Monday, March 11, 2013

Vanilla and Cinnamon Coconut Pancakes

I have to admit that these pancakes made with coconut flour take a bit of time and patience to make. 

But they are so worth it!

I used to make pancakes with protein powder, and they tend to cook up very quickly.  But since I did my Whole30 Paleo Challenge in January, I have been making a real effort to eat few processed food items… so coconut flour and almond flour have become a lot more prevalent in my cooking and baking.

But coconut flour can be tricky to work with until you get used to it.  Sometimes recipes need a bit more or less liquid than the ingredient lists calls for.  And these pancakes are a bit dense and the batter doesn't bubble up like a normal pancake batter, so you don't see that particular signal to see when they need to be flipped.  Instead,  if you watch the edge, you will see that it is drier and cooking!

The finished pancakes are really tasty and the texture is pretty good, too.  I really like them and so does The Captain, but I only make them when I feel like don’t mind lingering in the kitchen!

These early strawberries were so tasty... with kiwi and banana! Is there a better fruit combo?  Since fruit is about the only sweet thing I eat these days, I have come to really enjoy it so much more and find that vanilla and cinnamon really enhance it.

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Vanilla and Cinnamon Coconut Pancakes
Makes 4 pancakes
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 Tbs water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  1. Beat eggs in a large bowl.
  2. Add the coconut flour, water, vanilla and cinnamon, and mix well.
  3. Lightly coat a skillet with non-stick spray and set over MEDIUM heat.
  4. Use a 1/4 cup measure to spoon the batter into the pan.  Allow to cook 4 to 5 minutes till the edge dries a bit. It will not bubble like a regular pancake. 
  5. Flip over and cook the second side for 3 or 4 minutes.
  6. Remove to a plate to keep warm while you cook the rest of the cakes.
  7. Serve with fresh fruit and a bit of syrup if you like.

Per serving of 2 pancakes, without toppings.
Weight Watchers P+ = 5.
Calories 209; Protein 14g; Carbohydrate 11g; Fat 12g; Fibre 6g.

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Each cake will be about 4 inches in diameter.

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Served with fresh fruit
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The Captain had a bit of syrup on his, too.

Are you a coconut flour fan?

What is your favorite combination of fruits?


  1. I cook with coconut oil, but have never tried baking with coconut flour - will have to put it on my shopping list!

  2. I do love coconut flour but have found that it's tricky to work with sometimes. These are the simplest coconut flour pancakes that I've seen. I'll have to give it a try!

  3. I've been looking for some coconut flour recipes and these look great!

  4. I love coconut flour. My kids love the coconut flour pancakes too. Next time I want to try adding shredded coconut to the batter but I can never seem to find unsweetened. Yours look delicious!

  5. Those look delish! I am not paleo so I might play with them a bit nut I like dense everything including bread! ;) Great recipe!

  6. I didn't even know coconut flower existed until I read this - I am going to look for it now. These look so beautiful and delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe. :)

  7. These were okay but there was way too much Vanilla, half the amount would probably be sufficient. I'll try them again with that change.

    1. Thanks for letting me know. I will change it to 1 tsp!


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