Keto Pancakes The optional lemon zest to these keto pancakes give them so much flavor without adding to the carb count! Enjoy these 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.  Yes, cold syrup.  There is just something amazing that happens in your mouth when the hot pancakes meet the cold maple syrup and melted butter.  Yummy!  So you can imagine my horror when I switched to a low carb diet and suddenly I cannot enjoy my precious pancakes!

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 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 pancakes on a plate with butter and syrup

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!  It is so 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 low carb 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?

5 from 5 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 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
Servings: 1
Calories: 180 kcal
  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

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    • 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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    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!

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    You had me at Pancakes!

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    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!

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    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!

  5. Reply

    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!

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

    • Maria
    • November 16, 2016

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

  7. Reply

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

  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

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

    • Nicholas K.
    • May 23, 2017

    So good and good for you too! Thanks ?

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

  11. Reply

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

  12. Reply

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

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

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

    • 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!

    • 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!

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