Strawberry Almond Flour Pancakes

Gluten Free Strawberry Almond Flour Pancakes |

Strawberry Pancaaaaaakes!

Firsties, have you seen my new T-shirt shop that I added to my side bar with my “Give ’em Kale” t-shirts???  Ohhhh yeaaaah, I totally made a theme shirt to my cookbook, Let Them Eat Kale!…Waaaadeeeehoooooooo! Ialso made a theme shirt to my Delicious Probiotic Drinks cookbook.  Check those and more fun shirts out.  My shop will be changing periodically so be sure to check back for more funky fresh swagger!

Okay, now we move from clothes to food.

When I was a kid, my family went to Arkansas during the summer for family reunions. We would meet up at IHOP in the morning for breakfast, which quickly became the center where many of our family reunion memories were made. IHOP, the memory-maker.

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On one such memory-making day, for instance, my cousin ordered some delicious combination of side dishes, like toast, sausage, eggs, and bacon. The waitress, looking out after his 10-year-old pocket book, drawled in a beautiful Arkansasian accent, “would you like pancakes with that? It’s cheaper?”

Done. That would forever be the line we said for the rest of family reunion history.

Someone would  say, “I’m gonna go get a glass of water” and the response would be, “would you like pancakes with that? It’s cheaper.” Or, “Let’s go play Frisbee.” “Would you like pancakes with that? It’s cheaper.”

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I know, it’s not funny.  It’s actually pretty mean.

But when you’re a kid, you need a “would you like pancakes with that? It’s cheaper” crutch to lean on. Huh? Truly.

I brought up IHOP and this adventure for one good reason. The syrup. My first experience getting pancakes at IHOP was a game changer. I didn’t have to stick to boring maple, I could have exotic flavored syrups like boysenberry, blueberry, or strawberry. Or I could really let my hair down and mix.


That’s it. It don’t get much better than that. We’ve reached the top. There’s nowhere to go once you’ve had flavored syrups. Bring on that sugar high.

So when I whipped up this batch of strawberry almond flour pancakes the other morning, I went back to the good ol’ days and made strawberry syrup to go with it. I typically leave the fruit pulp with the juices when I make fruity syrups, but this time I really wanted to soak my cakes, so I strained the pulp and soak my cakes, I did.


I need to take a second to highlight the strawberries that go in the pancake batter. There are strawberries in the batter. Okay, that’s all I wanted to tell you. That and the fact that putting strawberries in pancake batter is suuuuureal! Have you done it? Probably. You’re light years ahead of me.

If you enjoy fruity batter (wait, is “fruity batter” a thing? I think we just made it a thing), try the banana bread almond flour pancakes I posted a couple of weeks ago or the classic gluten free brown rice flour banana pancakes (I sure know how to name ‘em, don’t I?). Because as eeeeee’eryone knows, banana pancakes are INSANE! But these ones are strawberry. Equally, INSANE!

These pancakes are made with almond flour and brown rice flour (my favorite gluten free combo) with strawberries in the batter. Sinking your teeth into almond flour pancakes and getting a burst of fresh strawberry is a sure way to have the best day of your life. Just nod your head. Soak them with strawberry syrup and enjoy a filling breakfast made with nothing but healthful ingredients.

Gluten Free Strawberry Almond Flour Pancakes |

Strawberry Almond Flour Pancakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 pancakes
Author: Julia


For the Strawberry Almond Flour Pancakes

For the Strawberry Syrup

  • 2 cups heaping fresh ripe strawberries chopped
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon honey


To Make the Strawberry Syrup

  1. In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients for the syrup and bring to a full boil.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium-low and allow the mixture to continue to boil gently until the strawberries have softened and the juices are thickened somewhat, about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the saucepan from the heat and strain the juices from the strawberry pulp using a fine strainer. Save the strawberry pulp for a tasty smoothie – no need to throw it away!
  4. Set the syrup aside to use for the strawberry pancakes.

To Make the Strawberry Almond Flour Pancakes

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, almond milk, chopped strawberries and vanilla extract.
  2. Add in the flours, baking powder and salt and stir together until combined.
  3. Add enough oil to a skillet to coat the bottom and heat to medium.
  4. Measure ¼ cup of pancake batter and pour on the skillet. A 12” skillet will cook 3 pancakes at a time comfortably.
  5. Allow the pancakes to cook until the edges firm up and small bubbles rise to the top.
  6. Flip and cook on the other side an additional minute or two until pancakes are cooked all the way through.
  7. Serve with butter and strawberry syrup!

“We want more!” you say? MOOOOORE gluten free pancakes! Here’s more:

 Gluten Free Yogurt Pancakes

Pina Colada Pancakes

Peanut Butter & Jelly Pancakes

Cornbread Flapjacks

Almond Flour Pancakes

Lemon Poppy Seed Coconut Flour Pancakes

Gluten Free Pancakes with Caramelized Pears




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  1. Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies

    I’m a little ashamed to say I just went to IHOP this weekend after a night of too much drinking. These pancakes sound not only a billion times healthier, but a lot tastier too! I hardly recognized the IHOP pancakes as food once I was actually eating them.

  2. M.C.@ ThousandStoryKitchen

    My goodness. These look absolutely gorgeous! Your photos, man. I bought huckleberry syrup in Montana this summer that I’m anxious to try on something. I LOVE your honey-sweetened strawberry syrup idea! Also, really diggin’ the t-shirt.

  3. Abby

    yes! Pancake posts are quickly becoming my favorite 🙂 I could totally see me rockin’ one of those tees and fist pumping my fork full of pancakes in the air. Awesome!

  4. Jennie @themessybakerblog

    I adore food themed t-shirts. My “Trust Me, I’m a Baker” t-shirt got me some job interviews–no lie. I’m gonna need that tee, and I’m gonna need a stack of these pancakes. I love adding almond flour to just about every baked good. Yum!

  5. Tieghan

    The give em kale shirts are amazing. Love them! I am so excited for your book you have no idea! And these pancakes? Yeah, equally excited! I love the strawberry almond combo. So delicious!

  6. Valerie

    I just made these with water instead of milk… and sadly without strawberries in our waffle-maker. They were beautiful!! And O so yummy! I gobbled them up <3 Thank-you for the recipe.

    Next time I hope I have the patience to make the whole recipe 🙂

  7. Julie

    I tried 4 times to comment on this the other day. It kept telling me that my math was wrong. I was sure that 7-7=0, but maybe the new math is too much for this old mind. Finally gave up and came back today. We’ll see if it accepts it or not. Anyway, I was going to say that clearly, you are the Pancake Queen. I want to be Pancake Queen Mum. I mean, seriously, pancakes AND strawberry syrup?? SSSLLLUUURRRPPP! We need to make pancakes together.

    1. Julia Post author

      Ahhhh jeeeeez, my captcha has been acting up – you’re not the first person to tell me that the captcha math is off…thinking maybe I need to use a new spam filter 😉 Anyway, we will definitely be making pancakes together! No doubt about that!!


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