Fluffy and light coconut flour pancakes, perfect for a relaxed breakfast. Best of all, these easy pancakes are Keto, grain free and sugar free!
What is it about pancakes that makes them so irresistible?
The answer is simple. Pancakes, just like their very close relative, the waffle, are reserved for days you look forward to. They are signifiers of fun, relaxation, enjoying yourself.
I have some awesome Keto pancake recipes on this website already - for example my almond cream cheese pancakes. They use, as the name suggests, almond flour and cream cheese and are one of my most popular recipes.
This time I wanted to make healthy grain free pancakes that were extra fluffy extra light and extra thick - and an alternative for my readers who are allergic to nuts.
Coconut flour pancakes!
I'm sure you'll absolutely love these pancakes. Coconut flour is my absolute favourite grain free flour and, as an added bonus, very healthy. It is really high in fibre and has a lovely mild coconut taste.
How to make coconut pancakes fluffy
You have to beat the egg white until they form stiff peaks and fold them into the batter at the very end.
I used to think it was impossible to get egg whites stiff - until I discovered some very useful tips, listed in my post for this strawberry mascarpone tart. Follow the instructions and it'll ALWAYS work!
You can play with the sweetness and spices in this recipe as you wish.
I used 1 teaspoon of mixed spice (that's pumpkin spice for my US readers). Cinnamon or vanilla extract/powder would be great in this recipe too.
Recipe TOP TIP: The one thing to note with coconut flour pancakes is that you need to a lil' bit of patience when frying them. Keep your stove to a low or medium heat so they do not burn!
If you have a large non-stick (!!) pan, you can make 2 pancakes at a time. Watch'em with hungry eagle eyes and as soon as they start bubbling on top, turn them over.
Best toppings for Coconut Pancakes
I slathered my pancakes with sugar free syrup (check out the Lakanto or Sukrin brands).
We also like to top them with sour cream and berries such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries or blackberries.
Feeling a little decadent? Enjoy them with this 2 ingredient sugar free caramel sauce!
Want to keep it fruity? Add a spoonful of sugar free blueberry jam, sugar free strawberry jam or try out this super simple no cook sugar free raspberry jam!.
Can you freeze them?
Yes! I love to make a double batch and freeze some pancakes for later. Just pop them in toaster straight from frozen! Toasting is also a good way to re-vitalise leftover pancakes which you have stored in the fridge. This is where the small size of low carb pancakes comes in handy.
Can you use the pancake batter for waffles?
Absolutely! If you want to mix things up a bit, simply use the coconut flour pancake mix in your waffle maker.
For a pancake recipe that does not include whipping egg whites try my easy low carb coconut flour pancakes!
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Fluffy Coconut Pancakesfrom Sugar Free Londoner
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- 4 eggs separated
- ½ cup butter / coconut oil melted (90g)
- 4 tablespoon coconut flour
- 2 tablespoon coconut milk or almond milk
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon Lakanto maple flavored syrup or sweetener of choice (optional)
- 1 teaspoon mixed spice/pumpkin spice or cinnamon
- Melt butter/coconut oil and mix with the egg yolks, coconut flour, coconut milk, baking powder and spice/sweetener, if using. I did this with a food processor, but you can use a stick blender, too. If you just use a fork, sift the coconut flour first so it does not clump and use some serious elbow grease to get the mixture nice and smooth.
- In a clean metal or porcelain bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form. The stiffer you get the whites, the fluffier your pancakes will be!
- Fold the egg whites into the mixture.
- Heat some butter or coconut oil in a non-stick pan. This mix makes 6 pancakes (ca 10cm diameter each) using 3 tablespoon of batter per pancake. Fry them over a low-medium heat so they do not burn. Turn over once the top starts bubbling.
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Finally, a pancake recipe that actually makes fluffy pancakes! Thank you so much! (I did have to chuckle at your "elbow grease" comment; I didn't find it hard to stir at all, but I did mix my eggs, milk, & baking powder before adding the flour.)
For us, best keto alternative to American buttermilk pancakes. We use WALDEN FARM SIRUP and add blueberries and bacon on the side. Can't post my photo, but it looks and tastes delicious
Love, love, love your recipes! Thank you so much for all your hard work!
You have saved my gut 🙂
Another super recipe. Really yummy, a bit more effort than the almond ones, but equally delicious. Thanks very much.
These are really great, I'm a diabetic trying to follow a low carb diet and was running out of interesting breakfast ideas. These with raspberries and blueberries are lovely and just a bit more exciting than the no-oat porridge I have been trying to make or another omelette! Cheers
Glad you enjoyed them!!
