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Keto Cheddar Cheese Pancakes

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Starting your day keto-style has never been this delicious! Check out this Keto Cheddar Cheese Pancakes recipe and elevate your breakfast game

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Start your day the keto way with Cheddar Cheese Pancakes

Keto Cheddar Cheese Pancakes

The ketogenic (keto) diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet that has gained widespread popularity for its potential benefits in weight loss, blood sugar control, and overall health.

The main principle of the keto diet is to shift the body’s metabolism away from carbohydrates and towards fats, inducing a state called ketosis, where the body burns fat for fuel instead of glucose.

Keto cheddar cheese pancakes are a savory twist on traditional pancakes, designed to fit within the macronutrient constraints of the ketogenic diet. Traditional pancakes are typically high in carbohydrates due to ingredients like flour and sugar, making them unsuitable for keto dieters. In contrast, these Keto Cheddar Cheese Pancakes replace these high-carb ingredients with low-carb alternatives, focusing on protein and fat to maintain ketosis.

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Your ultimate keto breakfast recipe, Cheddar Cheese Pancakes

Health Benefits

Keto Cheddar Cheese Pancakes offer several health benefits, particularly for those on a ketogenic diet:

  1. Low in Carbs: These pancakes are designed to be low in carbohydrates, helping maintain ketosis.
  2. High in Protein: Eggs and cheese provide good protein, and are essential for muscle maintenance and repair.
  3. High in Healthy Fats: Cheddar cheese and optional additions like avocado or sour cream can boost healthy fat intake.
  4. Gluten-Free: Using almond or coconut flour makes these pancakes suitable for those with gluten intolerance or celiac disease.

Keto Cheddar Cheese Pancakes are a delicious and nutritious alternative to traditional pancakes, perfectly aligning with the ketogenic diet’s requirements. They provide a savory, satisfying option that can be enjoyed in various ways, contributing to the dietary variety and enjoyment of those sticking to a low-carb lifestyle.

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Keto Cheddar Cheese Pancakes

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  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Easy


Are you looking for a mouthwatering breakfast option that fits your keto lifestyle? Discover this Keto Cheddar Cheese Pancakes recipe and make your mornings magical!




  1. Mix and beat the egg, almond flour, cheddar cheese, basil, salt, and ground black pepper until well combined in a bowl.
  2. Adjust the seasoning to taste or use other favorite spices instead.

  3. Heat the olive oil in a nonstick frying pan over medium heat.
  4. Pour about 2-2½  tbsp of the batter into the pan for each pancake for individual small pancakes, or drop all the batter into the pan for a large pancake.
  5. Cook on one side for 2-3 min until bubbles form on the surface.
  6. You can even make it in a Mini Dash Maker! Flip over the pancakes and cook for 2-3 min, or until browned.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 360
  • Sugar: 0.9 g
  • Sodium: 422.2 mg
  • Fat: 26.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.6 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.2 g
  • Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 15.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 215.7 mg
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Delicious, low-carb, and cheesy goodness in every bite

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18 thoughts on “Keto Cheddar Cheese Pancakes”

  1. Thanks for sharing this at the What’s for Dinner party!! I appreciate you helping make our party awesome. I’ve been swamped this week and missed your party, but I’ll be there tomorrow for sure!! Please feel free to share a link to your party at ours! Enjoy the weekend!

  2. Interesting twist! I can imagine they’re super savory and perfect for a low-carb meal. Definitely intrigued to taste how cheesy they are! Thanks a bunch for joining Fiesta Friday party!

    • Thank you for dropping in Jhuls. I love them, and if not cheesy enough for you feel free to add a bite more, but I love them. Made them a number of times already. Enjoy.

    • Hi Mariama. I am doing Keto now for 4 months and lost 40pd to date and feel so much healthier, happy and will continue with it for as long as possible. If you’re interested see the link at the top of my keto posts to join us and come and share your own journey and recipes. This is indeed a fantastic program and I love the meals and these pancakes are indeed awesome.

  3. Almond flour, I have not heard of this. Esme, I will check out your about page. I live in NorthEast Kansas, United States. I am familiar with pounds and ounces and wheat flour, hahahahah. Now I have heard in my Weight Watcher meetings that weighing in grams is easier to apply to the points system than using ounces.

    • I use a lot of almond flour (GF) and love it. Check the post as I provided a link there to buy if interested. I have always used grams when weighing (its second nature to me and I do not even think about it otherwise. Hope you try this out. I am in BC, Canada

      • BC, Canada. My Aunt lives in Seattle, WA and while on a visit to see her, the kids and I took the Clipper over to Victoria. Absolutely beautiful!

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        Did I miss what syrup, topping, you suggest for these pancakes?

        • Hi Debra. I did not use any syrup on these pancakes as its a savory one and I prefer it without, but if you like to add syrup you can use a keto sugar-free maple syrup

    • Thank you, Cat, I am doing Keto now for 18 weeks and love all the new recipes I am trying. Hope you will give this one a go and let us know what you think. Thanks for popping in.


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