My Favorite Grain-Free Coconut Flour Pancakes

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When we ditched the grains years ago, pancakes were one of the foods my kids missed most. I lost no time trying to figure out a healthy grain-free pancake recipe that could fill the void. After many (sometimes failed) kitchen experiments, we settled on these coconut flour pancakes as our new Sunday morning pancake recipe.

We rotate these pancakes with our favorite almond flour pancake recipe for variety. Both are a great choice and have about equal flavor and fluffiness (although admittedly are more dense than regular pancakes).

We’ve seen so many health improvements that we won’t be going back to the traditional version any time soon. Besides, they’re delicious!

Coconut Flour Pancakes for a Crowd (Paleo & Low Carb)

As I said, I tried a lot of different types of pancakes in my quest to develop a grain-free pancake recipe. I tried sweet potato pancakes, almond flour pancakes, and several different variations of coconut flour pancakes. Eventually, I realized that the recipe was right in front of me. I found I could make my coconut flour apple cinnamon muffins recipe into pancakes with very few changes!

This recipe makes 12 pancakes which may not sound like a lot, but thanks to the healthy fat, protein, and fiber from coconut flour and eggs, you don’t need to eat a stack of pancakes to be full.

I often double the recipe and keep some in the fridge for an easy on-the-go snack for the kids. (This works especially well because the pancakes are a little sweet on their own thanks to the applesauce and optional honey. No maple syrup needed!)

These guys also make pretty good “bread” for a breakfast sandwich. Add a fried egg and bacon for a delicious combo of slightly sweet and savory.

Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Pancakes: What to Expect

The batter for these pancakes is pretty different from traditional pancake batter, but it turns out great in the end. Don’t worry if it seems too thick or doesn’t bubble the way regular pancake batter does. I scoop the batter with a ¼ cup measure and then use the bottom of it to spread the pancakes out a little bit.

These pancakes also take a little longer to cook than regular pancakes, so don’t rush them. They’re ready to flip when the spatula will slide underneath without them falling apart. (Look for the bottom to be nicely browned). To speed up the cooking process, I suggest using a griddle so you can make more at one time. And make sure you grease it with butter or coconut oil between batches.

Toppings and Variations

Sometimes we add different mix-ins like bananas, blueberries, or even a few chocolate chips for some fun pancake variations! If you just love drizzling something on your pancakes, skip the honey in the recipe and give this wild blueberry maple syrup a try.

Coconut Flour Pancakes Recipe

Grain-free coconut flour pancakes that are packed with protein for a healthy and filling breakfast.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Calories 64kcal
Author Katie Wells


12 pancakes



  • In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients together with a blender, whisk, or immersion blender and let sit 5 minutes to thicken.
  • Fold in mix-ins like fresh blueberries if desired.
  • Heat a large skillet or pancake griddle.
  • Grease skillet or griddle with 1 tablespoon coconut oil or butter.
  • Use a ¼ cup measure to scoop batter onto cooking surface, using the bottom of the measure to spread the pancakes out a little.
  • Cook approximately 3-4 minutes per side until it is browned on the bottom and easy to flip. These do take a little longer than “regular” pancakes, so don’t rush them!
  • Grease skillet or griddle with additional butter or coconut oil as needed between batches.
  • Top with butter (it makes everything better!) or ghee and enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Coconut Flour Pancakes Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 pancake)
Calories 64 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 142mg6%
Potassium 39mg1%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • This recipe makes twelve 4-inch pancakes
  • Make this recipe without the cinnamon for a great breakfast sandwich bread 

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This coconut flour pancakes recipe is made with coconut flour and eggs for a healthy and filling breakfast that is grain free.

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


152 responses to “My Favorite Grain-Free Coconut Flour Pancakes”

  1. Muriel Fahrion Avatar
    Muriel Fahrion

    5 stars
    Just tried these out. There are 3 of us and we used the full recipe. One member used butter and Maple syrup, another topped with ghee and I topped with honey yogurt. All had second helpings. We did not have to add any more coconut flour. Since we use a cast iron griddle we turned the gas stove to a lower setting (3).

