1 1/2 cups (180 g) blanched finely ground almond flour (I like nuts.com or Honeyville brands)
1/4 cup (32 g) tapioca starch/flour (can be replaced with an equal amount of arrowroot)
1 1/2 teaspoons Paleo baking powder*
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 cup (6 fluid ounces) almond milk, at room temperature
2 tablespoons (28 g) virgin coconut oil, melted and cooled (plus more for greasing the skillet)
2 eggs (100 g, weighed out of shell) at room temperature, beaten
2 tablespoons (42 g) honey
Honey or pure maple syrup, for serving
*To make your own Paleo baking powder, combine 1 part baking soda + 2 parts cream of tartar + 1/2 part arrowroot or tapioca starch/flour.
In a large bowl, place the almond flour, tapioca starch, baking powder and salt, and whisk to combine. Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the almond milk, oil, eggs and honey, and whisk to combine well. Set the batter aside to sit briefly. It will thicken a bit.
Heat a griddle or cast iron skillet (or any other nonstick surface on which you like to make pancakes) over medium heat. Lightly grease your griddle surface with additional coconut oil. Pour the pancake batter about 1/4 cup at a time into rounds. Allow to cook until the edges of the pancakes are set (when they’re set, they’ll lose their shine), about 1 minute. With a wide, thin spatula, turn each pancake over and allow to finish cooking on the other side (about another 30 seconds). Remove the pancakes from the griddle, and repeat with the remaining batter.
Serve the pancakes warm with maple syrup or more honey. You can also allow the pancakes to cool completely before wrapping them tightly in freezer-safe wrap and freezing. When you are ready to serve the pancakes, unwrap the stacks, separate the pancakes from each other and place them, frozen, in a toaster oven. Cook at about 300°F until warm, 1 to 2 minutes.
Originally published on the blog in 2013. Recipe changed slightly (6 grams coconut flour replaced with 32 tapioca starch/flour; batter now made in bowl rather than in blender), photos and video all new.