Sacha Inchi Seed Flour and Coconut Pancakes For Those Allergic To Almond Flour

Creating Sacha Inchi Seed Flour and Coconut Pancakes

Vega Savi Seeds Sacha Incha Seeds I Paleo Vegeo I Barbara Christensen
I see all of these amazing almond flour recipes all of the time, but I don't like the sort of fats in almonds for cooking, and I'm allergic to them. I can make these items for my husband, but not for me. But that allergy is what led me to Sacha Inchi seeds a few years ago. I first heard of these when they were introduced to me in Shakeology, and it really changed my life because as a paleo follower it's all about the bacon and nut... and I was getting neither.

These amazing little seeds look and taste like nuts, but they are the richest plant-based source of omega-3's on the planet. Almonds and your other nuts just do not even come close. They have seventeen times the amount of omega-3's as wild sockeye salmon, and are a complete plant-based protein. It's easy to get my hands on a bag of the Vega Savi Seeds when I haven't bought bulk sacha inchi seeds to make sacha inchi seed flour, or you can buy sacha inchi protein flour and use that instead. I like it being less fine consistency by just pulsing mine in the Vitamix for about 30 seconds.

Sacha Inchi Flour and Coconut Pancakes Recipe

Sacha Inchi Flour and Coconut Pancakes For Those Allergic To Almond Flour I Paleo Vegeo I Barbara Christensen
3 cups sacha inchi seeds + 1/2 cup quinoa flour or your choice of flour mixed in to keep the pancakes fluffy (or just use 1 1/2 cups sacha inchi protein powder)
2 tablespoons organic coconut flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt
6 pastured soy-free eggs {NOTE: If you cage free eggs are eating a "vegetarian diet" they are probably eating soy-enhanced feed}
1/4 cup So Delicious vanilla coconut yogurt
2 tablespoons Big Tree Farms coconut nectar (or honey)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract (On a whim I once used instead a tbsp of french vanilla coconut creamer... YUM YUM!!) 
1 tablespoon coconut oil or coconut spray (which I use with my Green Ceramic Pancake Flipping pan)

1. Place sacha inchi seeds in your Vitamix blender and pulse into a powder form, about 30 seconds. Will be pretty fluffy.
2. In a large bowl mix all of the dry ingredients together.
3. In a mixing bowl whisk the wet ingredients together.
4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until well combined and smooth. This blends really easily together.
4. Grease or spray your skillet or griddle and pour your batter (about 1/3 of cup), and watch for the bubbles to start popping on top. When they slow flip and let cook another minute until brown on both sides. This recipe will make about 8 hearty thick pancakes.

I usually just 1/2 the recipe after I've mixed the dry ingredients, and make 4 pancakes at a time. We like to make this with some fruit only spread on top, and a cup of bulletproof coffee on the side. I will sometimes make some eggs, or sauteed greens, or for my carnivores I'll make them some uncured ham or bacon, and then of course we have a nice side of fresh fruit most mornings so that makes it great yummy meal.
When bubbles form, flip and cook until done. Each pancake has about 1/2  - 3/4 of a serving of sacha inchi seeds for a minimum of 2.5 grams of dietary fiber, and 4.5 grams of protein with 3 grams of Omega-3's, and are gluten-free.



  1. Does Sacha Inchi seed flour act like almond flour in baking? I've used pumpkin seed flour as a 1:1 sub for almond flour, but am looking for other similar flours so I was so excited to see your post!


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