The Best Coconut Flour Pancakes

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These coconut flour pancakes are seriously fluffy and so easy to make! You’re going to love piling up a stack of these low-carb, grain-free pancakes, and the best part? They’re only 2 grams of net carbs each! Top them off with some butter and sugar-free syrup for the ultimate breakfast treat. Yum!

keto pancakes stack with blueberries on top

Try this easy low carb pancake recipe if you’re looking for a grain-free alternative.

Keto pancakes are my go-to keto breakfast (or dessert) when I want to indulge in something sweet, flavourful, and effortless to make. It only takes 5 minutes to prepare the pancake batter and 10-15 minutes to cook these low carb keto pancakes recipes.

Everybody all over the world loves pancakes. A pat of butter slowly melting on a stack of pancakes with some sweet sugar-free (maple) syrup. This sounds like a lazy childhood Sunday morning when the smell of fresh and buttery pancakes was the wake-up alarm. Oh, the great memories?

I also love almond flour pancakes and my high-protein pancakes, but some of you required a nut-free pancake recipe that’s also delicious and easy to make. I’m a huge fan of using coconut flour in my recipes as it’s a cheaper alternative and makes the keto desserts perfect every time.

We’ve had the recipe for coconut flour pancakes on our blog since we launched it over 7 years ago. And let me tell you, it’s been a hit! We’ve received so many rave reviews from our readers, and it seems like everyone loves these pancakes just as much as our keto waffles recipe.

Why Are You Going To Love These Keto Coconut Flour Pancakes Recipe

  • They taste exactly like real pancakes.
  • They are fluffy, thick, and buttery, just like any pancakes should be.
  • Full of good fats to keep you full.
  • Easy to make in just 10 minutes
  • Made with coconut flour, so if you have a nut allergy, this recipe is perfect for you.

Watch the step-by-step video below to learn how you can make these coconut flour pancakes

Are Pancakes Keto?

If you’re following a keto diet, traditional pancakes are not keto friendly as they are made with wheat flour and sugar, which are high in carbs.

But don’t worry, because our Keto Coconut Flour Pancakes recipe is here to save the day! Not only do they taste just as good (if not better!) than the real deal, but they also have a super fluffy texture and zero eggy taste. You can indulge in a delicious breakfast without sabotaging your keto goals!

Is Coconut Flour Keto?

Yes, coconut flour is considered keto-friendly because it is low in carbohydrates and high in fiber, making it a suitable option for those following a keto diet. It is also gluten-free and grain-free, which makes it a great alternative to traditional wheat flour.

Coconut flour can be used in a variety of keto-friendly recipes, including bread, pancakes, and muffins, to name a few.

However, it’s important to note that coconut flour is very absorbent and requires a different ratio of liquid to flour compared to wheat flour, so it may take some experimentation to get the right consistency in your recipes.

Ingredients For Coconut Flour Pancakes

These coconut flour pancakes need only gluten-free ingredients that are easy to find at any market. Everything you’ll need is listed below:

ingredients for keto pancakes
  • Coconut Flour – This high fiber flour is made from dried coconut meat and keeps the pancakes low carb without adding too many carbs.
  • Butter – A little melted butter goes a long way in giving these pancakes a wonderful taste. If you’re not a dairy-free eater, be sure to use ghee because it gives these pancakes their genuine flavor!
  • Heavy Cream – if you are looking for a dairy-free recipe, you can use canned coconut milk instead.
  • Cream Cheese –  In this recipe, make sure to use full-fat cream cheese. Replace with coconut cream for a paleo version.
  • Eggs –  you have to use large room-temperature eggs.
  • Vanilla Extract – vanilla is a must in this recipe. Use one of the highest-quality vanilla extracts you can get
  • Cinnamon – this ingredient is optional but adds great flavor.
  • Sweetener – In this recipe, I used granulated erythritol. But you can use your favorite granulated sweetener.
  • Baking powder – makes these keto pancakes extremely fluffy.

