Lowcarb Pancakes Are Sweet Induction at Only 2.9 Net Carbs

Lowcarb pancakes may make me eat breakfast after all these years. Almond and maple flavor make them irresistible.

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So some of you have been asking about breakfast recipes. The thing is that I am bad — I rarely eat breakfast and sometimes I don’t eat lunch. Breakfast food wasn’t on my priority list. Still, I love you guys, not as much as my husband and kids… maybe not as much as chocolate… but still…


So  decided to start working on breakfast recipes. I thought it would be relatively easy.

It would have been except that most low carb breakfast recipes either have a lot of weird stuff in them, consist of some form of scrambled egg, or taste like cardboard that has been sitting in the rain for a month before a large mosquito sucked all the remaining flavor out of it.

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My challenge was to come up with low carb breakfasts that were induction friendly, weren’t just scrambled eggs, and had lots of flavor. It has taken awhile.

When I am talking to a client and give them my rate for recipe development they are often surprised. After all, you just slap a recipe together and take some pictures, right? What they don’t get is that recipe development means that I may create a recipe four or five (or more) times until I get it just the way I want it.

These are good. I added almonds to give them some texture. Maple flavoring adds that old fashioned, country breakfast flavor and the eggs and cream cheese make them tender. I use stevia, that’s my sweetener of choice — you can use what you like. Finally, they get a dusting of cinnamon to make them pretty and it takes about one bite to let you know you aren’t sharing with anyone.

This lowcarb pancakes recipe makes a lot. I ate them ALL but in the future I would save about half the batter for another day. There s no reason you couldn’t keep this batter in the fridge for up to three or four days and make them as you needed them.

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Tips for Making Lowcarb Pancakes

  • Make sure everything is at room temperature or it won’t blend right.
  • Use toasted, unsalted almonds. I am going to try this again with smoked almonds and bacon crumbles.
  • A cast iron griddle works best because it gets hot and the heat is even.
  • Butter your griddle and make sure it’s hot.
  • This are not good warmed back up. Eat them soon after you make them.
  • Serve with the faux fried apples and a dollop of whipped cream sweetened with your favorite sweetener.

Recipe based on this one  from Allrecipes.

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Lowcarb Pancakes

Sweet, maple almond pancakes are super easy to make and have only 3 net carbs per serving.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 generous serving
Calories 377kcal
Author Lowcarbology Editorial


  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 2 ounces of cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon toasted almonds
  • 1 pinch of baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1/16 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of stevia powder or your favorite sweetener maybe 1/2 a pack?


  • Preheat a cast iron griddle or your usual griddle.
  • Grind the almonds in a blender until they are finely ground.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.
  • Rub butter over the griddle quickly, just to give it a thin layer of fat.
  • Pour a small amount of batter on the griddle to make a pancake the size you want. I did silver dollar pancakes.
  • When top begins to look dry around the edges flip and cook until done.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 389mg | Sodium: 307mg | Potassium: 270mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1235IU | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 2.1mg


Last Updated 09/14/2020

21 Responses to “Lowcarb Pancakes Are Sweet Induction at Only 2.9 Net Carbs”

  1. These were incredible!!! I made them for breakfast this morning for the second time. The batter is really thin (is it supposed to be or am I a challenged mixer?) but the flavor was amazing. I sliced strawberries with a little splenda and whipped some heavy cream and used that as topping. It was AMAZING!! But seriously, the pancakes on their own (I ate one while I was cooking the others) had a really good flavor. Thanks for another incredible recipe, Marye!!!

    • Yeah, the batter is really thin. Almost crepe-like. I am working on that but I can’t figure out how to give them bulk but still keep them light… :shrug::::::::::

    • Have you tried using almond flour as a thickener? low carb! and works

    • yes! I love it… thanks for reading!

    • How do you get it to mix up well

    • I just mixed it with a fork.

  2. I have almond flour but no almonds would I use 1tbs of the four? I’m so excited to find your website!!! Your recipes sound amazing! I live alone and it’s a rarity to find a recipe that serves one!!


    • I think that would be fine! Thanks for reading. 🙂

    • Are these acceptable for the Induction Phase? They look delicious 🙂 Thanks!

    • I use them on induction but almonds and nuts are on the induction food list. I’d say if you stall easily then don’t.

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  4. Wouldn’t the inclusion of raw eggs mean that this mix would be risky to cook and eat after having been in the fridge for 3-4 days?

    • Why would it?

  5. Do you know how many tablespoons 2 oz of cream cheese would be?

    • four tablespoons or 1/4 cup.

  6. These were awesome!!! Thank you so much for the recipe! Absolutely LOVED them!!

    • Thank you SO much for letting me know! I am so glad you liked them!

  7. Is this recipe one serving? How many pancakes does it make?

    • Yes, one serving. I did silver dollar pancakes and it makes several. It depends on how big you make your pancakes. 🙂

    • 5 stars
      Hey! I love these and just need to clarify because it’s hard to believe!!! The recipe is 1 serving- meaning I can have the entire batch (however many it makes) for 2.9 g net carb?! It made a bunch of little pancakes for me. This is delicious- best recipe I have found yet.

    • I refigured nutrition just to make sure and it’s 3 net carbs for the whole thing. 🙂

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