Almond Butter Pancakes

Pancakes and Sundays go together like peas and carrots. At least that’s what I think Forrest Gump would say.

Ryan and I awoke in the mood for pancakes, but wanted pancakes with a little more staying power than basic ‘cakes. Since we were out of oatmeal, most of my favorite protein pancake recipes were out, so I grabbed the almond butter we had on hand, figuring I could incorporate it into pancakes in some way to add protein and healthy fat to our breakfast.

I kept things very simple with the pancakes and use minimal ingredients. I was pretty shocked when they ended up being a huge hit in our house.

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An added and unexpected bonus?

They’re both gluten-free and Paleo friendly for those of you out there who might have some dietary restrictions.

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Almond Butter Pancakes

Makes six medium-size pancakes


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Heat griddle or pan to medium heat, spray with cooking spray or add a bit of butter so pancake batter does not stick
  2. Add all ingredients into a bowl and stir until everything is completely mixed together
  3. Pour batter onto griddle and allow to cook until bottoms start to slightly brown, about three minutes
  4. Flip and continue to cook until other side slightly browns, about two to three minutes
  5. Top with desired toppings and enjoy

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These pancakes are dense and incredibly filling. I topped mine with syrup and crushed almonds and loved them!

Sunday in the Sun

After breakfast, Ryan and I ran some errands and during our trip to the grocery store, somehow this ended up in our cart.

oreo birthday blast ice cream

Ryan threw Breyer’s Oreo birthday blast ice cream in our cart and I didn’t even realize it until we got home. Talk about a very pleasant surprise!

The birthday cake base of the ice cream tasted a lot more like funfetti frosting than cake batter which I absolutely adored. I hope Breyer’s plans to keep this as a “limited edition” flavor fall through and that it becomes a permanent staple. Yum!

After our ice cream break, things got a bit more productive. Ryan and I cleaned, vacuumed and headed outside for a few hours to wash our cars and entertain Sadie.

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We made sure to refill Sadie’s kiddie pool before we got started on the cars which made her quite happy.

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It’s HOT today and Sadie spent a lot of time in the water.

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Before going back inside for a late lunch, Ryan and I beat the heat by jumping in our pool and cooling off.

Getting wet before heading inside was a smart idea because hot food became a lot more appealing and we ended up enjoying a delicious lunch.

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  • Chicken sausage
  • Cannellini beans
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Red and green pepper
  • Zucchini
  • Olive oil + Garlic Salt

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We’re both on board for a relaxing second half of our Sunday that will surely involve some time in front of the television watching the Olympics. I also have some serious reading to do if I hope to finish the PBF Book Club book of the month by August 1!

Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend!

P.S. The Fashion page was updated this morning.


  1. says

    those almond butter pancakes sound SOOO good! I have all of those ingredients in my pantry too which means that I’m going to be cookin up some of those babies soon! 😉

    also, that ice cream sounds fantastic!!!


  2. says

    Almond butter is my fav nut butter! I just can’t get enough of it! Those pancakes sound incredible! Will definitely be making a veganised version! I might have to stick a banana in the mix, yum! Man I miss Brussels though, can’t be found here at the moment, you’re the Brussel queen!


  3. says

    Love cooking with almond butter! Great way to incorporate healthy fat into your meals! Do you think they would turn out with coconut flour instead of almond flour? Maybe if I add a few more eggs since coconut flour soaks everything up like a sponge making it very thick. Ill play around and let you know.
    I want that ice cream stat!!


  4. Allison says

    The pancakes look delicious and Sadie is too cute! While I know you don’t eat paleo, I would love to hear your thoughts on the paleo/primal lifestyle!


  5. says

    That ice cream looks amazing! I had oreos the other week for the first time in years (probably about 15 – when I was a kid there was a bunch of other cookies I liked better so I never got them) and I have definitely been missing out!


  6. says

    Gosh, I wish I could get my dog to go in a kiddie pool! He LOVES to swim so I figured he’d love a kiddie pool. I bought one at the beginning of summer and he won’t go in it. I get in it to coax him in and he just barks and barks at me. If I throw his ball in, he’ll jump in, grab his ball and jump out, all in one swift movement! Sometimes I wish you could talk sense into your dog and show them pictures of other dogs doing the things your dog is scared of! lol.


