Coconut Flour Pancakes

Yep, another pancake recipe.  But, be realistic...  Can one really have too many pancake recipes?  I have been seeing coconut flour popping up on blogs all over the place so I decided to pick up a bag when I went to Whole Foods the other day.  I was craving pancakes (surprised?) and I thought it would be a great opportunity to use the coconut flour in my pancakes.  Based on what I'd read, I knew I couldn't do a 1:1 replacement for grain or gluten flour, so I looked up a few recipes, found one that looked good and got to cooking.

I found the flavor of these pancakes to be nice.  You could definitely detect a coconut flavor (could also be due to the coconut oil in the recipe) but it wasn't overpowering.  The texture of the pancakes was definitely heavier than a buttermilk pancake and the batter was super thick.  Also, I didn't have any spelt flour on hand so I substituted whole wheat.  Overall, I would make these again but I think next time I will add a bit more almond milk or water.

I ate my pancakes topped with fresh strawberries and a banana.  I also drizzled strawberry flavored agave syrup that I found at Whole Foods.  It's by Wholesome Sweeteners and it had a nice flavor to it.  I like it because it's a natural sweetener and it has a lower glycemic index than other sweeteners.  I've also had their maple flavor which I enjoy.  I just checked out their site and it looks like they have some new flavors that I can't wait to try!

In case you want some more information, here's a link to a blog discussing coconut flour.  It details the nutritional benefits as well some disadvantages of the flour.

Coconut Flour Pancakes
Serves 2-3

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk together until just incorporated. Dough will be pretty thick.
  2. Heat a pancake griddle or pan over medium high heat. Add a small pat of butter to pan and pour batter in about 1/4 cup measurements onto pan. You might have to shape or flatten the dough into pancake shape.
  3. Cook for about 2 minutes per side.

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