Morning Glory Almond Flour Pancakes (+ GIVEAWAY!)

Gluten Free Morning Glory Pancakes

You….yeah, you… You ring my bell. Life has been a hustle and bustle lately and I certainly hope I’m not the only one who feels as though she’s gone through the spin cycle….7 times in a row.  The great news is The Pancake Project is back…for one last go. That’s right folks, this is my last Pancake Project post (for now) and with it, I have an even bigger Bob’s Red Mill Giveaway!!

As much fun as I have had creating these little circles of joy, it is time for pancakes and I to part ways momentarily. Will I be posting more gluten-free pancakes in the future? Yoooooou betcha.

For you newbies: Bob’s Red Mill sponsored The Pancake Project through supplying me with the flours and nut meals I used to create my pancake recipes. Each Friday, I have posted a gluten-free pancake recipe, and along with each recipe, they Bob’s Red Mill has hosted a giveaway of their products.  All opinions about Bob’s Red Mill products are my own. I have had wonderful experiences with their products and friendly staff. BRM will forever hold a great chunk of my pantry real estate! Hip hip hoooooooooooorah!

Besides having one heckofa giveaway for you, I want to share what I have learned along the way during this gluten-free pancake extravaganza. First and foremost, I learned that you LOVE pancakes. Love with a capital L, you la la la looooooove them!  Stacked high and mighty. This leads me to the next learned item, which is that you all love pancakes not only because they’re freaking delicious but also because you have very fond memories of them. Pancakes are a Memory Maker.

Some of you shared very heart-warming stories about making pancakes with your parents and grandparents when you were young. Some of you shared the kinds of pancakes you make with your children now. Reading these comments brought tears to my eyes and I truly appreciate you sharing with me.

When I was a kid, my family made pancakes, crepes or waffles every weekend. My sister, two brothers and I each had a different take on pancake toppings.  I “eeeeewed” my brother, Paul’s pancakes every time he spread peanut butter on them. Forgive me, Paul, I knew not what I would become. And I gawked over Laura’s powdered sugar pancakes. My sis knows what’s up!

I was a butter and maple syrup purist; there had to be the perfect ratio of butter to pancake to syrup or else my chi was just thrown right off.  I’d watch our cats lay in the sun next to the sliding glass door while my parents made breakfast and all of us offspring would be glued to the kitchen, still half asleep and ready to get our paws on a stack of fluffy pancakes. These are my pancake mementos. Thank you for telling me yours!

Many of you who made my pancake recipes gave me feedback on what you liked or what you did differently to improve the recipe. This was AWESOME… I thrive on your feedback whether it’s positive or negative. The pomegranate syrup did not turn out for those who tried it, someone had to thin out the batter for the Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes using milk because it was too thick; overall, your favorite pancakes were the Almond Flour Pancakes and the Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes.

So let’s nostalgically recap the Pancake Project and discuss how all these hotcakes ranked.

Week 1: Cranberry Orange Oat Flour Pancakes

Week 2: Bacon & Egg Buckwheat Pancakes

Week 3: Almond Flour Pancakes

Week 4: Lemon Poppy Seed Coconut Flour Pancakes

Week 5: Cornbread Flapjacks

Week 6: Garbanzo Bean Flour Pancakes with Pear Topping

Week 7: Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes

Week 8:  Peanut Butter & Jelly Pancakes

Week 9: Pina Colada Pancakes

Week 10: Morning Glory Pancakes

Your Top Three:

1. Almond Flour Pancakes. You took these pancakes viral. You pinned them over 1,000 times, tweeted, facebooked, commented, made them for breakfast. Thank you!

2. Lemon Poppy Seed Coconut Flour Pancakes. Also viral.

3. Cornbread Flapjacks

My Top Three:  (you guessed it) Peanut Butter & Jelly Pancakes followed closely by Pina Colada Pancakes, and finally Almond Flour Pancakes. His Top Three: The ol’ boyfriend preferred the Strawberry Shortcake followed by the PB&J and then the Almond Flour Pancakes. Although the story seems to change with each passing day, so let’s just say you should make em all!!

In one month, I’ve made Morning Glory Pancakes four times. Take all the ingredients you would put in morning glory muffins and stick em in a pancake.  Yessss! You know when you agonize over silly things like which photos out of the four batches to post? How about I stop obsessing and give you photos from two of the shoots? Sure!

Gluten Free Morning Glory Pancakes

Giveaway Details:

Being as this is the last week of the Pancake Project, Bob’s Red Mill and I have a bigger than usual giveaway for you! One lucky winner will be randomly selected and will receive the following Bob’s Red Mill products:

1 bag Bob’s Red Mill Almond Meal

1 bag Bob’s Red Mill Coconut Flour

1 bag Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour

1 bag Bob’s Red Mill Brown Rice Flour

That’s a whoooooole lotta pancake lovin!

