Pancakes are a favorite breakfast treat of almost everyone, and these Coconut Flour Pancakes are no exception! They are so quick and easy to make and also so delicious to eat. So when you are craving pancakes, this recipe is the one to try!
These Keto Coconut Flour Pancakes are light and fluffy and you will be happy with how tasty they are. Throw some butter or maple syrup on them and they are the perfect low carb breakfast!
When we mastered our almond flour pancake recipe we felt bad because there are some of our readers who have nut allergies and so therefore could not indulge. So we went back to the drawing board and experimented until we came up with a coconut flour pancake recipe.
After perfecting them with many tries we are sure that you will really enjoy these, because they are easy to make and likewise yummy to eat.
What are Coconut Flour Pancakes?
Keto coconut flour pancakes are made from coconut flour instead of traditional white flour, which makes them low carb and gluten free.
If you have ever tried almond flour pancakes, they are similar to them in consistency but made with coconut flour instead. This makes them a great low carb breakfast option and nut free for those with nut allergies.
What Do They Taste Like?
I don’t really know how I would describe what coconut flour pancakes taste like except that they are light, much lighter than almond flour pancakes and don’t taste nutty like almonds.
I don’t taste any coconut flavor in them either because all the other ingredients cover the taste. They take on a slight sweet taste from the maple syrup and the vanilla which we love.
Are Coconut Flour Pancakes Healthy for You?
Coconut flour pancakes are a healthy choice for you, especially when traditional flour and sugar are not used. Coconut flour has a lot of health benefits which you can see below.
Coconut Flour Benefits
Coconut flour offers a lot of benefits, some of them include:
- Low in Fat
- Low in Sugar
- High in Protein
- High in Iron
- High in Fiber
How Many Carbs in Coconut Flour Pancakes?
Coconut flour is a good choice for low carb pancakes. For ¼ cup there are only 8 NET Carbs. Our favorite brand of coconut flour is from Bob’s Red Mill.
What’s nice about cooking with coconut flour is that you don’t need as much volume as if you were using traditional flour so the quantities are less.
1/4 cup of all purpose wheat flour has about 23 NET Carbs and to make a batch of pancakes out of this flour you would need a lot more than ¼.
As a result of these substitutions, these low carb coconut flour pancakes have only 3 NET Carbs per pancake.
What Ingredients are in Keto Coconut Pancakes?
- Coconut Flour – A fine flour made from 100% coconut.
- Eggs – These bind the pancakes together.
- Olive Oil – A healthy choice of fat.
- Maple Syrup – A sweetener that is very complimentary to pancakes.
- Baking Powder – This helps the pancakes to rise.
- Vanilla – An essential flavor in pancakes and baked goods.
- Salt – A flavor enhancer.
Coconut Flour vs Almond Flour for Pancakes
Both coconut flour and almond flour make good low carb pancakes, but in this recipe we are focusing on the coconut flour ones.
The measurements of each are not interchangeable with each other. You need less coconut flour than almond flour in recipes. For instance 1 cup of almond flour yields about the same amount of pancakes as ¼ cup of coconut flour.
There is also a difference in carbs between the two flours. Coconut flour has more carbs per cup, but since fewer cups are required to make the same amount of pancakes, coconut flour pancakes actually have fewer carbs than almond flour pancakes.
- Almond flour for 1 cup is 8 NET Carbs.
- Coconut flour for ¼ cup is 6 NET Carbs.
Here are some nutritional facts when comparing the two flours:
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Best Sweetener for Coconut Pancakes
There are a few sweeteners that you can use in coconut pancakes, and they all work equally as well so it’s your choice depending on your tastebuds.
- Powdered Swerve
- Granulated Monk Fruit
- Low Carb Maple Syrup
We tried them all and we both agreed that we like the taste of our sugar-free maple syrup the best. Maybe that’s because Maple syrup is a common topping for pancakes so it may as well be inside them too!
