This coconut flour pancakes recipe was first published in June of 2010, and since then we’ve made these pancakes probably hundreds of times (I’m not exaggerating).

Almost every Saturday morning, we make a big batch, usually double the recipe, and have pancakes together. Then, the kids like to have the leftovers with sun butter or peanut butter and fruit spread – favorites are bilberry, strawberry, and apricot – throughout the week (links are to the ones we buy).

So I figured it was time for an update! Prettier (and pinnable) photos, and an easy-to-print recipe. If you enjoy the new version of this post, with the same delicious coconut flour pancakes recipe, I hope you’ll share it on Facebook or Pinterest to spread the word!

gluten free good morning perfect paleo coconut flour pancakes


Back in October 2009, I shared Perfect Primal Waffles with you — and hopefully you’ve made and enjoyed them!

We’ve eaten them tons of times, when we make a bigger/more complicated brunch on the weekends. But often we want pancakes, and guess what! The recipe works perfectly.

Also Note:  If you make a big batch of these coconut flour pancakes, you can freeze them for later. Just be sure to freeze in a single layer before popping them into a freezer bag, so that they won’t stick together.

You can thaw them overnight in the fridge, or warm them in the microwave (on 50% power) or oven from frozen if you forget.

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gluten free good morning perfect paleo coconut flour pancakes
Coconut Flour Pancakes (Fluffy Paleo Pancakes!)
We've been making these fluffy Gluten-Free Coconut Flour Paleo Pancakes every Saturday for years. They're easy, delicious, and really sustaining.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Paleo
Servings: 18
Author: Emily Chapelle
  • 6 eggs
  • 6 Tbsp milk (almond or coconut milk works fine too and we've even used water in a pinch)
  • Splash vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup or honey optional
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 6 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup melted virgin coconut oil
  1. Mix all of the ingredients together. I’ve found that adding the oil after everything else is combined works best to get the right texture. We used to use our stand mixer for this, but now we use our Vitamix 750 and the results are better than ever. I HIGHLY recommend using a high speed blender if you have one.
  2. Let the batter stand about 5 minutes so the coconut flour can absorb everything the way it likes to.
  3. Mix one more time.
  4. Cook pancakes over medium-low heat on a cast iron griddle brushed with just a little more coconut oil, or in a skillet. They take a little longer than regular flour pancakes do, but don’t be tempted to turn up the temperature – you’ll just end up burning them! Slow and low heat is better for coconut flour.
  5. Flip when you notice little bubbles starting to pop up in the batter.
  6. Finish cooking on the other side until the coconut flour pancakes are fluffy and set.

Our Fluffy Paleo Coconut Flour Pancakes are great with honey butter, maple syrup, jam, nut butter, warmed fruit, or just about any other topping you can imagine. Don’t tell, but sometimes I made dark chocolate ganache to top them with.

These skillet apples (no sugar, and SO EASY) are another great topping we’ve really enjoyed.

So go wild! Let me know what you decide to top yours with!

Perfect tallow-fried breakfast potatoes are awesome on the side. You really should give them a shot too!


gluten free good morning perfect paleo coconut flour pancakes

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  1. 5 stars
    Making my he batter into waffles tonight😁I use it as my go to pancakes and leftovers cuz I always double the batch is sandwich bread . Love this recipe just as it is or sometimes I add a mashed banana and 2 extra tablespoons of coconut flour for banana pancakes.

  2. I’m planning to use your pancake recipe that makes 18; however, I only am preparing for 1 & do not know what the amount should be used for the ingredients. Do you have recipe for smaller serving? Thank you fof your response.

  3. Hi Tom. I had the same issue, so I did as ReganLynne noted above and added more flour. It came out perfect! I hope you try it again 🙂

  4. […] yawn worthy…or I spent too much time yawning, not sure what the deal was. Quick breakfast of coconut pancakes and bacon before heading out to the farmer’s market, co-op and Trader Joe’s. Home for […]

  5. These are the only pancakes I make at the moment. The only ones I could find that tasted half decent and they’re delicious!

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  7. thank you! thank you! I am trying to put together some grain free recipes and your site is a godsend. Thanks again!

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  9. I’ve tried several coconut flour pancake recipes before, and these have the best texture – by far. Loved them.

  10. I just got some coconut flour and wanted to try making pancakes with it. I tried this recipe and ultimately made a few modifications. First, I blended everything except the flour and oil in the blender to make it smooth. Then I added the coconut flour and oil and waited 5 minutes. The batter was really thin so I added a little more flour. In the end, 9 tablespoons flour made the batter just right. I will definitely make these again.

  11. It would be great if you could put the number of servings on your recipes (even nutritional stats would be neat). But servings a good plus. I’m wondering the number of servings on your crackers and your gluten-free, grain-free pumpkin bread.

  12. I’ve been wanting to try some coconut flour pancakes, but couldn’t decide on a recipe… I trust your recipes, so I think this will be the one! I’ll be making them this weekend. =]

  13. Ever since you talked about using these as sammich bread, I’m jonesing to try them! As soon as the husband is paid, I’m getting some coconut flour. We’ve been talking about going gluten-free for a little bit to see if it helps us – I get headaches and he’s been feeling sluggish.

  14. Just wanted to say that I made these once I received my coconut flour this past weekend and they are the JAM! Thanks for posting. I will be using again and again!

  15. I tried these pancakes last weekend and they were fantastic! My family said they liked them better than regular pancakes. Yay coconut!

  16. Yes, I'm sure… I make it all the time just as written. I'm wondering if

    maybe you're using a coarser or finer coconut flour, or if you live in an

    area with more humidity (humidity is almost 0 here in California's central

    valley)… and if those things might affect how your batter turns out. Sorry

    it's not working out for you!

  17. Going to try these out this morning. We have some lovely berries and maybe some yoghurt on top too.

  18. Is this recipe right? Sure doesn't seem to be. I followed it precisely and it came out as the most runny batter I've ever worked with. Far more runny than a crepe batter which caused it to run all over the place on my griddle. Not even a nonstick pan could make a decent pancake. I'm all about finding a great Paleo/Primal pancake recipe but have struck out thus far.

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