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Welcome to my kitchen! I’m excited to share with you one of my favorite breakfast recipes: Coconut Pancakes. These light and fluffy pancakes made with coconut flour and coconut milk are the perfect way to start your day.

Not only are these pancakes gluten-free and dairy-free, they’re also a low-carb option that will leave you feeling satisfied without the carb crash later on. Plus, the addition of warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg make them extra tasty.

I love cooking with coconut flour – it’s a versatile and healthy alternative to wheat flour. It’s also high in fiber and protein, making it a great option for anyone looking to add more nutrients to their diet.

Whether you’re eating gluten-free or just looking for a delicious breakfast option, these coconut pancakes are sure to become a staple in your kitchen. So grab your apron and let’s get cooking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coconut Pancakes - Gluten Free
Coconut Pancakes – Gluten Free

Are you someone who loves pancakes but skips them due to health reasons? Do you feel restricted when trying to indulge in your favorite comfort food? Well, I have good news for you! These Coconut Pancakes are gluten-free, low-carb and dairy-free, making them an excellent choice for anyone looking for a healthier pancake option.

But why should you love this recipe? Let me count the ways. Firstly, the ingredients are wholesome and nutritious. We use coconut flour instead of regular flour, making them grain-free and perfect for those following a gluten-free or low-carb diet. The recipe also calls for organic coconut milk, which provides a rich and creamy texture while being dairy-free.

Secondly, these pancakes have a warm and comforting flavor, thanks to the addition of honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract. These natural ingredients provide a burst of natural sweetness that enhances the flavor profile without any added sugar.

Thirdly, the recipe is incredibly versatile. You could satisfy your sweet tooth by adding sliced banana or drizzling maple syrup on top of these fluffy pancakes. Or, you could pair them with savory options like bacon and eggs or smoked salmon for a more indulgent breakfast.

Finally, these Coconut Pancakes are easy to make and require simple ingredients that you might already have in your pantry. Unlike traditional pancake recipes that can be loaded with unhealthy additives and preservatives, this recipe uses only wholesome ingredients that come together to form a delicious pancake batter within minutes!

In conclusion, if you’re someone who loves pancakes but wants to make healthier choices without compromising on flavor, then this Coconut Pancake recipe is just what you need! So go ahead and try it out today; your taste buds will thank you!

Ingredient List

 Fluffy coconut pancakes that are gluten-free
Fluffy coconut pancakes that are gluten-free

Let’s go over the ingredients needed for this gluten-free coconut pancake recipe. The list includes a mixture of classic ingredients and some substitutes to create a healthy, tasty and guilt-free breakfast treat.

  • Coconut flour: 1/4 cup of coconut flour is used in place of regular flour, making these pancakes low-carb and gluten-free.
  • Baking powder: 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder helps the pancakes to rise and become fluffy.
  • Cinnamon and nutmeg: These spices give a warm flavor and give the pancakes that cozy feeling.
  • Eggs: 2 eggs are necessary to bind the batter together and add protein.
  • Coconut milk: 1/2 cup of coconut milk gives the pancakes richness and creaminess.
  • Vanilla extract: This gives a hint of sweetness to the batter, with 1 teaspoon being enough for this recipe.
  • Honey or maple syrup: For sweetness, you can add either 1 tablespoon of honey or maple syrup, depending on your preference.
  • Coconut oil: Melted coconut oil, 3 tablespoons for this recipe, adds moisture to the batter.
  • Optional ingredient variations: If you want to make substitutions or variations, you can try using almond flour, rice flour or vegan coconut milk instead.

The Recipe How-To

 These pancakes are perfect for a lazy Sunday breakfast
These pancakes are perfect for a lazy Sunday breakfast

Let’s get to the good stuff – making these delicious Coconut pancakes! First, gather up all of your ingredients and utensils.


  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup Coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the coconut flour and baking powder.
  2. Crack the eggs into the bowl and add the coconut milk, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract. Whisk until everything is well combined into a batter.
  3. Allow the batter to sit for a few minutes to let it thicken up. If it’s still runny after five minutes, add a bit more coconut flour until it reaches a pancake batter consistency.
  4. Grease a skillet or griddle with coconut oil and heat it over medium heat. Make sure that the pan is hot enough, but don’t let it get too hot as the pancakes can burn quickly.
  5. Use a measuring cup or a squeeze bottle to pour about 1/4-cup of batter per pancake onto the skillet/griddle.
  6. Cook until bubbles form on the surface of each pancake and the edges look set(around 2-3 minutes), then flip and cook until golden brown.


  • You may need to add more coconut flour or milk depending on how thick/the consistency you want your pancake.
  • Be patient when cooking these pancakes — they take longer than regular flour pancakes because of their dense texture.

