Gluten Free Pina Colada Pancakes

Gluten Free Pina Colada Pancakes Recipe


“If you like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain, and the feel of the ocean…come with me and escape.” OK, sorry if the words to that song are now running through your head but you may forgive me after you try this Gluten Free Pina Colada Pancakes recipe.

I have been daydreaming of an escape lately – a vacation someplace tropical with crashing waves, white sandy beaches and gentle breezes where I have nothing to do but swim in the ocean, take long walks and read trashy novels.

Alas there is no time right now for a proper vacation but one of the beauties of food is that it can transform you temporarily from one place to another. Eating a beautifully prepared Thai recipe may not be on a par with actually visiting Thailand but for a few moments you can get lost in the exotic flavors and let your taste buds take you on a mini excursion.

This is what these pancakes do for me, they conjure up lying in the sand with the waves lapping at the shore, a tropical, umbrella adorned drink in hand, soaking up sunshine and Nora Roberts.

The pancakes are made with coconut flour; a naturally gluten free flour packed with fiber and protein, coconut milk; which not only adds flavor but is a terrific dairy free milk substitute and coconut palm sugar; an unrefined sugar with a low glycemic index that actually contains nutrients and most of all has a rich, complex taste, and to add even more coconut flavor (plus some texture), there is a bit of shredded coconut thrown in. For a total coconut extravaganza, fry these pancakes in a little coconut oil.

While these healthy pancakes are good on their own what really turns them into a mini vacation in your mouth is the syrup. Seriously, this syrup is A-MA-ZING! Made with coconut sugar and freeze dried pineapples it is rich and sweet without the addition of refined sugar. You can even use this syrup to turn an ordinary dish of ice cream into a tropical treat.

So if you do like Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain, the feel of the ocean and the taste of champagne…come with me and escape, if only in a culinary sense, with these pancakes. It may not be a real vacation but it is a darn good breakfast!

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Gluten Free Pina Colada Pancakes
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Gluten Free Pina Colada Pancakes Recipe

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 3 inch pancakes
Calories: 216kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


Coconut Pancakes

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup coconut milk (I like to use the canned variety)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ½ cup shredded coconut plus more for serving
  • Coconut oil or gluten-free nonstick cooking spray

Pineapple Coconut Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 ¾ cup (one 1.5 ounce package) freeze dried pineapple


Coconut Pancakes

  • Combine the eggs, coconut milk, vanilla, baking powder, salt and coconut flour in a blender. Blend on high until fully combined, scraping down the sides of the container once or twice. Add the ½ cup shredded coconut and pulse the blender a few times to combine. Let the mixture sit and thicken while you heat your skillet.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat until a drop of water splashed on it sizzles immediately. Brush with coconut oil or spray with cooking spray. Ladle a scant ¼ cup of the batter on to the hot skillet for each pancake. Cook until the edges of the pancakes look dry and the bottoms are nicely browned, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook until the pancakes are browned on the other side and the top of the pancake feels firm to the touch, another minute or two. Keep pancake warm while making the rest. Serve topped with the pineapple syrup and a sprinkling of shredded coconut.

Pineapple Coconut Syrup

  • Combine the water, coconut sugar and pineapples in a deep, heavy saucepan. Bring to boil and let boil for 4- 5 minutes until the liquid has reduced and the pineapples are soft. Let cool a little and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Pina Colada Pancakes Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 216 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 125mg5%
Potassium 69mg2%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 59IU1%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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  3. March 25, 2012

    I appreciate your wonderful article. excellent information. I hope you release many. I will carry on subscribing

    1. Gluten Free & More
      March 26, 2012

      Thank you.

  4. March 25, 2012

    Carol, this recipe looks divine! I wonder if I could substitute Tofu for the eggs and still have it come out alright? I’m going to have to give it a try :)

    1. Gluten Free & More
      March 26, 2012

      Hi Mary – not sure about the tofu but if you do try it please let me know!!! That would be aewsome for egg free and vegan peeps!

  5. Sondra Pool
    March 26, 2012

    These taste great but I must have done something wrong because the batter was extremely thick so I had to add more coconut milk and then it was a little too thin. I am new to the coconut flour too. This is only my 3rd recipe with it.

    1. Gluten Free & More
      March 26, 2012

      The batter is pretty thick, thicker than most pancake batters but still pourable. Coconut flour has a way of absorbing moisture. If your pancakes seem too thick to you add just a topuch more coconut milk and let it sit a minute. Depending on the humidity of where you live the recipe could need just a touch more coconut milk.

  6. Joy
    March 26, 2012

    Oh my! These sound amazing and after creating these pancakes you do deserve a nice vacation! I have been Paleo for a couple weeks and this look to be ok. So excited

    1. Gluten Free & More
      March 26, 2012

      Thanks for pointing that out Joy – yes I do believe they are Paleo friendly :)

  7. Donna
    March 26, 2012

    That song is now running through my head but that’s ok, these pancakes look and sound AMAZING!!!

  8. March 29, 2012

    I would certainly feel like I was on a wonderful vacation with a tummy full of these creations! Now, I just need a drink with an umbrella in it to complete the illusion :)

    1. Gluten Free & More
      March 30, 2012

      Exactly! Bring on the fancy drinks with umbrellas.

  9. Pushpa
    March 30, 2012

    Looks very exotic and delicious.Haven’t baked with coconut flour,this will be a good start.Thanks.

    1. Gluten Free & More
      March 31, 2012

      Hi Pushpa – yes pancakes are a good way to start using coconut flour as they are more “forgiving”. Enjoy!

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  11. September 16, 2012

    These sound so good but am wondering if there is any good substitute for the eggs in this recipe? Some subs work in recipes and I have found others do not. I usually use applesauce and baking powder per egg; however, usually substituting for more than 2 eggs compromises the recipe.

    1. Gluten Free & More
      September 16, 2012

      I have found the same thing to be true. Also I have not had really good results with subbing out the eggs when I use coconut flour. I checked with some friends who noticed the same thing. The closest would be egg replacemnet and adding some water. Coconut flour really sucks up the moisture. Wish I could give you better guidience!

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  13. Tricia
    April 6, 2013

    Hi! Does your gf flour have bean flour in it?

    1. Gluten Free & More
      April 6, 2013

      No. it is a combination of rice flour, sweet rice flour, potato starch, and tapioca starch with some xanthan gum.

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  20. staci
    January 26, 2015

    freeze-dried pineapple is EXPENSIVE. I’ll have to figure out how to make a topping with CANNED pineapple instead.

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