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Almond Flour Pancakes

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Almond Flour Pancakes

Delicious and most importantly EASY . . .

A short stack of these 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.

Topping Ideas

Serve with the traditional butter and maple syrup, or if you want to mix things up give these a try:

There are tons of possibilities, so have fun and get creative!

Easy Almond Flour Pancakes

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

Makes 5 small pancakes



  1. In a medium bowl, combine almond flour and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix eggs and vanilla ingredients.
  3. Pour egg mixture into the flour mixture and mix until there are no clumps
  4. Heat ghee or coconut oil over medium heat cast iron skillet.
  5. Pour 1/4 cup batter into the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes on the first side, then flip.

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55 Responses to Almond Flour Pancakes

  1. susan says:

    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.

  2. Esther says:

    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!?!?!

  3. Mellanie Gray Sheppard via Facebook says:

    This sounds delicious! I think I will make them for breakfast in the morning.

  4. Jennifer says:

    So yummy looking! I am hoping to add it to our “unschool” plans this week, can I link this in my blog post?

  5. Rachel J. says:

    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 :)

  6. Genevieve Mama Natural says:

    YUMMY! These sound fantastic! I need to get myself another coffee grinder :).

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  9. Mary says:

    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.

    • Heather says:

      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 ( 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 (, so you might want to consider purchasing sprouted almonds (

      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!

      • Heather says:

        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.

        • Mary says:

          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.

      • Jamie says:

        Hi Heather,
        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! :)

  10. Jessica Bennett Espinoza via FB says:

    Leftover meatloaf with roasted cauliflower and wilted spinach with butter and lemon.

  11. Alison Wonderland Sheffield via FB says:

    I had eggplant parmesean.

  12. Julie Whetstine via FB says:

    my usual — yogurt, blueberries and walnuts — oh but strawberries too today! love, love,, love it!

  13. Julie Whetstine via FB says:

    wow! excellent recipe! almond meal & eggs (okay and vanilla & salt) — amazingly simple! can’t wait to try it!

  14. Bethany Lane Nash via FB says:

    Scrambled eggs. Again.

  15. Margo Snider via FB says:

    I could eat pancakes anytime time of day, they are one of my faves!

  16. Anna Caltagirone via FB says:

    Leftover enchiladas.

  17. Julie Sutton Jones via FB says:

    Heather, you are lucky Josh and I don’t live close to you…I would have been eating almond panckaes for lunch! lol

  18. Amy McDaniel Botts via FB says:

    Teff w/cinnamon, cardamom, and coconut milk courtesy of Natalie Weimer! ‘tWas yummy! :)

  19. Mommypotamus via FB says:

    @Amy – What is teff???

  20. Mommypotamus via FB says:

    @Julie – Yum! Yogurt with berries/nuts is my usual bedtime snack!

  21. Bethany Lane Nash via FB says:

    Teff is a gluten-free grain (technically a grass, I think)

  22. Amy McDaniel Botts via FB says:

    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! :)

  23. Michelle Valdes via FB says:

    me! and I love love love almond pancakes!!

  24. Jesse Miles via FB says:

    We did bfast for lunch today :)

  25. Kristen Eppner Ethridge III via FB says:

    I love BFD. My husband hates it. How did I not know this before we got married???

  26. Elzane Krupa via FB says:

    We just finished an awesome POT of Stone Oats w/Raisins/Walnuts/Cinnamin for Dinner! Cold Night = Warm Tummy’s 😉

  27. Sara Creitz Rockarts via FB says:

    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.

  28. Janice Ebel Leverenz via FB says:

    I could eat breakfast foods for every meal. I love eggs!

  29. Peyton Ray Lauderdale via FB says:

    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.

  30. Kathleen T. Johnson via FB says:

    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.

  31. Mommypotamus via FB says:

    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?

  32. Kathleen T. Johnson via FB says:

    Probably tacos. I usually have some taco meat in the freezer and my kids can pull together all the ingredients pretty easily.

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  34. Sarah says:

    These are wonderful and SO easy!! I added cinnamon and topped with raw honey. My 3 year old is in heaven!

  35. marc says:

    can you use the almonds still wet from soaking and just blend them with the other ingredients in a vitamix and start making pancakes?

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  39. Alexandra Valderrama says:

    I pinned the Almond Pancakes Recipe..I Use Coconut oil for almost everything even to brush my teeth! 😉

  40. Sara says:

    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:

  41. kendra d says:

    Yummy!!! –pinned it!–

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  43. Shez says:

    Hi, could you use the “leftovers” from making almind milk? The pulp thats left in the bag?

    • Heather says:

      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.

  44. Marchauna says:

    These are the best gluten-free pancakes I’ve tried!! Thanks for sharing the recipe; it is excellent.

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