Different Variations of Coconut Flour Pancakes
The base recipe for coconut flour pancakes can be modified to come up with other flavor combinations. Here are a few ideas to try:
- Pumpkin Pancakes – These yummy treats have canned pumpkin in them.
- Blueberry Pancakes – One of my favorites with the best fruit to use with pancakes.
- Chocolate Chip Pancakes – Who doesn’t love chocolate and now you can eat your favorite breakfast with chocolate!
- Cream Cheese Pancakes –These have cream cheese in the dough.
- Nut Pancakes – You can either put some chopped nuts in the batter or on top of the cooked pancakes with your butter or syrup. One of my favorites is chopped nuts, fresh berries and low carb whipped cream.
- Strawberry/Raspberry Pancakes – It is best to use fresh fruit rather than berries in sugar syrup. Add some low carb whipped cream and chopped nuts and you have a keto dessert for breakfast!
- Cinnamon Pancakes – A good autumn flavor to add to your pancakes. The aroma permeates the entire house….mmm good.
Low Carb Milk Options
Regular milk has too many carbs to it, so it’s not a valid choice on a low carb diet. Heavy cream is better than milk, which has fewer carbs.
A good low carb option that we use in many of our keto recipes is almond milk, but there are others.
- Heavy Cream – The best choice when using dairy. Approx 6-7 net carbs in 1 cup.
- Nuts Milk – Almond, Macadamia, Brazil, Cashew…etc approx 1-3 net carbs in 1 cup.
- Seeds Milk – Sesame for instance. Approx 2 net carbs in 1 cup.
- Almond Milk – A delicious milk that is made from 100% almonds. This is a great tasting alternative to dairy milk.
- Soy Milk – Which is plant based and good when you can’t have dairy. Approx 11 net carbs for 1 cup.
- Coconut Milk – 100 % pure coconut milk. approx 7 net carbs in 1 cup.
How to Make Keto Coconut Flour Pancakes from Scratch
Now we are going to show you how easy it is to make the best keto coconut flour pancakes step by step.
STEP 1: Mixing the Batter
Put the eggs into a bowl, whisk them.
Now add all the other ingredients, in no special order.
Whisk until the batter is blended thoroughly and smooth.
STEP 2: Cooking the Pancakes
Grease the skillet or griddle with some butter or coconut oil. Heat it up to medium low.
Even though you may want to turn it up higher. Keto coconut flour pancakes burn easily so resist the temptation to turn the heat up high.
Pour the batter into the pan or griddle in an approximate 4” circle.
Allow them to cook for 4-5 minutes until bubbles start to form in the middle of the pancake.
Remove the silicone mold, flip the pancakes and cook them on the other side which will take 2-3 minutes.
How to Know When Coconut Pancakes are Done?
When you make pancakes they always form air bubbles when they are cooking. Once the air bubbles start to form, that’s how you know when to flip them.
Then once you flip them they usually take about half the time for the 2nd half as they did for the first side.
For instance if the first side of the low carb coconut flour pancakes took 4 minutes then the second side will take about 2 minutes.
By keeping the burner on Low/Medium it will prevent the coconut pancakes from burning on one side. Once you flip them over you can always take a peak after a minute to check it out. If it is a golden tan color then it is done.
STEP 3: Topping and Eating
Once your coconut flour pancakes are done cooking, now it’s time to put your favorite toppings on them.
You can keep it simple with butter and maple syrup. You can also put some fruit or nuts on top, which happen to be my favorite!
And if you are a chocolate lover, chocolate chips on top of hot pancakes will soften slightly….mmm!
Best Tips for Coconut Flour Pancakes
If you have trouble making your keto pancakes with coconut flour round, then you can use a mold. Pour the batter in the mold about ¾ of the way up to the top. When you get ready to flip it over then pull the mold off before turning the pancake over.
You can also use cookie cutters in different shapes as your mold, which can be a nice treat for kids or a fancy way of making gluten-free coconut flour pancakes for brunch.
