breakfast gluten-free paleo pancakes/waffles/french toast

Paleo Mocha Almond Pancakes

May 8, 2014

It 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?

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.

I hope you all have a fabulous day celebrating with your Mamas!

Paleo Mocha Almond Pancakes 2


Paleo Mocha Almond Pancakes

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 pancakes 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Cook
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp 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 tbsp 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 1/4 cup of batter per pancake and let cook for 3 minutes or until all bubbles have popped and rim looks cooked. Do not overcrowd or make too big or they will be difficult to flip.
  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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  • Reply
    Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
    May 8, 2014 at 10:36 am

    I love it when I find out about other people that hate coffee…makes me feel less alone in my coffee hatred 😉 But I still might like these pancakes – while I hate coffee in general, give me coffee-flavoured desserts or ice cream and I’m a happy girl. Does it make sense? Not really…but I roll with it.

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    meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles
    May 8, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Since I am selfish, I now think of Mother’s Day as my holiday, as in another birthday of some sort and then realize I better find my mother a card or a gift lol. At least I am honest. Ok now really, Sunday my son and I go out for our traditional early breakfast and then spend time with my parents…BTW, did I ever tell you I am allergic to almonds? Makes me sad sometimes with so many yummy looking almond meal involved recipes.

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    Mary Frances
    May 8, 2014 at 9:27 am

    We agree on our love for coffee! And almonds … so yeah, my mind is slowly being changed 😉 You are going to have seen enough breakfast food to last you a year!

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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health
    May 8, 2014 at 9:14 am

    so many deliciousness in just one post.

  • Reply
    May 8, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Absolutely gorgeous photos…all of ’em! Let’s hope my momma never comes across this post…you ladies have truly stepped up the bar ;)!

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    Katie @ 24 Carrot Life
    May 8, 2014 at 8:47 am

    LOVE the pictures! My mama doesn’t like coffee either… the similarities between you and I just keep on comin’.

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    Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl
    May 8, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Oh my goodness….I’m loving all of these recipes! I’ve been wanting to try my hand at coffee pancakes too. Can’t wait to give yours a go!

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    Erin @ The Almond Eater
    May 8, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Bluebs…I call them bluebs as well. Love the pancakes and love coffee…. my mom doesn’t like coffee either but I love love love it. I would love it if you come and make my mom breakfast and then I’ll just tell her that I made it and she will be sooo impressed.

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    May 8, 2014 at 8:33 am

    whoa! that’s one impressive team! I’ll eat at your table any day! give me the pancakes please

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    May 8, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Yes! the coconut pancake recipe – you gem!! I can’t wait to try these out. My poor boyfriend has been eating so many dry, floury coconut numbers haha. I think its time I start measuring everything and stop throwing things together when it comes to coconut flour! Those Mango Avo cups from Ali look pretty badman too!

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    Kim @ BusyBod
    May 8, 2014 at 8:03 am

    I’m with the THM Mama, down with coffee! I don’t have Mother’s Day plans with my mom but I will be seeing her the very next day when she comes to town for my graduation. I have a lot of favorite memories with my mom (like my wedding day, obviously) but most of them are times when I was at a low and she told me exactly what I needed to hear. I always think how to her, she was just talking and there was nothing profound about what she was saying, but the things that had a profound affect on me I’ve never forgotten and have had a huge influence on how I view myself.

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    Amy @ Long Drive Journey
    May 8, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Davida. You have finally done it. This is a breakfast recipe that I will most certainly be creating. Holy smokes, I LOVE IT!!! Mocha almond pancakes??? This sounds delicious. Only problem is that I don’t have anything with which to brew coffee, because I kind of hate it just like your mom does. Can I leave it out? What should I sub in?

    Seriously, this is a home run.

    Your favorite breakfast hater

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      Davida Kugelmass
      May 8, 2014 at 8:28 am

      replace with milk!!! Thanks so much Ammmmmm! It only took me 3 tried GAH!

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