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Coconut Flour Pancakes (Keto, Gluten-Free)

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These Coconut Flour Pancakes are delicious easy, healthy, fluffy keto-friendly pancakes made with coconut flour, 100% grain-free, paleo, and dairy-free.

Pancakes are an absolute staple on any breakfast table. They are so versatile, as pancakes can be made with Almond Flour, Zucchini, Pumpkin, or even Protein Powder.

What Are Coconut Flour Pancakes?

Coconut Flour Pancakes are like classic pancakes, but they are made with coconut flour, a low-carb flour rich in fiber and micronutrients.

Coconut flour is a little bit more challenging to work with than any other flour, so it’s essential to follow a proven recipe to make coconut flour pancakes.

Since these pancakes are made without any sugar, they are low-carb and keto-friendly

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How To Make Coconut Flour Pancakes

As their name suggests, Coconut Flour Pancakes are made with Coconut Flour.  This flour gives them a delicious taste and fluffy texture but without the carbs of regular all-purpose flour.

As a result, these pancakes are also gluten-free, nut-free, and grain-free for a very allergy-friendly weekend breakfast.

On top of that, this recipe is incredibly easy as you blend the ingredients in a blender.

So you don’t have to be on a keto diet to enjoy these!

How Is Coconut Flour Different?

Coconut Flour is a flour made of desiccated coconut ground very finely. Its coconut taste is very mild, so there’s no risk of overpowering the toppings.

It’s one of the best low-carb flours, but it’s so water-absorbent that it can be tricky to work with if you don’t follow a recipe to the letter.


You only need six wholesome ingredients to make these delicious keto pancakes. Let’s see how to pick them:

  • Coconut Flour – make sure you use fresh coconut flour with no lumps. For a perfect result, weigh the flour in grams (not cups) to ensure you have the exact amount required. Coconut flour is high in fiber, and if stored for long, it creates lumps.
  • Eggs 
  • Baking Soda – not baking powder!
  • Guar Gum – to thicken the pancakes.
  • Vanilla Essence – It’s optional, but it brings a delicious flavor.
  • Full-Fat Canned Coconut Milk – with a minimum of 18 grams of fat per 100 grams. No heavy cream needed.
  • Coconut Oil
  • Salt

Making Fluffy Pancakes

While some recipes require a specific order and timely stirring, this recipe is very simple.

All you have to do is to combine all the Coconut Flour Pancake ingredients into the jug of a blender, in any order. If you don’t have a blender, I have an option in the FAQ below!

Then blend on the high-speed setting for 30 seconds.

Stop blending, and scrape the sides of the jug to ensure that no flour is left behind.

Repeat that a few times until the ingredients are well combined, and the pancake batter is smooth, light, and fluffy.

Transfer the batter to a large bowl and get ready to cook the pancakes!

Step-by-step instructions on How to make the batter for Coconut Flour Pancakes

Cooking The Pancakes

Heat a high-quality pancake griddle or non-stick crepe pan on low-medium heat. Make sure your pan is good quality, or the pancakes will stick and break.

When the pan is hot, grease them with a touch of coconut oil or avocado oil on some paper towel.

Scoop the pancake batter with a measuring cup. Pour one tablespoon of batter per pancake.

You can easily cook several pancakes at once, provided your skillet is a 10-inch one or larger.

Make sure to leave enough space between each as they will slightly expand when cooking.

Let the coconut flour pancakes cook for 2 to 3 minutes on one side before sliding a spatula under them and flipping them.

You know they’re cooked when the sides are lightly brown, some bubbles form, and the center of the pancake is still moist but not as liquid as the uncooked batter.

Cook for another 30-45 seconds on the other side.

Store your cooked pancakes on a cooling rack while cooking the whole batch of 12 small pancakes.

Step-by-step instructions on How to cook Coconut Flour Pancakes

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Healthy Topping Suggestions

I usually don’t sweeten my pancake batter. Instead, I add some vanilla extract and add sweet toppings on top.

Sugar-free toppings that I recommend are:

  • Unsweetened Almond Butter or Peanut Butter – you can even make your own Natural Peanut Butter!
  • Combo of Fresh Berries like raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries, unsweetened.
  • A Liquid Sweetener made of Monk fruit sugar, no carbs, no sugar, like Sugar-Free Maple Syrup.
  • Shredded Coconut or coconut chips – I like to toast mine in a frying pan for a few minutes to add extra flavor.
  • Cinnamon – sprinkle some cinnamon to add a naturally sweet flavor.
  • Coconut Cream – a dollop of fresh whipped coconut cream with a few drops of vanilla stevia drops is delicious.
  • Fresh Fruit Slices – like banana, peach, or kiwi.
  • Cream Cheese or Greek Yogurt with chocolate chips for a bit more protein.
Coconut Flour Pancakes (Keto, Gluten-Free)

Storage Instructions

You can store your coconut flour pancakes in the refrigerator in an airtight container and rewarm them on the griddle the next day. You can also rewarm pancakes into the toaster.

