• Almond Flour Pancakes {silver dollar}

    Comfy Belly: Almond Flour Pancakes

    There are many almond flour pancake recipes floating around the Internet. I thought I would join in on the fun and post my version, so here’s my go-to almond flour pancake recipe.

    Comfy Belly: Almond Flour Pancakes

    I’ve seen a number of variations on the ingredients and the ratio of ingredients used in almond flour pancake recipes. Some use coconut oil, coconut milk, agave, coconut sugar, and yogurt. I’ve found that this simple ratio of almond flour, liquid sweetener, salt, baking soda, and milk (or water) in this recipe creates a perfectly tasty almond flour pancake.

    Posted in Breakfast, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free, Low-Sugar, Paleo, SCD, Vegetarian  |  56 Comments

    56 Responses to Almond Flour Pancakes {silver dollar}

    1. These look so simple…sometimes pancake recipes just seem so complicated it turns me off. I will definitely be trying these!

    2. Cyndi says:

      Can’t wait to try these. I just made some pancakes with almond flour and they were just “alright”.. Also my pancakes didn’t harden fast enough and then ended up browning almost to the point of burning. Do you have any tips? Yours look perfect!! 🙂

      • Erica says:

        Yes, I have two tips:

        – bring the skillet up to a steady low to medium heat, and then lower the heat a bit if the bottoms are burning at all

        – spread the pancake out a bit so it the inside cooks faster, which allows you to flip it faster as well

    3. I’m pretty my hubby would eat these all and forget to save any for me if I made these for him! It might be worth it though…

    4. Mari says:

      I made these yestarday. They are absolutely delicious! I used salted butter to grease the skillet and honey as syrup. Your recipes are the best!

    5. Jenny says:

      These look a lot like the pancakes we make from The Nourishing Home, except you don’t require separating the eggs and whipping the whites. I’ll have to try it without that step and see if it makes a difference?

      • Erica says:

        I’m not familiar with Nourishing Home, but no need for any of that. My old recipes with coconut flour used that technique, so maybe that’s where all that came from. In any case, this is so quick and easy – no need for headstands either 🙂

    6. Aileen says:

      Just can’t wait to try these! I’ve been 100% satisfied with everyone of your recipes that I’ve tried. We had your fluffy chocolate cupcakes yesterday and make a double batch of the breakfast cookies once a week. We’ve been doing grain free off and on for ten years. Your recipes are truly the best I’ve ever tried. So excited for a pancake recipe….I know they’ll be great!

    7. Barb says:

      i am allergic to almonds – is there another flour that would work well?

    8. Michelle says:

      I made these this morning and they were YUMMY! It was my first venture with almond flour and it was a success! I’d like to leave a tip to others for this type of pancakes: if you’re pretty sure the bottoms have browned but can’t seem to slide the spatula under them without ruining them, spray a little cooking spray on both side of your spatula and then try again. 🙂

    9. nicole says:

      oh my goodness…WE LOVED THESE! Such a true pancake texture and a wonderful flavor! thx for sharing.

    10. Hello! I have endometriosis and I have been through extreme treatments including induced menopause to manage my symptoms but they just continue to persist. Tired of being in excruciating pain I decided to make a whole bunch of dietary changes. No dairy, no wheat, no meat, no sugar, etc.

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    11. Anna G says:

      Delicious! I madethem without honey and they still turned out fantastic!!! thank you.

    12. Kath J says:

      This is the best, most successful almond pancake recipe I’ve used. Thanks!

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    14. Mali says:

      I just made these and they were delicious!! My whole family loved them 🙂 I did use dairy milk bc we are just starting to eat non grain foods and didn’t want it to be too much of a shock but def next will use almond milk. Also made them in salted butter, so good!!

    15. Bianca says:

      My first attempt at almond flour pancakes and they were a little bland and I couldnt seem to avoid over browning them. Any suggestions for additions and cooking tips?

      • Erica says:

        yes, lower the heat on the skillet and/or cook a bit more slowly. As for flavor, you may be used to salty pancakes or have a sweet tooth (grain pancakes use much more sugar and salt), so feel free to adjust the salt and sweetener. Another trick with less sugar stuff is to add some cinnamon.

