A short stack of these delicious – and most importantly easy – almond flour pancakes will load you up with protein, vitamin A, folate, magnesium, vitamin E and more. Though there are fancier recipes out there (like, um, banana chocolate chip pancakes), this basic version one of my favorites. We love them on busy weekday morning’s or piled up high at a leisurely Saturday brunch.
Almond Flour Pancake Topping Ideas
Serve with the traditional butter and maple syrup, or if you want to mix things up give these a try:
- Add bacon to the mix (goes great with our old friends, butter and maple syrup)
- Top with homemade strawberry freezer jam
- Or homemade peach freezer jam
- Chocolate chips (I like this brand)
- Whipped cream and fresh berries
- Sprinkled with cinnamon and honey
- Almond butter with sliced bananas
- Homemade nutella
- Make a savory version with sour cream and salmon roe over the top
- Cream cheese, smoked salmon and capers
- Use the pancakes as sandwich rounds and fill them with bacon, eggs and cheese
- Homemade caramel sauce
There are tons of possibilities, so have fun and get creative!
A Quick Note On Your Pan
If you want to ditch your non-stick cookware but don’t want to give up perfect pancakes, hop over and check out this tutorial on breaking in a new cast iron pan. When properly seasoned, cast iron skillets work beautifully as an alternative to Teflon, and they don’t release the six toxic gases that have been documented with synthetic non-stick coatings, some of which are potent enough to kill pet birds. (source)
I love my trusty cast iron skillet, and I’m so happy I made the switch.
Easy Almond Flour Pancakes
- 2 medium bowls
- measuring cup
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup blanched almond flour
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (here's my homemade vanilla extract recipe)
- 1 pinch unrefined sea salt
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- In a medium bowl, combine almond flour, baking soda and salt.
- In a separate bowl, mix eggs and vanilla ingredients.
- Pour egg mixture into the flour mixture and mix until there are no clumps
- Heat ghee or coconut oil over medium heat cast iron skillet.
- Pour ¼ cup batter into the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes on the first side, then flip.
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this is similar to our almond pancake recipe.. i add 1/4c of honey to the mix for a little extra sweetness.. makes any toppings optional so we can take them on the road for trips, or to school in lunchboxes.
Great tip, Susan!
I just started buying almond flour . It’s good but why aren’t we adding baking soda to pancakes?
I am new to this why isn’t there a breakdown of carbs etc. on the
Hi Art, I’m working on adding the ability to calculate that but for now you can analyze the recipe here: https://www.verywellfit.com/recipe-nutrition-analyzer-4157076
Why is it super thick? No liquid? Water, milk etc?
The egg makes it pourable.
Have you figured out the carb calculation yet?
oh my, I just made this for supper. (been craving pancakes and couldn’t wait until breakfast!)
I watched as my hubby and 3 year old took their first bites….I leaned forward on my seat waiting for their (good or bad) reaction. Sheer, delight! a hit! they loved it! even 14 month old Jackson devoured them. mmm, this hit the spot and will def be a regularly made in our home. Thanks so much, Mommypotamus! Have I told you that you ROCK!?!?!
Well, technically Katja rocks, but thanks! And stay tuned cause she promised to send more recipes 🙂
Mellanie Gray Sheppard via Facebook
This sounds delicious! I think I will make them for breakfast in the morning.
So yummy looking! I am hoping to add it to our “unschool” plans this week, can I link this in my blog post?
Yes, absolutely! Thanks Jennifer!
If you like fluffier pancakes you can whip the egg whites separately and then fold them back in after the dry and wet ingredients are mixed together. Sometimes it’s worth the extra effort 🙂
Great tip, Rachel! Thanks!
Genevieve Mama Natural
YUMMY! These sound fantastic! I need to get myself another coffee grinder :).
Where do you get sprouted almonds and what makes them better than regular? I’m still very new to this healthier lifestyle and interested in learning all that I can.
Hi Mary – Almonds contain enzyme inhibitors that make them difficult to digest. When an almond is planted and watered these inhibitors slowly break down, making the energy source (protein) more available . . . which is part of why the plant starts to grow. To mimic this process and therefore get more nutritional benefit out of almonds, you can “sprout” them (http://www.ehow.com/how_2169114_make-sprouted-nuts.html) and then dehydrate them at low temps to make them crispy. Unfortunately, almonds that are irradiated will not sprout . . . and 99% of what is sold today are irradiated even if they are labeled “raw.” It’s best to avoid irradiated foods whenever possible (http://www.truehealth.org/nukedfood.html), so you might want to consider purchasing sprouted almonds (http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/nuts-and-seeds-s-d-nuts-and-seeds.php).
