Fluffy Almond Flour Pancakes made with 6 simple ingredients and ready in 15 minutes. You will love this gluten free, low carb pancake recipe!

We also enjoy oat flour pancakes and protein pancakes for their taste and wholesomeness.

Stack of almond flour pancakes with raspberries, maple syrup and icing sugar on a plate.

Along with my popular almond flour banana muffins and almond flour banana bread, these low-carb almond flour pancakes are one of our favorite almond flour recipes!

This recipe requires just 6 simple ingredients, is naturally sweetened, and has a wonderfully fluffy, delicate texture. Your whole family will enjoy them!

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • No empty calories: Just wholesome ingredients like almonds, unrefined sweeteners, eggs, and milk of your choice.
  • Gluten free: As well as grain-free and optionally dairy-free, paleo, and keto pancakes.
  • Highly nutritious: Packed with protein, healthy fats, fiber, and several vitamins and minerals.
  • Quick and simple: Just 6 basic ingredients, 2 steps to prepare, in one bowl and breakfast is ready in under 15 minutes.
  • Freezer friendly: Make a double batch. One for now and freeze one for later.

Ingredients for Almond Flour Pancakes

This is such an easy almond flour pancake recipe that requires just a handful of ingredients, most of which are pantry staples.

Almond flour, eggs, baking powder, almond milk, maple syrup.
  • Almond flour: Almond flour is basically just ground almonds. Superfine blanched almond flour is the best choice for fluffy pancakes. You can use store-bought almond flour or make homemade almond flour.
  • Eggs: You need two large eggs to bind the pancakes as there’s a lack of gluten.
  • Milk: Use the dairy or dairy free milk of your choice. I use unsweetened almond milk. Alternatively, use water.
  • Oil: Use any neutral cooking oil. Avocado oil or coconut oil are my favorites! Alternatively, you can use melted butter but only if the remaining ingredients are all room temperature. Otherwise, it will solidify.
  • Sweetener: I like to use pure maple syrup, agave, or honey, etc. For sugar-free pancakes, you could use a sweetener like xylitol or erythritol, or omit the sweetener entirely.
  • Baking powder: This will help to leaven the pancakes to provide lift and texture.

How to Make Almond Flour Pancakes

Here is a quick overview how to make almond flour pancakes in 4 simple steps. There is no need to mix wet ingredients and dry ingredients separately!

Person showing step-by-step how to make pancakes with almond flour.
  • Add ingredients to one bowl: In a medium bowl, combine the eggs, oil, milk, sweetener, baking powder, and almond flour.
  • Mix the batter: Whisk well until the batter is smooth. The batter should be slightly thinner than regular pancake batter.
  • Cook the pancakes: First, preheat large nonstick skillet or griddle over low heat with a bit of oil. Pour 1/4 cup of the batter at a time into the skillet, and cook for a few minutes, or until the underneath is a golden brown and bubbles are just beginning to form on top.
  • Flip carefully: Then flip the pancakes carefully and quickly and cook for a further 1-2 minutes. Repeat this step with the remaining batter.

Recipe Tip

Feel free to mix the pancake batter in a food processor or high speed blender instead of manually whisking. It will make it even fluffier, and you don’t have to worry about overworking gluten as there is none.

Tips for Best Results

  • Keep them small: Pancakes with almond flour are more fragile than traditional pancakes. By making them small, they’ll be easier to flip and transfer from pan to plate.
  • Adjust the temperature: These pancakes burn fairly quickly, much quicker than regular pancakes. To avoid that, keep the temperature fairly low and monitor them while cooking. Also, you may need to reduce the heat as the skillet becomes hotter.
  • Don’t use almond meal: Almond meal pancakes won’t be as smooth or melt in your mouth but rather more dense. Also their color will be different as the meal contains almond skins, and they won’t hold their shape as well. Use superfine blanched almond flour only!
  • Use non-stick skillet: Almond flour sticks, so I recommend to use non-stick skillet that still works well. You will need to use a lot of oil with cast iron skillet unless it is very well seasoned. As for the griddle, make sure it has true non-stick surface.

Variations and Additions

As with most pancakes, there are several possible add-ins you can experiment with. However, don’t add too much, or it will be hard to flip them.

  • Dry sweetener: You can use dry sweetener of choice and add extra 2 tbsp of milk or water
  • Omit sweetener: You can skip sweetener all together but add extra 2 tbsp of milk or water.
  • More flavor: A pinch of cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg or pure vanilla extract can help to enhance the flavors of this almond flour pancake recipe.
  • Chocolate chips: Who doesn’t enjoy pancakes with chocolate chips? Add up to 1/3 cup.
  • Fresh fruit: Finely chopped apple, pear, banana, or whole blueberries and raspberries can be added to the pancake batter. However, be careful with very watery fruits that can affect the batter’s consistency. You could also press the fruit into the uncooked top of pancakes in the skillet before flipping.
  • Dried fruit: Add up to 1/4 cup of raisins or cranberries for tiny bursts of sweetness.
  • Nuts and seeds: Chia seeds, poppy seeds, walnuts or pecans will all add extra nutrients and crunch.
  • Orange juice: Use a small amount of orange juice instead of milk to add a citrusy kick to the pancakes. Increase that further with extra orange zest, about a teaspoon full.
Stack of almond flour pancakes sliced into with fresh raspberries on a side.