Freeze them into freezer bags and defrost them just 30 minutes before breakfast. Rewarm as suggested above. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Store Coconut Flour Pancakes?

These keto coconut flour pancakes can be stored and cooked in the fridge for a day or two.
Rewarm them on the same griddle, in a bread toaster, or even in the microwave before serving.
You can also freeze them for up to 3 months in zip-lock bags or in an airtight container. Take them out of the freezer and thaw them on a hot griddle or in a toaster.

Can I Make This Recipe Without A Blender?

If you don’t have a blender, you can still make this recipe.
Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and use an electric beater to mix the batter until smooth.
You can also use a manual whisk but make sure to stir vigorously to remove any lumps.

Can I Make These Pancakes Rise More?

If you want to make them extra fluffy, add one teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar to the batter before blending it.

Can I Make It Without Eggs?

No, this recipe wouldn’t work without the eggs. They bring the texture that gluten brings to regular pancakes.
Try this Almond Flour Pancake recipe if you want a low-carb pancake recipe with fewer eggs.

Why Is The Coconut Flour Measurement In Grams?

Coconut Flour can have vastly different densities depending on the brand, and as a result, one cup of coconut flour can weigh anywhere between 90 grams and 120 grams.
If you use cups for the coconut flour in this recipe, you will have up to 30% more coconut flour weight than what I used!

Can I Substitute The Coconut Flour For Another Flour?

No, if you don’t have any coconut flour, you must use another recipe. Try my Almond Flour Pancakes, Zucchini Pancakes, or Dutch Baby Pancakes.

Can I Skip The Guar Gum?

Yes, you can. The recipe will still work, but the pancakes might be a little bit more fragile. Be careful when you flip them!

Can I Make These Vegan?

No, these low-carb pancakes can’t be made without eggs. If you don’t mind the carbs, you can try this vegan pancake recipe.

Can I Swap The Coconut Milk?

Yes, you can use almond milk instead of coconut milk to reduce the coconut flavors.

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Coconut Flour Pancakes (Keto, Gluten-Free)

Coconut Flour Pancakes

1.7gNet Carbs
These Coconut Flour Pancakes are low-carb, keto-friendly, easy, fluffy pancakes. made with 100% grain-free and dairy-free wholesome ingredients for only 1.7 grams of net carbs. 
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Yield: 12 pancakes
Serving Size: 1 small pancake
4.97 from 505 votes


  • 2.1 oz Coconut Flour (about 1/2 cup, weigh for better precision!)
  • ¼ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil melted + extra to grease the pan
  • 4 Eggs at room temperature
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk (minimum of 18g fat/100g) or heavy cream
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Xanthan Gum helps the batter hold better, highly recommended
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  • Add all the ingredients to the jug of a blender. The order doesn't matter, so feel free to add the ingredients in any order.
  • Blend on high speed for 30 seconds. Stop, scrape down the side and bottom of the blender – sometimes some coconut flour sticks to the bottom. Blend again for 15 seconds. 
  • Transfer the pancake batter into a medium bowl. Set aside 10 minutes to let the coconut flour fiber activate. The batter will slightly thicken.
  • Warm a pancake griddle until hot or as you would do for regular pancakes. Make sure you warm on low heat-medium heat to avoid burning the pancakes.
  • Lightly grease the griddle using a piece of absorbent paper covered with 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil or vegetable oil. 
  • Scoop 1 tablespoon of batter. This will make one pancake. Repeat, leaving a one-thumb space between each pancake as they will expand slightly on the hot griddle.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes on one side, you know it's cooked when the sides start to set and the center of the pancakes dries out. Be careful, the border must be set before flipping over, or they will be too fragile and break.
  • Slide a kitchen spatula under the pancake, flip over and cook for an extra 30-45 seconds. 
  • Store on a rack until all the pancake batter has been cooked. This recipe makes about 12 small pancakes.


  • Store in the fridge in an airtight container and rewarm on the griddle the next day. You can also rewarm pancakes into the toaster.
  • Freeze into reusable eco silicone bags and defrost 30 minutes before breakfast. Rewarm as suggested above. 
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Serving Size: 1 small pancake
Yield: 12 pancakes
Serving: 1small pancakeCalories: 58.3kcal (3%)Carbohydrates: 3.2g (1%)Fiber: 1.5g (6%)Net Carbs: 1.7gProtein: 2.6g (5%)Fat: 3.5g (5%)Saturated Fat: 2.2g (14%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.7gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 54.6mg (18%)Sodium: 131.5mg (6%)Potassium: 22.1mg (1%)Sugar: 0.6g (1%)Vitamin A: 79.2IU (2%)Vitamin B12: 0.1µg (2%)Vitamin D: 0.3µg (2%)Calcium: 33.4mg (3%)Iron: 0.4mg (2%)Magnesium: 1.9mgZinc: 0.2mg (1%)
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Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I have an Accredited Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness obtained in 2014 from Well College Global (formerly Cadence Health). I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

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  1. 5 stars
    I made these lovely pancakes and they were soooo yummy! I had some leftover homemade yogurt, which I swapped out for the milk. It worked out as a great substitute. Thanks

  2. 5 stars
    Back again! I made the recipe, using the coconut milk (as you advised), AND I also subbed psyllium husk (the same amount) for xanthan gum. The pancakes were delicious as I find all your recipes! They were thin – which is fine by me – but did NOT fall apart, & I did NOT find them to taste “eggy”, tho that wouldn’t bother me either! I love “breakfast food”! I even prefer this pancake recipe with coconut flour over your recipe with almond flour.

  3. I haven’t tried this yet but am wondering if I can substitute unsweetened ALMOND milk for the COCONUT milk ?! I do have both at home here, but lots more almond milk, & it has fewer carb grams, too.

  4. 5 stars
    I love this low carb pancake recipe! I just added an extra splash of vanilla to remove the eggy taste. Nevertheless, this tastes good!

    • I am sorry to hear that. Low carb/keto crepes are mainly made of eggs so yes you should expect the eg flavor and that is why it is not for everyone. Enjoy the other recipes on the blog, XOXO Carine

  5. Totally thrown off by everything provided in cups except coconut flour… which is in grams. I don’t keep a scale in my kitchen. The internet has a variety of interpretations. Sounds like maybe 1/2 a cup?

    • The recipe is in grams and oz (forUS) for precision. I am not providing this recipe in cp simply because too many people are having issue with the recipe measuring in cups. Cups are not precise and it is easy to add too much or too less flour. Coconut flour contains 10 times more fiber than other regular flour which means that a tiny variation of flour on this pancake recipe will make pancakes easily too wet or too dry. That is why this particular recipe is not provided in cups, Enjoy, XOXO Carine.

  6. 5 stars
    Hi, I attempted to make them today for my birthday breakfast, the butter turned out really thick so I baked it as muffins haha, still pretty good, but coconut milk should have been softened all together with oil 🙂

    • It is a thicker batter than regular pancakes but it is not as thick as muffin batter. May be you added guar gum and it thicken the batter too much, I don’t know and I am sorry you couldn’t enoy a good pancakes. Next time I would recommend thin the batter with 1 or 2 extra tablespoon coconut milk nd try to cook on your pancake pan. They are so fluffy and good! Happy to know we can make muffin with this tho ! Enjoy the recipes on the blog, XOXO Carine.

  7. 5 stars
    I just wanted to let you know that I made these today and they turned out really well. They tasted great and I can honestly say they are the best low carb pancakes I have tried

    • I am glad you love them! You may have some issue with your raising agent. Maybe add a bit more or make sure it is fresh from the store. Enjoy the keto recipes around here. XOXO Carine.

  8. 5 stars
    Hi i found the pancakes a bit eggie in flavour, but the kids loved them. Also used Flax Meal instead of gum (live in a small town, so not available), the texture came out fine.

  9. Hey caribe I tried one of your recipes and I loved it but I have
    Question about this one can use psyllium-husks rather than guar gum.
    Thank you in advance

    • I am not sure as I did not try this option. It may work. I would be happy to hear back from you if you give this a go! Enjoy the low carb recipes on the blog. XOXO Carine.

  10. was so very excited to finally see a low carb pancake recipe.. however that turned to sheer disappointment when I read the recipe as it has 3.4 g of fat.. Boo!! unfortunately, a year and half ago I had a triple bypass , finding out I have some major heart disease, as well as diabetes. So very limited fat and low carb!!! But I will tell you this recipe looks amazing!!!

    • I am sorry that you can’t make this recipe following your bypass surgery. I hope you are doing well and enjoy some recipe on the blog. XOXO Carine.

    • I have no idea, I never head of this ingredient before … if it has the same properties as guar gum I guess yes! Enjoy the low carb recipes on the blog. XOXO Carine.

    • You will have to use a different pancake recipe as this one is 100 % coconut flour base it will be a totally different recipe with different ratio if you use another flour. Sorry for that ! Enjoy the blog recipes, XOXO Carine.

  11. Can you repost the old version of the recipe? I thought it was great and didnt need guar gum which I definitely don’t keep in the cabinet

    • That is ok, the old recipe is simply this recipe without the guar gum. I added this extra ingredients for people who struggle baking with coconut flour, it makes the batter old very well together and no fail everytime. But if you are a good baker, follow the recipe as before, without guar gum and it will come out great. The other tweak I made to the updated recipe is to suggested canned coconut milk instead of almond milk but same here both will be fine, use your fav. I hope it helps. Enjoy the pancakes. XOXO Carine.

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