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!

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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
    Luv What You Do
    May 8, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Mmmm! I love breakfast foods!
    Wish I had time to make this tomorrow!

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    Laura @ Mommy Run Fast
    May 8, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Wow… mango avocado plantain cups? Everything looks fantastic- especially your pancakes!

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    May 8, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    These look great! Wonder what you could use in place of the coffee for some other interesting flavours?

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      May 8, 2014 at 9:02 pm

      Thanks Suz! One of my favourite things to flavour things with is tea! Steep tea for at least 20 minutes and use in place of almond milk in recipes! I’m a big coffee fan so I always sneak it in where I can 😉

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    Kammie @ Sensual Appeal
    May 8, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    All of this looks amazing! I love protein pancakes, but I’d love to try the quiche as well 🙂 I have never tried chocolatey pancakes so I’ll have to add this to my to-do list!

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    Amanda @ .running with spoons.
    May 8, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Freaking GENIUS. You know I’ll take any excuse to pack more chocolate into my mornings, and I’m loving the fact that you used almond meal and coconut flour for these… I’ve been meaning to do more experimenting with those myself, but ugh… so finicky. Thank you for saving me the trouble 😀

    Girls’ weekend away for me and my mom! Can.not.WAIT.

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    Gabby @ the veggie nook
    May 8, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    These look wonderful lady!

    I am immediately suspicious of people who don’t like/drink coffee. Not that your mom isn’t wonderful, but everyone should like coffee 😉

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    Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
    May 8, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    These look amazing! As do all the other recipes. Love the way you guys have been teaming up for these posts lately!

    One of my favourite memories with my mom was flying out to Montreal for a weekend when I was in grade 12 to go grad dress shopping together. Runner up: when we were in Mexico when I was 15 and my mom got me a brown cow at the bar and said “Here you go – you first real alcohol drink!” And I was just like “Uhh actually…” Haha!

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    May 8, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    I have to work on Mother’s Day, so, my sister and I took our Mom and Grandma out for breakfast today. 🙂

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    Polly @ Tasty Food Project
    May 8, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    The mocha almond pancakes look amazing! Thanks for sharing all of the Mother’s Day brunch ideas!

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    [email protected]
    May 8, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Oh wow everything here looks so delicious and I’m so hungry looking at everything!

    I think my mom is the best too! One of my favorite memories is only being allowed to do half day camps in the summer because my mom wanted to pick us up and eat lunch with us and take us the beach. How cool is that!?

    No mother’s day plans this year but hopefully next year! 🙂

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    Megan @ The Skinny-Life
    May 8, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Yum! I recommend we all get together and have brunch with you. Don’t you need a taste testing crew for your ecookbook? If so, count me in!

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    May 8, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Awesome lineup Davida – being a coffee and chocolate addict, I am partial to your mocha pancakes – love how fluffy they look – bet the coconut adds a nice touch to the coffee/cocoa!

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