50 Best Low-Carb Pancakes (Recipes and Ideas)

Love pancakes? Imagine the rounded soft fluffs stacked on top of each other, as many as you’d like and as high as a pancake tower can hold. The chunk of butter slowly melts on top, while the honey or maple syrup drips lusciously at the sides. You can almost smell its delightful tempting aroma. Suddenly, you are reminded of all the carbs and calories which crumble that pancake heaven to pieces!

Pancakes are a classic breakfast food with ancient origins. The pancake of today is a round, flattened pan or griddle fried cake, made from a starchy batter, and traditionally topped with a sweet (commonly maple) syrup. Sounds good right?…. Well if you are on a low carb diet or trying to eat clean and cut processed foods, your relationship with the classic pancake may be on the fritz. You miss the decadent syrup that used to fill your mouth with every divine morsel… But now you stay away. It’s not worth the consumption of processed and refined evil, that you feel destroying your metabolism and adding to your waistline with every sinful bite. Yes, you know you have made a commitment to eating clean, getting your blood sugar under control, eating healthier whole foods… but you can’t deny that you miss the warm comfort of a stack of homemade pancakes. Well you’re in luck because without cheating on your new low carb diet you can enjoy pancakes again. Whether low-carb, Keto, Paleo or simply eating healthier, the 50 pancake recipes below will guide and inspire you to a whole new realm of carb conscious, gluten free, nutrient dense, flavor-packed pancake heaven. Bon Apetit!

Top 50 Delicious and Easy Low-carb Pancake Recipes

best low-carb pancake recipe ideas

1. Healthy Oatmeal Blender Pancakes

Healthy Oatmeal Blender Pancakes

Detailed recipe and credit – simpleasthatblog.com

Deliciously wholesome low-carb pancakes that are packed with protein and fiber. Using the blender to mix makes both prep and clean up a breeze, and ingredients are likely sitting right in your cupboard. Keep your low-carb diet and feed the kids a nutritious breakfast that they will love.

2. Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Detailed recipe and credit – alldayidreamaboutfood.com

Gluten-free diet got your sweet tooth aching for a decadent treat? These low-carb pancakes have all of the sugary sweetness of a gooey cinnamon roll, with half the calories and zero gluten. They even make a great low-carb waffle.

3. Low Carb Pancakes

 Low Carb Pancakes

Detailed recipe and credit – tasteaholics.com

Often low-carb pancakes lack flavor and have a tough texture. This unique low carb pancake mix uses protein powder, and the right blend of ingredients to create fluffy and moist treats that pack more protein than four boiled eggs. Customize this recipe by adding your favorite fruit, nuts or chocolate.

4. Cream Cheese Pancakes

Cream Cheese Pancakes

Detailed recipe and credit – ibreatheimhungry.com

There are endless ways to prepare eggs, from poached to scrambled. Sometimes a sweet alternative is needed. These low-carb protein pancakes are flour-less and gluten free, but the mixture of creamy and sweet is surprisingly tasty, and with only three ingredients prep and clean up are a cinch.

5.Low Carb Cream Cheese Pancakes


Detailed recipe and credit – hurrythefoodup.com

Vegetarian. Strapped for time. If that describes you, these quick, 2 ingredient low-carb pancakes are the perfect high protein breakfast or snack that takes only 10 minutes to prepare, so you can make and eat on the run. They are crispy, savory and great paired with fresh juicy berries.

6. Gluten Free Banana Pancakes

Gluten Free Banana Pancakes

Detailed recipe and credit – woman.at

This naturally sweetened gluten-free pancake is filled with protein that will keep you more full than the traditional high sugar version. Also, there are only two ingredients so they are not only delicious, but super easy to make. These are great to whip up when you have extra ripe bananas.

7. Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancake

Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancake

Detailed recipe and credit – girlversusdough.com

If you love low-carb foods and pancakes and have been experimenting with flour substitutes, try coconut flour. The pancakes come out light and fluffy with a hint of delicious coconut flavor. Preparation takes some skill. Flipping the delicate coconut creations takes practice and be careful not to burn.

8. Keto Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes

Keto Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes

Detailed recipe and credit – thenourishedcaveman.com

Okay so I know the name sounds a little intimidating, and to be honest the ingredient list is a little exotic for most, but if you are up for the challenge and enjoy trying new low-carb pancake options this is the recipe for you. Plus, they’re hearty, healthy and scrumptious.

9. Paleo Buttermilk Pancakes

Paleo Buttermilk Pancakes

Detailed recipe and credit – beautyandthefoodie.com

I know your thinking Paleo, buttermilk, pancake sounds like a complete contradiction, but these low-carb pancakes are just as appetizing pancake as the real thing, but with grain-free flours and dairy free milks. Feel free to add your favorite additions and enjoy topped with your favorite low-carb syrup or nut butter.

10. Two Ingredient Pancakes

Two Ingredient Pancakes

Detailed recipe and credit – ourbestbites.com

Whether you are on a low-carb diet or just really love bananas these two ingredient pancakes are a winner. In all honesty, they don’t replace the starchy goodness of a traditional pancake, but are a high protein snack or breakfast alternative that will leave you feeling full of nutrients and not guilt.

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