Low Carb Almond Flour Pancakes

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Low Carb Almond Flour Pancakes with 10 grams of protein work for low carb, keto, and paleo diets. These easy keto pancakes are fluffy, filling, and can be flavored all different ways with your favorite fruits, nut butters, and toppings.


These Low Carb Almond Flour Pancakes area dream come true for anyone eating low carb or keto and craving pancakes. This basic almond meal pancake recipe is delicious and there are endless ways to mix it up and add all your favorites toppings and fillings. Add them to low carb pancake toolkit along with these low carb flaxseed pancakes and low carb coconut pancakes.

There are so many different ways to make low carb pancakes but sometimes it is nice to have a basic recipe you can customize any way you like. This simple almond flour recipe is just that and is packed with protein. It also can be made ahead of time and the pancakes can be stored in the refrigerator or frozen for quick breakfasts in the future. Whether you are looking for a low carb pancake, keto pancake, or just another delicious pancake recipe, this is one you will want to start making immediately.

Low carb almond flour pancakes with blueberries and almonds on a white plate.

One common complaint about almond flour pancakes is that they are dense and not fluffy. This doesn't bother everyone, but f you like a fluffier pancake, consider using sparkling water for the batter or adding 1 tsp. of baking soda. This will help the batter to rise and create a fluffier end product.

What's almond flour anyway? Almond flour is just a flour made from ground almonds. It is also called almond meal, powdered almonds, and ground almonds. It is used in all kinds of recipes but has recently become more popular as low carb, keto, and paleo diets become more popular and people are looking for an alternative to wheat flours. When looking for almond flour in the grocery store, it's important to find one that only contains almonds. There should be no other ingredients or fillers. For most recipes, you will want a fine almond flour. It is important to note that you can't simply substitute almond flour for wheat flour and expect to get the same outcome. Almond flour doesn't contain gluten, which is a critical element in baking.

Flavor Combinations for Almond Flour Pancakes

  • Banana Almond Flour Pancakes: Leave out the applesauce and add 1-2 mashed bananas to the batter. This will add a significant amount of carbohydrates to the recipe though so it may not be best for low carb and keto diets.
  • Vegan Almond Flour Pancakes: Replace the eggs with either chia eggs or flax seeds.
  • Berries: Berries have the lowest amount of carbohydrates when it comes to fruit so they are a good choice.  Consider using sliced strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries. They can be added directly to the batter.
  • Chocolate chips: There are some chocolate chips and cocoa nibs that work on a low carb diet. Consider using no sugar added dark chocolate chips, cocoa nibs, or sugar free chocolate chips.
  • Nut butter: To add more protein, you can add nut butter directly to the batter or spread some on top. When adding it to the batter, melt it slightly in the microwave before so it is easy to stir into the batter.
  • Nuts and seeds: Nuts and seeds are a great way to add crunch and protein to the mix. Add them right into the batter or serve them on top.

How do I freeze almond flour pancakes?

The best way to freeze almond meal pancakes is to first cook all the pancakes and let them cool to room temperature. Once they have cooled, set them on a parchment-lined baking sheet with a little space between each pancake. You can make more than one layer of pancakes, just place a sheet of parchment between each layer so they don't stick together. Freeze for 3-4 hours until frozen. Then you can add them to a freezer safe bag or container and they won't stick together. To reheat, place the pancake in the toaster for 1-2 minutes until warmed through. You can also reheat them in a skillet or the microwave. For the microwave, wrap in a moist paper towel and cook for 1-2 minutes until warmed through.

The Recipe
Low carb pancakes on a plate with blueberries and almonds.

Low Carb Almond Flour Pancakes

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  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp. applesauce
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. Stevia (or honey, more to taste)

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Mix together all the ingredients until well combined. Add a touch of water or milk if the batter is too thick.


Heat a nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Spray with cooking spray and flip once the batter begins to bubble and pop. Cook for another 1-2 minutes and serve with your favorite pancake toppings.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 2 pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 234
Calories from Fat 178
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g
Saturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 93mg
Sodium 184mg
Total Carbohydrate 7g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 2g
Protein 10g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

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Laurian Rhodes
July 9, 2023 - 11:16
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Turned out well, thanks!
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February 18, 2022 - 19:28
Hi can you sub Greek yogurt for the oil ? Also can you sub egg white for one of the eggs ?
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February 22, 2022 - 12:03
I haven't tried swapping in Greek yogurt so I am not sure how it will turn out. Egg whites should work fine! If you try with the yogurt, let us know how they turn out.
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Penny Wilson
February 7, 2022 - 18:22
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My husband and I both love these pancakes. They're easy to make and delicious. I'm going to try adding some blueberries to my next batch. Thank you for this recipe!
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November 21, 2021 - 10:30
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My husband really liked these pancakes! It's not easy to find food he likes for a diabetic diet for him. And his glucose reading was great.
Thankful I found this recipe. Thank you.
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Amber Lowery
December 13, 2019 - 21:32
What could be used to substitute coconut oil?
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June 5, 2023 - 13:19
Any oil or melted butter can be used in the pancakes.
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Gayle Stine
January 1, 2019 - 05:36
What size scoop is used for each pancake - 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, etc?
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Sofia B
June 3, 2023 - 23:24
I have the same question!
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June 5, 2023 - 13:19
Usually, I use about 1/4 cup for each pancake.
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