Almond flour pancakes make a fantastic low carb pancake breakfast. They taste like the light and fluffy pancakes you ate as a kid. But these come from an easy, gluten free, keto recipe.
Can you have almond flour pancakes on keto?
Almond flour has a number of benefits that will encourage you to keep it on hand, including the following:
- contains only two net carbs per serving
- 12 grams of fat and 5 grams of protein
- high in fiber
- packed with healthy fats
- can help to regulate blood sugars (source)
- is gluten free
Can I replace regular flour with almond flour?
Almond flour is a great substitute for regular flour. You can use it in any recipe. Cakes, cookies and especially these fluffy almond flour keto pancakes all taste great made with this low carb flour.
Take your favorite pancake recipe and substitute all-purpose flour with this keto flour cup for cup. That’s how I came up with this easy recipe for almond flour pancakes.
However, I recommend you use a little extra baking soda than the traditional pancake recipe calls for. Almond flour is more dense than white flour and takes more help to rise into the keto fluffy pancake you want.
It’s also a little sweeter than wheat flour. So these low carb pancakes with almond flour taste even better than the carb-laden traditional version
Shelf Life of Flour
Almond flour has a higher oil content than wheat flour. This means it will turn rancid quickly.
Therefore, you should store your almond flour in a cold, dark location. In the refrigerator, almond flour will keep for six months. In the freezer it will keep for a year.
What is the difference between almond flour and almond meal?
Almond flour and almond meal are often used interchangeably. They are both made from ground almonds. And either work for these keto pancakes with almond flour.
However, they do have some differences, including:
Type of Almonds – Almond flour should only be made using blanched almonds, meaning the skins have been removed. But almond meal can be made from almonds that are either blanched or unblanched.
Texture – Additionally, almond flour is more finely ground than almond meal. As a result, it is perfect to use in baked goods and other foods with smooth batter, like almond flour pancakes.
These fluffy almond flour pancakes are very forgiving, so either almond meal or flour will work fine.
Can I make almond flour at home?
If you wish to make you own almond flour, grind blanched almonds in a food processor. To get the fine consistency of flour, grind them longer and then sift out any larger pieces that remain. Just don’t process them too long, or you’ll end up with almond butter.
What causes pancakes to rise?
If there is any downfall of the typical almond flour pancake, it’s that they tend to be flat. But there is a little secret to creating fluffy pancakes without wheat flour.
Baking powder and baking soda are the chemical agents that cause pancakes to rise.
When baking soda combines with the acid of the other ingredients, a chemical reaction occurs. This creates the “puffiness” of pancakes and other baked goods.
So let the pancake batter sit for about 15 minutes before cooking. This allows the baking soda time to complete the reaction.
The activated baking soda is what creates bubbles while the pancakes are cooking in the pan or griddle. Bubbling is a great indicator that your pancakes are going to be fluffy.
What can I add to an almond flour pancake recipe to make it better?
Almond flour pancakes make the perfect base for a nutritious breakfast. But you may want to add some extra flavor to the almond flour pancakes. Here’s a few of my favorite add-ins:
- Low carb maple flavored syrup
- Whipped cream
- Sugar free chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips
- Fresh or frozen berries
- Low carb sugar free blueberry syrup or other fruit flavored syrup
Can you freeze almond flour pancakes?
These almond pancakes are just as good out of the freezer as they are the first day they were made.
To prevent the pancakes from sticking to each other in the freezer, place a sheet of wax paper between the layers. Alternatively, freeze them individually on a tray first and transfer them to a freezer bag once they are completely frozen.
To reheat, you have plenty of options.
- Place one or two pancakes on a microwave-safe plate and microwave for 20 seconds.
- Toaster – Toasting almond flour pancakes gives them slightly crunchy edges.
- For large batches, reheat pancakes in the oven at 350 degrees F. for ten minutes.
This is an easy way to meal-prep healthy breakfasts for the whole week!
Are There Other Good Keto Pancakes?
Looking for more low carb breakfast ideas? You can try some of these other keto pancake recipes:
- Coconut Flour Pancakes
- Keto Pumpkin Pancakes
- Oat Fiber Keto Buttermilk Pancakes
- Keto Peanut Butter Pancakes
In addition, you can try experimenting with recipes for regular pancakes. Just replace the regular flour with almond flour and add some extra baking soda.
But don’t forget to let the batter sit so the baking soda can get activated. If you don’t see the needed bubbles, try adding in a little vinegar for the needed acid.
The Best Keto Pancake Recipe
Enjoy these tasty low carb hotcakes! They have been a family favorite for years. We love making them as a nice treat on weekend mornings.
And if you give the recipe a try, don’t forget to leave a comment to let us know how they turned out for you.
Almond Flour Pancakes – Gluten Free
- Mix ingredients together in a blender or bowl with electric mixer.
- Heat griddle or pan over medium high heat (about 325-350°F. Pour batter onto hot griddle.
- Flip them when the edges start to dry.
- Net Carbs 1.1g
- % Carbs: 6.6%
- % Protein: 17.5%
- % Fat: 75.9%
Note on Nutritional Information
Nutritional information for the recipe is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs are not included in carb counts as it has been shown not to impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.