Perfect Grain Free Pancakes

     Oh man, I just hit the motherload. My kids were begging for pancakes and while they are typically happy with any of the gluten-free options, when I make grain free pancakes they *can tell*. This isn’t always a bad thing as they will still eat just about anything I make, but I do prefer when they rave about what I cook and call me the “best mom in the universe” because of my yum skill, even if I am subsequently the “worst mom ever” because of the time out I just assigned.
     Anyway, I totally scored this morning, which is great because I was dealing with some grumpy little buggers and these pancakes really helped take the edge off.  These use cashews (because I have issues with overdoing almonds) and they are DIVINE!! I love cashews anyway, but wow. That good.  And the kids’ report? BEST. PANCAKES. EVER. No lie. All three gave the same report.  So for 5 minutes this morning I got to be the hero. That was nice.


  • 1 cup cashew pieces
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 10 drops liquid stevia (I used English Toffee flavor, you could also sub a teaspoon of maple syrup or local raw honey, or a packet of powdered stevia)
  • 3 tablespoons flax milk
  • Optional: chocolate chips
  • Olive oil or coconut oil for greasing griddle
  1. Preheat griddle or skillet over medium heat (on the lesser side of medium) and grease
  2. Take all ingredients besides additional oil and blend them in a blender or Nutribullet
  3. Make sure that the batter is creamy then add in chocolate chips if desired
  4. Pour pancake batter onto griddle and watch for air bubbles
  5. Be careful not to burn batter, peaking underneath with spatula
  6. Once the underneath side starts browning, flip pancakes to cook on opposite side
  7. Remove from heat and serve with desired toppings

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  1. says

    I just made these and they are AMAZZZZINGGGG!! AND you passed the PickyPaleoPunk 3 year old test!!! I have been so desperate to find recipes that he will eat and that he is not allergic to (he is allergic to everythingEVERYTHING I TELL YOU!!!$#$#$#*$$#…oh and they change monthly). But back to the Pancakes….delish! (I was super skeptical at first, I mean cashew pancakes? Im about OD’d on nuts…) but desperation won over, and sooo grateful I did- they taste like heaven! (I used local honey instead of Stevia-which I was out of.) All of those dumb inedible plantain pancake recipes are in the trash already!! Better-than-Bisquick is what I shall call them:)

  2. says

    Holy crap!!!! These are killer. And so easy to flip! Wait, they’re just easy peasy to make! Crispy on the outside, fluffy in the middle. Flour free?? I’m freaking out. My family just scarfed these down. I’m on the AIP protocol but allow myself to make Paleo-ish pancakes once a month. My son and husband love me for it. 😉 I really appreciate that these are almond flour and coconut flour free. Anyone can find these ingredients. Im gonna be blogging this for sure. Nice work!!

    • predominantlypaleo says

      Yay!!! So glad you came back to share!!! My family likes these too! Which blog is yours? Will check it out :)

  3. Lori says

    These look fabulous! So glad to find a pancake recipe that uses cashews instead of almonds!
    I’m a gluten free vegan…and have a terrible sweet tooth and a liking for pastries. Very thankful for blogs like yours; keep up the amazing work :)

  4. LindseyD. says

    Thank you for these amazing pancakes! I can’t remember the last time my boyfriend has asked for the same food almost everyday! We’ve had them for actual breakfast and breakfast for dinner :) We didn’t use chocolate chip, but the other half of the banana and a little honey drizzled over them.

    Recipe addin – I added half a banana and instead of flax milk I used almond milk (we had that in the fridge) I had to use about 2 1/2 extra Tbsp. AMAZING!

    Would you know the nutritional facts?


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