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Low-carb Coconut Flour Pancakes – Keto & Gluten-free

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4.87 from 293 votes
By Carine - - 44 Comments

Low-carb coconut flour pancakes are delicious easy, healthy fluffy keto pancakes made with coconut flour, 100% grain-free and dairy-free.

Low carb coconut flour pancakes – NO banana + grain-free

I love low carb baking, especially coconut flour-based recipes: my coconut flour crepes have been my all-time favorite breakfast until this new coconut flour pancake recipe!

It’s amazing how many delicious recipes you can create using healthy low-carb flours. Most people believe that a low-carb diet is restrictive and boring but I beg to differ.

I’ve never felt so happy since I made the big switch 5 years ago.

Low carb coconut flour pancakes

It takes time and you have to bake your own food to enjoy low-carb baking but it’s so worth it. These low-carb coconut flour pancakes are the best way to turn any pancakes, lovers, into low-carb eating.

They are the fluffiest pancakes I’ve ever made and even my kids prefer this recipe to their regular wheat pancakes.

Plus, these low-carb coconut flour pancakes are made in 10 minutes in a blender with only a few wholesome ingredients, so let’s try this.

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Low carb coconut flour pancakes

Note: the recipe has been updated on 19 January 2019 as many struggled baking with coconut flour.  I now recommend using guar gum, no apple cider vinegar and full-fat coconut milk from the can for perfect results each time! So all you need is:

  • Coconut flour – make sure you use fresh coconut flour with no lumps or for perfect result weight the flour in grams (not cup) to make sure you are using the right amount. Coconut flour is high in fiber and if stored for long, it creates lumps.
  • Baking soda
  • Guar gum
  • Vanilla essence
  • Full fat canned coconut milk – minimum 18g fat per 100g
  • Coconut oil
  • Salt
  • Vanilla essence
  • Eggs

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Low carb coconut flour pancakes

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I love this recipe because it’s a 10-minute blender recipe. It’s so easy to blend a batch of these at the weekend for a breakfast with the family. If you don’t have a blender, you can also use an electric beater.

A manual whisk, can work too but sift the coconut flour before weighing to make sure there are absolutely no lumps.

Coconut flour lumps are more difficult to break out without an electric tool and the recipe wouldn’t work as well if there are lumps.

Low carb coconut flour pancakes

Fluffy pancakes: use a non-stick crepe pan or griddle

To make my pancakes extra fluffy without using any dairy, I use apple cider vinegar, almond milk, and baking soda. All together it gives a delicious fluffy coconut flour pancake texture without using any cream cheese or banana.

Low carb coconut flour pancakes

To make sure these fluffy pancakes are easy to flip over, I recommend you use a non-stick crepe pan or non-stick pancake griddle. They will cook perfectly in one of these.

Always lightly grease the pan surface with a piece of absorbent paper covered with coconut oil.  But careful, if you add too much oil, the batter will fry it won’t be as fluffy and delicious.

Low carb coconut flour pancakes

Sugar-free topping ideas

I usually don’t sweeten my pancake batter. I simply add vanilla extract and add the sweet toppings on top.

Low carb coconut flour pancakes

Sugar-free toppings that I recommend are :

  • Unsweetened almond butter or peanut butter,
  • Combo of berries like raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries, unsweetened
  • Sugar-free liquid sweetener made of Monk fruit sugar, no carbs, no sugar in this sweetener.
  • Unsweetened 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 add a naturally sweet flavor
  • Coconut cream – a dollop of fresh whipped coconut cream with a few drops of vanilla stevia drops is delicious

Low carb coconut flour pancakes

Watch the coconut flour pancake recipe video and make them now!

xoxo Carine


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Low-carb Coconut Flour Pancakes

Low carb coconut flour pancakes
1.7gNet Carbs
4.87 from 293 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Net Carbs 1.7g
Fat 3.4g
Protein 3.2g
Calories 61kcal
Author: Carine Claudepierre
12 pancakes
Low-carb coconut flour pancakes, healthy, easy, fluffy keto pancakes, 100% grain-free, and dairy-free. 

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  • 2.1 oz Coconut Flour
  • ¼ teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla essence
  • 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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  • In a blender, add all the ingredients, 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 non-stick crepe maker or non-stick 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.
  • Slightly 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 1 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 dry 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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Nutrition Facts
Low-carb Coconut Flour Pancakes
Amount Per Serving (1 small pancake)
Calories 61 Calories from Fat 31
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.4g5%
Carbohydrates 3.4g1%
Fiber 1.7g7%
Sugar 1.2g1%
Protein 3.2g6%
Net Carbs 1.7g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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    44 thoughts on Low-carb Coconut Flour Pancakes – Keto & Gluten-free
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  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

    • Here is the recipe for you but in the future it is pretty simple to find a recipe on my blog. You can search all my recipe through the “recipe tab” in the blog menu bar. From there you can filter on flatbread. Enjoy ! XOXO Carine.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

    • There i no almond flour in this pancake recipe, only coconut flour so I am not sure I get your request right. If you meant can I sub coconut flour for almond meal by same amount the answer is no. Coconut flour has 4 times more fibre than almond meal it means you will need much more almond meal to create the same pancakes, it will be a very different recipe. XOXO Carine.

    • Unfortunately this one has lots of eggs so I don’t recommend to veganise this recipe. However you can try my vegan crepes for a delicious healthy vegan breakfast or my vegan buckwheat crepes. Enjoy the recipes on the blog. XOXO Carine.

    • Hi, It is a coconut flour pancakes recipe and I am not sure what is a Dutch pancakes, I never made them before but those are tasty pancakes for breakfast indeed. Enjoy ! XOXO Carine.

    • Oh thank you for such a beautiful message. It makes me SO happy that you enjoy the pancakes and all the blog recipes. Thanks for following me here. XOXO Carine.

  9. 5 stars
    Hey there Carine! Love this recipe! Thanks for sharing!
    I’m French as well and going to NZ this january to discover the country!
    Quick question on the recipe : Can’t we use Xanthan gum in order to make them stick and not tear apart too easily ?
    Thank you!

    • Amazing! Enjoy your trip to NZ, such a beautiful country. You can but they should not fall apart if you weight the coconut flour and cook them slowly in small size they goes very well. Enjoy the blog recipes. XOXO Carine.

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