Are you ready for a legit paleo pancake recipe?
These tigernut paleo pancakes are grain-free, nut-free, and paleo-friendly. They are so good that my paleo skeptic sister LOVED them!
Finding Paleo Swaps
There are certain foods that are hard to part with when starting a grain-free or paleo lifestyle. Foods like bread, pizza, desserts, and pancakes/waffles.
When I started eating this way, I was all about saving recipes for pancakes, waffles, etc. Kind of missing the point!
But once in a while, these paleo/grain-free treats allow for some wiggle room to make this lifestyle longterm.
Some of my favorite ingredients for turning my favorite conventional recipes for baked goods and treats into ones that are grain-free/paleo-friendly are:
- Cassava Flour (excellent all-purpose, I blend with arrowroot)
- Arrowroot Powder (use this in place of cornstarch!)
- Tigernut Flour (nut-free, despite the name, they are made of tubers)
- Maple Syrup (perfect swap for sugar, use 2/3 the amount)
- Raw Honey (I love this queen of the healthy sweeteners, but prefer to enjoy it as a topping more than a baking ingredient)
Tigernut Flour is full of benefits!
Tigernut Flour tastes delicious in baking recipes and is full of health benefits!
It high in soluble and insoluble fiber, vitamins E and C, magnesium, arginine (an amino acid that is great for cardiovascular health), protein, and monounsaturated fatty acids.
Great for digestion, diabetes, boosting “good” cholesterol, heart/bone/nerve/muscle health, antibacterial properties, even erectile dysfunction.
Delicious, Buttery Pancakes
Do me a favor when you make these? Please let the pan preheat all the way.
I’ve ruined a few pancakes in my day trying to rush the deliciousness. For some reason it completely changes the way the pancakes cook (even when I used to use bisquick gasp!)
These have a buttery, sweet taste and are so fluffy! Perfect for topping with fruit or syrup (I used a homemade strawberry syrup on these!).
They also make great shapes when using metal cookie cutters. Just grease the inside edges and add just a little bit of batter (it puffs up a lot) and cook until bubbles form. Use metal tongs to grasp cookie cutter edge to gently remove from pancake shape.
Make sure to save this recipe for later and let me know how you like it!