stack of coconut flour pancakes on a plate with berries on top

These coconut flour pancakes are what breakfast dreams are made of. Just a few simple ingredients come together to make fluffy and tender gluten free pancakes perfect for any morning of the week.

IT’S OFFICIALLY FALL, Y’ALL. And I could not be more excited about it. The leaves, the crisp-cool air, the apple and pumpkin picking, the scarves and coats and sleepy weekend mornings in cozy sweaters and slippers… and these pancakes. So much yes.

To be honest, I’m not much of a pancake girl. I’ll almost always choose waffles over pancakes any day — unless they are these fluffy coconut flour pancakes. These pancakes might actually trump any waffles I’ve ever had (and even these pancakes, which have brie on them (!!)). So you know they’re good.

Even the little one likes munching on them, and I know this because while I was photographing these pancakes, she kept grabbing for the extras until I gave her one and she ran off with it. Then she proceeded to eat the whole thing — well, minus the crumbs that she scattered all over the living room. And the dining room. And the kitchen. Not cool, baby. Not cool.


stack of coconut flour pancakes on a plate with berries on top

How to Make Coconut Flour Pancakes

But the mess was all worth it, because for the next couple of mornings we had fluffy pancakes to enjoy for breakfast. I’ve been trying to experiment more with alternative flours, and while I know I have approximately a billion flours to try, I really love baking and cooking with coconut flour. It works like a dream in pancakes. It’s light, airy, almost powdery, and it gives these pancakes a distinct coconut flavor that I can’t get enough of.

stack of coconut flour pancakes on a plate with berries on top

Tips for the Best Coconut Flour Pancakes

Of course, like most any alternative flour, coconut flour beats to its own drum (I HIGHLY recommend using Bob’s Red Mill’s coconut flour for this recipe). The pancakes should be slightly smaller in diameter than you’d normally make them — so, somewhere between the size of a regular pancake and silver dollar-style ones — otherwise, it’s difficult to flip the delicate pancakes over. Also, they can burn quickly, so keep a close eye on them as they cook. The extra eggs in the batter help the pancakes hold together, as coconut flour’s delicate nature requires the added binding. All told, these pancakes taste like clouds of coconut bliss topped with maple syrup and love.

a cross section of a stack of coconut flour pancakes on a plate

And while coconut may not be quintessentially fall, I can’t help but see myself making and eating these pancakes for the next few weekends’ breakfasts — in my slippers and cozy sweater, of course.

an overhead shot of a stack of coconut flour pancakes on a plate topped with berries

Step aside, waffles. You’ve got nothing on these fluffy flapjacks.

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Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancakes

  • Author: Stephanie
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 8 small pancakes 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These simple and delicious paleo, gluten free and dairy free pancakes are begging to be your next breakfast.


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Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Bob’s Red Mill coconut flour
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  1. Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk and melted coconut oil until combined. In a separate medium bowl, whisk coconut flour, honey, baking powder and salt until well blended.
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients; stir with a fork until well combined and no lumps remain.
  4. Grease griddle or skillet with oil. Drop ladlefuls of batter, a scant 1/4 cup each, onto hot griddle. Cook 3 to 4 minutes until small bubbles begin to form on top, then flip. Cook on other side 1 to 2 minutes until cooked through.
  5. Serve warm with your favorite pancake toppings.


Notes

  • I melted my coconut oil in a small saucepan over low heat just until it became a liquid. After letting it cool a minute or two, I then added it to the wet ingredients.
  • Because the batter is more delicate than traditional pancake batter, it’s important to make smaller (1/4-cup amount) pancakes so you can flip them easily.

Keywords: gluten free pancakes, paleo pancakes, keto pancakes