These gluten free coconut pancakes are perfect for gluten and dairy free diets and it is also  paleo friendly. Add the thick vegan chocolatey fudge sauce and you’ll be in heaven.

coconut pancakes

It’s not that long now folks…anyone else find their children asking what seems like, ‘how long until Pancake day mum?’ My children love pancakes and it’s not as though they don’t get them throughout the year, but they know I push the boat out on Pancake day and make thin pancakes – ‘crepes’, which means I’ll be standing at the hob for about two hours (have you ever had to make enough pancakes to feed six pancake monsters before, it takes forever!)

coconut pancakes

Does anyone else find the kitchen in absolute chaos after making pancakes, I seem to get the mixture everywhere, all over the workHob Pride surfaces, all over the hob, which then sticks fast as it starts cooking on the hob, thank goodness I have some Hob Pride, which is an easy to use hob cleaner, providing deep cleansing and mild abrasive actions to remove tough, burnt on stains from your hob. Phew! From the makers of Oven Pride, the hob cleaner is specifically designed for use on electric, ceramic, halogen and induction hobs.

I thought I’d use a different flour for this month’s ‘FreeFrom’ collaboration; coconut flour. Now, to be honest I had forgotten what a pain it is to work with coconut flour, I had wanted to make coconut crepes but this recipe was having none of that, so instead we have fluffy fat pancakes instead. These coconut pancakes are packed full of protein from the eggs and you can taste the eggs. If you’ve never eaten anything with coconut flour before be prepared for it being very grainy. Coconut flour also mops up all the moisture in liquids so add a little water to the mix if you think it is too thick. Unfortunately these pancakes are far too delicate to demonstrate my fabulous flipping skills….you’ll just have to trust me that they exist *cough*.

They would also taste amazing topped with my blueberry and vanilla compote recipe.


The chocolate sauce which you can find here is well worth making, it’s vegan, refined sugar free and tastes amazing…and don’t panic if it goes grainy, adding more maple syrup (which is what I used) brings it back again. It is soooo good! I also made it without the squares of chocolate.

coconut pancakes

Coconut Pancakes recipe…

Coconut Pancakes -refined sugar free, dairy & gluten free #FreeFromPancakes


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Serves: 10

Gluten, dairy, refined sugar free coconut pancakes and paleo friendly
  • 4 tbsp coconut flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 180ml coconut milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • add a little water if the mixture is too thick
  • 2 tbsp dessicated coconut (use organic as it doesn't contain any additives or oil)
  1. Mix all the ingredients well in a large bowl
  2. Heat a frying pan with a little coconut oil
  3. Quarter fill a ladle with the mixture and pour onto the hot pan
  4. Cook until bubbles start to form on the top of the pancake and it is stable enough to flip over carefully
  5. Keep warm until all pancake mixture is used and then serve with the chocolate sauce and a sprinkling of dessicated coconut
  6. This would also go really well with myblueberry compote recipe


As I mentioned earlier this post is a collaboration with other ‘freefrom’ bloggers, the subject being of course #FreeFromPancakes this month, so no excuses if there is an allergen you can’t eat I think between us all we have all bases covered.

Taking part in the #FreeFromPancakes collaboration is:

Mel – ‘Le Coin de Mel who has made banana pancakes which are vegan, refined sugar free, dairy & gluten free
Nath – ‘The Intolerant Gourmand’ has made the perfect free from pancakes which are also vegan
Emma – ‘Free From Farmhouse’ has perfected chia seed, vegan and gluten free pancakes
Jo – ‘Paleo Crust’ has made grain and dairy free pancakes with almond and banana
Me- ‘Cherished by Me
Laura – ‘Dairy Free Kids’ has classic dairy free lemon and sugar pancakes to offer to the pancake table
Midge – ‘The Peachicks Bakery’ makes coconut& lime vegan pancakes
Eb – ‘Easy Peasy Foodie’ made oat, almond and banana pancakes with a frozen berry compote
Kirsty – Hijacked By Twins has made dairy and gluten free banana pancakes

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the rest of the #FreeFromPancakes posts!

And make sure you have a supply of Hob Pride to keep those hobs sparkling and bright after the inevitable spills of pancake batter!

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Disclosure: Post written in partnership with Hob Pride but recipe and all words and opinions are my own






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18 thoughts on “Coconut Pancakes -refined sugar free, dairy & gluten free #FreeFromPancakes

  1. Ooh yum! these look really good! Love the texture coconut flour gives pancakes! x

    Posted on February 23, 2017 at 3:01 pm
  2. Oh my word, they look amazing, and check out that chocolate sauce!! x

    Posted on February 23, 2017 at 12:26 pm
  3. Wow! I think between us, we have managed to use pretty much every flour and combination of free-from options! Love coconut flour, but boy does it soak up the moisture! x

    Posted on February 21, 2017 at 9:50 pm
    1. Doesn’t it just! Haha, I know amazing how many free from options there are x

      Posted on February 22, 2017 at 9:16 am
  4. I love coconut it is such a delicious ingredient. These look so good! x

    Posted on February 21, 2017 at 12:57 pm
    1. Thank you! 🙂 x

      Posted on February 22, 2017 at 9:16 am
  5. These look gorgeous. I have coconut flour in the press must give these a try!

    Posted on February 19, 2017 at 7:42 pm
  6. Gosh these look a treat And free from. Lovely.

    Posted on February 16, 2017 at 3:11 pm
  7. These look amazing. Simple to make, gluten free and tasty x

    Posted on February 16, 2017 at 12:41 pm
    1. Thanks Susan! XX

      Posted on February 16, 2017 at 1:46 pm
  8. yeh i can eat these ones! What a stack! love these Nova. Jo x

    Posted on February 15, 2017 at 3:52 pm
    1. Thank you, I hope you enjoy them 🙂 X

      Posted on February 15, 2017 at 6:02 pm
  9. I’ve never used coconut flour before, that sounds very interesting. Does it taste coconuty on its own?

    Posted on February 15, 2017 at 2:53 pm
    1. No, it doesn’t (in my opinion) but it is very grainy in texture when you eat it.

      Posted on February 15, 2017 at 3:34 pm
  10. Yum! These look lovely 🙂 I have never tried making anything with coconut flour, but I’d really like to give it a go as I keep hearing good things about it. Oh I know that standing at the stove for 2 hours flipping pancakes thing only two well – I may only have 3 pancake monsters (2 little, 1 big) but their appetite for pancakes is voracious! And to be honest I am rather partial too 🙂 Eb x

    Posted on February 15, 2017 at 10:31 am
  11. This made me laugh! I decided about a year ago that I could no longer be bothered with coconut flour! It is a big pain, but does make good pancakes I’ll admit that! I love the look of these. And that sauce?! Wow!

    Posted on February 15, 2017 at 8:37 am
  12. Oooh, look at that chocolate sauce! My goodness that looks delicious, love the idea of coconut and the pancakes look so thick and fluffy 🙂

    Posted on February 15, 2017 at 7:32 am
  13. My four are the same, always asking when Pancake Day is! They are obsessed with pancakes and they’re loving our pancake challenge!

    Posted on February 14, 2017 at 9:50 pm