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Coconut Flour Pancakes

Doughy coconut flour pancakes with a coconut almond butter sauce are a simply delicious way to enjoy a pancake breakfast.

*This post was originally published 1/23/2012. The content and photographs below have been updated.

Doughy coconut flour pancakes with a coconut almond butter sauce are a simply delicious way to enjoy a pancake breakfast.

These coconut flour pancakes are an old recipe.

Six years old in fact, originally published this month back in 2012.

Usually, I leave the original text and just write a blurb about it being updated but this post was a hot mess of broken links and nonsense doing absolutely no justice to this wonderfully delicious stack of breakfast carbs.

So, I’ll try to do better for my first post in 2018.

Speaking of, Happy New Year!

I would’ve called 2017 a great year until the last 45 days of it happened. Between losing our beloved Ginger, two trips to the ER for Ulysses, being sick myself for a week leading up to Christmas and seeing no family at all for the holiday because we were stuck at home while Ulysses worked Christmas Eve weekend, Christmas and New Years yesterday (his schedule is the absolute worst), I was happy to see the year go.

That said, we brought Holly home 2 weeks ago so 2018 is already looking up (especially now that the housebreaking accidents have let up! *knocks on wood*).

Not to mention, I’ll be back in Cabo, my happy place in 28 days soaking up that much needed Mexican sun and wearing something other than sweatpants.

Trips to Barbados for my birthday in April and a bucket list trip to Peru in June are also happening this year. 

It’s going to be a great year of travel and hopefully a great year of eats on the Running to the Kitchen front.

Spelt and coconut flour combine to make the perfect doughy and moist pancake breakfast.

I decided to kick things off with one of my favorite from scratch pancake recipes that was hiding deep underneath horrible pictures in the archives back when coconut flour was still a relatively newish ingredient in the healthy food blogging world.

I remember researching these pancakes wanting to use the brand new bag of coconut flour I had acquired but knowing it was a bit trickier than most flours out there.

I think this pancake recipe was only experiment 1 or 2 and it definitely set me up with a false sense of confidence in the coconut flour world.

These coconut flour pancakes have a wonderfully doughy, moist texture perfect for a healthy weekend breakfast all year round.

Don’t get me wrong, these coconut flour pancakes are perfection.

But, I got lucky.

There have been many coconut flour recipe fails that came after this that put me back in my place.

Maybe it was beginners luck, maybe it was the fact that pancakes are a little more forgiving than other baked goods.

Regardless though, I’ll take it because this stack is a definite favorite.

Put these coconut flour pancakes on your weekend breakfast plans, you won't regret it!

These pancakes are special enough (it’s the nutmeg) to feel fancier than your usual weekend breakfast stack but easy enough to make them your go-to recipe.

More pancake favorites: Banana Nutmeg Pancakes (<–a serious favorite if you have some extra time and want to make a really special spread), Apple Carrot Cake Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Topping or, Blueberry Avocado Pancakes (<– healthy fats and superfruit filled).

They’re doughy and moist, not as fluffy as a normal buttermilk diner pancake but not dense either (basically that sweet in-between spot). Very similar to cassava flour pancakes actually.

If that kind of texture is your thing and you’re into the sourdough baking – you must try these easy sourdough pancakes too!

If you serve these coconut flour pancakes with the coconut almond butter sauce in the recipe, you’re sure to fall in love because it’s seriously finger-lickingly delicious.

Topped with a creamy coconut almond butter sauce, these coconut flour pancakes are a delicious start to the day.

When I made these recently to re-photograph, Ulysses asked if he could have some (you know you’re a food blogger’s spouse when you ask before you eat…everything) and I turn around 10 minutes later after cleaning up to him polishing off 8 of these.


This from the guy who prefers Trader Joe’s toasted coconut pancake mix to pretty much every pancake I’ve ever made.

Now that I typed that, these are actually slightly similar in taste to those.

A careful mix of coconut and spelt flours results in a perfectly moist, doughy pancake stack everyone will love.

While I love these coconut flour pancakes, I have SO MANY pancake recipes on this site it’s really hard to choose a favorite. 

I think I’ll put these at the top of the list for the “alternative flour pancake” recipes.

I just made that category up btw, it’s not really a thing but some others that would fall into it would be these pineapple buckwheat pancakes and these cinnamon raisin oat bran pancakes.

Of course, you can’t forget these protein pancakes either for that group. Not only do they use almond flour and buckwheat flour, they’ve got 30g of protein per serving!

A few extra minutes to make these coconut flour pancakes from scratch are well worth it once you take the first bite!

I don’t ever make resolutions in the New Year but I think I’m going to make a concerted effort to include these coconut flour pancakes in my weekend plans as much as possible in 2018.

That’s a guarantee of good year to come!

Pair a stack with these homemade ground chicken sausage patties for a protein boost and this breakfast will keep you going for hours!

Coconut Flour Pancakes

Coconut Flour Pancakes

Yield: 12 pancakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Doughy coconut flour pancakes with a coconut almond butter sauce are a simply delicious way to enjoy a pancake breakfast.



  • 1 cup spelt flour (*see note)
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 3/4 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk of any kind (if using nut milk, use unsweetened)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Coconut Almond Butter Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut butter
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk of any kind



  1. Whisk together flours, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a medium bowl.
  2. Whisk together remaining wet ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until combined.
  4. Heat a pancake griddle or pan over medium heat. Grease your pan with desired fat and spoon batter in about 1/4 cup measurements onto pan forming a circular pancake shape. 
  5. Cook for about 2-3 minutes per side.

Coconut Almond Butter Sauce

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Microwave for about 20 seconds.
  3. Stir until creamy and smooth.


*I've also used oat flour and einkorn all-purpose flour successfully.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 416Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 396mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 7gSugar: 12gProtein: 15g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.


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Jen @ sweetgreenkitchen

Monday 8th of January 2018

I'm so excited to try these pancakes and you already answered my question, oat flour is the option for me! I also love making my own coconut flour from the pulp of making homemade coconut milk, which I haven't made for a while, I guess it's time to make some coconut milk and coconut flour pancakes, yum!

Charlotte | Sweet Sundays

Sunday 7th of January 2018

It took my husband a while to get to the 'ask before you eat' stage but we're finally there! I made brownies yesterday and the first thing he said when he saw them come out of the oven was: let me know when you are done photographing them.

I've never baked with coconut flour (only coconut sugar) but I love the look of them so I'm definitely going to add these to my breakfast rotation.

Jennifer Farley

Wednesday 3rd of January 2018

You're reminding me that I haven't used coconut flour in ages! These look like the perfect way to break out my bag.

Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen

Tuesday 2nd of January 2018

Sounds like you've got a busy year planned Gina! Wish I had a few of those trips in my future! Love these pancakes. I tried making coconut flour pancakes a few months back and they were a total bust. I'll definitely need to try your recipe! Happy New Year!

Natasha @ Salt & Lavender

Tuesday 2nd of January 2018

I'm glad that 2017 ended with Holly at least. :) She is very cute. I'm enjoying all the IG stories with her. These pancakes look awesome. I am new to using coconut flour, and it definitely is tricky, I've found out. Maybe I will give these a go!

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