Super Fluffy Grain-Free Pancakes

Grain-Free Pancakes

Grain-free, w/ paleo option 💕

Just because you decide to go grain-free doesn’t mean you have to miss out on amazing food. It also doesn’t mean you have to spend hours toiling away in your kitchen. In fact, you can put these delicious grain-free pancakes together from scratch in under thirty minutes!! 🙂

Grain-Free Pancakes

This is a super simple, one bowl recipe and did I mention how fluffy these grain-free pancakes are?? We’re talking your favorite diner at 3am fluffy. And they aren’t too sweet, either– I like total control over the sweetness level, that’s why I omit sugar from the recipe and just add the amount of maple syrup I’m feeling on that particular day. We all have different sweet and savory needs, right? One more thing I want to mention–there is a dairy free option, just replace the milk with your favorite unsweetened milk substitute and swap out butter for a dairy-free alternative like “Earth Balance”. (Paleo option as well in recipe below).

Happy Weekend and enjoy the recipe!!

Grain-Free Pancakes

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Super Fluffy Grain-Free Pancakes

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5 from 2 reviews

  • Author: Lila Ruth
  • Total Time: 25 min
  • Yield: 10 medium pancakes 1x


Simply Delicious Grainless Diner-Style Fluffy Pancakes. Feel free to add blueberries, chocolate chips or nuts. Serve with a dollop of coconut whipped cream and sprinkles if you’re feeling fancy! 🙂


  • 2 cups almond flour (Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 3/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder (grain-free, I use Hain brand). Or 1/2 tsp baking soda for paleo version.
  • 1/4 teaspoon guar gum (Guar gum can be omitted for paleo version, just add an additional 1.5 tbsp of tapioca starch to the recipe).
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup + 3 Tbsp milk or unsweetened milk substitute (almond milk, coconut milk, etc)
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter or dairy-free substitute (Earth Balance, ghee, coconut oil, etc).


  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min

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    1. Hi Christina, thanks for your comment! We are currently testing an alternative using arrowroot starch, we will be posting that version this summer. 🙂

  1. These look so delicious!! Look at that fluff!! I’m so excited I have all the ingredients on hand!! Yay!! Thank you I’m surprising my husband with these in the morning

    1. Thank you my sweet friend!! I appreciate it so much + hope you both love the recipe! Such a sweet surprise for your hubby! 😀

  2. These were SO good and sll 3 of my kids approved! I’ve been cooking GF for years due to 2 of my kids’ sensitivities, and this is the best pancake I’ve found that works easily and mimics the gluten filled ones (and is very filling to the belly!) Thank you!

    1. Aw yay! I’m so glad to hear that!! 😀 We had the best pancakes ever in Seattle back when we could eat gluten, they were the super filling yet fluffy diner-style cakes- and I had those in mind when creating this recipe, so it’s music to my ears that you found them close to a glutenous version!!

  3. I made this as written but did a tiny test pancake first. It needed a couple of things so I added 1 tsp of vanilla, 1 TBS of maple syrup and about 1 tsp of coconut sugar. I didn’t put all the milk in at first so to the cup of milk I added those extras. I also added a little bit of cinnamon and some walnuts to the batter. I would have liked pecans better but was out of those. They turned out really good, nice and fluffy and hubby loved them. It’s a keeper! Without the extras it would have been too bland for us. Thanks for a good basic recipe.

    1. Hi, thank you so much for your kind review! I’m delighted you’re enjoying the pancakes and that you made them to your liking, cinnamon + walnuts sound scrumptious! This is meant to be a basic recipe in the sense that you can add whatever you like to it. We wanted to make a grainless version of the fluffy diner-style pancake recipe, so we kept the vanilla and sugar out of the mix so it’s a slightly savory canvas for the maple syrup and butter, but it’s all about personal preference and I’m so happy you created the mix you like best, your comment will help others looking at the recipe as well.

      1. I wanted to add that I put the leftovers in the air fryer the next day and they were still wonderful! Thanks again.

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! It is so hard to find grain free options that taste good. This tastes like the real deal pancakes.
    Kudos for nailing it!

  5. Thank you so much for your comment and review! I’m so glad you enjoyed the pancakes, it may well be elevation that is having an effect on them. It’s funny, because for us, where we are, we sometimes have to add a little extra liquid! I hope next time with less coconut milk, they’ll be just right! 😀

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