A simple and guilt-free breakfast. Tapioca flour gives these pancakes elasticity and applesauce combined with a bit of cinnamon give them a pleasant, homey aroma. Serve drizzled with honey and lemon juice or another sauce of your choice. Delicious, paleo, and gluten free.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 pancakes
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk eggs lightly in a large bowl. Add applesauce and vanilla extract; mix to combine.

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  • Combine almond flour, tapioca flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. Add to egg mixture; mix until just combined. Add water until batter is desired thickness. Set batter aside to rest for 15 minutes.

  • Melt coconut oil on a griddle over medium-high heat. Drop batter by large spoonfuls onto the griddle and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and cook until browned on the other side, 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.

Tips

The magazine version of this recipe scales it up to serve 6.

Cook's Notes:

You may want to substitute baking powder for baking soda if you're not 100% paleo.

You can add more or less water than the recipe calls for, depending on how thick or thin you want your pancakes to be.

Nutrition Facts

127 calories; protein 4.4g 9% DV; carbohydrates 10.5g 3% DV; fat 7.9g 12% DV; cholesterol 62mg 21% DV; sodium 154.9mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2018
These were absolutely wonderful. I used Sarah's Applesauce recipe with Sweetango apples. No sugar added to applesauce. Did I mention that we thought these were wonderful? Yum.Thank you for sharing this recipe. Read More
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2017
Easy healthy yummy...what more can you ask for? My kids loved them and thought they were regular pancakes. Score! The only mod I made was that I didn't add any water. It had a great consistency already. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2016
This recipe was easy to follow and cooked up similar to wheat flour based pancakes. They are not dense like many other paleo recipes and the texture is pretty close. I used a pureed peach instead of applesauce (because it's what I had on hand) and I did not need to add any extra water. I served this with a peach-blueberry compote and it was delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2018
These were absolutely wonderful. I used Sarah's Applesauce recipe with Sweetango apples. No sugar added to applesauce. Did I mention that we thought these were wonderful? Yum.Thank you for sharing this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2016
Great consistency very much like regular pancakes. I added our usual chopped walnuts and blueberries to the recipe and it came out tasting like our wheat based pancakes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2016
I made the pancakes exactly as the recipe. It was delicious! The pancakes formed like a wheat pancake and was not too sweet. I added butter as I turned the them and ate without syrup. Thanks for sharing Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2017
I added some nutmeg and a touch of clove to serve with sautéed apples and walnuts. This was by far the best paleo pancake recipe we've made so far. The batter raised nicely and had the texture of a wheat pancake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2017
I am addicted to these pancakes! I use a combination of almond flour and coconut flour instead of the all-almond flour component and they are not too grainy/nutty then. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2017
This is an easy go-to recipe for our on-the-go family. I streamline the steps...I simply put all the ingredients in a personal sized blender (like a nutri-bullet or ninja) and give it a whir. While it is resting (which I absolutely recommend...don't skip this step) the kids get dressed and ready for the day. I pour the batter right out of the blender onto the griddle and the family comes to the table as the pancakes are coming hot off the griddle. These pancakes don't have either the look or feel of a paleo pancake so the kids don't turn up their noses. They gobble them down and ask for more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2019
I make this recipe all the time and my family just loves it! The only thing I don't add is the 3 tbsp of water since the consistency is perfect as is. Other than that you don't have to change anything else! Comes out perfect every time! Read More