Easy Keto Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

These healthy keto cinnamon roll pancakes are the absolute best low carb pancakes you’ll have!

I’ve tried many keto pancake recipes, and many of them left me disappointed.

fluffy rich keto pancakes with syrup
fluffy goodness

In a lot of those recipes, you only taste the almond flour or they are too “heavy.”

I wanted to find a nice balance for these, so I upped the cream cheese and they are the best low carb pancakes I’ve had.

 

pancake batter consistency for keto pancakes
this is the consistency of the batter you want

Is almond flour keto?

Yes, and a serving is only 2 g net carbs and 170 calories. Definitely keto!

How many calories do pancakes have? 

Regular pancakes have about 64 calories each.

How many carbs do pancakes have? 

Typically, if you order pancakes at a restaurant you’re getting about 22 g of carbohydrates per pancake. 

For each serving in this recipe there are only 3g. net carbs.

sugar free syrup dripping down keto cinnamon roll pancakes
nothing better than syrup and pancakes

Tips for frying the cinnamon roll pancakes

Don’t get concerned about the batter being thin!

That’s just part of the light and fluffy nature of these pancakes, it will fluff up better when fried.

stack of keto cinnamon roll pancakes
look at that beautiful stack

Tip for frying keto cinnamon roll pancakes:

Be sure to keep the heat at medium, as they may burn quickly. 

The best keto cream cheese icing atop delicious cinnamon roll pancakes!

The cream cheese frosting is super easy to make, and you sub the cinnamon if you’d like another flavor.

I sometimes like to mash a few blueberries or strawberries in the frosting.

It’s berry good 😉 

frosting on keto cinnamon roll pancakes
low carb cream cheese cinnamon frosting on top of a stack of delicious pancakes

How do I make keto cinnamon roll pancakes? 

There’s only three easy steps to this recipe.

First, make sure pancake ingredients together. 

Next, warm up your pan to medium heat.

Add about a 4-inch in diameter pour of the mix to the pan. 

pancake ready to flip
pancake almost ready to flip when bubbles form

You’ll know it’s Time to flip a little bubbles form on top of the batter within the pan. 

Fry a little more and voila, perfect pancake! 

keto cinnamon roll frosting with cream cheese and erythritrol
keto cream cheese frosting is so easy to make

How do I make sugar-free cream cheese icing?

It’s so easy to make keto cream cheese icing. 

All you have to do is heat up your cream cheese in the microwave for 30 seconds, mix with some butter and sweetener and you’re done!

low carb pancakes with cream cheese frosting

Need other keto pancake ideas? Look no further…..

Easy almond flour keto pancake batter recipe ideas

  • Make keto chocolate chip pancakes with sugar free baking chocolate
  • Add a thin slice or two of banana (if you’re not on a strict keto diet)
  • mix a bit of almond butter into the batter
  • add in some cocoa powder and extra sweetener to make “Oreo” keto pancakes with our cream cheese frosting recipe
low carb homemade pancake batter with eggs and almond flour
pancake batter

What can I substitute for almond flour? 

I highly recommend using almond flour for this recipe, but if you must use an alternative, coconut flour will work. 

Generally 1 cup of almond flour is equivalent to 1/4 c. coconut flour.

add frosting to a freezer bag and cut the tip for an easy pipette

What can I substitute for dairy? 

If you can’t have dairy, I recommend using cinnamon, erythritol (Swerve Sweetener) and butter to make a nice sweet cinnamon roll syrup to pour over your delicious pancakes! 

close up of fluffy keto pancakes and sugar free syrup
rich, fluffy and golden

What are the best keto pancake toppings?

  • Chocolate keto pancakes: melted sugar-free chocolate
  • Keto “peanut butter” pancakes: almond butter mixed with softened cream cheese
  • berry cream pancakes: berries, cream cheese and your favorite sweetener
  • keto banana pudding pancakes: heavy whipping cream (whipped) with banana extract
  • Nut lover? Add on some crushed walnuts

Can I freeze keto pancakes? 

Yes, you can freeze these pancakes for up to a month. 

Hold long will cinnamon roll pancakes keep in the refrigerator? 

These pancakes will keep for 2-3 days in the refrigerator.

To reheat, I recommend using a bit of non-stick cooking spray right in the pan.

keto cinnamon roll pancakes with cream cheese frosting and low carb syrup

Easy Keto Cinnamon Roll Pancakes (3-Steps!)

