These keto-friendly cottage cheese pancakes are the perfect healthy and delicious breakfast. They are packed with healthy fats - from almond flour and eggs - and proteins - from cottage cheese. These pancakes are low in carbs and gluten-free.
No refined sugar, gluten-free…..pancakes. What a dream!
I admit, lately I’ve been thinking a lot about jumping on the Keto diet bandwagon, but I can’t say goodbye to my pasta and pizza yet. So, I decided that I will try to implement some keto-friendly meals into my diet little by little and see how it goes. Pancakes were the first thing on my keto list that I wanted to nail; I think I did quite well after a couple of failures.
Ingredients and substitutes
Almond flour - Keto cottage cheese pancakes made with almond flour always turn out moist and soft.
Cottage cheese - Make sure that you use full-fat cottage cheese.
Eggs - We need eggs (at room temperature) to combine and hold all our ingredients together.
Butter - Use unsalted, melted butter.
Sweetener - Any granulated sweetener will work in this recipe. I prefer to use a stevia and erythritol blend from Sukrin (I find it has little to no aftertaste), but you can use Swerve, monk fruit, or allulose.
Baking powder – There are many, many complaints out there about keto pancakes not being fluffy at all. Even though I find these keto-friendly cottage cheese pancakes very fluffy, let’s double-down and make sure.
Step by step directions
Super easy! First, you need to place all ingredients into a bowl and blend everything together using an immersion blender, or a hand blender if you will. If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can use a countertop blender or food pressor instead!
Preheat your skillet over medium-low heat and grease it with a little bit of butter. Measure out ¼ cup of pancake batter and pour it into the skillet. Spread it gently using a teaspoon or a spatula.
Cook the pancakes for about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Top our fluffy pancakes with fresh berries like blueberries and strawberries, pour keto-friendly syrup of your choice (you can also try my KETO CARAMEL SAUCE or KETO NUTELLA CHOCOLATE SPREAD), and serve.
Is almond flour low in carbs
First, we need to understand what almond flour is. Well, it’s simply finely-ground almonds - and almonds are naturally high in fats, protein, and fiber, but low in carbs. 100g of almond flour contains only 8-9g of carbs compared to 70g in all-purpose flour. That’s a huge difference!
How many carbs in cottage cheese pancakes
It depends on what size pancakes you prefer to make. If you make 6 pancakes out of this recipe, you’ll get 2g net carbs per pancake.
As long as you use cottage cheese that doesn’t contain any added sugars, it’s keto-friendly! The cottage cheese that I used in this recipe is KESO 4% fat and has just 1.7g of carbs per 100g.
Technically, you can! However, the texture and taste will be completely different. Also, you’ll need much less coconut flour, as it has much higher water absorption than almond flour.
You can use full-fat cream cheese instead. However, you might need to adjust the amount, as the fat content in cream cheese is different from cottage cheese.
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Keto-friendly cottage cheese pancakes
- ¾ cup (80g) almond flour finely ground
- ½ cup (100g) cottage cheese full fat
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tbsp melted butter unsalted
- 1 tbsp sweetener of your choice, I use Sukrin
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- Cooking oil for frying
- Preheat a non-skillet over medium-low heat.
- Place all ingredients in a bowl and blend together using an immersion blender. If you don’t have one, you can use a countertop blender or even a food processor instead.
- Grease the preheated skillet with oil.
- Measure out ¼ cup of batter and pour it into the skillet. Spread it gently using a teaspoon or a spatula.
- Cook for 2 minutes or until bubbles start to form on the surface. Flip and cook the other side for 2 more minutes or until your pancake turns golden brown.
- Repeat the process with the remaining butter.
- Serve with toppings of your choice.
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