Coconut flour pancakes are a healthy breakfast for anyone eating a keto, paleo, or gluten-free diet. Top them with butter and sugar-free maple syrup!
Coconut flour pancakes were the first coconut flour recipe I tried to make. The first batch flopped! After testing several different recipes and cooking techniques I found that the key to making the best coconut flour pancakes is to make them small. They don’t fall apart and you can flip them with ease when you make them this way! Enjoy!
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For this recipe you will need:
- 2 Large bowls
- Large iron cast skillet, non-stick frying pan, or non-stick griddle
- Measuring spoons and cups
- Airtight storage container for leftovers
How can I make this recipe dairy-free?
You can easily make this recipe dairy-free by using coconut cream instead of heavy cream.
How can I make this keto-friendly?
You can easily make these pancakes keto-friendly by using erythritol instead of sugar.
What can I use instead of maple syrup for dipping? I love to use peanut butter, almond butter, mashed up berries, sliced bananas instead of maple syrup. There are also keto-friendly pancake syrups like this one.
Can I substitute almond flour for coconut flour?
No, you can’t substitute coconut flour 1:1 for almond flour. There are ways to convert a coconut flour recipe to an almond flour recipe but it would also require decreasing the eggs.
Why does this recipe use barely any coconut flour?
Coconut flour is highly absorbent. Think of it like sawdust haha (you’ll understand once you start baking with it). Coconut flour recipes soak up all of the liquid so that’s why you need a higher amount of eggs and liquid ingredients. When you see a coconut flour-based recipe don’t be alarmed when the amount of coconut flour seems too low and DON’T be tempted to add more coconut flour unless you are used to baking with this special flour.
I’m allergic to nuts. Is coconut a nut allergy?
If you are allergic to nuts it makes sense to wonder if you can eat anything made with coconuts. Coconut is not a botanical nut; it is classified as a fruit. If you are allergic to tree nuts, please talk to your allergist/doctor before adding coconut to your diet.
I can’t eat eggs. How do I make this egg-free?
I have never tested an egg-free version of this recipe. You can try replacing the eggs with a “chia egg”, bananas, applesauce or whatever you usually use in place of eggs.
How to make an egg substitute:
- 1 tbsp of chia seeds + 2.5 tbsp of water = 1 large egg.
- 1/4 cup ripe mashed banana replaces 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup of applesauce replaces 1 large egg
How do I store these?
You can store the leftover pancakes in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can also keep them stored in your freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat, place the pancakes on a baking sheet and bake at 350° F for 10 minutes or until thawed and warmed.
What is coconut cream?
Coconut cream is the cream that rises to the top of a can of coconut milk when you refrigerate it. You can also buy cans of just coconut cream. It’s very thick like heavy cream and is a perfect dairy-free substitute for any recipes that call for heavy cream.
Can I save the pancake batter for later?
No, it is not recommended to save any unused pancake batter for later use because the baking powder will lose it’s power so when you go to cook the pancake batter another day the pancakes will be flat instead of fluffy. It would be better to make half of the recipe or make the full recipe and freeze the uneaten pancakes for later.
Coconut Flour Pancakes
Coconut flour pancakes are a healthy breakfast for anyone eating a keto, paleo, or gluten-free diet. Top them with butter and sugar-free maple syrup! This recipe makes 9 large pancakes or 18 small dollar size pancakes.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 9–18 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Cuisine: American
- Mix eggs, cream, vanilla together. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, combine coconut flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, and sea salt.
- Slowly mix wet mixture into the dry mix.
- Heat griddle or frying pan to medium heat. Add ghee, coconut oil or butter.
- Make pancakes using 2 tablespoons-1/4 cup of batter at a time (smaller pancakes are easier and will be less likely to fall apart when removing). Cook for a few minutes on each side. The pancakes should be slightly brown and dry on both sides.
- Serve and enjoy!
This recipe makes 9 large pancakes or 18 small pancakes. Nutrition info based on 9 large pancakes using swerve instead of sugar. Each pancake has 1.6g net carbs.
- Serving Size: 9 large (or 18 small)
- Calories: 230
- Fat: 23g
- Carbohydrates: 6.4g (1.6 net carbs)
- Fiber: 2.2g
- Protein: 3.6g
This recipe was originally published on December 15th, 2011 and was updated with new photos on September 14th, 2020.