Amber @ Low Carb Quick
Missing those rich, light and fluffy pancakes on your keto diet? Look no further.
4.54 from 15 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 411 kcal

Ingredients
  

Pancake Ingredients:

Frosting Ingredients:

Instructions
 

Pancake Directions:

  • Soften cream cheese and butter in microwave for 20 seconds. Mix well.
  • Mix cream cheese mixture with all other ingredients in a large mixing bowl to form pancake batter.
  • Heat skillet with butter on medium heat. Add 1/3 cup of batter to pan for each pancake. You should see tiny bubbles form when it’s time to flip with spatula.

Cream Cheese Icing Directions:

  • Melt cream cheese and butter in microwave for 20 seconds to soften.
  • Add other ingredients and mix very well until combined.
  • Optional: add cream cheese icing to a pipette bag or freezer bag and cut off the end to make a decorative topping.

Nutrition

Serving: 2gCalories: 411kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 9.9gFat: 40.6gCholesterol: 237mgSodium: 335mgFiber: 0.4g
Keyword cinnamon, cream cheese, frosting, hotcakes, keto, low carb, pancakes
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35 thoughts on “Easy Keto Cinnamon Roll Pancakes”

  1. I see the amount of butter for frying, but no butter amount listed to ingredients, making the pancakes. They look very good, and I want to make it right the first time, so I don’t get discouraged…….thanks

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    • Hello I see no one responded to your comment can you tell me if it came out well with mix in the cream cheese and butter . I have the same question you had but since no one responded I figured out ask you .

    • Yes this morning they were good have to get used to cooking with almond flour it’s totally a different taste but I didn’t like the stuff they wanted you to put on top I wouldn’t make that

    • I used 2 tablespoons of butter with the 4 ounces of cream cheese for the pancake batter, they turned out PERFECT!! ????

    • It comes out very well. I have compared other recipes for keto pancakes & I wondered if it was a typo- for the baking powder & butter. Other recipes I’ve used only required 1/2 t. of baking powder while nearly the same level of ingredients. It’s unusual to measure only 2 teaspoons of butter to fry a whole batch of pancakes -considering how much they soak up the butter while frying- I thought the measurements were mixed up. I adjusted it, as I’m sure others do when needed, just cooking in general. This recipe was a nice change with the icing.

    • I have no idea what I did wrong. I followed the recipe, the frosting wasn’t sweet at all tho! Just tasted like melted cream cheese and butter… I even added swerve to try and sweeten it but still its gross and bitter tasting. I followed the recipe as is. I did use Irish butter but that’s the only butter I buy and use all the time, that shouldn’t make a difference. It just tastes like regular butter.

    • I’m so sorry it didn’t turn out for you. Different sweeteners have aftertaste for certain people, me included. I find that I have to slowly add it in, and, if I add too much it does become bitter.

  2. I made these today and they were awesome but I did not make the topping. Do you have the Nutritional breakdown for the pancakes only without the topping?

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  3. The pancakes are very good. But I added a little cinnamon to it too! I also doubled the cinnamon and added monk fruit to it to try to make it taste more like “frosting”. Next time I’ll use powdered sweetener to the frosting.

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  4. My pancakes tasted very good but the batter was quite runny, any suggestions? I tried making the pancakes small so I could still flip them but they were still kind of flimsy. Thank You!

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    • Perhaps using 1/4 tsp psyllium husk to the batter might help thicken it up. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. I made both the pancakes and the topping. I modified the topping by adding 1/2 c powdered Swerve as well as 1/2 tsp maple extract. We love both and will make it again.

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  6. I really wasn’t sure about these at first but I have to say they were delicious! I opted to not have the topping and just put cinnamon in my batter. Tasted just like regular pancakes! Thank you for the recipe!

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  7. The frosting doesn’t list any sweetener at all. Any suggestions?

    8 oz cream cheese (one brick)
    ¼ tsp cinnamon
    ½ tsp vanilla extract
    4 tbsp butter

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    • Hi Vera, thanks so much for bringing this to my attention- I have since updated with the sweetener added. I like to use erythritrol (Swerve, name brand) because there’s no aftertaste and it doesn’t affect blood sugar levels from what I hear. Thanks so much for stopping by!

    • You’ll want to replace every 1/4 cup (1 ounce) of coconut flour with at least 1 cup of almond flour. However, I have not tried this myself, but I’m interested to know if turns out 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by! -Amber

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