Lemon Raspberry Pancakes
OMG. These pancakes are like, the fluffiest pancakes ever. I want to marry them, then eat them for my honeymoon. Yep. Fact.
All I want to do is ride my bike everywhere. Mostly because it’s been about a thousand degrees here in Denver. And leather seats aren’t so friendly in this heat. I have to keep a towel on the seat of my car so my seat doesn’t become a slip and slide. Gross. So the other day, as I rode my bike everywhere while blasting Carrie Underwood from my phone, I came across a garage sale. I dig garage sales. My mom used to take me to garage sales all.the.time and I kind of hated them, but man, am I a sucker for a sweet deal. So I stopped at the garage sale, found some gorgeous white and glass shutter doors and purchased them right there. I had to go get my car, obviously. I’m not that strong anymore. I don’t know why I wanted these shutters, but they called my name. I want to put them in my imaginary house that I want to purchase next year. I have no idea where I will be living or what my place will look like but I guess I’ll be using some glass shutters as decorations. I have to now. I spent $10.
Am I going through a quarter life crisis? Is that a real thing? Is this what it’s like? You purchase things for imaginary circumstances? Too many questions for one paragraph. Moving on.
So I contradicted myself for at least the 46th time on my blog. You know how I told you that I don’t like going out and drinking. Well, I did it. And I actually really enjoyed myself. And I even worked out the next morning, wreaking of alcohol and feeling like less than 35%. I think that alcohol should only be consumed with certain people. Like people who love dance music and food. Fun, drunk nights are only enjoyable if there is dancing in the end. And working out the next morning, still drunk or not, it makes the endorphins flutter and keeps you from hitting the drunk depression. I’ve found the secret to consuming alcohol! Drinking with good looking, happy people, dancing, coffee, excess of water, working out, more water, garage sales for your imaginary house, then more water. Pretty simple. Sorry I contradicted myself once again, but sometimes, you just gotta say ‘eff it’.
I did find out that I still don’t like being the sober person out at the bars the next day. When girls are actually telling my guy friends that they wore a short skirt for them and want them to take them home, I know I’m in over my head at that bar. That’s really not a sexy look for ladies. So I went home and watched reruns of friends while reading paleo cookbooks. I personally think that’s a fantastic Saturday night.
Someone shared this video with me. Sometimes, it’s truly the story of my life. Mostly because I completely remember saying ‘Can I wear this shirt as a dress?’ in college. Wow.
I wonder how long these shutters will be in the trunk of my car.Print
Lemon Raspberry Pancakes
- Yield: 2-3 1x
- 1 cup raspberries
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons honey
For the pancakes
- 3 eggs, whisked
- 1/2 cup almond milk + 3 tablespoons (carton, unsweetened)
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cuptapioca flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- pinch of salt
- coconut oil, for greasing pan
- In a saucepan over medium heat, add the first three ingredients: raspberries, lemon juice, and honey. Mix together and let simmer. Once raspberries have broken down, bring heat to low to let thicken slightly.
- Whisk together pancake ingredients: eggs, almond milk, honey and vanilla extract in a large bowl.
- Then, while continuously whisking, add coconut flour, tapioca flour, baking powder and baking soda and a pinch of salt to the large bowl. Whisk until batter is well combined.
- Grease a large pan or pancake griddle and place over medium heat. Once pan is hot, use a large ladle to pour a pancakes size pancake on the pan. Then use a small spoon to scoop out a tablespoon of the raspberry jam mixture and swirl it around on the top of the pancake.
- Once pancake has cooked and bubbles begin to surface on the top of the pancake, flip it. The pancake should need to cook for 2-3 minutes each side.
- Repeat with the rest of the pancake mixture.
Yields 4-5 four inch pancakes
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204 thoughts on “Lemon Raspberry Pancakes”
These look fantastic! Is there any substitution for tapioca flour?
I substituted tapioca flour for corn starch (equal amounts) and they turned out great. So if your not opposed to using corn then try it. My husband loved these and he’s very picky!
1/2 almond milk (carton, unsweetened) is that the refrigerated carton, shelf stable or the new single size?).
changed that! 1/2 cup!
oh and i got mine in the refrigerator section
I cannot wait to make these – they sound so delicious!
What is the measurement for the almond milk? Half of a large carton of almond milk or just 1/2 cup?
Zomg yum. I’ve never tried tapioca flour before but I really want to…Is it similar to arrowroot in consistency?
Lmao you should see me shopping for imaginary circumstances… I used to work at Sur la Table and I would get 40% off anything there so I got a toaster oven for when I “move out.” Then recently I bought a fancy olive oil and vinegar glass container thing that’s just sitting on my desk because we already have one here. Let’s not talk about a baby shirt with an elephant on it that I bought in FIFTH grade for when I have babies in the far far far future. I have NO freaking idea where that shirt is. What was I thinking? Sometimes I just don’t know haha
First time reading your blog! I love it, you and I could be friends, you have a great sense if humor and do I. I also buy random things for stuff that doesn’t exist yet, lol! (I follow you on IG) 😀
It’s so fluffy I’m gonna die!!!
