Coconut Flour Pancakes



  • 6 egg whites (keep 2 whites separate)
  • 1 scoop or 30 gramsΒ rice protein powder (You can use any protein powder you like. I just find that rice protein works best for pancakes)
  • 2 TBSPΒ coconut flour
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • stevia to taste (Optional)
  • water to thin if necessary


Beat 4 egg whites until thick and foamy. I beat them on low in myΒ Vita-Mix while I prepare the pancake batter.

Stir remaining egg whites together with the rest of your ingredients and then fold in your egg white foam. You may need to add a little water to thin the batter.

Cook your pancakes over medium high heat. These pancakes are very light and airy and do not take long to cook. Enjoy!


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divorce attorney texas December 13, 2010 at 9:53 pm

Just recently tried this recipe. The pancakes were really good. My partner just couldn’t have enough of it. Thanks for sharing.


Monica September 28, 2010 at 9:06 pm

Haha, I just tried making coconut pancakes from a different site and experienced a massive massive massive fail. I had a meltdown and the husband is now working on dinner.
While he prepped our food I did a google search on coconut pancakes determined to understand what was wrong with this recipe. I laughed when I saw this recipe seeing as how I am now a consistent reader of your blog.
Apparently coconut pancakes just weren’t in my cards tonight. I will just have to try them another time. πŸ™‚


HEAB September 29, 2010 at 5:43 am

So sorry about the pancake failure. Hopefully your next batch will turn out better, and I’m happy to hear your husband came to your rescue. πŸ™‚


passionate purpose May 14, 2010 at 8:50 am

These are MY FAVORITE way to make pancakes. Get SOOOO many from this recipe! Yummy! Topped with whipped cream, it’s a true treat, yet sooo much protein and fiber πŸ™‚


Heather Eats Almond Butter May 14, 2010 at 9:06 am

Passionate Purpose, Glad you enjoy them. πŸ™‚


Hannah March 27, 2010 at 12:28 pm

These look so amazing, and I just got coconut flour!
If I were to veganize these- how much flax “egg” mixture would you say?


Heather Eats Almond Butter March 27, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Hannah, I would try 2 TBSP flax seed gelled in 1/4 cup water. Then if you need more liquid, add a little nut milk to the batter. Hope they turn out okay. πŸ™‚


Mary March 1, 2010 at 12:37 pm

These pancakes are the best idea! I had luck making them for the first time with soy protein flour but have since gone to my health food store and picked up coconut flour, which I use now. I usually halve the batch (beat 2 egg whites, and add 1 in with the batter) and it works great. I also simmer blueberries with stevia and pour this over the finished pancakes.
Half a mashed avocado in the batter makes for an extra creamy cake, too!


Heather Eats Almond Butter March 1, 2010 at 12:53 pm

Mary, So glad you like them. Definitely a good pancake recipe, and yes, avocados make everything extra creamy. Nature’s butter, right? πŸ˜‰


Kate (@ January 18, 2010 at 6:52 pm

Oh, thanks for directing me here the other day! Lovely.


Heather Eats Almond Butter January 18, 2010 at 8:15 pm

Kate, You’re welcome. πŸ™‚


Annie January 2, 2010 at 7:00 pm

Do you have to use coconut flour or could another type work?


Heather Eats Almond Butter January 2, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Annie, You can use any type of flour, or 1/4 cup oat bran or rolled oats, and 1/4 cup wheat bran works quite nicely.


Katie December 18, 2009 at 9:36 am

I added coconut flour to mine after I saw this – so good!


kailey December 17, 2009 at 4:31 pm

can you use egg whites from the carton? my mom doesn’t want me wasting 6 eggs, but I really want to try out this recipe!!


Heather Eats Almond Butter December 17, 2009 at 4:50 pm

Kailey, I’ve used 1/2 cup egg whites for the batter and then used 4 actual egg whites for beating. If the carton egg whites will beat into foam, then they’ll work fine, and if not just use 3/4 cup carton egg whites poured straight into batter. They’ll still be good, just not as “airy”. πŸ™‚


Grace December 17, 2009 at 7:27 am

Calories etc: I used Trader Joes liquid egg whites – 4 servings (trying to eyeball 6 egg whites). I omitted the protein powder since I don’t have it. Then you are looking at the following for the entire batch:
160 calories, 1.5 fat, 10 carbs, 22 protein

They are quite tasty. I made a bit of a strawberry syrup for the top using mashed up warmed strawberries and some liquid vanilla stevia (i didn’t sweeten the actual pancakes just the topping).

Thanks Heather for the idea!


Heather Eats Almond Butter December 17, 2009 at 7:58 am

So glad you enjoyed them Grace. πŸ™‚


Bekah December 16, 2009 at 9:47 am

With just looking at the ingredients here, not including toppings- looks like 260 cals. Appx 100 each for the egg whites and protein powder (Holy protein! YUM!) and 60 for the coconut flour. But I’m reaaallly excited about these carrot cake pancakes. And its true Heather, making many little pancakes instead of a couple big ones, is so more satisfying. Coconut flour- another thing to go out and buyyy. hehee:)


Heather Eats Almond Butter December 16, 2009 at 9:55 am

Bekah, It makes a huge batch, especially if you thin out the batter a bit with almond milk or water. Love my little cakes. πŸ™‚


Susan December 15, 2009 at 5:55 am

Thanks for the recipe!
What would be the calorie count of each one?!


Heather Eats Almond Butter December 15, 2009 at 5:58 am

Susan, I don’t know. I haven’t calculated the calories, but the recipe makes about 10 small pancakes.


Becca December 14, 2009 at 1:01 pm

I am so going to try these…as soon as I buy coconut flour!


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