Chocolate Chip Keto Pancake Mix from Birch Benders

Birch Bender's Keto Chocolate Chip Pancakes | ketocat.com | Cat Ellis

Sometimes, you just need chocolate chip pancakes. My daughter is home from school for a few weeks and feeling sad about it. So, I grabbed a bag of keto-friendly, chocolate chip pancake mix by Birch Benders, and we got busy in the kitchen. Within a few minutes, she was smiling again. I mean, who doesn’t smile for pancakes?

Birch Benders Chocolate Chip Keto Pancake Mix

While I have several keto pancake mixes kicking around in my pantry, I bought a bunch of Birch Benders (3-pack) chocolate chip pancake mixes for my long term storage. Since the pandemic, I have put more emphasis on shelf-stable pantry items for times when my favorite fresh keto items may not be available.

Keto Maple Syrup and Keto Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix | ketocat.com

Birch Benders’ chocolate chip pancake mix only requires water (I used coconut milk) and maybe some butter or MCT oil in your skillet to make. If you have a nonstick skillet, like I do, you don’t even need that. Most mixes still require a couple of eggs. But, fewer inputs are better for emergency food storage.  Or, just your average Friday morning.

Today, I used Kerry Gold butter in my skillet. It wasn’t necessary, but I just love the flavor of butter on my pancakes. Plus, fat is a good thing on keto!

Keto Maple Syrup and Keto Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix | ketocat.com

I topped them off with Wholesome Yum’s keto maple syrup. I used my electric skillet and my 4″ silicone rings. Using these silicone rings, the mix makes between 8 to 10 pancakes, depending on how much you fill the rings. The uniform size I get from using the rings makes fridge and/or freezer storage much easier.

How to Store Pancakes for Easy Keto Breakfasts

The instructions on the bag make either half the bag or the full bag of pancake mix. Anything I can make ahead of time, I do. So, I just make the whole bag and store the rest. If you plan to use these up in a few days, just keep them in your fridge in a closed container. I like to put a piece of wax paper in between. Reheat in a toaster or oven.

To store the pancakes in the freezer, stack pancakes with a piece wax paper in between, and place in a freezer bag with as much air pushed out as you can. The wax paper is important for freezer storage, or they will stick together and you’ll have a mess when you go to make them. Write the use-by date on the freezer bag. I do 6 months, but I’ve never had them in the freezer long enough to know. Defrost the night before in the fridge, and reheat in a toaster or oven.

Net Carbs

For 2 pancakes with butter and keto syrup, this comes out to about 8 net carbs. These are very filling with plenty of fats and protein. If you are doing 3 meals a day, you may want to eat just 1 pancake. If you are doing intermittent fasting with a late morning meal and early evening dinner, two pancakes should easily hold you over until suppertime.

About the author

Keto Cat

I'm Cat, and I have lost over 90lbs so far eating a keto diet with intermittent fasting. This lifestyle has allowed me to reverse my PCOS and type 2 diabetes symptoms. I post keto-friendly recipes, keto tools, my weightloss journey, and my whole-body makeover here on KetoCat.com.

Click here to add a comment

Leave a comment: