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Grain Free Coconut Flour Pancakes

June 28, 2017

Hundreds of food bloggers have covered the grain free pancake—giving it their own spin. Here I follow suit with Grain Free Coconut Flour Pancakes.

Grain Free Coconut Flour Pancakes

Summer mornings have gotten pretty predictable around here. We are on a breakfast rotation of Fried Breakfast Tomatoes with Eggs, Pumpkin Porridge (from this book) and Grain Free Coconut Flour Pancakes.

As with singers and the hymn Amazing Grace, hundreds of food bloggers have covered the grain free pancake—giving it their own spin. Here I follow suit.

Achieving Golden Pancake Perfection

In this rendition of Grain Free Coconut Flour Pancakes I have added a touch of cane sugar. Pure maple syrup works great, too. However, I don’t use honey in this recipe and here’s why.

Over the years I have observed that depending on the amount of egg in a pancake recipe, pancakes can benefit from the addition of specific sweeteners to the batter.

If you have a pancake recipe that just doesn’t achieve golden perfection, add a tablespoon or two of honey. If you have a recipe that browns too much, use cane sugar or maple syrup. In my experimentation, I have found that sugar and maple syrup don’t caramelize as much as honey does—and that’s what gives a pancake it’s golden kiss. Pancakes heavier on the egg, as in this recipe, achieve their golden hue in-part from the eggs.

Egg Free Pancake Recipes

Don’t do eggs? For the many years my son couldn’t. Here are some trusted gluten free, dairy free and egg free pancake I have made time and time again.

Grain Free Pancakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 13 minutes

Yield: 20-24 3-inch pancakes

Grain Free Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup tapioca flour or starch
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar (or maple syrup for Paleo)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder (or 2 teaspoons baking powder for Paleo)
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons oil (I use avocado)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat griddle to 375F.
  2. Whisk dry ingredients in large bowl.
  3. Whisk wet ingredients in a medium bowl.
  4. Add wet ingredient to dry ingredients and whisk just until smooth.
  5. Let stand 5 minutes (coconut flour will absorb liquid and batter will thicken).
  6. Gently scoop batter by 2 tablespoons full onto hot griddle and gently spread to form 3-inch pancakes (Tip: use a 2 tablespoon cookie dough scoop)
  7. Cook 1-1/2 minutes on each side.
  8. Serve.
https://www.floandgrace.com/grain-free-coconut-flour-pancakes/

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Amanda June 28, 2017 at 4:28 pm

These look delicious. I’ve never had much luck with coconut flour and pancakes, but these look so yummy I’m going to give it another try!

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Alexa June 28, 2017 at 7:23 pm

Amanda, I hope you do. I was very pleased with these 🙂

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Chrystal @ Gluten-Free Palate June 28, 2017 at 5:21 pm

Those pancakes look perfect and fluffy!

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Alisa Fleming June 28, 2017 at 9:48 pm

Not only do these look amazingly fluffy, but I also love that beautiful light hue – so inviting. I’ve been leery with coconut flour after so many failed recipes (or I guess they weren’t failed – they just weren’t good!). But everything from your kitchen, Alexa, is always spot on, so I know these must be good!

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Alexa June 29, 2017 at 2:41 pm

Coconut flour can be tricky. Eggs are typically a must. Probably why it works so well in this recipe and others like it.

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Lindsay Cotter June 29, 2017 at 12:40 pm

These pancakes look so light and fluffy like they’ll just melt in your mouth! Great tips on achieving that golden pancake perfection! These would be a delicious breakfast to wake up to!

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Alexa June 29, 2017 at 2:41 pm

Thanks Lindsay!

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Katherine June 29, 2017 at 6:35 pm

These look so fluffy! I can’t wait to make them for my family 🙂

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Alexa June 29, 2017 at 8:29 pm

I hope you do! 🙂

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Jessica @Nutritioulicious June 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm

These look so light and fluffy! Never would have guessed they were grain free!

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Alexa June 29, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Thanks you Jessica. Love your site!

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Kristina @ Love & Zest June 29, 2017 at 9:25 pm

These look amazing! They look so light and fluffy! I would have never known they were grain free! I have to try this out this weekend for breakfast!

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Sarah June 30, 2017 at 9:08 am

They look so fluffy! I can’t say I’ve ever seen grain free pancakes look so fluffy, can’t wait to try these.

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Jordan July 1, 2017 at 10:26 am

I’m always looking for new pancake recipes to try. These seriously look next level. SO fluffy!

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Whitney July 1, 2017 at 12:16 pm

Could you reduce the water amount and possibly use it for waffles?

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Alexa July 2, 2017 at 9:42 pm

Hi Whitney, it is worth a try. I just may give it a go and will report back if I do 🙂

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Andie Thueson July 3, 2017 at 4:19 pm

You had me at Pancakes! These look so like and fluffy – pure perfection! I cannot wait to try them 🙂

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Alexa July 5, 2017 at 4:48 pm

Hi Andie, seeing these rise on the griddle and maintain that rise made me so happy!

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Maria July 5, 2017 at 3:37 pm

I know cooking the coconut flour can be a bit tricky, these look so fluffy and delicious!

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Alexa July 5, 2017 at 4:47 pm

Yes, it can be 🙂 But when it’s used right it can’t be beat. Love all the good fiber!

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dawn July 9, 2017 at 4:31 pm

Came across this recipe this week and saved it. Today I made these. I’ve tried a fair number of “healthier” gluten free pancake recipes. These actually are fluffy. Which seems amazing. My husband said they were by far the best I’ve made thus far. “Not like those hockey pucks you used to make.” Hahaha. He puts up with a lot of food experiments. I could tell they had coconut flour and a higher egg count but it wasn’t overwhelming either. Thank you for the recipe! This is a keeper.

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Alexa July 11, 2017 at 12:53 pm

Hi Dawn, I am so happy! Thank you for taking the time to share your success. I really appreciate it! I love that you are an experimenter. I bet you can’t make the same recipe twice, ha!. I can’t 🙂 … well except for this one.

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Maggie July 19, 2017 at 6:33 am

We LOVE these! Thanks for a great recipe Lex. Hope you and the family are doing well. xo

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Alexa July 20, 2017 at 12:53 pm

Love finding these kinds of comments in my inbox! Thank you Maggie!!

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