An easy recipe for coconut flour pancakes that are golden in color and perfectly fluffy. Add your favorite mix-ins and toppings to make them your own. These pancakes work great if you’re gluten-free, paleo or keto.

I was browsing the recipes on my blog the other day and realized I don’t have a lot of coconut flour recipes! It’s time to change that. Coconut flour is gluten-free and paleo friendly.

Stack of coconut flour pancakes topped with raspberries and being drizzled with maple syrup.

What are the Benefits of Coconut Flour?

Coconut flour has a ton of fiber and, because it is made from dried coconut meat, is high in healthy saturated fat which may help lower bad cholesterol. Like I mentioned, it’s gluten-free and grain-free so it’s a great option for anyone with food intolerances or allergies.

Can you Substitute Coconut Flour for All-Purpose Flour?

Coconut flour absorbs a lot more liquid than all-purpose or almond flour. While it cannot be substituted as a 1:1 ratio for all-purpose flours in recipes, it can be a substitute! It can be finicky to work with so I recommend following a recipe that has already tested and proved that the sub works, but if you want to experiment, the general rule of thumb is to substitute 1/4 cup-1/3 cup coconut flour for every 1 cup of all-purpose flour. And you’ll likely need to increase the amount of eggs and liquid to get the right consistency.

Coconut flour pancake batter in a bowl with a wooden spoon.

Coconut Flour Pancake Ingredients

  • coconut flour (obviously!)
  • baking powder
  • eggs
  • almond milk
  • maple syrup
  • vanilla

How to Make Coconut Flour Pancakes

I think people are intimidated by homemade pancakes and waffles and often opt for boxed versions. But the truth is, these coconut flour pancakes are so dang simple to whip up… it’ll take you no more than five minutes longer than if you poured out the batter from a box.

To make these coconut flour pancakes, simply mix the dry ingredients (flour and baking powder) together.

In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients (eggs, almond milk, maple syrup and vanilla). Add the liquid mix to the dry ingredients and stir until there are no lumps. Let sit for 2-3 minutes so the coconut flour can absorb some of the liquid. Pour onto a greased pan or skillet and cook them just as you would regular pancakes. That’s it!

Stack of coconut flour pancakes topped with raspberries. A fork has taken a bite out of the stack.

More Coconut Flour Recipes

If you make these coconut flour pancakes, please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting me know how they turn out. Your feedback is so helpful for the EBF team and other EBF readers.

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Stack of coconut flour pancakes topped with raspberries. A fork has taken a bite out of the stack.

Coconut Flour Pancakes


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 3
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

An easy recipe for coconut flour pancakes that are golden in color and perfectly fluffy. Add your favorite mix-ins and toppings to make them your own. These pancakes work great if you’re gluten-free, paleo or keto. 


Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 23 eggs (most people prefer 2 eggs!)
  • 1/4 cup almond milk + 1/21 Tablespoon more if needed
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup*
  •  1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • non-stick spray

Toppings

  • maple syrup, fruit, nut butter

Instructions

  1. Mix dry ingredients: Mix together coconut flour and baking powder in a medium bowl.
  2. Mix wet ingredients: In a separate bowl, beat eggs until well blended. Add milk, maple syrup and vanilla.
  3. Combine: Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until lumps disappear. Let sit for 2-3 minutes so that the coconut flour absorbs some of the liquid. If the batter seems too thick you can add a bit more milk.
  4. Cook pancakes: Lightly spray a large skillet or griddle with non-stick cooking spray or lightly wipe with oil. Heat skillet or griddle over medium-high heat (350 degrees in an electric skillet). Pour about ¼ cup of batter per pancake onto the hot skillet or griddle. Cook until bubbles come to the surface of the pancake and the edges start to look dry. Flip and cook until bottom is golden brown.
  5. Serve: Serve with toppings of choice.

