Paleo “Buttermilk” Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce
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Nothing like a tall stack of buttermilk pancakes, except if you have an amazing sauce to put on it! My kids thought they were so “fancy” to get these this morning, but they really aren’t a ton of work. I love them with the 3 different flours, so they are nutrient dense and full of healthy fats, but there is a nut-free option in the notes if that’s what you need too. The blueberry sauce also works well with raspberries, peaches, or mixed berries. Yum!


Paleo "Buttermilk" Pancake with Blueberry Sauce

Autumn @wholefoodfor7
A delicious grain-free pancake recipe, leveled up with an easy blueberry sauce!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 323 kcal


"Buttermilk" Pancakes

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice can sub vinegar
  • 1 1/4 cup almond milk*
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon coconut flour*
  • 1/2 cup almond flour*
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour*
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar or other granulated sweetener of choice
  • 1/4 cup oil I use extra light tasting olive oil or melted coconut oil
  • 1 egg

Easy Berry Sauce

  • 2 cups frozen or fresh berries
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot or tapioca flour arrowroot preferred
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  • For the pancakes, add lemon juice to almond milk and set aside. This will "sour" and create your faux buttermilk. Don't skip this step!
  • Mix all the dry pancake ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Add all the wet ingredients, including the almond milk and lemon juice mixture. Stir gently until just combined.
  • Let the pancake batter SIT for 5 minutes. Coconut flour is absorbant, but takes a few minutes. If you cook the batter right away, it will be soupy and too thin. Batter should be cake batter thick. This is a good time to heat your pan or skillet. After 5 minutes, if the batter is still soupy, add another tablespoon coconut flour. Repeat if needed. Thin batter = flat pancakes!
  • Spray pan with cooking spray and pour batter in small amounts onto the heated pan (amount determined by size of pancake desired, I ususally use around a 1/4 cup)
  • Cook until golden on both sides.
  • Once you put the first batch of pancakes on the pan, start cooking the berry sauce.
  • BERRY SAUCE - Add berries, water, and coconut sugar to small pot on stove over medium heat. Stir to combine and wait until boiling. Once boiling, reduce to medium heat. Cook for 4-5 minutes, until berries are soft.
  • Combine arrowroot or tapioca flour with 1 tablespoon water and then pour into berry mixture. Stir over medium heat until mixture thickens (it only takes a minute or two!). Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  • We love the berry sauce warm, topped with coconut cream on our pancakes. Yum!
  • TO FREEZE PANCAKES: Freeze in a single layer. Once frozen, put altogether into a freezer ziplock or container. Good for 3+ months in freezer.


  • You can use 1 3/4 cups cassava flour instead of the 3-flour combo, if a nut-free option is needed.
  • You can also use coconut, oat, or some other dairy-free milk instead of almond. But keep in mind some milk thickness will change the consistency. Remember, the pancake batter should be like a cake batter thickness. Add 1 tablespoon extra milk or flour to adjust as needed.
  • You can also use granulated monk fruit in both the pancakes and berry sauce to make these more Keto friendly!


Calories: 323kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 6gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 240mgPotassium: 45mgFiber: 8gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 64IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 150mgIron: 1mg
Keyword breakfast, budget-friendly, dairy-free, easy, gluten-free, keto, kid-friendly, nut-free, paleo
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!


  1. Darn, my pancakes came out pretty gummy. The only swap I made was using raw cow’s milk in place of almond milk – would that have made a difference, I wonder? Usually the almond/coconut/tapioca combo gives me great success with grain free baking. Any thoughts? They tasted great! Just too gummy.

    • Great question. The gummy comes from the tacky nature of the tapioca flour. I recently decreased the amount of tapioca flour to better adjust for this. I hope you try the recipe again and find success!

  2. 5 stars
    The fruit compote/sauce is so good!! I have made this fruit compote a few times and my family is asking for it more! My husband who is not a paleo fan, kept reminding me to make sure I had it made for breakfast this morning. He doesn’t want pancakes or waffles without it! And so easy!!

    • Aw, I love that your hubby enjoys it so much – it’s such an easy delicious topping. Thank you!

  3. 5 stars
    The best paleo pancake recipe out there! I waited on making the blueberry sauce the first few times I made the pancakes.thinking I didnt think I’d have the time. People, MAKE the sauce. It was so easy and delicious!

    • Aw, hooray! I’m so happy these are a favorite and agree the blueberry sauce is one worth diving into!

  4. 5 stars
    Amazing! I had almost given up on finding a paleo pancake recipe worth making. So glad I tried these! Kid approved x4 in my house. Tasty, great texture, and don’t stick and fall apart when flipped.

    • This makes my heart so happy! I too had the same struggle with paleo pancake recipes and finally decided to make my own. Thrilled this was a family win for you, thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    These pancakes turned out good, but the blueberry sauce is the real star of this show. My husband said we’re not allowed to have pancakes without the sauce anymore. So…thanks for that! I really love when new gluten free pancake recipes work out because it’s nice to switch things up.

  6. 5 stars
    This fruit sauce is incredible!! I’ve tried it with so many different fruits and have been successful every time! I definitely did something wrong when it came to the pancakes (oops!), but that was definitely user error!

    • Hooray that this fruit sauce has been such a win for you! Hope you will give the pancakes another go.


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