Keto Buttermilk Pancakes (Dairy Free, Nut Free, Gluten Free, Paleo)

Keto Pancake Party!

Today I woke up with pancakes on the brain, and since I’m all about listening to my body I made these delicious, keto, dairy free, buttermilk pancakes for breakfast!

It’s been a while since I had breakfast, like actually in the morning. Since diving head first into this keto lifestyle I switched my ol’ bacon and eggs for bulletproof coffee, which is normally all I need to keep me going until lunch. Yet my tummy was a rumbling last night, so much so that I dreamt of pancakes. Healthy, grain free, low carb pancakes of course, but pancakes none the less.

Using a little coconut vinegar in coconut milk to make “buttermilk” a small amount of coconut flour and eggs, these pancakes turned out great. They’re definitely Sunday morning kind of pancakes, when you stay in your PJ’s till noon and there isn’t anywhere to rush off to. Or is that just us?

Is That Maple Syrup?

Short answer, no.

I used THIS low carb monk fruit syrup thing. It’s okay. I’ve had the bottle in my fridge forever. In small amounts it’s sort of passable for maple syrup. Today it did the trick. As with all these fake food things… it’s a personal choice, moderation is key. Jack, my 4 year old had his pancakes with raw honey. Do what works for Y-O-U.

The Rest Of The Ingredients:

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My favorite pancake skillet!

Great quality, great value!

Crap free, corn gree baking powder!

Additive free, BPA free coconut milk!

My new favorite vinegar, sorry ACV!

I made them on Instagram Stories, here’s the playback. I know sometimes it’s easier to make a recipe once you have seen it done!


Keto Buttermilk Pancakes

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 9


  • 1 cup full fat canned coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon coconut vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
  • 4 large eggs, seperated
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon coconut flour (5 tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon golden flax meal
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine Himalayan salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Ghee or coconut oil for cooking


  1. Measure out the coconut milk and add the vinegar to it. Set aside.
  2. Put the egg whites in the bowl of your stand mixer. Mix with the whisk attachmen on medium speed until the egg whites become thick and begin to stiffen. They should look like clouds and cling to the whisk, with soft peaks, but not be completely stiff like merengue.
  3. Set a skillet or griddle to heat on the stove over medium heat.
  4. In the meantime sift together the coconut flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  5. Whisk in the flax meal.
  6. Stir the egg yolks into the buttermilk and then slowly add that to the dry mix while you whisk until fully combined.
  7. Let the flour mix sit until the egg whites are ready, should be another 2-3 minutes at this point.
  8. In this time the flour mix will become very thick. It it doesn’t add in a teaspoon of coconut flour and fully mix in, until it becomes thick, almost like a paste. See video for example.
  9. Fold the egg whites into the flour mix until fully combined. Empty the egg whites into the flour mix bowl and use a spatula to mix it in, in a folding motion, from the bottom of the bowl, brining the batter over the egg whites and in.
  10. Brush the griddle with fat. Use 1/4-1/3 cup to measure out the batter for each pancake.
  11. Cook 2-3 minutes a side. Flip when the edges are dry.
  12. Serve hot with your favorite add ons!


  • Per Serving: Calories 164, Fat 11 g, Carbohydrate 8 g, Fiber 6 g, Protein 11 g


  • Serving Size: 3

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14 Replies to “Keto Buttermilk Pancakes (Dairy Free, Nut Free, Gluten Free, Paleo)”

  1. These look delicious!! I’ll have to try them! Is there a sub for coconut vinegar? I’ve never heard of it or seen it (then again I never looked for it because i didn’t know it existed!) I hate to buy it to only use it for this.

      1. I’m not gunna lie. I had really high hopes for these!! My batter came out like normal pancake batter, even before I added the egg whites, nowhere near as thick as yours looked. 1/4c + 1 TBS coconut flour Only? Really? And they came out tasting very veggie

        1. Hi Jen, yes I used 5 tablespoons coconut flour, forturnately this recipe is well tested and I included the video for folks to trouble shoot… are are some more suggestions…

          Did you use a measuring spoon or a kitchen spoon? Was it full all the way? When I measure my flour I scoop and pack it and level off the top. Which brand coconut flour did you use? Did you use coconut milk or another kind of milk… There are many variables here.

          However if you batter looked thin, you could always add more coconut flour as needed. These pancakes are not eggy tasting, actually they have that little bit of tartness from the “buttermilk” so good.

  2. Hi Christina! I’ve been following you for a few years now on instagram and just made these this morning and they were amazing! I had given up on paleo pancakes as every recipe either called for tree nuts or just didn’t work. As soon as I flipped over the first one I knew these were the pancakes I had been looking for. Thank you for all of the time you spend testing these and giving such detailed instructions! Happy New Year!

    1. omgosh Victoria!!! Thank YOU so much for taking the time to come back and comment! Pancakes can be so finnicky and I get nervous they don’t work for some folks. I am sooooo happy you loved these. Happy New Year!!

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