Hahahahaha thank you! That needed to be said!
YAY! I’ve been lurking around your blog for little while now and I have to say…i LOVE it! I laugh a lot and wait impatiently for your next post every day. I think I went through withdrawls this these last few days 🙂 You’ve given me some fantastic ideas to spice up my menus. Thank you! I was excited to see this recipe. Since going totally paleo a few months ago I’ve missed pancakes!! I can’t wait to try this recipe. I do have one question though…for the almond milk…1/2 of what? cup? 1/2 the carton seems like a lot…
sorry that’s 1/2 cup. just changed it 🙂
YUM!! These look so fluffy and good. I have never tried tapioca flour before, but this looks like I need to buy some.
OK, so I think you’re on to something when you mention that having happy fun times with alcohol is somehow less bad for you than having depressing times with alcohol. I think enjoyment and stress relief and being with people and having fun somehow cancels out the badness. I’ve been trying out that theory, but with ice cream. I’ll let you know how it goes.
PS, you rock.
Maybe I did something wrong, but my batter came out SUPER thick…like biscuit thick. Going to try to water it down to see if that helps!
Try just adding more almond milk!
These look so good and fluffy. Ah! Is tapioca flour sold at Whole Foods?
Very good! I usually am not a fan of paleo pancake recipes; I make them to appease my toddler. But these are quite tasty!! And toddler approved. Thanks!
Just made them… They are delicious!
I love your blog. I check it everyday to see whether there are new recipes. Love it, love it, love it!
Greetings from Denmark;-)
Looks so yummy! The 20s vs. 30s video is so true.
So, I don’t really do almond milk, do you think I could sub coconut or goats milk?
Oh good. I was just reading this and sure hoping I could use coconut milk. I am guessing they could be made with or without the fruit blend. I definitely want to give these a try!
Breakfast for dinner tonight!! And I love staying in and reading paleo cookbooks on Saturday nights too 🙂
Just found your book at the library. Love it Sista! Thankful it is rainy and cooler in Denver today! Did a happy dance!
The shutters are a sign a faith that you are gearing up for a bigger life, with house. The dream is there, full on intention is rooted, you are working toward that goal – so groovy!!… Riding a bike in sweltering heat has an awesomeness about it – nature’s air conditioning are the breezes you generate as you ride.
you’re so positive. i like you
These look so amazing!!! Since im only 1 week grain free I am craving all sorts of fluffy stuff! I need to make these STAT!
Well – as much as I love my new favorite pancakes (made from bananas and egg) – I simply must try these!
The banana pancakes are delicious – but they are no way near as fluffy as these beauties!
Can I have two favorite pancakes??! oooh… fingers crossed!
I can’t do coconut because I’m allergic, do you have a recommendation for a substitute for the coconut flour in this recipe? It looks super yummy and my kids love pancakes.
almond flour may work but i’m not sure what amount since i haven’t tried it
I really, really want to try these! When you measure flour, do you dip and sweep, or do you spoon the flour into the measuring cup? This can make a big difference in a batter’s thickness/thinness.
dip and sweep.
Gah! These are fantastic! I’m typing this as the rest of the batch is cooking…I couldn’t wait! I used blueberries instead of raspberries and raw milk (ended up needing about 3 tablespoons more liquid) and they are perfect. Thank you!
I want to eat those *right now* but it’s bed time and i have no tapioca flour! but i know what’s for breakfast tomorrow!
Hi Juli, could I use more coconut flour or almond flour in place of tapioca flour? thanks, sarah
This looks so delicious!! You’ve made me want to have pancakes right now.
OMG you freaking crack me up! I keep my yogi toes mat in my car here in Houston, when I cannot park in a garage. I sweat enough as it is, so shorts and black leather are not a good combo…ever, especially here. 😉
I made these yesterday. batter was super thick.I just added more liquid till it loosened up. Super yum! About the shutters…good for you! When I was 12, I started collecting kitchen stuff. I still use some of it today (I’m 37)! Little girls used to have hope chests to put stuff in…your not weird!
My mom has those exact white plates with the grapes on them. She’s had them since I was a little kid and now I’m 45. They’ve always been for special occasions and we always loved having oyster stew out of the bowls on Christmas Eve. I love your blog 🙂
I found them at the thrift store
you’ve got a good eye 😉
I really want to buy a house in Denver. I’ve just switched over to biking instead of driving in Denver but what’s with this rain? I get stuck at work for like an extra hour just waiting until it stops raining enough for me to ride my bike!
You are changing my life for the better one recipe at a time! Thank you so much <3
Hi this looks delicious! Do you think I can replace tapioca flour for almond flour?
yes, i just don’t know how much and they wouldn’t be quite as fluffy
Eating these now. Had to add a little more almond milk to thin out the batter but holy crap, these are fantastic! And screw the 2-3 servings, I think I just want the whole stack for myself.
