Almond Flour Pancakes

These almond flour pancakes are light, fluffy, and filled with delicious nutty flavor. They're an easy, satisfying gluten-free breakfast or brunch!

almond flour pancakes recipe

If you like pancakes that are light, fluffy, moist, and flavorful (who doesn’t?!), you’re going to LOVE these almond flour pancakes! I had the idea to make them last spring, when Jack and I were saving our limited supply of regular flour for baking projects like pita, bagels, and no-knead bread. All-purpose flour is easier to come by now, but in our house, these almond flour pancakes are sticking around for good.

This almond flour pancake recipe is totally grain and gluten-free, but it’s just as good as any traditional pancake recipe I’ve tried. The pancakes are soft and tender, with a delicious sweet and nutty flavor. As an added bonus, they’re more substantial than the average pancake (thanks, almond flour!), so they’ll easily keep you full till lunchtime.

Whip them up on a weekday, or save them for relaxed weekend brunch. But before you start cooking, heads up: Jack and I can easily devour these almond flour pancakes on our own, so if you’re serving a crowd, you’re going to want to make a double batch.

Almond flour pancake recipe ingredients

Almond Flour Pancake Recipe Ingredients

You only need 7 basic ingredients to make these easy almond flour pancakes:

  • Almond flour, of course! For the best results, use blanched almond flour, or homemade almond flour made from blanched slivered almonds, in this recipe. It gives these pancakes a fine crumb and delicious fluffy texture. Steer clear of almond meal, as it will make them, well, mealy.
  • Eggs – The binder! They add also moisture and richness and help make these pancakes super fluffy.
  • Baking powder – So that the almond flour pancakes puff up as they cook.
  • Almond milk – It adds moisture to this almond flour pancake recipe. If you don’t keep almond milk on hand, cow’s milk or my homemade oat milk would work here too.
  • Vanilla extract – It fills the pancakes with delicious warm flavor.
  • Maple syrup – We’ll mix some into the pancake batter, and when the pancakes are ready, we’ll (of course!) drizzle more on top.
  • And sea salt – To make the sweet, warm, and nutty flavors pop!

Find the complete recipe with measurements below.

Pouring wet ingredients into bowl of dry ingredients

How to Make Almond Flour Pancakes

This almond flour pancake recipe is super simple to make, so it’s a great recipe for quick weekday breakfasts as well as lazy weekend brunches. Here’s how it goes:

First, whisk together the wet ingredients in one bowl and the dry ingredients in another.

Hand mixing wet and dry ingredients in a mixing bowl with spatula

Then, pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients, and mix until just combined.

Almond flour pancake batter

Finally, cook! Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat, and brush it with a little olive oil (coconut oil would work here too!). Use a 1/4-cup measuring cup to scoop the batter into the pan, and cook each pancake for 1-2 minutes per side. Almond flour pancakes darken more quickly than regular pancakes do, so watch them closely. Reduce the heat as needed so that the outsides don’t burn before the middles have a chance to cook through. Repeat the cooking process with the remaining batter, and enjoy!

Almond flour pancakes with yogurt and blueberries

Almond Flour Pancakes Serving Suggestions

The almond flour and eggs make these pancakes nice and hearty, so they’re a delicious breakfast on their own. Serve them simply, with a drizzle of maple syrup, or dress them up more with Greek yogurt or coconut cream and your favorite fresh fruit.

They’re also a fantastic addition to a weekend or special occasion brunch menu. I like to pair them with something savory, like sunny-side-up eggs, my healthy breakfast casserole, or a veggie frittata. Round out the meal with a smoothie or mimosas to drink! For more delicious brunch recipes, check out this post.

almond flour pancakes

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Almond Flour Pancakes

rate this recipe:
4.83 from 321 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Serves 2
These fluffy almond flour pancakes are a hearty, delicious breakfast or brunch! This recipe makes 6 small pancakes. If you're serving more than two people, you may want to double it.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the spooned and leveled almond flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the almond milk, eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir. If your batter is very thick, stir in more almond milk until it resembles the photos above. If it's too thin, sprinkle in a touch more almond flour. (See photo in the blog post for batter consistency).
  • Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Brush the pan with a little olive oil and use a ¼-cup measuring cup to pour the batter onto the pan. (Note: these are more delicate than regular flour pancakes so it's important to make them small). Cook the pancakes for 1 to 2 minutes per side, turning the heat to low as needed so that the middles cook without burning the outsides. I usually turn my heat lower after each batch as my pan starts to hold residual heat. Almond flour pancakes darken a little quicker than pancakes that use regular flour.
  • Serve with maple syrup.