  2. Shaz Avatar

    5 stars
    I’ve tried several different healthy pancake recipes but this one is beyond delicious !! An absolute keeper for sure. Yes they are difficult to flip & if u leave them to cook longer so it’s easier to flip , they start to look like they’ve charred BUT they aren’t actually charred tasting. Could you pls PLSS post the macros of this amazing recipe , PLSS !!

  3. Franciska Avatar

    What can be substituted for the eggs? I am currently doing a Daniel cleanse which does not allow me any animal products.

  4. Amy C. Avatar

    Trying to make these, first time. Usually we use greek yogurt. Would I use the same amount as the applesauce or is that too much moisture. Thanks. I love your recipes!

  5. Amber Avatar

    4 stars
    These turned out wonderful! I put a lid on top of the pan and set the heat to very low. I also made them silver dollar size! Texture and taste were wonderful!

  6. Mary Beth Avatar
    Mary Beth

    4 stars
    I preferred these to the almond version 🙂 And so did my 2 year old. The batter was trickier to work with, but I’m slowly learning how these different flours work! I burnt a few, before I got it right. I had to add some almond milk to thin it out because they were too thick to cook evenly without burning (maybe my eggs were smaller?).

  7. Jennie Avatar

    I followed the recipe and they just keep falling apart. I’ve tried frying them on a high heat, a low heat, more batter less batter?

  8. Lacey Avatar

    I made these pancakes last night and they were tasty. Added chopped strawberries and topped with honey. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. Laura Avatar

    Followed the recipe perfectly and same as others…..impossible to flip and burned no matter how small or how low the temp.

  10. Samantha Avatar

    5 stars
    Oh my! So delicious 🙂 Whipped these up this morning while I was waiting for a “pizza quiche” to finish baking and loved them! My husband was really impressed. I realize this post is quite old, but thank you for something satisfying and delicious! 🙂

  11. Anna Pry Avatar
    Anna Pry

    5 stars
    Thanks for this recipe!! I had almost given up on healthier pancakes. Whipped this up in my vitamix using two small apples and one banana, no honey, a little extra coconut oil to thin it out and they were just right. Made them 2 days in a row so far 🙂

  12. Melissa Avatar

    I used a cup of greek yogurt instead of applesauce and used agave syrup instead of honey. I recommend adding the melted coconut oil to the mix last so it doesn’t solidify. I found the tip about putting a lid on the pan helpful – it made the flip less messy. I also found a lowertemp prevented burning. My daughter had seconds, so they must have been good!

  13. rachel Avatar

    Hello! How much honey do you recommend using in these coconut flour pancakes?

  14. Ellen Avatar

    I make them silver dollar style to avoid this. When they’re that small, you can just quickly shove a thin spatula under them and avoid having to wait for bubbles, etc. They cook quicker due to their small size and can be flipped really quickly.

  15. Dan Avatar

    Tried this today after my fiancée had no luck using her recipe. At first the pancakes burned, my second one I made a bit smaller and set timers for flipping, at the same time saw no bubbles, went to flip at the 2 min mark, still burned. Tried a third, and flipped as soon as I noticed I could get underneath it, but the batter on top went everywhere. I’m following the instructions to the letter and have Zero success.

  16. Jessica Avatar

    5 stars
    I just wanted to say that I ran out of applesauce today and used 2 small mashed avocado and 1/4 cup of water and it worked fine. They just weren’t as sweet.

  17. Sandy Avatar

    I just found an almond flour pancake recipe that I love. I’d like to try coconut flour now. Can you explain why the flour to egg ratio is so much different when you use coconut flour? The almond flour recipe uses 1 1/2 cup almond flour to 3 eggs.

  18. Adriana Avatar

    5 stars
    I made these pancakes several times and as soon as I changed coconut flour brand is just a disaster. What am I doing wrong?

  19. Melissa Avatar

    Does the 1/4 cup of coconut oil go in the batter? How about the honey? Making these tomorrow ????

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