Fluffy Keto Coconut Flour Banana Pancakes

How to Make Keto Banana Pancakes with Coconut Flour & Coconut Milk – No Cream Cheese

These fluffy keto coconut flour pancakes are low carb AND vegan-friendly! An undeniably delicious gluten free, grain free option that’s full of crave-able flavor. And, an awesome keto banana pancakes recipe for those who fit banana into their low carb lifestyle. Learn how to make keto banana coconut pancakes with coconut flour and coconut milk – using regular eggs or flax eggs.

Keto Coconut Flour Pancakes Vegan

The beauty of this coconut flour pancake recipe is you can customize it in so many ways to suit your lifestyle. With coconut flour, coconut milk, and coconut oil in the base, you’ve got a grain free, low carb, vegan starting point. To make keto coconut flour pancakes, use regular eggs and lower-carb mix-ins. For vegan keto pancakes, use flax eggs instead.

Or, if you’re not attached to a particular lifestyle, use the ingredients you love to whip up the tastiest banana coconut pancakes you’ve ever eaten! I enjoyed making these as keto banana pancakes with a bit of sliced banana, but choose whatever mix-ins suit your lifestyle and carb tolerance. Even as plain coconut flour pancakes, these are irresistibly fluffy and comforting!

Keto Banana Pancakes with Coconut Flour

Is coconut flour keto friendly?

Yes, coconut flour is a low carb, high fat, and high fiber flour that’s a great option to use on a keto diet! Since it’s made from dried and ground coconut meat, it’s naturally gluten free and grain free, and rich in nourishing fats to fuel ketosis. Although it’s low in net carbs, it still offers some natural sweetness and flavor that makes these keto coconut pancakes super satisfying!

Is coconut sugar keto friendly?

Unlike coconut flour, coconut sugar is not ideal for a ketogenic diet. Although it has a lower glycemic index than refined white sugar, coconut sugar is still a carbohydrate-rich sugar that can compromise your ketosis. If you want to use an optional sweetener in this keto coconut flour pancakes recipe, choose a low carb granulated sweetener like erythritol or stevia.  

Coconut Flour Banana Pancakes
Coconut Flour Pancake Recipe

Keto Coconut Flour Pancakes Ingredients

  • Eggs: Not only do eggs help hold his pancake batter together, but they also add nourishing keto friendly fats! To make vegan keto pancakes instead, substitute with 4 flax eggs.
  • Coconut Milk: Full-fat coconut milk adds nutrients, creaminess, and tasty flavor to this recipe. I haven’t personally tried making this recipe with an alternative milk, but you could experiment with another nondairy milk. (I recommend a low carb high fat option!)
  • Coconut Oil: The saturated fats in coconut oil are an important binder in this recipe. If desired, and if you don’t need these keto coconut flour pancakes to be vegan, you could substitute with butter.
  • Coconut Flour: This whole recipe is designed around coconut flour, which has a uniquely dense texture, so it’s best not to substitute! (For an alternative, you can try my almond flour keto pancakes recipe, or my 3-ingredient vegan pancakes recipe.)
  • Baking Powder: An essential leavening agent that helps the recipe rise to create fluffy coconut banana pancakes.
  • Salt

Why do coconut flour pancakes fall apart?

Coconut flour is grain free and particularly high in fat, resulting in a heavier, denser, crumblier texture. That’s why this coconut flour pancake recipe uses several fat sources to help bind the batter together—including eggs or flax eggs, full-fat coconut milk, and coconut oil. Be aware that adjusting the ratios in this recipe may affect the texture of your pancakes!

How to Make Vegan Keto Pancakes

There are several methods for how to make pancakes with coconut flour – whether you want to make them keto, vegan, or both. To make vegan keto pancakes, simply replace the 4 eggs in this recipe with 4 flax eggs! Stir ¼ cup ground flax into 10 Tbsp (~⅔ cup) water, then allow it to thicken for 10-15 minutes before adding into the recipe. (1 flax egg = 1 Tbsp ground flax + 2½ Tbsp water.)

Whisk together dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately. Then, stir dry into wet mixture until integrated, but don't overmix.
Whisk together dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately. Then, stir dry mixture into wet mixture until integrated, but don’t overmix.
To make coconut banana pancakes, place banana slices directly onto preheated griddle or pan.
To make coconut banana pancakes, place banana slices directly onto preheated griddle or pan.
Scoop coconut flour pancake batter onto griddle with an ice cream scoop (or 1/4 cup) and flatten gently to form pancakes.
Scoop coconut flour pancake batter onto griddle with an ice cream scoop (or 1/4 cup) and flatten gently to form pancakes.
Cook 3-4 minutes on each side, until browned to your liking.
Cook 3-4 minutes on each side, until browned to your liking.

