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

Ingredients

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  • 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)

Instructions

  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.

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    Tui Khoe Con Ban
    April 18, 2019 at 10:02 am

    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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    Anna
    November 23, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Wow. I just saved all of the recipes on this post because they all look so good. That Mango plantain cup looks too pretty to eat…lol……I never heard of coffee pancakes but will save for later. – thanks,anna

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    Sylvia
    April 12, 2016 at 2:12 am

    I think the things you covered through the post are quiet impressive, good job and great efforts. I found it very interesting and enjoyed reading all of it…keep it up, lovely job..

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    Danielle
    May 27, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Hi Davida! Love your website it is super adorable.

    I was super stoked when I saw your mocha almond pancakes, but I’m having a hard time getting them to work!

    They were falling apart like crazy no matter how much I cooked (or burned) them, so I added some xanthan gum and a little extra coconut flour. That made it too thick, so I added some more coffee. They will now hold together if I really cook them, but then they taste burnt and the insides are still totally uncooked and moist.

    Help! Gluten-free baked goods are hard.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      May 27, 2015 at 2:44 pm

      Hi lovely! I know, gluten-free baked goods can be tricky and especially pancakes because of the whole flipping thing 😉 My recommendation would be to turn the oven temp down and cook them for longer on the first side. They usually fall apart if you flip them too soon. So if they’re burning, your stove top is too hot and burning the pancakes before they’re even ready to be flipped! So just turn the oven down slightly, cook them for a bit longer and if you’re struggling at all with flipping, they’re still not ready to be flipped! Hopefully this helps to solve the problem. It’s usually what’s happening if my pancakes are being a little finicky!

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    Dan
    May 13, 2015 at 4:49 am

    Hello Davida. My name is Dan and I am a founder of Easy Fast Recipes website. Many thanks for this fantastic Paleo Almond Pancakes recipe! Simple and affordable ingredients, easy to follow step by step instructions. I am a Paleo diet follower myself. This is yummy easy fast recipe and it’s surely going into my bookmark list. I am looking forward for more easy food recipes on your site in the nearest future.
    You are welcome to visit my website >> http://easyfastrecipes365.com. Easy Fast Recipes for Healthy Lifestyle & Fitness. Cheers

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    Katie
    May 14, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Can you make the batter ahead and store in the fridge overnight?

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      Davida Kugelmass
      May 14, 2014 at 10:37 am

      Hi Katie! Haven’t tried it myself but it should be fine! You may just need to thin it out with a bit of liquid (water, almond milk, coffee etc..) in the morning. Hope you enjoy 🙂

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    Alexis @ Hummusapien
    May 13, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Ermmmmmm how did I miss these beauties?! Like I’m dying. I need twenty five, ASAP.

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    [email protected]
    May 11, 2014 at 6:09 pm

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

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

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    Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    May 9, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    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.

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    Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner
    May 9, 2014 at 1:22 pm

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

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    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    May 9, 2014 at 4:43 am

    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.

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    GiGi Eats Celebrities
    May 8, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    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!

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