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Low-Carb Pancakes

Low-Carb Pancakes

I should write a love letter to breakfast food. Breakfast food, no matter what time of day it is eaten, is really the best.

Since I rarely eat breakfast (I tend to "fat fast" and eat my first meal in the early afternoon) and since I love breakfast more than I love most things, "brinner" ("breakfast" + "dinner") or, a new term I just recently heard, "brupper" ("breakfast" + "supper") is a regular thing around here.

Since we eat lots of eggs, bacon, and other traditional breakfast foods throughout the day, all week long, there are plenty of times where a craving for something a little more sweet and decadent hits.

Enter low-carb pancakes in all of their delicious glory.

Add some chocolate cashew syrup to 'em? YEP, I'M IN.

These pancakes require little to no effort to make and taste MAGICAL. Just whisk the ingredients together, melt up some ingredients for chocolate cashew syrup, serve, and live happily ever after, the end. A true low-carb fairy tale if I've ever heard one!


This recipe is made without any grains or gluten. I personally tend to eat a paleo-ish diet, especially in terms of grain elimination. In saying that, even if you do eat gluten and/or grains, I promise you will still fall madly, deeply in love with this recipe! I'll even bet that family, friends, neighbors, other humans, etc. will never even know these are grain-free! Prepare to impress and be impressed!

Net Carbs

One pancake contains LESS THAN 2g net carbs! YES. I have included a nutrition label below for your reference.

Diets This Recipe Is Compliant With

This recipe is low-carb, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and refined-sugar-free.

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Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Yields: 15 pancakes



1 cup almond flour
1/3 cup coconut flour
2 tbsp monk fruit sweetener (use code "REALBALANCED" for 20% off Lakanto products)
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup almond milk
2 tsp maple extract
6 extra-large eggs
Avocado oil cooking spray

Chocolate Cashew Syrup (optional)

5 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp monk fruit sweetener
1 tbsp coconut butter
1 tbsp cashew butter


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together all pancake ingredients.
  2. In a medium-sized pan, over medium-low heat, spray avocado oil cooking spray and allow to preheat.
  3. Using a ladle, pour pancake batter into pan. Flip once bubbles begin to form.
  4. For the syrup, in a small pot, combine all syrup ingredients over low heat. Stir until melted. Remove from heat and pour over pancakes or use as dipping sauce.
  5. Enjoy!
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