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Keto Almond Flour Pancakes

Grain-Free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free Almond Flour Pancakes are a must-try! They are fluffy and full of protein, making for a healthy breakfast. Your whole family will enjoy this almond flour pancake recipe.

Almond Flour Pancakes with sugar-free maple syrup

We were so happy to share our Keto Pancake recipe with all of you, but now I have another one I hope you all will enjoy just as much. It’s our Almond Flour Pancake recipe. You may wonder what’s different about them?? 

They are similar, but these pancakes with almond flour have only almond flour and not coconut flour like our keto pancakes. While both are delicious, these are great if you are allergic to coconut or just don’t like the taste of coconut flour.

What are Almond Flour Pancakes?

It’s simple really….almond flour pancakes are pancakes made with almond flour instead of wheat flour.

There are a lot of recipes out there for almond flour pancakes and to be honest, most of them aren’t very good. But after a lot of time and effort, I think we have perfected our almond flour pancakes recipe and they come out nice and fluffy and make a perfect low carb breakfast option!

What Do They Taste Like?

It’s kind of hard to explain what pancakes with almond flour taste like because pancakes in general don’t really have a strong flavor. The nice thing is that almond flour pancakes take on the flavor of whatever add-ins you use, like maple syrup, whipped cream, or fresh fruit. 

Oh, you might taste a little maple flavoring in the pancakes because I chose to use a small amount of sugar-free maple syrup in our almond flour pancakes recipe.

Is Almond Flour Low in Carbs?

Best Almond Flour Pancakes

Almond flour is a fantastic low carb food, and in my opinion, it should be an item always kept in stock in anyone’s home who is trying to eat keto, low carb, or just eating clean. 

Almond flour is 100% ground almonds, that’s it. No added fillers at all. 

My favorite brand is Costco’s Kirkland Almond Flour. It’s a 3lb bag for about $12.00, give or take. Trust me when I tell you it’s a great deal. 

  • 1 cup Kirkland Blanched Almond Flour has 8 NET CARBS

Just so you can see a difference, let’s compare that to 1 cup All-Purpose Wheat Flour which has over 90 NET CARBS. 

Guys, that’s completely insane!

Are Almond Flour Pancakes Keto-Friendly?

Yes, yes, yes!! Almond flour pancakes are 100% keto-friendly! Almond flour is used in tons of different keto and low carb recipes, in replacement of all-purpose flour. 

Another thing that makes them low carb is instead of using regular milk which is higher in carbs, we use almond milk. 

Oh and for a sweetener, because let’s face it, they can be a bit bitter without it, we used our Sugar-Free Maple Syrup

  • In two 4” almond flour pancakes there are only 5 NET CARBS.

Almond Flour Health Benefits

What are the health benefits of almond flour? Since almond flour is just ground almond it has the same health benefits as almonds. 

Almond flour is rich in nutrients as well as being 100% gluten-free, high in fiber, low carb, and is a high source of protein. Here is a little breakdown below. 

1 ounce of almond flour (approx. ⅓ cup):

  • Calories: 163 
  • Fat: 14 grams
  • Protein: 6 grams 
  • Carbs: 5.6 grams 
  • Dietary Fiber: 3 grams 
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium 
  • Manganese 
  • Copper
  • Phosphorus 

Here’s the thing, almond flour is higher in calories than wheat flour because remember it’s just ground almonds. And nuts are higher in calories and fat, but it’s good fat. 

So even though the calories are on the higher side, it’s a far superior choice over wheat flour.

What Ingredients are in Keto Almond Pancakes?

Almond Flour Pancakes ingredients
  • Almond Flour – Be sure to use ground blanched almond flour, and not almond meal. 
  • Eggs – 2 eggs. 
  • Almond Milk – Unsweetened is the keyword, you don’t want almond milk that has added sugar. 
  • Baking Powder – This is what will help the pancakes to rise and be fluffy.
  • Maple Syrup – My secret ingredient…I chose to use some sugar-free maple syrup as our sweetener of choice. 
  • Vanilla – Gives a nice little flavor.

Is Almond Flour or Regular Flour Better for Pancakes?

Which flour is best for pancakes depends on your dietary needs.

We are all used to traditional pancakes, the ones that you get at your favorite breakfast spot. They are delicious, but obviously, they aren’t a very healthy option. 

Almond flour keto pancakes can be a bit more of a challenge to make if you have never used almond flour before, but it’s such a great healthy flour. It is more nutritious and it’s perfect for most diets, except for those who are allergic to nuts.

Is Almond Flour the Same as Almond Meal?

No, almond flour and almond meal are not the same thing, even though most people think that to be the case. 

Almond Flour – Made from blanched (peeled) almonds. Finely ground, leaving you with a finer texture and lighter in color. It’s perfect for baking and cooking recipes like these almond flour pancakes. 

Almond Meal – Made from raw (unpeeled) almonds. Almond meal has a coarser texture, and darker in color due to the skin being left on before getting ground up. Almond meal doesn’t do as well in baked goods, and pancakes because it’s too thick of a texture. 

The key to the best almond flour pancakes is to make sure that you use superfine almond flour, and NOT almond meal. 

My favorite brand is Kirkland Almond Flour, which is Costco’s Brand. The price is great for a huge bag. I believe it’s about $13.00 for a 3lb bag. If you see it at your Costco, grab it and run!

Best Sweetener for Almond Pancakes

Low Carb Almond Flour Pancakes stacks

What’s the best sweetener in this almond flour pancake recipe? In most of our recipes, we use some type of erythritol like monk fruit or swerve. But for these almond pancakes, I ended up using 2 tablespoons of our sugar-free maple syrup. 

I wanted to change things up a bit, and it gives you a nice little maple hint to the pancakes. It’s quite lovely in my opinion. 

If you can’t make a batch of our sugar-free maple syrup it’s ok. You can use other low carb sweeteners instead. 

You honestly can use pretty much any sweetener that you want including Swerve, Monk Fruit, Xylitol, Liquid Stevia, etc. You may want to adjust the quantity of sweetener you use based on which one you decide on using. 

For Paleo: The only ingredient that some paleo followers might object to is the erythritol that is in the sugar-free maple syrup, but you can replace that with coconut sugar or real maple syrup if you are strictly paleo.

Milk Options

Here is a small list of great low carb milk options you can use to make this almond flour pancakes recipe:

  • Almond Milk – Probably the most commonly used milk on most diets.
  • Coconut Milk 
  • Cashew Milk
  • Macadamia Nut Milk 
  • Soy Milk 
  • Flax Milk 

You have some options when picking low carb milk. I always use almond milk because it’s something I have always used in the past, plus I get it at Costco in a big box for a great price. 

The one I get at Costco is Shelf Stable Unsweetened Almond. I love using shelf-stable almond milk, it’s great to always have my stash available in the pantry.

Can I Substitute the Eggs?

Are you vegan or do you have an egg allergy?? If so, that’s ok….you can omit the eggs if you need to with either flax eggs or chia eggs. By doing that, those who are vegan can enjoy these almond flour keto pancakes.

When replacing eggs keep in mind that 1 flax or chia egg = 1 regular egg. 

  • 1 Flax Egg: 1 tbsp flaxseed meal + 3 tbsp hot water. Combine and let sit for 5 minutes before adding. 
  • 1 Chia Egg: 1 tbsp chia seeds + 3 tbsp hot water. Combine and let sit for 5 minutes before using.

Different Variations of Almond Flour Pancakes 

Since pancakes are basically a blank canvas, almond flour pancake variations can also be altered and made into several different options.

