These delicious almond flour pancakes can be made alone or with the luscious fresh raspberry sauce. If you’re looking for keto pancakes, these are a great option!
I’ve been making and slightly tweaking this easy recipe for almond flour pancakes for a while now. While I was writing my new Keto cookbook (out December 31st!), I was knee-deep in Keto recipe creation, but keto pancakes didn’t quite fit the theme of the book (it’s called “Weeknight Keto”, and most people don’t want pancakes for dinner).
I did add a few breakfast-for-dinner recipes to the book, but since almond flour pancakes get a lot of questions, I thought I’d post it here instead and take the opportunity to answer some of them here.
I love eating Keto but since I create recipes of all kinds, it’s difficult to stay on it consistently. Rob has been Keto for a full year and a half and will likely never fall off. For those reasons, I still cook and create keto recipes often.
These almond flour pancakes are closer to low-carb pancakes (compared to regular pancakes) than they are keto pancakes unless you make a few slight adjustments. Scroll down for that info – it’s a simple switch!
How do you make almond flour pancakes?
Making almond flour pancakes is just like making regular pancakes! Mix the batter, heat a griddle, grease it up and pour on your almond flour pancake batter.
The only difference real difference is that almond flour pancakes are more fragile to flip, so you either have to make small pancakes with just a few tablespoons of batter, or use [amazon link=”B00NO6QJVG” title=”a large spatula made just for flipping pancakes” /].
What is almond flour?
As you can probably guess, almond flour is made from almonds. Almonds are blanched and their skins removed, then it’s ground down to a flour-like consistency.
Is almond flour the same thing as almond meal?
Almond meal is almost the same thing as almond flour, but not quite. Almond flour is pulverized after removing the skin, whereas almond meal is typically ground down with the skins. Almond meal is also less fine than almond flour, which can affect the outcome of some recipes.
So while almond meal can be used in recipes, it’s best to find almond flour for the best results, unless it’s specified in a particular recipe.
Always check the packaging to make sure that almonds are the only ingredient. Anything else shouldn’t be used in recipes.
Can you make your own almond flour?
I haven’t personally made my own almond flour, but it’s simple to do! You’ll need a food processor or high-powered blender and almonds. That’s it! You’ll also likely save money by making your own. The best tutorial I’ve found for making your own almond flour is over at Fool Proof Living. She really breaks it down and offers up a lot of great information.
Can you substitute almond flour for regular flour?
Quick answer: For this recipe, yes.
Longer answer: I’ve often read that almond flour can be replaced with regular flour on a 1:1 basis. However, from my experience with developing recipes for the Keto diet, I’ve found that’s not always the case.
There’s no standard conversion for using regular all-purpose flour in place of almond flour or vice versa. Any of the high-quality recipe sites will have done recipe testing to ensure their substitutions have the accurate measurements for whichever flour they’re using. You can do this yourself, of course, but my guess is you probably just want a recipe that works.
If you do want to try subbing one out for the other for a particular recipe, I highly recommend this in-depth article by Carolyn Ketchum. I trust her above all others when subbing ingredients for a Keto recipe.
Does almond flour taste like regular flour?
Not even a little bit. Almond flour tastes like almonds, and all-purpose flour tastes like, well, flour, which doesn’t have much of a taste at all. Almond flour can also add a nuttier texture and flavor to your baked goods, which can be a huge flavor boost.
How much does almond flour cost?
If we’re comparing almond flour to all-purpose flour, then all-purpose is going to win in terms of cost. There are a few places I’ve found where you can pick up almond flour at a decent price, though. Here’s where I purchase it from for the lowest prices yet at a good quality:
- Thrive Market – This is a great choice if you’re planning on purchasing a lot of ingredients for the Keto diet, and the products are sold at up to 50% off. It’s subscription-based, meaning there is a cost to join, but I’ve found that it more than pays for itself, and their products are top-notch.
- Costco – My local Costco sells a 3-lb bag of Kirkland Almond Flour, which is what I mostly use in my recipes. I’ve always found the Kirkland brand to be high-quality, and their almond flour is, too.
- Amazon – You can also get the Kirkland Almond Flour directly from Amazon! When I can’t make the trek to Costco (or don’t want to because I know I’ll buy 1,483,590 other things that I don’t really need), I’ll just have it delivered right to my door.
Is almond flour low in carbs?
Yes! A cup of almond flour has just 10g net carbs. Compare that to all-purpose flour, which has a whopping 90g of net carbs! These amounts can vary slightly, of course, but you get the idea.
How many carbs are in almond flour pancakes?
The amount of net carbs in these almond flour pancakes is 51g per serving, compared to 92g net carbs if you use regular flour.
How can I turn these almond flour pancakes into Keto pancakes (or just reduce the carbs further)?
I’ve listed the recommended ingredients in the recipe below if you want to make these Keto almond flour pancakes. If you make the recipe with the sauce and fresh raspberries, the net carbs will be 16g. If you omit the sauce but keep the raspberries, the net carbs will be 7g.
More breakfast recipes and ideas:
- Oatmeal Pancakes
- Baked Oatmeal Cups
- Overnight French Toast Bake
- Hash Brown Casserole
- Tropical Smoothie Recipe (3 ways)
- Ideas for an easy brunch
For the pancakes
- 2 cups super-fine almond flour
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup avocado oil
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp salt
For the raspberry sauce
- 1 pint fresh raspberries
- 2 tbsp erythritol (such as Swerve)
- a squeeze of fresh lemon juice (about 1 teaspoon)
- small pinch of salt
- 20 fresh raspberries
- Powdered erythritol (such as Swerve)
Make the raspberry sauce:
Place all of the ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes or so until the raspberries break down and all of the sugar is dissolved. Add a little water if it seems too thick. Pour the sauce through a fine-mesh strainer to remove the seeds. Set the sauce aside while you make the pancakes.
Make the pancakes:
Place all the ingredients in a high-powered blender until smooth and completely mixed.
Preheat a large skillet or griddle over medium-low heat. Grease the skillet with butter, then pour a few tablespoons of batter onto the hot skillet. Cook until you see bubbles forming on top of the batter, then carefully flip (almond flour pancakes are thinner and more fragile than regular pancakes). Cook on the other side for a couple more minutes until the pancakes are cooked through.
Assemble and serve:
Divide the pancakes among 4 plates. Drizzle with some of the raspberry sauce and top each with a few fresh raspberries. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.
The nutritional information was calculated using regular sugar and oil. Net carbs using the ingredients listed for Keto (above) are 16g net carbs. If you omit the raspberry sauce (but keep the fresh raspberries for topping), the net carbs are 7g.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 589Total Fat: 47gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 39gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 524mgCarbohydrates: 20gNet Carbohydrates: 7gFiber: 13gSugar Alcohols: 9gProtein: 19g
This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix.