There's no better way to start any day than with a delicious stack of homemade pancakes. But for those who suffer from gluten intolerance or Celiac's disease, traditional flapjacks just don't hold the same appeal. Enter our new favorite breakfast item: gluten-free almond flour pancakes. They're a safe and nutritious choice for anybody to enjoy, so read on for our tried-and-true recipe for these stunners plus some inventive variations.

How To Make Almond Flour Pancakes

almond flour and almonds

Just in case you don't have almond flour on hand, be sure to read our guide to making homemade almond flour here. Now let's begin with first assembling the needed kitchen items and ingredients before tackling the recipe.

What You'll Need

  • medium mixing bowl
  • whisk
  • griddle or large skillet
  • measuring cups
  • spatula
  • non-stick spray (optional substitute for oil)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour (not almond meal)
  • 2 large brown eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon seltzer water
  • 1/2 teaspoon pink salt
  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
flat lay of pancake ingredients

Instructions

Now that all items and ingredients have been collected, it's time to get started on our quick almond flour pancakes recipe.

Step #1: Whisk Away

In mixing bowl, whisk almond flour, vanilla, water, eggs, salt, and seltzer water until batter is smooth and even. Set aside.

Step #2: Skillet Sizzle

Next, heat skillet over medium heat. Coat with small amount of oil so pancakes don't stick. Pour batter onto heated pan with measuring cup, and cook for about four minutes or until the edges firm up and the batter bubbles.

Step #3: Fantastic Flip

Then, carefully flip pancakes with spatula and cook on the other side; they should brown in about another four minutes. Once done, remove from skillet and set aside.

Step #4: Repeat Repeat

Repeat heating oil and cooking pancakes until batter is gone. Garnish with your favorite toppings and enjoy immediately.

stack of pancakes

Variations

The great thing about flapjacks is they can be customized to cater to any dietary need or flavor whim. Not only do we love our almond flour pancakes, but we are obsessed with this super easy vegan version. We also enjoy a classic blueberry pancake recipe, as well as a from-scratch version. Or, embrace fall with cool applesauce pancakes. As far as toppings go, for extra decadence consider adding homemade whipped cream. For a more traditional take, maple syrup is our go-to addition. We also like adding fresh fruit, butter, nuts, or peanut butter on top of stacks of pancakes. You can truly go in so many fun directions with this breakfast dish.

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