Fluffy Blueberry Paleo Pancakes

gluten free pancakes

Gluten free pancakes, normally the name that scares people.  I know I have gone into restaurants and stores to buy gluten free pancakes as well as the mix to make them at home and been severely disappointed. Most of them miss the mark, which is why I set out to nail it and make it easy to have delicious pancakes at home every day you want them. Heck, you can even have them for any meal you want. Breakfast, yep. Lunch, of course. Dinner, why not? Does anyone else love breakfast for dinner as much as I do?

Gluten Free Pancakes

I spent a lot of time talking to people about having healthy relationships with food and making empowering decisions that support their health. I only share because I struggled with bulimia for 12 years and have learned many valuable lessons.

The reason I love these gluten free pancakes is because I am at a point in my life where I no longer need to restrict my food or punish myself for food. I call a lot of meals my forgiveness meals to ensure I am eating them with the right mindset. These pancakes are delicious and can totally be enjoyed within a paleo or gluten free lifestyle.

I spend a lot of time traveling the world and speaking to people about mindset and food. Every time I get on stage, on a podcast or even sometimes in conversations I always share one of my best quotes:

You may be wondering why I am talking about all of this while posting about gluten free pancakes. The answer is simple, we eat three times a day and it is perfect practice to continue to develop a positive mindset around food. My intention is that you make these delicious pancakes, slather them with some butter and maple syrup and smile.

Heck, I would like it even more if you tweeted me while you were eating so I can high five you for making healthy choices.

When you are done with these, I posted a few more of my favorite pancake recipes below so you have plenty of options. This recipe is from my book The Paleo Kitchen (page 95) and is alongside over 100 other recipes. If you have the book, thank you. If you would like it, you can grab your copy here.

Paleo Pancake Recipes

What is your favorite flavor of Pancakes? Leave me a comment below and I will see if I can create a new recipe with that flavor?

I hope you love these gluten free pancakes and get creative in the kitchen. I even heard someone use these as the buns for an ice cream sandwich. I may need to try that.

4.8 from 28 reviews
Fluffy Blueberry/Chocolate Chip Pancakes
 
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Serves: 5 pancakes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs.
  2. To the eggs add the almond milk, honey, lemon juice, and vanilla and whisk until well blended.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the coconut flour and tapioca flour, then add to the wet ingredients 1/4 cup (60 grams) at a time, while continuously whisking.
  4. Then mix in the baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Grease a large skillet and place over medium heat.
  6. Once the skillet is hot, use a ladle to pour 3-inch (7.5-cm) pancakes in the skillet.
  7. Once holes begin to appear in the surface of a pancake, drop a small handful of chocolate chips onto it and flip it. The pancake should cook on each side for 3 to 4 minutes. Repeat with rest of the batter.
  8. Top with coconut butter and enjoy!
Notes
There are some variables that your batter may be too thick, if so just add small amounts of water and mix until pourable. These will cook a little slower than normal pancakes. Be patient!

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99 Comments

  1. Can I just double the coconut flour if I don´t have any tapioca flour around?
    thanks for all your recipes, have not tried nearly enough but liked all the ones I did so far!
    Nikolaus

  2. Hi George,
    I’ve been Paleo for years & in search of a coconut flour-based pancake recipe that doesn’t taste like eggs, doesn’t taste like coconut, & isn’t bland. My family’s very picky & it is rare that we 5 all agree on liking a recipe. Let me say a huge THANK YOU! for a recipe we all agree on. Everyone went back for 2nds (at least!). Meant as a compliment, my teens said this tasted like “normal” pancakes. My searching days are finally over. This will be our go-to from now on. Delicious & nutritious – win! win!

    Thanks for putting in the work & sharing it with the rest of the world. You’ve blessed us & I am grateful. Warm hugs from our happy kitchen to yours!

  3. Well George, I love you. These are fantastic! My household has been fighting the stomach flu, and though I never got as sick as anyone else (good gut health), no food sounded good to me except pancakes. I tried other recipes, but they did not do the trick. This one, though, had the crispy edges, fluffy middle, and the bite of fresh blueberries. Every recipe that I have made of yours has been out of this world. Sure do appreciate all you do and all you have done.

  4. Thank you for sharing your eatin disorder story. Congrats on being healthy! I swung back and forth between anorexia and bulimia for years…until we found out I was allergic to what I was eating!! 10 years all straightened out. :). I have been GF for 7 years now and recently went Whole30 strict Paleo. I like these bc they are but free (allergic to nuts) and have a gallon of fresh blueberries in the fridge. I will modify a bit but am excited to try tomorrow morning. As one fellow food/parent blogger to another: thank you for all you do.

