Vegan Blueberry Coconut Pancakes
These easy, fluffy, vegan blueberry coconut pancakes are made with just a handful of simple ingredients like whole wheat flour, flax, almond milk and shredded coconut. This recipe is oil-free, refined sugar-free and can be gluten-free.
Coconut Pancake Ingredients
Made with whole wheat flour, unsweetened coconut and plenty of berries, these vegan pancakes are filling and delicious. They’re really easy to make with ingredients you probably already have on hand. You’ll need:
- Ground flax. You’ll need ground flax to create a flax egg. When mixed with water, ground flax creates becomes gelatinous, much like whisked egg.
- Flour. I used whole wheat flour but you can use all-purpose flour or an all-purpose or whole wheat gluten-free free flour blend. I have not tested this recipe with oat flour, coconut flour or almond flour. It should work with chickpea flour but I haven’t tested it, however, you could always make my chickpea flour pancakes and just added coconut and blueberries.
- Baking powder. This adds the fluff! Don’t skip it.
- Shredded coconut. The coconut is technically optional, so are the blueberries actually, so feel free to leave them both out if you’re looking for a basic pancake recipe. But if you want to have some fun with flavours, go ahead and add the shredded coconut.
- Sweetener. I used pure maple syrup to sweeten this recipe. You can substitute it with Lakanto or stevia for sugar-free pancakes, or use coconut sugar or another granulated sugar of choice. Raw honey or agave also works.
- Blueberries. You can use fresh or frozen blueberries in this recipe. This is optional but who doesn’t love blueberry pancakes? They can also be subbed with any other berry such as raspberries or diced strawberries.
- Almond milk. I used almond milk for the liquid but these actually work with just water as well. You can also use carton coconut milk or cashew milk.
Toppings for Vegan Pancakes
- maple syrup
- Earth Balance
- pure maple syrup
- peanut butter, almond butter, tahini
- hemp seeds
- fresh berries, sliced banana or apple
- shredded coconut or toasted coconut flakes
- chocolate sauce: mix maple syrup, coconut oil and cocoa powder
- raisins, goji berries or dried fruit
- coconut butter
- sautéed apples
What are you favourite pancake toppings?
How to Replace Eggs in Pancakes
As for replacing eggs in recipes like these vegan pancakes, I almost always use flax eggs. To make a flax eggs, add 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed with 3 tablespoons of water, stir to combine and let sit for 5-10 minutes until thick and gooey. Now you have a flax egg! Make sure you use ground flax seeds rather than whole flax seeds, otherwise you’ll just have some seeds in water!
To be honest though, most of the time, vegan pancakes don’t even need a flax egg. My whole wheat fluffy vegan pancakes, chickpea flour pancakes, chia seed pancakes and protein pancakes don’t call ground flax seed.
Easy Coconut Pancakes
I hope you enjoy this vegan coconut pancake recipe. They thick and fluffy, bursting with blueberry flavour and perfect for a slow weekend morning. They’re also incredibly filling and will keep you powered-up well into your day. Serve them with plenty of blueberries and a generous drizzle of coconut butter.
More Vegan Pancake Recipes
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- Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes
- Vegan Banana Pancakes with Berries
- Quinoa Flour Pancakes
- Whole Wheat Fluffy Vegan Pancakes
- Gluten-Free Buckwheat Pancakes
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- Mix 1 tbsp of ground flax and 3 tbsp of warm water together in a small dish and set aside for a few minutes until it forms a gel.
- Mix the milk, vinegar, sweetener and flax egg and mix together in a mixing bowl.
- In a separate bowl, mix the baking powder, salt, coconut and whole-wheat flour together until well combined.
- Add the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl with the wet ingredients and gently fold together until “just mixed”. If it’s a little lumpy, that’s perfect!
- Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Give it a light spray of non-stick cooking spray if needed.
- Once it’s heated, drop heaping 1/4 cup-sized portions of the batter onto the pan.
- Drop some blueberries onto each pancake as its cooking.
- Once a few bubbles start to appear and the sides of pancake look slightly browned and dry, carefully flip them.
- Cook for another 2 minutes.
- Remove from pan and enjoy!
- Makes 6-8 pancakes to serve 2-3 people.
You may need another 1/4 cup of milk. The batter should be quite thick but you should be able to scoop it into pancake shapes fairly easily.
To make 1 flax egg, mix 1 tbsp ground flaxseeds with 3 tbsp water and let sit for 5 minutes.
Pancakes may be sweetened with your choice of coconut sugar, agave, maple syrup, stevia or monk fruit sweetener.
The vinegar or lemon helps add some fluffiness to the pancakes.
Keywords: coconut pancakes, vegan blueberry pancakes
UPDATE NOTE: This recipe was originally published on February 10, 2014. It was updated on May 31, 2019 with new photos and text.