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Coconut Flour Pancakes


Coconut Flour Pancakes

Coconut Flour Pancakes

I haven’t made coconut flour pancakes in about a year???  I don’t crave them anymore until 2 weekends ago when I went pancake cRaZy!  My first attempt at coconut flour pancakes bombed because they got all fluffy while they were cooking then as soon as I took them off the heat they deflated, I hate that.

Coconut Flour Pancakes

Coconut Flour Pancakes

I worked out the structure problem with the recipe and now they don’t deflate, which makes me happy.

Coconut Flour Pancakes

Coconut Flour Pancakes

FYI if your baked goods deflate like that (puffs up and then collapses when cooled) when you are making a loaf, muffins, cupcakes, pancakes etc, you usually need to add another egg since eggs provide structure in baked goods.  In this recipe I simply decreased the coconut milk by 1/4 cup and replaced it with 1 large egg which measures 1/4 cup.  I also added 1 more tablespoon of coconut flour since my first attempt needed a little more flour to soak up the liquid and 1 tablespoon of coconut flour goes a long way.

Coconut Flour Pancakes

Coconut Flour Pancakes

Have fun making pancakes this weekend!

P.S. I feel the little bit of raw honey in the recipe is needed for flavour.  I don’t recommend skipping it until you have tried it once.



Yield: Makes 8-10 – small pancakes

Serving Size: Serves 1-2 people



  1. Cream together the coconut oil and honey. Add the eggs one at a time.
  2. Add coconut milk and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
  3. Add coconut flour. Mix until smooth.
  4. Lastly add cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
  5. Do not overmix. Overmixing will result in the baking agents (cream of tartar & baking soda) not working.
  6. Use a laddle and pour small amount of batter into a crepe pan with ghee/butter etc on medium heat.
  7. Flip once the bottom is light brown. The pancakes will not bubble as much as “regular” pancakes.
  8. Serve immediately with a drizzle of maple syrup.




15 Responses to Coconut Flour Pancakes

  1. Elissa June 17 at 9:54 pm #

    I made these just as described and they are DELICIOUS. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe! It’s a new favorite for me.
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  2. Michelle June 30 at 9:52 pm #

    Can I leave out the cream of tartar or substitute it for something else? I don’t have any on hand right now and want to try these. They look amazing!

    • Carol Lovett July 9 at 9:25 pm #

      You can switch cream of tartar for lemon juice but the recipe wasn’t developed to handle the extra liquid.

    • LaDonna February 15 at 10:19 am #

      These made me SO happy :-D :-D!!!!! Paleo pancakes I’ve tried before we’re flat, but these were fluffy and delicious. I didn’t have cream of tarter so I substituted 1/8 tsp baking powder for the tarter and baking soda. They came out marvelously. I’m having seconds right now!

  3. Bridget Campbell July 13 at 3:24 am #

    Great recipe :-) used 1/2 tsp baking powder (UK)and they turned out light and fluffy. I did overcook the first one which was a little dry but reduced the time and they were light and fluffy. The whole family loved them. Thank you for this recipe.

  4. beth August 3 at 11:20 am #

    I have some buttermilk i want to use up. could i sub it for the coconut milk?

  5. Jen Lee August 3 at 12:55 pm #

    Just made these for breakfast and they came out so tasty! I noticed they do deflate so the tbsp of coconut flour helped! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Wistaria August 17 at 4:00 pm #

    Made the this morning and what a treat! Yum! This was my first attempt at coconut flour pancakes, and I was a little nervous going in. I made as written, only subbing 1/2 tsp of baking powder for the soda and cream of tartar as a previous comment suggested. I use my homemade coconut flour but that didn’t make them gritty at all. I also cooked them in bacon grease because bacon. The batter seemed runny and I was worried they would fall apart. Nope. The pancakes were a little floppy but held together amazingly well. The flavor was great, coconutty in a good way. I served with grassfed butter and maple syrup for my boyfriend and he would have eaten the whole batch if I let him. That is high praise, he’s pretty tough to please and cautious of anything not completely mainstream. I ate them with a few drops of maple syrup and a side of bacon. They were great, and what’s more, I feel really good after eating them too! Thanks for a great recipe!

  7. Jackie September 19 at 2:02 pm #

    Hello! Can you use egg replacer?

  8. Mara September 29 at 8:50 am #

    Excellent! Mine were not runny and did not need extra flour. I used 1/2 tsp. Non aluminum baking powder. Actually my batter was quite thick. Love the taste :).

  9. whitney October 14 at 11:34 am #

    Is there a substitution for honey I could use? I’d like to make these for my infant….no honey, especially raw, until older than a year. Thanks!

    • Carol Lovett November 4 at 12:52 am #

      I don’t know. The honey sweetens the pancakes. Without it, it tastes too plain. Just don’t give the pancakes to your infant? Focus on more nutrient dense food instead?

    • Jes November 17 at 12:52 pm #

      Try using date sugar, or pulverize dates with a high speed blender like a Vitamix.

  10. Kathleen November 15 at 11:55 am #

    Love these pancakes! I make them all the time. I have never used Cream of Tarter and they come out prefect. Try adding shredded coconut or chopped dates, yummy!

  11. Naomi Teeter February 22 at 8:50 am #

    Okay, so anytime I see a stack of pancakes, my mouth starts to water. Thanks a lot! ;)
    Thanks for this recipe! I had been using gluten-free pancake mix from time to time when making pancakes. But I have like 4 bags of coconut flour in my pantry just in case. Now I know one way I can use more of them. Thanks!!
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