Extra Fluffy Gluten Free Coconut Flour Blueberry Pancakes. (Gluten/Grain/Nut/Seed/Dairy/Sugar Free)

Extra Fluffy Gluten Free Coconut Flour Blueberry Pancakes. (Gluten/Grain/Nut/Seed/Dairy/Sugar Free)

Extra Fluffy Gluten Free Coconut Flour

Blueberry Pancakes

As I mentioned on facebook a few days ago, I have been battling some pretty severe adrenal fatigue the last 6 weeks. In January I joined a gym and went full throttle taking intense kickboxing classes 4 times a week. Unknowingly I pretty much destroyed the living daylights out of my adrenals in a little over 2 weeks.

Since then I have had to slow my life down and spend the majority of my days resting in bed. My husband in addition to running his own business full time has been waiting on me hand and foot- cooking, doing all the cleaning, taking care of the dogs, the laundry, going grocery shopping and making green juice for me. In addition he's been a huge emotional support - being positive in the moments that I am not. Assuring me that I will be ok and somehow hes been able to avoid responding negatively to my overly emotional way of looking at all situations right now. I've been difficult to be around I'm sure. He's keeping me sane, and with his help I know I'm going to get through this chaotic and scary patch in my health.

This morning I woke up feeling a little bit more alive than I have in weeks. My husband was still asleep and I used the opportunity to say thank you, in the way I love doing it best.

I made him the fluffiest blueberry pancakes that I could conjure up. It took me 3 tries to get the recipe right- but I wanted only the best pancakes in the world- because that is what he deserves. I woke him up with breakfast in bed. It was just a small gesture to remind him just how much I love him.

These pancakes will melt in your mouth. They are so fluffy that they will nearly triple in size in your skillet while cooking.

Since these pancakes were created for my husband Rich ( he does not have as strict of dietary restrictions as I). I did not try to leave out the starch and eggs. Infact I'm going to tell you that these pancakes need them. Do not try to make any substitutions. With most of my recipes I provide tons of substition notes. With these I am not- they are perfect the way they are and any changes will negatively affect them. This is one of those recipes that I'm going to encourage you to make as they are written only- if you can't have these specific ingredients then I suggest moving on to a different recipe that better suites your dietary needs.

Extra Fluffy Gluten Free Coconut Flour Blueberry Pancakes

Extra Fluffy Gluten Free Coconut Flour Blueberry Pancakes

Extra Fluffy Coconut Flour Blueberry Pancakes.

Yield: 8-10 large fluffy pancakes.


  • 5 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup of milk + 2 Tbsp (dairy or nondairy- any variety)
  • 1/4 cup oil or melted butter (dairy or nondairy)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup granulated sugar to taste (any variety. For Sugar Free use Xylitol or Erithritol)
  • 1/8 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 packed cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 packed cup of Starch (potato starch or tapioca starch or a mix of the two)
  • 1 Tsp. Lemon Juice (Note: in addition to the lemon juice try adding the zest from 1 lemon)
  • 1 Tbsp Baking Powder (double acting works best).
  • 1 cup (or more) of Fresh or Frozen Blueberries.


  1. Pour the eggs, milk and oil into a blender and process on high until light and fluffy. Add in the remaining ingredients except for the baking powder and blueberries and process until smooth. Add the baking powder and process one last time.
  2. Stir in the blueberries. (Or you can just plop a few into each pancake as you make them).
  3. Lightly oil a nonstick skillet. Pour the batter in and gently tap the pan so the batter spreads. Place a lid on top (it makes them fluffier) and cook for roughly 2 minutes on medium/low heat. Flip and cook roughly one minute on the second side keeping them covered the entire time aside from when you flip)
  4. Re-oil the pan with each new batch. Be cautious not to turn the heat up too high as the bottoms will burn before the inside has enough time to cook which would prevent you from getting a good clean flip.


Feel free to leave out the blueberries and add a little vanilla extract if you would like plain pancakes. Any other berry, fruit or chocolate chips can also be used.


Love pancakes? You might also try some of my other recipes:

Brittany Angell

78 comments | Leave your own

  1. Amanda

    Can the milk be any milk??

