Paleo Tigernut Pancakes with Lemon Blueberry Sauce

Paleo Tigernut PancakesHave you guys heard of tigernuts? I hadn’t until a few months ago, and I’m so happy that I discovered them. Tigernuts are actually not even a nut, they are small tuber vegetables! They are super healthy, loaded with prebiotics (a.k.a. food for probiotics), full of fiber, protein, healthy fats and complex carbs.

Paleo Tigernut PancakesPaleo Tigernut PancakesWhen I was contacted by Organic Gemini to try some of their products, I was so excited because I had kept hearing about these little things called tigernuts and had been wanting to try them for a while. They sent me a bunch of samples, and I have fallen in love! I got to try the tigernut snacks, tigernut flour, and a bunch of flavors of their tigernut horchata drinks. I have been using the tigernuts as toppings for my yogurt, smoothies and chia puddings, and even taking a handful with me as an on-the-go snack.

Paleo Tigernut PancakesPaleo Tigernut PancakesThe horchata flavors that they sent me were the original, unsweetened, strawberry, banana, chai and coffee. These horchata drinks have a very different flavor, but I love it! I decided to get a little creative with the horchatas instead of just drinking all of them straight. I used the original and unsweetened flavors in smoothies, used the coffee flavor in a homemade frappe, and even used the banana flavor as the base for a chocolate banana chia pudding. I loved each recipe that came out of those flavors!

Paleo Tigernut PancakesThe recipe creation that I loved the most was definitely the pancakes that came from the tigernut flour. These are probably the lightest, fluffiest pancakes I’ve ever made. I only used tigernut flour and almond flour as the base, then just spiced them up with a little cinnamon and lightly sweetened them with a bit of coconut sugar. They are soft and pillowy, and don’t leave you feeling heavy and sluggish.

Paleo Tigernut PancakesAnd ya’ll, don’t forget about this delicious lemon blueberry sauce that I put on top. It totally sets the whole thing over the top. And the best part… it only has 3 ingredients! Frozen blueberries, coconut sugar and lemon zest. Simple flavors always turn out to be THE best.

As always, if you make these pancakes, be sure and tag me on Instagram and hashtag #thewheatlesskitchen so I can see your creations!

Paleo Tigernut Pancakes & Lemon Blueberry Sauce

Yield: 8 (4-inch) pancakes


  • 3/4 cup tigernut flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar (or organic cane sugar)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • coconut oil for the skillet
  • Lemon Blueberry Sauce
  • 2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1-2 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp arrowroot starch (optional to thicken)


  1. Preheat a skillet over medium heat.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the tigernut flour, almond flour, cinnamon, baking soda and sugar. Whisk to combine.
  3. Add in the eggs, vanilla and milk and whisk to combine until you have a smooth batter with no clumps.
  4. Melt a couple of teaspoons of coconut oil in the skillet. With a 1/4 cup measurer, carefully pour the batter into the skillet and smooth out the top gently. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes, then flip and let it cook for another 2 minutes. Continue with the rest of the batter.
  5. To make the sauce, combine the blueberries, sugar and lemon zest in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir to coat the berries with sugar and let it cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the arrowroot starch if you want a thicker sauce and stir to combine. Remove from heat and let it cool to thicken a bit more.
  6. To serve, stack pancakes and top with blueberry sauce and coconut chips.

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Organic Gemini and I was compensated with product to develop this recipe. All opinions are my own, I would never share a brand or product that I did not believe in. You can also find them on Instagram at @organicgemini


    1. Interesting.. I am not happy with this flour AT ALL!!! ITS GARBAGE! I tried this flour three times in multiple recipes its texture is soft smushy and grainy. doe not hold firm or act as flour should at ALL?!!!

      1. I’m so sorry about that! The only thing I have to go on is this recipe. I have made these pancakes multiple times and they always turn out great! Have you tried mixing the tigernut flour with other flours? Maybe that would help 🙂

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