Almond Chocolate Pancakes

Making new pancake recipes for breakfast (or even lunch) is a huge highlight for me! This one is part of my week of pancakes for pancake day 2021. Yes – I made a different pancake every single day for 7 days. This was 7 new recipes too. Challenging but really rewarding. Oh there were lots of failed attempts, but it was fun nonetheless.

I have always liked baking with alternative flours so thought I would give it a go in my breakfast. Almond flour acts so differently to oat or normal plain flours as it is a lot more soft and delicate. It brings a lovely nutty undertone to the dish with a beautiful softness. Whilst I haven’t yet made these in any other flavours, I can imagine a vanilla or even strawberry would be gorgeous. I just test lots of things in chocolate first – because who doesn’t love chocolate?

Whilst it was completely unintentional, these are actually suitable for a paleo and keto diet as well as gluten and dairy-free. You wouldn’t be able to tell, though! They still have a lovely fluffy texture to them. They are just as good as traditional pancakes in my opinion. Even better – the use of almond flour actually makes these a lot more filling than traditional pancakes meaning you stay fuller for longer.

This recipe is very moreish. I will be honest, I eat all 8 pancakes on my own! You could share them – but I would suggest making a bigger batch. They would make a great brunch date for when you have friends over. Maybe a thought for me after lockdown!

These are super simple and very quick to whip up a batch of. I make them both on weekdays for an easy breakfast and also on a weekend. Just add on some extra chocolate toppings and fruit, just like I have, and tuck in!

Almond Flour Chocolate Pancakes

Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American, Australian, British, European
Servings 8 Pancakes
Calories 382 kcal


  • Whisk
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Frying pan
  • Spatula
  • Ladel


  • 5 grams Cacao powder
  • 45 grams Almond flour
  • 1 large Egg
  • 36 ml Dairy-free milk Recommendations: coconut or almond
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil For frying (omit if pan is non-stick)


  • Heat the frying pan (with oil if required) on a medium-high heat until hot
  • Whilst the pan is heating, whisk the eggs, cacao powder, milk and almond flour in a bowl
  • Use a ladel to portion out the pancake batter into the pan (I cook 3 pancakes at a time)
  • Cook for approximately 2-4 minutes on one side
  • Gently flip over using a spatula and cook thoroughly on the other side (approximately another 2-4 minutes)
  • Serve with your favourite toppings and enjoy!


  • Calories do not include toppings
  • Recommended to consume of day of making
Keyword Almond Flour Pancakes, Almond Pancakes, Almonds, Breakfast, Chocolate, Chocolate Pancakes, Nuts, Pancakes, Vegetarian
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