Saturday, June 1, 2013

Coconut Flour Blueberry Pancakes

Organic blueberries were on sale for $1.99/pint yesterday at Whole Foods. I'm going to use them to make some delicious blueberry mojitos for a get-together with friends, but I'm not going to try to pass those off as paleo!

In fact, now when I share baked goods and treat recipes I'm much more inclined to describe them as grain-free than paleo. I figure it's more accurate, as I will agree with the diehards that cavemen most certainly didn't eat cookies (they didn't use a microwave or have bottled condiments of any kind, but let's not start the debate...)

Anyway, my kids adore blueberries at breakfast time, so I wanted to whip up some pancakes. If you're allergic or trying to bake less with almond flour (I fall in the latter camp) I think these are worth a try. I had a little issue with my batter being too thin when I first started, so I'm adding the suggestion to allow it to sit to thicken up before trying to cook the pancakes.

Fluffy Grain & Nut-Free Blueberry Pancakes

5 eggs
3/4 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup melted Kerrygold butter or coconut oil
1/4 cup natural sweetener of choice (I used raw honey)
pinch of salt
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup arrowroot powder
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tbs. baking powder
fresh blueberries

Combine eggs through oil/butter in a blender, processing until smooth. Add all other ingredients except blueberries, again running until smooth.

Allow batter to sit for 15 minutes.

Grease a griddle or skillet over low heat. Pour a little batter into the pan. Once bubbles begin to form, drop desired number of blueberries into batter. Allow to cook for one minute more, then flip and cook for a minute on the other side.


  1. These sound amazing! I bought the WF blueberries on Friday too :). Would love to make these tomorrow morning but don't have arrowroot powder. Do you think I could substitute brown rice flour (or almond flour)?

    1. hope I'm not too late to reply before your breakfast! You would really need to sub another starch for the arrowroot, such as tapioca or potato (obviously potato not being paleo though). The starch helps give the right texture, so subbing with a flour wouldn't really work.