Keto Pancakes The optional lemon zest in these keto pancakes give them so much flavor without adding to the carb count! Enjoy these cream cheese pancakes with sugar free syrup and lots of butter.

The lemon zest in these low carb pancakes give them so much flavor without adding to the carb count! Enjoy these with sugar free syrup and lots of butter.

Keto Pancakes that are this delicious bring back vivid childhood memories of waking up on Sunday morning to my dad making us homemade pancakes.

I love hot pancakes with butter and cold syrup.  This keto pancakes recipe is made with cream cheese to keep them low carb friendly!

keto pancakes cooking in a skillet

I am not one to make pancakes from scratch very often because I like to keep it easy and I hate standing at the stove for an hour flipping pancakes. These keto pancakes are so easy, I have made them 3 times this week!

My trick is to throw all of the ingredients into my single serve blender cup that came with my Ninja blender!  I pulse it a few times, let the mixture sit for a minute while my skillet heats up, and then pour each pancake into the pan, straight from the blender cup.  It doesn’t get much easier than that!


The ingredients in these keto pancakes recipe are not going to make a super fluffy pancake.  Thats what makes these cream cheese pancakes easy because they lack ingredients that would be needed to make them fluffy.  Less ingredients = less work.  I’m okay with that, and I actually find really fluffy pancakes get heavy in my tummy. Blech.

KETO cream cheese pancakes


The lemon zest in these keto pancakes packs a huge punch of flavor without adding to the carb count…score!  I know what you’re thinking…what am I going to do with this darn lemon now?  Well, I would totally make my Roast Chicken with Lemon and Thyme or my Keto Chicken Salad!  They are both amazing!

I have another low carb pancake recipe that uses protein powder for an extra protein punch.  Check out my recipe for Protein Pancakes!

I eat these keto cream cheese pancakes slathered in butter and sugar free syrup.  I’m on the hunt for a sucralose free, sugar free syrup…do you have a favorite?


4.78 from 9 votes
The lemon zest in these low carb pancakes give them so much flavor without adding to the carb count! Enjoy these with sugar free syrup and lots of butter.
Keto Pancakes
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
These keto pancakes with cream cheese are super easy to make.  Just blend the ingredients in a blender cup and put into a hot pan.  No hand mixing or dirty bowls to wash!  I added lemon for an extra flavor boost!  


Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pancakes for keto diet
Servings: 1
Calories: 502 kcal
  • 2 oz Cream Cheese
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Flour or 4 Tablespoons Almond Flour
  • 1 tsp Swerve Sweetener
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest optional
  • pinch of salt
  • splash of Vanilla
  1. Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat and spray with cooking spray

  2. Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until mixed
  3. pour enough batter to make each pancake approximately 4 inches across
  4. Brown on both sides and serve hot with sugar free syrup
Recipe Notes

Nutrition info: 503 calories / 42g fat / 9g carbs / 3g fiber / 23g protein

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    • Debbie Camacho
    • November 23, 2018

    Why doesn’t the written recipe list the baking soda?

    • Meagan
    • October 20, 2018

    Do you know how many net carbs per serving? These look delicious!

    • jenniferbanz
    • October 2, 2018

    Sorry to hear that! If you have thin pancake batter, more dry would be needed. A little more almond flour should have done the trick.

    • Peggy Weis
    • September 27, 2018

    So good ,I use Walden farms syrup I was so hungry for it

    • Niki
    • July 30, 2018

    I’ve started Keto but not fully. My son has severe nut allergy so for these pancakes (not using regular flour) what flour can u reccommend?
    Fyi almond flour not an option
    Thank u

      • jenniferbanz
      • July 30, 2018

      Is coconut flour an option or is he also allergic to coconut flour? Here is a coconut flour pancake recipe:

    • Paola V.
    • July 18, 2018

    I made these again last night but this time without the lemon and sugar. They made perfect tortilla wraps for my chicken quesadillas!

