Keto Protein Pancakes
- 2 scoops of Dr. Kellyann's Complete Collagen Protein
- 8oz. cream cheese
- 8 large eggs
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Optional - top with fresh blueberries
In a food processor or large mixing bowl combine cream cheese, butter and eggs. It is easiest to use room temperature butter and cream cheese.
Add the collagen protein powder to the wet ingredient mixture and mix until fully combined. Add the vanilla extract and mix again.
Heat a nonstick skillet or griddle on medium heat. Grease the nonstick pan with cooking spray or coconut oil and pour in the pancake batter. and cCook for 2 minutes on each side. Once done, top with fruit of choice.
If you have leftover pancakes (or if you’re using this recipe to meal prep some low carb breakfasts), store them in an airtight container. Reheat them on the stove or using a microwave.
What Makes These Pancakes Keto?
If you’re starting (or continuing) a keto diet plan, you’ll likely want recipes that are easy to make and tasty to eat. If you do it right, you won’t even miss carbs!
The base of these gluten-free pancakes is Dr. Kellyann's Complete Collagen Protein, a keto-friendly, unflavored collagen peptide that add protein to any recipe. Its only ingredient is grass-fed bovine hydrolyzed collagen, which can promote joint health, digestive health, and skin health.
Dairy products like eggs, cream cheese, and butter are all permitted in a keto diet since they are higher in fats than they are carbs. The combination of ingredients means these protein powder pancakes have next to no carbohydrates, so there’s no need to adjust your net carbs for the day!
Meanwhile, the flavorful vanilla extract contains small bits of both fat and protein. Even the optional blueberry garnishes follow keto, since a small amount of berries are permitted on the diet. There’s no need to give up that sweet taste you love!
Get all your macros with this delicious keto breakfast recipe.
What Can You Add to These Pancakes if You’re Keto?
There are many keto-friendly additions you can make to this high-protein pancake recipe! If you love chocolate, a few small dark chocolate chips won’t disrupt your diet. You can also mix in cinnamon, nutmeg, and other sweet spices.
Here are some other toppings we recommend using with these low-carb pancakes:
- Peanut butter
- Sugar-free chocolate chips
- Greek yogurt
- Dairy-free whipped cream sweetened with erythritol or stevia
For some extra sweetness, pour a small amount of sugar-free maple syrup on your pancakes or sweeten them with monk fruit extract. These fluffy pancakes are so delicious, you won’t go back to your regular pancake mix!
Looking for a tasty side? Any kind of egg, from fried to scrambled, makes a great low-carb addition to your pancakes. You can even experiment with healthy spices and additions to your eggs, like sour cream, pink Himalayan salt and pepper.
The Bottom Line
One of the hardest parts of any diet is saying “no” to the foods you love. Luckily, with Dr. Kellyann’s smart swaps, you don’t have to!
These pancakes are delicious and jam-packed with protein to help satisfy all of your sweet cravings. For more keto recipes and low-carb meal prep ideas, visit our recipe page!