I have been asked many times why I don't have an abundance of pancake recipes. Why? Pancakes feel like bricks in my gut. Gluten free or not I'm finding that grains and starches just don't really work for me. The truth is- they haven't for years.. but sometimes it takes awhile to admit to yourself the truth.
Almond Flour was an exciting discovery. It agrees with me.
Eating these delicious pancakes and feeling wonderful after - was something I thought I would never experience. I was even more excited when I threw this batter into my waffle maker! They came out perfect. Though if you do this I might suggest doubling up the recipe. (Once when I made and doubled up the recipe for waffles I forgot and left out 2 eggs- they still turned out! This is optional for anyone looking to cut back the number of eggs- I however do not recommend using less for the pancakes!)
Cherries and Almonds were made for each other. Take just one bite out of these outrageously good pancakes & I think you might agree..
Cherry- Almond Pancakes
1 Cup Blanched Almond Meal (such as Honeyville)
3 Large Organic Eggs
2 TBS Oil (I suggest Grapeseed or Coconut Oil)
2 TBS Water
2 1/2 TBS Granulated Sugar (refined or unrefined) Xylitol for sugar free.
1 Tsp. Almond Extract
1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/4 Tsp. Salt
3/4 Cup Pitted & Chopped Cherries (frozen or fresh)
- Combine all ingredients and mix- stirring in the cherries last.
- Heat a non-stick griddle with 1-2 TBS oil. Pour batter. Allow to cook 3-5 minutes over medium heat. Flip. (the second side will cook faster)
The pancakes will cook faster- and flip easier if you keep them on the smaller side.
* UPDATE* These pancakes are even better when made in a blender. Just throw all the ingredients in and blend on high. This whips the eggs and gives the pancakes a fluffier texture. Stir the cherries into the batter just before pouring them on the griddle (Do not turn the blender on with the cherries)
Please note: This recipe can be made with Bob's Almond Flour- If using it for the best results add an additional 2 TBS. Its it not as finely ground- therefore it does not absorb as much liquid. The extra flour will balance out the recipe!
This recipe works as a wonderful base for other fruits/flavors. For blueberry pancakes- simply omit the Almond Extract. Or- try using pears or apples and adding in some cinnamon and nutmeg. You also might consider Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries , Chocolate Chips, Dried Fruit, Dried Coconut, Lemon or Lime Zest - Really - the possibilities are endless.
For a basic pancake- omit the fruit and Almond Extract and then double up the Vanilla Extract (2 tsp instead of one!)
We have made this recipe a good 8 times in the last month- its that good! Hope you enjoy them also
Yields 8 Pancakes.