I would love to try these out. I’m new to Paleo and am adapting recipes to be coconut free because of a severe allergy I have to coconut. I’m just learning what can be used in place of coconut in some recipes and learning how coconut is used to absorb liquids and how it is high in fiber, making it tricky to substitute. I’m curious to know your reasoning in using coconut in this recipe and what you would suggest to use as a substitute?
for these, you could probably use almond flour instead, but I’m not sure how much because i haven’t tried that
Yum! Made these for breakfast this am. My son LOVED them. He likes to complain about our paleo diet, so when I said they were paleo he was shocked. Slowly converting the whole fam. They eat what I cook.
I made these this morning and they were delicious! The texture and fluffiness were perfect and very similar to “regular” pancakes. My only suggestion is after you add the raspberry mixture to the top of the pancake, add a little more pancake mix on top. I found that initially when I flipped over the pancake the raspberry side would stick to my pan (even with all the coconut oil). Problem easily solved. I’ve never used tapioca flour before and I’m very happy with the results. Definitely a new addition to the breakfast rotation!
Thanks for the tip about adding more batter on top of fruit swirl! I will definitely try that next time!
I had the same problem. I didn’t think to add more batter to the top. Will definitely try that next time. Love the fluffiness of these pancakes!
OMG!!! I’m making these this weekend! Cannot wait. I have tried all kinds of pancakes with Coconut Flour, almond, combining both, with fatty coconut milk and adjusting both flour measurements and I cannot find a good consistency. This looks to me like a keeper! Will let you know once I try them. Thanks for the awesome recipes. I follow you on IG and always come to your site and recommend it to friends. My IG name is Paleo_Chef. Check out some of my cooking. Thanks again!
Just bought everything I need to make these! So excited about making them later tonight!
These look soooo yummy!! Do they freeze well??
No clue. Ate them too fast to freeze
Thank you so much for this! I now have a way to get more cocnut into my picky children (one is autistic and won’t eat hardly anything!)
Can I use coconut milk, don’t have any almond milk left?
My batter also turned out SUPER thick, so I added almond milk until it was “pourable.” After that, they were perfect! I topped them with a little ghee, coconut cream, and maple syrup…and didn’t miss regular pancakes at all. Another fantastic recipe to add to my Paleo diet plan. Thank you, Juli!!!
Saddest part about converting to Paleo: Missing fluffy pancakes. Will be trying these tomorrow!!
These were AMAZING! Thank you so much for this (and all your other) delicious recipe(s)!
These are THE BEST Paleo pancakes EVER!!!! Great job Juli! Thanks for all your hard work!
thanks so much Sarah!!
i just wanted to say that I LOVE your blog. I just started reading it today but I can’t stop laughing at all of your posts. Your about me is also priceless. I’m cyber stalking you now through all of your channels.
oh, and your recipes rock. I’m not paleo but i’ll definitely be eating more like I am after trying your recipes, starting with these amazing pancakes this weekend!
thanks for being you on the internet! 🙂
def going to try these … new fav blog ever! wink
Made these this morning! Yum!! Used regular dairy milk because I didn’t have the almond stuff. The batter was a little thick so I used a lil more milk and it thinned out wonderfully. I had a berry medley mix in freezer that I used for the jam…YUM! They cooked up wonderfully in the skillet and I was only bummed that it made 4 pancakes since my husband woke up and wanted to eat at least 3 of them! WTH??? Next time, I double the batch….
Made these for lunch today! Sooo yummy! Being that I am a Vermonter, I had to add a drizzle of maple syrup on top though…yum yum!! Will make these a lot!
So bummed! These looked amazing but when I made them the raspberry mixture just burned on the bottom and left the pancake remained uncooked on that side 🙁 Any suggestions? Love your blog and have had lots of success with other recipes.
I couple people had the same experience. Someone said that when you pour raspberry mixture in, and a bit more batter on top of the raspberry, then it won’t stick.
Are you sure the recipe calls for 1-2 cup of tapioca flour? My batter wa so thick.
1/2 (half) cup, yes.
Friggin heck, I love you. I love these pancakes. OMG LOVE! I have tried for a year and a half to find a good gluten free pancake recipe, epic fail. THESE ARE AMAZING!!!!! They are delicious! Then, because today needed chocolate, shiz got crazy and the Justin’s chocolate hazelnut butter lemon rasberry pancake was food heaven on a plate, gone in 60 seconds. Drool.
I took a picture, (while stuffing my face) it was beautiful. I wanted to frame it and put in in my kitchen, but then I’d be fat… because all I’d eat is pancakes, all. damn. day. And sweet potatoes. Geez, I love sweet potatoes. Good thing I work out. MMMmmm carby goodness.
PS. I <3 you.
OMG these pancakes saved me last night. Poor preparation, no groceries and 6 days into the Lurong Living paleo challenge I was about to succumb to ordering a pizza…but first I figured I’d check your blog to see if there was something I could whip up in a jiff without needing a lot of ingredients that I didn’t have on hand.