Notes

*Super-fine blanched almond flour or homemade almond flour (that uses slivered blanched almonds) is best for this recipe.
Use the spoon and level method when measuring flour so that the flour in your measuring cups doesn’t get too packed down. Too much flour will result in a thicker batter and denser pancakes.

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  1. Evelyn Marks
    01.24.2023

    2 stars
    Came out super oily. Not the same texture as regular pancakes, but the flavor is good. They also brown very quickly.

    • Phoebe Moore (L&L Recipe Developer)
      01.26.2023

      Glad you enjoyed the flavor! These do brown quite quickly, so I recommend cooking them over very low heat so that they cook through without getting too dark.

  2. Gedi
    01.21.2023

    I used a mashed ripe banana for starches, 1 more egg and half a tsp baking powder. It came out nice and fluffy. However there is no way they would look like the picture above as they tend to darken very quickly even on low heat.

  3. MJ
    01.16.2023

    2 stars
    Disappointing! The taste and texture is bad and they felt apart in the pan.

  4. JD
    01.01.2023

    5 stars
    These are awesome. Remind me of a cornmeal pancake without the corny flavor. While I love the crispy texture making them like traditional pancakes, I am a bit lazy. I have used the single and double recipe in a greased 9×12 glass pan. For Double recipe bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. Less time for the single recipe. Cut like a cake and serve as usual.

  5. J
    12.27.2022

    3 stars
    I was looking for a low-carb pancake recipe. These came out fluffy and crispy, as pictured. However, the pancakes were unpleasantly bitter due the use of so much baking powder. They would be fine covered with maple syrup, but that would defeat the point of a low-carb pancake. This did give me some ideas on how to adapt my favorite buttermilk pancake recipe for almond flour though; it seems that far less liquid is needed for almond flour than for wheat flour.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      12.27.2022

      Hi J, I use aluminum-free baking powder and I don’t notice any bitterness.

  6. Chris
    11.26.2022

    5 stars
    Chose to make these because I had almond flour on hand. I was wondering where the nutrition facts are. I am concerned because we have a diabetic in our home. They are the best tasting Almond Flour Pancakes we have made ! 😋

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      11.27.2022

      Hi Chris, I’m so glad you enjoyed them! I’m sorry, we don’t post nutrition facts but you can plug the ingredients into a site like my fitness pal.

  7. Mary Fadae
    11.20.2022

    4 stars
    The almond flour pancakes turned out very well. Using a 1/4 cup to scoop out the batter made a difference. I could flip them very easily. The texture was very good too, but I think I will have to add something to the batter, because I thought the taste was a little bland.

  8. nathaniel
    11.13.2022

    can the batter store in refrigerator for next day use?

    • Phoebe Moore (L&L Recipe Developer)
      11.18.2022

      Hi Nathaniel, we haven’t tried this, so I can’t guarantee the results.

  9. Karthika
    11.12.2022

    I just made this. They turned out perfect. Somewhat like the picture. Yummy with lovely texture. Added dark choc chips for extra.

    • Phoebe Moore (L&L Recipe Developer)
      11.17.2022

      So glad you loved them!

  10. Tracy
    11.10.2022

    These were great. They flipped well cooking them on low at 2: mins per side. I only had one egg so I used a flax egg and a little over the amount of almond milk required. They’re delicious!

    To manage expectations they won’t look like they do in the picture. Almond flour is a grainy rougher texture and has no gluten. However, they can hold well and they taste amazing. Sometimes you have to develop your own confidence when working with these flours. If you struggled with it the first time, I’d give it another try.

    • Phoebe Moore (L&L Recipe Developer)
      11.11.2022

      Hi Tracy, I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe!

  11. Alayna
    11.07.2022

    I tried the recipe and added blueberries but the inside of the pancake was gummy and I hate that texture. Is there a way to fix it?