  2. Maggie

    Such a sweet present and post for your hubby. You deserve to be cared for too Brittany! I hope you’re feeling better soon. We’ve reintroduced eggs for Callum and he seems okay so far. I’m going to make these for him. Xo

  3. Marty

    Dang. Vegan. Any pancakes made w/o eggs?

    1. Joni

      Marty, I do a lot of my own recipes. You can use flax flour in place of eggs. I have done it. You will put a small amount like 1/4 cup maybe even 1/8th with a little water and let it set for a few min. Then just add to your recipes like you would eggs. I have done this and it works great. Hope that helps.

  4. Erin

    I am very excited about this recipe. Thank you for this! I know you said no substitutions…but I used to have a pancake recipe pre-gluten free days, though can’t remember all the specifics, but it used ricotta with the lemon and blueberry and it was amazing. I think it involved whipped egg whites- will have to see if i can find it. Wondering how your goat ricotta would fare maybe in lieu of the milk?

  5. Anna

    Thank you, we had them for breakfast & loved them.

  6. val eltzroth

    I am glad you are starting to feel better & Thank you so much for this, it is wonderful! I used melted coconut oil and almond milk – they are very fluffy and yummy

  7. Laura C

    In the works right now. Kids just finished off my 5th batch of peanut butter cc cookies last night. We are all thinking of you and your health as we continue to benefit from your strength and baking wisdom.

    I am just coming out of a five week setback. It was one of the first times it got to me. Like you, after almost a year of forward progress I was just not up for another reset. However, I find, once again, that when I do pull out of the slump wonders await. It is as if my brain is just resting up all its creative ideas waiting for my body to get its act together. Three new design ideas for me this week and one fabulous pancake recipe for you. I’d say we’re both kicking some serious butt. πŸ™‚

  8. Erin

    Thanks, Brittany. Good advice (as usual).. Will report back. Very excited

  9. Linda

    Great to see you are getting better – I was wondering how you were. I missed your emails. I am doing an elimination program at the moment and eggs and butter are out for a couple of weeks, however I will definitely give this a try once I return to “normal” eating (which still involves no gluten, sugar and cow’s milk). Hope your hubby enjoyed them.

  10. Sally C

    These look great, the last time I did coconut pancakes from another site they didn’t work but I will have to give this one a try. Thanks.

  11. Fern

    Brittany, this looks amazing! Great to hear that you are feeling better and have the positive energy and support from your husband. I totally get that– having someone there backing you up and telling you that yes, this is only a phase and you will get stronger, and helping us put our challenges in perspective, helping us to realize that we are powerful beyond our expectations, and helping us to appreciate everything we have, THAT is a gift. Like your husband, my boyfriend has been helping me feel stronger and alive in my saddest, most depressed moments when I feel like my health is getting the best of me. He helps me back on my feet. Here’s to all the supportive, caring, and loving husbands, boyfriends, families and best friends we have in our lives. Thank you, Brittany, for sharing your ups and downs with us. We all are leaning from each other and helping each other find our healthiest, most vibrant selves. We are here behind you as you kick the adrenal fatigue back into remission. Keep on shining, soul sister. You’ve got a lot of shining to do! Xo

  12. Elizabeth Good

    Oh how I love Fern’s post right above mine, & am so happy for those of us that have wondrous amazing support for our healing journeys. Though Brittany I am so sorry for your setback. Yes I’ve noticed there is no way I can push my body in exercise routines like “normals.” I found enourmous adrenal help (kind of miraculous, actually) with a formula from Metagenics called Adreset. It’s only avail through health practitioners, but no other product (have tried them all) did what this did for me. It is pricey though.

    The recipe looks great! As usual your photos blow me away (amateur photographer that I am). May your healing journey be full of wondrous gifts, and fast recovery.

  13. Michelle C

    Would corn starch work?

  14. Erin

    Made these for an afterschool snack/dinner today! Used chocolate chips (dairy and soy free) and my kids loved them! My last pancake had too many chips it basically came out as a chocolate sandwich. Next time I will make these plain with vanilla and cinnamon (had one like that, it was delish) and then one chocolate one for dessert! πŸ™‚ For you Brittany, my son said “Whoever came up with this recipe, is a really, really good cook!” Said they were better than his favorite pancake restaurant!

  15. Anna B

    Wow! These pancakes just made my day! My year! My husband is a very picky eater and he’s missing his “junky” food…. these are perfect!