If you add a small amount of plain seltzer to the batter it can help make your keto coconut flour pancakes extra fluffy. If you add a little too much seltzer then add a touch more flour to get the desired consistency.
As much as you want to cook your coconut pancakes faster, resist the urge to turn the heat up on the stove or else you will burn them.
When you make the pancakes small they are easier to flip without breaking.
Making Extra Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancakes
There are a few things you can do if you feel that your coconut flour pancakes are not fluffy enough.
- Sometimes the brand of flour that you use makes a difference.
- Using only egg whites instead of the whole eggs.
- Beat your egg whites before mixing them into the batter.
- Mixing in a little plain seltzer can add some fluffiness to your pancakes.
How to Keep the Pancakes from Falling Apart?
- Make the pancakes small so they are easier to flip over without breaking.
- Use a thin spatula that you can easily slide underneath it so that it will be easier to flip.
- Do not turn them over until you see the bubbles forming so that the pancake will hold together better.
- Use a high quality coconut flour. I like Bob’s red mill.
Make Sure the Inside is Cooked
Don’t rush the cooking of the coconut flour pancakes by turning the heat too high or else you will get pancakes that are burnt on the outside but uncooked on the inside. Who wants to eat raw batter?
Best Size for Coconut Pancakes?
You can make coconut flour pancakes whatever size that you want to, but from our experience a 4-inch pancake is the best. That way it’s not too small or too big. If it’s too big, it becomes too hard to flip in one piece without falling apart.
Can You Substitute Coconut Flour for Regular Flour?
If you are on a low carb or keto diet you can’t eat regular flour and if you are gluten free you also can’t eat regular flour.
Thankfully you can substitute regular flour with coconut flour, but you are going to have to make some adjustments with the quantities. Coconut cannot be substituted at a 1 to 1 ratio with regular flour. One cup of regular flour gets substituted with ¼ cup of coconut flour.
Coconut flour is drier so you will have to add more moisture to deliver the same results. The recipe will require more liquid ingredients and more eggs so when you mix it up it expands properly. You will need to experiment a bit to find the right combination for your recipe.
Does Coconut Flour Spoil?
Everything we eat has an expiration date on it, and coconut flour is no different. It usually lasts about 12-15 months either in the refrigerator or at room temperature.
Coconut flour stays fresher if you keep it in an airtight container.
Diets This Recipe is Good For
- Gluten-free – These are gluten-free pancakes.
- Sugar-free – No sugar in our coconut pancakes.
- Dairy-free – We make these pancakes without any dairy in them.
- Paleo – Paleo acceptable ingredients.
- Nut-free – No nuts in these pancakes unless you want to add them in.
- Vegetarian – No animal products in these coconut pancakes.
- Vegan – By replacing the eggs with vegan egg substitutes.
How to Serve Low Carb Coconut Flour Pancakes?
There are so many things that you can use to top-off these coconut flour pancakes or serve with them. Think of your favorite breakfast foods and most of them go so well with pancakes. Here are a few ideas:
- Eggs, any style
- Maple Syrup
- Chocolate Chips
- Icing and sprinkles
- Whipped Cream
Best Syrup for Coconut Pancakes
Our neighbors make homemade maple syrup every year from the trees on our street. That by far is our favorite to top off our pancakes, but not the best for a low carb diet. However, you can choose whichever type of syrup that is your favorite.
We have a really good sugar free maple syrup recipe on our website that is low carb and Keto-friendly. It’s easy to make and only 0.1 net carbs per tablespoon. Store it in the refrigerator for several months for easy access when you feel like eating pancakes.
There are even sugar free syrups that you can buy. Aunt Jemima makes a good lite syrup and Careys makes a good sugar-free that is very light.
Another good choice for coconut pancakes is a fruity compote that you can make, for instance strawberry or blueberry. Just cook down the fresh fruit with some water and sweetener, regular sugar or low carb sweetener, which will form a great syrup for the coconut pancakes.
