Paleo Coconut Pancakes

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Paleo Coconut Pancakes Recipe
This is really just a classic Paleo breakfast/brunch dish. I’m not sure when I first chanced upon the recipe, but I’ve been making it for quite a while now! It’s a bit more complicated than the 2-ingredient pancake (recipe here), but it’s definitely delicious (esp. with a tad of maple syrup).


To make the batter, add the whisked eggs with the coconut flour, coconut milk from a can, vanilla extract (I use my own homemade one, recipe here), baking soda, and any sweeteners you want (I’ve done it with stevia or a bit of maple syrup).
Paleo Coconut Pancakes Recipe

Use an electric whisk or blender to mix the batter well (you don’t want clumps of coconut flour).
Paleo Coconut Pancakes Recipe

To cook these pancakes, you can use a griddle, or if you don’t have one like me, you can just use a frying pan. Put some coconut oil to grease the pan and put the pan on a low heat (these can burn easily). Ladle some of the batter into the pan (to form a 3-inch diameter circle). The pancake should be thick so don’t try to make the batter spread out. If you’re using a large enough frying pan, you can cook 3 or 4 pancakes at the same time.
Paleo Coconut Pancakes Recipe

Cook for around 2-3 minutes before flipping the pancake over with a large spatula. Continue cooking and flipping until both sides are brown.
Paleo Coconut Pancakes Recipe

The pancakes can be a bit dry by themselves, so it’s best to have them with some coconut oil, coconut butter, or else some fruit (or a drizzle of maple syrup for a nice morning treat).

Paleo Coconut Pancakes

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 10 small pancakes

Paleo Coconut Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup coconut milk (from the cans, not the cartons – make sure it doesn’t have added sugar and it isn’t the “light” stuff. Also shake the can before opening as the cream and the water separates.)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (make sure you buy a brand that has no added sugar)
  • sweetener of your choice (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • coconut oil or butter for cooking

Instructions

  1. Beat the eggs; add in the coconut flour, coconut milk, vanilla, baking soda, and your choice of sweetener. Mix well.
  2. To cook these pancakes, you can use a griddle or a frying pan. Put some coconut oil into the pan to grease it and put the pan on low heat.
  3. Ladle some of the batter into the pan (to form a 3 inch diameter circle). The pancake should be thick so don’t try to make the batter spread out. If you’re using a large enough frying pan, you can cook 3 or 4 pancakes at the same time.
  4. Cook for 2 minutes and then flip. Continue cooking and flipping until both sides are brown.
  5. The pancakes are a bit dry by themselves, so have it with some butter or coconut oil or else some fruit.
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  • shawn November 10, 2013, 3:21 am

    why do you use baking soda instead of baking powder in this recipe? and do I have to use an electric whisk or blender to mix the batter? thanks.

    Reply
    • Louise November 11, 2013, 7:22 pm

      It’s to fluff the pancakes a bit – there’s already some acidity the coconut milk to react with the baking soda. I also have a slight aversion to baking powder (as it usually contains cornstarch, although you can make your own without it). It’s not a hugely rational aversion, and in some recipes like this one, you could use baking powder instead. You can use a hand whisk, but it’ll take time to blend together – you just don’t want clumps of coconut flour in there.

      Reply
  • Shawn November 25, 2013, 12:33 pm

    I see. Thanks.
    I’ve been using crushed Alka Seltzer Gold as baking powder.
    And I think it works. The ingredients are citric acid and Ca(HCO3)2, KHCO3.
    I know it’s silly but I’m not picky about the tastes;)

    Reply

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