These keto-friendly morning pancake bites are worth getting out of bed. Moist, soft, delicious and not sky high in carbs are all I can say about these pancake bites.
Though I’m not 100% on a keto diet (or any special diet), I frequently am researching and testing out recipes based on their references. Apparently keto diet is making it way into our lives one way or another. People are getting crazy over this low-in-carb but don’t-need-to-sacrifice-the-goodness food trend. Keep reading for delicious and satisfying keto friendly pancake bites recipe; that will take you on the journey from breakfast to brunch and even on to lunch.
So what exactly is a keto diet?
If you’ve ever wondered what the heck it was and kept trying to understand what’s the fuzz is all about. Well, you’re not alone. I spent the entire last holiday try to understand about keto.
And fast forward to 11 months later, I finally understand how it works and why people are falling heads over heels for keto diet.
But I’m not here to educate and make you bored all the way about it. I’m here to introduce you about this amazing keto friendly pancake bites recipe.
However, out of curiosity, you really need to know what is keto diet. Good news for you, I’m gonna sum it up the easiest way for you to understand.
Generally, the person who is on a ketogenic diet eats from non to less sugar or sugar related products. Those includes but not limited to fruit, dairy, bread or pasta. And that makes the body no longer use glucose for energy, instead it uses fat stored in muscles and liver.
Food to eat when you’re on keto diet
A keto diet focuses on eating mostly fats, protein and limiting carbs. If you have a strong mind set and strictly want to reduce the carbs intake, then this diet is definitely a good pick.
Because I’m not ready to give up on fruits (hell, they’re delicious) and vegetable (all hail to veggies), that’s the main reason I can’t adapt to this keto diet.
So if you’re reading up to this point you know the basic drill of how to eat on keto diet: pick fat and protein while go easy on carbs.
Here are the list of food you should stick with to stay on keto:
- Fats and oils – I personally love grapeseed oil and avocado oil. Besides those, you have variety of options like butter, olive oil, coconut oil and mayonnaise.
- Meat – fatty cuts of of beef, chicken, pork, lamb, turkey are all you can eat while being on this diet.
- Fish and seafood – there is no limit on this category. However, if you can, go for salmon due to its generous amount of available fat.
- Some vegetables – you don’t need to cut out of veggies completely. Spinach, arugula, asparagus, broccoli, zucchini, bell peppers, cucumber, cauliflower, brussels sprouts are great fit for a ketogenic diet.
- Avocados – superfood that are high on monounsaturated fat. Read more about avocados in this amazing post.
- Nuts and seeds – walnuts, almonds, chia seeds to name a few.
- Cheese and eggs – high in protein and 0 carbs. In addition, you should always pick full fat cheese.
- Berries – some berries are not off limits such as cranberries, blackberries, and raspberry.
- Dark chocolate and cocoa powder – as long as dark chocolate is at least 70% cacao then you’re good to go.
Essential ingredients in this keto friendly pancake bites recipe
- Unsalted butter
- Coconut flour – due to its high dietary fiber content, this flour is a perfect fit and a good substitution for AP flour
- Baking powder
- Liquid Stevia – an excellent sugar replacement for low-carb, keto and diabetic lifestyles
Keto friendly pancake bites
- 6 oz cream cheese room temperature
- 4 large eggs
- ½ c coconut flour
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- ⅓ c sugar
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted
- Pre heat oven to 375F. Grease a brownie molds with spray cooking oil.
- Put cream cheese in a mixing bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment and beat on medium slow beat. Approximately 2 minutes.
- When cream cheese is completely creamed, add coconut flour, baking powder, egg and liquid Stevia and continue to blend for 2 minutes.
- When the mixture is smooth, add melted butter to the batter and beat for another minute.
- Let the mixture rest for at least 30 minutes. Then pour the batter evenly into the brownies silicon molds. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
- You can check for pancake bites doneness by insert a bamboo toothpick in the center of pancake. If the toothpick comes out clean with no batter sticks to it, then the pancake bites are done.
- Serve immediately with butter, dark chocolate chips or berries (see notes).
- As long as dark chocolate is at least 70% cacao then you’re good to go.
- Some berries are not off limits such as cranberries, blackberries, and raspberry.
Disclaimer: Information in this post is provided for awareness and general information. This post is not a substitute for medical advice by a physician, dietitian and/or nutritionist. Readers should consult a licensed health professional who knows their medical history on matters relating to their health and well-being.