  7. Katelyn says

    Um, hi. I 1000% watched Forrest Gump last night on Lifetime and I’m not ashamed of it.

    p.s. Paleo-friendly. Yes. You go girl.


  8. Jessica says

    Those pancakes look amazing! I actually just tried making almond meal pancakes yesterday and they did NOT work…I think it’s because I wasn’t using egg (used a flax egg instead). I’ll give these a try for sure! Thanks for sharing!


  9. says

    Those pancakes are simple but look so satisfying! I need almond flour in my life I think. Is it wierd that I got jealous of Sadie in her pool? I haven’t been in a pool in forever


  10. says

    Thank you so much for the gluten-free recipe! I’ve been trying to figure out a good pancake recipe I can eat for a while now. The protein pancakes have a strange texture to me but these sound great.


  11. says

    I NEED to get that ice cream!! My husband loves cookies and cream ice cream, and I love cake batter … a perfect combination! He’s actually supposed to go get ice cream in the next hour or so … I’m putting in my recommendation now! 😉


  12. Sarah says

    Tina at Carrotsncake makes a pancake like this: 1 tbsp nut butter, 1 egg, 1 banana,…mash together and fry for a pancake.

    I’ve never tried that, but interesting I guess.

    Ugh, I just finished supper and served myself like 8 ounces of halibut…so freaking full and WAY too much fish…half way through I was like “you have to stop eating this fish, I can’t stand it I’m so full”…but I’m obsessed with “have to finish what is on my plate “…


    I think I’ll be paying for this tommorow when I’m “backed up” 🙁
    I’ll never learn!!


  13. says

    I am making these soon! And Pinned.

    I love pictures of Sadie and seeing her in her pool reminds me of the happy times with our Springer, Scout, and her pool. Thanks!


  14. Emilia says

    Hi Julie! I have a thought for your blog. I’m wondering if you could make a “book club” tab. I don’t always read the books during the month that you read them, but often go through your blog looking for book recommendations. I usually really enjoy all of the books that you suggest for your book club. I think it would be great to have all your blog posts about the books in one location 🙂


  15. says

    Yum, those ‘cakes look great! I made your cottage cheese and oatmeal pancake recipe for breakfast and it was AWESOME! I can’t sing its praises enough!

    I feel the same way about ice cream- sometimes I don’t even want to buy it just because I know it will disappear.


  16. says

    Those pancakes sound so good! Do you think they would come out just as good if I used coconut flour?! Also that Oreo Birthday Cake ice cream— I have been eyeing that!!!!


  17. says

    Those pancakes sound great! They look light and fluffy! 🙂 I haven’t seen that ice cream. My fiance would love it. He is an Oreo cookie fanatic! Have you seen the new Oreos? They are ice cream cookies and cream. They are yummy!


  18. says

    I am loving almond butter lately and those look so good! I’ve never actually seen almond flour though- almond meal yes but not flour. I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled 😉


  19. says

    Oh man…how perfect!! I am such an almond butter fan that I bet these are fantastic! In the afternoons lately I have been making your protein brownie. I cut it in half and top one side with a full tablespoon of almond butter and the other half with a full tablespoon of coconut butter. It is so good (and messy!) I am thinking of making these with half almond butter/half coconut butter!!


  20. Anna says

    Julie, THANK YOU so much for this recipe. I was just diagnosed with gluten intolerance and any recipe that’s simple and delicious is so helpful to me! You posted this at just the perfect time!


  21. says

    Oh my goodness these look SO good! I’ve been making protein pancakes for awhile now, but there’s just something about them that doesn’t quite satisfy that pancake carby-craving. I am definitely going to try making these next time!!!


  22. Cristy says

    I was having a craving for maple syrup and wanted some paleo-friendly pancakes, I didn’t have any bananas, which most of the other recipes called for. I was therefore somewhat skeptical, but these turned out great! I only had almond meal (not blanched) and they were still good. Quick, easy, and delicious. Thanks!



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