    • Phoebe Moore (L&L Recipe Developer)
      11.11.2022

      Hi Alayna, I would recommend using fresh blueberries or this blueberry compote as a topping for the pancakes instead of mixing berries into the batter. I would also make sure you’re making small pancakes (1/4 cup batter each) and cooking them over low or medium-low heat for 1 to 2 minutes per side. Hope this helps!

  12. Camille
    11.04.2022

    5 stars
    I added mashed banana to my pancakes and used flax eggs. I also replaced the maple syrup with monk fruit sweetener. They were so yummy! I even cooked a pancake in the microwave for a minute and a half since I was impatient and didn’t want to deal with pancakes falling apart on the pan. Still turned out great! Thanks for the lovely recipe! <3

    • Phoebe Moore (L&L Recipe Developer)
      11.11.2022

      So glad you enjoyed the recipe!

  13. Isabel
    10.18.2022

    1 star
    Pancakes did not flip at all and the texture looked nothing like the picture that was posted? I followed reciepe to the T and they did not look flat and perfect like the photo. I ate a pile of mush.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.21.2022

      Hi Isabel, I’m sorry to hear – I wonder if your nonstick pan is very slick if you had trouble flipping, or if they cooked long enough over low heat. They’re more delicate than regular flour pancakes.

      • Carrie
        11.03.2022

        Yes! I’m with you here. Just made these for the first time today and wish I would have read your comment before hand. The first pan I used was not non-stick enough, so used a newer pan, cooked low and slow, and voila, perfect.

    • Rose
      10.30.2022

      5 stars
      I had the same problem added blueberries also. Tried adding extra almond milk still didn’t help. Will try with butter now had alot of leftovers

  14. Robyn Messner
    10.18.2022

    5 stars
    Wow, these were amazing. I feel like I’ve tried other almond flour (only)pancakes and they just didn’t turn out. I also added 1/4 tsp xanthan gum and blueberries. Seriously shocked how good they were given the low sugar and flour choice. Normally I mix flours. Thank you for a fantastic healthier breakfast recipe!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.21.2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed them!

  15. Cindy
    10.16.2022

    5 stars
    Wonderful pancakes! I added frozen blueberries and they turned out amazing… My husband loved them.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.16.2022

      I’m so glad you loved them!

  16. Hannah
    10.12.2022

    5 stars
    There is a reason these pancakes are so highly rated! BEST recipe ever!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.21.2022

      I’m so glad you loved them!

  17. Kei
    10.08.2022

    If you are looking for a low carb option to pancakes then this will work. They’re quick and easy and are not bad tasting. BUT personally almond flour pancakes are a good option but do not have the taste or texture of regular. Just as dressed up cauliflower rice taste like delicious cauliflower yes, but just like rice? No.!
    I did add the. Xyatham gum I had on hand that someone suggested and they held together well. I would recommend them as long as you are not looking for for a low carb just like pancake experience

  18. Mary
    10.04.2022

    I made the recipe this morning, but used a mini waffle iron to test them on my grandkids who enjoy waffles. One enjoyed the younger one, not so much. My husband and I really liked the nutty flavor. Can you share what the nutrient value is… like total carbs. they are great, next I’ll make pancakes!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.08.2022

      Hi Mary, I’m so happy to hear that they worked as waffles!

      I’m sorry, we don’t calculate nutrition info but you can plug the ingredients into a site like my fitness pal.

  19. Jess
    09.30.2022

    5 stars
    I adore Jeannine and all she shares with us via Love and Lemons.

    I’m gluten free and bake with almond flour and other GF flours regularly, and I’ve made these pancakes a few times. The key is determining if your almond flour has xanthum gum in the ingredients. Xanthum gum is a binding agent – I add 1/4 tsp to the dry ingredients. No more floppy, falling apart pancakes!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.02.2022

      Hi Jess, I’m glad you’ve been enjoying the recipes!

  20. Caitlin
    09.20.2022

    3 stars
    This recipe was an absolute disaster for me they would not flip without getting everywhere and batter just folding into itself all over my griddle. My batter turned out way too thin so I added more almond flour and they cook so fast on the bottom that they are black at 300 on my griddle. I have yet to find an almond flour pancake recipe that works for me.

    • Michelle Proctor
      09.25.2022

      1 star
      I tried them this morning and had the same issue. They wouldn’t flip at all and the pancakes were nothing more than mush by the time I was done.

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