Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Paleo Walnut & Flax Pancakes

Yesterday I shared this piece on my Facebook page, cautioning about overdoing it with almond flour, particularly when it comes to baking. I've becoming increasingly concerned with the matter, as I have several autoimmune conditions. I care less about whether or not a baked good is "paleo" than whether or not it's going to be potentially harmful to my health!

As such I've been sticking to coconut flour for baking, and wanted to offer up a nut-free pancake recipe that came out really well. I wouldn't honestly consume large amounts of flax on a daily basis either, but these are a nice occasional treat that my kids both adored.


Paleo Walnut & Flax Pancakes

1 cup organic ground flax seed meal
1 tbs. coconut flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
pinch of salt
4 eggs
2 tbs. raw honey or maple syrup
1/4 cup melted coconut oil or grass-fed butter
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1/2 cup chopped raw walnuts
additional butter or coconut oil, for greasing the skillet

Combine ground flax through salt in a large bowl. Add wet ingredients until combined, stirring in walnuts last.

Grease a griddle and place over medium-low heat. Cook pancakes until beginning to turn golden brown at the edges, about 1 minute. Then flip and continue to cook for another minute or two until done.


  1. "I care less about whether or not a baked good is "paleo" than whether or not it's going to be potentially harmful to my health!"
    I agree! Love that point. These looks great!

  2. If you want super-simple paleo pancakes, I have a recipe that has 2 main ingredients.

    eggs and coconut flour are your two main ingredients. I add raw honey and cinnamon to it if I am going to make pancakes. If I am using the recipe for naan bread, I do not add the sweet stuff.

    Separate your eggs, and whip your whites until they form stiff peaks. For each egg, add a barely heaping teaspoon of coconut flour to the egg yolks. Like I said, for pancakes, I add raw honey and cinnamon (if you sweeten with molasses, watch closely for scorching/burning) and for naan, you are done with the ingredients.

    Blend your egg yolks and coconut flour. It will thicken quickly. Then, fold in your egg whites. griddle up and enjoy!


    1. thanks so much for sharing! My significant other adores naan bread so I will have to try your method.