To serve: sugar-free keto pancake maple syrup!

Here’s a helpful tip: if you’re in search of a paleo pancakes recipe, you can easily swap out dairy products for coconut-based alternatives. Use coconut cream, coconut milk, and coconut oil in your recipe instead of traditional dairy ingredients.

When it comes to making low-carb pancakes, using coconut flour is a great choice. Not only will it help keep the carb count low, but it’s also lower in calories compared to almond flour pancakes. So go ahead and enjoy a delicious breakfast without any guilt!

Keto pancakes with coconut flour

How To Make Keto Coconut Flour Pancakes

What’s also impressive is how quickly you can mix all the ingredients for the low carb pancakes to make the perfect batter. After you gather all you need, it’s a matter of minutes.

how to make keto pancakes step by step

Make the Pancake Batter

Whisk all the ingredients in a large bowl using an electric hand mixer until smooth and bubbly. Let the batter sit for about 5 minutes to allow the coconut flour to absorb some liquid.

Cook the Keto Pancakes

Place a pancake skillet over medium-low heat and melt a pat of butter. Use about 1/4 cup of the batter for each pancake.

Spread into 3-inch circles and flip when bubbles start to form on top.

Cook on the other side for 2 more minutes and continue until you have no batter left.

Serve hot with your favorite low-carb toppings, such as sugar-free syrup, berries, or whipped cream.

keto pancakes texture

Can I Use Almond Flour Instead of Coconut Flour?

If you need to swap out coconut flour for almond flour in a recipe, the general rule of thumb is to use four times the amount of almond flour. So, for every 1/4 cup of coconut flour, you’ll need 1 cup of almond flour. Keep in mind that almond flour is not as absorbent as coconut flour, so you may need to reduce the amount of liquid in your recipe. Experiment with the ingredients until you get a batter that has a thick, pancake-like consistency.

keto pancakes with coconut flour or almond flour

How To Serve Keto Pancakes

Lately, I have been using a homemade keto sugar-free syrup that is absolutely delicious, easy to make, and has almost zero carbs.

I know that on the market you can find lots of sugar-free syrups and some of them are actually really tasty. You can definitely go for it, but here’s an easy and quick recipe for my favorite keto pancake syrup.

Here are a few of my all-time favorite toppings for keto low carb pancakes:

how to make the keto pancakes instructions

Keto Pancakes Syrup Recipe

To make an easy keto pancakes syrup that’s ready in just a few minutes you’ll need:

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • Sweetener to taste
  • 1/2 tsp maple extract

How to Make

  1. Melt the coconut oil and the butter.
  2. Add the sweetener, and maple extract, and mix.
  3. Pour over the hot pancakes and enjoy.

Make the keto pancakes, and you will end up eating a lightly vanilla-scented dessert with a subtle sweet cinnamon flavor (which you can omit).

Tips For Making The Best Keto Pancakes

  • I prefer to combine the batter ingredients in a blender to make this keto pancake recipe incredibly simple. It also provides a silky smooth batter with no cream cheese clumps. 
  • Let the batter sit for a few minutes to allow the coconut flour to absorb the liquids. This will help the batter thicken up and make it easier to handle.
  • When they’re ready to flip, these won’t bubble nearly as much as regular pancakes. When you can easily slide a thin spatula beneath the pancake, it’s ready to flip. If you have to force it, the pancake is not ready yet.
  • When preparing pancakes, I recommend using a non-stick griddle or a high-quality non-stick skillet.
  • If you want a less eggy taste, you can replace one egg with two egg whites. Always use room-temperature ingredients.
  • If you want to add some extra flavor to your pancakes, you can mix in spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, or vanilla extract into the batter.
  • To make the pancakes even fluffier, you can separate the egg yolks from the egg whites, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form, and then fold them into the batter before cooking.

