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Almond Flour Pancakes Recipe

This almond flour pancakes recipe is a breakfast treat that’s packed with protein and made with simple ingredients in your pantry. The pancakes are the perfect combination of nutty and sweet.

A heaping pile of freshly made almond flour pancakes.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

These almond flour pancakes have saved me so much time and preparation! Before this, I would make regular pancakes for my kids and a separate batter for myself. Since making the switch to this recipe, they haven’t noticed a difference. And because the main ingredient is almond flour, they will keep you and your little ones (if you’ve got them) full for much longer.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Almond Flour: Use blanched almond flour to make this almond flour pancake recipe. Blanched almond flour uses almonds that have had the skins removed. I like them for pancakes because it creates a lighter batter.
  • Baking Powder: Baking powder adds lift to the batter, so the pancakes aren’t so dense.
  • Cinnamon: Ground cinnamon adds a warm flavor to the almond flour pancakes.
  • Almond Milk: Add to the overall nuttiness by including almond milk. The milk provides provides needed moisture to thin out the batter, which is especially important when working with almond flour.
  • Eggs: Along with protein, eggs help bind the ingredients together.
  • Vanilla Extract: Include vanilla extract for a touch of sweetness.

Additions and Substitutions

Add lemon or orange zest to the batter to alter the flavor, or sweeten it with Golden Monk Fruit or Swerve. If you don’t like almond milk, try using dairy, coconut, cashew, macadamia nut, or soy milk.

How to Make this Almond Flour Pancake Recipe

The full recipe with measurements is in the recipe card below.

Step 1: Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and set them aside.

Dry ingredients for almond flour pancakes in a bowl.

Step 2: Whisk almond milk, eggs, and vanilla in a small bowl.

Wet ingredients are added to a bowl.

Step 3: Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients, and stir to combine.

Wet and dry ingredients are mixed in a bowl to form the batter for almond flour pancakes.

Step 4: Warm a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium-low heat. Once the surface is warm, use a ¼ measuring cup to distribute the batter.

Cook the pancakes for 1-2 minutes per side, adjusting the heat so that the middle cooks without burning the outside (see note).

Scoop 1/4 cup batter into a measuring spoon to create the perfect sized pancake.

Step 5: Once the first side cooks through, flip it, and give the pancake a light tap to spread the mixture. Then, cook for another 1-2 minutes.

Flipped almond flour pancakes are given a light tap from spatula to spread mixture.

Step 6: Serve the pancakes with butter or maple syrup, and enjoy!

A serving of almond flour pancakes topped with blueberries and maple syrup.

Expert Tips

  • If it looks as though the batter is too thick, add more almond milk until it reaches the right consistency. Similarly, if the batter appears too thin, sprinkle more almond flour until you get it right.
  • This almond flour pancakes recipe makes 4-5 pancakes. If you’re feeding a crowd, consider doubling or tripling the recipe because these will go quickly!
  • Almond flour pancakes tend to darken a bit faster. As a result, adjust the heat to prevent burning.

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A heaping pile of freshly made almond flour pancakes.

Serving Suggestions

  • Maple Syrup
  • Honey
  • Strawberries, Blueberries, or Raspberries
  • Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips
  • Cocoa Nibs
  • Seed or Nut Butter
  • Shaved Almonds
  • Full-Fat Yogurt or Coconut Yogurt
  • Homemade Whipped Cream

What to do with the Leftovers

  • Refrigerate: Should you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container for 2-3 days.
  • Freeze: Let the pancakes cool. Then, transfer them to a freezer-safe container or bag. Almond flour pancakes freeze for three months, but I doubt you can wait that long.
  • Thaw: Defrost the pancakes in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Reheat: If the pancakes are frozen, pry them apart and warm them in the microwave for a quick breakfast. You can also reheat them in the oven at 350°F (176°C) for about 5 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I serve with pancakes?

We serve ours with fresh fruit and eggs. Occasionally, we enjoy them with bacon or sausage. They are also a great addition to a breakfast or brunch menu, alongside other favorites like egg and sausage muffins, frittata, breakfast casserole, or omelets.

What do low-carb pancakes taste like?

Just like the regular ones, but more savory and nutty.

How many carbs are there in almond flour pancakes?

I calculated the macros to make it easy for you. There are 4 net carbs in one almond flour pancake. This calculation is for one pancake and not the toppings or syrup. Top with sugar-free maple syrup to serve.

Why are my almond flour pancakes falling apart?

For almond flour to incorporate with the other ingredients, it requires more of a binder. If your pancakes are falling apart, you may have forgotten or left out the eggs.

Is almond flour and almond meal the same?

Both are made from ground almonds. However, almond flour is usually made from blanched or peeled almonds, whereas almond meal is made from unpeeled almonds.

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A heaping pile of OUR freshly made almond flour pancakes recipe.

Almond Flour Pancakes

Tressa Jamil
This almond flour pancakes recipe is a breakfast treat packed with protein and made with staple pantry ingredients for fluffy gluten-free pancakes.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4 pancakes
Calories 285 kcal
Equipment
Ingredients
  
  • 1⅓ cup almond flour, blanched
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
 
  • Combine the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Set it aside.
  • Whisk almond milk, eggs, and vanilla together in a small bowl. 
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Whisk to combine.
  • Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium-low heat. Once the surface is warm, use a ¼ measuring cup to pour the batter onto the pan. Cook the pancakes for 1-2 minutes per side, adjusting the heat so that the middle cooks without burning the outside.
  • Once the first side cooks through, flip it, and give the pancake a light tap to spread the mixture since these pancakes will be slightly smaller than regular pancakes. Then, cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve the pancakes with butter or maple syrup, and enjoy!
Notes
Expert Tips:
  •  If it looks as though the batter is too thick, add more almond milk until it reaches the right consistency. Similarly, if the batter appears too thin, sprinkle more almond flour until you get it right.
  • This almond flour pancakes recipe makes 4-5 pancakes. If you’re feeding a crowd, consider doubling or tripling the recipe because these will go quickly!
  • Almond flour pancakes tend to darken a bit faster. As a result, adjust the heat to prevent burning.
Nutrition Disclosure:
  • The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for professional advice.
Nutrition
Serving: 1 Pancake | Calories: 285 kcal | Carbohydrates: 8 g | Protein: 11 g | Fat: 23 g | Sodium: 310 mg | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 2 g
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5 from 6 votes (2 ratings without comment)
Recipe Rating




Lynne

Friday 29th of July 2022

I made these for my kiddos and topped them with some nutella. Everyone loved them!

Tressa Jamil

Friday 29th of July 2022

Oooh, Nutella would be a nice treat; my kids would love that!

fede

Tuesday 26th of July 2022

I was looking for a healthy pancake recipe and this was delicious. I will make it again.

Tressa Jamil

Friday 29th of July 2022

I am glad this recipe was helpful for you; we make them all the time!

Giangi

Sunday 24th of July 2022

Absolutely divine! I had some almond flour in the pantry, which I had no idea what to make with. Your recipe is not only easy to follow, thank you, but so delicious too. Our Saturday breakfast was a complete hit.

Tressa Jamil

Friday 29th of July 2022

This is a regular breakfast in our home and I am so glad you were able to use that almond flour.

Bianca

Sunday 24th of July 2022

These almond flour pancakes were delicious! Perfect Sunday morning breakfast.

Tressa Jamil

Friday 29th of July 2022

You've got to love those easy Sunday morning breakfasts.