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Almond Flour Pancakes

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Olena Osipov
4.9 from 19 votes

These Almond Flour Pancakes are incredibly fluffy, delicious and made with simple ingredients. Easy low carb pancake recipe and alternative to whole wheat pancakes.

Other favorite healthy breakfast recipes in our household are Starbucks copycat egg bites, waffles and frittata muffins.

Stacked Almond Flour Pancakes topped with raspberries and sprinkled with icing sugar

Almond Flour Pancake Recipe

Almond flour pancakes are delicious but an acquired taste. Just being honest. However, everyone absolutely loves this almond flour waffle recipe.

My almond flour muffins and almond flour banana bread are literally the most visited pages on the blog. And there is a good reason for that – minimum ingredients, naturally sweetened and melt in your mouth.

I have the same feeling about this almond flour pancake recipe. The texture is fluffy, soft and delicate. I am not a morning cook so I appreciate 6 simple ingredients. We usually double and triple the recipe for quick breakfast as kids have warmed up to almond flour pancakes. With lots of maple syrup and raspberries. 🙂

Almond Flour Pancakes stacked and cut through inside to show texture

Ingredients You Will Need

  • Almond flour: Make sure your package says “blanched almond flour” and not “almond meal”. The difference between the two is that almond flour is finely ground blanched almonds and almond meal is ground almonds.
  • Eggs: 2 large eggs are a must in almond flour baking because they hold everything together in place of gluten. I would not recommend using flax “eggs”.
  • Milk or water: You can use any milk. I tried unsweetened almond milk and also water a few times.
  • Oil: 2 tbsp of oil like avocado oil or any mild tasting oil prevents almond flour pancakes from tasting dry. Especially if you make them with water.
  • Maple syrup or honey: Adds sweetness that I highly recommend. You can use dry sweetener of choice or none at all but then add extra 2 tbsp of milk or water.
  • Baking powder: Just a tiny bit to help pancakes rise.
almond flour, milk, eggs, maple syrup and baking powder

How to Make Almond Flour Pancakes

Cooking with almond flour is not complicated but it’s best to follow the recipe very closely for favorable results.

  • Make the batter by whisking all ingredients at once and vigorously. No need to whisk eggs first. Batter will be more runny than traditional pancake batter.
  • Make sure skillet is hot. Give skillet time to preheat so pancake batter lightly sizzles as soon as it touches the skillet and shape sets.
  • Cook pancakes for 2 minutes on each side and flip before they are dry on top and bubbles appear – just peak underneath for nice color. Otherwise, pancakes will burn.
how to cook almond flour pancakes
Almond Flour Pancakes stacked and garnished with raspberries

Tips and Variations

  • Don’t make waffles. This almond flour pancake batter is too delicate for a waffle maker. I have almond flour waffle recipe.
  • Can I blend the batter? Yes. In fact, I tried just that.
  • Pancakes burn fast. Use ceramic non-stick skillet and keep it on low heat between 2 and 4. You might have to reduce heat towards the end as skillet gets hotter.
  • Small pancakes are easier to flip and small spatula is better than large.
  • Add a small handful of blueberries or chocolate chips but not too many so you can flip pancakes.
  • You can use dry sweetener but add extra 2 tbsp of milk.
  • A dash of cinnamon and pure vanilla extract would go well as always.

How to Store, Freeze and Reheat Pancakes

Almond flour pancakes keep well refrigerated for a few days. Make sure they are tightly wrapped or in an airtight container as pancakes dry out fast.

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.


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Almond Flour Pancakes
Almond Flour Pancakes

Almond Flour Pancakes

These Almond Flour Pancakes are incredibly fluffy, delicious and made with simple ingredients. Easy low carb pancake recipe and alternative to whole wheat pancakes.
4.9 from 19 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: North American
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 9 pancakes
Calories: 126kcal
Author: Olena Osipov


  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp any milk or water
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • Avocado or coconut oil for frying


  • 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 colour.
  • 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.
  • 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.



  • You can use dry sweetener of choice and add extra 2 tbsp of milk or water.
  • You can skip sweetener all together but add extra 2 tbsp of milk or water.
  • You can use blender or food processor to make batter.
  • Skillet gets hotter as you cook, so it’s important to reduce heat a bit and keep it low. These pancakes burn fast.


Serving: 1pancake | Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 53IU | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg
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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys, a wife to Alex and we reside on magical Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. This is our healthy family recipes blog. Originally from Ukraine, I grew up on real food. As an adult, I struggled with diets for years because none worked long-term. Now for over 10 years, I cook easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

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  1. 5 stars
    I wasn’t sure about the husband liking these. He’s very specific about his pancakes and adores thin Krustez mix. So I only made what the recipe called for. It made about 5 just right size pancakes.
    I did add vanilla to the batter and added blueberries to the pancakes as they cooked.
    The verdict was: a little different but pretty good.
    Shocking! So, thank you as I will use this more often now.
    I didn’t take a picture. They didn’t come out as pretty as yours. They did burn a little even though the pan was on med low. Still tasted the same though.

  2. 5 stars
    These are delicious! I imagined something a bit more dense but they were light and fluffy. I omitted most of the syrup and replaced it with milk. They turned out beautifully served with banana and strawberries. Thanks!

  3. 5 stars
    Best alternative pancakes ever.they are so lite& fluffy I used organic half and half just a sprinkle of Stevia,topped with mixed berry’s out of freezer defrosted and the honey on top.whipped cream would be awesome.will do nut butter next time.yumyum will need double batch if more than 1 adult.

  4. 5 stars
    The pancake batter comes out very thick. To make it thinner, I added more almond milk. This helped a lot. Otherwise, we enjoyed them with Sugar Free Syrup! Thanks

    1. 4 stars
      The taste was really good. Actually reminded me of Italian Amaretti cookies, however they didn’t fluff at all. I used flax eggs. When I added the batter to the pan the outside separated away. Would love some suggestion as to what might have happened. I will give these another go.

  5. 5 stars
    Amazing pancakes, we loved them! They were so moist and tasty 🙂 so happy I found your site and I am definitely enjoying trying the recipes

  6. 5 stars
    I made these but I did add pumpkin spice and cinnamon for flavor. I should have probably added a little more milk. I’ve never made ANY pancakes before let alone healthy ones. On top of that I tried to make them into certain shapes. I will say by the time I got to the end of this batter I actually made one perfect pancake and it was delicious!! Will be working with this recipe more in the future!

  7. 4 stars
    These were easy to make with very simple ingredients I already had. I kept at low temp but looked burned even under 2 minutes. Still tasted good better than other almond flour recipes I’ve tried.

  8. 5 stars
    so Delicious!!!! I will be making more!!!
    I wish I had read the tip about fast-burning quality of the pancakes. I burned 2 before I realized that need to turn the heat to low…

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