Instead of cooking w the raspberry mixture on the pancakes I just drizzled it on top. This morning I spread almond butter between the pancakes before microwaving them…tasted like peanut butter and jelly!
Thank you thank you thank you!!!!
DELICIOUS! Awesome recipe! Made the batter again, & again & again … cooked the batter portion in silver dollar size & poured the sauce on top, then again made more batter for small-sized pancakes topped w/peaches marinaded in lemon juice w/a touch of cinnamon, we were all in tastebud heaven! Thank U Julie for a fluffy & super delicious Paleo pancake recipe!
I used 1/2 coconut milk and added lemon extract and poppyseeds to the batter. I loved this recipe! Thank you so much!
PERFECT!! Thank you so much – I’ve been struggling to find a pancake recipe to replace my usual milk-sugar-flour pancakes on a Sunday morning, and it’s been tough going: the almond flour pancakes are too runny and end up more like crepes, the banana pancakes are too, well, banana-y, the coconut flour are too dense …..but these. These are perfect, they a light, and fluffy and rise up like ‘normal’ flour pancakes – I’m in love. This is the second time I’ve made these, and they just get better as I refine my ‘continuous whisking’ technique. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!
Just made these and they were delicious!! My 3 year old devoured them!! Love all your recipes – thank you sooo much!!
Made these this morning. They were really good! Except that my batter was super thin! Not sure what the heck I did wrong, seeing as everyone is saying their batter was really thick! (Any ideas?) I’m pretty sure I measured everything right, but who knows: it was first thing in the morning. I’ll have to try them again. Either way, they were really good and my toddler loved them too! (I love that it doesn’t call for 5 million eggs either)
i’m not sure what could have gone wrong. you must have needed more flour, I’m guessing
Was so impressed! Having tried a few different pancake recipes that were either too much banana or came out flat, these fit the bill! I didn’t use raspberries or make the sauce, I just dropped blueberries in while they were cooking. DIVINE!! Thank you!!
I’ve tried some other people’s recipes for paleo pancakes and lets just say I won’t make them again. This recipe, however, is awesome and I will make it many times in the future! Great recipe!
If you make 4 pancakes with the recipe, each has about 245 calories, 6 g fat and 40 total carbs (if any of you are living with a non-paleo who cares about this info). This does not include the calories and fat in the coconut oil used for greasing the pan.
OH my goodness!! These are fabulous, fluffy wonderfulness! You have been my hero for a long time, but now I just want to marry you!! Is that weird?? Best. Stinkin. Paleo. Pancake. Ever.
yay!! glad you liked it!
what is a tapioca flour sub? i dont feel like running out to spend money on something im not sure ill even like…new to paleo. any advice?
tapioca is actually more cheaper than the other flours, just something to keep in mind. You could use almond flour in this but I’m not sure the amount and they would not come out near as fluffy
So I feel like I’m the first guy to post a comment here… or maybe even read these… but anyway, your recipes are legit! This one was great, much better than other paleo pancakes recipes I have tried. They were fluffy, I could actually flip them, and they tasted glorious. Mad props, I will only be making these from now on.
Can I sub something for the raspberries? Or leave them out? Hubby doesn’t like raspberries :-/
leave them out or sub with any other berry
Juli, thank you so much for this recipe. I haven’t had pancakes since I started the Lurong Challenge in Sept. These are fluffy, flavorful & fantastic! Your awesome recipes have kept me committed to this challenge yielding incredible results. Very grateful!
Is there something I can use instead of tapioca flour? Like flax seed meal perhaps or just not use a second flour? Thanks! I was literally just running on the treadmill thinking “I REALLY WANT SOME GOOD PALEO PANCAKES RITE NAO” (hahaha).
you could but they won’t come out nearly the same and i’m not sure what amount you would need
What about a substitute for the eggs. Ever have anyone modify it this way and have good results?
These are going down in my kitchen right now!! PHENOMENAL!!!!! OMG!!!!
These are the best pancakes that I have ever made! Thank you!!
Ive shared the link to your site on my blog!
Made these as waffles and my oh my are they delicious!!!! I’ve made them 4 times in as many weeks. We are moving this week (military family) and I made a double batch this morning so that I can take them to the hotel and have a yummy paleo breakfast everyday.
These were pretty good, I didn’t have the raspberries so I dropped in some frozen blueberries in the batter! They were fluffy, I slightly burned my first batch:( They were thick and I needed to spread them out with a spoon. I poured some coconut milk on them as they needed a little moisture/something sweet.
For sure would make again and play with toppings! Thanks
Hands down the best paleo pancakes I’ve ever made. I left out the lemon and raspberries, but they were still very flavorful. Thank you, Juli!
I have been looking for and testing out “healthy” pancake recipes for my kids and so far all have been tremendous flops until this one! My batter came out super thick so I had to add way more almond milk than suggested which is totally fine. I just kept adding until the consistency was pourable. The pancakes came out light and fluffy and the fruit topping was amazing! I wonder if coconut milk would be make them even lighter and fluffier than the almond milk? THANK YOU! LOVE THESE!