How to Serve Almond Flour Pancakes

These are the world’s best almond flour pancakes as they are! However, there are several ways that you can enjoy them. Some of my favorite options include:

  • Fresh chopped fruit: Apples, pears, banana, peach and berries.
  • A dollop of yogurt, whipped cream or whipped coconut cream.
  • Maple syrup or honey: Drizzled on top.   
  • Seed or nut butter to drizzle on top. Warm up in the microwave until drizzly peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter or hazelnut spread.
  • Chocolate: Either with Nutella, a few chocolate chips, or some cacao nibs.
  • Savory: A chopped slice of crispy baked bacon.
  • Jam: Quick homemade fruit compote or favorite store bought.
  • Chopped nuts or seeds for texture, best when lightly toasted.

How to Store, Freeze and Reheat

Make ahead: You can prepare the pancake batter the night before, leaving out the baking powder until right before cooking the pancakes. Allow batter to come to room temperature for 20 minutes before cooking.

Store: Once leftover pancakes have cooled down, transfer them to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Freeze: Transfer cooled pancakes to an airtight container. I recommend to line with parchment paper between them or first flash-freeze on a baking sheet in a single layer, then stack to avoid sticking.

Freeze in the freezer for up to 3 months. To thaw, you can leave them on the counter or reheat from frozen in the toaster for easy weekday breakfasts.

Reheat: Reheat pancakes either on the stovetop, in the microwave, or in a toaster oven. You could also keep the pancakes warm in the oven at 200 F until serving or reheat a large batch in the oven at 350 F until warm, around 10 minutes.

FAQs

Why are my pancakes falling apart?

The only time I’ve had this issue is when I’ve tried to make these pancakes without eggs. As almond flour contains no gluten, we need the eggs to bind the batter.

Also be careful when flipping them. You want to make sure pancakes are golden brown on the bottom, and then flip quickly with good spatula.

Can I substitute regular flour for almond flour?

No. All-purpose flour will not work in this recipe.

Can I make these as keto pancakes?

Yes. Just use a keto sweetener like erythritol instead of maple syrup. If you use a dry sugar, then add an extra 2 tablespoons of milk or water.

Can I make almond flour pancakes without eggs?

No. I haven’t had good results when using egg alternatives like flax egg or chia seed egg. They won’t bind the batter as well as eggs, so pancakes will turn out very crumbly.

More Pancake Recipes to Try

More Almond Flour Recipes to Try

Almond flour pancakes with syrup and raspberries on a plate.
almond flour stack of pancakes with fresh berries

Almond Flour Pancakes

Fluffy Almond Flour Pancakes are made with 6 simple ingredients and ready in 15 minutes. You will love this gluten free, low carb pancake recipe!
4.89 from 52 votes
Servings 9 pancakes
Calories 126
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • In a medium bowl, add eggs, oil, milk, maple syrup, baking powder and almond flour. Whisk well until batter is smooth consistency.
  • Preheat ceramic non-stick skillet on low heat and swirl oil to coat. Add 1/4 cup of batter and cook for a few minutes or until you peak under and see nice brown color.
  • Flip pancakes before they are dry on top and bubbles appear. Cook for another 1-2 minutes. Proceed with remaining batter and reduce heat as skillet gets hotter.
  • Serve with maple syrup, plain yogurt and berries.

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Notes

  • Store: Refrigerate covered or in a container for up to 3 days.
  • Freeze: Freeze cooled down pancakes in an airtight container for up to 3 months. To thaw, pop frozen in the toaster and voila. Or thaw on a counter for a few hours.

Nutrition

Serving: 1pancake | Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: North American
Author: Olena Osipov
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Comments

  1. 5 stars
    The only recipe that’s easy and SO delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹. Tried so different ones and I’m so happy I found yours! Added vanilla and just one tablespoon of honey.

  2. 5 stars
    Hi there . Could you tell me what is the nutritional value of this pancake? Is it 126 calories for 1 pancake or two? One place the serving is one pancake and another place it is two pancakes. Delicious by the way and thanks!

    1. It’s 126 calories per 1 pancake. Full nutritional info is at the bottom of the recipe card. Glad you loved them!

  3. 5 stars
    This comment is more a reminder for myself. Loved it as is. This time I modified for my dietary needs: skipped syrup or honey & added vanilla and a scoop of Vanilla Protien powder (sugar substitued version). Meant to add flax but forgot this time. Still fantastic!

  4. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for this delicious recipe! I am watching my carbs and your amazing recipes are an absolute lifesaver!

  5. 4 stars
    These were really good pancakes, but I was a little disappointed when you said it would make nine servings and mine only made 5 servings with the size you used.

  6. Good morning. I read about you and wow. I love how you first got started with your business. You seem genuine, a caring and honest person. So glad I found you. ? I have about your healthy pancakes using almond flour. In the ingredients it has oil in the batter but you don’t mention what kind of oil. I want the healthy oil. I’m trying to eat much healthier (not that I eat terrible) but have gone through radiation and chemo so I wanted to find someone who makes healthy recipes that sounds yummy. I agree with you. I don’t believe the word diet bc if it doesn’t taste good, people don’t stick to it. And everyone’s body is different. All is in moderation with some foods. I’ve been looking and I chose your recipes to be in my Pinterest. Your recipes have basic ingredients that I have at home or most at least. And they sound tasty. I’m older 63 young and making changes in my life. Thank you for sharing your story aha recipes. Sincerely, Nana

    1. Hi Nana. Thank you so much for your kind words! I use avocado oil. Hope you enjoy this almond flour pancakes recipe!

  7. 4 stars
    A healthy and tasty alternative to my typical (white flour) pancake recipe. Will make again. I added some frozen raspberries (and vanilla) to the mix. Took a star away as I found the bottom burned quickly w the coconut oil while the top remained very runny.

    1. So happy to hear you love this recipe. I would try to cook it on a smaller burner or maybe it’s the skillet.

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