How To Store

  • Fridge – These keto pancakes can be stored in a fridge for about seven days in an airtight container.
  • Freezer – If you choose to store them in a freezer, I recommend wrapping them individually in parchment paper, so they don’t stick together when frozen, and you can take as many as you need at any time. 
  • Reheating – When you want to reheat them, just place them in the microwave for about 40 seconds. Another great choice to reheat them is using a toaster or air fryer.

Other Keto Pancakes Recipes

keto pancakes stack with blueberries on top

The Best Coconut Flour Pancakes

3.84 from 252 votes

Prep time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Yelds 8 pancakes


These coconut flour pancakes are seriously fluffy and so easy to make! You're going to love piling up a stack of these low-carb, grain-free pancakes, and the best part? They're only 2 grams of net carbs each! Top them off with some butter and sugar-free syrup for the ultimate breakfast treat. Yum!
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  • In a large mixing bowl add the eggs, the melted butter, the heavy whipping cream, the cream cheese, and vanilla extract. Mix using an electric mixer until frothy for about one minutes.
  • Add coconut flour, sweetener, baking powder, cinnamon. Continue mixing until a smooth batter forms. Allow to rest for 5 mintues.
  • Heat a large non-stick skillet (or use griddle) over medium heat. Melt some butter.
  • Pour 1/4 cup of the pancake batter and spread into 3-inch circles. Cook the pancakes for 2-3 minutes on each side or until bubbles start to appear. Flip and cook on the other side for 2 minutes. Repeat until there's no pancakes batter left.
  • Serve the pancakes with your favorite toppings.


Nutrition Facts
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How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Keto Dessert
Cuisine American, ketogenic
Keyword keto pancakes, low carb pancakes
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  1. Hi
    Thanks for sharing this recipe, can you please clarify…2 pancakes is 4g NET carbs but what are the 22g is that the total carbs?

    1. Googled the mom's flours and the ingredients are: White Rice Flour, Potato Starch, Tapioca Flour, Xanthan Gum.These flours are not keto friendly at all.

    1. 5 stars
      I loved the recipe, I changed the sweetener to Splenda brown sugar blend and I also made waffles. I used whipped cream for my topping,perfect !

  2. Just made these and INHALED them…soooooooo freaking good! (And super easy to throw together!) Highly recommend! Thanks for a great recipe. 🙂

  3. Could not get these to cook right! Even when edges were bubbling like a normal pancake couldn’t flip them without them coming apart

    1. 4 stars
      Mine did the same on a cast iron. 1/4 cup coconut flour may have to use a little more next time. No Stevia used, nor any sugar sub and tasted delicious without.

    2. 4 stars
      Mine were also very thiN and took a reallY long time to set up so they were firm enough to flip. First time i amde them so will def use more coconut flour next time. But they do taste very good!

  4. These are so good! I've really missed pancakes and now I can have them. Just as good as the ones made with wheat flour. Thank you!

  5. Absolutely fabulous! I've tried SO many recipes that all turned out like crepes….these were amazing!

  6. I made these today and they are amazing!
    I’ve done many recipe testing to find the ideal keto friendly pancakes and these are the best! No need to search anymore! Yum!

    1. Hello, Veronica!
      You made my day better. Thank you for the kind comment, and I am happy you liked my keto pancake recipe.

  7. Trying to make these and the mixture is super thick. I’ve added extra heavy cream (a splash) and almost half a cup of water. I’m not sure they’ll be any good but I’m definitely hoping!

    1. It really depends on the coconut flour brands. Some absorb more liquid than the others. In the end with the right adjustments made, the keto pancakes still taste great.

    2. 5 stars
      These pancakes are delicious! Thank you for this recipe! I am going to try banana extract next time instead of the vanilla! Woohoo!

  8. I didnt have any cream cheese so I drained some sour cream and added a little more baking powder and a little more coconut flour. My non keto son even loved it with 1/4/cup heated berries mashed with butter. Made the breakfast muffins last night. He loved those too. Ps….. I loved them better!

