By Carl Hanson

Pancakes may not be the first food you think of when you think "keto-friendly breakfast." But good news, pancake people. You can add these tasty cakes alongside your morning sausage, bacon, and eggs. These top-rated pancakes go full-on keto by substituting the wheat flour for almond flour and/or coconut flour (or doing away with flour entirely), adding in cream cheese or ricotta cheese, and kicking up the eggs. And because they're keto, you don't have to shy away from fats. So yes, you can follow a keto diet and dig into a fat stack of flapjacks! Here are some of our favorite keto diet-friendly pancakes recipes.

The Best Keto Pancakes

1. Low-Carb Pancakes or Crepes

These eggy, cream-cheese pancakes are a low-carb cross between pancakes and crepes. They cook slowly, but can be left on the griddle for some time without burning. If you increase the heat, they'll cook faster, but will get a bit crispy at the edges and will have dark spots all. Larissa McDowell says, "You can skip the coconut flour, but they'll be thinner and more crepe-like if you do. Serve topped with cream cheese or whipped cream and a selection of berries, or maple syrup."

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2. Keto Almond Ricotta Pancakes

Ricotta cheese and almond flour are the key ingredients to these killer keto pancakes. "I came up with this easy keto recipe to satisfy a pancake craving while following my diet of low carbs and higher protein," says 4givnCyn. "It tastes even more delicious with blueberries!" The recipe submitter also notes: "I have also tried making cottage cheese pancakes, but they stuck to the pan. Ricotta has a milder flavor and consistency for pancakes."

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3. Keto Diet Low Carb Pancakes

"These are delicious, easy, and quick keto pancakes," says Arabenigma. "Serve with syrup and customize with your choice of toppings, like pecans, whipped cream, or blueberry jam. If you are strictly Keto, leave out the sugar."

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4. Keto Pancakes

Browned butter adds a nutty aroma to keto-friendly, almond-coconut flour pancakes. Linda Marie says, "While this recipe is slightly more involved, it is full of flavor, keto-friendly and best of all, has a texture a lot like regular pancakes. Top with your choice of keto-approved syrup, keto whipped cream, and/or berries."

Photo by Linda Marie

5. Low-Carb Cream Cheese Pancakes

These no-flour, low-carb pancakes require just four ingredients: cream cheese, eggs, Stevia, and cinnamon. Anson Loomis says, "These pancakes are really great when you want something sweet and low-carb. Top with your favorite pancake toppings and enjoy."

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6. Low Carb Pancake Crepes

These easy, thin pancakes contain eggs but no sugar or wheat flour. Cream cheese is the magic that holds everything together. Serve with your favorite filling or just top them with sugar-free syrup.

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7. Fluffy Keto Pancakes

Almond and coconut flours keep the carb content low, while eggs and cream keep these pancakes fluffy. "These fluffy, tasty pancakes are super easy," says just.a.mom. "Serve with plenty of butter and your favorite sugar-free syrup."

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