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Moist and Cakey Almond Flour Pancakes (grain-free)

We are always trying out different “kinds” of pancakes. You know, there are the dense, starchy ones, the light and fluffy ones, and the almost cake-like moist ones. These fall under the latter category.

Using almond flour instead of a grain makes these guys high in protein and lower in carbs, helping your blood stay even throughout the day. I like them served with plenty of butter alongside bacon and coffee or tea. A perfect way to start the day.

Cakey Almond Flour Pancakes

Recipe Notes: I based this recipe on Elana’s almond flour pancakes with enough tweaks to make it our own. This recipe makes enough for our hungry family of (almost) five with leftovers for snacks or the next day’s breakfast.


  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups almond meal
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Butter or coconut oil for frying


  1. In medium bowl mix dry ingredients. In a separate, small bowl mix wet ingredients. Pour wet ingredients into dry until just combined. Set batter aside to set up.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a skillet over medium-low heat until hot. Once heated up add 2 tablespoons or so of batter to the pan to make each pancake. The pancakes should be no wider than 2 inches or they will not hold together well. The batter is fairly thick so you can spread it out a bit to thin out the pancakes.
  3. Cook until bubbles start to form in the pancakes and underside has browned. Flip and repeat. Serve with butter, syrup, jam, or other favorite topping.

And, by the way, that photo at the top has not been edited. If you use really good eggs your pancakes can be yellow too :).

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  • My 9- and 7-year old daughters made these pancakes for us this morning. We didn’t have any yogurt so they used milk. I was concerned they would not turn out well (made by unsupervised children who had never made pancakes before with incorrect ingredients) but they were FANTASTIC. And I’m picky, and I’m not even exaggerating. Delicious! And it is a credit to the recipe being easy to follow that my kids pulled it off with no help. :-)

    Leigh October 13, 2012 AT 2:32 pm
  • These were delicious! My kids loved them! I lightened the recipe a bit by using 2 tbs honey, 2 tbs butter, 2whole eggs, 2 egg whites, and I used nonfat Greek yogurt- they still turned out very filling and tasty! Thanks again for the recipe!

    Emily April 3, 2012 AT 7:01 am
  • if you want to make your own almond meal, how many cups of whole almonds would you grind to make 3 cups of meal?

    love you blog, hope your pregnancy is comfortable enough at this point!

    ivy February 15, 2012 AT 1:02 pm
  • Thank you for this recipe! I have been looking for something I can make for a friend who is allergic to everything. Do you think this batter could be used in a muffin pan? Thanks!

    Spoiled City Girl February 15, 2012 AT 11:35 am
  • Thanks for this — I love that you added 1/4 cup melted butter. I missed that in Elana’s pancake recipes. She has a fantastic variety, though — and we love them and just top them with butter instead. I found another great pancake recipe here:

    Kristin February 15, 2012 AT 7:36 am

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