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!
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.
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!
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.
- 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:
- Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes
- Vegan Sweet Potato Pancakes
- Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes
- Vegan Poppy Seed Pancakes with Caramelized Figs
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Paleo Vegan Pancakes
Grain-free vegan pancakes that are egg-free, paleo, and made with almond flour.
- 2 Tbsp ground flax seed
- 6 Tbsp water
- 1/2 cup full-fat canned coconut milk
- 2 cups Super Fine Almond Flour
- 2 Tbsp tapioca flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- Serve pancakes with choice of toppings, and enjoy!
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving Calories 381Total Fat 26gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 21gNet Carbohydrates 14gFiber 7gSugar 6gProtein 15g
Saturday 8th of April 2023
Just a tip- I don’t think these work very well with almond flour that isn’t superfine. If you have the chunkier bobs red mill almond flour, or the Whole Foods 365 it just keeps the waffle grainy and doesn’t cook as well. Definitely doesn’t make a ‘fluffy’ waffle. There is hope for this one but I think that is key!
Sunday 9th of April 2023
I agree! The consistency of the almond flour does make a difference. Thanks for sharing, Gina!
Saturday 2nd of July 2022
Hi! So happy I found this recipe! But unsure whether it should be 2 teaspoons of flaxseed flour instead of two tablespoons? When I stir with water it clumps together very quickly...
Sunday 3rd of July 2022
Hi Frida! I've actually never used flaxseed flour, only ground flaxseed. Does it have instructions on the packaging for how to make one flax egg?
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!
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
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.
Saturday 13th of March 2021
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.
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!
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