Coconut Flour Pancakes



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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.

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3.78 from 111 votes

Coconut Flour Pancakes

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.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 3


  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2-3 eggs, most people prefer 2 eggs!
  • ¼ cup almond milk + ½ – 1 Tablespoon more if needed
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup*
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • non-stick spray



  • Mix together coconut flour and baking powder in a medium bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, beat eggs until well blended. Add milk, maple syrup and vanilla.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serve with toppings of choice.



  • 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.


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

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut flour pancakes
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  1. Am I understanding this correctly – Serving size is 1 pancake for 397 calories??? Or does this recipe make one serving, no matter the size of the pancake?

    1. So sorry for the confusion. The nutrition facts are for the full recipe, not just one pancake.

  2. I made these this morning, they were good but not the same fluffiness I was hoping for. I did substitute honey for maple syrup (I didn’t have any!) and added some cinnamon which was good! They browned quicker than I expected but it didn’t ruin the flavor. Overall I recommend it, made 4 perfect size pancakes

  3. 4 stars
    I tried this recipe as I’ getting into the low carb life style, and they came out good! However I just can’t pass the strong egg after flavor, maybe I need to use smaller eggs next time?

    1. The smell is caused by the thin yolk membrane. So you can break the yolk into your hand and draw away the membrane with your fingers or simply break it into a strainer. Your cakes, pancakes will no longer stink of eggs!

  4. I honestly don’t know what I did wrong… it was horrible..
    they weren’t too liquidy when I made them, but the second I poured them on the pan, it just got messed up 🙁

    1. Oh no!! I’m so sorry to hear that this recipe didn’t turn out for you, Julia. Did you only use 1/2 Tablespoon of milk or did you add more? And did you let the batter sit for a few minutes so the coconut flour could soak up some of the liquid?

  5. 1 star
    I enjoy you website I’m always looking for new vegan ideas, This recipe came up in your vegan link and I was excited to try it until I read it had eggs in it. This is not a vegan recipe because of the eggs.

    1. Hey Tim – Sorry about that, but what vegan link were you searching from? These pancakes aren’t marked as vegan so they definitely shouldn’t have come up if you searched “vegan” in the recipe index.

  6. I made these this morning, but they turned out to be very eggy… did not turn out good. I made it double portion because I wanted a greater yield, so doubled all the ingredients; might that be the problem?

    1. Oh no!! I’m so sorry to hear that, Dani. Did you change anything else about the recipe besides doubling all the ingredients?

  7. 5 stars
    I did this in the morning. They were perfect. The batter was thick after mixing so I added more almond milk to the consistency I wanted. I must say they brown really quick. Yummy!

    1. Yay! So glad this recipe turned out for you. Thanks for coming back to leave a comment + star rating, I so appreciate it!

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

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

  8. 1 star
    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. 3 stars
      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.

  9. 1 star
    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.

  10. 5 stars
    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. 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

  11. 5 stars
    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. 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

  12. 4 stars
    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. 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.

  13. 1 star
    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. 5 stars
        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. 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. 🙂

  14. 5 stars
    My husband want that for breakfast tomorrow again! Haha 😄♥️ We loved it. Easy and delicious.

    1. 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. 🙂

  15. 5 stars
    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. 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. 🙂

  16. 4 stars
    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.

  17. 5 stars
    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. 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!

  18. 1 star
    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. 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?

  19. 2 stars
    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. 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.

  20. 5 stars
    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.

  21. 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. 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.

  22. 2 stars
    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.

  23. 4 stars
    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. 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?

  24. 4 stars
    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!!!

  25. 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. 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.

  26. 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. 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. 🙂

    2. 5 stars
      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!

  27. 5 stars
    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!

  28. 1 star
    The coconut flour pancake batter texture was like mashed potatoes and did not come out right. What am I doing wrong? Do you have a video I can watch? I want to try it again. Can I substitute the almond milk for kefir? Would it be a 1 for 1 substitution?

    1. Hey Jennifer, I’m so sorry to hear that these pancakes didn’t turn out for you. Did you change anything about the recipe? I don’t know if kefir would work as a substitute for the milk as I’ve never tried it.

      1. I substituted coconut milk for almond milk and used two eggs. I did not let the eggs and coconut milk come to room temperature. I took them out of the fridge. I also mixed the batter by hand with a whisk. I did not use a standup mixer. Not sure if this is why they didn’t come out good.

        1. Hey Jennifer – The almond milk and eggs shouldn’t have been an issue. I’m wondering if you just needed a touch more milk. The coconut flour soaks up a lot of liquid and sometimes the batter needs a dash more milk. Let me know if you end up trying these again and how they turn out for you.

  29. 1 star
    Followed this recipe to a T and it turned out to be more of a crumble mixture. Couldn’t even pour it into the pan, had to add about 5 times as much milk and hope for the best. Wouldn’t recommend.

    1. Oh no!! I didn’t make these pancakes long ago and didn’t have issues with the amount of liquid. Did you let the batter sit for awhile before making the pancakes? What kind of coconut flour did you use?

