Skip to Content

Paleo Vegan Pancakes

Paleo vegan pancakes that are grain-free, dairy-free, and made with almond flour. This healthy gluten-free pancake recipe is made easily in your blender and results in fluffy, moist pancakes.

 

If you’ve been a long-time follower, it’s no mystery that my Almond Flour Pancakes have been one of my most popular recipes of all time. 

Because many of you have an egg allergy or follow a vegan lifestyle, I thought it only appropriate to re-make my classic almond flour pancakes into a vegan version. 

The swap for eggs couldn’t be any easier – I simply whip up two “flax eggs” using ground flax seed and water as a replacement.

Serve these beauties up with a dollop of vegan “butter” spread and pure maple syrup (or regular butter if you can do dairy), and dive into the fluffiest, moistest egg-free pancakes that ever did exist!

Paleo Vegan Pancakes - grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free pancakes made with almond flour | TheRoastedRoot.net

How To Make Paleo Vegan Pancakes:

Begin by preparing the flax “eggs.” To do so, stir together 2 tablespoons ground flax seed with 6 tablespoons of water in a bowl. Allow this mixture to sit for 10 to 15 minutes, or until it thickens to the consistency of a beaten egg. Note: I like to stir the flax mixture every few minutes to make sure it has a uniform consistency and doesn’t clump up.

Add in the coconut milk and vanilla extract and whisk until well-combined. Add in the remaining (dry) ingredients and stir well until a thick pancake batter forms.

How to make grain-free vegan pancakes

vegan pancake batter

Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle to medium-low heat and add just enough coconut oil or avocado oil to coat the surface. 

Measure out ¼ cup of pancake batter and pour it onto the hot surface. Note: the batter will be very thick, so use your finger to form a circular pancake shape in the batter, as it will not spread on its own.

Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the sides of the pancake firm up and the center appears to be set up as well. Carefully flip and cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes. Flip a third time and continue cooking and flipping 1 to 5 minutes, until the pancake is cooked through in the center. 

Serve pancakes with choice of toppings, and enjoy!

 

Cooking Notes:

These pancakes are slightly more difficult to flip than regular pancakes, and they do take a big longer to cook. 

Go into making the recipe with the expectation that you will need to exercise some patience throughout the cooking process. There will be no air bubbles rising to the top the way you get with regular pancakes. 

You’ll know it’s time to flip them when the sides begin to firm up and the center of the pancakes are a little firmer as well. When you flip, do so slowly and carefully, or else the pancakes will break apart.

Do not omit the tapioca flour – it is crucial in holding the pancakes together. You can replace it with arrowroot flour, but either one is a key ingredient to the recipe. The pancakes will not turn out well without tapioca or arrowroot.

Are Vegan Pancakes Fluffy?

YES! These pancakes turn out delightfully fluffy. They also turn out super moist and buttery in flavor. Just be sure you give them enough time on the stove top so that they cook through and don’t turn out “raw” in the center. Remember: grain-free, egg-free pancakes will always require more cook time than pancakes made with eggs and all-purpose flour.

How to Store Leftover Pancakes:

Store any leftovers in a zip lock bag or a tupperware container in the refrigerator or freezer.

Recipe Adaptations:

  • Replace coconut milk with unsweetened almond milk. Note the pancakes will not be quite as fluffy if you do so.
  • Substitute hazelnut flour for the almond flour.
  • Use arrowroot flour instead of tapioca flour. Remember: do not omit the tapioca flour (or arrowroot) or the pancakes will not hold together.
  • If you eat eggs, follow my recipe for Paleo Almond Flour Pancakes

More Vegan Pancake Recipes:

Whip up a stack of fluffy egg-free pancakes!.

My cookbook, Paleo Power Bowls, is now available! CLICK HERE to check it out. Thank you for your support!

If you make these Paleo Vegan Pancakes, please feel free to share a photo and tag @TheRoastedRoot on Instagram!

Paleo vegan pancakes that are grain-free, dairy-free, and made with almond flour. This healthy gluten-free pancake recipe is made easily in your blender and results in fluffy, moist pancakes.