Most other nuts and seeds are sold without being irradiated, so you can sprout pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, etc. if you’d like. Let me know if you’d like to give it a shot and I’ll send you some info!
I hope I didn’t overwhelm you (but I think I probably did), so here’s a more affordable option: sprouted grains! I’ll be posting a tutorial on how to make them soon . . . these pancakes would work with regular flour.
Thank you so much for all of the info. Every aspect of ridding my family of processed foods seems pretty overwhelming at the moment.. but I am just trying to get all of the information I can and then making changes bit by bit as I can afford them and can find them available.
My family and I are fairly new to the paleo lifestyle (about 4 months in), and I’m pretty sure we learn something new about food every day! 🙂 We enjoy eating nuts, but would love more information about sprouting them like you mentioned in this post. Could you send us more info regarding that?
Thanks! And thanks for your wonderful website too…you are such a wealth of knowledge! 🙂
Hi Jamie! Here are the instructions! https://mommypotamus.com/how-to-soak-and-dehydrate-nuts-the-nourishing-traditions-way/
Jessica Bennett Espinoza
Leftover meatloaf with roasted cauliflower and wilted spinach with butter and lemon.
Alison Wonderland Sheffield
I had eggplant parmesean.
my usual — yogurt, blueberries and walnuts — oh but strawberries too today! love, love,, love it!
wow! excellent recipe! almond meal & eggs (okay and vanilla & salt) — amazingly simple! can’t wait to try it!
Bethany Lane Nash
Scrambled eggs. Again.
These pancakes taste like an omelette. I can’t have vanilla so I didn’t add this, but I don’t understand the raves about these. Does the vanilla mask the flavor of basically…eggs? They look like pancakes but don’t taste at all lik them. …And I was so excited to try this recipe. 🙁
I followed this simple recipe, but it tasted more like cornbread to me. I may give it one more try and add cinnamon and either honey or a sweetener to it to make it taste more like pancakes.
I had the same problem! Reading the other reviews I thought I must be crazy, but it just tasted like bland doughy eggs…
I could eat pancakes anytime time of day, they are one of my faves!
Julie Sutton Jones
Heather, you are lucky Josh and I don’t live close to you…I would have been eating almond panckaes for lunch! lol
Amy McDaniel Botts
Teff w/cinnamon, cardamom, and coconut milk courtesy of Natalie Weimer! ‘tWas yummy! 🙂
@Amy – What is teff???
@Julie – Yum! Yogurt with berries/nuts is my usual bedtime snack!
Bethany Lane Nash
Teff is a gluten-free grain (technically a grass, I think)
Amy McDaniel Botts
It’s an itsy, bitsy grain that grown on a grass, lovegrass, I think, usually ground into a meal and made into bread in Ethiopian, with a very mild, nutty flavor. 🙂
Natalie mentioned that she ordered it because she didn’t find it locally. It is REALLY filling, and for my second helping yesterday, I added cacao powder and molasses; it tasted a lot like a hearty pudding! 🙂
me! and I love love love almond pancakes!!
We did bfast for lunch today 🙂
Kristen Eppner Ethridge III
I love BFD. My husband hates it. How did I not know this before we got married???
We just finished an awesome POT of Stone Oats w/Raisins/Walnuts/Cinnamin for Dinner! Cold Night = Warm Tummy’s 😉
Sara Creitz Rockarts
I do bfast for lunch sometimes, too. Like when they have pb toast for bfast and I don’t wanna give them pb&j for lunch.
Janice Ebel Leverenz
I could eat breakfast foods for every meal. I love eggs!
Peyton Ray Lauderdale
This is one of my go-to meals when I forgot to take something out (or when I just don’t feel like doing much). My other is salmon–defrosts so quickly and cooks even faster.
Kathleen T. Johnson
I do not get this. To me, breakfast for dinner is a HUGE amount of work. Maybe because i am fixing pancakes for eight bottomless pits, plus the eggs and bacon for that sized crew. A huge greasy mess. Guess that’s why I only do it about four times a year.
Kathleen T. Johnson – With a crew like that I can’t imagine meal prep is ever all that easy! What’s your “simple” meal for busy days?
Kathleen T. Johnson
Probably tacos. I usually have some taco meat in the freezer and my kids can pull together all the ingredients pretty easily.
These are wonderful and SO easy!! I added cinnamon and topped with raw honey. My 3 year old is in heaven!
Ahhh, so glad you liked them Sarah! I think I will try them with cinnamon next time. Yum!
