Carnivore Beef Liver Pancakes

Prep time: 5 mins      Cook time: 15 mins      Rest time: 5 mins     Total time: 25 mins

Macronutrients per serving: 74g fat | 40g protein | 0g carbohydrates

Servings: 1

Make it AIP or Dairy-Free: Use animal fat other than ghee or butter

The most nutrient-dense pancakes you will ever eat!

What you need to make Carnivore Beef Liver Pancakes

Ingredients:

Equipment:

Substitutions

You can substitute the ghee for your animal fat of choice, although I do highly recommend ghee with this recipe due to its sweet and buttery flavor.

How to make Carnivore Beef Liver Pancakes

To start – blend the raw liver, eggs, 3 tbsp of ghee (room temperature/softened), and a dash of sea salt (or salt of choice) in a blender until smooth. No liver chunks should be left. You may find a few stragglers when you pour out the batter, so you may have to go through a few rounds of blending.

Make as you would normal pancakes at medium heat, with the exception of cook time and resting from heat**.

**Important notes:

Beef liver cooks VERY quickly, so these pancakes will cook fast (usually about 15-20 seconds per side). Sometimes slightly more or less. You’ll know to flip it when the batter starts to bubble and the bottom of the pancake has solidified.

These pancakes like a lot of fat while cooking, so between every 1-2 pancakes, I add some ghee to the pan.

Between each pancake, I let the pan rest from heat for about 10 seconds. I pour the next pancake onto the pan while it is removed from heat, and after about 5 seconds, I add the pan back to heat. This prevents the pancake batter from sizzling, cooking too fast, and burning.

I usually pour about 1/4 cup of batter per pancake. One batch makes about 6 pancakes. The pictured stack is a double batch.

Top with ghee, and honey if you tolerate it/prefer. Enjoy!

Looking for an even sweeter version? Try Beef Liver Pancakes with Strawberry Glaze or Jumbo Banana Beef Liver Pancakes with Fried Bananas, Bacon, and Whipped Cream Drizzle.

Tips to make the best Carnivore Beef Liver Pancakes

  • When making the batter, make sure you blend it until smooth. No liver chunks should be left. You may find a few stragglers when you pour out the batter, so you may have to go through a few rounds of blending.
  • Expect to drastically shorten your cooking time compared to normal pancakes. Beef liver cooks very quickly, so these pancakes will cook in seconds. It usually takes about 15-20 seconds or so per side. Sometimes slightly more or less. You’ll know to flip it when the batter starts to bubble and the bottom of the pancake has solidified.
  • These pancakes like a lot of fat while cooking, so between every 1-2 pancakes, add some ghee to the pan.
  • Between each pancake, I let the pan rest from heat for about 10 seconds. I pour the next pancake onto the pan while it is removed from heat, and after about 5 seconds, I add the pan back to heat. This prevents the pancake batter from sizzling, cooking too fast, and burning.
  • I usually pour about 1/4 cup of batter per pancake. One batch makes about 6 pancakes. The pictured stack is a double batch.

A few of my other favorite Carnivore recipes:

Carnivore Beef Liver Waffles

Crunchy Beef Bars

Carnivore Baguettes

Carnivore Beef Liver Pancakes

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4.85 from 13 votes

Carnivore Beef Liver Pancakes

The most nutrient-dense pancakes you will ever eat!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Resting Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Food Type: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet Preference: Carnivore, Gluten-Free, Keto, Nightshade-Free, Nut-Free, Paleo, Sugar-Free, Zero Carb
Servings: 1

Equipment

  • Cooking Pan
  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 3 oz raw beef liver
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp grass-fed ghee
  • sea salt

Instructions

Notes

**Important notes:
Beef liver cooks VERY quickly, so these pancakes will cook fast (usually about 15-20 seconds per side). Sometimes slightly more or less. You'll know to flip it when the batter starts to bubble and the bottom of the pancake has solidified.
These pancakes like a lot of fat while cooking, so between every 1-2 pancakes, add some ghee to the pan.
Between each pancake, I let the pan rest from heat for about 10 seconds. I pour the next pancake onto the pan while it is removed from heat, and after about 5 seconds, I add the pan back to heat. This prevents the pancake batter from sizzling, cooking too fast, and burning.
I usually pour about 1/4 cup of batter per pancake. One batch makes about 6 pancakes. The pictured stack is a double batch.

What I used for this recipe:

Looking for some more easy Carnivore eats? Try one of these recipes:

Carnivore Beef Liver Waffles

Crunchy Beef Bars

Carnivore Baguettes

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Ashley Rothstein
Ashley Rothstein

Ashley Rothstein develops tasty, whole food, animal-based, fat-filled recipes that include a moderate amount of minimally toxic plant foods. To fix her own health issues, she bounced around between the carnivore, keto, and paleo diets for a few years. After experiencing and studying each diet philosophy, she learned she feels her best by merging the three and following an animal-based diet with time-restricted feeding. As a glut at heart, she likes to channel her creativity and create meals that are healthy but also satisfy her inner gluttonous spirits.

