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Paleo Almond Flour Pancakes

Grain-free, gluten-free refined sugar-free almond flour pancakes. This easy and delicious paleo pancake recipe is sure to please the whole family!

These almond flour pancakes have been a staple in my household since circa 2011. They’re light, fluffy, moist, and (do I daresay) indistinguishable from pancakes made with all-purpose flour. You’ll just have to taste them to believe it!

I have included a recipe video here to show you the process of making these grain-free almond flour pancakes from start to finish. Check out the video and get the full recipe at the end of this post!

 

After years of cooking and baking grain-free, I’ve found the combination of almond flour and tapioca flour yields an incredible texture that very closely mimics wheat flour. The fact that almond flour is so versatile and has a great nutrient profile makes it one of my kitchen staples.

Almond Flour Pancakes - paleo, gluten free, refined sugar free, dairy free, super light, fluffy, and delicious

Almond flour pancakes are a weekly event in my household. Grain-Free and paleo friendly, these pancakes only require a few basic ingredients. They’re perfect for sharing with friends and family who have dietary restrictions and are a safe bet for entertaining for brunch.

Almond Flour Pancakes - paleo, gluten free, refined sugar free, dairy free, super light, fluffy, and healthy

I like to make the pancake batter in my blender but you can also mix it together in a mixing bowl. The blender approach is simply a low-fuss and minimal cleanup method, but it’s certainly not required!

 

Almond Flour Pancakes - paleo, gluten free, refined sugar free, dairy free, super light, fluffy, and healthy

How to Make Almond Flour Pancakes:

Simply add your ingredients to your blender and blend just until the batter is smooth.

Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-low heat and add a generous amount of coconut oil to fully coat the surface.

Measure out a scant ¼ cup of batter and pour it on the hot skillet. Allow the batter to cook a couple of minutes, until you can tell the pancakes are setting up.

Carefully flip the pancakes and cook them on the other side for another minute or two, until they’re cooked through. Repeat this process for the remaining batter.

This recipe turns out with such amazing texture, even pancake aficionados won’t be able to tell they’re grain-free.

Almond Flour Pancakes - paleo, gluten free, refined sugar free, dairy free, super light, fluffy, and nutritious

 

Tips for Preparing These Paleo Pancakes:

  • Because these pancakes are made from a nut meal, the flavor and texture are both nutty, so aren’t quite as soft as a pancake made with all-purpose flour. I made a note in the recipe that you can add a couple tablespoons of tapioca flour if you’d like. While you don’t have to use tapioca flour to make this recipe work, it does help bind the pancakes and also makes them a bit lighter and fluffier.
  • For those of you who have trouble getting the pancakes to flip without breaking, I’d recommend adding tapioca flour. It isn’t a necessary ingredient but does step up the pancake game just a bit. Tapioca flour is still considered paleo-friendly, so if you follow a grain-free, paleo or primal diet, it doesn’t pose a problem.

Recipe Adaptations:

  • Replace the unsweetened almond milk with cashew milk, walnut milk, coconut milk, or any of your favorite non-dairy milks.
  • You can substitute the almond flour for hazelnut flour with a 1:1 ratio if you’d like.
  • If your pancake batter is very watery, add more almond flour or tapioca flour until it thickens. Various brands have different grinds of almond meals/flours, which may result in various consistencies. If you make this recipe using a meal/flour that is not this exact brand, you may end up with varied results. You can also use a small amount (1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon) of coconut flour to help thicken the batter as well.
  • I love topping the pancakes with sliced banana, blueberries, chopped roasted almonds, and a drizzle of pure maple syrup, but you can get creative with your toppings.

Almond Flour Pancakes - paleo, gluten free, refined sugar free, dairy free, super light, fluffy, and healthy for breakfast or snack

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Enjoy!

xo

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Almond Flour Pancakes

Yield: 10 Medium-Sized Pancakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Grain-free almond flour pancakes are moist, fluffy, and packed with fiber and protein!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 3 Tbsp tapioca flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or canned coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup, optional
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract, optional

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend just until the batter is smooth. (Note: you can mix everything in a mixing bowl if you don't trust your blender to get the job done 😉 )
  2. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-low heat and add a generous amount of coconut oil to fully coat the surface.
  3. Measure out a scant ¼ cup of batter and pour it on the hot skillet. Allow the batter to cook a couple of minutes, until you can tell the pancakes are setting up around the edges. Bubbles won't rise to the top of the batter the way they do with regular pancakes.
  4. Carefully flip the pancakes and cook them on the other side for another minute or two, until they’re cooked through. Repeat this process for the remaining batter.
  5. Top pancakes with your favorite toppings, and enjoy! I like to top mine with fresh fruit, chopped nuts, pure maple syrup and/or almond butter.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1 of 10
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 84Total Fat: 7gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g
Almond Flour Paleo Pancakes - grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and healthy! These perfectly fluffy pancakes are made easily in your blender

 

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Donna

Saturday 17th of April 2021

I don’t know what happened, but this is not the recipe I had pinned and have been using for years! It used to have 1 3/4 c almond flour and 2 eggs...

Julia

Tuesday 20th of April 2021

Hi Donna!

My sincere apologies - I recently changed recipe plugins and it pulled a recipe from a different post. I changed it back to the correct recipe so you should be all set now. I'm sorry about that! xoxoxo

Elaina

Saturday 10th of April 2021

Did this recipe change? Last time I made it did not have 4 eggs. Used almond milk not coconut milk, and had tapioca flour.

Julia

Tuesday 13th of April 2021

Hi Elaina!

I did change it a few years ago. I like this version better, but the previous version works great too :)

Amy

Friday 2nd of April 2021

Can I use normal (skim) milk instead of coconut milk?

Julia

Sunday 4th of April 2021

Hi Amy,

The coconut milk provides fat for the recipe so to offset the loss, I would recommend using part skim milk, part oil.

Kayla

Sunday 20th of December 2020

Really really good !! I used arrowroot starch instead of tapioca (just what I had on hand ) and turned out amazing !! Was super easy to flip never feel apart once.

Julia

Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

I love it! So happy they worked out so well for you with the arrowroot. Thanks for sharing!! xoxo

Toby

Saturday 26th of September 2020

Great recipe! Thanks for this. It’s become my go-to weekend pancake recipe. Today I decided to try adding a bit of psyllium powder to help with the crumbliness—only about 1/4 tsp. Worked great!

Julia

Saturday 26th of September 2020

Oooh, I never thought to add psyllium powder - this is brilliant! Thanks for letting me know, Toby!! xoxo

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