GF Almond Coconut Chocolate Chip Pancakes

March 19, 2014

Healthy Recipes / Recipes / Uncategorized

GF pancakes

These pretty much made our week here. Almond flour is my new power animal. These can be GF or not (just use regular flour). This is adapted from the back of the Trader Joe’s GF Flour bag. I added, subbed and twirled in some goodness.

GF Almond Coconut Chocolate Chip Panckes



1 cup GF flour (or any other flour)

2/3 cup almond meal

3 teaspoons brown sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt


1 cup water

2 eggs beaten

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/2 tsp vanilla extract


As many chocolate chips/cocoa nibs you can handle (I used Ghiradelli-sinful)


Combine the flour, almond meal, brown sugar, baking powder and salt in one bowl. In another bowl, combine the water, eggs, vanilla and coconut oil. You want the eggs and the coconut oil to be similar in temperature. To achieve this, you may have to heat the coconut oil (microwave or stovetop) for a bit so it doesn’t turn solid once it hits cold eggs. If it gets a little chunky from the coconut oil solidifying, no worries, just combine as best you can and it will melt/mix in the pan. 

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Stir in chocolate chips.

This is a very thin batter. Using some coconut oil to coat a small pan, fill the pan with a thin layer of batter to make one big pancake and cook each side until browned. I cut them into quarters. I made ours medium thickness and big so it made 3 large pancakes (12 quarters).

We totally ate a whole big one a piece though!!! AH!

These are so flavorful, there really isn’t a need for syrup! Enjoy and let me know about any modifications.

  • michele s

    I just went gluten free so I love to know that TJ’s has GF products and I can’t wait to try this recipe, looks yummy!

    • Oh cool, Michele! I think anyone could appreciate this recipe. TJ’s gluten free brownies are kind of the bomb too! Another favorite GF mix is anything by a company called Pamela’s. Thank you!

  • withluckblog

    these look delicious! my mom if GF and we often find it difficult to find baking items that taste good. I’m excited to try this!

    • Oh she will LOVE this, Jenn! You can sub out the oil for another oil but the coconut flavor is mild and delicious.

  • Ummm YUM! I might actually try these tomorrow. My husband only eats pancakes with chocolate tips in them. And these are GF, so healthy, right? 🙂

    • Yay! GF is not necessarily “healthy.” Only because in this case there is sugar and chocolate. BUT coconut oil has many wonderful health benefits ( Almond meal is a great way to add a non-grain healthy alternative. GF recipes are great for those who deal with inflammatory responses to gluten. So it’s great to replace “regular” ingredients for ones that pack a more healthful punch! ENJOY!

  • Oh gosh! This sounds amazing! I need to try this! It would be perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch 🙂

    • Oh thank you! Niina, we were in HEAVEN!! I love the heartiness from the almond meal.

  • Almond Joys are one of my favorite candies… and this looks like a delicious healthy alternative with the same flavor combination going on! How awesome! I want to have breakfast at your house my friend! 🙂

    • You would LOVE this and I’d love to have you over! 🙂 I TOTALLY loved Almond Joys as a kid!!!

  • Oh my these look absolutely delectable and there’s enough going on that you don’t need syrup. I’ve never used almond flour before but I want to pick some up now.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

    • The almond flour is a must-try in anything! The package says that it can be used to replace up to 50% of a flour ingredient. If you use more, the end result may not hold together well. I’m going to keep experimenting with it. Also, I’m going to try coconut flour next.

  • Pamela Bannon

    It’s so funny you posted this because I was just looking for a healthy pancake recipe! I am going to try this this weekend! Thanks Christina!

    • Oh cool! Pamela, I owe you big time for the BEST banana bread/cake loaf ever!!! It is SOOOO good!!!

  • These sound like perfection- I feel the urge to run to trader joes immediately! I may have to have a brunch party this weekend now just to share this goodness! Thanks for sharing!!

    -Rebekah @ Blue Giraffes and Concrete Jungles

    • Yay! Just note that they look watery so you just need to let them fill up the whole pan and wait. They end up GREAT but look dodgy at first! Enjoy!!!