Carbquik Pancakes are the perfect keto pancakes for low carb lifestyles. You don’t have to sacrifice a fluffy pancake breakfast just to stick to a diet.
What makes these pancakes low carb is the use of Carbquik baking mix. Rather than regular wheat flour, Carbquik is made with carbalose flour which has significantly fewer carbohydrates.
In fact, Carbquik only contains 2g net carbs per serving!
For this recipe, I’ve adapting a classic buttermilk pancake recipe that tastes just like childhood! This recipe requires very few ingredients, and is so simple that kids can make it too.
Pancakes are one of the best recipes for beginners who want to get started in the kitchen. This weekend, try whipping up a batch of these health-conscious but delicious breakfast pancakes for your loved ones!
All About The Carbquik Pancake Ingredients
Carbquik Baking Mix
Carbquik low carb baking mix is a wheat flour alternative made with carbalose flour. Carbalose is actually made from wheat but is low carb diet and keto friendly.
While low carb flours like almond flour and coconut flour change the flavor of dishes, Carbquik tastes like regular flour.
Carbquik can be used anywhere you use all-purpose flour. It works great for pizza crust, cakes and breakfast treats like low carb pancakes and waffles!
And unlike other gritty low carb flours like soy flour, Carbquik has a smooth silky texture. Ingredients include baking powder, palm oil, carbalose flour, egg whites, and buttermilk powder.
Buttermilk is made from fermented milk, which is what gives it its sour taste.
Buttermilk is a popular addition to pancakes because the acid reacts with the baking powder to help the pancakes rise. The result is lighter, fluffier pancakes than if you were to use regular milk.
If you prefer thicker, denser pancakes, you can use cream instead of buttermilk. For a low carb option, try unsweetened almond milk.
Eggs are one of the most important ingredients in pancakes. They help keep the pancakes fluffy and intact at the same time, and help add color.
The eggs also act like an emulsifier, keeping the pancakes moist while they cook. Without eggs, your pancakes will be dense.
To keep these pancakes low carb, use a low-calorie sweetener instead of sugar. Low-calorie sweeteners (LCS) contain very little, if any calories, but taste sweeter than sugar.
You can use low-calorie sweeteners almost anywhere you would use granulated sugar, corn syrup, or fruit juice. And, you only need a small amount to achieve the same level of sweetness.
One of the most popular low-calorie sweeteners is Splenda. It has the same powdery texture as sugar, but is 600 times more sweet!
Tips and Tricks for Making Carbquik Pancakes
- Make your pancakes about three inches in diameter maximum. Bigger pancakes will be harder to flip, and won’t cook as evenly.
- Don’t add too much water to the batter or it will be runny and won’t rise. If you like thick pancakes, you can omit the water from this recipe entirely.
- Add vanilla and low-calorie sweetener to offset the slightly bitter flavor from the Carbquik flour.
- Include blueberries, chocolate chips, or cinnamon spice for more flavor. If you use blueberries, stir them in at the very end or they will turn your pancake batter green!
Carbquik Pancake Recipe
- Prep Time5 min
- Cook Time10 min
- Total Time15 min
- Add Dry Ingredients to Bowl
Add the Carbquik baking mix and Splenda to a large mixing bowl. Whisk to combine.
- Combine Dry and Wet Ingredients
Add the egg, buttermilk, vanilla extract, and melted butter to the bowl. Whisk until there are only a few lumps in the batter.
Don’t over-mix the batter or it will be dense and chewy when cooked. Lumps will create air pockets to help your pancakes rise.
- Add Water
Add water slowly while mixing. Continue adding water until the batter reaches a pourable consistency.
- Heat the Pan
Set your pan to medium heat. Coat with non-stick cooking spray.
- Ladle Batter into Pan
Ladle pancake batter onto the pan. A standard 10” frying pan will fit about three small pancakes.
- Flip Pancakes
When the batter on top of the pancakes begins to form bubbles, flip the pancakes with the spatula.
- Cook Until Golden Brown
Cook the pancake for another minute, or until golden brown on both sides. If you’re making a big batch, you can keep the pancakes hot on a baking tray in the oven.
- Try adding fresh sliced fruit like strawberries or bananas to these fluffy keto pancakes. You can also serve them with a side of fruit salad to balance out the meal.
- The most classic and popular way to serve pancakes is with a drizzle of syrup or honey.
- For a more decadent and dessert-like treat, serve with stewed fruit and whipped cream. If you are a chocolate lover, go for a drizzle of melted chocolate.
- If you prefer to eat pancakes as part of a bigger breakfast, you can serve them with savory sides like bacon and eggs. The saltiness from the bacon will help balance the sweetness of the pancakes.
- A simple slather of jam can go a long way to adding moisture and flavor to your pancakes. I also enjoy a sprinkle of toasted pecans or walnuts to add some crunch.
- For a fully low carb meal, try delicious keto pancake toppings like natural peanut butter or sugar-free maple syrup. Sour cream and berries, or sugar-free lemon curd are other keto options that add a unique tangy flavor!
These Carbquik pancakes will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Let them cool completely before storing them in an airtight container.
Pancakes are a great food to freeze because they maintain their shape, texture, and taste. Just make sure that you don’t freeze the pancakes with any wet toppings, as they’ll make your pancakes gummy.
It’s best to layer the pancakes between parchment paper and store them in a heavy-duty freezer bag. This will keep the pancakes from freezing together and will save space in your freezer.
The easiest way to reheat frozen or refrigerated pancakes is in the oven. Set your oven to 200°F and the pancakes will be ready in 5-7 minutes.
Another great method for reheating refrigerated pancakes is to microwave them for one minute. If you want that crisp fresh off the griddle taste, try popping them in the toaster!
More Pancake Recipes You’ll Love
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- Aunt Jemima Pancake
- Coconut Flour Pancakes
- 8.4g Fat
- 16.1g Carbs
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|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 8.4g||11%|