These almond flour pancakes are fluffy and delicious. Top with maple syrup and fruit for a delicious breakfast.
I have finally perfected almond flour pancakes.
I've been working on these for a month. And in an attempt to not waste food (or dinero) I've been eating them every morning. I'm proud to say they're delicious.
I won't say almond flour pancakes taste just like the regular kind because they don't and it irks me when people do that. It's like when people say spaghetti squash tastes "just like pasta". It doesn't and comparing a vegetable to pasta seems a bit unfair.
Almond flour has a distinct taste and texture and I personally love it. It's sweet, nutty flavor is perfect for pancakes and cookies.
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Let's talk almond flour, shall we?
After experimenting a boatload of times I would recommend only using finely sifted almond flour for pancakes and not almond meal.
Almond flour has a much finer texture than almond meal. This means the texture of your pancakes will change if you use almond meal.
I tried it once and the pancakes came out grainy and fell apart too easily. I've seen a lot of recipes say you can use them interchangeably and I'm willing to bet some almond meals are finer than others but it doesn't feel like a risk worth taking for me.
Almond flour ain't cheap and throwing away a batch of pancakes makes me sad even without the bajillion dollar price tag.
I used Bob's Red Mill Super Fine Almond Flour because I love their products.
How to make these almond flour pancakes keto:
There are two easy substitutions you need to make this a keto recipe or low carb almond flour pancakes.
One is the tapioca starch - omit it and just use almond flour in it's place. The pancakes will still be delicious just a little more almondy with a bit more texture. My husband actually prefers them this way.
And the other substitute is for the sugar. You can substitute erythritol in for the sugar and your all set.
To make these pancakes paleo, simply omit the sugar and add 1 tablespoon of maple syrup instead then use a paleo friendly oil.
These pancakes are also gluten free and dairy free!
Other gluten free pancake recipes:
- Joanna Gaines Buttermilk Pancake Recipe (Just sub in Bob's Red Mill 1:1 All Purpose Gluten Free Flour) These pancakes are amazing and I've included them on my site specifically because they taste incredible gluten free!
- Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Oat Pancakes - I am a HUGE fan of dark chocolate. These pancakes are rich and not overly sweet - perfectly paired with maple syrup.
How to make them
Making the batter is easy. Measure all the dry ingredients and put into a medium sized bowl. Mix together with a fork or whisk. Measure all your liquid ingredients and your egg then whisk together.
Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk until a smooth batter forms.
Here's where it gets a bit tricky. Almond flour is of course made of almonds and more prone to burning than regular flour. So for this recipe your heat needs to be on medium low. But you need to wait until the pan heats up before adding the pancakes.
Essentially if the pan isn't hot yet the pancakes will spread too much. If the pan's too hot they will burn. So set your burner to medium low, add some canola oil and wait for it to heat up. Don't jump the gun! If your pancakes look too brown or smell like they're starting to burn then turn down the heat a little.
Other tips and tricks
- Make sure the pan is up to temp! (I can't say this enough)
- Don't add more than three pancakes to the pan because they spread.
- To add to my last point don't add too much batter because they spread.
I like to make mine into banana almond flour pancakes by adding peanut butter and sliced banana to the top. I've always spread peanut butter on my pancakes and didn't realize it was unusual until my twenties. Who knew?
Here is the recipe. I hope you like it as much as I do!
Almond Flour Pancakes
- 10-inch nonstick pan
- Medium bowl
- Liquid Measuring cup
- Dry Measuring Cups
- 1 cup Almond Flour, finely sifted
- 2 tbsp Tapioca Flour
- 1 tbsp Sugar Use Maple Syrup for Paleo version
- ½ t. Baking Soda
- 1 t. Baking Powder
- Pinch Kosher Salt
- ¼ cup or 2 oz. Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1 large Egg
- 1 t. Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2 tbsp or 1 oz. Canola Oil Use Paleo friendly oil if preferred
- Heat a nonstick skillet to medium low heat and add a tablespoon of oil.
- In a medium bowl combine almond flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix together with a fork or whisk.
- Measure all the liquid ingredients together and the egg then whisk together.
- Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk until a smooth batter forms.
- Once the pan is hot use a small portion scoop and scoop three pancakes into the nonstick skillet. Give each pancake room as it will spread nicely. Cook until the top bubbles a little bit approximately two minutes and then flip. Cook another minute or so and transfer to a plate with a spatula.
- Continue until all the batter is gone. Enjoy immediately with maple syrup.