Stick to a grain free and dairy free lifestyle with these Paleo Chocolate Stuffed Pancakes. Composed of almond flour, vanilla extract, and other tasty ingredients, these pancakes are delicious and so fluffy!
I’ve recently been getting requests for paleo pancakes from my grain free readers, so I got to work to create these decadent and amazing almond flour pancakes. Not only are they fluffy and delicious, my non-paleo husband couldn’t stop raving about how amazing they were!
Why You Will Love these Paleo Chocolate Stuffed Pancakes
You can prepare these almond flour pancakes with ease using ingredients that are safe to consume while following a Paleo lifestyle.
The pancakes are soft, light, and decadent with a chocolate center that melts perfectly with each bite. Who says you can’t have flavorful food while on the Paleo diet? This recipe proves that you can enjoy the same great taste as some of your favorite foods, and the melty, rich chocolate center makes it the ultimate sweet breakfast treat.
What Do You Need to Have to Make the Chocolate Stuffed Pancakes?
You will need to have several ingredients to prepare the Paleo Pancakes, including almond butter, cocoa powder, and melted ghee for the chocolate filling. Besides the ingredients for the chocolate filling, you will also need several important ingredients to prepare the pancakes, such as:
- Almond Flour: Instead of using traditional all-purpose flour, use almond flour to easily create the base of your pancakes. Make sure to use blanched almond flour and not almond meal.
- Baking Powder: Get your pancakes to rise and become fluffier with baking powder.
- Almond Milk: Or you can use other plant based milk of your choice
You will also need to have one egg, arrowroot starch, vanilla extract, and coconut oil to prepare your pancakes. Once you have these ingredients, you can start preparing these tasty Paleo-friendly pancakes.
Almond Butter Substitutes
If you do not have almond butter, you can substitute it with other Paleo-friendly options like cashew butter, sunflower seed butter, or peanut butter (not paleo). Hazelnut butter is also a fantastic choice. It tastes similar to hazelnut spread with its sweet taste. If you would like to avoid nuts altogether, you can use coconut butter. The coconut butter may leave a slight coconut-like taste, but it will still taste great if you don’t mind that.
Which Oil Is Best to Use to Fry the Paleo Pancakes?
Coconut oil is a great choice when frying your pancakes. If you do not have it or do not want to use it, ghee is a delicious substitute that’ll impart a buttery flavor. Other great alternatives to use when frying your pancakes include grass-fed butter or avocado oil. If you decide to use butter, allow it to melt in the frying pan before you place your pancake batter in the pan to cook your pancakes.
What to Add on Top of Your Paleo Pancakes
You can eat the Paleo Chocolate Stuffed Pancakes without anything else added to them. However, you might want to sprinkle some Paleo-friendly powdered sugar on top. You can easily make the paleo powdered sugar by combining tapioca flour with coconut sugar blending them together. The homemade powdered sugar will seep into the pancakes, giving them an added sweet taste that goes great with the chocolate filling.
You can also serve fresh fruit with your pancakes. Some of the fruits that will taste best with these pancakes include blueberries, raspberries, sliced strawberries, and sliced bananas. You can serve the fruits on the side or place them on top of your pancakes to enjoy the fresh taste of fruit with each bite of your pancakes. Another great addition to these pancakes is maple syrup. This is what I prefer. Authentic maple syrup adds the perfect touch of sweetness to pancakes.
How to Save Your Leftover Paleo Chocolate Stuffed Pancakes
After preparing the Paleo Chocolate Stuffed Pancakes, you might have some leftovers that you would like to save and eat later. Put your pancakes in a large freezer-style zipper-sealed bag, remove excess air from the bag, and seal it shut.
You can put your pancakes in the fridge, keeping them fresh for up to three days. However, if you want to save your pancakes a bit longer, you can put them in the freezer. The pancakes will stay good in the freezer for six months. You would simply need to remove some of the pancakes from the freezer, place them on a microwave-safe plate, and reheat them for about a minute to get them hot again. Or just pan fry again for a few minutes on each side!
If you enjoyed these paleo pancakes, you might also like…
- Paleo Pancake Cereal (Keto Option)
- Sheet Pan Pancakes (Paleo, Keto)
- Paleo Apple Bacon Pancakes
- Paleo Gingerbread Pancakes
Paleo Chocolate Stuffed Pancakes
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Heat the coconut oil so it's hot, then mix with almond butter and cocoa powder. Stir until smooth and combined.
- Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the filling onto the parchment paper and spread into a circle 2 inches wide. Repeat to make 6 discs total. If you have any filling left, save to serve with the pancakes later.
- Place the baking tray in the freezer so the discs harden, about 15 minutes.
- While the discs harden, make the pancake batter. Add all dry ingredients (almond flour, arrowroot starch, baking powder) to a bowl and stir together.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together almond milk, egg, and vanilla extract.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, and stir until a batter forms.
- Remove the discs from the freezer and carefully peel away from parchment paper. Keep them cool in the fridge while you work.
- Heat 1 tbsp of coconut oil or ghee on a large nonstick pan over medium low heat. Add 2 tbsp of batter to the pan and spread into a circle. Working quickly, add a chocolate disc to the center, then cover with 2 tbsp of the batter. It doesn't have to be perfect. Repeat to add 2 more pancakes to the pan.
- Cook for about 2-3 minutes until the bubbles start appearing at the edges and the bottom is golden brown. Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
- Repeat steps 5 and 6 to make 3 more pancakes.
- Serve warm with ghee (or butter), maple syrup, and/or fruits, if desired.
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