Chocolate Cake Almond Flour Pancakes

Posted On: October 8, 2017
Last updated: October 18th, 2023

I don’t normally toot my own horn, but for these chocolate cake almond flour pancakes, I will.  These are that good!  They’re like eating chocolate cake for breakfast, but not as rich and heavy.  These taste light, yet so satisfying.  They just happen to be gluten free if you need a gluten free delicious option for an amazing breakfast pancake.

Chocolate Cake Almond Flour Pancakes top view plated

Not Chocolate Cake, but tastes like cake!

I didn’t want to confuse you by naming these pancakes, “chocolate cake,” but my kids commented on how these tastes like a chocolate cake and I couldn’t agree more.  These pancakes are very airy and with the subtle but obvious chocolate flavor trick your brain into thinking you’re indulging in some chocolate cake for breakfast.

Chocolate Cake Almond Flour Pancakes plated with raspberries, butter and syrup

Almond Flour

I usually make my own almond flour just by blending almonds in my Blendtec blender.  That’s actually how I initially came up with this recipe.  I was completely out of standard unbleached flour in the house, so I improvised and was so delighted by the outcome!

Chocolate Cake Almond Flour Pancakes step by step collage

Griddle Pancakes

These chocolate pancakes are more delicate than standard flour pancakes so I highly recommend making them on a griddle if you have one.  If you don’t, they’re a great investment!  I love my griddle and do so much on it.  It’s so much easier cooking certain things on a griddle.  My kitchen wouldn’t be the same without it now.

Chocolate Cake Almond Flour Pancakes plated with almonds and chocolate


Give these awesome chocolate cake almond flour pancakes a try and let me know how you like them!

If you like these almond flour pancakes, you should enjoy these flourless ones as well!

Chocolate Cake Almond Flour Pancakes

This recipe makes 11-12 pancakes using a 1/4 cup scoop of batter per pancakes.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 354 kcal



  • 2 cups almonds blended into a flour like consistency (1.5 cups if using fine store bought almond-meal)
  • *1/4 cup ground flaxseed optional
  • 2 Tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • dash of salt
  • 3 eggs lightly whisked
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt may substitute with sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • *1 Tbsp honey optional
  • 1/8 cup semi-sweet chocolate or chocolate chips chopped
  • olive oil spray for cooking


To make your own almond flour, blend 2 cups of almonds with a high speed blender for few pulses till you get a flour like consistency

  • Preheat griddle or large pan to medium high or about 350 degrees
  • Add all dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl; almond flour through salt and stir well to combine
  • Add eggs, milk, yogurt and vanilla to a small mixing bowl and whisk til combined
  • Add wet ingredients to almond flour bowl and whisk til combined
  • Fold in chocolate chips
  • Pour 1/4 cup batter scoops onto olive oil sprayed griddle
  • Let cook 3-4 minutes, or until a bubble on top pops and stays open
  • Flip the pancakes very carefully. I gently lift one side, gently pull on it till the whole thing moves and then flip over
  • Cook another 3-4 minutes or fully golden
  • Keep warm in oven or covered with a clean kitchen towel or foil
  • Serve and enjoy


Serve up these pancakes with some fresh berries and real maple syrup or a drizzle of honey for a special breakfast treat.

Nutrition Disclaimer:

The nutritional information provided is only an estimate based on a third party nutritional plugin. Different online calculators may give different results depending on their own sources. The estimates may also change based on the ingredients you use. If you have dietary restrictions and need to accurately calculate the nutrition of this recipe, Whole Made Living recommends consulting a professional nutritionist.


Serving: 2pancakesCalories: 354kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 14gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 227mgPotassium: 475mgFiber: 7gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 165IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 186mgIron: 3mg
Keyword almond flour, breakfast, chocolate, flourless pancakes, gluten free
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Chocolate Cake Almond Flour Pancakes Pinterest collage

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