Now that you have all these easy-to-follow steps at your fingertips, you can make this recipe without any problems. These Coconut Pancakes are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or even a snack. Don’t let the restrictions of your diet hold you back from enjoying delicious classics like pancakes. With this gluten-free and low-carb version, you can still have your cake and eat it too!

Substitutions and Variations

 The perfect topping for these pancakes? Fresh berries!
The perfect topping for these pancakes? Fresh berries!

Do you want to switch things up and try something new? Here are some substitutions and variations that you can make to the coconut pancakes recipe:

– Flour substitutions: Instead of coconut flour, you can use almond flour, rice flour, or a gluten-free all-purpose baking mix. Keep in mind that the texture and taste of the pancakes may differ slightly.

– Coconut milk substitutes: If you don’t have access to coconut milk, you can also substitute with almond milk, soy milk, or oat milk. Just ensure that they are unsweetened and unflavored to maintain the integrity of the recipe.

– Egg replacements: For a vegan option or if you’re out of eggs, you can use flax eggs (1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons of water). Chia eggs (1 tablespoon of chia seeds mixed with 3 tablespoons of water) are also a great option.

– Seasoning variations: To add some extra flavor to your pancakes, try adding in some pumpkin spice, cardamom or ginger for an autumnal twist or adding cocoa powder for chocolate lovers.

– Toppings and Mix-In Ideas: Fruit can be a fantastic addition. Blueberries and strawberries work particularly well, and diced banana will give your breakfast an indulgent twist. Nut butters such as almond or peanut butter pairs well with these fluffy pancakes.. Maple syrup is always delicious, but you can also experiment with different sweeteners such as honey or agave nectar.

Remember to keep track of how much you change from the original recipe. Also keep in mind that too many substitutions could lead to unpredictability in results. Take note what works and what doesn’t so that you can adjust your recipe next time to create your perfect fluffy keto pancake mix!

Serving and Pairing

 Say goodbye to gluten and try these coconut pancakes instead
Say goodbye to gluten and try these coconut pancakes instead

These delicious coconut flour pancakes are great on their own, but they taste even better with some toppings and pairings! Try drizzling some maple syrup or honey over the pancakes for a sweet treat. For an extra boost of flavor, add some fresh fruit like sliced bananas or strawberries on top.

If you’re feeling extra indulgent, top your coconut pancakes with a dollop of whipped cream or almond butter. This will give your pancakes a rich and creamy texture that is absolutely irresistible!

These pancakes are perfect for breakfast or brunch and will keep you full throughout the morning. Pair them with a hot cup of coffee or tea, and you’ll have a satisfying meal that is both healthy and delicious.

For those following a low-carb or keto diet, these pancakes are perfect served with some bacon, eggs, or avocado. You can also use them as a bread substitute for sandwiches.

In addition to being gluten-free, dairy-free, and low-carb, these fluffy pancakes are versatile enough to pair well with both savory and sweet toppings. So get creative in the kitchen and enjoy these delicious coconut flour pancakes any time of day!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 These pancakes don't just look good, they taste amazing too
These pancakes don’t just look good, they taste amazing too

The wonderful thing about these coconut pancakes is that they are easy to make ahead and store for later consumption. Simply whip up a batch of pancake batter and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Once you’re ready to cook the pancakes, take the batter out of the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes before cooking. The cold batter will take longer to cook, and may result in unevenly-cooked pancakes.

To reheat leftovers, simply pop them into a toaster or toaster oven on low heat until warmed through. Avoid reheating them in the microwave as this will make the pancakes soggy and limp.

If you plan on freezing the pancakes, first let them cool completely before storing them in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag. They will last up to 3 months in the freezer. To reheat frozen pancakes, allow them to thaw overnight in the refrigerator or use the defrost function on your microwave. Then follow the same reheating steps as outlined above.

Whether you’re meal prepping for breakfast or just have leftovers, these coconut pancakes are a great option for quick and easy breakfasts on-the-go.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Coconut lovers rejoice, these pancakes are for you
Coconut lovers rejoice, these pancakes are for you

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I know that even the best recipe can turn out differently based on how it is prepared. Here are some tips to ensure that your coconut pancakes come out just as you imagine them – fluffy, nourishing, and with a delicious tropical flavor.

1. Mix it Up!

As with any pancake recipe, it’s important to mix the batter well. When using coconut flour, it’s especially critical to avoid clumps since it absorbs moisture differently than traditional flour. Whisk the eggs thoroughly before adding in any dry ingredients. Then add the dry ingredients slowly while whisking constantly to ensure no lumps form.