Here are some that I came up with quickly: 

  • Keto Pancakes (a combination of both almond flour and coconut flour)
  • Pumpkin Pancakes 
  • Blueberry Pancakes
  • Chocolate Chip Pancakes 
  • Cream Cheese Pancakes 
  • Coconut Flour Pancakes
Best Low Carb Pumpkin Pancakes

Tools to Use

  • High-speed Blender – This is key to getting the right texture!
  • Griddle or Large Frying Pan – I prefer using a griddle but a frying pan will work too. 
  • Spatula – I use a silicone spatula and it works perfectly when flipping them over. 
  • Measuring Cups – ¼ measuring cup is the right size for measuring out the pancake batter. 
  • Molds – I like using 4” round pancake molds, but it is not something you definitely have to have. They help you to get perfectly round and even pancakes.

How to Make Almond Flour Pancakes from Scratch

Let’s learn how to make these super easy low carb almond flour pancakes. It’s the perfect recipe for your little ones to help you make too! 

Mixing the Batter

STEP 1: Gather all your ingredients.

Ingredients for Almond Flour Pancakes

STEP 2: Get your high-speed blender out. I used my Vitamix, and it worked perfectly. But any blender or food processor you have will work fine. 

STEP 3: In the blender, add the eggs, almond flour, vanilla, baking powder, sugar-free maple syrup, and almond milk.

STEP 4: Turn the blender on and let run until completely mixed. It should only take 30-45 seconds.

STEP 5: Let sit for 5 minutes.

Cooking the Pancakes

STEP 6: Turn the griddle to 350 degrees, and add 1 tbsp coconut oil.

melted coconut oil on griddle for almond flour pancakes

STEP 7: Pour the pancake batter into a ¼ cup. This makes it easier to get the right amount. 

STEP 8: Pour the ¼ cup of batter onto the griddle. Or if you are using a pancake mold, then pour the batter into the mold.

STEP 9: Once the batter starts to bubble, use a spatula to gently flip it over.

Almond Flour Pancake bubbling

TIP – Wait until the top starts to bubble, that will indicate that the underside is cooked. Shove the spatula all the way underneath to ensure you can flip the entire pancake.

Flipping Almond Flour Pancakes on the griddle

STEP 10: Cook the keto pancake until golden brown on both sides.

STEP 11: Transfer to a plate while you finish cooking the rest of the keto pancake mix.

three stacks of Almond Flour Pancakes on a white plate

How to Know When Almond Flour Pancakes are Done?

After pouring the batter onto the griddle or into the pan, wait until the batter starts to bubble, that’s how you know it’s ready to flip. Trust me…wait until the bubbles appear otherwise it can be disastrous.

Once the keto pancakes with almond flour has been flipped over, wait until the other side has turned golden brown, then transfer to a plate.

Best Tips

Keto Pancakes with Almond Flour with maple syrup

If you read our keto pancake recipe, you’ll see that my tips are very similar for this almond flour pancake. Number 1 is one of the most important tips! 

  • A BLENDER is key to getting the right pancake consistency. 
  • Silicone spatula works the best.
  • Bubbles – Wait until there are bubbles on the pancake before flipping. 
  • Griddle – A griddle is the best way to cook keto pancakes, in my opinion. 
  • Don’t overmix – It can lead to denser keto pancakes.
  • Small Almond Flour Pancakes – Make smaller keto pancakes, about 4” in diameter. It’s easier to flip and won’t fall apart as easily. 
  • Cooking Temperature – If using a griddle cook the keto pancakes at 350 degrees. If using a frying pan then cook on medium heat. 
  • Almond Flour – Be sure to use almond flour, and not almond meal. 
  • Egg-Free Option – For each egg replace it with 1 tbsp of flax meal or chia seeds + 3 tbsp warm water. Let sit for 5 minutes. Then add to the blender. 
  • Flip Carefully.
  • Let the batter rest for 5 minutes before using. 
  • Coconut oil – I found using coconut oil on the griddle works best, without burning the pancakes. Butter can burn easily. 
  • Pancake Molds – Not only are pancake molds fun for kids, but they are a great way to get perfectly shaped pancakes. 
  • Sweetener – I used our sugar-free maple syrup recipe. But powdered sweeteners work well too, giving you the right texture. Granulated sweeteners can leave you with a grainy texture. 
  • Nut Milk Options: Almond milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, flax milk, soy milk, macadamia nut milk.

