You can get stuck in a “too” regular routine on a keto breakfast diet, especially when it comes to eggs. And changing things up is a good way to keep things fresh…
If you’re not already following the keto way, here’s a quick break down:
The keto diet is a low-carb, high-fat, moderate protein diet. In addition, to being limited in terms of the food, you can eat, it can also be physically demanding in the beginning.
Symptoms such as the so-called keto flu is a good example. The idea behind keto is to keep your fat-accumulating hormone, insulin, as low as possible by keeping your blood sugar low, and in doing so, you turn on fat-burning genes while suppressing the abdominal-fat producing machinery.
So, consuming healthy fats allows you to feel full, not overconsume on calories and get all the nutrients you need to survive.
The traditional keto foods
- Coconut oil
- Chicken thighs
Although these are excellent foods, after a while, you’ll likely tire of these, and look to alternatives.
Almond Pancakes For A Keto Breakfast
A keto pancake recipe with cream cheese, eggs, and almond flour can allow you to stay in ketosis and have a glimmer of hope for variety.
The biggest factor that makes traditional pancakes a major no-no on the keto diet is the high carb content, which would prevent you from entering ketosis. Normal pancake batter is made with traditional wheat-based flour, which is chock full of carbohydrates. One cup of all-purpose flour, for example, contains an average of 95 grams of carbs.
Keto almond-based pancakes
Adding to the rich, subtly sweet flavour of these keto pancakes is cream cheese, an ingredient used in quite a few
A 2-tablespoon serving of cream cheese contains just 1.6 grams of carbs, along with a good dose of fat (10 grams) and a moderate amount of protein (1.8 grams), which is key to its keto-friendly status.
Cream cheese also contains small amounts of beneficial nutrients like potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron. In addition to being naturally sweet (and a little tart—the best of both worlds), cream cheese helps turn these keto pancakes into thick, fluffy clouds of low-carb goodness.
When it comes to traditional pancakes, granulated sugar and flour aren’t even the biggest high-carb culprits. That honour goes to maple syrup, which contains 24 grams of sugar and 26 grams of carbs in just two tablespoons.
So, instead of topping your keto pancakes with syrup consider going with a healthier, more natural option, like fresh berries, which are low-carb,
In addition to blueberries, consider topping your keto pancakes with other low-glycemic fruits like strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, or thinly sliced green apple. You can even heat up your berries in a pot with a little butter then hit them with an immersion blender to create a berry-based “syrup.” Other tasty pancake toppers that pair well with keto-friendly fruits include chopped walnuts or pecans and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.
Top 5 Almond Pancake Recipes For A Keto Breakfast
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 oz cream cheese, cubed
- 2/3 cup almond flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon Sweetleaf – stevia sweetener (or 2 tablespoons regular sugar)
- butter and syrup (sugar free syrup for low carb option)
- 1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp almond flour (60g)
- 1/2 cup full fat cream cheese (125g)
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp granulated sweetener (optional)
- butter for frying
- 115 grams cream cheese (about 1/2 cup)
- 4 large eggs
- 21 grams almond flour
- pinch of salt (optional)
- butter – for cooking the pancakes
- 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp dry almond flour pancake mix
- 1 egg
- 2.5 tbsp almond milk
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Wet Ingredients
- 2 large eggs
- ⅓ cup light coconut milk (from the can)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Dry Ingredients
- 1 ¼ cup fine almond flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- Butter, olive oil or coconut oil, for greasing the pan
- Optional add-ins:
- ¾ cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
- ¼ cup mini dairy free chocolate chips
We hope you enjoy! Remember its important to change up your meals in the keto diet to maintain long term sustainability.