I make these all the time with coconut milk. Delish!
Made these this morning as my first attempt at Paleo pancakes; a little “grainy”, perhaps due to my modifications, but still very tasty even as I skipped the raspberry topping.
I made a 1.5 size batch which was actually too much for just 2 people; lesson learned.
I also didn’t have tapioca flour so I used 1/2 cup almond flour and 1/4 cup flax meal to replace 3/4 cup tapioca flour needed for a 1.5 batch and they came out great.
Additionally I added another 1/2 cup almond milk to thin out the batter which I mixed with a hand mixer. The batter was still thicker than a traditional mix but the cakes were decently fluffy nonetheless.
Thanks for the recipe! It fulfilled our pancake craving without the need for a post-consumption nap to digest.
I am SO SKEPTICAL of Paleo Pancakes as they always have some weird consistency that is nothing like a pancake after all and it leaves me huddled on my kitchen floor in a pool of disappointment. But, THESE PANCAKES are REAL PANCAKES. The texture is spot on, the flavor is right. They are SO GOOD!! I have been looking for a traditional nut-free pancake recipe that I could use to wow my SAD visitors, so I skipped the raspberry lemon sauce and made a caramelized banana topping with molasses, maple, and nutmeg. This is a GREAT Saturday morning cheat meal and will also be the spotlight for my Christmas morning brunch. THANK YOU!!
Don’t try making these right after completing your WOD. I did not have the strength to “whisk continuously” while coordinating my left hand to dump slowly. haha! They turned out AWESOME anyway. Also, I didn’t have all the stuff, so I just subbed coconut milk for the almond milk and blueberries for the raspberries. I may have dumped some lemon juice into the batter as well…just because. AND I melted some Kerrygold butter into the leftover blueberry sauce to pour over the top. OmmmmmmmG.
How this recipe got 5 stars is beyond me. This are downright inedible. The batter was more like dough, I nearly doubled the almond milk. Consistency is terrible-extremely grainy. They crumble to bits when cooking or moving in any way-so much so that I had to scoop them onto my fork. Zero flavor. Just yuck.
Hey Bridget! I’ve made these pancakes many, many times and the only time they have come out different is when I don’t use bob red mills tapioca flour. Then I have to add A TON more almond milk. But I made them last night exactly like the recipe and they were perfect. Try using bobs
I thought these were great. Followed the recipe exactly and they came out perfect. Ate them with sliced bananas- divine.
These pancakes were delicious! Hubby declared them the best we’ve had in a long time! I used coconut milk (cause that’s what I had on hand) and made a blueberry sauce to go on top! I used Bob’s Tapioca a Flour and had to add extra milk but no biggie! They were great….love your recipes! I tried to give it 5 stars but can’t seem to do it!
Sorry… But these were bad. Very dry and a really strange texture. I much prefer pancakes made with almond flour. Usually the recipes here are winners, but this one I won’t make again.
sorry Kathleen, sometimes the tapioca is different depending on the brand. it probably just needed more liquid added to it
Best paleo pancakes ever!! I used spelt flour instead of tapioca floor, as I could not wait for that to arrive. I am pregnant and craved these the second I sae the picture 😀 I also used cocnut milk instead of almond milk, and I think it gave these a nice flavor. They turned out very fluffy and delicious. This batch was just right for me and hubby, we were full. Not a joke portion like most other pancake recipes. Will be making these again, this time with tapioca flour as it just arrived 🙂
I ended up making waffles with this batter and it turned out okay with the berries on top. Next time I’ll add more milk.
These pancakes are my favorite ever (even compared to “regular” pancakes that I used to eat frequently). I often cut out the first three ingredients and add in blueberries or chocolate chips (for the kiddos!) too. I’ve found the thickness or runniness of the batter is completely dependent on the type of coconut flour. When I make my own coconut flour, it sometimes turns out really runny and I have to add more flour. When I use brands from the health food store, it’s usually way too thick. Adding more flour or more milk always works like a charm. I also sometimes use arrowroot instead of tapioca flour which tends to yield an even fluffier/lighter pancake. My husband and 4-year-old love these as much as I do. YUM! Thanks for the recipe. I believe my search is over for the perfect pancake recipe!!! My next move is to try and translate it into a waffle recipe using the guidelines below:
Flour = same
Baking powder/soda increased by 25%
Salt = same
Sugar/honey increased by 300% (crisper, sweeter waffle)
Milk reduced by 20—25%
Melted butter increased 100% (or 1/4 c if no butter or oil are in the recipe)
I am eating these as I write and they are amazing! Taste like “real” pancakes. My batter came out very soupy as well but I added almond flour and a little extra coconut flour and all turned out well.
Just made these. My husband said “those smell really good, can I eat one now?” Since I had one “ugly one” I let him have that one. I was able to get 10 pancakes, or 5 servings @ 2 reasonably sized pancakes per serving. I didn’t change a single thing about the recipe.
