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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

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  • 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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  1. Lemon Blueberry! Lemon Blueberry! Lemon Blueberry! Sorry, I got excited.

    Happy Mother’s Day to Mama Maven. She sounds like my type of gal.

  2. Everything looks delish! You know I love pancakes as much as you do, and those plantain cups are really intriguing! I so want to try them.

  3. What time should I be over for breakfast? 😉 These look so dang good! And I’m all about anything coffee flavored. 🙂

  4. You are a paleo faleo.

    What an amazing combination. Mocha almond- I knew you were deep down a paleo hack. That wasn’t quinoa in your bowl…it was mince beef. 😉

    Your mum > davida.

  5. OMFGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MINUS THE MAPLE SYRUP – and BOOM! GiGi can wolf these down like she downs salmon skin handrolls, no rice! BOOM SHAKA!!! I want to snuggle in between two of those layers and doze off into a dream land filled with cinnamon rolls and pancakes and vanilla frosting!

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

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

    1. 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 😉

  8. 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!