From The Keto Beginning: Crazy Good Low-carb, Keto Pancakes (grain-free + sugar-free + dairy-free + nut-free)

Crazy Good Low-carb, Keto Pancakes (made with pork rinds!) - no sugar, grains, dairy or flourA 5-ingredient, low-carbohydrate, keto pancake recipe that’s flour-free, gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, nut-free and dairy-free. No coconut flour, either! Enjoy stacked up on a cute plate and slathered with your favorite healthy pancake toppings.

Kevin and I met 6 years ago, October 24. Our relationship developed week over week and year over year, surrounded by pancakes. True story. When we first started “courting” Kevin brought the oranges, I made the pancakes, and we drank fresh juice, drizzle syrup on our pancakes and got to know each more and more.

Kevin and I go with pancakes like cookies go with chocolate chips. It’s just not the same without ‘em.

The cool part is that; all the while eating pancakes, my eating style has transitioned from vegan to gluten-free, to grain-free, to paleo, to keto in the last 6 years. With each transition, I created a new pancake recipe that we could enjoy together.

Crazy Good Low-carb Pancakes (made with pork rinds!) - no sugar, grains, dairy or flour

There were oil-free pancakes, protein pancakes, sugar-free pancakes, even dairy-free pancakes as big as your face.

6 year anniversary, new pancake recipe. I love this keto pancake recipe so much, that I added it to my nutritional ketosis beginner's guide, The Keto Beginning.

These low-carb, keto pancakes are all of the above, and then some. NO gluten, grains, sugar, dairy, nuts or flours. You’re probably wondering, “What the heck IS in these low-carb, keto pancakes, then?”

Crazy Good Low-carb Pancakes (made with pork rinds!) - no sugar, grains, dairy or flour

Pork rinds (aka chicharrones). Yes. And before you get all like Kevin did and doubt my sanity, hear me out: they’re delicious. I’m flatout guaranteeing that you will love these low-carb, keto, protein-packed pancakes. Kevin did. I did (and still do, I’ve been making these keto pancakes for myself more than once a week.)

Pork rinds are fried and salted pork skins. They’re keto, high in fat and protein, and are a delicious flour-free alternative for keto-friendly, low-carb baking. Pork rinds also make a great keto snack when you’re on the go; airports, road trips, and need a high-fat, keto snack.

I don’t eat store-bought pork rinds all too often because I’m not sure of the quality of the fat they’re fried in. I do enjoy Baken-ets by Frito Lay for keto recipes because they’re not as sodium-rich as the other flavors. For snacking, Old Dutch Bac’N Puffs are good.

You can also make your own pork rinds. All Day I Dream Of Food has a fabulous recipe for homemade pork rinds that you should check out.

Wow, I’m talking pork rinds on the blog right now. I remember seeing pork rinds on the shelf of our local grocery store and swearing I would never eat the things. Funny how life changes. Gotta roll with it… aaaaand make keto pancakes.

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For real, please try these. I swear I’m not losing it. These are CRAZY good. This keto recipe is taken directly from my new book, The Keto Beginning.

These keto pancakes are part of the meal plan in week 4, page 111 for those with a copy of the book.

Crazy Good Low-carb Pancakes (made with pork rinds!) - no sugar, grains, dairy or flour

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Crazy Good Low-carb, Keto Pancakes
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Recipe type: Keto, Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Nut-free
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A low-carbohydrate, keto pancake recipe that's flour-free, grain-free, sugar-free and dairy-free. Made with ground pork rinds. Recipe from The Keto Beginning.
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. If you have a spice grinder, use it to grind the pork rinds. If you do not, add the rinds to a ziploc bag and crush with a can or rolling pin until it’s a fine powder. Pork rinds are pretty oily, so the flour will be wetter than “flour”. Set aside.
  2. Whisk eggs, coconut milk and stevia in a medium-sized bowl. Add in pork rind flour and ground cinnamon.
  3. Whisk to combine, until smooth. Set aside to thicken.
  4. Place a nonstick frying pan on the stove, set to medium-low heat. Add half the coconut oil and melt. Once melted, drop half of the batter into the pan, spreading it with the back of a spoon to shape.
  5. Cook 1-2 minutes per side, fry until browned.
  6. Transfer to a clean plate, add coconut oil to the pan, melt, and cook remaining batter. Top with nut butter and enjoy!
  7. Makes 2 pancakes, 1 serving.
Notes
Pork rinds: Look for pork rinds with lower sodium so that the pancakes aren’t too salty.
Nut butter: I used 3-way Keto Love Butter for the topping. Coconut Creme would be really good, too!
Nutrition information: is without nut butter, so you can choose your own and add it up, if you need it!