  16. Amy Ayers

    Today was the first time in quite a while that I actually wanted pancakes for breakfast. Maybe it was a combination of the fresh blueberries I found at my farmer’s market this past Saturday and coming across this post, but these are the ones I made. While they didn’t come out looking as great as the ones in your photo, they did taste pretty good. I made my first attempt at making homemade almond milk yesterday (which came out fantastic), so I used that for the milk in my batch. I appear to (possibly) be having issues with nuts recently (LOTS of tummy trouble the past few days after eating things with nuts in them, or eating nut butter, or even my almond milk), so I may try it with coconut milk next time.

    Anyway…..delicious pancakes!! I topped mine with some homemade strawberry jam (using local, raw honey as the sweetener). Thank you!!

  17. Chris

    Any advice for grain-free vegan pancakes? The recipes in your book involved grains. Thanks!

  18. Mrs G

    I made them a couple of days ago with a mix of blueberry and raspeberry and it was really good. Moreover, they also keep for 2 days and they stay nice and fresh.
    It was my 1st attempt to American style pancakes, so I really need to practice with flipping. And I’ll make this recipe again.

  19. Heather

    If I wanted to do refined sugar free…do you think honey would work as the sweetener or even apple sauce or rapadura. Not a fan of Xylitol or Erithritol)

  20. Tabitha

    These are the best! I’ve made them twice now! We don’t have sensitives to wheat flour so I just did that instead of the starches. Today I made them into waffles. I added a little more flour and a banana! They are SOOOO yummy! Thanks so much!

  21. Tabitha

    I mean I added a little more MILK! πŸ™‚

  22. Maryann

    What is the purpose of the starch. Could I use all coconut flour?

  23. Carla

    Is coconut flour just coconut ground and could I do that in my coffee grinder? And can I use arrowroot for the starch? Yum!!

  24. Belenda

    Is there a print button that I can’t seem to find? These look amazingly fluffy, which is what I’ve been looking for. Have been so disappointed with all the other pancake recipes out there. I have high hopes for this one!!!

  25. Kelly B

    My friend had given me this website knowing I’m trying to go gluten free and I just tried this recipe for the first time today.
    These are the most amazing pancakes I have ever made.
    Perfectly fluffy and not too sweet. LOVE them!

    This will be a frequent thing in my kitchen.

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! πŸ™‚

  26. Shirl

    These are the currently the only treat I love!.. They feel like I am eating health food. I use duck eggs due to lab test that told me “NO” to chicken eggs. But duck eggs tested out fine. (The chicken eggs that I used to eat were from my local organic farm and they do not even feed with any soy at all , all grass fed and organics, also roaming all over the place). This recipe is absolutely delicious. These pancakes are my cookies, snack, or whenever I need a sweet fix. I even use much less coconut sugar than called for and coconut milk since I have to be dairy free (much to my disappointment , I also tested out on this). I can eat so little these days. Don’t dare use almond flour because almonds are goitrogens. I am down to chestnut flour, coconut flour and rice flour (arsenic?)……All I know is that being gluten free and on the elimination diet all the time, this is the best recipe for me thus far and I have tried a lot. Thank you, Brittany, for your continued efforts.

  27. Amy

    YUMMY! Just made these again. Just a tip if anyone if having problems getting them to rise. First time I made them I didn’t leave the egg/milk/oil in the blender long enough. Mine didn’t rise much (still delicious). This time I let the blender run longer with the egg combo and it fluffed them up a lot more. The family wolfed down 2 plates before I was able to sit down and enjoy them! That’s ok…I got to enjoy mine peacefully and savor each bite. As usual, another great recipe…thank you for all your hard work!!

  28. Crystal

    Is this recipe going to be okay for someone battling with their candida. i recently found your page and started following because of your information and recipes, but deiscovered that you too have worked to overcome a yeast build. I am currently doing the same. Which of your recipes are best to follow for this and which ones should I stear clear of?

  29. Marianela

    Another great recipe! I’ll have to double it next time for my family of 5– they gobbled them up!

  30. Bel

    I’ve made these several times now and have even made my own changes( ie sliced bananas and chocolate chips). Everyone in my family loves them! They stay together unlike the pancakes I’ve made with almond flower( also good) but my family wants something more like the original pancakes they grew up on. This recipe really fit the bill and are a regular Sunday breakfast now. Thanks!

