These Pear and Almond Butter Pancakes are very easy to prepare and involve only two simple steps. They are oil free, refined sugar free yet fluffy and absolutely delicious. Stuffed with pieces of caramelized pears and topped with even more almond butter, they make the perfect Sunday morning treat!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- It’s a healthy alternative to more traditional pancake recipes (instead of butter it uses almond butter. It’s a much healthier alternative to butter and tastes amazing!)
- It’s refined sugar-free as well as gluten-free!
- It only requires one bowl and a blender!
How to Make These Pear Pancakes
To make this recipe, start by caramelizing the pears in a pan with some maple syrup. Add pears, maple syrup and a splash of water to a medium saucepan and let them simmer until pear pieces are soft.
Now it’s time to prepare the pancake batter.
Put all the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Then add plant milk, maple syrup, almond butter and ½ of the caramelized pears to a blender and blend until you end up with a smooth pear sauce. Add the wet mixture to the dry one. Add the additional plant milk and stir until you end up with a thick pancake batter. Then fold in the other half of caramelized pear pieces.
Heat some coconut oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Alternatively, you could use any other vegetable oil with a neutral taste. Then spoon about ¼ cup of the batter into the hot skillet. Cook pancake on one side for about 1-2 minutes until you can see little bubbles forming on the surface of the pancake. Then turn the pancake with a spatula and cook for another minute or so. Then remove from the pan and repeat the same process for the remaining pancake batter.
To keep your pancakes warm, place them on a baking tray lined with a baking sheet in a 100°C (200°F) oven. Put a paper towel between each of the pancakes. Serve your fluffly pancakes with toppings of choice and enjoy!
Ingredients & Substitution Notes
White, All Purpose Flour (GF): This recipe calls for white flour. To keep it gluten-free, use glute-free flour. However, if you don’t need this to be gluten-free, use regular all purpose flour instead (it will result in even fluffier pancakes!).
Ground Almonds: The second dry ingredient of this recipes are ground almonds. You could either use blanched or unblanched ones, both would work just fine.
Pears: Opt for using ripe pears when making this recipe because they are naturally sweeter.
(Homemade) Almond Butter: I used homemade almond butter in this recipe, you can also use any store-bought one. Personally, I prefer nut butters that consist of 100% nuts, without any additives like palm oil. Alternatively you could use peanut butter.
Maple Syrup: This recipe calls for both maple syrup to sweeten this recipe and keep it refined sugar-free. Alternatively you could use honey instead. If you don’t need this to be refined sugar-free, feel free to use white sugar or brown sugar.
Plant Milk: Feel free to use any plant milk you like. Personally I love oat milk since its’s naturally sweet and tastes great in sweet recipes. If you don’t need this recipe to be dairy-free, using whole milk would also work!
Cinnamon: This is optional but adding a teaspoon cinnamon is a great choice and adds even more flavors!
- Vanilla Extract: Similar to cinnamon, this is optional. If you choose to add some vanilla, I would recommend getting pure vanilla extract.
Caramelized Pears: I chose to top these pancakes with some additional caramelized pears. You could also use any fruit you like though such as fresh pear slices, figs or banana.
Almond Butter: Even though these pear pancakes already include some almond butter in the batter, I still love adding some more on top just before serving.
Homemade Granola: Adds some additional texture and nutrients to this recipe. My favorite is this Cinnamon Apple Granola for instance!
- Maple Syrup: I always prefer keepting the pancake batter on not too sweet side and drizzle the pancakes with some additional maple syrup (or honey) just before serving.
Other Breakfast Recipes You Might Like
- 5-Ingredient Vegan Banana Bread
- Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
- Easy Protein Pancakes (no banana)
- Salted Caramel Chia Pudding
- Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal
Almond Meal Pancakes (vegan)
- 2 pears + 1 additional for topping ,chopped into bite-sized pieces
- 3 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 big tablespoon almond butter *or sub peanut butter
- 4,4 oz plant milk
- 4,2 oz gluten-free flour (sieved) *or sub regular all purpose flour
- ½ cup ground almonds
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3,4 oz plant milk
- oil for the pan *coconut / olive / sunflower / cooking spray
- Heat a small saucepan over medium-low heat and add pears, maple syrup and a dash of water. Let simmer until pears are soft and caramelized. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together flour, ground almonds and baking powder. Stir until thoroughly combined.
- Add half of the caramalized pears, almond butter and 4.4oz (130ml) of plant milk to a blender, blend until smooth.
- Then add the mix from the blender to the dry ingredients. Add another 3.4 oz (100ml) of plant milk and thoroughly stir until a smooth, thick pancake batter forms.
- Then fold in the remaining ½ of the caramelized pear pieces. Taste and adjust sweetness.
- Ideally, let the pancake batter rest for about 30 minutes. This will help in making the pancakes even flufflier. However, if you're short on time you can also skip this step.
- If your batter appears to be very thick, thin it out by adding ad additional 1-2 tablespoon of plant milk.
- Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add a little bit of oil. The amount of oil needed will depend on which pan you use. A nonstick pan will need less oil than a cast-iron skillet for instance.
- Once the pan is hot, scoop about ¼ cup (~4 tablespoons) of the batter into the pan.
- Cook on one side for about 2-3 min or until you can see little bubbles forming on the surface of then pancake. Then turn with a spatula and cook the second side until golden brown (about another minute).
- Repeat with remaining batter.
- Topping Suggestions:
- If you choose to top these with even more caramelelized pears, add 1 more pear. Alternatively, you could use any other fruit of choice as a topping.