Notes

  • Eggs: The video for this recipe includes 3 eggs because that’s what the original recipe called for, but I have since retested it and realized it works better with 2 eggs!
  • Low carb option: You can use a low-cal/low-carb sweetener or leave this out if you want the pancakes to be low-carb.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 397
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Fat: 19g
  • Carbohydrates: 31g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Protein: 23g

Keywords: coconut flour pancakes

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    70 comments
    1. Hi Brittany, you don’t give the quantity of ingredients for coconut cookies

    2. Erin Imler
      March 13, 2021 AT 2:54 pm

      In my new quest for cleaner eating I’ve been wanting to try healthier options in my baking and weekend pancake making. These are delicious! I love the lighter texture and coconut flavor. I followed the recipe exactly and topped pancakes with strawberries and blueberries. Unfortunately, my boys were not impressed. So, since I quadrupled the recipe to feed my crew, it will just be up to my husband and I to eat them. I would make these again for my girlfriends who would probably enjoy. Definitely a winning recipe in my book!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 15, 2021 AT 3:19 pm

        I’m glad you enjoyed these pancakes, Erin!! Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!

    3. lkern
      March 3, 2021 AT 12:42 pm

      Hi there,
      Not sure if this has already been said but in the accompanying video there are three eggs but in the printed version of the recipe only two eggs. Thanks.

      1. Alice
        March 29, 2021 AT 11:20 am

        These are so delicious! I have celiac disease, so I’m always on the lookout for yummy gluten free pancake recipes, and this is my new favorite!

        1. Brittany Mullins
          March 29, 2021 AT 1:44 pm

          So glad you loved these pancakes, Alice! Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it. 🙂

      2. Brittany Mullins
        March 3, 2021 AT 10:06 pm

        Ahh shoot! I edited the recipe to be with only 2 eggs, but the video is older so has 3. I’ll take the video down until I make a new one so it doesn’t confuse people. 🙂

    4. Mary
      March 2, 2021 AT 10:07 pm

      I haven’t made them yet, because I wonder if the maple syrup is necessary for the extra liquid the coconut flour needs. If like to leave it out, but should I substitute something for it? Coconut oil?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 2, 2021 AT 11:14 pm

        Hey Mary, You should be fine leaving it out or you could add a splash more milk if the batter seems like it needs more liquid.

    5. Anmarie
      February 10, 2021 AT 7:38 am

      I tried this just this morning.

      I made the following changes.

      I added melted butter to the wet ingredients

      I used cows milk and added coconut milk when I saw the mixture was dry

      I added nutmeg and cinnamon to the dry ingredients.

      Cooked on a lower heat.

      Beautiful fluffy tasty pancakes!!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 12, 2021 AT 12:04 am

        So glad you enjoyed these pancakes, Anmarie. Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it

    6. Tasha
      February 2, 2021 AT 2:23 pm

      Hi I was wondering if you can blend up coconut to make coconut flour?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 3, 2021 AT 10:23 am

        Hey Tasha, I haven’t tried making my own coconut flour before, but it looks like you can make it with coconut pulp.

    7. Rachel
      January 31, 2021 AT 3:52 pm

      These pancakes cooked up beautifully. They were nice and golden brown. The flavor was really good. I did not care for the texture. This is my first time using coconut flour and while I wasn’t expecting a nice fluffy pancake, I was a little disappointed I. They were on the drier side. I don’t know if that’s how they were supposed to be or if I should have added more liquid.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 31, 2021 AT 9:19 pm

        Sorry to hear that, Rachel. Sounds like they might have needed a bit more liquid mixed in. How much liquid did you end up using?

    8. Hungry Human
      January 31, 2021 AT 11:53 am

      Sooo this didn’t work… therefore I’m still hungry!Beyond frustrating that I followed the recipe exactly, tried two different pans, adjusted the ingredients to hopefully make something salvageable but nope. Guess I won’t be having pancakes. Not sure why it didn’t work but it’s a bummer. I don’t blame you tho, I’ll try some of your other recipes.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 31, 2021 AT 9:58 pm

        So sorry to hear that. How exactly did the pancakes not work for you?

