Keto pancake muffins are an easy and healthy grab-and-go breakfast. Enjoy the best of both worlds with this high protein make-ahead recipe. Perfect for keto beginners!
Struggling to decide between pancakes or muffins for your first meal of the day? Well now you don’t have to! Pancake muffins are the perfect blend of breakfast foods.
Surely you know by now how much I love keto muffins. And I have an abiding affection for keto pancakes too. So why not marry the two together? Why not, I ask you! Then I don’t ever have to face that wrenching breakfast dilemma.
Crisis averted! Now off to dip them in some keto maple syrup!
Why you will love this recipe
This recipe has been on my website since 2015 and was badly in need of an update, with new photos, tips, and information. I tweaked it a bit to add more protein as well. So now they really help fuel you for busy mornings.
What hasn’t changed is how easy they are to make. These pancake muffins take a handful of keto ingredients and about 30 minutes of your time. And they really do have the taste and texture of pancakes. But they’re so much more portable.
If you’re looking for a make-ahead breakfast, this recipe can’t be beat. You can whip up a batch and store them in the fridge or freezer, so they’re ready whenever you need.
With 9.1g of protein and only 5.9g of carbs, you can feel good about adding these muffins to your daily routine.
Ingredients you need
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- Yogurt: I recommend full fat Greek yogurt for the best consistency and the highest protein content. You can also use higher protein yogurts like Two Good.
- Almond flour: Finely ground, blanched almond flour works best.
- Protein powder: I added some unflavored whey protein to up the nutritional content. You could use egg white protein as well.
- Sweetener: These muffins are not overly sweet. I used just ⅓ cup of Swerve Granular. See the Expert Tips for more sweetener recommendations.
- Eggs: Large eggs give the muffins the right pancake/muffin consistency.
- Berries: I use a combination of frozen blueberries and raspberries in these pancake muffins. But you could do nuts or chocolate chips too!
- Kitchen staples: Butter, baking powder, vanilla, salt.
Step by Step Directions
1. Blend the wet ingredients: In the jar of a blender, combine the yogurt, eggs, sweetener, butter, and vanilla extract. Blend briefly to combine.
2. Add the dry ingredients: All at once, add the almond flour, sweetener, protein powder, baking powder, and salt. Blend until smooth.
3. Add the berries: By hand, stir about two thirds of the berries into the blender jar. Do not blend them up!
4. Fill the muffin cups: Divide the batter evenly among 12 silicone or parchment muffin cups. Top each with a few more berries.
5. Bake the muffins: Bake at 350ºF for 20 to 25 minutes, until the muffins are golden brown and just firm to the touch. Remove and let cool in the pan.
These are not meant to be very sweet muffins. Rather they taste like baked pancakes, and are meant to be spread or drizzled or dipped. I really like them with a little butter and homemade syrup or a little allulose maple syrup. They’re also delicious with a smear of peanut butter or my homemade Sugar Free Nutella.
They will rise quite a bit and then sink after baking. This is normal and simply a product of how pancake batter bakes in a muffin tin.
Sweetener Options: The consistency does not rely on the sweetener, so you are free to use what you like best. Do keep in mind that allulose will make them brown much more quickly so keep your eye on them.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can use another batter for these Keto Pancake Muffins but the results may be different. I tweaked this recipe to make it a little less rubbery and more fluffy, so I think it works best.
This low carb pancake muffin recipe has 5.9g of carbs and 2.3g of fiber per muffin. That means each serving has 3.6g net carbs.
These muffins are quite moist so they are best stored in the fridge in a covered container for up to a week. You can also freeze them for several months.
Keto Pancake Muffins
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF and line a standard muffin pan with silicone or parchment liners.
- Add the yogurt, eggs, butter, sweetener, and vanilla to a blender. Blend quickly to combine.
- Add the almond flour, protein powder, baking powder, and salt. and blend until the batter is well combined.
- Stir half of the berries into the batter by hand. Divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups and then place a few remaining berries in the top of each.
- Bake 18 to 25 minutes minutes, until the muffins are golden brown and just firm to the touch. Remove and let cool in the pan.