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No Grain, No Gluten: Easy Almond Flour Pancake Recipe

Recently, health concerns and trends are moving toward gluten or grain-free recipes. If you or a loved one is gluten intolerant, this grain and gluten-free pancake recipe is an easy way to enjoy a breakfast favorite. The ingredients can be mixed together and cooked as you would normally cook pancakes. The fiber, protein and flavor in these delicious pancakes make them a great choice for your morning meal. You can also alter this recipe based on what’s in your kitchen by substituting ¾ cup applesauce for the banana and adding a pinch of cinnamon. Enjoy these morning treats with some fresh fruit and a little maple syrup!

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Preparation Time: 10 Mins


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ripe banana (finely mashed)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • Water (add if needed to thin to the consistency of the batter)
  • 1-2 tbsp coconut oil (optional so that the pancakes don’t stick)
  1. Combine all the ingredients and thin with water if necessary. The mixture should be the consistency of a smoothie or heavy cream.
  2. Heat a non-stick skillet to medium-high heat or use a regular sauté pan and add one tbsp of coconut oil.
  3. For each pancake, spoon between 2 tbsp to ¼ cup of batter into the pan, depending on how large you’d like your pancakes. Making smaller pancakes can help your loved one pace themselves and encourage you both to include more fruit with the meal.
  4. Cook about 1:45-2 minutes, or until the little bubbles that form on top of the pancake start to burst. At that point, flip it over and cook for another 45 seconds to 1 minute.
  5. Slide onto a plate and serve with your favorite toppings, like maple syrup and berries.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 3 mini pancakes

Servings Per Container 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 201 Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.6 7%
Saturated Fat 1.9 4%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 164 273%
Sodium 40mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 17.1 3%
Dietary Fiber 3 5%
Sugars 8.3
Protein 9.2
Vitamin A Vitamin C
Vitamin D 77% Calcium 4%
Iron 8% Potassium 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g80g
Saturated FatLess than20g25g
CholesterolLess than300mg300 mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g375g
Dietary Fiber25g30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

About The Author

Leslie Myers is a culinary professional with over thirty years of experience including healthy eating and cooking specialist, culinary instructor, restaurant owner and operator, caterer, operations manager, pastry chef, raw foods chef and culinary instructor. She is the owner of Foodsense, Now, a Solana Beach-based company which focuses on healthy eating for athletes. She is also the Professional Chef for Home Care Assistance, where she creates delicious recipes that promote brain health and healthy longevity and are appropriate for the changing dietary needs of seniors.