Gluten-Free Tigernut Flour Pancakes

By Amanda Paa – Updated October 23, 2022
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Whew, the last few weeks seem like a whirlwind. Between the Belize trip, last week’s visit to California for Expo West (imagine a convention center with all the brands situated in Whole Foods launching their new products – in the tune of 77,000 people), and lots of evening activities, I’m a bit wiped. I also made the mistake of booking a red-eye home from California just one day after daylight savings, so let’s just say my body was saying “what/where/who are you?” up until yesterday.

So even though the house looks like a bomb and I have yet to unpack (probably my least favorite thing to do), I’m going to take it slow this weekend. One of the best ways I know how to do that is brunch, which means ……. fluffy, gluten-free pancakes, drizzled with coconut butter, and a scatter of toasted coconut flakes, chia seeds, and sweet kiwis.

Fluffy Gluten-Free Pancakes with Coconut Butter & Kiwis
Fluffy Gluten-Free Pancakes made with tigernut flour

I’ve been working on a small-batch tigernut flour (a relatively new gluten-free/grain-free flour made from the little guys you see above) pancake recipe for quite some time and was so excited when they finally turned out just the way I wanted.

Not too dense, (which is the nemesis of most gluten-free or paleo stacks), not too thin, and a nice nutty flavor. The recipe requires just 5 ingredients (I also made them with sorghum flour, and that works great too in case you don’t have tigernut flour on hand).

Last year I created this Paleo Carrot Cake with Organic Gemini tigernut flour (which is a great Easter dessert!), and it worked perfectly for these pancakes too. But wait, what is a tigernut? They’re aren’t nut, but actually tubers, small root vegetables. This ancient superfood originates from Africa and is currently cultivated in West Africa & the Mediterranean. TigerNuts are the number one source of resistant starch, a prebiotic fiber that becomes fuel for all that probiotic bacteria we have floating around in our tummies. So if you’re taking a probiotic, you need a PREBIOTIC source too, which isn’t talked about much.

It’s a pancake recipe suitable for Sundays, light and flavorful. I love the ease – all ingredients hop into the blender for a quick mix, which doubles as the pouring mechanism. This also means little clean-up.

Fluffy Gluten-Free Pancakes with Coconut Butter & Kiwis (made in the blender)
Fluffy Gluten-Free Pancakes with Coconut Butter & Kiwis.

Although I’m digging the tropical flare with coconut and kiwi, I can’t wait to try these tigernut flour pancakes in the summer, with fresh strawberries and crème fraîche.

I’ve also topped them with warm almond butter and maple syrup, which happens to be my beau’s favorite combination. If you are avoiding dairy, you could make these gluten-free vegan pancakes instead.

Fluffy Gluten-Free Pancakes with Coconut Butter Drizzle & Kiwis.
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Fluffy Gluten-Free Pancakes made with Tigernut Flour

Easy Gluten-Free Tigernut Flour Pancakes

These gluten-free tigernut flour pancakes are so easy to make and made in the blender. Their texture is soft and fluffy! Less than 6 ingredients, drizzled with coconut butter.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time :5 minutes
Cook Time :10 minutes
Yield: 4 pancakes
Author: Amanda Paa



  • 1/2 cup tigernut flour or sorghum flour (spoon into the measuring cup, rather than scooping)
  • 1/3 cup whole milk greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon milk of any kind
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • kiwi and coconut butter for toppings


  • Add all ingredients except toppings to a blender.
  • Pulse 4 times, then process for 10 seconds to combine. You don’t want to overblend.
  • Let mix sit for 5 minutes.
  • Heat a non-stick skill to medium high (I like to brush a little olive oil on top just to make sure they don’t stick).
  • Batter will be thick. Use spatula to push out about 1/3 cup batter for each pancake. Let cook on medium, and when bubbles begin to form on top, flip. (Knudge with your spatula to make sure they are set.) Then let cook for 3 more minutes.
  • Serve warm with sliced kiwis, coconut butter, coconut flakes, and chia seeds.

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March 19, 2016


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  1. Lavender

    5 stars
    We loved these SO much!!!! Thank you❤️

    • Amanda Paa

      So glad to hear that! thanks for making the recipe.

  2. Jeanmarie L

    Recipe URLs are broken making recipe difficult to decipher. Would like to try.

    • Amanda Paa

      the recipe card has been fixed, sorry about that!

  3. Nicholas Ng

    This looks like a really easy recipe to follow. Definitely will have to try it out. A bit worried it won’t turn out as good though.