  5. I’m rating 5 starts because this is a great PALEO pancake recipe. It doesn’t match an IHOP pancake,or any “regular” flour pancake but with the limited baking ingredients available for us paleo folk, this recipe is 5 stars. I’ve tried a lot of paleo pancake recipes and thought the ones with almond flour were the best, but hated that almond flour is so darn expensive! Coconut flour just seems to give a dry sponge texture in pancakes but this recipe somehow makes coconut flour work! I followed the recipe exactly minus the blueberries and it came out great! I will be making these again!

  6. These are seriously amazing! I’ve tried a few recipes for Paleo pancakes and this one wins by a landslide.

    Thank you!!

  7. These are by far the best paleo pancakes I have ever eaten! Even my picky SAD eating husband loves them! He especially likes that he doesn’t feel gross after eating them, unlike regular pancakes. Thank you for a wonderful recipe! We have made them several times in the last week.

  8. These are by far the best paleo pancakes I have ever eaten! Even my picky SAD eating husband loves them! He especially likes that he doesn’t feel gross after eating them, unlike regular pancakes. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!

  9. Thank you for developing a paleo pancake recipe that is almost as fast to put together as SAD-cakes ;). I loved these with frozen organic blueberries strategically placed on the pancake prior to flipping.

    The recipe is perfect as is – no water needed. All “fluffy” standard pancake batters are extremely thick, and you just use the measuring cup (or whatever scoop you’re using) and just smooth it out into a circle.

  10. Thank you so much for this recipe! These pancakes are delicious (even without the blueberries/chocolate chips). They are light and fluffy and in my opinion taste so much better than packaged gluten-free pancake mixes. I still can’t believe they’re paleo! I now have a pancake recipe the entire family can enjoy together (so far I’m riding the paleo wagon solo, but my husband is slowly coming around).

  11. Thank you so much for this recipe! The pancakes are delicious (even without blueberries or chocolate chips)! I now have a pancake recipe the entire family can enjoy together.

  12. These are the best paleo AND gluten-free pancakes I’ve ever made. I’ll definitely be making them again. Thanks!

  13. Made these this morning for my kids who just finished Whole30 with me. I am looking to continue a Whole30/paleo lifestyle.

    I had the same problem with the batter being too thick so I just added water (thank you Jennifer below). As other comments mentioned as well, these did cook much slower than normal pancakes but the wait was worth it. Both kids loved it. And that includes my 13 yr old son who has bucked our new lifestyle almost every step of the way. He ate a total of 5 pancakes. :) oh and I made a few plain, a few with cocoa bits and a few with fresh blueberries. All good. Thank you!

  14. I love this recipe so much. I didn’t think I would ever be able to make homemade, fluffy, delicious pancakes ever again, but then I found this recipe and all hope was restored. Thank you:)

  15. Tried this recipe this morning, hoping for a light, fluffy pancake. I followed the recipe to the letter and ended up with a very thick batter. I knew it wasn’t going to work, but I tried it. No bubbles as they cooked. Just a blob. I thinned the batter down with water and tried again. Bubbles! I worried the water might alter the flavor, but when I took my first bite all I got was wonderful, fluffy pancake flavor. Thank you for a truly good pancake recipe.

  16. Thank you so much! This is the first paleo pancake recipe I’ve made that doesn’t taste insanely “eggy”, and comes out fantastically fluffy and moist! Best part is that there’s not “3 whole bananas” in it, and it’s not too heavy. My reluctantly paleo husband even likes them! This recipe will be in my frequent rotation, that’s for sure!

  17. I haven’t made these yet but I plan to. I just wanted to point out something I learned from my baking in a not so paleo past.

    When cooking with berries like blue berries for example it is best to use frozen berries. In muffins or pancakes the berries that are frozen stay in tact better and do not discolor the batter. The thaw and are juicy but not burned. There is more to be read if you can find the Cooks Illustrated blue berry muffin recipe.

  18. This is the only pancake recipe I use. My 4 & 5 year old daughters like them without the blueberries, and my 2 year old daughter can’t get enough of them with the blueberries. I never make less than a double batch!

  19. I didn’t have any tapioca flour, so I just used coconut flour, but as soon as I added more than 30grams to the wet mix, my mix turned to cement and no amount of added milk afterwards would bring it back. What am I doing wrong?

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