    9. toby
      January 28, 2021 AT 9:55 pm

      i havent tried the recipe bc my husband cant eat eggs… i notice you label this (and maybe others?) vegan but it has eggs in it… in my mind eggs are not vegan and i often choose vegan recipes because i can generally rely on them not having egg as an ingredient… is there some debate about this??
      thanks for any feedback on this

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 29, 2021 AT 10:56 am

        Hi Toby! So sorry for the confusion. In the post I mentioned that coconut flour is vegan. I’ve removed that from the post because I can see where that would be confusing.

        That said, this pancake recipe is definitely not vegan. There’s no debate… eggs are certainly not vegan.

    10. Ioana
      January 24, 2021 AT 2:39 am

      I did this yesterday, they were a hit. Easy to make and tasty. Just did not get them as golden as yours, but I guess it is because of my pan. Thank you. Will definetely do them again.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 24, 2021 AT 8:14 pm

        I’m glad you enjoyed these pancakes. Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!

    11. Christina
      January 17, 2021 AT 8:28 am

      Followed the recipe exactly and the batter is thick like cookie dough. Tried adding more milk, but that didn’t seem to absorb right.Taste is bland, so I added a pinch of salt and nutmeg :-/

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 17, 2021 AT 7:11 pm

        So sorry to hear that this recipe didn’t turn out for you, Christina. What do you mean it didn’t absorb right? Was it too liquidy? Sometimes the batter needs to sit for a few minutes for the coconut flour to absorb the liquid.

    12. Heather
      December 1, 2020 AT 11:15 am

      I agree with the other 1 star comments. Not only did I almost gag but I also wasted pricey ingredients. I’ve had this happen with many of these “health” blogs and now I know they’re all a rip off full of content fillers and not anything of any substance.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        December 1, 2020 AT 2:26 pm

        Hey Heather – Many people love this recipe, but I’m sorry it wasn’t a fit for you. Did you change anything about the recipe?

    13. Brenda
      October 5, 2020 AT 9:32 am

      Delicious. Cooked up just as you described after letting batter sit a couple of minutes.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 7, 2020 AT 10:04 pm

        So glad these pancakes turned out for you, Brenda! 🙂

    14. Sheila Schneider
      September 7, 2020 AT 1:05 pm

      So great to eat coconut flour pancakes. They are delicious & glad l found brittany’s website. I am eating gluten free & the pancakes are a great addition for any meal. Many thanks sheila

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 7, 2020 AT 5:36 pm

        I’m so glad you found my website as well and glad you loved these pancakes. 🙂 Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I appreciate it!

    15. Amber Atkins
      July 25, 2020 AT 6:09 pm

      My biggest suggestion is to add more milk. I used regular whole milk and once I achieved the right consistency these weren’t bad. I could taste the hint of coconut which was nice. These are still a bit dense compared to regular pancakes, but I was looking for a slightly healthier option. I would eat these again.

    16. juju
      July 12, 2020 AT 12:58 am

      Question.Can you or have used coconut flour for other pancake recipes..if so, how did it turn out? banana pancakes and blueberry pancakes are my top two go-to favs.. thanks, and I’m giving it a try with the coconut flour.. trying to get away from the white flour. ONE LOVE💙

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 13, 2020 AT 1:07 pm

        I haven’t! You could definitely add blueberries or bananas to this recipe though! Let me know if you try it and how it turns out. 🙂

    17. Sara Morais
      June 8, 2020 AT 2:07 pm

      My husband want that for breakfast tomorrow again! Haha 😄♥️ We loved it. Easy and delicious.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 8, 2020 AT 8:21 pm

        Ahh yay!! So glad these pancakes were a hit. Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating, Sara. I appreciate it. 🙂

    18. Andreea
      May 3, 2020 AT 6:28 am

      I followed the exact measurement and Ingredients for this recipe and the batter just looks horrible. No pancake consistency, it’s dry even though I added milk and it tastes like cr*p. You shouldn’t be given out recipes cause as I saw I’m not the only one complaining. Consider getting yourself another job 😉

      1. Candice
        November 30, 2020 AT 12:02 pm

        Wow, that’s pretty nasty. You can dislike the recipe without leaving a mean and ugly comment.

