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Almond Butter Pancakes

Fluffy, oil free almond butter pancakes, for a deliciously wholesome breakfast.

almond butter pancakes

Super Healthy Almond Butter Pancakes

Oil Free
Whole Grain
Quick To Prepare
No Refined Sugar

When I first started Chocolate Covered Katie, I had no idea anyone was ever going to read it.

Related: How I Turned My Blog Into A Full Time Job

My blog has grown at such an unbelievable rate, and I still have a hard time realizing millions of people are reading the words I write. This past week, three different people came up to me because they recognized me from the blog – once at a restaurant, once at a party, and once at Target (the second time I’ve been recognized at Target!).

If you ever see me, please absolutely feel free to say something; it always makes me happy when people come up to me, and I’ve made some really great new friends this way.

oil free pancakes

About a year and a half ago, as I was getting my mail in the lobby of the apartment building, a girl stopped me and asked, “Are you Chocolate Covered Katie?”

She’d been reading the blog for three years and had made many of the recipes, her favorite of which was the Chickpea Cookie Dough Dip.

With a shared interest in food, chocolate, and healthy living, it isn’t surprising that we became immediate friends, and on multiple occasions she’s helped me to test out new recipe ideas.

On one such occasion, we made up probably about fifteen batches of pancakes in a single afternoon… and then ate the evidence.

almond pancakes

These chocolate chip almond butter pancakes were our favorite recipe of all the flavors we tried!

To increase the nutrition and give the healthy pancakes a soft and buttery texture, I replaced the oil with almond butter.

They come together very quickly and easily – I made a short video of the process, which I’ve posted below if you want to check it out.

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Above, watch the video of making the pancakes.

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The best part about these pancakes is their versatility.

Feel free to substitute your favorite nut butter or allergy-friendly spread for the almond butter if you wish, and the chocolate chips can be exchanged for raisins or any other ingredients you think sound like they’d go well with almond butter. A few ideas:


Shredded coconut

Dried cranberries

Chia seeds

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Almond Butter Pancakes

These fluffy oil free almond butter pancakes are a deliciously wholesome breakfast recipe.
4.93/5 (14)
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 4 – 5 pancakes


  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1 1/2 tsp white or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup, or pinch stevia
  • 1 1/2 tbsp almond butter, or allergy-friendly sub
  • 1/2 cup spelt, white, or ap gf flour (or make these Flourless Pancakes)
  • 3 tbsp quick or rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • very scant 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1-3 tbsp mini or regular chocolate chips


  • Whisk together all liquid ingredients first, making sure to really whisk the almond butter well so there aren't any clumps. In a separate bowl, stir together remaining ingredients. Pour wet into dry, and stir to form a batter. If a thinner batter is desired, add a little extra milk of choice. Let sit 10-15 minutes. Grease a nonstick skillet with oil or spray, and heat on medium. When the pan is hot (test it by adding a droplet of water to the pan – if it sizzles, the pan is ready), drop on small ladles of batter and press down. Don’t make them too big or they’ll be done on the edges before the centers have a chance to cook. With a spatula, flip pancakes when the edges begin to look dry. Let cook one additional minute before removing from the heat. To prevent sticking, it may be necessary to re-grease the skillet after each set of pancakes. Top with your favorite pancake toppings, such as maple syrup or jam and additional almond butter. These can easily be frozen and reheated if desired.
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Leftover Almond Butter? Make Almond Butter Brownies!

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Published on March 28, 2019

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  1. N says

    Hi Katie!!! I love pancakes, but until I found your neat site and your recipe for Almond Butter Pancakes, I’d never thot of putting rolled oats, chocolate chips or almond butter in my pancakes. I tried your recipe … cooked the pancakes in my non-stick griddle … and YUUUMMM! So delicious. I’ll be making these again. THANKS!!!

  2. Nehal Preet says

    Hi, dear Katie, I am following you since 2017. Have tried so many recipes that you have shared. But my most favorite recipe till now is this – almond butter pancakes. This is indeed amazing and yummy recipe. I am totally in love with this pancake. The aroma of the almond cake is so tempting. Thanks, Katie for sharing this amazing recipe with all of us. Love n regards.

  3. Makayla says

    Is it possible to make the recipe the night before and leave the batter in the fridge, then cook them in the morning? They look so good!

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