    16. Heather says:

      I made these tonight and they were so delicious! Thank you for posting such yummy, healthy, and easy recipes!

    17. natalie says:

      Thanks so much for your recipes. I’ve tried so many different SCD recipes from the internet that have flopped, but yours work for me every time 🙂

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    19. Jen says:

      Hi! Thanks so much for the recipe. I just tried it today and it was great. Except they were a little grainy/clumpy(?). I’m thinking that doing some sifting before might be helpful. Or do you think I just need a higher quality almond flour? Advice would be very helpful. Thanks!

      • Erica says:

        Are you using blanched almond flour? It shouldn’t be grainy. Avoid Bob’s Red Mill for this recipe because it tends to be grainy, or grind it up more in a food processor.

    20. katy says:

      No good for Crohn’s, but OK for diabetes: we settled on 1T almond flour and 1T whole grain pancake mix + one egg for seven-ish silver dollar pancakes.

      I don’t mean to self-promote, I just feel like this is the place to be if you’re obsessed with alternative children’s pancakes.


    21. Veronica says:

      Thank you so much for this recipe! It seems that all grain-free pancake recipes online taste like egg soufflés and not real pancakes. But not these! I just finished making and eating the cakes from your recipe and they were delicious. They also looked great, golden brown, round and thick.

      Just for a whirl I substituted 1 egg for a banana. Also added a little cinnamon and nutmeg. Next time I’ll exchange the vanilla extract for lemon or add pumpkin instead of a banana just see how they taste.

      As mentioned by another reviewer Bob’s almond flour makes them grainy/crunchy. But they still taste great.

      Thanks again!

      • Erica says:

        Thanks! Good to hear about the banana. I guess they didn’t stick to the pan too much? That’s always my issue when adding banana. Good to hear that they work well with BRM.

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    23. Aileen says:

      Once again a delicious recipe from Comfy Belly!! I used Lactaid milk instead of dairy free milk, came out great. I will agree to make silver dollar size cakes, in my first batch I wasn’t paying attention and put about 1/4 cup batter in pan. Since this batter is a little runnier than a wheat flour pancake they were tricky to turn. Next batch were fine because I made smaller.

      Thank you for continuing to give out your excellent recipes!
      Best, Aileen

      • Erica says:

        Thanks! Great to hear. Yes, any milk will work with this recipe. Glad you find the right size to flip them 🙂

    24. HappyPancakeEater says:

      I got home tonight craving pancakes, but I don’t keep flour or a mix in the house – but I had almond meal. Your recipe came up on a google search for almond flour pancakes. They were great. The last ones were best, so there is possibly something going on with soaking while the batter rests. I liked the grainy texture too – it reminded me of corn cakes. Thanks.

      • Erica says:

        Good to hear. Yes, if you use a courser grind of almond flour or almond meal, they definitely taste like corn cakes. Yum.

    25. Shannon says:

      LOVE THESE!!!! I have tried so many gluten free/paleo pancake recipes and they always came out so soupy and mushy. These are great!!! I added a banana for added sweetness! YUMMY!! This is a keeper!! My new favorite!!!

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    27. Ina Schweitzer says:

      Thank you for the great recipe! I went paleo about 1 1/2 months ago and I miss food like this. I have to work to “personalize” them a little, but the basic recipe is super good!

    28. Jenni B says:

      Hands down, these are the best almond flour pancakes I’ve EVER had. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this recipe! Being paleo, and allergic to coconut, is not easy but now I can enjoy pancakes again! <3 <3 Probably the first time Ive ever made something and it looks exactly like the picture. I didnt even need a topping because they are that tasty!!

    29. Jim says:

      Just a few suggestions I’d add after experimenting with almond flour pancakes:

      1) Be sure to use low to medium heat and be patient. I had the best results the longer they took to cook perhaps because the batter is very dense.
      2) After pouring the batter on the pan I give it a few taps on the stove to prevent the center from being too thick.
      3) Soon after pouring the batter, I go around the pan with a spatula to keep the edges from getting too thin.

      I hope this helps!

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