Monday, November 11, 2013

Fluffy Grain & Nut-Free Pancakes

My kids asked for pancakes this weekend, and I will confess I haven't made the breakfast treat in ages. While I didn't eat a plate of these myself, I did give a taste and think they might just be my best grain-free pancakes yet!

My goal was to come up with a nut-free recipe, and I wanted to test out using tapioca starch as I've had such great results using it in pizza dough.

I found a few recipes online that all used equal parts coconut flour and tapioca starch, and used a blender to combine the ingredients. I didn't use much added sweetener, as I added fruit (my son enjoyed the banana pancakes I'm showing here, but I made a blueberry version for my daughter).

Fluffy Grain & Nut-Free Pancakes

3 eggs, whisked
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 tbs. vanilla extract
1 tbs. maple syrup or raw honey
1/2 cup each sifted coconut flour and tapioca starch
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
pinch of salt
coconut oil, for greasing pan
sliced/chopped fruit of choice

Combine eggs, coconut milk, vanilla and sweetener in a blender. Add dry ingredients and mix again until well-blended.

Allow batter to sit for 5-10 minutes.

Grease a griddle over low heat with coconut oil. Drop batter by 1/4 cup spoonfuls (it will be thick) and spread out with a spoon or spatula. Drop a little of the chopped or slice fruit into the batter.

Cook for 1-2 minutes, then flip.


  1. I have been staying away from pancakes and waffles because of the ratio between eggs and "flour". It seems like they would taste eggy. Do these taste eggy?

    1. I didn't find them too eggy, and most of the feedback thus far has been very positive. My kids don't like quiche or other eggy dishes (just straight up eggs!) and they liked them a lot.

  2. I just saw tapioca starch and decided not to get it because I wasn't sure if it would actually be worthwhile, Maybe it would be. Usually I combine coconut flour and almond flour, but I'll definitely have to test out your version!

    1. Let me know if you try them! I have been baking more with starch lately as I'm trying to veer away almond flour a bit. I find including a little starch with coconut flour helps add that "fluffiness" as the coconut can be a bit dense.