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Coconut Pancakes

Coconut Pancakes are made with coconut milk and shredded coconut for lots of coconut flavor. Top them with a little toasted coconut for a wonderful breakfast or brunch recipe.

Stack of Coconut Pancakes.

Pancakes are my absolute favorite for breakfast and I love trying different variations. Scroll down to find more pancake recipes above the recipe box.

The batter for these pancakes is on the thin side because there is so much liquid in it, but these pancakes cook up so delicious.

Recipe Tip

Be sure they have cooked enough before flipping them them and they will hold their shape just fine.

Stack of pancakes topped with toasted shredded coconut.

Finish these Coconut Pancakes off with some maple syrup, butter, or whipped cream, and maybe even a few fresh berries.

For even more coconut flavor, cook the pancakes in coconut oil. Or just use vegetable oil.

Substitute For Buttermilk

If you don’t have any buttermilk, you can mix 1 scant cup of whole milk with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar.

A batch of Coconut Pancakes will bring a tropical feel to your morning!

Stack of Coconut Pancakes on a plate.

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Coconut Pancakes

Coconut Pancakes are made with coconut milk and shredded coconut for lots of coconut flavor. Top them with a little toasted coconut for a wonderful breakfast or brunch recipe.
SERVINGS: 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole buttermilk
  • 1 (13.25-ounce) can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut, divided
  • coconut oil or vegetable oil

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, coconut milk, egg, and vanilla extract until mixed well.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry, stirring just until all of the flour is moistened. 
  • Stir in 1 cup of coconut.
  • Place remaining coconut in a small nonstick pan and heat over medium heat, stirring frequently, until toasted. 
  • Heat a griddle over medium heat. Coat griddle with a little oil and use a 1/3 cup measuring cup to drop batter onto griddle. Cook until bubbles form in center and flip over. Cook another 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Coat griddle with more oil for each batch. Serve topped with toasted coconut and maple syrup.

Nutrition

Calories: 608kcal
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: coconut, pancakes

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Originally posted August 18, 2018.

Recipe adapted from Southern Cast Iron

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3 thoughts on “Coconut Pancakes”

  1. Coconut pancake is so popular item recipe in the southern Asia! I like the coconut flavor of this pancake! It is so healthy and tasteful. Thanks for sharing this post with us! I will surely try to prepare this recipe idea and I hope my other family members will enjoy this delicious pancake!

  2. Devi Archana

    I love your website. The recipes are clearly explained with accurate measurements. This recipe adds a nice touch to our regular pancakes making them more interesting.

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