KETO CREAM CHEESE PANCAKES PERFECT FOR ANY MEAL
I’ve created my version of low-carb, keto cream cheese pancakes and they taste delicious for a quick breakfast or any meal of the day.
Lately, I’ve been talking about my wife being on a low-carb, keto diet to help get rid of some weight she gained during her pregnancy.
As an avid runner, she would like to get back into the gym and back to the active lifestyle she once had.
Part of her inspiration comes from the popular Atkins Diet that has proven successful for so many men and women around the world.
You only have to look at photos and read stories on social media sites to see how the Atkins Diet has changed lives.
The most important part I like to remind my wife about is that eating should be part of a “lifestyle” and not something you do just because you think you have to do it.
I’ve read all that I can about the Atkins Diet over the past few weeks including Atkins recipes so I could help my wife prepare or create her meals.
Although she only went through the Atkins induction stage for 2 weeks to jump-start her weight-loss many stays on it for a bit longer to lose more weight or control their eating habits.
The idea is to stay on induction until you lose the first 15 pounds then you can start adding carbs back into the diet.
The Atkins induction is very strict and full of low-carb meals but if you pair this with a daily workout you are sure to lose weight.
It’s maintaining the loss that many people struggle with.
Losing weight and maintaining my weight is about eating clean, drinking lots of water and leading a healthy lifestyle which I do every day, but I like my cheat days.
My wife simply wants to get back living that same lifestyle with me.
Lately, she has been struggling for breakfast food ideas and getting sick of eating eggs all the time.
I went looking on the internet to see if I could make low-carb, keto pancakes and what I could do to make them taste good.
The Best Keto Cream Cheese Pancakes
Almost all of the low-carb, keto pancake recipes that I found on Pinterest were pretty much the same.
I wanted to create something that was my own but to be honest there’s not much tweaking you can do to pancakes that are gluten-free.
You can’t buy my pancake mix at the grocery store but most of you may already have the ingredients in your keto pantry.
The ingredients include butter, eggs, gluten-free baking powder, pure vanilla extract, flax-seed meal, almond flour, cinnamon, cream and Philadelphia cream cheese.
Favourite Sugar-Free Syrups
You can add salt and sugar substitute if you like but I didn’t bother since my wife was planning on adding sugar-free pancake syrup.
Some of her favourite sugar-free syrups are:
- Ed Smith at the grocery store
- Walden Farms Sugar-Free Maple Syrup
- Mrs ButterWorths Sugar-Free Syrup
- Lakanto Sugar-Free Maple Syrup
- Steeves Sugar-Free Canadian Maple Syrup
Alternatively, you can add flavours to these keto cream cheese pancakes which is what I did by adding a splash of vanilla extract and 35% whipping cream.
If you don’t have 35 % whipping cream you can substitute 10% or 18% cream instead.
I have not tried these with almond milk or coconut cream but you could try it and see how it works out for you.
Making Fluffy Keto Cream Cheese Pancakes
After reading many recipes online I decided to try something a little different and that was to create a meringue with the egg whites and then fold that into the yolks.
I thought that the meringue may help fluff the pancakes up and keep them very light.
That certainly did happen but don’t expect that fluffiness to last long as there is no gluten.
We added almond flour and flax meal which is high in protein to help keep the pancakes fluffy.
Alternatively you could add 1/3 teaspoon of xanthan gum to help add texture and fluffiness as well.
If you’re eating a low-carb diet or keto diet creating pancakes traditional style is not impossible as I’ve proven.
Keto Pancake Toppings
You’ll just want to dive in and eat them with some sugar-free syrup as soon as they come from the griddle.
You don’t have to be on the Atkins or any other low-carb, keto or gluten-free diet to eat these keto cream cheese pancakes either.
Topping your cream cheese pancakes with maple syrup and fresh fruit is certainly a ketogenic option.
Kids Love Keto Pancakes Too!
We’re warriors when it comes to toppings for our keto pancakes.
Some people even add whipped cream and chocolate shavings on top.
I know as both my son and I have tried these keto cream cheese pancakes and our plates were empty within minutes.
I also appreciate that these keto cream cheese pancakes don’t make me feel bloated after eating them as regular pancakes do.
Don’t get me wrong I love traditional fluffy pancakes but these keto cream cheese pancakes are a nice alternative
Tips For The Perfect Keto Cream Cheese Pancakes
Make sure to heat your pan on med-high, add butter to melt then add a scoop of the keto cream cheese pancake batter.
They cook for about 1-2 minutes on each side.
Be careful when you flip these gentle puffs of love because they can easily fall apart because the gluten is missing.
Flip them fast and eat them faster while they’re hot.
How To Make Keto Cream Cheese Pancakes
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- 1 tablespoon flax-seed meal
- 1 tablespoon almond flour
- 2 tablespoons 35% whipping cream
- 2 oz softened cream cheese
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- knobs of butter for frying pancakes
- In a medium-size, bowl crack your eggs but separate the egg yolk and the egg whites into a second bowl.
- Whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks as you would for a meringue
- In the other bowl add all of the other ingredients and mix until smooth.
- Fold the fluffed egg whites into the egg yolk mixture
- In a large skillet put a teaspoon of butter and let it melt on med-high heat. I had number 6 on the dial. If you have an electric griddle I'd keep the temperature again on medium heat as they cook fairly fast and you don't want them to burn.
- Add ½ cup scoop in the frying pan and check on it often as it won't bubble like a traditional pancake will as there is no flour. Flip the pancake once it is golden brown which should be no more than 1-2 minutes a side.
- Add a knob of butter on top and some sugar-free maple syrup and enjoy them hot!
You can easily meal prep these keto cinnamon cream cheese pancakes in advance then freeze them for convenience.
All we do is pop a few out of the freezer and put them in the microwave and they are ready in a minute.
What other low-carb, keto breakfast recipes do you love to eat?
The nutritional count is as follows:
Nutrition Information- Cream Cheese PancakesServing size: 4 – 6″ pancakes Calories: 383 Fat: 33 g Carbohydrates: 3 g Fiber: 1.5 g Protein: 16 g
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