Almond Flour Pancakes

Almond flour pancakes are grain-free, gluten-free and seriously delicious.  My family loves eating these paleo-friendly pancakes topped with bananas and maple syrup.

stack of fluffy almond flour pancakes topped with bananas and maple syrup on a white plate

These almond flour pancakes are light, fluffy, moist, and absolutely addictive.  The natural sweet flavor from the almonds creates a delicious base and the healthy fats help to keep you satiated for hours.

Grain + Gluten-Free Almond Flour Pancakes

The secret to making your almond flour pancakes light and fluffy, is using a combination of almond flour and tapioca flour.

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almond flour pancakes stacked on a white plate topped with bananas and maple syrup.

Grain + Gluten Free Flour

Almond flour and  tapioca flour are both grain and gluten free.

Almond flour is made from blanched almonds that have been ground up into a fine meal.  It’s a naturally gluten free, low carb flour which is why we often see it used in paleo recipes or grain free baking.   

Tapioca flour is a starchy, slightly sweet flour that comes from the cassava plant, and it works really well as a thickener.  I love adding it to grain free batters like these pancakes.

It may seem like a bother to to use two flours to make your pancakes, but I promise that the results are well worth the effort.

How To Make Almond Flour Pancakes

  • Combine almond flour, tapioca flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  • Whisk almond milk, egg, maple syrup and vanilla extract in a separate bowl.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and gently stir until everything has come together.
  • Heat a medium non-stick skillet over a medium heat and coat with butter or coconut oil.
  • Scoop 1/4 cup pancake batter and pour into the pan to form a small to medium sized pancake.
  • Cook until the edges begin to puff and the bottom is golden brown.  Flip and cook until cooked through.
  • Serve with your favorite pancake toppings! I love bananas and maple syrup with these.

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stack of fluffy almond flour pancakes topped with bananas and maple syrup on a white plate
Print Recipe
5 from 2 votes

Almond Flour Pancakes

Almond flour pancakes are perfect for a family breakfast or your weekend meal prep!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour I like Bobs blanched super fine almond flour*
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca starch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • In a large bowl combine almond flour, tapioca flour, baking powder and salt. Gently whisk all ingredients together with a fork.
  • In a separate bowl or spouted cup combine almond milk, egg, maple syrup and vanilla extract.
  • Whisk everything together and then add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and gently stir until everything has come together.
  • Heat a medium non-stick skillet over a medium heat and coat with butter or coconut oil. Scoop 1/4 cup pancake batter and pour into the pan to form a small to medium sized pancake.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the edges begin to puff and the bottom is golden brown. Flip and cook for another two minutes or until cooked through. Repeat until you have worked through all the batter. Serve + enjoy!

Notes

*Blanched almond flour keeps these pancakes super light and fluffy.  You can use almond flour that is not blanched, but the end result will be a little more dense.
Course: Breakfast, Gluten Free, Recipes, Vegetarian, VIDEO
Cuisine: BREAKFAST, Gluten Free, Recipes, Vegetarian, VIDEO