How to Make Low-Carb Pancakes

Low-carb pancakes, as the name suggests, are low on carbohydrates and sugar, which makes them a healthier, more nutritious option as compared to traditional pancakes. They can be the perfect addition to a low-carb diet and you can also eat them if you are just generally looking to eat healthy.

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 40 min
Total time: 60 min
Yield: 2 large or 6 small pancakes
Utensils: Mixing bowls, skillet, spoon, whisk, and spatula

Egg whites or whole eggs (or egg substitute): 2
Protein powder (instead of flour): 2/3 cup (88g)
Water (or low-carb milk substitute): 1/2 cup (66g)
Cooking oil or butter: 1/4 cup (33g)
Baking powder: 1/2 to 1 tsp
Sugar substitute (optional): 1 to 2 tsp
Salt (optional): 1/4 tsp
Butter or cooking oil (for the skillet): 1/2 tbs


  • 1

    First of all, you have to select a protein powder of your choice. You can find many kinds of protein powders in a utility or super store. You can also use a protein drink mix instead of protein powder if you like.

  • 2

    Now, take a large bowl and put all the dry ingredients in it. Mix them well with a spoon or your fingertips. Then, add the liquid ingredients to the bowl and mix it all together using a whisk. You will have to use an appropriate amount of liquid in order to turn the mixture into a smooth batter. However, make sure it doesn’t become too runny. If you want to make the batter a little bit thicker, you can add some more protein powder to it. You can also use sour cream or buttermilk instead of milk. In addition, you can also use cinnamon, nuts, fruits or pieces of pre-cooked meat, to add some extra flavour and texture to the pancakes.

  • 3

    Take a skillet and add some butter or oil to it. You have to heat it until the temperature reaches 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, spoon the batter into the skillet. You have to cook it until it forms bubbles on the surface. Turn the side of pancake after 25 to 30 seconds.

  • 4

    Now, take the pancakes out of the skillet with the help of a spatula. You may have to add more butter or oil to the skillet. Then, add some sugar to your pancakes; just sprinkle it on the pancakes. If you don’t want to use sugar, you can use Splenda sweetener.

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