Just because you’re grain-free does not mean you can’t enjoy some of your favorite breakfast recipes.
In this post, I share with you 3 fluffy paleo pancakes you’re going to want to make every weekend, on repeat.
Are Paleo Pancakes Good for You?
None of these Paleo pancakes contain grains, processed sugars or dairy; so if you’re following a Paleo diet or have to eat gluten and grain-free, these pancake recipes are the best you’re going to get!
Whether you find yourself making almond flour recipes, are a coconut flour aficionado, or want a recipe that tastes and feels like the traditional flour ones but uses cassava flour, you’ll find one in this post that will suit your dietary needs!
What Are Paleo Pancakes Made Of?
Paleo pancakes can be made with almond flour, coconut flour, or cassava flour as the base. They also contain eggs and non-dairy milk as the liquid.
Other than those three elements, they must contain a lavender for the “lift” or to make them “fluffy;” which can be baking powder or baking soda and vinegar.
Some baking powders are made with corn starch, which is not paleo, so it’s best to look at the ingredients on the label and make sure that it uses potato or arrowroot starch instead. Alternatively, you can make your own paleo baking powder.
If you’re new to paleo cooking or have failed at making paleo pancakes, below, you’ll find 3 tried-and-true paleo pancake recipe options worth making.
1. Almond Flour Pancakes
Made with almond flour and banana for sweetness, these almond flour pancakes have a hearty texture and taste delicious.
Paleo pancakes with almond flour tend to be “denser” than traditional wheat flour pancakes. They taste delicious but are not low in calories.
2. Cassava Flour Pancakes
By far, the paleo pancake recipe with a nearly identical taste and texture to the pancakes you grew up eating.
If you’re new to cassava flour, make sure to read the post for all the tips.
Paleo pancakes with cassava flour are the closest to the original pancake recipe you are truly seeking, which is why it’s the top pick of those following a paleo and grain-free diet. Note: it’s not a GAPS-approved recipe.
3. Coconut Flour Pancakes
Coconut flour recipes can be a hit or miss (some are too spongy, others taste eggy) -no these! They are soft, fluffy, and easy to whip up in a blender!
Paleo Pancakes with coconut flour is a great lower-carb pancake option. They are high in fiber and keep you satiated longer.
Are Paleo Pancakes Keto?
While paleo pancake recipes are a nutritious option, not all paleo pancake recipes are keto-friendly because of their higher carb content. For a keto-friendly recipe, opt for coconut flour pancakes.
Paleo Pancake Toppings
Using paleo-friendly toppings are a great way to up the pancake game. From fresh fruit to easy-to-make homemade syrups, there are many options to choose from!
Here are my 3 go-to paleo pancake toppings:
Roasted Strawberries | Baked Apples | Fresh Berries
Make sure to check out this HUGE list of Pancake Toppings which includes many that are paleo approved!
More Ways to Eat Paleo with Your Family
If you’re new-ish to paleo and finding family-friendly recipes that don’t make you or your family feel like you’re missing out on some of your favorite foods, I’m here to tell you that it is possible to get everyone on board and feel organized in the kitchen at the same time.
Check out the Family Kickstart Program below.
A Family Approach to Clean Eating
Tired of searching for healthy recipes that are family-friendly?
Learn how many parents are eliminating processed foods and sugars from their family’s diet with the Family KickStart Program.
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