  30. 1 star
    If I could give this recipe -1 stars, I would! I doubled the recipe, did everything you said to do and the batter was like water! Couldn’t even make pancakes with it. Such a waste of expensive ingredients.

    1. Hey Sarah – So sorry to hear that. What kind of coconut flour did you use? And you didn’t change anything about the recipe?

      1. Hi! I’ll be trying this tomorrow and follow the recipe exactly as it is but I was wondering that if I were to make this again in the future, would it be possible to use flax eggs instead of actual eggs instead?

        1. Hey Julia – I haven’t tried this recipe with flax eggs so I’m not 100% sure how the recipe will turn out. Let me know if you decide to try it and how the recipe turns out.

  31. 5 stars
    I’ve been trying to make healthier choices and finding Eating Bird Food has changed my life! This recipe is great! The closest to real pancakes I’ve found yet. Thick, fluffy and delicious!

    1. Woo! This makes me so happy to hear, JW! Thanks so much for the review. I really appreciate it!

  32. Hey Debbie – Looks like I had the numbers incorrect. It’s actually 5 grams of fiber per serving. Sorry about that!

  33. Really hoping to make these this weekend, but I don’t see any of the amounts listed with the ingredients??

    1. It should be in there now! Sorry about that, when I switched over to the new website some of the recipe cards got deleted.

  34. 1 star
    Did this recipe 2 times with th exact same ingredients!!! These pancakes Crumbled all over the place, the batter could not even hold. I agree with Sarah, this is such a waste of time and expensive ingredients. Never again!

    1. Oh no!! So sorry to hear that, Giselle. Did you change anything about the recipe? I made these again recently and they turned out wonderfully for me.

  35. 4 stars
    Hi! The top of your recipe list says it serves 3 but the nutrition info says 1. Does it mean for 1 serving or for the whole thing?

  36. 5 stars
    I used the 2 eggs as you suggest, and they turned out really nicely, especially for a gluten-free pancake. Good texture, nice flavor, and best of all, my kids really loved them!

    1. Ya!! So happy these pancakes were a hit, Yvonne. Thanks so much for making them and coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate the feedback!

  37. 5 stars
    Thank you for sharing your recipe! We used 2 eggs and honey instead of maple syrup. The pancakes turned out soft and tasty.:)

    1. Woo! So happy to hear that, Joey. Glad this recipe was a hit, thanks for sharing the swaps you used. I appreciate the review.

  38. Can you sub almond milk for canned coconut milk or regular coconut milk? I can’t have almond or oat milk.

    1. Hi, Kathy. Yes, the swap should work just fine. I’d try with regular coconut milk, as canned coconut milk has a higher fat content and might alter the recipe a bit. Let me know how they turn out for you!

  39. Can chia seed eggs be used in place of normal eggs? I’ve never tried this with pancakes before but coconut flour is one of the only flours I can have.
    Thank you for this recipe!

    1. Hi, Rachel! I haven’t tried this recipe with chia eggs (or flax eggs) so I’m not 100% sure how the recipe will turn out. Let me know if you decide to try it and how the recipe turns out.

  40. How many pancakes does this make? I haven’t tried it yet but would like to know how many it makes so I can plan for how many people I am having over. Thanks!

  41. I only have my Mobil phone to access the internet and nowhere on my page does it give the ingredient amounts to use. Am I missing something?

    1. Hi Carol! The ingredients should be down at the bottom of the page in the recipe card and you should be able to see them even on a mobile phone. Can you try looking again and let me know if you’re able to access them?

  42. 1 star
    Absolutely terrible, don’t make!
    1 – batter was too thick and made hardly any pancakes
    2 – tasted terrible and waxy, with and without toppings

    1. Oh no! Sorry you had some trouble with this one, Anna! Did you change anything about the recipe?

  43. 2 stars
    Just starting a new way of eating and tried these pancakes this morning.I loved the flavor but my pancakes were very dry. Is that normal or am I so used to boxedfoods I need to get used to it?

    1. Hey Judy – So sorry to hear that you had troubles with these pancakes. Did you change anything about the recipe? I’m wondering if they maybe got overcooked or maybe your batter needed a touch more liquid.

    1. Hi Miguel – I am sorry to hear that this didn’t work out for you. Did you make any changes to the recipe?

  44. 5 stars
    This recipe is GREAT, especially for a gf pancake that doesn’t have weird packaged flour blends in it. If you follow the recipe, especially the part where you let it sit so the liquid absorbs, then add more liquid if it’s too thick, they will come out great. Coconut flour will never be exactly like a boxed flour mix, but these are much more filling, healthy and satisfying. Just make sure to actually follow the steps and check if it needs more liquid before you cook them… which is exactly what she says to do in the instructions 🙂

    1. Ah I am so glad you are loving this recipe, Jamie. Thank you so much for coming back and sharing your review & star rating, it truly means so much to me!

  45. 4 stars
    I made this and the batter was so thick. I definitely couldn’t pour it. I decided to spoon it into my waffle maker instead and it turned out really great.

    1. Hi Laura – I am so glad these turned out delicious for you, Laura. Thanks for sharing your review + star rating, I appreciate it!