Cream Cheese Pancakes

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These Cream Cheese Pancakes use simple ingredients to deliver a golden-brown treat that makes a delightful low-carb breakfast.

Are you trying a low carb or ketogenic diet to lose weight or improve your health? These low carb pancakes are super easy to make and adhere to a keto diet.

Searching for the perfect pancake for your low-carb or keto diet aspirations? Look no further. These low-carb cream cheese pancakes are a mouth-watering way to start the day.

Not only do these pancakes have a distinct creamy taste, but they also have a simple ingredient list that’s easy to whip together. Though they don’t have the full fluffiness of regular pancakes, their texture promises a delightful breakfast your whole family will enjoy.

Soft with crispy edges, they’re almost like a cousin to banana pancakes. Eggs are used as the binder, but cream cheese is used instead of bananas, providing a unique and satisfying flavor.


  • 4 ounces of cream cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons of coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon of powdered stevia
  • Butter


  • High-speed blender
  • Measuring spoons
  • Frying pan
  • Spatula

By the Numbers: How to Make Cream Cheese Pancakes

Follow these simple step-by-step instructions to learn how to make the best low-carb cream cheese pancakes.

Step 1: Add Ingredients to Blender

Put 4 ounces cream cheese, 4 eggs, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, 3 tablespoons coconut flour and ¼ teaspoon powdered stevia into a high-speed blender, then blend until the mixture is smooth.

Step 2: Pour Batter Into Pan

Preheat your frying pan over medium heat and grease it with plenty of butter. Pour the cream cheese pancake batter directly from the blender’s pitcher into your frying pan. This recipe should make about 6 pancakes total to help you gauge how much batter to use.

Step 3: Cook and Flip

Once bubbles appear evenly across the pancake in your frying pan, flip it with a spatula and cook until the other side is cooked and golden brown.

Step 4: Serve Pancakes

Remove the pancake from the pan with a spatula and transfer it to a plate. Repeat with the remaining batter. Once they’re all cooked, top your homemade pancakes with butter, ghee or your favorite toppings (check the tips section for some ideas).

Stack of homemade pancakes that are low carb for the keto diet

Tips for Making the Best Cream Cheese Pancakes

Answers to all of your questions about making delicious gluten free and easy keto cream cheese pancakes.

How fluffy should they be?

These cream cheese keto pancakes have a different consistency than the regular pancakes we’re accustomed to. They have a bit of fluff, but they’re thinner than normal pancakes (but thicker than crepes).

How to add flavor to these pancakes

While the recipe calls for vanilla extract as an optional ingredient, many people like adding a touch of cinnamon or even lemon juice. For sweetness, consider a dash of stevia or your favorite low carb sweetener.

What toppings work best?

Fresh blueberries, fresh strawberries, other fresh fruit or a drizzle of maple syrup can enhance the taste if you’re not as worried about the net carb count. A bit of unsweetened whipped cream with sugar free syrup is great too.

For a cheesecake twist, try strawberry cheesecake pancakes by adding fresh strawberry slices. And if you like this flavor combination, be sure to try my Low Carb Strawberry Cheesecake Shake too!

If you’re not on a low-carb diet, consider one of these topping recipes:

Storage tips

If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container. For a longer shelf life, freeze them and reheat each frozen pancake individually on a non-stick pan or large skillet for a delicious breakfast on demand.

Can I substitute almond flour?

While almond flour is popular in many keto pancake recipes, it’s not recommended in this recipe as it doesn’t absorb liquid like coconut flour.

Serving size

This recipe yields enough for 3 servings, with each person getting 2 low carb pancakes. They’re perfect for Saturday mornings or any day you crave a delicious breakfast treat.

Tips for even cooking

Wait until bubbles appear evenly across the pancake before flipping. This ensures that the first side is cooked just right before moving on to the second side.

Can I make bigger pancakes?

Yes, but be mindful that bigger pancakes might take a couple of minutes longer on each side to achieve that golden brown perfection.

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Cream Cheese Pancakes

This cream cheese pancake recipe is super easy to make for breakfast if you’re following a gluten-free, low carb or keto diet.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Recipe Servings: 6 pancakes


  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract - optional
  • ¼ teaspoon powdered stevia - optional
  • Butter


  • High Speed Blender
  • Measuring spoons
  • Frying pan
  • Spatula


  • Put all ingredients except for the butter into a blender, then blend until the mixture is smooth.
  • Pour the batter directly from the blender’s pitcher into a frying pan that has been both pre-heated and greased with butter.
  • Once bubbles appear evenly across your low-carb pancake, flip and cook until the reverse side is cooked.
  • Remove the pancake from the pan and repeat. Once done, top your delicious pancakes with butter, ghee or your favorite topping.
    Stack of homemade pancakes that are low carb for the keto diet.


Each pancake has 2 grams of net carbs. So, the entire recipe has only 12 grams of net carbs.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 529IU | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg

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