My husband’s comment was, “You’ve done a number of pancake recipes lately, and I think this is number one. You’ll probably agree because it most resembles the pancake taste, and texture you keep looking for.”
Thanks for another awesome recipe!
It’s a school holiday today, and my kids requested pancakes for breakfast. We’re eating them now and my 7 year old daughter just said, “These are the best pancakes ever….even better than IHOP.” I have to agree. WIN!
I’m gonna give you 5 stars, but not me! Mine were crepes, not pancakes. Super runny mixture. BUT… I use coconut pulp, not flour (I’m too lazy to dehydrate it) and then reduced the liquid. Very yummy even as crepes. BTW I was just reading another blog a couple of days ago that says baking powder isn’t paleo as it contains corn starch, thought?
We’ve only been eating Paleo as a family for 3 weeks now, but I don’t think there’s one recipe of yours that we’ve tried and not loved!! Seriously! These pancakes are SCRUMPTIOUS! They make me feel like I’m cheating!! Thank you!!
I can’t find tapioca flour, so I tried just omitting it and using coconut flour. While the flavor was fine, I just couldn’t get them to hold together. I have no idea what jm doing when i dont have a recipe, so I dont know how to sub that. So sad. 🙁
you could find arrowroot powder and use that
Thanks for the tip of the arrowroot flour to sub for tapioca flour. I ended up going to a whole foods out of town when I went to get my mom from the train station and found some tapioca flour there. I made them again this weekend with the tapioca flour and they were perfect! 🙂
I followed this recipe exactly and they did not turn out at all! The batter was like paste. When I tried cooking them, the tops and bottoms were cooked…..almost too much…..yet the inside was doughy and not fully cooked. The Lemon Raspberry sauce is good though. My partner and I did not finish them and opted for our old standby of oatmeal, but with the Raspberry Sauce. Not sure why other people are raving about these pancakes. Zero stars from me.
Sorry to hear that, Lisa. I’ve experienced this before as well. I think it depends in the tapioca flour you use. Try using bens red mill tapioca flour next time, that’s the kind I’ve used and it’s worked every time
I was craving pancakes last week so finally this past weekend had some time and made these. OMG. SO. GOOD. I actually used arrowroot powder instead of tapioca starch (1:1 substitution), and they were still perfect. LOVE the raspberry sauce over the pancakes (with a generous heap of Kerrygold, of course). They were very filling (unlike regular pancakes I used to eat back in the day), so I ate half on Sat & half on Sun (I made 6 pancakes total) & was full for hours! Definitely felt like a huge treat!
I tried this and totally didn’t turn out first go round. I’ll have to try again another time. I didn’t have tapioca flour so I just left it out and substituted the almond milk for coconut milk. The batter turned out too thick so I added more coconut milk and even some water. I also didn’t have coconut oil to use so I used butter and it just didn’t work. I think this recipe depends on entirely how the batter turns out. Sigh. I’ll try again.
These are a staple in our home now! I’ve made them every Sunday for the last 4 Sundays. I perfected them on the 3rd try and now could probably make them with my eyes closed. I love cooking and baking and thanks to this website my family is able to eat paleo without feeling “deprived” of yumminess! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
These were great!!!
How this is the raspberry mixture suppose to be? I tried these the other day but had a difficult time spreading around the jam.
im not exactly sure what you mean, renee…
I’ve made these 3 times in 2 weeks. My two-year-old asks for them all the time! My husband loves them too. They are truly fluffy!
I substituted water for the milk and added 1/4 teaspoon ACV. They turn out perfectly! I’ve also added some blueberries to the top before flipping. So delish!
I bye coconut milk would work good too.
I haven’t tried the raspberry/lemon topping yet. I bet that adds a ton of flavor!
Juli = food genius!
Perfectly fluffy pancakes! This is a miracle! Every pancake recipe I’ve tried results in a super flat omelette-like pancake, gross! These were PERFECT! I did tweak it a little along the way. I added a little more almond milk since the batter was very thick with the coconut flour alone. Then I cut down the tapioca flour to 1/4 cup instead of half. I also added a little cinnamon powder. Can’t wait to make them again!
After months spent trying numerous recipies to help me maintain a year and a half project to a healthier me, I felt I needed to jump on the ‘comment bandwagon’. First, these pancakes are amazing! Having had many attempts to find one my husband and 3 daughters like, I am thrilled that I can put this one in the success column! THANK YOU! On another note, your blog comments add a refreshing entertainment factor to finding new recipies for my family.
I felt sad when I gave up white flour because i knew i would miss Sunday morning pancakes. I started making buckwheat as well as almond flour pancakes and thought, “this isn’t bad”, but it just wasn’t light and fluffy like a pancake should be. I stumbled across your recipe here and couldn’t make them fast enough! I took my first bite and i swear, the clouds parted and a light shone down. I will never miss my white flour pankcakes again!! Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!
Have you made these with coconut milk? My husband prefers coconut milk to almond and I’m wondering if it will mess up the consistency because the coco milk seems to be a little thicker than the almond. Just wondering if you’ve tried this and how it worked out?
you could use that, you may need to add more if it is canned coconut milk
I use homemade coconut milk for these and they turn out wonderful!
