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:
4.80 from 520 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
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. Lindy
    09.10.2023

    4 stars
    Does anyone know the nutritional info?

  2. Sid Dunn
    08.26.2023

    4 stars
    Very good pancakes. I used store bought low carb caramel (Jordan’s Skinny Sauces Salted Caramel) instead of maple syrup to minimize carbs in the mix and on the pancakes.
    Thank you.

  3. anna
    08.20.2023

    4 stars
    hi! the batter was way too thick so i added more milk, but then i couldn’t flip the pancakes😭what did i do wrong?

  4. Coco23
    08.16.2023

    This recipe was so easy and quick and delicious. I just happened to have almond flour, but everything else you’ll have on hand. except i used skim milk. I added blueberries and they smelled great too.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      08.22.2023

      I’m so glad you loved them!

  5. Em
    08.16.2023

    5 stars
    Delicious! I added ripe banana slices and it was excellent!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      08.16.2023

      I’m so glad you enjoyed!

      • Kelley
        08.16.2023

        5 stars
        These turned out great thanks!

  6. Martha
    08.10.2023

    These were super yummy! I made my own almond flour, more like almond meal. I used my griddle and they turned out great cooked at 300°F. I served them with sliced strawberries, and blueberries. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Phoebe Moore (L&L Recipe Developer)
      08.11.2023

      Hi Martha, I’m so glad you loved the pancakes!

  7. annie
    08.02.2023

    5 stars
    I wanted pancakes and these win! followed recipe to a T. read all the instructions…and they came out perfectly. PERFECT. I topped mine w/ chopped pecans and unsweetened shredded coconut. amazing. Can’t wait to make them again and maybe add lemon? or cinnamon. or even make them savory. sooo very good. perfect ratios. Thank you

    • Phoebe Moore (L&L Recipe Developer)
      08.04.2023

      Hi Annie, I’m so glad you loved the pancakes!

  8. Marion
    08.01.2023

    OMG! I am so pleased I came across this recipe. I love them! And I didn’t even have blanched almond flour, just the normal one with the skin. I was a little skeptical about it, thinking they would be pretty dense, but nope! They were still soft and fluffy. I love that they aren’t sweet at all as well. I topped with plain Greek yoghurt and some blueberries and am already looking forward to having them again. #LoveLoveandlemons

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      08.01.2023

      I’m so glad you loved them!

    • Phyllis Shisler
      08.03.2023

      5 stars
      These are absolutely delicious! I can’t have gluten and it’s been challenging sometimes trying to find good recipes. I’m not surprised love and lemons fulfilled that particular need as I’ve make many of your recipes and everyone is a keeper! I made these and shared them with my 10 month old grandson…he gobbled them up! I highly suggest making them the way this recipe is written…they are perfectly delicious! Thanks for such great recipes!

      • Phoebe Moore (L&L Recipe Developer)
        08.04.2023

        Hi Phyllis, I’m so glad you loved them!

  9. Hannah
    07.26.2023

    5 stars
    These are delicious! We love them and I’ve made them several times. Have you ever made thwm ahead and frozen them? Tha ks so much for this wonderful recipe!

  10. Celina
    07.23.2023

    5 stars
    Best gluten free pancakes ever!!! After reading the comments, I followed the recipe almost to the T. I added one extra egg, and substited the baking powder for xantham gum, added 1 teaspoon of chia seeds to the wet ingredients mix, and 2 teaspoons of granulated monk fruit. I let the mix sit for 5 minutes to give the chia seeds a chance to swell. After mixing all of the ingredients together, I added oatmilk coffee creamer until I got the consistency I was happy with. Then I followed the detailed cooking instructions. Once they had lightly browned on both sides, I finished baking them in my counter top convection oven at 200 degrees for about 10 minutes. I wish I could show pictures! They came out beautiful, fluffy and absolutely delicious

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      07.24.2023

      I’m glad you enjoyed them!

  11. Robin
    07.23.2023

    4 stars
    I tried this for my diabetic husband and found the consistency to be unappealing. I added a half cup of self rising flour and they were much better! Still vastly reduced carbs that he will eat.

  12. Leigh
    07.18.2023

    3 stars
    Fell apart. Guidance requested.

    We are gluten free in this house. I halved the recipe for the first go and they completely fell apart. Sounds like k could benefit from an extra egg, anything else you’d suggest? The ingredients are so clean I want these to work…please advise!! 🙂

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      07.19.2023

      Hi Leigh, they’re pretty delicate – I’d make sure you have a super slick nonstick pan, make the pancakes on the smaller side, and just gently flip them. A thin spatula, like a fish spatula, is helpful.

