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How to Make The Best Paleo Pancakes

Updated on October 4, 2014
Awesome Paleo Pancakes
Awesome Paleo Pancakes

I've been battling my weight for most of my life and I blame it on sweets. I used to curse the trays of baked goods on bakery shelves that practically begged me to take them home. Once the pancake craze took over Japan by storm, I was in utter despair as I struggled to walk past pancake restaurants without a second ( or third ) glance.

So I guess it's no understatement when I say that almond flour saved me from jumping off a cliff. All kidding aside, these paleo pancakes satisfy my most intense pancake cravings and they always fill me up without weighing me down. No gluten, no refined sugars and no sugar high to bring me down afterwards. The best thing about these pancakes is that they are easy to make and pretty good as far as paleo pancakes are concerned.

Helpful Tips

  • Keep the pancakes around 6 inches in diameter or smaller.
  • Don't overcook the pancakes. They taste better slightly moist.
  • Blend all ingredients well with a blender. You can also mix well with a whisk

Enjoy these pancakes with a little maple syrup, a sprinkling of cinnamon or with fresh berries.

Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well & Feel Great
Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well & Feel Great

One of the best and most popular gluten-free cookbooks, Against All Grain makes it easy to whip up a delicious Paleo meal. Recipes such as Sesame-orange chicken and coconut-lime rice is are some of the highlights of this excellent cookbook.

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: 2


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon organic erythritol
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
Almond Flour - Very Fine - 1 lb., Resealable Bag by Pastry
Almond Flour - Very Fine - 1 lb., Resealable Bag by Pastry

A great value and high quality almond flour. With a fine texture, it' suitable for baked goods such as muffins, pancakes and brownies. The fineness of the texture also helps to create light gluten-free cakes that are absolutely delicious.



  1. Combine the eggs, erythritol, vanilla extract and water in a blender or using a whisk and blend until smooth.
  2. Add almond flour, salt, baking soda and arrowroot powder, making sure to blend well.
  3. Heat the grapeseed oil over medium-low heat.
  4. Pour 1 heaping tablespoon of batter onto skillet for each pancake.
  5. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until bubbles form on the surface.
  6. Flip the pancakes and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  7. Serve with a small serving of real maple syrup.
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Hoosier Hill Farm Premium Arrowroot Powder, 1 Lb.
Hoosier Hill Farm Premium Arrowroot Powder, 1 Lb.

Arrowroot powder is a great natural thickening agent that can be used for sauces, fruit pie fillings and glazes. If you're on a Paleo , low carb or just want to eat cleaner, you should definitely switch to arrowroot if you're still using cornstarch.


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    • RoadMonkey profile image

      RoadMonkey 3 years ago

      I definitely want to try these. I know how you feel about passing shops and shelves loaded with carbs!

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 3 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      Seems like a great recipe! Will need to try it. You indicate "Makes 2" Is that 2 6-inch pancakes from 1.5 cups of almond flour? Also need to check out exactly what a "paleo" diet is...thanks again for stimulating my curiosity and taste buds.

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      Yvette Munro 3 years ago

      Just started on the Paleo diet myself, want to loose a few before summer time. This is a great recipe, thank you. I'm always looking for more ideas when it comes to Paleo.

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      chrisilouwho 3 years ago

      Oooh, I'm going to try this. I might sub coconut sugar like MSchindel suggested below. Any other paleo-friendly sweeteners you might recommend?

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      Vicki_P 3 years ago

      I'll have to try these for sure. Had to look up erythritol - have Stevia at home but not that - will have to try that too!

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      julieannbrady 3 years ago

      I love pancakes but don't have them that much. Personally, I haven't made a pancake in over 3 years. Almond flour sounds intriguing ... must try some. Congrats on your success.

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      Margaret Schindel 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Thanks for sharing your recipe, Shinichi! Although I don't follow a completely paleo approach to eating I have made a significant shift to minimize the amount of processed and refined foods and wheat in the food I consume. I'll probably sub coconut sugar or raw honey for the erythritol when I make them, which I definitely intend to do. :)

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      TanoCalvenoa 3 years ago

      I can't believe I haven't tried almond flour yet. I eat Paleo and gluten-free, and I've seen you recommend it before in other recipes. Will have to buy it soon!

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      As always a wonderful recipe for me to try!!! Thanks.

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      writerkath 3 years ago

      Yum! I make a variation of these since I try to stay away from grains too! Thanks for adding another great recipe! :)

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      Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

      You have absolutely the most healthy recipes to offer up of any person I know. Bless you Smine you are a true angel. Now I have to go post your almond flour pancakes on pinterest so others can enjoy as well. The paleo diet is becoming increasingly more popular.

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Always love your recipes! These look drool worthy. Could use some right about now. Thanks for sharing, Smine27.