Almond Pancakes

Those of you who have followed this blog for awhile know I’ve been fine tuning my diet for years trying to figure out what works best for me, but after a few months recently of worsening chronic pain, neuropathy, auto-immune issues, and increasing food allergies, I’ve embraced a pretty severe anti-inflammation diet. No grains, no sugar, no fruit. While I’ve lost almost 20 pounds in 6 weeks, the inflammation and chronic pain is still coming and going, probably as a result of my inability to let go of dairy. The neuropathy is gone, thank goodness. Baby steps.

We’ve been playing with recipes and this one hit a home run for a Sunday morning breakfast treat! This recipe does have dairy but you can swap the kefir for non-dairy kefir or almond milk, and the butter for coconut oil to make it paleo / AIP friendly. I cannot stand the flavor of coconut oil, so I need to figure out what I’m going to replace butter with in my diet for the long term.

Almond Pancakes

+ 1 cup almond flour
+ 1/4 cup tapioca flour
+ 1 tablespoon cultured butter, melted
+ 1 tablespoon raw honey
+ 1/2 cup kefir
+ 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
+ 2 tablespoons slivered almonds
+ 1 tablespoon vanilla
+ 2 eggs
+ pinch of sea salt

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, starting with the dry ingredients and slowly adding in the wet. For fluffier pancakes, whip the 2 eggs before folding in. I am too lazy for that and they still turned out great. Pour into a buttered (or coconut oiled) frying pan on low. Serve with just butter if you’re avoiding a lot of sugar or butter and maple syrup. Sean thought they were better than “regular” pancakes! Makes 4 pancakes.


  1. Maybe you can keep the butter? I’ve recently given up dairy to help with inflammation, and I’ve read it’s the protein in dairy that causes inflammation, not the fat. So I’m experimenting with cutting out cheese/milk/yogurt but keeping cream/butter/creme fraiche because they’re nearly all fat, no protein. Your issues might be different than mine, so not sure if this helps…just something to consider!

  2. I’m going to try these! I went gluten-free to keep my kid company, but found out that I need to stick to it. Have you tried using ghee in place of other oils? There are some brands that are free of casein, so are safe for people who need to avoid dairy. Also, I have found that there are some coconut oils that don’t taste so coconutty – I think Native Forest was one I liked.

  3. Those pancakes look delicious, thanks for posting! I recently went on a super strict diet to treat SIBO after being diagnosed along with a few other autoimmune things and a million food allergies. I have slowly been incorporating foods and it is going well but I really went off the rails during the holidays and am paying for it. Anyway, so glad to hear you are feeling better. It’s amazing what changes your diet can make!

    I posted a recipe for pumpkin squares on my blog and they are such a nice treat. They are delicious even without the coconut oil frosting! I second the ghee suggestion as an alternative, it is tolerated by many people who can’t have dairy.

  4. Hi Tamera! It’s always a pleasure to read a new blog post of yours!

    I’m your age and after years of various health problems like heavy migraines, weight gain, skin problems and generally not feeling myself for ages I’ve been diagnosed with histamine intolerance about two years ago. A drastic change in diet was essential but I feel so much better when I stick to the rules.

    I leave this link to a Swiss site if you are interested to read more about histamine intolerance:

    Happy New Year, Tamera! I wish you all the best for 2016!

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