Delicious, fluffy coconut flour pancakes that don’t taste very coconutty – they just taste like fabulous low carb, grain free pancakes!
These coconut flour pancakes are fluffy, tender and delicious. They’re wonderful even for someone who isn’t fond of coconut, because they don’t actually taste like coconut.
As with all my pancake recipes, I don’t sweeten the batter at all, so I serve these coconut flour pancakes with warm maple syrup or honey. You can use your own favorite topping, of course.
Cooking and baking with coconut flour is challenging, because it is extremely absorbent, so baked goods can become very dry. But when you get the ratios right, coconut flour is a wonderful, healthy, high-fiber gluten-free flour substitute.
When working with coconut flour, it’s always a good idea to allow the batter to rest for a few minutes. This enables the coconut flour to absorb as much liquid as it can, and then you can check the batter. If it’s very dry, add a bit of liquid – milk or even just water.
- 4 large eggs
- ½ cup whole milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 6 tablespoons (42 grams) coconut flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon butter for griddle
- In a small bowl, beat the eggs until frothy. Whisk in the milk and vanilla.
- Whisk in the coconut flour, baking soda and salt. Mix until smooth.
- Heat a double-burner griddle over medium heat, about 4 minutes.
- While the griddle heats up, the batter will thicken as the coconut flour absorbs the liquids. Give it another mix. If it seems very dry, add a bit of milk, 1 or two tablespoons, or just add water, and mix again.
- Grease the griddle with half the butter. Measuring 2 tablespoons per pancake (I used a 2-tablespoon coffee scoop), ladle the batter onto the griddle. Cook 3-4 minutes on the first side. The edges won't look cooked, but to avoid burning the pancakes, carefully flip them anyway and cook 3-4 minutes on the second side - you can always flip back and cook the first side 1-2 more minutes.
- Grease the griddle again and repeat the process with the remaining batter.
- Drizzle the hot pancakes with your favorite topping and serve.