Pancakes are a South African tradition. American have fair foods – funnel cakes, corn dogs, deep fried twinkies, etc….South Africans have Pancakes or “Pannekoek” as they are called in Afrikaans. They are a delicious variation of a crepe. Although different, and much better than a crepe in that they are much more hearty, fluffy and yummy. Traditionally this treat is fried in a hot oiled pan and served right after cooking rolled into a tube with cinnamon and sugar coating the inside. Hot, fluffy, cinnamony GOODNESS! We love them! It is what we always think to have in inclement weather.
It became our mission to create a keto version of this simple delicious treat and we think we have finally got it right. These pancakes will also be very good served with a savory filling or sugar free maple syrup. Enjoy as a dessert or with your favorite keto breakfast. The nice thing about these pancakes is that they are easier to release from the pan than other keto pancakes that we have tried.
Serving Size: 1 Pannekoek w/out topping
Servings Per Batch: 3
Total Fat: 12.3 g | Net Carbs: 3.1 | 11.4
Recipe and Ingredients:
1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1 Tbsp Erythritol
¼ Tsp Baking Powder
4 Large Eggs
1 Tbsp Almond Flour
2 Tbsp Heavy Cream
To make the best pannekoek, pancakes or crepes you need a really good non stick pan. Start off by heating your pan to a high temperature. Add 2 tablespoons of oil for your first pannekoek. This will grease the pan and assist in coating surface so that you will have better results as you go. Just before the oil starts smoking add 1/2 cup of the batter to the pan. Swirl the batter around in the pan to flatten the surface area of the pannekoek. It is really up to you how big and thin you would like your pannekoek. Watch for bubbles to start forming in the batter. Once the whole pannekoek shows signs of little bubbles it is time to turn it over. With a spatula release the edged and work your way to the middle. Then flip. If your pan releases well you can flip it using your pan skills. Otherwise I recommend the spatula method. Cook on the other side for just 30 seconds or so.
Scoop the pannekoek onto a plate and sprinkle with cinnamon and Lakanto Monk Fruit Sweetener. Use either a fork or your hands roll the pannekoek.
If you want to take this to the next level you can add some of our homemade keto jam and whipped cream. Peanut butter is also delicious with some chopped nuts or for an extra special treat fill it with our Keto Nutella. Let your imagination run wild and have a fantastic keto breakfast.