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Paleo Mocha Almond Pancakes {Healthy Mother’s Day Brunch}

May 8, 2014

The ladies are back! And this time we’re bringing you recipes from everyone’s favourite meal, brunch! Just what I need in my life, more breakfast food…Consider this a sneak peak into my ecookbook since this gal ain’t got time for 41 breakfast recipes!

meet-the-team-1It only makes sense that I spend today’s post discussing mommy dearest. Unfortunately she likely won’t be able to read this as she is currently frolicking the globe and last I heard THM was in Russian…True story!

It’s probably a good thing I made this recipe while she’s away since the Maven Mama hates coffee. Clearly I didn’t inherit that gene. Her planning and organization genes seemed to have skipped my generation too. Sorry ma!

Paleo Mocha Almond Pancakes + Healthy Mother's Day Brunch Ideas // thehealthymaven.comIf you know my Mom, you know she is by far the most competent human-being on the planet. This is a lady who plans her vacations two years in advance, will find you the best deal on just about anything, and shuttled around 4 kids all while whipping up delicious meals. She’s basically the closest thing to superhuman that earth has ever seen.

Though I may have given her a hard time, well, all the time, she really is amazing and I’m grateful to have someone who I can turn to to help me navigate any situation, inspire me in the kitchen and remind me I have a dentist appointment. She is truly one-of-a-kind!

Even though we should tell our moms everyday how awesome they are, Mother’s day is the perfect opportunity to show them how much we care. So myself and my fellow food obsessed bloggers have brought you delicious and healthy brunch recipes that you can quickly whip up for Mom. There’s no better way to say “I love you” than through food amIright?

Healthy Mother's Day Brunch Ideas that Mom will love!Let’s start off with my homegirl Lee who has taken your average quinoa to whole a new level with this Citrus Quinoa Salad.

Citrus Quinoa Salad + Healthy Mother's Day Brunch Ideas // thehealthymaven.comIf we disregard the bacon (I know, I’m crazy!) I would be all over this BLT Crustless Quiche from Kelly, our mama of the group!

BLT Crustless Quiche + Healthy Mother's Day Brunch Ideas // thehealthymaven.comI was obviously on Lexi’s mind when she made these Paleo Lemon Blueberry Muffins because we all know how much I love lemon and bluebs!

PaleoLemonBlueberryMuffins10I was intrigued to see what the spiralizing queen Ali would come up with and she clearly didn’t let us down with these Mango-Avocado Plantain Cups with Coconut Whipped Cream.

IMG_0033 copy 2And last but not least, I brought my Paleo a-game to the table with these Mocha Almond Pancakes. It only took me three tries but they were SO worth it.

Paleo Mocha Almond Pancakes 2I hope you all have a fabulous day celebrating with your Mamas!


Paleo Mocha Almond Pancakes

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 pancakes 1x


  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 3 T coconut flour
  • 2 T cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp freshly ground coffee
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup strongly brewed coffee (cooled to room temperature)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 T maple syrup
  • 1 tsp almond extract (or vanilla extract if you can’t find)


  1. In a large bowl combine almond meal, coconut flour, cocoa powder, ground coffee, baking powder and sea salt.
  2. In a separate bowl combine coffee, eggs, maple syrup and almond extract.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir until just combined. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Heat a large pan or pancake griddle to medium heat and melt coconut oil (about 1 tsp).
  5. Add 1/3 cup of batter per pancake and let cook for 3 minutes or until all bubbles have popped and rim looks cooked.
  6. Flip and cook for 1-2 more minutes.
  7. Repeat process until all pancake batter has been used.
  8. Serve with maple syrup or toppings of choice.

Paleo Mocha Almond Pancakes 3Do you have Mother’s Day plans? What’s your favourite memory with your Mom?


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    October 7, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    Hey girls, can I add some more nuts like walnuts, pistachios…? I did replace maple syrup by honey and it stills tastes great. Thank you for this recipes.

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    October 25, 2019 at 11:33 am

    Awesome recipe

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