    1. I am so happy you liked the pancakes and breakfast muffins. What a great idea to heat berries and butter for the topping. Thank you so much for sharing.

    1. I have never tried freezing the pancakes. I like the keto pancakes fresh and hot. They are super easy to make, and it takes like 5 minutes to whip everything up and cook. If you try them, let me know how they turned out!

    2. We freeze ours and they are perfect. We reheat for 1 min -1min 30 seconds and they are hot just like the day you made them! Wonderful addition to our keto!

  9. I have tried so many keto pancake recipes. Mine never turn out like actual pancakes. Maybe it’s the brand coconut flour I use? Ugh they do taste and smell yummy. But mine came out more like bricks instead of fluffy

    1. Hello Katina!
      Your coconut flour is probably more absorbent than others. Add a little bit more liquid than the recipes requires. Also, try not to over bake them. Hope it helps!

  10. Omg! Seriously so good! I’m not a pancake fan mainly because of how I feel after I eat them….bloated and gross.
    I dont recommend making these when you are home alone, you may just eat them all! Don’t ask me how I know this.
    I also added some cooked bacon bits to the batter and topped them with sugar free syrup and whipped cream. Love!

  11. I used all same ingredients but when I put them into my calculator it gives me higher carb count then what you have listed just the 1/4 cup Anthony’s coconut flour is 11g of carbs I wonder what I’m doing wrong lol

  12. I just made these as I was craving some dessert… they were fantastic! I got six out of the mix, but only got to eat two before my family dived on the remaining… slice strawberries, grated dark choc and some double thick cream…

  13. Good morning Ioana I am a first-time keto pancake maker. In fact, the only keto recipes I have used are
    casseroles, I haven't ventured into breads. I decides to try your recipt. It look simple and photos, the outcome looks delicious Don't really want to take the time to take photos. Do I'll give you a description of my experience. PS They don't look horrible. The batter was unusually thick. I managed to cook 2 pancakes and they, of course, had to be spooned onto the hot surface. I tasted them. They fell apart and were super grainy. Now maybe this is normal, but mine sure didn't look like yours. I have eaten some and the keto "fullnes"s factor is there. The taste is tolerable, but will be throwing out my expensive batter. Would love to hear where I went so desperately wrong. And will possibly try again. Thanks for listening. Any help would be appreciated.

    1. Hello Glenda! The coconut flour you used probably absorbed more liquid. Just add more water or almond milk until you get a pancake consistency. I should probably make a video showing exactly how to make them.

    1. Hey there. This recipe yields 6 coconut flour pancakes, perfect for 2 servings. If you want to make a bigger batch, you can double or triple the ingredients.

  14. 5 stars
    Hello Ioana,
    I see in the article this recipe yields 6 decent sized pancakes and a serving is 3. In your comment answering a question you say this recipe yields 3 Pancakes. Also in the nutrition facts it says servings 3. So if you could clarify? I’m just trying to enter in the proper nutrition facts to my app.

      1. So is a serving 2 pancakes or 3? Because in the nurtition facts it says a serving is 2 pancakes and im trying to figure out carbs, fat and protein to enter in my app. Ugh, Im so confused

        1. The serving size is 3 pancakes or half of the number of pancakes you make. Hope this helps. Thank you for being here, Amberlee!

  15. 5 stars
    These pancakes are delicious! I've tried other keto pancake recipes and they don't compare to this one. I've made this recipe several times and wouldn't change a thing!

  16. 5 stars
    Could I make this recipe without the sour cream or hwc? I have been craving panckaes and I really want to make the coconut flour pancakes in the morning but I do not have sour cream or hwc? I need to go shopping but for now I sit ok if I omit them or is there another substitute I could use? Thanks in advance.

