I’m a trained chef, believe it or not👩🏽🍳
And, even without the training, I LOVE to cook. In fact, more than a “real” chef, I see myself as an old school cook and new school recipe developer.
I grew up in kitchens where my family was always gathering, gossiping and transforming simple ingredients into delicious dishes packed with history and traditions. Cooking is embedded in my DNA like salsa dancing, speaking loudly and using my hands ALL the time as I talk. It’s how I do this Latin thing…
Anyway, if there’s one thing I wish the boys learn at a join age, is the importance of taking ownership of their diets so they can truly nourish themselves sustainably. So, cooking with them happens frequently and, despite the mess that gets created in the process, it tends to be LOADS of fun.
A few weekends ago, we decided to give it a go in our new kitchen (did I mention I moved houses a few weeks ago?🤔) and make some Keto Pancakes for the boys’ weekly breakfast (can’t stress how much this routine saves me time in the mornings with them!)… and the whole experience was EPIC. We even made a little video that you can watch here:
This recipe (and some alterations that include Collagen, more Coconut Milk and even some Cinnamon!🥞) is on repeat in our household and earlier today I made a new batch to get us through this week of school breakfast with (some) ease.
If you’re looking for more options, check out these other recipes that will surely satisfy your Pancake cravings without compromising your health, wellness goals or cravings:
Wholesome Yumm’s Keto Pancakes with Almond and Coconut Flour: These are probably one of the “closest to normal” pancakes out there and they are pretty consistent in texture and flavour overall.
That’s Low Carb?!’s Keto Pancakes: This is probably on my top 3 Pancake Recipe EVER because it only has 6 ingredients (fo’real!💃🏽) AND can be made Dairy Free, which is a bonus as I tend to avoid too much Dairy as it flares Matt’s eczema. I promise you’ll LOVE it too!
Keto in Pearls’ Best Keto Pancakes: This recipe is close to the previous one and, as that one, delivers fluffy and deliciousness for you. My only issue with these two is that they aren’t School Friendly, which is a bonus as my kids many times end up eating leftovers of breakfast for their snack (I’m NOT wasting food, people!🤷🏽♀️).
Keto Connect’s Classic Keto Pancake: Now, you’ll find many variations of this recipe on the Keto-Web-World as it is one of the classics (along with the Fathead Recipe and its variations!). I’m not a fan of this recipe because Cream Cheese isn’t my friend (even when I impose on it and consume it shamelessly at times with my Keto Bagels and Smoked Salmon🤤) however many Ketonians swear by it and love it 100%. If you don’t have dairy issues, this should be a safe one for sure. In fact, you could even try this version that skips the Protein Powder altogether too.
For a delicious, easy and quick Keto Pancakes recipe that is School Friendly and Kids Approved (once covered in jam or Raw Nutella!) check out my recipe:
8 Egg Whites
2 Egg Yolks
2 Tbsp Coconut Flour
1 Tbsp Psyllium Husk
1 Tbsp Collagen (Optional)
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Cream of Tartar
2 Tbsp Monk Fruit Sweetener (or another Keto Friendly sweetener!)
1 tsp Sea Salt (Optional)
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract (Optional)
65-100ml Coconut Milk (depending on your thickness preference!)
2 Tbsp Ghee/Coconut Oil (for the pan)
Mix all the ingredients either by hand or on a power blender. Warm a pan with some Ghee/Coconut Oil and cook the pancakes at low heat.
These can keep on the fridge for a week and work great for sweet or savoury fillings.
In general, specially as I continue without the support of our nanny who is still in Sri Lanka, I tend to use recipes like this to make sure the boys have full tummies, packed with good fats and protein, to get them through a day of learning without any low sugar drama-rama. The bonus here is that, because these are also Keto friendly, they are great as a post-workout snack (or cheeky dessert!). Overall a win-win for us!
Are you a pancake lover too? What are your favourite recipes?