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Here it is! I've been working on this pancake recipe for a LONG time. I tried a bunch of recipes online that were gluten free and grain free, and I just couldn't seem to find a recipe I REALLY liked. I wanted the flavor AND the texture to be amazing and still taste like a "real" pancake. These Paleo pancakes with almond flour and cassava flour definitely fit the bill.
And bonus...I added blackberries to make them even more special.
You see...here in the Pacific Northwest, blackberry plants are extremely invasive and terribly prickly. Most of the year we fight them, cut them back, dig them up, and do everything we can to get rid of them. But in August....we LOVE those prickly annoying plants.
Because in August...they give us blackberries. Big, juicy blackberries. So I decided to put them in the pancakes. Feel free to use whatever berries you have right now. OR, just leave them out. It's up to you.
These pancakes use almond flour and are gluten free, low carb, grain free, and Paleo.
Almond flour and Cassava Flour
I tried only using almond flour, and only using coconut flour. Neither were good enough. The coconut flour ONLY option was way too eggy. Then I found a recipe that used THREE flours. And I thought that was just a little too much (especially since I had just run out of coconut flour - one of the three I needed).
So I tried almond flour WITH cassava flour. And it worked. The cassava flour lightens up the texture so it's not too dense (like a lot of almond flour ONLY recipes are). They held together nicely and they taste AMAZING.
So here it is folks...a recipe for Paleo pancakes with almond flour and cassava flour.
Tools to make this recipe
How to make paleo pancakes with Almond Flour
step 1: mix all ingredients in a bowl
This recipe is super simple. And it starts with just mixing all the ingredients (except the berries) in a bowl.
Step 2: fold in blackberries
Next, fold in the blackberries. Be gentle or you'll end up with pink/purple pancake batter. If that's what you're going for...mix away! You can use any type of berry here. Use what's in season for optimal flavor! It's blackberry season right now, so we're making blackberry pancakes.
step 3: cook the pancakes & Serve
Scoop them onto your pan (at medium heat) with a ¼ cup scoop. Flip when the top gets bubbly, and press down. Cook for a few more minutes then enjoy!
Want more Recipes?
Try making this delicious frittata to go with your pancakes to round out the brunch.
What about toppings?
- Want to be extremely indulgent? Make this chocolate pudding (made with avocados) as a topping option.
- Nut butter and maple syrup or honey is a popular topping in our house.
- 1 cup almond flour
- ¼ cup cassava flour
- 3 eggs
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ tsp vanilla
- ½ cup water
- 1 Tbsp oil (we really like avocado oil)
- 1 Tbsp honey (or maple syrup)
- ½ cup - 1 cup blackberries
- Mix all ingredients (except blackberries) in a bowl.
- Fold in the blackberries.
- Use a ¼ cup scoop to scoop the batter onto your pan (medium heat).
- Cook on medium for about 1 minute, or until the top starts bubbling.
- Flip the pancakes and smash them down.
- Cook for another 1-2 minutes.
- Serve & enjoy
- For your pancake topping, try almond butter and honey or maple syrup.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 123Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 81mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 5g