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Finally… the keto pancake cereal recipe you’ve been waiting for! When I saw bowls of pancake cereal popping up on the internet, I felt it was my duty to come up with a keto friendly version for all of us! Low carb pancake cereal with almond flour is it, and you’re going to love it.
This keto pancake cereal is made using the batter from my popular almond flour pancakes. I picked that one because it gets us crispy edges and fluffy centers, which is exactly what we want here!
But, if you want to use a different pancake recipe, you can. I have lots of others in my keto recipes index, but see the FAQs below for specific notes and suggestions.
What Is Pancake Cereal?
Pancake cereal is the latest Tik Tok food trend! Essentially, pancakes are made mini, the size of cereal, and eaten just like cereal with a spoon! It’s a little putzy, but oh-SO-fun.
So naturally, just like the trendy Keto Dalgona Coffee, I thought we needed a keto pancake cereal recipe, too!
Now, I have to say, this is incredibly easy to make, but it does take some time. Emily from my team joked that this isn’t for people with kids that have no time to waste. 😉
And she’s not wrong – it’s a lot faster to make regular-sized pancakes than it is to use a piping bag to make a bajillion tiny ones. Still, sugar-free pancake cereal is fun to make and fun to eat. And even if you do have kids, I bet they’ll find these entertaining, too. Give ’em a try!
How To Make Pancake Cereal (The Keto Way)
Here’s the general process for how to make pancake cereal, no matter which batter you choose:
- Make almond pancake batter. In a medium bowl, whisk almond flour, allulose, baking powder, sea salt, eggs, almond milk, avocado oil, and vanilla extract. The batter will be very runny.
- Pipe pancake cereal into pan. Using a piping bag, pipe tiny dots of pancake batter (about the size of a dime) onto the hot pan.
TIP: Hold the tip sideways, tilting down only slightly, to prevent the batter from running out too quickly. Getting the tip as close to the pan as you can also helps.
- Cook low carb pancake cereal. These mini keto pancakes will cook very quickly, they will only need about a minute on one side, and maybe just 30 seconds on the second side. Watch closely.
TIP: Use two small utensils to flip them one by one. I love to use these mini spatulas!
How To Serve Low Carb Pancake Cereal
Once you’ve made your pancake cereal with almond flour, it’s time for the fun part! Eat it! Here are some ideas for ways to serve it:
- Milk – Serve low carb pancake cereal with unsweetened almond milk, or other keto milk alternatives.
- Heavy cream – Want a super decadent breakfast or dessert? Serve your pancake cereal with heavy cream. Start with a small serving… this will fill you up fast!
- Butter and Syrup – A little less like cereal and a little more like traditional keto pancakes… but still plenty delicious. Of course, to be keto friendly, be sure you use a sugar-free syrup like this one.
- Berries – These go well with both options, whether you go the milk or syrup route. Check the keto food list for a full list of keto friendly fruits you could add.
- Shapes on a plate – While all the pictures here are shown in bowls, I later served these on a plate for my kids so that I could make fun shapes! We made smiley faces, hearts, and even stars. A great way to make these fun for the little ones!
Almond Flour Pancake Cereal FAQs
How many carbs in pancake cereal?
This will depend on the recipe you use for the batter. The serving size is 3/4 cup, which is similar to the serving size for a regular cereal.
With this almond flour pancake cereal recipe as written, each serving has just 3.2g net carbs.
Help! My pancake cereal batter runs out too quickly!
If your pancake cereal batter runs out quickly, it’s helpful to hold the piping bag sideways and quickly flick your wrist to drop batter onto the hot pan.
It may take a few tries to get it right, so don’t worry if it seems hard at first. You’ll get the hang of it quickly.
What kind of almond flour should I use?
Super fine almond flour is the only kind I use! And I felt so strongly about it that I created my own.
Using blanched and super fine almond flour will give you the best texture in this pancake cereal with almond flour recipe (and every recipe, in my opinion).
Can I use a different sweetener? Or no sweetener?
Yes, you can use your favorite keto sweetener – just make sure to use a granulated sweetener.
If you want to omit sweetener altogether, you can, but I do think the best pancake vereal has just a little bit of sweetness.
Can you use coconut flour?
Yes, but you’ll need a different recipe for the batter. If you’d like to make low carb pancake cereal nut-free, try using my coconut flour pancake recipe.
Once you make the batter, create the cereal shapes and cook the same way.
Pancake Cereal Storage Instructions
Can you make pancake cereal ahead?
Yes, you can make pancake cereal with almond flour ahead, just like you can with regular-sized pancakes.
How to store leftovers
Store any leftover pancake cereal in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
Can you freeze keto pancake cereal?
Yes, you can freeze keto pancake cereal. Freeze the pancakes on a sheet pan in a single layer. Once they are frozen solid, you can transfer them to a freezer bag and freeze for 2-3 months.
Reheat the pancake cereal just until warm, in the microwave (check every 10-15 seconds) or in a hot oven.
More Keto Pancake Recipes
If you like this adorable keto pancake cereal recipe, here are more batters that you can turn into cereal:
- Classic Keto Pancakes – Made with both almond and coconut flours, this is my most popular pancake recipe ever! Make ’em and find out why. 😉
- Low Carb Flaxseed Pancakes – These low carb pancakes have a a healthy boost of omega-3’s.
- Chocolate Protein Pancakes – Chocolate for breakfast?! Yes, if it’s these pancakes.
- Coconut Flour Pancakes – If you’re looking for a nut-free keto pancake recipe, this is it. (Coconuts are actually a fruit!)
- Cream Cheese Pancakes – These are completely flourless, but so yummy!
Tools To Make Low Carb Pancake Cereal:
Click the links below to see the items used to make this recipe.
- Piping Bag Set – Pipe little pancake cereal with almond flour with this piping set – complete with different size and shaped tips. (It’s also perfect for keto chocolate frosting!)
- Nonstick Skillet – This one has a hard anodized coating that’s so durable that it’s even safe with metal utensils.
- Mini Spatula – These mini spatulas are super helpful for flipping the low carb pancake cereal pieces. And, they come in so many fun colors!
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In a medium bowl, whisk all batter ingredients together, until smooth.
Heat avocado oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat for a couple of minutes, until the oil shimmers.
Meanwhile, pour the pancake batter into a piping bag with a small tip. Once the oil is shimmery, quickly pipe small coin-sized circles of batter onto the hot pan, holding the tip sideways to prevent the batter from running out too quickly. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until the edges are dry and they are browned underneath. Carefully and quickly flip the pancakes, and cook for another 30 seconds to 1 minute, until browned on the other side. Repeat with remaining batter (typically 2-3 batches, depending on the size of your pan).
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Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. You can find individual ingredient carb counts we use in the Low Carb & Keto Food List. Net carb count excludes fiber, erythritol, and allulose, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. (Learn about net carbs here.) We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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