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Oat and Almond Flour Pancakes

Posted by Ann | Posted in All Recipes, Breakfast Recipes | Posted on 01-07-2009

Photo by Roland A. Manarin

Finally!  After countless attempts at different recipes for almond flour pancakes, these are fantastic.  They’re the first non white or wheat flour version my son didn’t spit out.  In this case, he shared a whole big plate of them with me.  I had to add oat flour of course to get it to a more agreeable consistency for him…well, and I like them better too.   In fact, my mom liked them and she’s extremely wary of healthy things.  And my brother, after taking the beautiful picture above, demolished the whole thing.  He’s like my mom in his suspicion of anything new and healthy.  He normally takes a bite of something most people would consider delicious and pushes the plate away because he doesn’t like sweets (except for cheesecake).  He doesn’t like nuts in his food either but he ate these pancakes with almond flour!

Strangely enough, I detect a slight marzipan flavor, but since I love marzipan, this is a nice surprise finish.  I never tasted the almonds when using only almond flour, but when mixing the flours and adding a little coconut water, the marzipan flavor comes out.  It’s just slight so don’t get too excited!  If you are gluten-free, you can buy the gluten-free oats online so you can try these.  I haven’t been able to find these oats locally, but you may have some available near you.  This recipe makes me smile because I’m in a sense eating a nice bowl of oatmeal with almonds for breakfast in the form of a pancake.  I don’t know if I’d add more pure, organic maple syrup to these or oatmeal, but at least these pancakes have some eggs for a bit of added protein!

recipe adapted from here


  • 1/2 cup almond flour, blanched
  • 1/2 cup oat flour (you can grind oats yourself in the food processor if you don’t want to buy the flour)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 TB agave nectar or sweetener of your choice
  • 1/4 cup coconut water, or water if you don’t want to buy coconut water.  If you want your pancakes fluffier, try soda water


  • Pre-heat skillet to 350
  • Add eggs to bowl, beat with a fork
  • Add coconut water, vanilla and agave nectar and mix well, I use my fork still
  • In a separate bowl (or on top of the wet mixture) blend almond flour with oat flour and baking powder with fork until flours are combined
  • Mix dry and wet ingredients
  • Pour batter by 1/4 cups onto greased skillet
  • When top of pancakes start to bubble, it’s time to flip
  • Cook for a few more minutes and it’s ready to eat!

The first time I tried the oat flour and almond flour combination was with the Cherry Garcia Mini-Muffins.  It worked so well; I was hoping that the combination would be successful with pancakes and I can happily confirm that they’re great!  Now, if you’ve never tried almond flour before, the consistency is a little different…a little moist and mealy.  Mixed with oat flour, this is reduced substantially.  My toddler liked it.  That’ pretty huge.


  1. Oh I love this recipe!! That top picture is GREAT!

  2. marzipan is one of my favorite things!! totally bookmarked these :)

  3. I am always looking for new pancake, recipes and this sounds great!

  4. Fantastic Picture! Sounds yummy.

  5. How nice it would be to wake up to this dream of a breakfast! The photo is beautiful. I like the sound of adding coconut water to pancakes, too :) .

    Happy 4th of July weekend!

  6. This is one of the best food photos I’ve seen! Coconut water? Genius!

  7. Why thank you! My brother took the shot, I styled and poured the maple syrup (but he moved the position of the fork…which actually made a huge difference!) I made these without coconut water and it’s actually not the same, highly recommend the coconut water! This is my favorite pic of the whole site.

  8. Where do you get coconut water? At Whole Foods?

    That is such a wonderful food photo-totally magazine worthy! I love almond and oat flour. Bookmarking these for my next pancake craving.

  9. Yep! Whole Foods- or most natural food stores should have it. I bought it originally to replace electrolytes when my son was sick, but he didn’t like it - so, it has worked wonders in recipes!

  10. I can’t wait to try this!

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