How to Make Pancakes with Almond Flour Fluffy?

I’m gonna tell you the same thing that I told you in my Keto Pancake recipe….I don’t really have a “SECRET” to extra fluffy almond flour pancakes.

However, these are a few tips that I found to be helpful in achieving fluffy pancakes with almond flour. 

Baking Powder – Baking powder will help your keto-friendly pancakes rise. Make sure your baking powder is fresh. It will look light and fluffy in the container. 

Use Pancake Molds – These will help you form perfectly circle pancakes, and also allow you to make your pancakes higher than normal, which makes them extra fluffy.

Thicker Batter – If you have an overly-wet batter it could leave you with a flatter pancake. After mixing the batter in the blender, let it sit for about 5 minutes before pouring onto the griddle. By letting it sit for a few minutes it should thicken up a bit. 

Also, if you add too much almond milk, it will thin the batter out and can also result in thinner pancakes.

My Almond Flour Pancakes Fall Apart

Fluffy Almond Flour Pancakes

Isn’t it the worst when your pancakes fall apart!! I feel like sometimes I get more upset about it than I should…hahaha.

If that happens to you it might be because you didn’t let the keto pancake cook long enough before flipping. 

The trick to making sure the pancakes don’t fall apart is to let them start bubbling, then go ahead and flip them.

Making Easy to Flip Pancakes with Almond Flour

Since almond flour can be a little temperamental and more fragile to work with, you want to be very careful when flipping them over. 

What I found that works best is:

  • Make your almond flour pancakes small. About 4” in diameter. 
  • Using a pancake mold helps keep the shape of the pancake making it easier to flip. 
  • Be sure to wait until the pancakes bubble before flipping, otherwise you’ll end up with a messed up pancake and no one wants that. 
  • Tapioca Flour – I haven’t tried this one yet, but some have found that adding a couple of tablespoons of tapioca flour has given the batter for stability, which in turn makes it easier to flip.

Diets This Recipe is Good For

These keto pancakes with almond flour are great for so many people on so many different diets. Here is a quick list and breakdown of who it’s acceptable for and how to make it acceptable for your dietary needs:

  • Dairy-Free: Almond Pancakes do not have any butter in them, and we use almond milk instead of cream or milk. So it’s perfect for anyone with a dairy allergy. 
  • Sugar-Free: I think it’s pretty obvious by this point that all of our recipes don’t use any added cane sugar. But instead, we chose to use sugar-free maple syrup instead. But you can use erythritol sweeteners such as Monkfruit, Swerve, Allulose, and Stevia. 
  • Low Carb/Keto: Since the sugar is replaced with a low carb sweetener and flour with almond flour they are definitely low carb
  • Paleo: If you are trying to make paleo almond flour pancakes, then depending on how strict you are, you may not feel comfortable using erythritol which is what our sugar-free maple syrup has in it. So instead you can choose to use real maple syrup instead. 
  • Vegetarian
  • Candida Friendly

How to Make These Pancakes Vegan

Are you looking for a vegan almond flour recipe? Our low carb pancake batter is not vegan because it does have eggs in it. But have no worries, it is honestly an easy fix!!

 In order to make it vegan, replace each egg with a flax or chia egg. 

  • 1 Regular Egg = 1 Flax Egg (1 tbsp flaxseed meal + 3 tbsp warm water. Let sit for 5 minutes).
  • 1 Regular Egg = 1 Chia Egg (1 tbsp chia seeds + 3 tbsp warm water. Let sit for 5 minutes).

What to Serve with Almond Flour Pancakes?

