Healthy Cassava Flour Pancakes

These delicious and airy cassava flour pancakes are gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and a great healthy alternative to traditional pancakes. 

Overhead view of Healthy Cassava Flour Pancakes on a plate with strawberries and blueberriesphotography by Jaia Taboada for Nutrition in the Kitch

Healthy & Easy Cassava Flour Pancakes 

 

It’s always nice to switch it up at breakfast and explore healthier alternatives. These cassava flour pancakes make for a great opportunity to go “outside the box” and try something new! If you haven’t used cassava flour in cooking or baking yet, you are in for a lovely surprise. It’s a wonderful gluten free flour alternative with a fine texture and works great in pancakes.

These fluffy pancakes are made with a blend of cassava flour and almond flour, sweetened with maple syrup, and they contain a touch of nut butter for healthy fats. They are completely vegan and great for those with gluten, dairy, or egg intolerances. 

Healthy Cassava Flour Pancakes stacked with blueberries and banana

What is Cassava Flour?

 

Cassava flour (also known as cassava powder) is a fine flour made from the yuca root, native to South America. The yuca root is a tuber that is like a cross between a potato and a sweet potato, It is starchy and naturally grain free and is also considered a superfood as it contains many vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. 

Cassava flour can be found at most bulk food stores like Bulk Barn, on Amazon, or at many natural grocery stores or in the natural foods section in the baking goods area. 

What Does Cassava Taste Like? 

 

Cassava flour has a slightly sweet, mild, and neutral flavour that is not overpowering. It pairs well with cinnamon, honey, sweet potato, cacao and blends well with other grain/gluten free flours in recipes.

These cassava flour pancakes have a subtle nutty flavour as the flour is mixed with almond flour and they are wonderfully sweet, satisfying, and versatile. 

Stack of Healthy Cassava Flour Pancakes topped with blueberries and banana

Ingredients in Cassava Flour Pancakes

 

To make these delicious and healthy pancakes you only need a handful of whole food ingredients that are gluten free, dairy free, and vegan.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Cassava flour (Bob’s Red Mill or Otto’s Naturals brands are great)
  • Almond flour
  • Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • Baking powder
  • Almond butter
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Pure vanilla extract

Healthy Cassava Flour Pancakes on. plate with fresh fruit

Recipe Variations & Substitutions

 

The wonderful thing about this perfectly sweet and nutty gluten free pancakes is that they are very versatile and are a blank slate for a variety of additions and substitutions. I love getting creative with a basic pancakes recipe to change it up depending on the season and the occasion. Here is some inspiration for you! 

  • Chocolate Chip: Pour 1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips into the pancake batter before cooking for a delicious chocolaty twist!

 

  • Jammy Swirl: Add some fruity flare to these pancakes by swirling 1/4 cup of your favorite, naturally sweetened jam into the batter before cooking. Then, to add even more fruit, top with your favourite fresh berries. 

 

  • Hulk Pancakes: Instead of mixing the batter in a bowl, add all of the ingredients to a blender and add in 1 cup of fresh spinach. Blend until completely smooth then cook for pancakes packed with green goodness. 

 

  • Pumpkin Spice: For a pumpkin-season inspired variation, add 1/4 cup pure pumpkin puree to the batter along with 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. 

Close up stack of Healthy Cassava Flour Pancakes with blueberries and banana

There are so many delicious ways to enjoy these pancakes and they are super easy to make, that’s a win-win in my books! You can also use the batter to make Cassava Flour Waffles if you are in a waffle mood… some mornings I’m feeling waffles over pancakes. 

 

Have you ever cooked or baked with cassava flour? Tell me about it in the comments and be sure to pin the photo below the recipe to save this one for later! 

 

Healthy Cassava Flour Pancakes stacked with blueberries and banana

Healthy Cassava Flour Pancakes

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Delicious and healthy cassava flour pancakes that are gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and super easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cassava flour or powder
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoon natural almond butter
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Instructions

    1. In bowl mix together cassava flour, almond flour and baking powder.
    2. Next, add in the wet ingredients, almond butter, maple syrup, almond milk, and vanilla extract and mix well until no lumps remain.
    3. Preheat a non-stick pan over medium heat and pour ⅛ cup portions of batter on the pan.
    4. Cook until bubbles appear and the bottom of the pancakes or have a golden, brown color on the edges. Flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes on the other side.
    5. Repeat the process with the rest of the pancake batter.
    6. Serve pancakes immediately with some berries, bananas or maple syrup on top.

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Healthy Cassava Flour Pancakes

More Gluten Free Pancake Recipes You’ll Love: 

Easy & Healthy Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Healthy Gingerbread Pancakes

Simple, Healthy Banana Cinnamon Pancakes

 

Have a wonderful day!

Christal // NITK

 

Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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