Prep Time5 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time20 mins Course:BreakfastCalories:258Servings:


  • ▢¾ cup almond flour
  • ▢⅓ cup oat fiber, see notes
  • ▢½ cup ricotta cheese
  • ▢3 whole eggs, separated
  • ▢1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ▢¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • ▢¼ cup swerve confectioners
  • ▢2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ▢½ cup heavy cream
  • ▢Clarified butter/ghee for the pan
  • ▢Optional Chopped toasted almonds for the topping
  • ▢Optional sugar free maple syrup


  • Whip the egg whites in a mixing bowl, until you get soft peaks using a hand mixer and set aside.  In another bowl, add the egg yolks, ricotta, swerve, vanilla, almond extract and the heavy cream, then mix for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the egg whites in and mix briefly.  In a separate bowl, whisk the almond flour, oat fiber and baking powder.  Add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until combined.
  • The batter should be a little loose, but not too runny.  Add a little more heavy cream, if needed.
  • Add some avocado oil, coconut oil or clarified butter/ghee to a nonstick skillet on LOW heat and add the pancake batter to make pancakes of about 3-4” in diameter. If you make them any bigger, they might be more difficult to flip and won’t hold together as well. Think a little bigger than a silver dollar pancake.
  • Cook them on low heat with a lid on for a few minutes on each side, this is key! Wait till you see a few tiny bubbles, they carefully flip them and put the lid back on till they are done. 
  • Be patient while they cook and if you make them this way, they will turn out perfectly! Top with grass-fed butter, (optional) sugar-free maple syrup and some chopped toasted almonds for some texture!


I was able to get 16 pancakes out of the batch.  Serving size is between 3-4 pancakes, depending on the size you make them.Oat Fiber is made from grinding the outer husks of oats. How healthy is oat fiber? It’s pure insoluble fiber, which doesn’t dissolve in water and isn’t broken down in the digestive tract, so it has zero net carbs and is perfect for a Keto Diet. It helps give a more traditional texture and that’s why I use it so often. Check out all the Keto Oat Fiber Recipes you can make!To get the best results, it’s best to use oat fiber if you can. If you’re unable to find it, try a combination of psyllium husk powder and coconut flour. Since both are very absorbent, you might have to add more liquid.

Nutrition FactsKeto Ricotta Almond Pancakes (Gluten Free)Amount Per ServingCalories 258Calories from Fat 180% Daily Value*Fat 20g31%Saturated Fat 8g50%Carbohydrates 10g3%Fiber 5g21%Sugar 1g1%Protein 11g22%