Nut-Free Paleo Pancakes with Triple Berry Compote


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These nut-free paleo pancakes are a spin on my classic paleo pancake recipe. They’re equally delicious and perfect for those with nut sensitivities.

(gluten-free, nut-free, paleo). Nut-Free Paleo Pancakes with Triple Berry Compote. A fluffy and light pancake with sweet and delicious berry compote.

I’m finding more and more people have nut allergies or sensitivities to nuts. Ironically, I never had a problem with nuts (or so I thought), until after I was diagnosed with celiac and went paleo.

One of the first things newbie paleo peeps do is consume an inordinate amount of almond flour. As one of the primary paleo flours, you unwittingly consume far more almonds (via flour) than you ever did previously. This can then trigger a sensitivity to almonds that you never had before. That’s what happened with me. Accidental almond overdose!

After removing almonds for a good period of time (an almond detox), I’m now able to eat them again in small amounts. Thankfully. But if you still have a sensitivity to almonds or other nut flours, this nut-free paleo pancake recipe is for you.

Now, given that the predominant flour used in this recipe is coconut flour, it does have more of a coconut flavor versus the Classic Paleo Pancake recipe, but it’s not overpowering. And trust me, I’d be the first to admit it if it was. In fact, I think it strikes a perfect balance with the tapioca flour. But just like my classic paleo pancakes, these nut-free paleo pancakes are light, fluffy and delicious. Which, is unlike many coconut pancake recipes that resemble dense hockey pucks. You know what I’m talking about, right?

Anyway, if you’re looking for a nut-free paleo pancake option, you should definitely give these a try. They’re a reader favorite! You could also use this recipe as the base for my Paleo Chocolate Waffles. And if you’re interested in a nut-free cookie option, check out my Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies.


PS – if you see specs in the nut-free paleo pancakes below it’s because I used ground vanilla bean as I was out of vanilla extract. Ground vanilla bean is a great little tool in your kitchen pantry arsenal!

(gluten-free, nut-free, paleo). Nut-Free Paleo Pancakes with Triple Berry Compote. A fluffy and light pancake with sweet and delicious berry compote.


Nut-Free Paleo Pancakes with Triple Berry Compote

5 from 18 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Lisa Bryan


These nut-free paleo pancakes are a spin on my classic paleo pancake recipe. They're equally delicious and perfect for those with nut sensitivities.


Triple Berry Compote:

  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp arrowroot flour


  • Mix all the dry pancake ingredients together in a bowl. Whisk in all the liquid ingredients (except the coconut milk). It will be clumpy.
  • Slowly add the coconut milk. You may need more or less depending on your coconut milk (*full-fat, canned coconut milk tends to be thicker than homemade or store-bough). Continue adding the coconut milk until your batter has reached the desired consistency.
  • Heat a skillet or griddle on medium-high heat and coat with ghee or coconut oil.
  • Spoon the pancake batter onto the skillet. Use the back of a spoon to smooth each pancake into a round shape. Keep pancakes to approximately 3-4 inches in diameter as they'll be easier to flip. Cook for 2-3 minutes on one side, then flip for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove from pan and serve immediately with triple berry compote or your favorite syrup.
  • To make the triple berry compote, mix the berries and honey together in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, while stirring 2-3 minutes. The heat will start to soften the berries into a liquid. Add the arrowroot flour and stir for another minute. Serve on top of the pancakes.


Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 9.8mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1.9mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: nut free paleo pancakes, Nut-Free Pancakes, paleo pancakes
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Lisa Bryan

Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

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  1. We love this recipe for our waffle maker !

    I do use 2 regular eggs WITH two flax eggs (2Tbsp. ground flaxseed & 5 Tbsp. water mixed together and sit 10 minutes before using – do this step very first)
    ** instead of using the 4 eggs as called for

    this makes the batter less “eggy” and also sneaks healthy flax in for the kids, they never know!5 stars

  2. Absolutely Delicious!! I had to use apple cider vinegar because i didn’t have white wine vinegar, still deliciousness!!
    thank you, thank you for all your hard work and dedication you put in to making food taste great and healthy for our mind and body!5 stars

  3. Hi
    Can I substitute the coconut flour with oat flour instead? I’m allergic to coconut. Thank you.

    1. I haven’t tested this with oat flour yet, but I’ll be sure to keep that on my to-do list!

  4. These are just delicious! Lisa, would the recipe still work if I were to swap the vinegar for fresh lemon juice?

  5. Another delicious recipe, thank you Lisa. One question, is it ok to substitute the white wine vinegar with lemon juice? My youngest has a very odd hatred of anything vinegar and can sniff it out at a hundred paces ;)5 stars

  6. Okay wow, you are a goddess!  I’ve been having some concerns about consuming too much almond flour (glyphosate etc.) and until making these pancakes didn’t think I liked coconut flour.  These are incredible.  I can’t taste coconut at all and they are perfectly fluffy.  Thank you! 5 stars

  7. I probably make these once a week, they are so good!  I just add more milk to mine because we like a thinner pancake.  But i always make the triple berry sauce—delicious! 5 stars

  8. My daughter is in low glycemic index diet and she can’t use honey or maple so can i substitute it with monk fruit ?Imake your pancake every weekend. We love your recipes so so much5 stars

    1. Hi Maha – if you’re using a powdered monk fruit sweetener, you’ll need to add a little bit more liquid to compensate for the removal of the honey. Hope it works out for you!

