Coconut flour pancakes

Remember the pancake Sunday series from last fall? Let’s consider this another addition to the series, just a day late.

Had I known how deliciously amazing these were going to turn out I would’ve made them on Saturday so some of you could actually enjoy them yesterday, but I honestly had low expectations. Coconut flour scares me. I’ve made cookies with them before but that was someone else’s recipe. I figured the first time I experimented with the flour on my own was sure to be a total flop. Somehow the pancake gods were in my favor though because these were delicious! They might actually be my favorite in the entire pancake Sunday series.

I used Katie and Cait’s recipes as inspiration and I’m definitely glad those girls attempted this first because if it wasn’t for their description of how thick the batter was going to be, I probably would’ve chucked it before the first batch even came off the pan.

These will look like hockey pucks when cooking. Pay no attention, they turn out delicious.

They’re doughy, almost like an under baked cake inside and have just enough coconut flour in them to enjoy the flavor without the weird dryness or chalkiness that can sometimes happen when baking with it.

I topped the cakes with an almond butter/coconut butter sauce that I literally licked clean out of the bowl.

Saturday I stayed in pajamas all day watching TV and eating popcorn shrimp. Sunday I was shoving my face in bowls. It’s obviously high class around here on the weekends. Although, I did finally get dressed on Sunday around 2pm and make my way out of the house for the first time in about 48 hours. We went to Best Buy, Five Guys for lunch/dinner and the grocery store. Woohoo.

I know it’s Monday. I know it’s probably 6 more days until most of you will make pancakes for breakfast again unless you’re some morning superstar, but these are worth the wait. I promise.

You + coconut flour…make it a date on Sunday.

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Coconut Flour Pancakes
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Doughy, coconut flavored pancakes.
Recipe type: breakfast, pancakes
Serves: 2-3
  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ¾ tablespoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1¼ cup almond milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 5-6 tablespoons water
  • 1-2 tablespoons butter, for greasing the pan
Coconut Almond Butter Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk together until just incorporated. Dough will be pretty thick.
  2. Heat a pancake griddle or pan over medium high heat. Add a small pat of butter to pan and pour batter in about ¼ cup measurements onto pan. You might have to shape or flatten the dough into pancake shape.
  3. Cook for about 2 minutes per side.
Coconut Almond Butter Sauce
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Microwave for 30-40 seconds.
  3. Stir/mix until creamy.


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  1. 1

    These look so yummy and fluffy and the sauce – oy, the sauce! I’m making a date for these for tomorrow!!

  2. 2

    Oh man these look good. Bookmarked!

  3. 3

    coconut flour?? wow, i’ve never heard of it. i guarantee you I won’t be able to find it at a store around me. I’ve never seen it on the shelf’s already hard enough to find cake flour! sheesh! these look fluffy and delicious :) and that SAUCE! wow!! delicious :) you should just fedex me some so i don’t have to be stressed out looking for coconut flour haha

    • 4

      I found coconut flour in natural food store it cost about $10.50, I went to look for cocoa nibs and found it in this store.

  4. 5

    I freaking love pancakes. Mike hates them, so, lately, whenever we go out to breakfast I order pancakes. It seems silly to make them for just one person if we’re at home.

  5. 6

    Ooooh heck yes. Aren’t they just delicious?! I am head over heals for coconut flour.

  6. 7

    I’ve been loving coconut flour recently! It’s extra wonderful mixed in to green yogurt with a bit of cocoa powder. Try it!

  7. 9

    I’ve never cooked with coconut flour– but these look like something I need to try!!

  8. 10

    Haha – I love all the pancake pics along the bottom in your “related posts.” So much warm, fluffy goodness!

  9. 11

    I’ve had a bag of coconut flour sitting in my kitchen for months and had no idea what to do with it (the texture is a little odd). I can’t wait to give this recipe a try! Maybe I’ll be extra ambitious and make pancakes during the week…or more likely I’ll bookmark this for Saturday. :)

  10. 12

    You are the pancake queen!! I would love to try coconut flour. I have been using oat flour for all of mine but I am on the quest for alternatives! Thans for sharing! Now my mouth is watering at work!

  11. 13

    WIsh I had a stack right now!

  12. 14

    Haven’t heard of coconut flower. I am sure I won’t find any here, in Fort Smith, AR. But I so want to try these pancakes… I think I am making a trip to the closest WF. Your photos are outstanding, by the way!

  13. 17

    Coconut Flour! Yummm. These look so good and I am down for anything coconut!

  14. 18

    Yum! These look wonderful – I love the idea of coconut pancakes! I bet they would be great with a fruit salad.


  15. 21

    this makes me want to try out some different pancakes. I’ve been lazy lately and just been making either banana or blueberry. I need to switch it up some because not a weekend passes that I don’t have pancakes!

  16. 22

    I’ve never even heard of coconut flour, so excited to try these!

  17. 23

    These look amazing! I haven’t had pancakes in aaaages, I think I wore them out over summer and autumn… having them every other day will definitely do that to you! ;D But these are tempting me back into my pancake devouring ways!! :)

  18. 24

    So it’s like an oatcake batter? I can handle that!!

  19. 25

    Ages ago I made vegan/GF pancakes and used coconut flour and almond meal in them. The batter was SO THICK. Anything with coconut flour gets even thicker and then I had chia seeds in mine. Holy moly it was thick.

    These look great & a good way to use up the ton of coconut flour I have!

  20. 26

    Those look awesome! I really need to get some coconut flour!

  21. 27

    Those pancakes look heavenly!

  22. 28

    Mmm…coconut. Could coconut pancakes be coconut waffles. I am and always shall be a waffle fan.

    • 29
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      Ohhh, I don’t know! But I might have to try that out soon because I love waffles too. If you try it let me know.

  23. 30

    Woohoo! I’m so glad you made them and loved them! You just made me want to eat them all over again! Love the photos ;)

  24. 31

    omg, yum!! i am obsessed with coconut milk and coconut oil but have never heard of coconut flour. how exciting! cannot wait to try these!

  25. 32

    These look so fluffy and yummy. This is my first time visiting your blog and your food looks amazing :)

  26. 33

    I love making (and eating) different kinds of pancakes. These are a new one for me and they look great!

  27. 34

    I’ve never cooked with coconut flour before – these look delicious! I love doughy pancakes :)

  28. 35

    I am always soooo nervous to cook with coconut flour – it’s very temperamental!

  29. 36

    I’m literally drooling. I really regret not picking up coconut flour last time I was at the store. I’m so used to rubbing coconut oil on my legs that I forget how amazing it is to cook with!!

    • 37
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      How does it work as a moisturizer? I’ve been thinking about trying it out because I currently spend a fortune on face moisturizer creams and I swear they don’t work! At least I could still use the coconut oil for cooking if it doesn’t pan out!

  30. 39

    These look delicious! I have a big jar full of coconut flour, and now I know what I’m going to do with it! Thanks for the recipe!

  31. 40

    I have coconut flour in my pantry and I have yet to use it. I was thinking pancakes, hmm, maybe this Saturday I’ll try your recipe. They look delish and I love the almond butter and coconut sauce.

  32. 42

    These look divine! I gotta make’em stat!

  33. 43

    I stumbled upon this recipe/blog from google while looking for something to make with my coconut flour. I have made them two times since then (and am actually eating some now, I’ve saved the left over batter in the fridge) and they are delicious!


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