{gluten-free} Almond Flour Pancakes

by Holly on December 14, 2010

in gluten-free,recipes

reasons why pancakes make the perfect boyfriend

  • they’re stacked
  • they taste even better drizzled with maple syrup
  • they don’t talk back
  • they’re hearty + filling
  • they don’t know how to play video games
  • they’re done in less than 10 minutes
  • they snuggle you without objection after a long day of work
  • you can have however many of them you want at a time

TWSS? jokes completely implied.

While all of these reasons above perfectly describe why I love pancakes, my favorite thing about this classic breakfast food is perhaps the fact that you can take a basic recipe, add few tweaks of your own and turn them into something completely befitting of you.

In other words, they’re customizable.

Last time I checked, you couldn’t do that with men…at least not with delicious results like these {gluten-free} Almond Flour Pancakes.

You cannot change men.

But you sure as hell can change pancakes.

Eight ingredients. One bowl. Ten minutes to {gluten-free} Almond Flour Pancakes.

1 1/2 cups almond meal (I like Trader Joe’s brand)*
3 eggs
1/4 cup milk of your choice
1 t vanilla extract
2 T maple syrup
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1 t ground cinnamon

*almond meal can also be made by pulsing raw, blanched almonds in your food processor until they are finely ground and look something like this

Mix well. Heat a skillet. Dollop 2 heaping T of batter. Cook. Flip. Cook.

Top with garnishes of your choice.

(I chose sunflower seed butter, 1/2 mashed banana + a drizzle of agave syrup).


That’s it.

Now, if only men were that easy…


Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies) December 14, 2010 at 1:19 am

no joke. these pancakes actually look PERFECT. no further explanation necessary!

Madeline - Greens and Jeans December 14, 2010 at 4:16 am

I would sure like to get over my fear of my fireplace merely to curl up with a stack of those puppies in front of it.

Little Bookworm December 14, 2010 at 5:34 am

Thanks for the recipe – sounds great! :)

Jessica @ How Sweet It Is December 14, 2010 at 5:35 am

Girl… these look incredible!

Lauren December 14, 2010 at 5:39 am

Haha YES Pancakes do make the perfect companion. Another great trait, they love you back all the time. :)

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 14, 2010 at 6:05 am

Love this (both the men jokes and the pancakes) – what I love the most is how you’re getting tons of added protein from the almond meal!

Katie December 14, 2010 at 6:06 am

Wow these look soooooooooooooooooooo good! Is there actual Almond Flour you can buy at the store?

Love it! Yes pancakes are the perfect companion!

Matt December 14, 2010 at 6:09 am

Those look freaking amazing! Holly, I bow down to you ;)

Amber December 14, 2010 at 6:22 am

I also love that I can make 1 big batch and freeze the leftovers. Then you just pop them in the toaster and enjoy! :) I <3 pancakes

Amy B @ Second City Randomness December 14, 2010 at 6:56 am

I love having them at any time of day. Anywhere.

We’re still talking about pancakes, right?

Nelly@CrazySexyFit December 14, 2010 at 7:08 am

**they’re done in less than 10 minutes…in a GOOD way ;)

These look seriously incredible. I’m presented with delicious recipes and food pron on a daily basis, and I always says I’m going to make it, but this…damn! If I had enough almonds on hand I wouldn’t even be sparing the time to type right now! Off I go to the grocery store…

Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) December 14, 2010 at 7:17 am

I make GF pancakes w/ almond flour too! Well, I say “I make”…that would imply that I do this regularly, which I do not..haha! Yours look awesome!

What I do make regularly is coffee…which I am about to go do now….


sofia December 14, 2010 at 7:23 am

completely flourless, eh? a miracle, a knight in shining armor of pancake, so to speak. i applaud your creative efforts in constructing the perfect man cake – one day, we’ll change ’em too. maybe luring them with these pancakes will do the trick?

VeggieGirl December 14, 2010 at 7:33 am

That’s a hot boyfriend ;)

Erica December 14, 2010 at 7:37 am

Boooook marked! I can’t wait to make this for breakfast for dinner one night.

Kailey (SnackFace) December 14, 2010 at 7:42 am

Bah! Those look insanely perfecto! I neeeeed. But I don’t have almonds or a food processor…hmmm what to do, what to do?

Love you! Miss you!

Evan Thomas December 14, 2010 at 7:52 am

Mmm K, want want want. I eat the same thing for breakfast every morning. I should really expand my horizon with these.

Mary @ Bites and Bliss December 14, 2010 at 8:47 am

Yep, pancakes are just about the perfect food! I love how one of your reasons are that they’re stacked. :P Sounds good to me!

Gabriela @ Fro-Yo Lover December 14, 2010 at 9:11 am

I want to make those ASAP!

Katie December 14, 2010 at 9:21 am

I had some pancakes talk back to me once. I showed them who’s boss. Empty plate? Now who’s talking back, pancakes?

Megan @ The Oatmeal Diaries December 14, 2010 at 9:49 am

Making. these. asap.

Susan December 14, 2010 at 9:56 am

Pancakes have brought more joy into my life than any man!

dana @ my little celebration December 14, 2010 at 12:09 pm

I WILL be making those soon. They look fabulous dah-ling. Just fabulous.

Sami December 14, 2010 at 12:51 pm

this post only heightens my adoration for you, my darling.

who needs a boyfriend when you’ve got almond flour pancakes?!


Katie December 14, 2010 at 1:01 pm

I’m sitting here hating the lunch I packed, and wishing so badly that I was at home to make these. Weekend breakfast item….yessss!

Rassa December 14, 2010 at 2:36 pm

OMG… I made protein pancakes and had them for dinner last night…freaky…

julie December 14, 2010 at 6:36 pm

i’m going to marry these pancakes and then register at bloomies for a hot new griddle to cook them on ;)

Andrea@WellnessNotes December 14, 2010 at 8:04 pm

I’m making them tomorrow morning!!!!

Ilana December 14, 2010 at 8:46 pm

ohh-heyyy-guess what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow??
men are that easy, only after being given copious amounts of sugar. interpret that as pleased.

BroccoliHut December 14, 2010 at 8:47 pm

Ah man–these sound kind of life-changing! I guess I need to get some almond meal…

Christine December 14, 2010 at 9:53 pm

So, you always talk about how you’re not a cook. This proves the contrary.

Lauren December 14, 2010 at 10:06 pm

These look great! I’ll have to make them over the weekend :)

Emily December 15, 2010 at 1:19 am

I’m seriously drooling. and once again, your photographs. AH. thanks for your sweet comment on my post, you are the bestestest…I think I’m channeling Menaj but its really too late to tell, can’t wait to chat. – E

Pure2raw twins December 15, 2010 at 11:38 am

YUM! Love pancakes!

Diana @ frontyardfoodie December 15, 2010 at 3:49 pm

YUM! I love almond meal.

The best thing is if you feed your man pancakes and he becomes a little bit more like them…..they snuggle more, don’t talk back, etc. You get the idea ;)

Christine (The Raw Project) December 15, 2010 at 5:04 pm

The pancakes look wonderful, I need to try a recipe with almond flour!

elise December 15, 2010 at 8:33 pm

that last line made me sing…shes a maaaan eater. haha. im about to catch up on the last week of your posts. prepare for a hippie comment-athon.

Andrea@WellnessNotes December 18, 2010 at 9:40 am

Made them! They are AWESOME!!!!

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