    1. You can substitute the heavy whipping cream with cream cheese to get that delicious creamy texture.

  17. 5 stars
    Just made these this is my 5th different pancake recipe and this one is the final keeper ,wow did not taste eggy you can't taste the coconut flour it just tastes like a good pancake I opted for the softened cream cheese added just a hint of water because it looked a little bit thick maybe a tablespoon and they came out perfect. Thank you so much living this keto lifestyle one has to pick and choose the right recipes the ingredients are expensive so you want to make sure it's the right one in this is it

  18. 5 stars
    Didn’t have heavy whipping cream so I tried 1/2 and 1/2. Also subbed in almond extract and hoped they would set up okay. They were absolutely amazing…so amazing that this is the first time in 53 years that I have reviewed someone’s recipe. Thank you for sharing and for saving me from another morning of scrambled eggs!

    1. Wow, thank you so much, Susan. I am happy you liked the keto pancakes. I am sending you good thoughts.

  19. 5 stars
    These were delicious! I mixed everything up in a small blender (think Nutrabullet) and everything fit. Added a bit of flavored stevia liquid drops, and a dash more cinnamon! Mmm! I did not have the 3” rings, but this recipe produced 4 large pancakes (6” diameter) that still rose nicely – better than many cream cheese pancake recipes I have tried! Not sure if it was due to the baking powder or coconut flour? Any who, I will definitely purchase the rings because I can then use them for eggs! Definitely try this if you’re low carb/Keto and are longing for pancakes!!

  20. 5 stars
    Omg! Followed this recipe exactly and I’m completely blown away at how good it turned out. I ended up doubling the recipe so that my kids can enjoy and pleased that they loved it!! The only thing I noticed was that my cream cheese was kind of lumpy (although it was soft) BUT I ended up LOVING it because I had these little cheesecake like pieces throughout!! Mmm I didn’t even top them with anything, just ate them plain with coffee. They’re that good!!! Thank you for posting this gem! #ketolife #thankful

  21. 5 stars
    Better than Flour Pancakes! Was craving something cake or bread-like, my one weakness, and what I miss most on keto diet, but I'm down 30lbs, so I'm sticking to it. Used exact ingredients, but I separated the eggs and whipped the whites to fluffy clouds with 2 tsp of the monk/ erythritol. Mixed the rest of the ingredients, then folded in the whites for perfect batter. It made about 10 pancakes, SO GOOD. Tasted like madeleines cookies. They Do freeze well! Stored about 6 of them in freezer, Pulled 2 every morning before work, throw in the toaster oven 5 minutes. All that buttery goodness made them so soft again when warm. I could even say they were better the next day. I spread almond butter instead of syrup, pancakes were sweet enough. Making new batch today.

    1. Hey there! Thank you for the kind comment. I am super happy you liked the recipe!! Your advice regarding freezing the keto pancakes may be very helpful to others!!!

  22. 5 stars
    Super awesome keto pancakes! No strong eggy taste and not heavy at all!!! The cinnamon and overall texture is more like French toast in my opinion but still fluffy like a pancake. The few batches we’ve made have turned out a bit darker than the picture but did not have a burnt taste at all. This recipe is a win!!

  23. 3 stars
    I just made these pancakes.
    I found that they were very thick so I added a little more heavy cream. I found them grainy and they fell apart easily. They were hard to flip and ended up a mess in the pan.
    They tasted good and my husband ate them. He said he would eat them again. So I’ll try them again next weekend. Maybe I’ll try a difference brand of coconut flour.

  24. 5 stars
    I have tried several keto pancake recipes, and this was the best one by a long shot! It will replace all the other recipes I’ve tried.

  25. 5 stars
    I've tried soooo many low carb pancake recipes, and these are by far the best. No contest. They're amazing. I add a dash of maple extract and sometimes a drop of vanilla stevia, then they're perfect to eat on the go with no toppings at all (in case you can't leave the house without taking some with you, because they're so delicious.)