Making Ahead and Storing Options
Coconut flour pancakes are no different than any other kind of traditional pancakes. You can make the batter ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to cook them, for up to 1 week.
Storing cooked pancakes is an easy thing to do. Use an airtight plastic container to store them in the refrigerator, so that you can just take them out one at a time and heat it up.
How to Reheat Keto Coconut Flour Pancakes?
Reheating your leftover keto pancakes with coconut flour is very quick and easy to do.
Just put them in a toaster or toaster oven for a couple of minutes. Otherwise you can put them in the microwave for one minute.
Can You Freeze Coconut Pancakes?
Coconut flour pancakes freeze very well, just like all other pancakes as long as you wrap them properly to avoid freezer burn.
If you freeze each one in a Ziploc bag and then put all of the baggies in a plastic airtight container, you can take them out one at a time.
They will last at least 3 months in the freezer.
Tools to Use
- Mixing bowl – To mix the batter in.
- Whisk – To mix up the batter well.
- Non-stick Frying Pan – To cook the pancakes in.
Can I Buy a Premade Coconut Flour Pancake Mix?
One place for sure to buy coconut flour pancake mix is at vitacost.com. They are a company that sells vitamins, supplements, and health foods.
You can find just about anything on Amazon.com and this item for sure is available on their site.
These are just 2 places that I have seen this item and I’m sure that there are others.
Other Low Carb Pancake Recipes
If you’re in the mood for some other Keto-friendly pancake recipes, check out our:
- Keto Almond Flour Pancakes
- Fluffy Keto Pancakes
- Keto Pumpkin Pancakes
- Keto Blueberry Pancakes with Almond Flour
All of them are Keto-friendly and low carb, and will have your friends raving!Print
Pancakes are everyone’s favorite weekend breakfast treat, but these Coconut Flour Pancakes are so quick and easy to make that you can make them any day of the week. Just mix up the batter, keep it in the refrigerator and pour it onto your griddle for breakfast….it’s as quick as making a piece of toast. Just throw some butter or syrup on top and you are all set to eat!
- ¼ cup of Coconut Flour
- 3 Large Eggs
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- ⅛ tsp Salt
Mixing the Pancakes
- The first step in making this coconut pancake recipe is to put the eggs into a bowl and then whisk them.
- Now the next step is to add all of the other ingredients, in no special order.
- Whisk them all together until the batter is blended thoroughly.
Cooking the Pancakes
- The first thing to do is grease the skillet with coconut oil, butter or whatever other form of fat that you prefer.
- Heat it up to medium/low. Even though you may want to cook the coconut flour pancakes faster, resist the urge to turn it up high so that you do not burn the pancakes.
- Pour the batter in the griddle or skillet to form about a 4” round pancake.
- Allow them to cook for 4-5 minutes until bubbles start to form in the center of the pancake.
- Flip and repeat on the other side which will take about 2-3 minutes.
3 NET Carbs per coconut pancake.
If you want to make perfectly round pancakes then use a round mold. It works great. If you want to make the pancakes in different shapes, then you can use cookie cutters as a mold. This is a nice project to do with small kids.
Resist the urge to cook your pancakes on a higher temperature so that you do not burn them on the outside while being uncooked on the inside.
Making small sized pancakes will be easier to flip without breaking them.
Storing: Prepare the batter ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to a week, to use it at your convenience.
You can also store cooked coconut flour pancakes in the refrigerator for up to a week as long as you store them in an air-tight plastic container or ziploc bag.
Reheating: In order to reheat your low carb pancakes just pop them into the microwave for about 1 minute or the toaster/ toaster oven for a few minutes.
Freezing: These keto coconut flour pancakes will freeze well once they are cooked. Just be sure to wrap them properly so that they do not get freezer burn and they will last for about 3 months. If you wrap each one in separate plastic baggies and then put the baggies in an airtight container then it will be easy to take them out one at a time for a quick breakfast.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 5-7 minutes
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Frying
- Cuisine: American
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