Paleo Vegan Pancakes

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Grain-free vegan pancakes that are egg-free, paleo, and made with almond flour.

Instructions

  1. Stir together the ground flax seed and water in a bowl. Allow this mixture to sit for 10 to 15 minutes, or until it thickens to the consistency of a beaten egg. Note: I like to stir the flax mixture every few minutes to make sure it has a uniform consistency and doesn’t clump up.
  2. Add in the coconut milk and vanilla extract and whisk until well-combined. Add in the remaining (dry) ingredients and stir well until a thick pancake batter forms.
  3. Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle to medium-low heat and add just enough coconut oil or avocado oil to coat the surface. 
  4. Measure out ¼ cup of pancake batter and transfer it to the hot surface. Note: the batter will be very thick, so use your finger to form a circular pancake shape in the batter, as it will not spread on its own.
  5. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the sides of the pancake firm up and the center appears to be set up as well. Carefully flip and cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes. Flip a third time, and continue cooking another 1 to 3 minutes, until the pancakes are fully cooked through the center. Note: If the pancakes are still "raw" in the center after a 4th flip, finish them off in the microwave for 10 to 30 seconds.
  6. Serve pancakes with choice of toppings, and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving Calories 381Total Fat 26gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 21gNet Carbohydrates 14gFiber 7gSugar 6gProtein 15g

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Megan feldman

Wednesday 14th of July 2021

Used a cast iron and cooked them low and slow. Turned out great. All my kids ate them. I did add a little water to smooth out the batter. Will make again!

Julia

Wednesday 14th of July 2021

I'm so thrilled you like them, Megan! Also impressed at your skill with a cast iron skillet - I bet mine would turn into a scramble if I tried in cast iron, lol :D xoxoxo

Ally

Thursday 11th of March 2021

I rarely comment on recipes. I’ve tried making them twice. Are the pancakes pictured the ones from the recipe? Because they look nothing like the finished product I made. They aren’t fluffy, and are hard to manage. Granted these are paleo and vegan, so I know it’s difficult to make them pancake-like. I appreciate the recipe however these are difficult to flip and definitely NOT fluffy.

Julia

Saturday 13th of March 2021

Hi Ally,

Yes, the pancakes pictured are the exact pancakes from the recipe - I'm not trying to pull a fast one on ya. The key to these pancakes is cooking them slow and over medium-low to low heat. Are you using a good non-stick pan? That will make a difference too.

Julie

Thursday 21st of January 2021

Just wanted to say that I was a little scared to make these after reading reviews, but if you keep the heat VERY low and do them VERY slowly, you’ll have no problems with sticking! They were yummy! Thank you for the great recipe!

Julia

Thursday 21st of January 2021

Thanks so much for the feedback, Julie! I tried to make that clear in the post, and it sounds like you nailed the preparation! Happy to hear you like the pancakes xoxoxo

Chris Tarmey

Saturday 9th of January 2021

So I modified this recipe just a little bit with one important addition. I didn’t have canned full fat coconut milk so I used half canned coconut cream and half coconut milk that I had in the fridge. When the batter was done it was way too thick so I added 3/4 of a cup of water and then the batter was workable. I spread the pancakes out nice and thin on my nonstick copper griddle. They were about 3 to 4 inches in diameter. The first flip is a little bit tricky so I used two spatulas instead of one. The second flip is much easier. I cook them at about 200° for about 10 minutes on each side nice and slow. They came out amazing! I finished with a little more coconut cream on top with some organic maple syrup. Thanks for the post, I would consider adding some water to the recipe.

Julia

Sunday 10th of January 2021

Love this, Chris! Thanks so much for sharing your adaptations and method! I'm happy they worked out so well for you! xoxoxo

Soujna

Sunday 30th of August 2020

Tried the pancakes but was not that happy with it.. it was soggy in between and however slow the heat was, it never cooked in the middle of the pancake. But I guess, I should have skipped the flax eggs and put regular eggs. But that’s okay.. I never regret trying any recipes?

Julia

Monday 31st of August 2020

Hi Soujna,

You can follow my Paleo Almond Flour Pancakes recipe if you eat eggs. I think you'll like that recipe better. xo

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Skip to Recipe