Fluffy Paleo Pancakes

With these gluten-free pancakes, you can mix in whatever you want.  This is a plate of chocolate chip pancakes.
With these gluten-free pancakes, you can mix in whatever you want. This is a plate of chocolate chip pancakes. | Source

Paleo Pancakes for a Healthy Morning Treat

Switching to a Paleo diet doesn't mean you have to give up your favorite Saturday morning breakfast treat. These Paleo pancakes easily take the place of conventional buttermilk pancakes. They're light, fluffy, and delicious, making you forget all about the gluten-free part.

Add chopped strawberries, blueberries, or chocolate chips to fit your mood. Use your imagination!

This is About How Long They Take

  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 15 min
  • Ready in: 30 min
  • Yields: About 12 to 15 three-inch pancakes
The Ingredients: almond flour is to the left, coconut milk in the container to the right. Butter is optional.
The Ingredients: almond flour is to the left, coconut milk in the container to the right. Butter is optional. | Source
Coconut and Almond Flours
Coconut and Almond Flours | Source

This is What You'll Use

  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter, (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips or berries, (optional)
  • butter or coconut oil, for the pan

Directions:

  1. Add each ingredient, one at a time. Whisk together after each addition.
  2. Heat the pan over medium-low heat and add butter or coconut oil.
  3. Drop spoonfuls into the pan. Don't let them get too big because then they become difficult to flip.
  4. Keep an eye on your pancakes. They may bubble a little, but not like the wheat-flour variety we're all used to.
  5. Put each one on a plate as they finish cooking and add butter (if you like). You may also add maple syrup or fruit as a topping. Strawberries are especially tasty on these pancakes.

Flipping With a Non-Non-Stick

I don't use non-stick pans because Teflon is toxic.

Sometimes it's more difficult, but you end up finding your own tricks to keep your food from sticking.

When I make eggs or Paleo pancakes, I melt a tablespoon of butter and heat it until it's starts bubbling lightly. Doing this makes the pan exactly like a non-stick, so eggs and pancakes flip easily.

Make Your Own Almond Flour: It's Easy and Saves Money

You can buy almond flour already prepared or you can make it yourself.

To make it at home, use a coffee grinder (that you use only for grinding almonds or seeds). You may also use a food processor.

Blanched almonds that are slivered or sliced grind up quickly and easily.

Grind up your almonds until it resembles flour. There are usually several small almond pieces left over. You can strain them out, if you want.

You also have the option of buying prepared almond flour. You can find it in health food stores, and more supermarkets are also carrying almond flour.

I used a small pan. The pancakes are about three inches in diameter.
I used a small pan. The pancakes are about three inches in diameter. | Source
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violet-femme 4 years ago from Australia

Ha, it seems you can make flour out of anything these days! I've never heard of coconut flour. Will have to give this a go, they look delicious.


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M K Paul 4 years ago from India

I love pancakes, so wherever i find it, i stopped


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Radcliff 4 years ago from Hudson, FL Author

@violet-femme: I know, right? I had no idea there were so many types of flours until about a year ago. Thank you!

M K Paul: I'm with you--I love pancakes, too!


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Lizam1 4 years ago from Victoria BC

Thanks, I also have a wgf pancake recipe but yours looks very good too. Not very forn of coconut - does the flavour of coconut come through?


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Radcliff 4 years ago from Hudson, FL Author

Lizam1: Well, some say yes and others say no. If you really hate coconut, you will probably be more sensitive to the taste. However, it's very mild. I think if you mixed something in, like berries, you wouldn't notice it. Thank you!


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renee21 4 years ago

Beautiful picture! These look yummy!


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Radcliff 4 years ago from Hudson, FL Author

Thanks, Renee!

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