Easy Keto Almond Flour Pancakes

What can we serve with these almond flour pancakes?? There are lots of things that you can serve with them, but here are just a few ideas: 

Oh and don’t forget the TOPPINGS!!! Here are some of my favorites:

Making Almond Flour Pancakes Ahead

These pancakes with almond flour can be prepped ahead of time…that is the batter I mean. This low carb pancake recipe is great since the batter can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge until ready to be made.

Making your almond pancake batter the night before and letting it sit overnight is actually a great idea and a little bit of a time saver. 

Place the batter in either an airtight container or in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap, then place in the fridge until tomorrow morning.

Pouring low carb maple syrup on a stack of Almond Flour Pancakes

How to Store Keto Almond Flour Pancakes?

After you make a batch of these super yummy low carb almond flour pancakes, they can be easily stored for later. 

Place them in either an airtight container or in a Ziploc bag and store them in the fridge for 3-4 days.

How to Reheat

Reheating your leftover keto almond flour pancakes is very easy! Place them on a microwave-safe plate and microwave for about 20-30 seconds. That’s it! 

If you don’t have a microwave then place the leftover almond flour pancakes on a small baking tray and place in the oven, covered with foil for 5 minutes at 300 degrees.

Can You Freeze Almond Flour Pancakes?

Absolutely! It’s super easy to freeze these keto almond flour pancakes. It’s so helpful to have things already made and ready to pull right out of the freezer, especially on those long days after work. Here’s the breakdown on how to do that. 

Freezing the Batter – Freeze up to 3 months. Transfer the leftover batter to a Ziploc bag, being sure to squeeze all the air out of the bag before sealing it. 

Freeze portioned amount into separate Ziploc bags – This way if you only want 1-2 pancakes at a time you can thaw out just the right amount. 

Freezing Pancakes After Cooking – After the pancakes have been cooked, place them in Ziploc bags, with parchment paper in between the layers.

Almond Pancakes recipe

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If you’re in the mood for some other Keto-friendly pancake recipes, check out our:

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All of them are Keto-friendly and low carb, and will have your friends raving!

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Almond Flour Pancakes covered in sugar-free syrup

Keto Almond Flour Pancakes


  • Author: Stephanie Parlegreco
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Pancakes (Two 4″ Pancakes Per Serving) 1x
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Grain-Free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free Keto Almond Flour Pancakes are a must-try! They are fluffy and full of protein, making for a healthy breakfast. Your whole family will enjoy this almond flour pancake recipe.


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup almond flour 
  • 2 eggs 
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk 
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • 2 tbsp sugar-free maple syrup 
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

Notes

5 NET CARBS FOR 2-4” ALMOND FLOUR PANCAKES 

A BLENDER is key to getting the right pancake consistency. 

I found that a Silicone spatula works the best.

Bubbles – Wait until there are bubbles on the pancake before flipping. 

Griddle – A griddle is the best way to cook keto pancakes, in my opinion. 

Small Almond Flour Pancakes – Make smaller keto pancakes, about 4” in diameter. It’s easier to flip and won’t fall apart as easily. 

Cooking Temperature – If using a griddle cook the keto pancakes at 350 degrees. If using a frying pan then cook on medium heat. 

Almond Flour – Be sure to use almond flour, and not almond meal. 

Egg-Free Option – For each egg replace it with 1 tbsp of flax meal or chia seeds + 3 tbsp warm water. Let sit for 5 minutes. Then add to the blender. 

Flip Carefully, because almond flour pancakes are more fragile. 

Let the batter rest for 5 minutes before using. 

Coconut oil – I found using coconut oil on the griddle works best, without burning the pancakes. Butter can burn easily. 

Pancake Molds – Not only are pancake molds fun for kids, but they are a great way to get perfectly shaped pancakes. 

Sweetener – I used our sugar-free maple syrup recipe. But powdered sweeteners work well too, giving you the right texture. Granulated sweeteners can leave you with a grainy texture. 

Nut Milk Options: Almond milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, flax milk, soy milk, macadamia nut milk.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: American

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