Carnivore Pancakes

Fluffy, protein-packed pancakes that perfectly fit a carnivore diet? Yes, please! These easy carnivore pancakes are made with simple carnivore-friendly ingredients like eggs, heavy cream, pork rinds, and gelatin.

Whipping up these carnivore pancakes takes minimal time and effort. You’ll mix up a quick batter with pantry staples in about 5 minutes flat. Then cook them like traditional pancakes in your skillet or griddle.

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Enjoy them on their own or topped with some butter or honey. Either way, this recipe makes the perfect weekend breakfast or even a sweet snack when a craving hits.

If you’re eager to sink your teeth into fluffy, filling carnivore pancakes, check out the ingredient list and instructions below. These are so easy to make and customize to your tastes. Let’s get cooking!

👍 Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Perfectly Fluffy- The airy, fluffy texture of these pancakes is what makes them so enjoyable. The combination of whipped cream and beaten eggs creates a light, feathery batter.

When it hits the hot griddle, the batter puffs up beautifully into a fluffy cake-like pancake. 

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Easy to Make- You don’t need any special kitchen skills or equipment to whip up these pancakes.

Just mix up the simple dry and wet ingredients separately. Then combine them and let the batter rest for a few minutes before cooking. The entire process from start to finish takes less than 30 minutes

Healthy Fats– These pancakes are a tasty way to get in healthy fats like egg yolks and heavy cream. The fat helps keep you satiated so you stay full and energized for hours.

And the collagen from the gelatin powder supports hair, skin, nails and joints. So you get a beauty boost along with your breakfast!

✨ Recipe Ingredients

To make these delicious carnivore pancakes you will need:

The Wet Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream  (full fat)
  • 4 Eggs (large)
  • 1 tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract

The Dry Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Erythritol – Use this Erythoritol (Amazon link) for this recipe.
  • 1 cup Pork Rinds (powder) – Use these pork rinds (Amazon link) for this recipe.
  • 1 1/4 tablespoons Gelatin Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder

👨‍🍳 How To Make

It’s so easy to make these tasty low carb pancakes at home! Just follow these steps:

Step 1

Add the ingredients from the “dry” list to a food processor. Mix until everything is combined well. Then, add all the wet ingredients and blend for about 20 seconds.

Step 2

Let the batter rest for at least 15 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat your pan or griddle.

Step 3

Pour medium portions of batter onto the griddle or pan. Cook them for 4-5 minutes until bubbles start forming on top. Then, flip, and cook them for 4 more minutes. That’s it! Enjoy these delicious carnivore diet pancakes!

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💡Tips

1. The Gelatin Secret

The gelatin powder acts as a binder and provides structural integrity to the pancakes. Using the full 1 1/4 tablespoons allows the pancakes to solidify properly and flip easily without falling apart.

If you use less, you may end up with a sticky, eggy mess that refuses to form into a nice round shape. 

2. Top with Your Favorite Carnivore Condiments

Customize your pancake eating experience by topping them off with yummy  carnivore-approved condiments. Options include honey, grass-fed butter, and full-fat Greek yogurt. Get creative!

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3. Adjust Baking Powder Amount

If your pancakes aren’t fluffing up enough, try adding a little extra baking powder next time, up to 1 full teaspoon. Or if they get too airy, reduce it to 1/4 teaspoon. Baking powder amount impacts rise, so tweak based on your desired end result.

4. Cook Low and Slow

Is your first batch burned on the outside and undercooked inside? Turn down the heat and be patient! Because these carnivore pancakes lack carbs and sugar, they require a lower griddle temp and longer cook time. Aim for medium-low to prevent scorching.

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5. Let That Batter Rest

Waiting at least 15 minutes after mixing allows time for the gelatin and pork rind powder to fully combine. This step makes the batter thick and scoopable for perfectly shaped pancakes.

Don’t skip this resting period or else your batter will be too thin and difficult to manage. Patience pays off here!

Toppings

Whipped Cream Cheese: Whip some full-fat cream cheese with a bit of heavy whipping cream and a touch of erythritol for sweetness. Spread this creamy mixture on your pancakes for a sweet and tangy topping.

