18 Keto-Friendly Pantry Recipes
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18 Keto-Friendly Pantry Recipes

Your pantry is probably getting a lot more love than it’s used to nowadays. With the stay at home orders, and most people avoiding grocery shopping, stocking up has become the new norm. 

While most people have their pantries stocked with rice and beans and high-carb snacks like chips and crackers, a keto pantry is going to have a very different look. 

Taking a gander into a well-stocked keto pantry, you’ll find essentials like nuts, seeds, canned fish, oils, nut butter, almond meal, herbs, spices, and protein powder. 

So what do you do with all these pantry goodies? Well, there is plenty you can do. In fact, you could cook yourself up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, almost exclusively using pantry items as your ingredients. 

Pantry Breakfast Recipes

You would be surprised by how many breakfast recipes call primarily for pantry items. You may have to grab an ingredient or two out of the refrigerator, but for the most part, these breakfast options come straight out of the cabinet.

#1 Low-Carb N’Oatmeal

This low-carb n’oatmeal recipe makes an excellent replacement for the traditional pantry breakfast staple, oatmeal. Using exclusively pantry-friendly ingredients you can mix and match your topping and choice of nut butter for a variety of different flavors. 

#2 Keto Pancakes

In good times or bad, pancake breakfasts give you a reason to gather around the table and enjoy each other’s company. These keto pancakes are light, fluffy, and butter, and they’re ready in just 15 minutes

#3 Vanilla Protein Waffles

You may not have enough eggs in your refrigerator to make scrambles and frittatas every morning. However, you can still get a hit of protein for breakfast with these vanilla protein waffles, which pack 17 grams of protein per serving. And the best part? They only call for one egg.

#4 Chocolate Almond Smoothie Bowl

While most smoothie bowls are made with frozen fruit, this chocolate almond smoothie bowl is based around protein powder and pantry items like cacao powder, chia seeds, almond milk, and nut butter. 

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Sure, if you happen to have some berries you can throw them on there too. 

#5 Crunchy Coconut Cluster Keto Cereal

Cereal is one of the best breakfast comfort foods. You can make it a meal, grab some as an afternoon snack, or use it as a topping for chia seed pudding or smoothies. 

This crunchy coconut cluster keto cereal is packed with fiber and protein and includes some pantry favorites like shredded coconut, pumpkin seeds, and MCT Oil Powder.

#6 Superfood Pumpkin Waffles

These delicious and filling superfood pumpkin waffles are the perfect example of the hidden treasures that may be hiding in your pantry. With ingredients like pumpkin puree, microgreens powder, and full-fat coconut milk, they provide a boost of nutrition while satisfying your cravings for some warm and crispy waffles.

Pantry Lunch and Dinner Recipes

Okay, for these recipes you may have to journey into your refrigerator for some ingredients, but they’re still made with mostly pantry ingredients. 

#7 Salmon Patties

These salmon patties can be prepared with either fresh salmon or canned salmon. Obviously, for the pantry edition you can go with the canned variety. Just be sure to choose BPA-free cans and fish that’s wild-caught. 

Spice them up with your favorite flavors, have fun with what’s already in your pantry. 

#8 Oven Baked Naan

Indian food is packed with delicious flavors, but naan bread has to be one of the most enticing options on the menu. It’s soft, chewy, and typically loaded with carbs. This oven-baked keto naan, however, has only eight grams of net carbs per serving. 

Use it as a side to one of your favorite Indian dishes, or just slather some butter or ghee on there and make it a hearty snack. 

#9 Chili Lime Tuna Salad

Tuna salad is the ultimate pantry meal. Pull out all your favorite herbs and spices, mix it up, add nuts and seeds, or follow this recipe to the T. Either way, if you’re looking for a protein-packed meal option, tuna salad is your quick and easy solution. 

#10 Creamy Keto Crab Dip

What’s that can of crab meat doing that’s been sitting in your pantry for a year? It’s time to pull that out for a little treat yourself moment. Pair this creamy keto crab dip recipe with some chopped veggies or your favorite keto crackers.

#11 Garlic Breadsticks

If you’ve got cheese in your refrigerator that’s looking for a purpose — these breadsticks are the answer. With only 5 grams of net carbs per serving, these cheesy, garlic breadsticks make a mouth-watering appetizer, side dish, or snack. 

