- For the Pancakes:
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- 4 eggs
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tsp. avocado or coconut oil
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- For the Cinnamon Swirl:
- 1 stick unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- ½ cup brown sugar or coconut sugar
- 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 3 tbsp. UNSALTED Almond Butter
- For the Cream Cheese Drizzle:
- 4 oz. cream cheese, softened to room temperature
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- ¼ cup + 2 tbsp. water
Step 1 -Make the cinnamon swirl by combining butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and UNSALTED Almond Butter in a bowl, stirring until smooth and creamy. Scrape the mixture into a resealable bag, then cut off the tip of one of the corners just big enough to pipe swirls of cinnamon.
Step 2 -Add softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, heavy cream, vanilla and water to another bowl and stir to combine, adding more water as needed to reach desired consistency. Transfer to a syrup pourer and set aside.
Step 3 -Heat a drizzle of avocado or coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Begin to make the pancakes by combining almond flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Whisk to combine, then make a small well in the center of the mixture.
Step 4 -Add the eggs, almond milk, oil and vanilla into the center and stir everything just until combined, being careful not to overmix.
Step 5 -Begin dropping spoonfuls of batter into the pan to create pancakes in your desired size. Just before the pancakes start to bubble, pipe a cinnamon swirl onto the top of each pancake. Once the edges are dry and the tops of the pancakes are bubbling, flip them over and cook an additional 2-3 minutes.
Step 6 -Transfer the pancakes to a cooling rack, then wipe the pan clean and re-grease before dropping the next round of batter to prevent the cinnamon from burning.
Step 7 -Continue working through your batter, adding cinnamon swirls to each. Stack your pancakes high and give them a generous helping of delicious cream cheese drizzle!