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  1. Okay, I was skeptical, but I had a load of pork crackling that I’d overcooked – the texture was fantastic but they tasted burnt. So I thought I’d use that to try this recipe. Don’t have a grinder so tried the bag and rolling pin method but only crumbs so bunged them in the small bowl of the food processor and got something rather like nut butter. The batter was thin like a crepe but very substantial and once cooked – amazing! – yeah, you can’t taste the pork at all!

    Mind you, they really are substantial. I can’t imagine eating the whole lot in one go – I could barely manage half!

    Nice flavour and great texture, but not as nice as my usual coconut flour or banana (I’m low FODMAP too right now) ones so probably won’t make these very often. Basically just impressed that they worked!

    • Can you have chia? I haven’t tried it myself, but a chia egg might do the trick. Let us know how it goes if you try it!

  2. I’m game. I think I’ll make these this weekend and check back. Pork rinds are my everything ingredient, so there’s no reason that can’t extend to traditionally “sweet” foods. Not sure why people are so bent out of shape about a fatty product being used on a keto-based blog, but… eh. Can’t please everyone.

    • So so true! Please do check back – I’d love to know what you think!

  3. Is this the brand that you like? I am surprised that they are frito lay because I can’t imagine that they are using quality ingredients, especially the frying oil. Are there any good quality brands that anyone can recommend, or are they all pretty much made the same and cooked in “crap” oil?

    • Bacon’s heir and Epic are two of my favorite brands for pork rinds. Back when I made this recipe, I didn’t have access to these higher quality kinds. Hope you enjoy the recipe!

  4. Someone showed me this today. I see your comments on these go back to November 2014. I developed this recipe spring of 2014, a few months after starting the ketogenic diet. I am glad so many people enjoy my quirky pork rind pancakes, at least those brave enough to try them.
    They really are amazing.
    I do have my recipe on our new forum. Enjoy.
    http://www.Ketogenicforums.com

    • Great minds ;) Agreed– they’re totally amazing. Thanks for stopping by, Brenda!

  5. OMG Leanne! Made these in the waffle-maker, and this is the first one that’s turned out in like fie years!!! Best pancake/waffle I’ve had since going keto, best since going paleo some 5 years ago!

    • Wow, that’s so cool! Glad you enjoyed them :) Thanks for sharing!

  6. HA! These comments are hysterical. HOW DARE YOU!!! :-)
    I made them and thought they were awesome. Totally hit the spot.

  7. Close your eyes….open a bag of pork finds under your nose. You will never make this recipe.
    You say oil free but the finds alone have enough oil to grease a grill.
    sorry…I like and share a lot of your recipes…but this one isn’t right if you are trying to eat healthy.

  8. I am about two seconds from going to the store to buy pork rinds now..haha. Question: How many cups are you using of the pork flour, once its ground? I don’t have a scale…

    PS: I bought your book weeks ago and looove it. I look forward to more keto recipes!!

    oxox

    • Read through 4 pages of comments and still can’t figure out how many cups 42 grams of pork rinds would be. I use pork dust from the company you linked to a while back. Please help…I’d love to try these!!

      • Read through 4 pages of comments and still can’t figure out how many cups 42 grams of pork rinds would be. I use pork dust from the company you linked to a while back. Please help…I’d love to try these!!

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