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20 Comments

  1. Andrea Diaz
    May 17, 2021 / 6:14 pm

    5 stars
    Absolutely love this recipe! There isn’t an overwhelming taste of beef liver in these pancakes which is why I love it so much!

  2. Weam
    May 17, 2021 / 7:24 pm

    5 stars
    I love this recipe! I drizzle a little honey on top of it and it’s tastes like heaven!

  3. Analisa
    May 17, 2021 / 8:42 pm

    5 stars
    Amazing!!!! Pancakes without the guilt. I made these three days in a row. Best way to get your organ meat.

  4. Bryan
    May 17, 2021 / 9:57 pm

    5 stars
    Hallelujah! Super fun and tasty way to eat beef liver. I top mine with honey and bananas if I’ve got em. This is a great way to entice your loved ones to eat liver if they’re hesitant about the taste.

  5. Sabrina Jeffery
    May 17, 2021 / 10:21 pm

    5 stars
    I really enjoyed this recipe! I usually do not prefer the taste of liver but its hidden so well 🙂 Definitely want to make these again soon

  6. Tom
    May 18, 2021 / 7:16 pm

    5 stars
    I loved this recipe! Of course I put to much liver in in because I had that much laying in the fridge… so I topped it with some more fruit then recommended…

  7. Sarah
    May 19, 2021 / 12:42 am

    5 stars
    I have loved making these! I’ve found that following the recipe exactly as it is written will make the best batter and stack. It’s hard to believe I’m eating eggs and liver and it’s really nice to have a truly healthy alternative to our traditional pancake Saturday.

  8. Martha
    May 23, 2021 / 6:36 pm

    5 stars
    Amazing! I tried this to try to sneak some liver into my kids’ diets. They loved it! We make it often now because they enjoy it so much. Sometimes I change it up and add banana in the batter.

  9. May 30, 2021 / 3:45 pm

    5 stars
    Such a great idea! I’ll use rendered fat instead of ghee. Thanks for sharing the idea!

  10. May 30, 2021 / 3:56 pm

    These are beautiful! They look so conventional! My sweetheart loves pancakes, and these could help with the transition into carnivore. Thanks for sharing your success!

  11. May 30, 2021 / 4:25 pm

    Myoglobin is entirely unappetizing to me, much like how some people react to liver. (I love raw liver)

    I had collected a lot of myoglobin and wanted to use it for something. I thought of blood pudding. I scrambled egg yolks with the myoglobin (I had strained the broth from it) and salt, and it looked like pancake batter, so I fried it in butter. It came out as gorgeous delicious pancakes! You might want to try it.

    • Grace
      May 30, 2021 / 4:26 pm

      It was myoglobin from cooked meat.

    • Ashley Rothstein
      Author
      May 30, 2021 / 8:21 pm

      Thank you for the suggestion! This sounds interesting.

  12. August 27, 2021 / 6:48 pm

    5 stars
    You would never know these had liver in them!! Fantastic and practical recipe! 100% recommend

  13. Suzy
    January 3, 2022 / 10:34 pm

    5 stars
    I made a batch of batter and used 1/2 of it for supper last night, then the other half for lunch today. And I’ve shared the recipe 3x with various Fb groups too. Thank you! You know folks with think you’re a bit strange at first, but they certainly will get it when they it!

  14. Lewis
    January 11, 2022 / 1:14 pm

    Honestly flabbergasted… I was almost certain that this recipe would not be able to disguise the liver, but I was wrong and never been happier. My girlfriend and I have been kind of treating them like crepes and haven’t done the same topping configuration yet. Also, while the recipe calls for 3oz liver, 3 eggs, 4 tbsp butter… My access to liver is by the pound… so I made all of it. By the end of the process, I used and entire box of butter. Some to blend with the recipe, the rest to cook the pancakes. Blew my mind a little

  15. Eda
    February 6, 2022 / 1:00 am

    This recipe is awesome!!! ive done it with both liver and brain and its soooo delish
    nice to eat some more ‘normalish’ food on carnivore

  16. March 3, 2022 / 6:01 am

    5 stars
    Honestly I was blown away when I tasted these. I made them not expecting to really be eating “pancakes” that morning. It was a total surprise when they actually tasted, and looked, like pancakes. They were great and definitely a fantastic way to get liver in your diet. Thank you!!

    • Ashley Rothstein
      Author
      March 4, 2022 / 11:18 pm

      Glad you enjoyed them. 🙂

  17. Samantha
    July 4, 2022 / 9:25 pm

    3 stars
    I really wanted to like this. I abhor liver and was hoping to be able to tolerate it with this recipe. I tried, but for me the taste of liver was not disguised. They came out perfectly crepe-like, golden, everything beautiful. I spent 20 minutes eating maybe 3 small ones literally gagging over the liver taste the whole time. Then one of the gags brought stuff up and the rest was given to the dogs. They loved it though!

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