I’ve been drooling over this recipe all week. Finally made them this morning but they turned out really thick and dense. I used coconut milk instead and added more milk but it was still pretty thick. Should I reduce the flour?
i talked about how the flours can be super testy when making the pancakes (in my caramel apple ones) next time add more almond milk. one time when i made these, i had to add up to 2 cups of almond milk because i used a different tapioca flour
Thanks for the great recipe!
For lack of almond milk, I used 1/4 cup coconut milk and 2 teaspoons of almond butter + 1/4 cup of water.
The batter itself was too thick (maybe due to the tapioca starch brand or the butter) and I ended up adding at least another ½ cup of water.
Also, I let the batter sit for 15 minutes to get the soda working…The pancakes turned out suuuuper fluffy and moist.
The recipe’s already typed up and filed to my “Favorites” section.
Thanks and can’t wait to try out more of your recipes. Coming up next Sunday: “Peanut Butter” and Jelly Stuffed Muffins 🙂
All the best from Germany
Oh no! Please help! I went to make these but in the instructions you dont mention which honey goes where! You just say “honey” twice in the directions. So I didn’t know which “honey” went in the batter. Can you please specify?? Thank you so much!
fixed that issue, explained it a little more thorough. the first honey goes in the lemon/rapsberry mixture. the second honey goes into the pancakes. hope that explains it better!
These are excellent! I made them with whole milk because my kiddos are not paleo. They are delicious. Oh, I didn’t have raspberries but I did have strawberries. Even with these mods, the pancakes were totally loved!
I’m not a huge fan of honey….what sweetener can I use to substitute the honey?
I’m on SCD and can’t use either tapioca flour or baking powder. Any ideas for subs? Thank you!!
arrowroot powder and I’ve heard you can use baking soda adding cream of tartar, but you’ll need to look it up
This is what I do for baking powder, it works perfectly:
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
Hi Juli, I made these this morning and they are the best Paleo pancakes I have made. They are so fluffy!! Can’t wait to purchase your cookbook. Your recipes are amazing! Thanks so much!
Can you use blueberries instead of raspberries?
I use blueberries all the time. All I do it whip up the batter, then either add the blueberries to the batter at the last minute before pouring OR I lay bluberries on top before flipping.
If you add them to the batter then you will have blue pancakes but they are delicious!
These are fantastic! I can’t do too much nut flour, so I rarely have treats like this, but I recently discovered tapioca starch and went looking for a pancake recipe. The texture was great, not chalky and weird like all coconut flour pancakes. I didn’t make the raspberry jam this time, but the pancakes had great flavor – sweet but not too sweet, so it was perfect to add a little maple syrup on top! Just the way I like them. I haven’t had a glutenous pancake in years, but this sure seems like what I remember. Thank you!
Have you tried using this same recipe and making waffles instead of pancakes? Just wondering if you have and/or any changes to the recipe you would recommend.
I haven’t tried but now I want to!
I used this recipe for waffles. Stirred in some chocolate chips. Drizzled with maple syrup. Superb!
I am having problems with the flavor of coconut. Is there something I can use to substitute for this?
These are delicious! My favorite breakfast place makes pancakes with raspberries, granola, and coconut in them and they’re amazing. Of course when I made this recipe, I added a sprinkle of Paleo Krunch and shredded coconut along with my raspberry lemon sauce and the pancakes were incredible. I think they’re even better than my old non-paleo fave! Thanks Juli!
Made these this morning and they were amazing. Oh so fluffy. Yeah! I did add more almond milk than called for as my batter was very thick. No more flat, sad paleo pancakes.
I made these this morning–FANTASTIC!! I want to marry them too 🙂
I sub’d fresh blueberries for the raspberries and everything turned out pretty decadently (is that a word?)
Thank u for this keeper of a recipe!
These are the best! I have tried a lot of paleo pancake recipes and this one wins! Close 2nd is the plantain pancakes from The Paleo Mom. Thanks for sharing your recipes! I made them with coconut milk (canned) and added more since they were thick. And I added blueberries.
I know what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow morning! These look great. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
My first paleo pancake that is fluffy! I am so happy. After trying a dozen of recipes this is it. It is more ingredients than the usual mash banana pancakes but taste great and filling.
Thank you for this recipe, I’ve made the pancakes (without the sauce) and they are amazing!
I just made these, doubling the recipe and subbing culinary coconut milk in lieu of almond milk. The batter came out perfectly! Best behaving batter I’ve dealt with in a long time! The syrup was nice and tart, too!
These are the best pancakes, ever! I sub coconut milk since I can’t do almond.
Thank you. These are amazing and my search for the perfect paleo pancake recipe is over. That is all.
