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Almond Flour Pancakes

Almond Flour PancakesThis breakfast treat is packed with protein and made with staple ingredients from your pantry. They are light and fluffy and have no added sugar or oil. Our pancakes are the perfect combination of nutty and sweet! Whether you call them pancakes, hot cakes, or flap jacks, you’ll love this healthy, low-carb alternative; they are gluten-free, dairy-free, and keto-friendly!

A heaping pile of freshly made almond flour pancakes.

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.

ARE ALMOND FLOUR PANCAKES HEALTHY?

Almond flour is a popular alternative used to prepare grain-free and gluten-free recipes. Used to make pancakes, almond flour is lower in carbs and loaded with protein and fiber.

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

  • Almond Flour: For best results, use blanched almond flour to make this almond flour pancakes recipe. Blanched almond flour uses almonds that have had the skins removed; I like them for pancakes because they create a lighter batter.
  • Baking Powder: Baking powder adds lift to the batter, so the pancakes aren’t so dense- team, fluffy pancakes.
  • Cinnamon: Add a pop of flavor and color with ground cinnamon.
  • Almond Milk: Add to the overall nuttiness by including almond milk. The milk provides needed moisture to thin out the batter for this almond flour pancakes recipe.
  • Eggs: Along with protein, eggs provide structure and bind the ingredients together.
  • Vanilla Extract: Vanilla extract lends sweetness.
  • Salt

SUBSTITUTIONS AND VARIATIONS

Change is good sometimes! Here are some variations to consider:

  • Add lemon or orange zest to the batter.
  • Sweeten the batter with Golden Monkfruit or Swerve.
  • Replace almond milk with coconut, cashew, macadamia nut, or soy milk.

HOW TO MAKE OUR ALMOND FLOUR PANCAKE RECIPE

dry ingredients for pancakes in a bowl

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

wet ingredients for pancakes in a bowl

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

wet and dry ingredients mixed into a bowl

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

scoop 1/4 cup batter into a measuring sppon to cook

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).

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

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.

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

COOKING 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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SERVING SUGGESTIONS

  • Maple Syrup
  • Honey
  • Strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries
plated almond flour pancakes with blueberries and syrup topping
  • 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 

  • FRIDGE – Should you have leftovers, store them in an air-tight container. They will keep for 2-3 days.
  • FREEZE – Allow the pancakes to cool completely. Then add them to a freezer-safe container or bag. Pancakes will freeze for three months, but I doubt you can wait that long. When you’re ready to eat, remove the pancakes from the freezer and reheat them.
  • 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 the 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 omelet.

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?

We 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.

Can I make almond flour pancakes vegan?

Of course! Use flaxseed, chia seed, or a combination of the two in place of the eggs to make vegan pancakes. 

1. The best ratio is one part water and two parts seed. Next, mix the water and seeds of your choice. 
2. Allow the mixture to sit out at room temperature until it thickens into a gel-like paste, then add it to the batter. 

The result is tasty vegan almond flour pancakes! You can also use your favorite nut butter in place of the egg.

Why are my almond flour pancakes falling apart?

For almond flour to incorporate with the other ingredients, it requires more of a binder; if the pancakes are falling apart, you may have forgotten or omitted the eggs. If you’re making a vegan version of this pancake recipe, I encourage you to include nut butter or make homemade flax or chia seed paste.

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 freshly made almond flour pancakes.

Almond Flour Pancakes

Tressa Jamil
Our almond flour pancakes recipe is protein-rich and made with staple ingredients; they are gluten-free, dairy-free, and keto-friendly!
5 from 2 votes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword almond flour pancakes
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

Cooking 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.
 
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Nutrition

Serving: 1 pancakeCalories: 285kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 11gFat: 23gSodium: 310mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2g
Keyword almond flour pancakes
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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.