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For everyone that wants a change from almond flour pancakes or can’t have them, this keto coconut flour pancakes recipe is for you! These fluffy cream cheese pancakes have coconut flour added, for the perfect low carb nut-free version. And since these keto pancakes with coconut flour require just 7 ingredients and 10 minutes, they come together super quickly. They are the best combination of coconut pancakes and cream cheese pancakes!
There’s already another recipe for keto low carb pancakes on the blog that includes coconut flour, but that one contains almond flour as well. I know some of my readers are allergic to nuts, and I’ve had repeated requests for a nut-free keto pancakes recipe… so, here it is! (Coconuts are botanically fruits, not nuts, so are okay for most people trying to be nut-free – but you know yourself best.)
This cream cheese pancake recipe was originally published on September 4, 2017, and was republished in May 2020 to add process pictures and useful tips.
I originally posted this recipe right after Labor Day. After a weekend of burgers on the grill, cauliflower potato salad, Caprese salad skewers, and strawberry tart, we had a lazy weekend morning starring the best coconut flour pancakes recipe I’ve ever made – yep, this one!
What Are Coconut Flour Pancakes?
Coconut flour pancakes are just like they sound – they are keto pancakes made with coconut flour instead of white flour! I make them using my Wholesome Yum Coconut Flour.
Thanks to the absorbent qualities of coconut flour, you only need three tablespoons of coconut flour for the entire batch. That means you end up with actually fluffy coconut flour pancakes that are low in not only carbs, but calories too – and they don’t taste like it.
How To Make Coconut Flour Pancakes
These coconut flour keto pancakes are ready to be stacked, syrup-ed, and devoured in just 10 minutes:
- Make coconut flour batter. Blend eggs, cream cheese, coconut flour, heavy cream, erythritol, baking powder, and vanilla until smooth. It will look like the picture below at first, then get thicker as it sits.
TIP: Make sure your eggs and cream cheese are at room temperature. This will ensure a smooth batter.
- Let batter thicken up. Let the batter sit for a few minutes so that it can thicken up a bit.
TIP: The batter will be thicker than a traditional pancake batter! This is normal. You can thin it out if you really want to, but don’t have to – and too much liquid will make these pancakes soggy.
- Fry pancakes. Scoop pancake batter in small circles onto a buttered pan – since the batter is thick, you may need to spread it a bit. Fry the coconut pancakes for 1-2 minutes per side.
TIP: For the best coconut flour pancakes, flip them when they start forming bubbles either on top or at the edges. You can gently slide a thin turner underneath to see if they stay together enough to flip.
They are done when they are browned on both sides. How much they brown will vary depending on the temperature of your pan.
Keto Pancakes With Coconut Flour FAQs
Coconut flour pancakes ingredients
There are just 7 ingredients in these keto friendly pancakes with coconut flour:
- Eggs – These help the pancakes stay together and also provide some leavening.
- Cream cheese – Even though it’s not required for coconut pancakes, it makes the taste and texture a lot better.
- Coconut flour – I recommend this coconut flour for the right texture and absorbency. Plus (bonus), it’s organic!
- Heavy cream – Can also use any milk of choice. Check my article on carbs in milk to choose one that’s low carb.
- Erythritol – Or check my comparison of the different keto sweeteners to choose one you like.
- Gluten-free baking powder – Helps to ensure these are fluffy keto pancakes. I like this baking powder which is non-GMO.
- Vanilla extract – Brings out the sweetness.
You probably already have many of these – if not, check my keto pantry list to stock up on these and other keto basics.
Are coconut pancakes healthy?
Yes, this keto pancake recipe with coconut flour is healthy! They are naturally sweetened, grain-free, and packed with protein and healthy fats.
How many carbs in coconut flour pancakes?
You’ll never guess there are only 260 calories and 4g net carbs in a generous serving of four 3-inch pancakes.
This coconut flour cream cheese pancake recipe makes 2 servings, but you can easily scale it up by entering a different number in the servings box on the recipe card below.
What do coconut flour pancakes taste like?
These coconut flour pancakes taste like a traditional pancake – fluffy, slightly sweet, and incredibly delicious! You might notice a mild coconut flavor if you have sensitive taste buds, but it’s not overpowering at all.
How are these different from other cream cheese pancakes?