Honey– if you’re willing to include honey as a sweet topping, you can drizzle a small amount of raw, unprocessed honey over your carnivore diet pancakes.

Just keep in mind that honey is not considered strictly carnivore, but if you’re okay with incorporating it into your diet occasionally, it can add a natural sweetness to your pancakes. 

Storage

These carnivore diet pancakes can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Let them come to room temperature before reheating.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I freeze any leftover pancakes?

Definitely. Allow any leftover pancakes to cool completely, then place them in a sealed container or bag in a single layer. They will keep for up to 3 months in the freezer. To reheat, pop them into the toaster or microwave.

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2. Can I use a different sweetener instead of Erythritol?

Yes, you can substitute Erythritol with other low-carb sweeteners like Stevia or Monk Fruit sweetener in the same quantity for this recipe. 

3. My pancakes are coming out dry and crumbly. What’s wrong?

This could be due to a few reasons. Make sure you’re using heavy whipping cream, not light cream, as it has a higher fat content that contributes to moisture and binds the ingredients.

Additionally, ensure you blend the batter very well to create a smooth consistency. Overmixing can also make the pancakes tough, so find the sweet spot.

Pancakes on The Carnivore Diet?!

The carnivore diet is an extreme form of low-carb, high-protein eating that eliminates carbs and restricts most foods except meat and other animal products.

While it has health benefits for some people, the restrictive nature makes it challenging to some people to stick to it long-term. Finding ways to add variety while staying true to carnivore principles is key for sustainability.

Carnivore recipes allow you to experience familiar flavors and textures you may miss while eliminating most foods. Pancakes are a breakfast staple for many, yet traditional recipes rely heavily on off-limit ingredients like flour, sugar and milk.

Creating carnivore-friendly versions with ingredients like pork rinds, eggs and heavy cream allows you to enjoy pancakes again. The familiar taste and texture provides comfort and satisfaction.

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Having an occasional treat like carnivore pancakes helps break up the monotony of eating plain meat day after day. When you’re tired of yet another steak or burger patty, a short stack of fluffy carnivore pancakes topped with sugar-free syrup provides a sweet contrast.

It gives you something to look forward to, making daily meal prep less boring. A more varied and interesting diet is easier to adhere to long-term.

Occasional carnivore-friendly recipes also provide mental relief from the restrictive nature of the diet. When meal after meal contains no carbs, you can begin to feel deprived.

Knowing you can work an occasional “treat” like pancakes into your meal plan gives you permission to indulge. It prevents you from feeling like you need to be “perfect”, reducing feelings of restriction and making cheating less tempting.

By adding interest, variety and permission, carnivore recipes like these pancakes make the diet more sustainable and easier to stick to. They help prevent boredom and burnout while still aligning with carnivore guidelines. 


I hope you enjoy these fluffy and delicious carnivore diet pancakes! They are easy to make at home and perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch. Be sure to check out more low-carb, keto, and carnivore recipes on my website. 

Let me know in the comments if you try this recipe or have any questions. I’m happy to help troubleshoot or provide more recommendations for customizing these pancakes to your diet. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

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Carnivore Pancakes
Make these tasty carnivore pancakes for a high protein, low carb breakfast! They are quick and easy to make, and will keep you full all morning.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 195kcal
Cost: $14
Ingredients

The Wet Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream  (full fat)
  • 4 Eggs (large)
  • 1 tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract

The Dry Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Erythritol
  • 1 cup Pork Rinds (powder)
  • 1 tablespoon Gelatin Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
Instructions
  • Add the ingredients from the “dry” list to a food processor. Mix until everything is combined well.
    Then, add all the wet ingredients and blend for about 20 seconds.
  • Let the batter rest for at least 15 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat your pan or griddle.
  • Pour medium portions of batter onto the griddle or pan. Cook them for 4-5 minutes until bubbles start forming on top. Then, flip, and cook them for 4 more minutes.
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Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword carnivore diet pancakes, carnivore pancakes

Nutrition

Calories: 195kcal

5 thoughts on “Carnivore Pancakes”

  1. This pancake recipe looks yummy. Just wondering if you have found an alternative for the pork rinds as I have a sensitivity to pork products…
    Thanks,
    Tima

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