Tigernut flour has quickly become one of my favorite baking flours. And these Vegan Tigernut Flour Pancakes are a must try - simple ingredients, delicious and easy to make. Plus, this tigernut pancake recipe is grain free, nut free, egg free, Paleo and Vegan!
I'll forever be adding to my collection of Paleo pancake recipes. There's just something about eating pancakes on the weekend that I love! So, I'm always experimenting with new flavors, textures and ingredients.
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 simple Tigernut Flour Pancakes are what I'd considered healthy. They are:
- gluten free
- grain free
- Vegan friendly
- sweetened with maple syrup (no refined sugar)
- free of all top allergens (nut free, dairy free, egg free)
Not only that, but these pancakes are easy to make and kid friendly! All great qualities in my book.
Ingredients in Tigernut Flour Pancakes
These tigernut pancakes are made from a mixture of tigernut flour and tapioca flour. They are egg free, nut free, gluten free and dairy free - perfect for an allergy friendly breakfast.
Here's what you need:
- tigernut flour
- tapioca flour
- ground flax
- baking soda
- maple syrup
- avocado oil
- vanilla extract
What is Tigernut Flour?
If you're here, checking out this recipe, I assume you know what tigernut flour is. But, a quick review for anyone that doesn't...
Tigernut Flour is made from tigernuts - small root vegetables that are slightly sweet and nutty in flavor. Despite their name, tigernuts are NOT nuts. They can be ground into a fine flour, perfect for Paleo and Vegan baking since they are gluten free, grain free and dairy free.
I use various brands of tigernut flour, depending on what I have on hand. These particular pancakes are made with Anthony's Organic Tigernut Flour. However, I have also made them with Iya Foods Tigernut Flour. Both work great for this Paleo Vegan tigernut pancake recipe.
What Else Can You Use Tigernut Flour For?
Tigernut flour is great for so many baked goods! Especially if you are trying to eat grain free and gluten free.
Some of my favorite Vegan tigernut flour recipes include:
- Blueberry Tigernut Flour Muffins
- Pumpkin Tigernut Flour Bread
- Tigernut Flour Cookies
- Chocolate Tigernut Flour Waffles
How to Make Pancakes with Tigernut Flour
These Vegan tigernut flour pancake are made like any other Paleo pancake recipe.
First, combine the tigernut flour tapioca flour, ground flax, baking soda and salt in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
Mix in the water, avocado oil, maple syrup and vanilla. Then, let the batter sit for 5-10 minutes to thicken. The batter is thick and sticky!
Preheat a frying pan on medium heat. Add a bit of oil (I like to use coconut oil when cooking pancakes), then scoop about ¼ cup of the pancake batter onto the frying pan. (You can cook more than one pancake at a time.) Cover the pancakes with a lid and cook on medium heat until the bottom is golden brown. Then flip and continue cooking until done.
Tips for Cooking Vegan Tigernut Pancakes
Here are some tips that I find useful when cooking these eggless tigernut flour pancakes:
- Preheat and lightly grease the frying pan before adding the pancake batter.
- Cover the pan with a lid when cooking the pancakes - this helps them cook more evenly.
- Be patient - these take longer to cook than some pancake recipes.
More Tigernut Flour Recipes
I love baking with tigernut flour. It is naturally sweet and has a nutty flavor. Because of my love for this Paleo baking flour, I have quite a few tigernut flour recipes on my site. Here are some favorites:
- Tigernut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Tigernut Flour Pumpkin Bars
- Mint Chocolate Chip Tigernut Flour Muffins
- Allergy Free Gingerbread Waffles
Vegan Tigernut Flour Pancakes (Paleo, Gluten Free)
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cook Time: 15 min
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 5 pancakes 1x
Paleo pancakes made with tigernut flour for a simple nut-free and egg-free breakfast.
- 1 cup tigernut flour (85g) sifted, spooned & leveled
- ¼ cup tapioca flour (32g)
- 3 Tbsp ground flax*
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup water
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp avocado oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine tigernut flour, tapioca flour, ground flax, baking soda and salt.
- Mix in water, maple syrup, avocado oil and vanilla extract.
- Let the batter sit for 5-10 minutes to thicken.
- Grease frying pan with a bit of oil (I used coconut oil) and turn heat to medium.
- Scoop about ¼ cup batter onto frying pan, cover with a lid and cook on medium heat until the bottom is golden brown. Flip and cook until done**
- Repeat until no more batter remains.