  31. Chelsea

    When I made these the other day I put banana and vanilla in them instead of the berries this time. I also made them in a muffin pan and they turned out great! This is my go to pancake recipe now. I have struggled in the past to find one that suits our needs and this one does the trick. Most Gf recipes I have tried fall apart as soon as you try to spread some butter or pour syrup on them. Thank you for all of your hard work coming up with all of the wonderful and oh so yummy recipes! Keep up the great work.

  32. Kristi

    I tired these today and made a couple as pancakes but the rest of them as waffles. They held their shape better than any coconut flour pancake/waffle I’ve tried.
    I think I must have used a little too much coconut flour because they were a bit dry. Next time I’ll just measure out 1/2 cup but not *packed.* It might also be the brand I used…I think it was Let’s Do Organic.
    I also put in chocolate chips, and had I used blueberries they would have been more moist.
    Thanks for a great recipe!

  33. Debbie B

    I just made these last night as a celebration dinner for my daughter’s last day of school. They were delicious! I took your suggestion and added some vanilla and sprinkled on blueberries for those who wanted them. We cooked them on our electric griddle which worked great! They are so light and fluffy as promised. Thank you so much for all the time and money you put in to create such wonderful recipes. I truly appreciate it as we are just beginning our paleo journey. I’m looking forward to trying many more!

  34. Cristine Atkinson

    Just made a batch of these hoping my son would eat them. He is the pickiest eater I have ever seen. He literally has about a dozen foods he will eat, and they are all processed and have soy and other bad stuff in them. I have tried many times to “copy” his processed foods without the bad stuff, but most of the time, he doesn’t like them. Well, he liked these! Yea!! I have now replaced his Rice Krispie Treats Cereal with your organic marshmallow recipe/gluten free Rice Krispies and these pancakes with those from the box mix. Making them in bulk and freezing. Yea!! Thanks!!

  35. shannon

    Hi Brittany!
    I love this recipe and wanted to share that I have had success in substituting up to 1/2 the eggs in the recipe with mashed banana. I wanted to add banana without disrupting the recipe too much and used the ratio of 1/4 cup mashed banana per egg. The banana flavor compliments the coconut flour and the blueberries so well! Also, I double this recipe every time I make it so that we can stash pancakes in the freezer for quick breakfasts during the week. πŸ™‚

  36. Kate

    These were very good. I have Hashimotos and am pretty symptom free but I am trying gluten free as I know it’s better for me, especially in the long run. My family ate these up, I used chocolate chips instead. πŸ™‚ My husband’s only complaint with gf pancakes is that they don’t rise as much as the traditional fare. Have you ever tried a combination of baking soda and baking powder? Thanks again for the delicious recipe!

  37. A Different Kate

    Made these this morning using coconut milk and they were very good. I didn’t have a non-stick pan and didn’t want to use a ton more oil to make them in a skillet so I put them in a muffin top pan I have and baked in the oven at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Turned out so good. My husband also commented these tasted like blueberry donuts.

  38. Valerie

    These pancakes have become a regular dish in our house! Today I used fresh copped strawberries because I didn’t realize I was out of blueberries until I started making the batter! I also put chocolate chips instead of fruit in my husband’s because he doesn’t eat fruit and he loves them!

  39. Randi

    Thanks for the recipe. I have been failing to find a good grain free pancake without nuts. Coconut only recipes weren’t coming out well. These were great with the tapioca. I used xylitol. Will make these again for my family!!

  40. Hilary Kunes

    Made them today for my girls, def keeping the recipe

  41. Amanda

    These were delicious, thank you! I made them with out blueberries and lemon juice. I added about 1/2 tsp of almond extract and used palm sugar. They were so good! Thanks again for your wonderful recipes!

  42. April

    The only “starch” I have on hand right now is arrowroot starch – would that work, and is it a straight swap?

  43. Laurie Clark

    OMG! Best ever grain free recipe!! These pancakes were perfect in color, taste and texture. We could not tell that they were “alternative”. They were soft, fluffy, and golden brown. I only put blueberries in one of them, because they were great with out it. I ate some with butter and maple syrup, but it was too sweet for me, so switched to applesauce and a sprinkling of cinnamon. YUM!! I highly recommend using a digital timer to watch for the flip time- 2 minutes, then 1 minute was exactly right every time.