Do you know how many carbs are in a Keto almond pancake?
can you use the almonds still wet from soaking and just blend them with the other ingredients in a vitamix and start making pancakes?
I pinned the Almond Pancakes Recipe..I Use Coconut oil for almost everything even to brush my teeth! 😉
Made these this morning! They are so good! That you for the fantastic recipes. I recently came up with a gingerbread cookie baked oatmeal you may like. This is the link: http://www.thegranolamommy.com/trim-healthy-mama-2/baked-gingerbread-cookie-oatmeal/
Yummy!!! –pinned it!–
Hi, could you use the “leftovers” from making almind milk? The pulp thats left in the bag?
My guess is that dried meal made from almond milk pulp would have less oil and that may affect the end result, but I haven’t tried it so I can’t say for sure.
These are the best gluten-free pancakes I’ve tried!! Thanks for sharing the recipe; it is excellent.
Thanks. Made these for my son’s birthday breakfast. It was easy and fast to prepare. We enjoyed them with fresh whipped cream and blueberries 🙂
Thank you so much. I was craving pancakes this morning and found your recipe online. They came out perfect and I ate them with lots of butter and blueberries. I also love how it is so high protein and super simple!
So glad I found this website. I can hardly wait to make these pancakes. Also, do you have a recipe for homemade egg noodles?
Simple, quick, and taste good!
Thanks so much for this recipe. I’m gluten free and occasionally have a taste for pancakes or biscuits. Today I wanted pancakes without a complex recipe. The pancakes could be a little more moist, but I don’t want to add any additional ingredients/calories for that to happen. This recipe is so simple I could easily make this into a weekly treat since I already have all the ingredients in my pantry.
I just made these and they were really good. I was so sick of eggs or protein shakes for breakfast. These satisfied my sweet tooth with sugar free syrup. I have been eating low-carb for 10 days and sure have missed my sweet breakfasts. This recipe’s a keeper!
Can you add cream cheese?
Effie J. Sorg
looks delicious, I love to bake for my kids. The smile on their face is worth it. My mouth is watering after seeing these pancakes. Keep sharing…
Hi.. my son has Crohns and is on SCD, but tested positive for allergy/sensitivity to eggs, almonds and honey. These were my staples for baking. Do you or anyone have any recipes or ideas for egg free baking? I’ve managed substitutes with other nut flours and maple syrup (even tho not SCD legal)? It’s been a huge struggle.
These tasted just like eggs. I am not a fan of eggs so that is why I was looking for a healthy pancake option not another egg recipe. Was not a fan. My boyfriend who likes eggs however really enjoyed them.
Oh my! I was so hoping these would taste yum! But they were aweful! After reading comments I thought i’d give these a try. But sadly they ended up in the garbage! Even my son who eats anything had to spit it out!
I agree…I was so hoping for a good pancake recipe on my Keto diet, as eggs and bacon get old after a while, but these were just terrible.
Macros and serving size??
I don’t have those available but I believe you can calculate them here: https://www.verywellfit.com/recipe-nutrition-analyzer-4157076
Do you have a approximate number for how many carbs in each pancake?
I don’t but this nutrition calculator may be able to tell you: https://www.verywellfit.com/recipe-nutrition-analyzer-4157076
It was too dry for me and hubs. Maybe it was the almond flour I used, which was very dense and clumpy- maybe it dried out?
One commenter said it was more like cornbread and I would agree. These would be great with extra salt, some garlic powder and eaten with a bowl of beans…as pancakes, not so much.
I am beginning to think I need to just learn how to make good sprouted flour pancakes and skip trying to make “alternatives”.
I chose this because it looked easy and listed only a few ingredients,and looked tasty. This was the first tirecipeme I cooked with almond flour. I read the comments and added half a banana (not too ripe-didn’t want banana flavor), 1/2 t baking powder, and a dash of cinnamon.
The pancakes were dark brown but didn’t taste burnt. The flavor and texture were very nice. I will make these again and follow the recipe without modification. My pancake ‘experts’ loved them.
Just made these this morning and they are delicious! They are just as fluffy as regular pancakes and the flavor is great. I also appreciate that they don’t contain synthetic sugar and that the ingredient list isn’t a mile long. Thank you!
So glad you enjoyed them!
Does this make one serving of 5 small pancakes? If not, how many servings?
My pancakes didn’t turn out so well. I’m not sure if adding a scoop of collagen and some blueberries threw them off but the taste and the texture were so unlike what a pancake normally is. Had to throw them out.
Hmmmm yummy…. nice pancake
I have a question on a different subject,
When making your cooked shampoo bars recipe. Can one use the the cold/ uncooked method as well?