Hi, if I make this can't the leftover batter be kept or frozen? If one is filling then the rest would go to waste seeing as the easiest measurements are 3 or 6 pancakes!!
Yes, I guess that's possible! Thin it out with a little almond or coconut milk if necessary before using
I just make the rest of the pancakes and then place the left over pancakes in a zipbag and either put them in the fridge or freezer. for later meals.
Your recipe's look yummy!! Do you have any egg free, gluten free recipes?
I'm working on more egg free recipes, so keep on checking in!
Toni Van Beveren
Of all the sugar free and low carb websites, your recipes are best. They are uncomplicated, easy to follow, and just plain delicious. I was diagnosed with diabetes a couple of months ago and your recipes are a good send. I am a 68 year old grandmother and live in Arizona, USA. I am subscribing to your newsletter too
Hello Toni, I"m so sorry to hear about your diagnosis. The good news is though that you can absolutely reverse type 2 diabetes with a low carb diet. It's a big change, but there are decent alternatives for bread, pasta, rice and all those wonderful foods that are unfortunately not so good for us. And of course, there's lots of yummy low carb desserts to try! I'm so glad you found my website and you like the recipes!! Best, Katrin
This pancake recipe was exactly what I was missing, fluffy pancakes, the texture was perfect. I did add a little bit of baking powder. Thank you..
Glad you enjoyed the pancakes!
Its all about that syrup, i dont have it and this just tastes like a plain omelette. Hard to buy it since its always sold out
Hi Ovi, I actually prefer my pancakes with sour cream and fresh fruit. If you make another batch and still can't get hold of the syrup, give it a go!
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I have made these a few times now and they taste great! However, the batter has not been a pourable any of those times. I’m melting the coconut oil and using room temperature eggs. Any ideas?
The batter is thicker because you use stiff egg whites. It would be pourable if you did not did that. But - that's what makes them so fluffy!
I just made these for my 10 year old daughter, and she LOVED them! She has Hashimoto's, so finding a recipe for anything that she can and will eat is very hard. Can these pancakes be frozen, and them microwaved? I want to make these for school morning breakfast, but don't always have a lot of time in AM to cook.
Yes, absolutely! You can microwave them ot even stick them in the toaster
Don't make these when the temperature is cold! I really struggled to get my batter to a decent consistency because my coconut oil kept hardening during the process. I managed to get them to turn out pretty well, it was just a struggle!
Good to know Nina, thanks for your comment!
I have made this recipe a few times and I love it. I have a couple modifications that work well for me. I use butter and milk instead of coconut oil and coconut milk and I just crack the eggs and put them whole into the batter, no separating or whisking required and they still fluff up beautifully. 🙂
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Can I substitute the Coconut oil for Butter?
Of course you can! This would work in pretty much any recipe.
It the batter suppose to be thick?
Hi Lisa, it is thick but pourable, a bit like the batter for my almond butter waffles - you can take a look at the video to see the consistency. I hope this helps 🙂
I tried making this recipe but epically. 🙁 the batter seemed really clumpy and runny. Any tip for trouble shooting?
Sounds to me that you did not mix the batter well enough? If it's clumpy and runny at the same time... Coconut flour can be tricky to work with, so next time you make a coconut flour recipe just make sure you end up with a smooth dough. I hope this helps and let me know if you try again!
Love your pics. They make my mouth water 🙂
Thank you Jane! Hope you'll try the recipe
That syrup!!!!! I've just ordered it. Looks so good.
I really like the taste of the syrup. It got the thumbs up from my kids too, who are very suspicious of "diet foods"
Great recipe! And everybody who's making these, make sure you fry your pancakes at a low to medium temperature, just like Katrin recommends. I was impatient and managed to burn my first one!
I am a big fan of your almond cream cheese pancakes. Looking forward to trying this one now. Will keep you posted!
Please do! I'll look out for your comment. Have a great weekend 🙂
They look delicious. Can't wait to make this recipe!
Thank you Keren. Hope you'll try it soon.
These are AMAZING! We just had the most wonderful pancake breakfast. Will make a double batch next time so I have some spares.
Great news Stacey! So happy you liked the recipe. Making a double batch sounds very sensible 🙂
Would this recipe work for making waffles? Some pancake recipes say to add 1 tbsp of butter if you want to cook them in a waffle maker.
You could give it a try! There's quite a bit of oil in the recipe already so apart from greasing the waffle maker well I don't think you need any more butter or oil. They might get firmer though as the waffle maker compresses the batter - meaning you might need to use less coconut flour. My tried and tested waffle recipe are these low carb waffles, which use a different egg/flour ratio and butter instead of the coconut oil.