by Olena

Almond Flour Pancakes

by Olena

5 from 1 reviews

Fluffy almond flour pancakes with 5 easy ingredients. Low carb and gluten free but still so tasty!

almond flour pancakes garnished with strawberries and a glass of milk

Almond Flour Pancake Recipe

I found recipe on Allrecipes and gave it a go. Pretty good! Good thing about almond flour pancakes is that they are low carb, so naturally we can eat more of them than whole wheat pancakes.

Our family and entire web is obsessed with my almond flour muffins and almond flour banana bread. And there is a good reason for that – minimum ingredients, naturally sweetened and melt in your mouth. So, almond flour pancake recipe comes next. Naturally again because we are all natural. Am I right?


  • Almond flour
  • Eggs
  • Almond or any milk
  • Maple syrup or liquid honey
  • Baking powder

almond flour, milk, eggs, maple syrup and baking powder

What Pancakes Taste Like?

These gluten free pancakes’ texture is fluffy, soft and delicate.

As for the taste, I have to say almond flour pancakes are an acquired taste. I wasn’t sure at first, so weren’t my kids. After a few pancakes we started to like them.

I could see how some may call them eggy but it doesn’t bother me. Also pancakes have roasted almonds flavor. Because essentially almond flour is ground up almonds cooked (roasted) on a skillet.

I really like these pancakes. My kids are OK with them. And that’s fine by me. More for me.

bitten low carb almond flour pancake to show texture

How to Make Pancakes with Almond Flour

  • Whisk eggs first.
  • Add almond milk, maple syrup, flour and baking soda.
  • Whisk more until smooth consistency.

Tip: Batter will be more runny than traditional pancake batter. And it might seem like 1 cup almond flour is too much but it’s not.

how to make almond flour pancake batter

Can I Blend the Batter?


In fact, I tried just that. Because that is exactly what I was curious to test in my almond flour muffins video. You can just dump all ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until easy almond flour pancake batter is smooth. Even tiny Kitchen Aid can do it. I love that thing, by the way!

blending almond flour pancake batter in a food processor

Tips for Cooking Best Almond Flour Pancakes

Low and slow. That’s the most important part! Almond flour pancakes burn fast.

  • Use ceramic non-stick skillet. I don’t think you can get away with cast iron.
  • Preheat skillet and keep it on low heat between 2 and 4.
  • Skillet gets hotter as you cook, reduce heat a bit.
  • Small pancakes are easier to flip. And small spatula is better than large.
  • Flip pancakes before they are dry on top otherwise they will burn.
  • Don’t wait for bubbles. Just peak underneath for nice color.

how to cook almond flour pancakes

What Not to Do!

All right, friends. To satisfy everyone’s curiosity including mine, I ran a few tests and here is what failed miserably.

Don’t use almond meal. You have to use almond flour. Make sure your package says that. The difference between the two is that almond flour is finely ground blanched almonds and almond meal is ground almonds.

Don’t make waffles. This almond flour pancake batter is too delicate for a waffle maker. I have almond flour waffle recipe if that’s what you are craving.

failed almond meal pancakes and waffles

How to Store These Low Carb Pancakes

These low carb 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.


almond flour pancake recipe

More Recipes with Almond Flour


Almond Flour Pancakes

5 from 1 reviews

Fluffy low carb almond flour pancakes recipe with 5 simple ingredients.

  • Author: Olena of
  • Prep Time: 4 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 14 minutes
  • Yield: 9 pancakes 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: North American


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup almond or any milk
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or liquid honey
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Avocado or coconut oil, for frying


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk eggs.
  2. Add milk, maple syrup, almond flour and baking powder. Whisk until batter is smooth consistency – it will be more runny than traditional pancake batter.
  3. Preheat ceramic non-stick skillet on low heat and swirl oil to coat. Add amount of batter for desired size of a pancake. Smaller are easier to flip.
  4. Cook for a minute or until you peak under and see nice brown colour. Flip pancakes before they are dry on top and before bubbles appear. Otherwise they will burn. Skillet gets hotter as you cook, so it’s important to reduce heat a bit and keep it low. These pancakes burn fast.
  5. Serve with maple syrup, plain yogurt and berries. Melt in your mouth Yum!

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.


Recipe from Allrecipes.

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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

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Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

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Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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