#12 Brown Butter Buffalo Bites

While most of the ingredients in these buffalo bites appear to come from the refrigerator, with a couple of tweaks, this can actually become a pantry-friendly recipe. First, if you don’t have fresh garlic cloves on hand, go for garlic powder. Second, if you don’t have any grass-fed butter in your refrigerator, opt instead for ghee. 

As for the cauliflower, fresh is always best for this recipe, but you could try it with frozen.

Pantry Dessert and Snack Recipes

If you want to satisfy your sweet tooth or are looking for some simple keto snacks, look no further than your trusty pantry.

#13 3-Ingredient Keto Mocha Chia Pudding

This 3-ingredient chia pudding recipe could not be more simple. In fact, you can think of it as a starting point to add any ingredients that are calling to you. Some fantastic add-ons include shredded coconut, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, cacao powder, and crushed walnuts.

#14 Blueberry Muffins with Collagen

Blueberry muffins are always a fan favorite, so why not add a little protein? While muffins are typically seen as a breakfast food, this recipe is so delectable it can second as a dessert. Pulling from some pantry staples like flax meal, almond flour,  Perfect Keto Vanilla Collagen, and monk fruit — these muffins are both nutritious and delicious. 

#15 Avocado Brownies

Looking for a good use for those avocados? If your avocados are ripe and you’re not quite sure what to do with them, it’s time to get the pantry involved. 

This avocado brownie recipe turns traditional brownies on their head with healthy fats and a creamy mouthfeel.

#16 Keto Nut Butter Cookies

This nut butter cookie recipe requires only four ingredients — three of which you’ll find right in your pantry. If you want to spice them up with a little cinnamon or nutmeg no ones going to stop you — but they truly are delicious as-is. 

#17 No-Bake Pumpkin Protein Bites

If you’re short on time, but your sweet tooth needs some attention, these no-bake protein bites are the perfect solution. Ready in just ten minutes, this is another pantry-exclusive recipe that’s no-fuss and all flavor.

#18 Keto Buckeyes: Chocolate Nut Candies

If you’re short on time, but your sweet tooth needs some attention, these no-bake protein bites are the perfect solution. Ready in just ten minutes, this is another pantry-exclusive recipe that’s no-fuss and all flavor.

Nuts and chocolate are the ultimate flavor combo, and these buckeye candies nail it with cocoa powder, nuts, almond butter, and of course … chocolate. 

Keto Pantry Staples To Stock Up On

The best part about pantry staples is the fact that you can stock up without having to worry about your food expiring.  Most pantry staples are good for months, if not years. 

And you can get many of them delivered to your door from Amazon. This means you get to buy in bulk, save a buck, and never have to worry about running out of food. Some essential keto pantry items to make sure you have on hand include:

Baking Supplies

Almond Flour

Coconut flour

Baking powder

Baking soda

Cocoa powder

Stevia, monk fruit sweetener, swerve,or erythritol

Unsweetened chocolate chips

Fats and Oils

Coconut oil

Avocado oil

Sesame oil Ghee

Olive oil

Coconut butter

Herbs and Spices

Salt

Pepper

Oregano

Basil

Paprika

Cinnamon

Nutmeg

Parsley

Chili

Sauces and Condiments

Coconut aminos

Hot sauce

Coconut cream

Coconut milk 

Almond milk

Bone broth or chicken stock

Mayonnaise 

Nuts and Seeds

Flax seeds

Chia seeds

Shredded coconut

Macadamia nuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, cashews etc. 

Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, 

Nut butter

Keto Essentials

Perfect Keto Whey Protein

Perfect Keto MCT Oil Powder

Perfect Keto Collagen Powder

Perfect Keto Exogenous Ketones

Canned Goods

Tuna

Salmon

Sardines

Olives

Mackerel

The Takeaway

Don’t let those pantry items go to waste. It’s all too easy to stock up the kitchen and then get intimidated when it comes time to cook. 

While your pantry items will hold the longest shelf life, their value doesn’t lie in taking up space, use them to enhance your meals and increase the variety in your day to day meal planning. 

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