Dirty Chai Fluffy Pancakes

Holy sh*t cakes! Our wedding is coming up sooooo quickly! I don’t even know what I need to pack at this point. I have an entire table filled with swimsuits and outfits and shoes…but I still haven’t planned my wedding jewelry or makeup or any of that jazz. With our wedding being a destination wedding in Jamaica, we haven’t really planned anything other than I chose some flowers I didn’t hate and we asked for a speaker system. Other than that, that’s all we really have planned with the wedding. After seeing my friends get married here in Colorado, I’m so glad we did it this way. As the wedding gets closer and closer, I get less and less worried about how I will look that day, or about all the colors looking good together, and I’m not even worried about the weather. All I can really think about at this point is how I get to read my own vows to the man I love in an absolutely beautiful place. Then I get to hang out on the beach all week long with my closest friends. It’s going to be epic.

And much needed after our sewer line fiasco last week…especially since home insurance doesn’t cover “outside the dwelling.” So if our sewer line would have completely collapsed and flooded our basement with poo, we would have been covered. But since it’s outside, no can do, poopy poo. Insurance is so frustrating. Both health and home. I never use my insurance but I pay every single month. So should I actually hope something bad happens to me so it’s worth the money? Such bull. And now our fridge sounds like it has a jet engine in it…and our storage room is flooding, but we don’t know where the water is coming in from. I’m starting to wonder if this whole investment in owning our own home was the best decision. Renting sounds reaaaaaal nice right about now.

But let’s get on the positive train because I don’t want frown lines. Let’s talk about pancakes instead! I obviously love pancakes. I make different kinds of pancakes all the time. Like Lemon Poppyseed PancakesLemon Raspberry PancakesBanana Vanilla Bean Pancakes with Mixed Berry CompotePB&J Pancakes or 3 Ingredient Simple Protein Pancakes. I like to make pancakes to have for brunch or I’ll just throw them all in a container to have for snacks throughout the week. It’s like eating fluffy cookies. Amirightoramiright?!

Cookies sound wonderful right now. But I’m trying to keep my diet just a little cleaner until the wedding…except I ate some chocolate and a caramel last night. Whoopsies!

PaleOMG Dirty Chai Fluffy Pancakes


Dirty Chai Fluffy Pancakes

  • Yield: 3-4 1x


  • 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 2 chai tea bags
  • 1/4 cup cold brew coffee
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ½ cup tapioca flour or arrowroot flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves

For toppings


  1. Place a small saucepan over medium heat. Add almond milk and 2 chai tea bags. Steep tea for about 5 minutes, until almond milk reduces and mixture darkens. The almond milk should reduce to about 3/4 cup. Squeeze out tea bags and throw away. Let mixture cool for about 5 minutes.
  2. Place cooled chai tea, coffee, eggs, honey and vanilla extra in a large bowl and whisk until combine.
  3. Then, while continuously whisking, add coconut flour, tapioca flour, baking powder and baking soda, salt and all spices. Whisk until batter is well combined.
  4. Grease a pancake griddle and place over medium heat. Once pan is hot, use a large ladle or ice cream scoop to pour each pancake. The batter should make 9-12 pancakes, depending how big you make them. Once each pancake begins to bubble, flip to cook on other side. About 2-3 minutes per side.
  5. Top with maple syrup and chopped pecans!


Sometimes different coconut flours and tapioca flours react differently. If your batter seems a bit thick, just add a little almond milk to the batter to loosen it up!

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23 thoughts on “Dirty Chai Fluffy Pancakes”

  1. Congrats on your upcoming wedding! My husband and I got married at a Sandals resort in St. Lucia and I can’t tell you how absolutely wonderful and stress free it was! My only issue was not eating and drinking a ton before the wedding (we got there a week early) but once the wedding was over boy did I make up for my restraint. Have fun and enjoy Jamaica – I love it there!

    1. that’s totally what i’m worried about too haha! my fiance asked me last night if i was going to drink at all before the wedding and i just don’t want to much since i feel so bloated from it! it’s definitely going to take some restraint since i’m all about fruity drinks lol

  2. Juli, you have the best pancake recipes EVAH!! I adore your lemon raspberry and lemon-poppyseed recipes. Now I can’t wait to try these chai pancakes! What would be GREAT is if you would have a donut recipe for this flavor (and I apologize if you already do and I’m just too lazy to search the site…..)

  3. Girl, I completely feel your pain. My husband and I bought a house not too long ago and the inspection completely missed a 100% botched AC installation . I sure wish these companies would inspect everything to save you the hassle!

    Anyways, back to happy things, I hope your wedding is awesome! Ocean breeze and sunshine sounds sooo much better than winter weather during springtime!

    1. it’s crazy! why do we freaking hire these people who don’t seem to ever know what they are doing! it’s so frustrating and upsetting! trust no one lol!

  4. These Chai Pancakes looks amazing and your wedding is going to be beautiful! love the idea of a destination wedding! Planning a wedding was so much work! And I too had a bit of a disastrous and very stressful event just a little over a month before my husband and I’s wedding…..we woke up to our house on fire (furnace malfunction) which totaled our house and we were pretty dang lucky that I woke up! It was terrible and my cortisol levels were through the roof after that. Oh man was I a mess! In the end, it turned out beautifully and everything was perfect – and yours will be too! Experiencing what you and your fiancé our currently going through with the sewer line defect, will only make you stronger as a couple! xo

    1. holy shit!!! that’s so so so so sooooo scary! so glad you guys were alright! and i totally think it’s true about helping strengthen your relationship. i already feel like we are stronger seeing both each other deal with this!

      1. Thanks Juli! Holy shit scary is right! I’ll never forget the panic I felt that early morning.
        And so great to hear that what you’re ‘dealing’ with currently is already strengthening your bond with your fiancé! Hope everything goes smoothly for you two from here on out!

  5. Beautiful! Never seen cold brew in pancakes, but LOVE the idea. Dirty chai is my favorite, but I always hate how much sugar is involved when you order it at a typical coffee shop.

    I think it’s important to remember, too, (as I’ve seen many friends of mine get married) that this wedding is for you and for your future spouse. Do what makes you happy. Enjoy each moment of planning and making choices…because you only get to make these once. And you’ll want memories you can cherish later–not stressful ones.

  6. I made these Chai Pancakes this week and they were delicious — I love a good pancake recipe and these were awesome!

  7. These look AMAZING! Curious to know if you would have these on their own or with a protein if having them for breakfast? Best of luck on your upcoming wedding!

  8. I’m super excited to make these ! I bought your latest cookbook yesterday and made the Cinnamon Pancakes today. They turned out perfect and I’m stoked to have pancakes in my diet again. I froze a few packs for the week. Thanks for the great recipes!!

  9. Hi Juli!
    My husband and I have been on the hunt for the perfect paleo pancakes for a while since I can’t stomach gluten. But after several failed attempts, I made this recipe this morning. These are amazing, lady! So we both thank you! Keep doing what you’re doing.

    Love the recipes. Love your fitness posts. Ignore the haters 😉

    – Sarah / @sarisnaps

  10. Hi Juli,

    Can you substitute hot coffee that has just been chilled in the fridge, instead of the cold brew stuff?



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