  4. Traci | Vanilla And Bean

    Woah, you’ve been all over the place.. Sounds like both trips were pretty fabulous (and I enjoyed seeing your pics from Belize). I’d be wiped out too! These look absolutely divine, Amanda and I’m intrigued with Tigernuts. I didn’t know they are tubers! How cool is that?! Light and fluffy…. yasss!! Delicious work my dear!

  5. Willow | Will Cook For Friends

    I’ve never heard of tigernuts, or tigernut flour… my mind is blown! I’ll have to get some and play around with it. And these pancakes look and sound amazing – I’ve always had issues with gluten-free pancakes, mostly because every time I make them I tell myself it would be a great idea to use almond meal (which is great in other applications) but tends to feel grainy and weird in pancakes. When will I learn… :P Will have to try these soon!

  6. Erika Kwee

    Omg no joke this post just made me get up and eat a leftover pancake (thank goodness for leftover weekend brunch food!). These fluffy pancakes are SO BEAUTIFUL. If only I had a kiwi tree around to satisfy my current craving for kiwis!! Thank you SO MUCH for the cashew dip shoutout! You are the sweetest, and also the crackers you linked to alongside? YUM. Putting those and these on my Pinterest boards to make stat! Hope you’re doing well, lovely lady!!

    • amandapaa

      is there anything better than having leftover pancakes to make a weekday breakfast happy, not sad? love it. gosh, how awesome would a kiwi tree be! and totally going to make your dip. so much yum! xo

  7. Karen @ Seasonal Cravings

    Tigernut flour- I keep hearing about it so I guess I’ll have to give it a try. I’m curious to see if my kids will like it. Fingers crossed!

    • amandapaa

      Hi Karen! I don’t think they’ll be able to tell the difference between it and something like almond flour, besides that it results in fluffier goods instead of dense. Hope you all enjoy!

  8. marie

    Those pancakes look so yummy!

  9. Bethany @ athletic avocado

    Could these pancakes get any more perfect? I mean they are allergy free, made with tigernut flour (love!) and are accompanied by kiwi and coconut butter!

    • amandapaa

      Yes, gosh – can’t stop making them. What is your favorite recipe with tigernut flour? Always looking for more ideas!

  10. Tessa | Salted Plains

    I still have not tried tigernut flour – I need to get on this! This is just the prettiest stack of pancakes and I’m loving the kiwis and coconut you’ve paired with it.

    Oh, and unpacking is the worst! My suitcase usually sits unpacked for a ridiculous amount of days!

    • amandapaa

      oh girl, i hope you should try them! i think you’d appreciate their flavor for gf baking. just tried the vanilla bean smoothie mix yesterday and i love it! xo

  11. Faith (An Edible Mosaic)

    Such a beautiful recipe! These pancakes sure are dressed to impress, and I love that they’re small batch! (Would you believe my hubby doesn’t like pancakes?! Crazy, right? Lol.) And I’m all about the full-fat yogurt too. xoxo

  12. Shelley | Sevengrams

    Stunning photos Amanda!! and I’m totally intrigued by this new flour. We actually spotted tigernuts at the store today and had no idea what they were – so the timing of this post couldn’t be more perfect.

  13. Lily | Kale & Caramel

    I’m just discovering tigernuts myself, and I’m in love! Been snacking on them raw. So excited to try your pancakes with the flour. Plus kiwi and coconut sound amazing. And I feel you on the much needed TLC. These pancakes are defo part of the equation! ❤️❤️❤️

  14. Lauren Gaskill | Making Life Sweet

    Between the Vegan Raspberry White Chocolate Bunnies and these pancakes, I’m speechless dear! Absolutely delicious! And I can’t wait to try tigernut flour.

    • amandapaa

      ah, aren’t Renee’s bunnies the cutest?! so creative. and yes, hope you get a chance to try tigernut flour. love the sweet, nutty taste.

  15. Hannah | The Swirling Spoon

    Oh they are so pretty! And fluffy! I am about to make some pancakes myself, because it’s Sunday :) hope you get a chance to rest over the coming weeks after all the travel and busyness!

    • amandapaa

      thanks hannah! yes, i’m resting this weekend, chocolate chip cookies just came out of the oven. :) feels good to be home!

  16. Alexa []

    Wow, Amanda! These look absolutely incredible! I want to whip up a batch for breakfast right now :)

    • amandapaa

      thanks Alexa – you totally could, they’re super quick to make!