This was good. A little grainy but it was expected. I made 4 pancakes and ate too much. Since I am asian this helps to alleviate the rice cravings I’ll have while on paleo. It’s easier for me to commit and become more successful in paleo.
thank you the recipe. I rate this 4.5 stars
Any noodle recipes? Paleo udon or any paleo friendly noodles? I have tried shiritake noodles and got tired of them real quick.
If it’s grainy, it just needs a little more almond milk. As for noodles, I just use spaghetti squash or zucchini made into noodles!
Super tasty but made a super mess in the kitchen. Next time I’ll make these the same way but add the fruit mixture separately, on top, at the table.
Is there a substitute for honey – really can’t stand the smell or taste of it ?
Allergic to eggs ,can I use egg replacer instead or any other ideas ?
haven’t tried anything. check the comments to see if anyone has
These were great. I did end up using a few tablespoons more of the almond milk- just so they oozed a little more on the pan, but they were still tasty. Thanks!
Yowza I just used the basic pancake recipe, which I use all the time for our weekend stockpile. It works fabulous for waffles too…. But that is not what happened this morning. This morning I put it in muffin tins, filled it with sausage and onions which I had browned ahead of time and topped with cheese! I know cheeses is not purely paleo but I am a runner and my daughter is three. We eat dairy. Purists can leave it out. If I could find a way to post a picture here I would they are gorgeous and delicious. In hindsight parchment muffin papers would have helped tremendously. Just greasing was not enough.
Thanks for rocking our paleo world.
These are THE best paleo pancakes I have made so far (and I have tried many different recipes)! I am going to make waffles next with this batter. Thanks for the recipe!
My friends have been paleo-haters lately! Reading this post and watching that video really cheered me up!! Is it creepy how much I can relate to you on everything?!? Can’t wait to make these pancakes this weekend!
Hi Juli, just started following you recently and am going back and reading past blogs. Just wanted to say that I love your writing style, so funny, and appreciate that you are so real…you drink, swear and buy stuff you don’t need, eat too much on vacation, etc., etc…had to laugh when I saw your response to the guy who didn’t like all the “f” words…probably won’t really ever change…made me laugh out loud. Keep up the good work and never change how you write 🙂
:):) you got it!!
Just made these for breakfast, first pancakes I’ve had in years and they were amazing. Couldn’t find tapioca flour (now that I’ve read through comments I see Bob’s Red Mill) so used 1/4 c arrowroot powder (all I had) and 1/4 more coconut flour…more dense than fluffy but still really good. Will use tapioca flour next time. Thanks Juli, can’t wait to try more of your recipes!!
How long do the raspberry preserves last in the fridge? The pancake looks great and all the dishes in the photo. Nice work.
they’re great in the fridge in a closed container!
I love these pancakes, but I have no idea what I’m doing wrong. Every time I make them they come out very dense. Any suggestions?
add a bit more almond milk
Eating these right now! Made a fruit salad so left out the raspberry topping and just topped with maple syrup. I also didn’t have tapioca flour so I subbed 4 tbsp of arrowroot starch. I also don’t use almond milk so subbed it for unsweetened coconut milk. They turned out great, the best out of 3 paleo pancake recipes I’ve tried.
I just made these and they are delicious.Kristina Arrowroot is the same as tapioca.
Eating these as I post comment. They are so good. Love the almond milk of coconut milk. Thank you!
These were great! I would only do 1/4 cup coconut flour next time so the batter isn’t so thick…I’d also try a scant 1/2 cup tapioca flour to bring down the carb count as they are pretty high, saving grace is that you only need one they are filling and delicious with eggs and bacon!
I made the first couple following the recipe and the last few mixing the berries into the batter (just for curiosity’s sake) and I like the recipe ones. They are ridiculously fluffy! My batter was pretty thick, so I may thin it out with more almond milk next time. But this is totally a keeper for weekend morning treats!
Best. Pancakes. Ever.
I subbed almond flour as follows: added 1 1/4c almond flour, reduced to 2 eggs and 1/2c coconut milk. They were amazing
Oh yeah and I added 2/3c fresh blueberries. Divine.
I just made these for my type one diabetic gluten free 7 year old son…. he is VERY picky about his food, and LOVED these! I left out the lemon and raspberry for just a plane pancake for him to try and he said they were the best pancakes ever! Thank you! It is very challenging for me to find fun foods for my son to enjoy, and these hit the spot!
I made a half recipe of these this morning just for myself and they were great! Best pancake texture of any paleo/low carb/gluten free recipe I’ve tried, and I’ve tried a bunch. And I made sure to make my pancakes pancake sized.
Just wondering if you ever used these shutters in your new home. Also, these pancakes are the bomb.
yep, i put some photos in them and hung them on the wall!
We are crazy for anything lemon in my household. These are absolutely scrumptious, made them for a special birthday breakfast yesterday morning!
that sounds like the perfect birthday morning! glad you guys liked them!!
We pretty much have pancakes every single Sunday and usually stick to blueberry which I am sick of now! These were an amazing new version and now i know we’ll be switching it up more often! Thank you, love this blog!
you should also try my lemon poppyseed pancakes too, if you like lemon!