Tigernut Flour Pancakes

Don’t mind me, just adding more to my collection of pancake recipes!  Haha!  I went years and years without ever making pancakes because I thought they were so unhealthy.  Well, yes, many pancakes ARE unhealthy, but if you make your own from scratch they can be quite nutritious.  These days, I make quite a lot of pancakes, waffles too (pancakes with abs…isn’t that what they call them).


I mostly make pancakes/waffles because both my husband and son enjoy eating them for breakfast.  I like that they can be thrown together quickly and the flavor combinations are practically endless.  And although I haven’t been putting hidden veggies in my pancakes, that’s definitely an option too!  (Now I have a bunch of new pancake recipe ideas floating around in my head that involve veggies and hidden greens…stay tuned.)


Anyway, back to these Tigernut Flour Pancakes.  They are allergy friendly, Paleo and can be made Vegan by substituting the honey for maple syrup.  The chocolate chips are optional; perhaps not quite so “healthy” as a daily breakfast, but definitely a fun Saturday morning treat!


Tigernut Flour Pancakes


  • 1/3 Cup tigernut flour
  • 3 Tbsp tapioca flour
  • 3 Tbsp ground flax + 1/4 Cup water
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 Cup water
  • 1 Tbsp honey (can sub maple syrup)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Coconut oil for cooking
  • chocolate chips (optional)


  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine ground flax with 1/4 Cup water.  Stir and let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Add honey and vanilla to flax mixture, stir well.
  3. Add all dry ingredients, mix well.
  4. Add water, mix well.
  5. Grease frying pan with coconut oil and turn heat to medium-low.
  6. Pour about 1/4 cup batter onto frying pan.  Top with chocolate chips (optional), cover and cook until bubbles form.  Flip pancake and cook about 1 minute more.
  7. Remove pancake from frying pan and repeat until batter is gone.

Recipe makes 4 pancakes


These Tigernut Flour Pancakes are a great allergy friendly breakfast option for 1-2 people.


We ate these topped with bananas, chocolate chips, cinnamon and a side of almond milk yogurt.


Something I frequently do for my 3 year old son is prepare pancake batter like this for the week ahead and keep it in the fridge.  Throughout the week, I will make him one pancake for breakfast to go alongside his daily banana (it’s what he asks for each morning).  I like making the batter ahead of time because it saves so much time!

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