Traditionally, cream cheese pancakes are made with just two ingredients – eggs and cream cheese. You’ll find how to make them in my mascarpone crepes recipe, which is essentially the same thing. Those are delicious, but in my opinion, too flat to be considered real pancakes. They are closer to keto crepes.
Keto cream cheese pancakes should be fluffy, not flat! Who’s with me? That’s why this cream cheese pancake recipe includes coconut flour – it makes them thicker and fluffier.
Can I omit the cream cheese?
No, I don’t recommend it for this recipe. If you can’t have dairy, you can try a dairy-free cream cheese, or make one of my other pancakes recipes instead – there are several options at the bottom of this post.
Can I make these pancakes with almond flour?
You can make pancakes with almond flour, just not this recipe. If you want to use almond flour, I recommend getting super fine blanched almond flour like this to make this almond flour pancakes recipe instead.
What to serve with coconut pancakes:
Here are a few of my top recommendations for topping this low carb coconut pancakes recipe:
- Sugar-free Maple Syrup – Just a few ingredients and it stores very well.
- Fresh berries – Including strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, etc. (Get the full keto food list here to see what kinds of fruit are okay for toppings if you’re keto.)
- Sugar-free chocolate chips – These come in dark, milk, or even white chocolate varieties.
- Butter – Great additional for favorable keto macros.
- Nuts & seeds – Chop them up and sprinkle on top.
What other toppings do you like on your pancakes made with coconut flour?
Cream Cheese Pancakes Storage Instructions
Can you make them ahead?
Yes, you can make these cream cheese egg pancakes ahead of time.
How to store coconut keto pancakes with cream cheese
Store these cream cheese keto pancakes in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.
Can you freeze low carb coconut flour pancakes?
Yes, and being able to pull a quick low carb breakfast out of the freezer has been a total lifesaver! Here is how to freeze them:
- Make pancakes as written on the recipe card below.
- Arrange pancakes on a parchment lined baking sheet, in a single layer. (This prevents them from sticking together.)
- Place in the freezer for at least 4 hours.
- Once solid, transfer the frozen pancakes to a freezer bag.
These easy cream cheese pancakes with coconut flour are one of our favorites right now to start the day. I make them fresh when we have time, or pull out frozen ones when I’m in a rush. Amazing both ways!
How to reheat low carb cream cheese pancakes
Reheat these easy coconut flour pancakes in the microwave, or preferably, in the oven.
TIP: I like to spread a little butter on top before reheating, to avoid drying them out.
More Keto Pancake And Waffle Recipes
If you like this coconut flour pancake recipe, you might also like some of these other low carb keto breakfast recipes:
- Keto Pancakes – These pancakes are made with both almond and coconut flour, and many readers say they are the best they’ve ever had!
- Almond Flour Pancakes – Possibly the most classic of my keto pancake recipes.
- Flaxseed Pancakes – These healthy pancakes are packed with a nutritious blend of nuts and seeds.
- Coconut Flour Waffles – A nut-free waffle option that’s healthy and satisfying.
- Chocolate Protein Pancakes – Hard to believe these are healthy enough for breakfast but they are!
Tools To Make Coconut Flour Cream Cheese Pancakes:
Click the links below to see the items used to make this recipe.
- High-Power Blender – Use it to blend the coconut flour pancake batter. And, it’s powerful enough for just about any other kitchen task.
- Nonstick Skillet – I love the hard anodized coating on these. Nothing sticks and it doesn’t scratch easily.
- Pancake Art Kit – The easiest way to turn plain old pancakes into incredibly fun shapes. Even the adults will like this. 😉
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Keto Coconut Flour Pancakes Recipe With Cream Cheese
An EASY, fluffy keto coconut flour pancakes recipe with cream cheese! Make these low carb cream cheese pancakes using just 6 simple ingredients.
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- Puree all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Wait a couple of minutes for the bubbles to settle and batter to thicken a little.
Fry pancakes in a buttered pan over medium heat, 1-2 minutes on per side. (It's time to flip when bubbles form at the edges.) Repeat as needed until all the batter is used up.
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Serving size: 4 3-inch pancakes, or 1/2 entire recipe
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Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. You can find individual ingredient carb counts we use in the Low Carb & Keto Food List. Net carb count excludes fiber, erythritol, and allulose, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. (Learn about net carbs here.) We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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