To enter the giveaway, all you need to do is leave me a comment bellow.  For bonus entries, you may (but do not have to) do each of the following, leaving me a comment each time you do:

  1. Like Bob’s Red Mill on Facebook
  2. Follow Bob’s Red Mill on Twitter
  3. Follow Bob’s Red Mill on Pinterest
  4. Like The Roasted Root on Facebook
  5. Follow The Roasted Root on Twitter
  6. Follow The Roasted Root on Pinterest
  7. Subscribe to The Roasted Root through email (you can sign up using the subscription box in my sidebar).

Note that each of these actions counts as an entry, so leave me a comment each time you do one of the above. If you already follow Bob’s Red Mill or me through a social network, you can leave freebee comments.

And that’s all she wrote, folks! I have loved pancaking with you and will definitely be pancaking in the future. I hope you give these gluten-free love cakes a try and when you do, let me know your thoughts. Next on the agenda: lots and lots and lots of vegetables. Ooo la la!

Gluten Free Morning Glory Pancakes

Morning Glory Pancakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 pancakes


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 tablespoon agave
  • ½ cup apple chopped (about ¾ worth of chopped apple)
  • ¼ cup finely shredded carrot about half a carrot
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ½ cup brown rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Combine egg, almond milk, zest, shredded carrot, agave, and apples in a mixing bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients (all dry ingredients including raisins) and mix together.
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet, stirring just until combined (don’t over-mix, now!)
  4. In a large skillet, heat butter or oil to medium heat.
  5. Pour ¼ cup portions of the batter into the skillet and cook until the sides firm up, about 3 to 5 minutes (If you wiggle a spatula under the pancake and it looks like it is going to lose its form, then it is not ready to flip).
  6. Carefully flip and cook another 2 minutes or so, until pancakes are cooked all the way through.
  7. Repeat with remaining batter
  8. Serve with butter, honey or maple syrup.

A winner for the giveaway will be randomly selected on Wednesday 3/27 and notified through email!

Aside: Thank you for your heartfelt comments on my mom’s Oatmeal Walnut Muffin Recipe!  You made our hearts fill with joy!

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  1. Lawre O'Leary

    I love your pancakes.. Yea, pancakes in general. Now I love that is good to love them.. Thank you and BRM….

  2. Lawre O'Leary

    I am now following BRM on Pinterest….. Having trouble finding the roasted root.. I will keep looking

  3. Lawre O'Leary

    Ok, I am now fooling the roasted root on Pinterest.. I found it through your name….. And then I saw the little icons here to make it easy… Duhhhhh, do I know what I am doing.. Guess not!!

    1. Julia Post author

      Lawre, I don’t think it’s you! Pinterest has a new “look” and I’m having a difficult time finding the “follow” button too! Glad you figured it out…now it’s my turn to see how it all works! 🙂

  4. Terri

    When I was diagnosed with celiac I thought my pancake days were over…..not hardly! It’s been a year now and I’ve had pancakes just about every weekend. Love, Love all pancakes. I love Bobs Red Mill products. Every gluten free project is made with BRM ingredients. So far I perfected everything I was used to eating before my gluten free diagnosis. Thanks to Bobs Red Mill it’s all good….Thanks to you I’ve added a few new recipes. Yummy yum!

  5. Tiffany Millspaugh

    I make pancakes for my 2yr old frequently since they are one of her favorites. I’m always adding different stuff, so I can’t wait to try these. We aren’t gluten free, but I want to try to make the change while my kids are still young & haven’t gotten a taste for all the bad for you, but delicious treats.

  6. Megan

    These look delish and right up my alley. Can’t wait to bake again with all my BRM when we return stateside!

  7. Abby

    Sniff, I’ll miss pancake friday! I’m a slacker in the pancake dept but I’m still eyeing up those almond ones and the savory buckwheat ones, they’d put such a twist on our usual breakfast (cereal…) Love seeing what you come up with every week, great recipes girl!

  8. Brek

    I honestly can’t think of a better way to wake up in the morning… Morning glory muffins are my absolute FAVE, but pancakes?! Gosh, I love Fridays.

    I’m excited to see what sort of fun weekly dish you’ll be cooking up next!

    Thank you so much for the post! We are so grateful for the time & heart you put into your posts!

  9. Bella

    I follow you and bob red mill on all the social networks :()))
    So I guess I am good to go :))))
    I will call that project my Sunday morning Loving :))))

  10. Stephie @ EYHO

    And I follow you on pinterest!


    Can you tell I really want some flour? It would probably have been faster and easier to just beg you to put in my contact with your BRM friends, haha! xoxo.

    1. Julia

      LOL, you’re too sweet! BRM flours are definitely worth gawking over! I reckon I can send some BRM love your way! 🙂

  11. Anna @ ApronHearts

    Your Morning Glory Pancakes look Amazing!! I “discovered” the magic of (Bob’s) almond flour not so long time ago and it has become one of my gluten free favorites. Since it’s the Pancake Project finale I must say that you did a wonderful job!!

  12. a farmer in the dell

    A single tear. I’m sad the pancake project is over, but I’m excited to see what else you have up your sleeves lady. Morning glory muffins bring back all sorts of memories of my childhood. They were my favorite muffin and my mom still makes them for me to this day whenever I go home to visit. A pancake version is genius! I love everything about this recipe!

