It's hard to tell that this oat fiber keto buttermilk pancake recipe is low-carb. They look and taste just like the real thing! So good, you'll want to make an extra batch to freeze in single servings to enjoy later.
I have a new favorite low-carb pancake recipe made with a mix of oat fiber and almond flour. The texture is a little lighter than almond flour pancakes. Since they look and taste like regular pancakes, you may even fool your family with these!
The great thing about oat fiber is that it has zero net carbs since all of the carbohydrates are from fiber. Plus, it's a great way to add additional fiber to your diet if that's something you're lacking.
I wasn't sure I'd like the taste, but after trying these oat fiber keto buttermilk pancakes, I'm sold. The taste reminded me of hotcakes that I used to make from a mix in my high carb days.
The recipe only uses a few ingredients: oat fiber, almond flour, baking powder, salt, buttermilk, coconut oil, and eggs.
I was able to add real buttermilk to the pancake batter because oat fiber adds no digestible carbs. But you can cut the carbs in half by using a substitute of almond milk and vinegar as noted in the recipe.
Making Oat Fiber Keto Buttermilk Pancakes
With instructions this easy, you never need to make pancakes with a mix again! Just follow these simple steps:
- Mix dry ingredients together. Then whisk in oil, buttermilk and eggs until well combined.
- Drop the batter onto a heated griddle or pan and cook until each side is browned.
These yummy low carb buttermilk pancakes go well with a pat of butter and pancake syrup. Many times, I just skip the syrup and drown them in butter.
To change things up, you can sprinkle on chocolate chips after flattening the batter into circles on the griddle or pan. Or you can add in a little vanilla extract and cinnamon for a sweet and spicy breakfast treat.
Storing Oat Fiber Keto Pancakes
You can keep leftovers in the refrigerator for at least a week. For longer storage, place them in the freezer.
They freeze well so you can double or triple the recipe. That way, you'll have your own supply of ready-made keto buttermilk pancakes on hand.
Frequently Asked Questions
Oat fiber is made by grinding oat hull, which is the outermost layer of oat grain. The primarily components are lignin, cellulose, and hemicellulose.
Because the carbs are mainly insoluble fiber, the net carb count is zero. This makes oat fiber low-carb and keto-friendly. However, many avoid grains on keto.
Flax meal can be used instead, but the texture and flavor will be altered. Coconut flour should work too, but you may need to add in more egg and liquid if the batter is too thick.
Other Recipes to Try
These oat fiber pancakes are perfect for relaxing low-carb breakfasts on the weekend. You may also like these other comforting breads in the morning:
- Mini Waffles are perfect when you want small batches for one or two people that whip up quickly.
- Almond Flour Scones can be made with frozen cranberries or blueberries for a keto-friendly coffee shop treat.
- Low-Carb French Toast is a great way to repurpose leftover slices of homemade keto bread.
- French Toast Bagels are delicious served with butter or cream cheese and they are perfect for eating on the go.
- Keto Breakfast Muffins have all your favorite breakfast flavors in a portable quick bread.
Oat Fiber Buttermilk Pancakes
- Mix dry ingredients together.
- Whisk in oil, buttermilk and eggs until well combined. Add additional egg or water if batter is too thick.
- Drop batter onto heated griddle using a ladle to desired size then flatten each into a circle using the back of a spoon. It's best to use about 2 to 4 tablespoons of batter for each pancake.
- Cook until each side is browned. Serve warm with butter.
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Originally Published: January 15, 2011... Last Updated: September 1, 2020, with new photos and more information about the recipe.