  26. 5 stars
    Great recipe! Thank you for sharing! I found this on Pinterest. I really love the texture of these pancakes. I added ginger and nutmeg for a bit of festive flavor. Like you said, great with a pat of butter melting over the top!!!!!

  27. 4 stars
    Not bad! I doubled the recipe and it seemed a little thick so i just added water. It will DEFINITELY curb your craving for pancakes.

  28. 5 stars
    This one is a keeper.

    I added Maple extract to the batter and served it with melted coconut oil and butter and berries. sooo good. Oh and coconut cream sweetened with stevia. It was very satisfying. Tasted like french toast to me. Thank you! Caps key Stuck. Sorry.

  29. Made these for the first time today they were close to the real thing! Thinking I might try to make a coffee cake out of this recipe. Do you think that would work?

  30. 5 stars
    Oh and I didn’t use any sweetener and they were still good. Topped with blueberries and tiny tiny bit of maple syrup. So good for Pancake Day !

  31. Have made these several times and my whole family loves them, even the dogs, my moms 15 year old Shi Tzu can’t wait when she smells them, absolutely will not eat any other pancakes! Lol thank you for the recipe.

    1. i am mixed up on the servings and how many carbs and sugar per pancake.
      i have not made these yet but plan on doing it tomorrow.
      thank you also for the syrup recipe.

  32. 5 stars
    Hi on the whipping cream..is that the one that is liquidy or the one thats fluffy? I m sorry im new to this stuff so I just want clarification..:)..

    1. Hi there! You’ll need to use the heavy whipping cream that’s liquid and has no sugar added. Hope it helps! Keep up the good work!

  33. After eating all kinds of low carb pancake recipes.. lol!! I found yours to be the best! Way tastier then almond flour pancakes!! I ate two this evening so This recipe is on my fridge!! It did not taste eggy, nor did I taste any coconut! It was very close to a regular pancake!! I’m happy I found u today!! Anna

    1. Well, thank you! I love coconut flour pancakes better than then almond flour ones, but I’m still on the quest of finding a recipe worth sharing on the blog. Keep up the good work!

  34. Just tried your pancake recipe and they were awesome. It’s the first time i’ve tried any pancake recipe and glad I chose this one. Thanks for sharing it.

  35. 5 stars
    Thanks so much… I have tried several Keto pancake recipes and they were not to my liking.. this is by far the best.. the texture is unlike the others with almond flour.. thanks for sharing

  36. 5 stars
    Carb manager says its 9 net carbs and 602 calories for 3 pancakes.
    These are delicious first ones I have really liked. Thanks for sharing your recipe ❤

  37. 5 stars
    I just made these for the first time. They were delicious!! My batter was pretty thin, and after reading the comments, I will add a bit more coconut flour next time.

    1. If you let the batter sit for a few minutes, the coconut flour will absorb some of the moisture and make the batter thicker. Of course, if your eggs were larger, adding more coconut flour is a great way to adjust the texture of the batter.

  38. I have made these pancakes twice. The first time the batter was thin and so were the pancakes. The second time, I added more coconut flour and the batter itself was very thick, but as soon as it hit the pan, it spread out and got thin like a crepe. They were not fluffy at all, but boy were they good!! I freeze the other half and they are a breeze to reheat. I would like to find a way to get them a bit fluffier and not spread out so thin, though. I will definitely make these again and again!

  39. If I want to add pumpkin purée to make pumpkin flavored pancakes how much would you recommend? Would I need to adjust any other ingredients? Thanks for your advice.

    1. You should use about 1/4 cup pumpkin puree and 2-3 tsp pumpkin spice to the batter. You can also find a keto pumpkin pancakes recipe on the blog.

  40. 5 stars
    Awesome, very delicate flavor. I topped them with slowly cooked peaches, plums, and blackberries. I will definitely be making them again.

  41. Sounds delicious, but it is definitely not vegetarian, as indicated at the top of the page.

    1. These keto pancakes are definitely vegetarian, as dairy products can be consumed by vegetarians.

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