  44. Dr. Karen May

    Thank you so very much! Fabulous recipe. We are grain free household with nut allergies. My family has gotten sick of coconut everything but this recipe has restored their faith in coconut! Wehad a snow day today and had time to have fun in the kitchen. Saw this recipe at some point and had never heard of adding the starch. That was a fantastic addition! I need a new skillet as I had trouble with sticking even with oil. Just don’t like non stick pans. Thanks again.

  45. Emily

    I’m new to your site, and this is the first recipe I have tried. Amazing! I have 2 daughter who have celiac disease (3 and 1) and a 6 year old who is allergic to cow’s milk and is super sensitive to all grains in respect to his behavior. (He has high function autism.) I have autoimmune issues as well and can not tolerate any grains. We’re a mess over here! It is SUCH a struggle to find recipes that are “keepers.” I’ve been hunting for a nut free paleo pancake recipe for months and months, and I am SO happy to have found it! I am currently making a triple batch to freeze. Half blueberry, half cinnamon chocolate chip. Thanks for all you do!

  46. Tawnya Marsh

    Sorry if I’m repeating anyone’s post, but can these be made as waffles?

  47. Julie C

    Thank you! These were very good and so easy. I have tried SO many pancake recipes and have had terrible results. These were just as described and cooked in about the time you said. Many of the recipes I have tried either don’t hold together or take forever to cook for some reason. I finally found a recipe I will be repeating!

  48. Eric

    I have tried about a dozen different paleo pancake recipes and almost gave up hope for a delicious fluffy pancake. To make your recipe paleo I used honey instead of sugar and full fat coconut milk instead of milk. I had to use a full cup of coconut milk to thin it out a little since the brand of coconut milk I use is a bit thick. It was AMAZING! I will use this as my goto from now on! I’m excited to try tweaking this slightly to make waffles! Thank you!! (I don’t leave comments on websites like these but I had to tell you how great these are especially after so many disappointments)

  49. Jennifer

    I finally got a waffle maker and used this recipe without the lemon and blueberries because I wanted to use coconut flour as the base. Just awesome! I made a grilled cheese for dinner – first in years! They are indeed fluffy and got the thumbs-up from my 8 year-old as well. We’re having breakfast for dinner tomorrow for sure. Thank you!

  50. Ten of My Favorite Gluten Free Recipes Blogs | Purposeful Nutrition: Healing With Food.

    […] Brittany Angell – My favorite coconut flour pancakes come from this site.  I also have her 2 cookbooks and have found them to be a great […]

  51. Jaclyn

    These were amazing!!! I used butter and coconut milk and xylitol. Woot!! 5stars

  52. Jaclyn

    Making these again but now I have strawberries and agave and lime….lol, just using what’s left in the house! Also want to say I’ve made a tepee other of your Recipes and they are consistently amazing!! Especially, pumpkin cinnamon rolls!!:)

  53. April

    I’ve made these several times, and they are runny and flat every time. I do have to substitute baking soda for the powder as we can’t have corn. I have also tried doing have baking soda and have arrowroot powder, but it still doesn’t puff up. Any suggestions?

  54. Hélène

    I know cornstarch is a horrible thing to use, but can you generally use it in place of arrowroot or tapioca in these alternative bread recipes?

  55. Liza

    How can I change the recipe so that I only make 6 pancakes?

  56. Grain-Free Pancakes from Brittany Angell - MadeItLoveItPaleo

    […] ahead and meal prepping. We like to start the day with something really delicious we all love, like these grain-free, fluffy, amazing pancakes from Brittany Angell. Brittany specializes in recipes for everyone to enjoy regardless of any food […]

  57. Dawn

    I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for such a wonderful recipe! I featured it this week in my Made It & Loved It series. You are truly the queen of grain-free EVERYTHING! We are also huge fans of your breads and of course the waffles πŸ™‚

  58. Kristin

    OK is it just me or does the recipe for blueberry pancakes in the Paleo Kitchen look basically identical to this recipe but cut in half? Yet it was written a year after this was posted

Leave a Reply


Hey Everyone!

Please bear with me, I'm almost ready to unveil the new Club Angell, so in the mean time, if you have any trouble, just hang tight, I'll have it up and running by Monday!

Thank you!