Until today I have never made anything with coconut flour; I have wanted to, but my husband loathes coconut, and I hesitate to make anything that we can't all enjoy. Last weekend I took a trip to the health food store and picked up a bag of coconut flour anyway, just to do some experimenting, figuring if I am the only one who eats what I make with it, well, more for me...although I was pretty sure my two children still at home wouldn't mind some coconut flour treats. I wasn't counting on them both being gone this weekend, however, so whatever I came up with was going to be all mine if my husband wouldn't eat it, or I'd have to freeze some of it for later. No big deal and worth a gamble, especially since a little bit of coconut flour goes a long way.

Today was the first opportunity I had to make something with it, and I wanted to try to make coconut flour pancakes as the almond flour pancakes I made several months ago were disappointing, and occasionally I want a pancake, darn it, but not enough to cave in and eat wheat flour.

I looked up several recipes online for coconut flour pancakes. Most of them called for raw milk (which I don't have access to), or coconut milk, which I did have. I had discussed with my husband that I was making these and that I wanted him to try them, and knowing how much he detests coconut it just seemed like I'd be adding insult to injury by adding coconut milk. What to do? As absorbent of liquids that I'd read coconut flour was I couldn't just leave out the liquid and add more egg (that might have been a rubbery, nasty mess), so I used water. It worked out fine.

I also used my own proportions and didn't follow a recipe online, just to see what I could come up with myself. Longer story a little shorter, my husband thought they were great and didn't think they tasted like coconut. I know he's telling me the truth because there were no dry heaves after he took a bite. He ate the whole plate I served him, three pancakes total*. And me? I thought they were delicious and ate the rest of them. =) There was nothing left over to freeze for later, ha!

Lisa's Coconut Haters Coconut Flour Pancakes

4 Large eggs
1 1/4 C water
1 t organic vanilla extract
1 t baking soda
1/2 C organic coconut flour
1 t sweetener of choice (I used Xylitol), or omit
1 pinch salt (omit if not using sweetener)

Combine wet ingredients and beat well with a whisk. Whisk in dry ingredients until well combined. Drop 1/4 C dollops (or a little less) on a pre-heated, well greased griddle or in frying pan using a healthy fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil, etc.). Keep the pancakes small for ease of flipping. Flip pancakes when edges look sort of cooked. Cook second side, then serve with your choice of toppings.

Makes approximately 14 smallish pancakes.

Nutritional Information
Entire recipe:

Per Pancake:
Calories: 38
Fat: 2
Carbohydrates: 2.42
Fiber: 1.4
Protein: 2.4
(The alcohol is the vanilla extract)

*I had also made him eggs, just in case he wouldn't eat the pancakes, so he had both. I only had pancakes...I'm not really a selfish pig, but I may have to make a double or triple batch of these next time, especially if the kids are home! ;-)