        1. Andrew
          March 1, 2021 AT 12:52 pm

          I Loved these and love your recipes. I just wanted to say thank you for posting these recipes. I had coconut flour and typed it in on Google and your blog popped up. I can’t believe the nerve of some of the people (who clearly don’t know how to cook)who leave the nasty comments. Maybe that person should give up on cooking. I just wanted to say Thank you and I love your Blog.

          1. Brittany Mullins
            March 1, 2021 AT 8:45 pm

            Awww thank you so much, Andrew. That makes me so happy to hear. I’m so glad you loved these pancakes!! I so appreciate you coming back to leave a review. It means the world to me. 🙂

    19. HannaB
      April 21, 2020 AT 12:58 am

      I made this recipe and added a lot more almond milk but the pancakes still came out dry and i felt like i was eating just coconut flour. Maybe it should have a few tablespoons olive oil, or a banana. But overall very tasty.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 23, 2020 AT 1:24 pm

        Hey Hanna – Thanks so much for the comment. I’m sorry these turned out dry and that the coconut flour taste was disappointing. I’m going to retest and update the recipe.

    20. lisaTT
      April 17, 2020 AT 12:38 pm

      These were fab! I did make a few adjustments:added 1 more tablespoon of almond milk, an additional 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspooon of salt and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder. I also did not use any sweetener – as i wanted to make them keto friendly.
      The texture was perfect and they cooked up fluffy and yummy!
      Thanks for a great recipe.

      1. Shandy
        April 19, 2020 AT 8:15 am

        Thank you for the Keto conversion!! I’ll try recipe now I can support Keto efforts.😉

      2. Brittany Mullins
        April 17, 2020 AT 6:40 pm

        So glad you enjoyed these pancakes, Lisa! Thanks for including the substitutions you made and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. I really appreciate it. <3

    21. Clarissa DeLuca
      April 14, 2020 AT 9:34 am

      Amazing! I substituted the almond milk with coconut milk (after a super quick response approving the substitution!) and had to add quite a bit more milk than the recipe called for. I followed the recipe exactly as it’s written otherwise including adding wet to dry ingredient (usually i would do it the other way around). Result? FLUFFY PANCAKES! I added butter to the finished product to give it that pancake buttery taste but the texture was perfect. Impressive!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 14, 2020 AT 1:02 pm

        Ahh I’m so glad you enjoyed these pancakes, Clarissa!! Thanks for trying them and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I really appreciate it. <3

    22. Paige Rice
      April 12, 2020 AT 12:29 pm

      I made this yesterday, my first attempt at using coconut flour and it was a disaster. They didn’t look like pancakes is was gelatinous mess. I don’t know what I did wrong but they were horrible.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 13, 2020 AT 9:53 am

        Oh no!! Sorry they didn’t turn out, Paige. Did you change anything about the recipe?

    23. Christina
      April 11, 2020 AT 10:33 am

      Hi! Wanted to love this recipe, but I agree with some of the other reviews, I couldn’t get over the egg taste. Pros: They were very easy to make and perfectly sized. Perhaps fewer eggs and more milk might work?

      1. Pansy
        March 9, 2021 AT 11:20 am

        First time try. Turned out nicely browned. Tasted gritty like cornmeal. BUT my baking powder is years old. Also split the recipe in half. Was happy it came out as okay as it did. Need to play with consistency . Had to add more coconut milk to get it to spread in pan. Was overall happy . Tasted fine except for dryness. Overall it was good and will have fun perfecting my first time coconut flour cuisine. Thx.

      2. Brittany Mullins
        April 13, 2020 AT 10:35 pm

        Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear that, Christina. Did you change anything about the recipe?

    24. Dar
      April 5, 2020 AT 1:37 pm

      Is a serving size 1 pancake for coconut flour pancakes?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 6, 2020 AT 1:51 pm

        Hey Dar – This recipe yields about 3-4 pancakes depending on how big you make them. 🙂

    25. Liz
      April 3, 2020 AT 7:41 pm

      I feel like I just ate straight eggs

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 5, 2020 AT 11:32 pm

        Oh no!! So sorry you didn’t enjoy these pancakes, Liz. Did you change anything about the recipe?

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