  13. felice

    wish i had known about your pancake project before the last week…
    good stuff.
    (i like 100% pure, locally sourced, maple syrup… warmed)
    nice to see more blogs addressing dietary limitations (and not just those of the chosen variety)

  14. felice

    and, finally, now following the roasted root on pinterest.
    (can you tell how much i would love to win that package?)

  15. margaret

    And follow BRM on twitter. Just made Garbanzo bean pancakes for the first time this week. So tender.

  16. Jenny

    These look delicious!! I’m always on the lookout for new and exciting gluten free recipes. Can’t wait to try them!

  17. zosia

    Thank you for all your pancake recipes and this giveaway. It’s been great to have a tasty breakfast for my father, who is transitioning into a gluten-free diet.

  18. zosia

    I’ve prescribed to the Roasted Root through email (you can sign up using the subscription box in my sidebar).

  19. Sugaretal more pancakes! Very sad:-( Touched to read about your family. And your pancakes are so creative and tempting. I am inspired to try out some. Look forward to a few more such projects in future:-)

  20. Jeffrey

    Oh boy do I love pancakes! We usually have them as a breakfast for dinner meal because the stack I usually consume would have me sleeping by lunch time! I really don’t have a favorite either, they can have fruit, vegetables, meat, it doesn’t matter. That’s one thing that is wonderful about them, a blank canvas, add what you like or what you have too much of in the fridge!

  21. Baltic Maid

    I have been working on using less gluten in my diet. And I am new to using different types of flour. I love your pancake series, so many inspirations. All so tasty and pretty 🙂

  22. Rachel

    It has been so much fun to follow along with the Pancake Project. I have yet to delve into the world of gluten-free flours and look forward to working with some of them! Thanks, Julia!

  23. Vanessa

    Wonderful recipe,love your blog.*__*
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin???
    let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa

  24. Gisel

    I’m so happy to find you. These recipes are sooo great and totally healthy! I’m teaching my little princess how to eat in a healthy way and this information is wonderful. Thank You for sharing!

  25. Pamela Joy

    I was thrilled to find the gluten free recipes , my niece just went gluten free 6 months ago and I am always sending recipes on to her.

  26. Libby

    I don’t know how I found you but I’m really glad that I did…you have some awesome recipes and great things to look at on Pinterest too. My Hubby was very recently diagnosed with an allergy to wheat so I’m having to research new ways to create old recipes and of course along the way I am finding new recipes. I’ve been to the market three times this week and I find myself needing to go again today so I can make Morning Glory pancakes for brunch tomoorrow.

    1. Julia Post author

      Thanks so much for the compliments, Libby!! I’m glad I could be of some help. On my mom’s side of the family, we have several people who have wheat allergies and I don’t think I myself am allergic, but like many people I simply feel better when I leave wheat completely out of my diet. Gluten-free pancakes have been a really fun experiment and it’s amazing how incredible they taste – I think they turn out way better than regular pancakes! Thanks so much for stopping by, give your hubby my regards and let me know if you have any question in your gluten-free pancake quest!! 🙂

  27. Libby

    Hi Julia,

    I made the Morning Glory pancakes this morning for my Hubby and we both LOVED them!!! Wow!!! Great flavor and I will make them again!!! One thing that I noticed about my Hubby right away was that his face is no longer breaking out. The PA thought he had a case of ‘adult acne’ so he was being treated accordingly to the symptoms but after three days of no wheat in his diet; the ‘acne’ is disappearing and from what I’ve read this ‘acne’ can actually be blisters from the allergic reaction to the wheat.

    I can’t wait to have time to read the rest of your blog so I can create more recipes. I’ve been using Bob’s Red Mill products all along but had never ventured into the GF flours until today!!! Thanks for sharing!!! I appreciate your efforts.

    1. Julia Post author

      Libby, I’m so glad you liked them!! Morning glory muffins are one of my favorites, so when I started The Pancake Project, I knew I’d have to make a morning glory pancake. They’re one of the few pancakes that I think are incredibly delicious all by themselves, hot or cold! Wheat seems to be on all over the radar now as a cause of health issues; I myself notice I have clearer skin when I keep wheat out of my diet entirely…my mood is better and I have more energy! If your husband has already noticed a difference in his skin, I can only imagine his body will begin feeling better and better too each day as he continues to eat a gluten-free diet. Thanks so much for the feedback and feel free to give me a shout any time if you have any questions!!

  28. Sylvia @

    Hi Julia! Holy pancakes, these look good! My tummy and I love that they are gluten-free. I’m always looking for some good gluten-free pancake recipes and now I know where to go! Thank you!

  29. Starla

    Pancakes are the world’s most versatile food. You can nosh on them for breakfast, slap a couple together with meat and cheese for lunch, use them as dessert or dunk them in your chili or soup. I can’t think of any day I wouldn’t eat a pancake…
    Thanks for sharing all of the wonderful recipes and for the added dose of humor!

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