Almond Flour Pancakes

Christmas almond flour pancakes made with spinach and POM arils blended into the batter and dusted with snow (unsweetened shredded coconut)



  • 6 egg whites (keep 2 whites separate)
  • 1 scoop or 30 grams rice protein powder (You can use any protein powder you like. I just find that rice protein works best for pancakes)
  • 2 TBSP blanched almond flour
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1 TBSP cocoa powder (optional)
  • stevia to taste (Optional)
  • water to thin if necessary


Beat 4 egg whites until thick and foamy. I beat them on low in my Vita-Mix while I prepare the pancake batter.

Stir remaining egg whites together with the rest of your ingredients and then fold in your egg white foam. You may need to add a little water to thin the batter.

Cook your pancakes over medium high heat. These pancakes are very light and airy and do not take long to cook.


{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Taylor September 1, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Will whey protein powder also work in this recipe? Also, what brand of brown rice protein do you buy?


HEAB September 1, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Taylor, yes, whey protein powder will work, but I find that rice protein powder yields a fluffier pancake. I used to buy the Jay Robb rice protein, but the company no longer makes it. Now I prefer Sun Warrior.


Roup April 24, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Hi Heather –
I stumbled across your website one day recently (approximately 2 weeks ago) and I SWEAR have been on it everyday looking at recipes deciding what to make first.

Today I tried out these pancakes…I cannot describe how perfect they were. I used a vanilla flavored protein powder and ground up some almonds in my magic bullet using the flat blade (worked perfectly!!!). While I was waiting for my eggs to cook, I put the pancakes in the oven to keep warm and put some chocolate chips on them, folding them over. That didn’t stop me from dipping them in almond butter later…..SO wonderful!

I am SO excited to try out some of the other recipes that you have on here, especially the ice creams!!! Am now on the hunt for guar and xantham gums! Thanks for such a great site – love it! =D


HEAB April 24, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Thanks for reading, and I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed the pancakes. I bet they were delicious with the melted chocolate chips! Cheapest place I’ve found the gums is on iherb, and you can use the coupon code EME542 for $5 off your first order. Hope you enjoy some ice-cream soon!


São Paulo Para-brisa Reparo December 9, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Just tried this last weekend. Unexpectedly, they turn out really good. My kids enjoyed every bite. Thanks.


HEAB December 9, 2010 at 9:26 pm

Sao Paulo,
So glad you and the family enjoyed. Thanks for letting me know. 🙂


Kelsey March 3, 2010 at 12:18 am

Thanks for answering back so quickly! The pancakes turned out more like thick crepes, because they didn’t really puff up, but they were still extremely good!

I blogged about them in my most recent post. 🙂 Thank you!


Kelsey March 2, 2010 at 8:49 am

About veganizing the pancakes: is it 2tbsp flax mixed with 1/4 cup water for EVERY egg? So essentially I need to add.. 6 tbsp flax mixed with 3/4 cup water?


Heather Eats Almond Butter March 2, 2010 at 8:55 am

Kelsey, I only used 2 egg whites in the actual pancake batter and used the other 4 simply for fluff factor. I would start out with just using 2 TBSP flax seed gelled in 1/4 cup water, and if your batter is too thick, add a little seltzer water (adds fluff) or nut milk. Let me know how they turn out.


Gena February 11, 2010 at 8:10 pm

Hi baby! I just did a post on breakfast, which inspired my to read some of HEAB’s fave brekkie options. Just wondering: are any of these, aside from the kabocha pancakes, easily veganified? I would love to try them!


Heather Eats Almond Butter February 11, 2010 at 9:27 pm

Gena, People often ask me how to veganize these pancakes, and I tell them to try subbing flax (2 TBSP in 1/4 cup water) or chia gel for the eggs. If the batter is to dry, then try adding a little almond milk or seltzer water. The seltzer water adds some fluff. 🙂


ohhmay December 20, 2009 at 9:22 am

I just wanted to add DO NOT try these with egg white protein powder… 😀 But they’re delicious with rice!! Love the recipe Heather!!!


Heather Eats Almond Butter December 20, 2009 at 10:08 am

Ohhmay, Yep, I’ve had several pancake disasters with egg white protein. They come out like rubber. I don’t like that stuff. Rice is best for sure!


Keegan December 14, 2009 at 7:49 pm

This may be a totally off the wall question, but when you talk egg whites, do you mean whites from 6 eggs? I usually convert two of those egg whites to equal “one egg” via my liquid whites, so just curious. These are the plan for celebration of the end of another med school rotation!


Heather Eats Almond Butter December 14, 2009 at 8:24 pm

Keegan, I actually use 1/2 cup carton egg whites for the batter, and then 4 whites from eggs to make the egg white foam. Enjoy and congrats on finishing up your rotation!


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