*I grind whole flax seed using a coffee grinder.
**These pancakes take longer to cook than your average pancake - have patience!
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Strength and Sunshine says
Glad to see another tigernut lover 😉
These look great-I’ve been wanting to try more recipes with tigernut flour! If I were to use regular eggs instead of flax egg, how many do I need for this recipe? Thanks!
You should be able to replace flax eggs with eggs at a ratio of 1:1
Would this be 3 eggs to sub for the 3 Tbsp flax? Also, would we need to omit the water amount?
Yes, subbing 3 eggs (2 may even work) for the ground flax and some of the water should work. The texture will be slightly different but they should still turn out. I would add the water last, bit by bit to see how much you need.
I’ve had some struggles with food sensitivities and allergies lately and tignernut flour has helped with my AIP journey. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!
Isn't tigernut flour wonderful?! I really enjoy baking with it. Thank you for visiting my blog 🙂
F I says
Hi I found the mix far too thick, not sure what I did wrong? I had to add much more water. it is meant to have the same consistency as standard pancakes? i also used chia instead of flax seeds, could that be it? Tasted good though! thanks for the recipe 🙂
Hi! Ground chia seeds should work similarly to ground flax. But no, the batter is not as runny as "normal" pancakes. It is quite thick.
How moist should these be in the center? I doubled the recipe. They've been cooking for some time, but they don't seem to want to cook all the way through. They're getting much darker than yours.
Did you cover the pancakes and cook them on medium-low heat? Covering the pan with a lid helps them cook through without burning, but you also don't want the heat too high.
Hi! I happened to stumble across your recipe and I’m so glad I did. I’m a first time mom to an exclusively breastfed 4 month old with significant food allergies/intolerances. I have been wanting a pancake for months! Though the texture wasn’t quite the same, (which I was prepared for) they still tasted really good . I followed your recipe exactly and they turned out great! I can’t wait to try many of your other recipes.
Hi Jessica! I'm so sorry your little one has food intolerances - I know just how hard that is as my daughter had the same. It gets better though so hang in there!! I'm glad you enjoyed these pancakes. Thank you SO much for leaving a review 🙂
These pancakes are awesome, I've been making them for my uncle who is toothless and enjoys foods that are blended easily. I subbed the flax eggs for hard boiled eggs and used warm goat milk for a lighter touch. Im looking forward to more tigerbalm recipes.
I'm so glad you and your uncle like them! Thank you for leaving a review.
Mary Nguyen says
Your blog has been a lifesaver! I can’t have seeds so I subbed the flax egg with coconut yogurt. They were delicious - however not sure why every tigernut recipe I’ve tried - muffins, cookies, pancakes, etc. they seem to crumble apart very easily. How can I prevent this from happening?
Hi! I'm so glad you're enjoying my recipes 🙂 As for tigernut flour recipes falling apart, you need a binding agent or else the recipe won't work. For these pancakes, the binding agent was the flax egg. So subbing coconut yogurt was the issue.
Mary N says
Thanks so much for getting back to me. Do you have suggestions on different binding agents? I can’t do eggs or seeds. Would Banana or applesauce work better?
It really depends on the recipe. I find that for tigernut flour recipes eggs or seed eggs work best. You might be able to use mashed bananas, but I haven't tried the substitute myself.
Hi Katie, I wanted to comment on the binding agent for Mary N. These can be made with gelatin eggs instead of a flax egg. 2 Tbl grass fed beef gelatin whisked into 6 Tbl of water. Wait a few mins for it to be really thick. Then heat it on low to melt the gelatin and whisk it again. (I use my metal 1 cup measure to do this) then add it to the pancake mixture. This is a great AIP option as well.
Thank you so much!
I also needed MUCH more water than called for to get these pancakes to spread. (4x the amount) But the texture was indeed fluffy once they were done! I tossed in some cinnamon and coconut milk for extra flavor! Thanks!!!
Yummmm, these are perfect as is
I'm so glad you like them!
We LOVE these pancakes. My daughter is on a very restrictive diet for her allergies and Tigernut flour is one of the only flours she can have! I find the original recipe is a bit too crumbly for her to handle eating them, she’s only 2. So I do add just slightly more arrowroot flour (40g) and a touch more water and the texture comes out a bit more sticky. She is a huge fan! She asks for them every morning! So we make a double batch on the weekends and freeze them for the week! Thank you!!
Oh good! I'm so glad you guys like them 🙂 Thank you for making the time to write such a detailed review!