Chocolate Beet Pancakes – Gluten Free & Paleo

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These chocolate beet pancakes are amazing!I love serving pancakes for dinner on busy nights but because my daughter is gluten intolerant, it’s not as easy as it used to be. Most of the traditional pancake recipes I’ve used in the past call for flours that contain gluten. After a little bit of experimenting, I’ve created a recipe for chocolate beet pancakes that is gluten free and paleo so everyone in our house can enjoy them.

Chocolate Beet Pancakes - Paleo & Gluten Free

Chocolate Beet Pancakes – Gluten Free & Paleo

Both coconut flour and almond flour are gluten-free and paleo.  Because this recipe has no added sugars, it can also be considered paleo. It’s not a super sweet pancake recipe but the combination of beets and cocoa give it a hint of sweetness that I really enjoyed. If your version of Paleo allows, enjoy with local maple syrup. If you’re gluten-free but not paleo, try dusting your pancakes with confectioners sugar. Serve the pancakes with fresh, organic strawberries for a healthy meal.

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Chocolate Beet Pancakes - Gluten Free & Paleo

After a little bit of experimenting, I've created a recipe for chocolate beet pancakes that is gluten-free and paleo that everyone enjoys.

20 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 1 medium sized beet, cooked, cooled & shredded
  • 5 farm fresh eggs
  • 1 tsp almond extract (optional)
  • 3 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tsp almond meal, ground fine
  • 2 tsp organic cocoa powder, fair trade is best
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Dash of salt, cinnamon and ginger


  1. Put the grated beet, eggs and almond extract in a blender and pulse until well mixed up.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl and then add the beet mixture.
  3. Mix well until batter is fluffy.
  4. Heat coconut oil in a pan and drop batter by 1/4 cups into hot oil.
  5. Fry on both sides and serve.



411 cal


9 g


106 g


7 g
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I know, you probably never considered shredded beet pancakes, but please try them before you make your decision. These gluten-free beet pancakes have really become a favorite of mine. And, I hope they become one of yours as well.

Chocolate Beet Pancakes

Not only is this an easy meal, it’s a great way to get the kids to eat their beets.  The batter is a pretty red color but when the pancakes are cooked, they are brown.  You can adjust the amount of coconut flour used in your recipe. If the batter is too thin, try adding a bit more. Coconut flour absorbs liquids so add it slowly until it is the right consistency.

You are going to love these healthy beet pancakes! So, you may also enjoy this easy paleo pancake recipe that uses sweet potato. It’s a great way to use up leftover sweet potatoes.

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  1. Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings says
    Chocolate and beets- what an interesting but awesome combo!
  2. Amanda @The Kitcheneer says
    These sound perfect for my tastebuds! I am not a huge fan of overly sweet things for breakfast but these look like they would be a perfect for me!
  3. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme says
    Even though our family is not gluten-free nor paleo, I still think we'd all thoroughly enjoy this recipe! Of course, we'd opt for the maple syrup to top our :-)
  4. Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes says
    I used to do pancakes for dinner all of the time and it's been so long! Thanks for reminding me and for the great recipe!
  5. I never would have thought to combine these...looks like a delicious meal!
  6. Ginny McMeans says
    These look like they turned out really well.  I love that you used beet along with the almond meal.
  7. Rose | The Clean Dish says
    I *love* every single ingredient in this recipe!! How creative of you to add beets!! I can't wait to try these pancakes. Thanks so much for sharing!
  8. Isabelle @ Crumb says
    I can't say I've ever thought to put a beet in my pancakes, but now that I've seen this recipe, I'm totally intrigued. (It does involve chocolate, after all!) These look super-tasty, and I love that they're so sneakily healthy to boot!
  9. Jessica (Savory Experiments) says
    I've made chocolate beet cake, but never pancakes.  Can't wait to try! 
  10. What an interesting list of ingredients! I would have never thought of beet pancakes combined with chocolate, but I'm completely intrigued and can't wait to try it!
  11. Angie | Big Bear's Wife says
    Beets?? How awesome!! Looks like a great breakfast! 
  12. Kim Beaulieu says
    This is such a cool recipe. I really dig the idea of popping beets into pancakes. They look delicious. 
  13. Laura (Lauras Little House Tips) says
    I can't wait to try these. Your so clever I would of never thought of this flavor combination. Shared
  14. Melissa from says
    Wonderful combination!
  15. I just love the addition of the beets to your wonderful pancakes! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon! Miz Helen
  16. Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) says
    YUM, I love the combo! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :) I can't wait to see what you share this week! Its LIVE! Cindy


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