  13. Mary
    07.15.2023

    5 stars
    I had a craving for pancakes yesterday so today I followed this recipe. I guess the pancakes were okay considering they’re a healthier version. Definitely a little different texture.

    I followed the recipe almost exactly. I didn’t have maple syrup, so I used regular pancake syrup and I used double the amount of real vanilla. My batter was a wee bit on the dry side, I did have to add 3 additional tablespoons of almond milk. I filled my griddle with pancakes, had about 3/4th of a cup of batter left. So I grabbed my Log Cabin brand keto pancake mix in chocolate and mixed a heaping spoonful into my batter. That changed it up and it was definitely better than the plain ones. I’ll play with this recipe each time I use it. Thx for sharing it.

  14. Andra Lee
    07.03.2023

    1 star
    Had a problem with them turning mushy almost porridge/oat like . Also so hard to flip because they’re so brittle and soft. How can I fix this problem?

  15. R
    06.08.2023

    1 star
    Maybe it’s the high altitude here but these just turned to mush. They look like they are going to work but then you flip them they just crumble. I never have this issue with normal flour. How do you get them to set up? I think the flour is just too grainy to actually stick together even with the 2 eggs.

  16. Diana
    05.28.2023

    5 stars
    These pancakes were a treat I saved for Sunday Brunch…and they were delicious beyond my expectations! They were easy, light, fluffy and needed only a tiny dab of butter and syrup to make them perfect. Thank you for this delicious alternative to the usual pancake.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      05.30.2023

      Hi Diana, I’m so glad you loved them!

  17. Lisa
    05.26.2023

    5 stars
    ⭐️⭐️10 STARS⭐️⭐️ These turned out really, really, really fabulous. (Emphasis on “really” 😜)
    Here’s my story: I’ve been trying to find that perfect pancake to indulge myself and this recipe is IT❣️ I’ve tried others only to be disappointed (granted.. I’m sure there were errors on my part). I used a griddle on the other recipes but they came out uncooked in the middle. Phoebe, Thank You for your explicit information on everything. It really helps when things are explained fully which is why I would like to share my attempt at this recipe that turned out very well. I wish I could add a pic. I have a glass digital stove and is very intimidating to me, even after 5 or so years. I never really know what setting to put anything on. I just wing it. 👩‍🍳So I used a dab of coconut oil (Phoebes alternate suggestion) per pour. I used half of the 1/4 cup & spread the batter out (which may be the reason mine came out thinner but that’s ok.. I wanted to make sure they were cooked thru). So they were “sand dollar” size. They came out a little crispy (yummm) but not too crispy. I used a 5” pan. Wanted to make sure this recipe was the “one” so I tested each pancake (ate 5.. made 8). Set “my stove” on 3 for 1 min then turned down to 2 for 2 mins. FLIPPED. Kept at 2 for 3 mins then turned up to 3 for 1min. (This made the other side a bit darker & got the pan ready for the next pour.) I used a timer because of Phoebe suggesting to turn heat lower. ❤️Thank You, Phoebe, for a well written recipe with the Notes.❤️
    I hope my experience help others. Sorry so long (coulda been longer 😜).
    🥞🥞Happy Cooking🥞🥞
    Even though.. I hate cooking but LOVE trying out recipes to find that “one”. 🥰

  18. Kimberly Gough
    05.23.2023

    4 stars
    I made this first as is, no changes, the taste was great, but it was quite dry and too fragile. so I tried it again a few days later, and added one extra egg. that made all the difference in the world! my husband and I both loved them. these are now my go-to pancakes (with the extra egg!)

  19. Craig McKenna
    05.23.2023

    5 stars
    Hi Cammille.

    I had the sweetened version, but as a pre diabetic I wanted to just drop the sugar a little too and I made a savory version. I lightly fried some Thyme and a very small chopped onion in gee. Instead of salt I added my own fresh garlic infused salt. I spread an Avacado and Tomato paste on then then covered it in thin slices of Camenbert Cheese or With Philadelphia Cheese and thin spices of my own pickled Beetroot. They were an absolute dream.

  20. Camille
    05.18.2023

    5 stars
    These pancakes were so good! I didn’t have vanilla so I thought almond extract would be a great substitute. I used half the amount called for vanilla and it gave such a delicious flavor. I cooked these on a pan with avocado oil and, again, SO GOOD! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Phoebe Moore (L&L Recipe Developer)
      05.19.2023

      Hi Camille, I’m so glad you loved them! The almond extract sounds delicious.

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