried cheesecakes!
Ingredients you will need to make keto cream cheese pancakes:
Your choice of sweetener
A pinch of cinnamon.
And they are super easy to make.
Instructions to make Keto Cream Cheese Pancakes
I usually whip up a double or triple batch of these keto cream cheese pancakes in a blender or my trusty magic bullet, and it takes less than a minute to make the pancake batter.
Add your cream cheese, eggs, sweetener, and cinnamon (or a teaspoon of vanilla extract, yum) to the blender cup.
Blend until smooth.
Let the batter “rest” for a few minutes and tap the cup on the counter to release the excess air bubbles that can make your pancakes fragile and difficult to flip.
Melt some butter in a hot pan or skillet over medium heat.
Pour about 1/4 of batter into your pan and spread it out.
Cook for 2 minutes to make sure it’s firm enough to flip, and then flip it and cook for another 30 seconds on the second side.
Some people have had trouble making and flipping these cream cheese pancakes, so we made a 60 second recipe video with a few key tips for success, including the perfect flip, that will have you making perfect stacks of keto pancakes every time!
Variations and Substitutions for Keto Pancakes
The texture of these low carb cream cheese pancakes is more like a crepe than a traditional pancake. If you are looking for fluffy keto pancakes, you can add a tsp of baking powder and then depending on if you are making almond flour pancakes or coconut flour pancakes, add 1/4 cup of either flour to the batter before blending.
To increase the fiber content in these keto pancakes you can add 1/2 teaspoon psyllium husk powder to the batter.
If you want to make keto blueberry pancakes just add 1/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries to the batter AFTER blending.
If you need more chocolate in your life or are making these for kids, you can add a handful of sugar free chocolate chips to the batter after blending. I definitely recommend omitting the cinnamon and adding vanilla extract or even banana extract in this case.
Can I make these keto cream cheese pancakes in a waffle maker?
Yes! Many have had success turning this batter into delicious keto waffles. Just follow the instructions for your waffle maker and add the batter to it. For fluffier waffles and a better texture, I recommend adding 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon psyllium husk powder, and 1/4 cup of almond flour to the wet ingredients before blending.
Serving suggestions for keto cream cheese pancakes
Serve warm with sugar-free syrup and and a handful of berries if desired.
Mix cream cheese with cinnamon and sugar substitute, and then spoon some onto the pancake and roll them up.
Place a piece of bacon or sausage in the center of the pancake and roll it up to add more protein.
Not just for breakfast, you can use these keto cream cheese pancakes in savory recipes as a wrap for sandwiches, enchiladas, or even noodles for a lasagna.
Storing Keto Pancakes
These keto pancakes and any of the variations above can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 6 months. If freezing, I recommend separating the pancakes by parchment paper so they don’t stick together when frozen and you can remove as many as you need at any time.
Reheating Keto Pancakes
The fastest and easiest way to reheat these keto pancakes in my experience is by putting them in the microwave for about 30 seconds – or up to 1 minute if heating a stack.
You can also reheat these in a toaster oven or air fryer if you don’t have a microwave. Just put them in for a couple of minutes so they stay nice and soft.
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