2. Let the Batter Rest

Once mixed together, let the batter rest for about 10-15 minutes before cooking. This allows the coconut flour to soak up the moisture and thicken the batter. You’ll notice a difference in texture when you let it rest.

3. Cook over Medium-Low Heat

Coconut flour pancakes need more time than regular flour pancakes due to their denser nature. Cook them over medium-low heat so they cook throughout without burning on the surface.

4. Be Patient

Don’t flip too soon! Unlike regular pancakes, coconut flour pancakes take longer to cook and firm up properly. Wait until you see bubbles forming on top of the pancake before flipping.

5. Don’t Use Too Much Moisture

Coconut flour is notorious for absorbing moisture quickly so be careful with adding too much liquid ingredients into your mixture or greasing your griddle with butter or oil since they can impact positively or negatively on the outcome of your recipe.

6. Measure Your Flour Accurately

It’s important to measure the coconut flour accurately for this recipe otherwise it won’t turn out as intended. Coconut flour is denser compared to other flours, meaning you need less of it by volume to get an equivalent amount by weight.

By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to making perfect coconut pancakes every time. Remember, practice makes perfect, so don’t be discouraged if your first batch doesn’t come out exactly like you planned. With some tweaks and adjustments, you’ll get there!


Before we wrap up this article, let me quickly address some of the frequently asked questions about this gluten-free coconut pancake recipe. These are common queries that people often have when they try out new and healthy recipes, especially if it’s their first time experimenting with alternative flours and dairy-free ingredients. So, if you’re feeling unsure about something or simply curious to learn more, stick around for this section. I’m here to help guide you through any concerns you may have!

Why are my coconut pancakes falling apart?

Are you tired of experiencing crumbling coconut flour pancakes? Unlike wheat flour, a batter made with coconut flour doesn’t have the same binding properties. To fix this issue, consider incorporating a source of fat such as coconut cream, cream cheese or ghee to improve the pancake’s consistency.

Can gluten-free eat coconut flour?

Coconut flour is a fantastic gluten-free option in cooking and baking. It is derived from the dried meat of coconut, and when finely ground, turns into a powder that is free of gluten. More importantly, it is an excellent source of fiber, potassium, and iron, while also being low in carbs, making it ideal for those who are health conscious.

What can I substitute for flour in pancakes?

When it comes to thickening pancake batter, you can give arrowroot, tapioca, or potato starch a try by adding a small amount, like 1 tablespoon, and adjusting accordingly. Another option is coconut flour, which is known for its absorption properties that work wonders for thickening pancake batter.

How do I substitute coconut flour for regular flour?

When it comes to using coconut flour as a substitute for regular flour, a good ratio to follow is 1/4 to 1/3 cup of coconut flour for every 1 cup of regular flour. It’s important to note that because coconut flour is quite absorbent, you may need to add more eggs to your recipe. In order to give you a taste of what this ingredient can offer, we’ve compiled a list of eight fantastic recipes that incorporate coconut flour.

Bottom Line

your pancake journey with a taste that’s guilt-free, nutritious and utterly scrumptious! These coconut pancakes are perfect for a hearty breakfast or brunch, as well as a quick and easy weekday meal. Not only are they gluten-free, low-carb and dairy-free, but they’re also grain-free and paleo-friendly.

By using organic coconut milk and keto-friendly coconut flour, we’ve taken the traditional pancakes and upgraded them for a healthier lifestyle. The inclusion of natural sweeteners such as honey and cinnamon add warmth and depth to the flavors. Plus, with variations like adding in almond flour or substituting vegan coconut milk, there are countless creative ways to make these pancakes your own.

So take a break from your regular pancake mix and join us in treating yourself to fluffy, indulgent and wholesome coconut pancakes. You won’t even miss the regular flour with this gluten-free alternative. Let’s embrace healthy eating without sacrificing taste!

Coconut Pancakes - Gluten Free

Coconut Pancakes - Gluten Free Recipe

From Mark's Daily Apple. These taste much more "meaty" than regular pancakes. They taste pretty good with some butter and real grade B maple syrup.
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Prep Time 6 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Gluten-free
Calories 251.9 kcal


  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk (full fat)


  • Mix these ingredients and let them sit for five minutes.
  • Oil or grease up your pan and heat over medium heat.
  • Pour about a 1/4 cup of batter for each crepe, allowing each side to brown before flipping it.
  • Drizzle with honey or berries.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 139gCalories: 251.9kcalCarbohydrates: 12.7gProtein: 13.6gFat: 16.5gSaturated Fat: 8.9gCholesterol: 423mgSodium: 159mgFiber: 0.9gSugar: 11.8g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beginner Cook, Breakfast, Coconut, Easy, Free Of..., Fruit, Nuts
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