How to Make Keto Banana Pancakes

Personally, I think this recipe is most delicious when prepared as coconut flour banana pancakes! Here’s how to make keto banana pancakes, using half of a banana:

  • Place a few banana slices flat onto the preheated griddle or pan first, so they caramelize a bit.
  • Then, scoop keto coconut flour pancake batter on top of the bananas, flattening slightly so the batter touches the pan.
  • Cook 3-4 minutes on each side, until browned to you liking.

Can I have a banana on keto diet?

Typically, people on a keto diet shy away from bananas because they’re a high carb fruit. Just 1 medium banana can contain 25g carbs or more. But, in a smaller portion, paired with other high fiber and high fat ingredients, some banana might fit into your keto lifestyle. You have to decide based on your body, your individual carb tolerance, and the joy that some banana might add to a meal1

How many carbs are in banana pancakes?

Using half of a banana in the recipe, one serving of these keto banana pancakes contains 11.3g net carbs. For some, their bodies can tolerate this amount of carbs and stay in ketosis! For others, maybe not. You have to decide what’s right for you. Without any banana, these keto coconut flour pancakes contain 5.3g net carbs per serving.

Vegan Keto Coconut Flour Pancakes

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Lusciously fluffy keto coconut flour pancakes that are low carb AND vegan-friendly! How to make pancakes with coconut flour and coconut milk – using regular or flax eggs.
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Ingredients

Keto Coconut Flour Pancakes

  • 4 eggs, (or 4 flax eggs*)
  • cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted, (plus additional for cooking)
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sweetener, optional (erythritol or coconut sugar)
  • cup coconut flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt

Optional Mix-Ins:

  • ½ banana, sliced
  • cup blueberries
  • cup low carb chocolate chips

Instructions 

To cook coconut flour pancakes

  • Heat a fry pan or griddle over medium heat. (See specific temperatures for griddle below.)
  • Whisk eggs, coconut milk, coconut oil and optional sweetener until combined.
  • Separately, whisk together dry ingredients (coconut flour, baking powder, and salt).
  • Add dry mixture into wet mixture and stir to combine, without overmixing. (If you’re adding mix-ins like blueberries or chocolate chips, fold them in now.) Let batter rest for 5 minutes.
  • Melt coconut oil onto griddle.
  • For keto banana pancakes: Add banana slices onto griddle or pan first so they caramelize.
  • Use an ice cream scoop (or ¼ cup) to pour pancake batter onto heated surface. (Flatten each pancake slightly after scooping because this batter is very thick.)
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, until browned to your liking. (Unlike traditional pancakes, these will not bubble to indicate it’s time to flip, so flip after 3-4 minutes!)
  • Serve with a sugar free keto syrup, maple syrup, or your favorite toppings!
  • Yields 5-6 coconut pancakes.

To cook on a griddle:

  • Turn heat on griddle to medium low (300°F or 150°C) while pancake batter rests. When ready to cook, turn heat up to medium-to-medium high (325-350°F or 165°C-175°C).
  • Water Test: Before cooking, drop a small amount of water on the griddle to see if the temperature is right. If the water sits still on the griddle, the temp is too low; if the water sizzles and evaporates immediately, it’s too hot; if water droplets sizzle but “dance” and move around, the temperature is perfect.
  • Follow cooking procedure described above.

Notes

*To make vegan keto pancakes with flax eggs instead of eggs, replace the 4 eggs with 4 flax eggs:
  • Add 4 Tbsp ground flaxseed and 10 Tbsp water to a dish and stir well. (1 flax egg = 1 Tbsp ground flax + 2.5 Tbsp water.)
  • Let rest for 10-15 minutes to thicken.
  • Use in coconut flour pancakes recipe as described above.
Nutrition for keto banana pancakes:
450 calories | 33.1g fat | 22.8g carbs | 11.4g fiber | 8g sugars | 17g protein
11.4g net carbs per serving 
Nutrition provided below for keto coconut flour pancakes without banana: 
5.3g net carbs per serving
Serving: 3pancakes, Calories: 424kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 16.5g, Fat: 33g, Fiber: 10.7g, Sugar: 4.4g
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