  9. Again and again I try your recipes and love them! These pancakes were so delicious! I added a tsp of chia seeds to the compote to thicken it a bit more, but what a great all around recipe.
    Thank you Lisa. : )5 stars

  10. Thank you! I made a triple batch so I had enough for everyone, but turns out these are really filling! A couple for person were mora than enough, I actually had them with some fruit salad and couldn’t finish the second one, so I have lots of leftovers now!
    But as these were great, fluffy and ligt, I’m glad I made so many.

    Thanks for the great recipe, these aren’t just great for a paleo pancake, they simply are great. Next time I’ll sub the coconut milk for yogurt, as our old favorite pancake recipe had it and they were slightly tangy and delicious! I’ll report back here with the results, but not for some time yet, as we have pancakes for some time in the freezer!5 stars

    1. Happy to hear you enjoyed these paleo pancakes Alba! Please do report back with the yogurt substitution. Curious how it will turn out!

  11. These are perfectly fluffy and delicious!  They are wonderful for my family, we have nut allergies. This is on a rotating schedule in our house!5 stars

  12. This has become our family’s favourite pancake recipe! Everyone LOVES it (even my non-paleo/GF/DF family members!!). Thank you for this – It’s a hit!5 stars

  13. Can I use frozen mixed berries instead of fresh? It was delicious! 😋 Thank you for sharing your recipe! 5 stars

  14. I can’t tell you how many years I struggled to find the perfect grain-free and dairy-free pancake recipe. You’ve done it again! I’m always so impressed with how well all of your recipes turn out. These were moist and fluffy, unlike most other recipes that turn out flat and dry. SO tasty too!5 stars

  15. How would I substitute something for eggs? I am looking for a good pancake recipe that accommodates egg allergies but is still good! Thanks! 

    1. You could try a store-bought egg replacer or a chia egg. I haven’t tried either with this recipe, so it may take a couple tries to figure out what additional tweaks you might have to make. :)


  17. My mouth is watering thinking about making these – do you have a suggestion for a brand of full fat coconut milk?

  18. Is there a flour I could use instead of the tapioca flour? I’ve read that a lot of people don’t consider that Paleo since it needs to be extensively processed in order to be made edible/usable. Do you have any recommendations?

    1. Unfortunately no, as that’s what makes these pancakes so fluffy. And most in the paleo community do consider tapioca flour a safe starch. :)

      1. Thanks for the information. I’m new to this and just learning, so I’ve been reading a lot and I’m trying to determine what I should and shouldn’t use. I really appreciate you taking the time to reply!

      2. No problem! My biggest word of advice is to use it as a framework, but listen to your body. Everyone is unique. And for me personally, once I healed my gut I was able to reintroduce many foods that may not be classified as paleo, but are still healthy, whole foods. :) x

  19. I made these a couple months ago and they are our new favourite. I made them for myself and my kids devoured them…. I now have to double batch the recipe to ensure I have lots to keep in the freezer for make ahead breakfasts.
    Love the recipe. Thanks for sharing :)5 stars

    1. Awesome. Love to hear that Chrystal! And double batching is definitely a smart idea for easy, heat-up and go breakfasts! :) x

  20. Oh my goodness these are amazing!!! I made them three weeks ago, LOVED them, and then of course, misplaced the link (ugh!!) so I tried different recipes and none compare to these. This morning I found the site again and I made sure it is now bookmarked!-can’t wait to try other recipes as well.5 stars

    1. Yay – I’m so happy you loved the recipe (and found me again!). Bookmark, pin and subscribe….then you’ll be covered. ;) x

    1. I probably wouldn’t, as the coconut flour will continue to absorb the liquid as it sits.

  21. These are delicious!! We just made a trial batch to decide if we could make these for friends. They turned out great – fluffy like a pancake too.5 stars

    1. What good are pancakes if they’re not fluffy, right? ;) So happy you like them Cathy. Hope your friends like them as well!

    1. No, it would probably change the texture. As it’s only used to slightly thicken the sauce, I would just leave leave it off. It’ll be fine without it. :)

  22. Ha – I’m thrilled you’re overreacting Hannah! I feel the same, but I’d much prefer to hear it from you!! ;) x

  23. Would tapioca flour work instead of the arrowroot flour? And do you know if this berry compote will keep in the fridge? Thanks

    1. Given that it’s such a small amount, it’s probably fine. Or you could leave it off all together, as it’s only used to help thicken a bit. The compote will also keep in the fridge for a couple of days. Hope you enjoy!

      1. The best paleo pancake recipe ever! So fluffy and delicious my daughter and I loved them!!5 stars

      2. Hi, these look great! A question, doing them the same size you used, 3 or 4 inches, how many pancakes would you get from 1 batch? It’s so I can plan ahead and double or triple the recipe when cooking brunch for family! Because I assume they will probably want at least 3 or 4 each, they hungry bunch! Thanks for sharing your hard work, all your recipes look so good!