    • Paola V.
    • July 1, 2018

    I made these pancakes just this morning for my dad and I. We loved them. The lemon definitely adds wonderful dimension of flavour.

    I tried your protein powder pancakes too but these are my favorite.

    • Darcel de Sylva
    • April 14, 2018

    Best Keto Pancakes!!!
    Will definitely make again!
    The lemon is definitely THE SECRET INGREDIENT!!!
    Added 2 drops Now Brand Lemon Twist Stevia!!!

      • jenniferbanz
      • April 15, 2018

      So glad you liked the recipe!

  1. Reply

    I love the bubbles in that pictures. Made this recipe and is so good. Probably my favorite low carb pancake on the internet.

    • Bridg
    • February 25, 2018

    I’ve not tried other recipes to have a comparison, but these are outstanding! Simple to make, one of the lowest in carbs too. Very versatile with flavor combos. Thank you!!!

      • jenniferbanz
      • February 25, 2018

      So glad you liked them!

    • Claudia
    • January 21, 2018

    My Mum made pancakes yesterday I really wanted lemon and sugar pancakes, I resisted, so I am definitely giving these a go !
    Do you realize if you replace the almond flour with whey protein powder you get cheesecake ingredients ! I wonder if they would taste like cheesecake ?

      • jenniferbanz
      • January 22, 2018

      Let me know if you try it, Claudia! A nice protein boost!

  2. I love that you used almond flour for these low carb pancakes. I will be definitely making them. Thanks for awesome recipe.

  3. Yum! I’ve never had low carb pancakes but these look delicious! I love the addition of lemon zest. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. Reply

    What delicious pancakes and great that they are low carb:-)

  5. Reply

    Almond flour is great! I use it often. Will give this recipe a try.

  6. Love these low carb pancakes and the lemon zest is a great idea!

    • Nicholas K.
    • May 23, 2017

    So good and good for you too! Thanks ?

  7. Reply

    Yum! I love pancakes but need to cut back on the carbs. This sounds like a great recipe!

  8. Reply

    I love pancakes and these sound excellent! I love that the ingredients look much better for you than traditional pancakes!

    I’ve actually started a brand new linkup that focuses on health/wellness/fitness and I’d love for you to drop a link there! I’m trying to gain some exposure on it and I have really high hopes for it! No stress, but would really appreciate it!

  9. Reply

    These look delicious ! and great photos too. citrus is always a good add to sweets!

    • Maria
    • November 16, 2016

    Thank you for saving my diet haha! I will sure make this in the morning tomorrow!

  10. YUM!! You had me at lemon. I’ve never put lemon in pancakes… now I know what I’m making this weekend :)!

  11. I love pancakes and these look soooooo good!! Love your pictures and how you presented them.

      • Low Carb with Jennifer
      • November 16, 2016

      Thank you Crystal!

  12. Reply

    If it has lemon in it, I will eat it! Love that this is on the healthy side too! Thanks for sharing!

      • Low Carb with Jennifer
      • November 16, 2016

      Love lemon!

  13. Reply

    1. Lemon is one of THE bets flavours, ever.
    2. Pancakes are the best breakfast, ever.
    3. This sounds incredible.

    Truthfully, I didn’t used to like pancakes, not the American kind anyway, but recently I’ve been eating them more and more and I’ve fallen in love with them. Such a great start to the day and even better that it’s low-carb! Awesome recipe, and great photos.

      • Low Carb with Jennifer
      • November 16, 2016

      We lived in Germany for 4 years and I never tried German pancakes. I so wish I had!

  14. Reply

    You had me at Pancakes!

  15. Reply

    These look delicious! I’m also excited to try out new keto-friendly recipes! We’re having this for breakfast this weekend!

      • Low Carb with Jennifer
      • November 16, 2016

      Let me know what you think!

    • Rachel
    • November 15, 2016

    These are delicious! It is so nice to have a pancake option.

      • Low Carb with Jennifer
      • November 16, 2016

      Yes, definitely!

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