Piña Colada Pancakes (+ GIVEAWAY!)

Gluten Free Coconut Pancakes (Pina Colada Pancakes)

If ever there were a human who does not enjoy the Piña Colada flavored anything, it’s this girl right here. I blame it on an encounter-gone-awry with Malibu Rum when I was 15 21 years old. The experience broke my piña colada. Broke it right in two. Pineapple, you sit over there. Coconut, take a chill pill. Cool it, you two and for heaven’s sake, no colada-ing allowed!

So…okay….so how did the Piña Colada Pancake happen then? Sheeeeer luck. And dire, dire, teeeeeerrible need for a tropical vacation. Bikini body ready or not, tropical me a pancake and make it snappy, son!

Gluten Free Pineapple Coconut Pancakes

I asked you folks through the ol’ twittersphere what your favorite pancake is and the responses I got back all related to bananas. Since I have already posted a banana pancakes recipe and am plumb out of almond milk (which is what I typically use in pancake batter), it made logical sense to utilize my resources; heaven forbid I should have to comb my hair and go to the grocery store.  For a girl who hasn’t been interested in the pineapple coconut combo since she was 15 21, I certainly ruuuuuuuuuuuuv me some Piña Colada Pancakes! I’d hate to sound like a broken record, but this one’s our favorite.

Gluten Free Pineapple Coconut Pancakes

The recipe’s easy. Pineapple Greek Yogurt (from the care package Chobani sent me), coconut milk, Bob’s Red Mill Coconut Flour and brown rice flour. Colada-ing their little faces off in your pancake batter wooooo wooooo! If you remember my slow and low discussion from the Lemon Poppy Seed Coconut Flour Pancakes, the same is true here…coconut flour pancakes take foooooorever to cook but they’re so pillow-y flavorful delicious that they’re well worth the wait.

It’s week 9 of The Pancake Project and look how far we’ve come! We’ve made…

Week 1: Cranberry Orange Oat Flour Pancakes

Week 2: Bacon & Egg Buckwheat Stacks

Week 3: Almond Flour Pancakes

Week 4: Lemon Poppy Seed Coconut Flour Pancakes

Week 5: Cornbread Flapjacks

Week 6: Garbanzo Bean Flour Pancakes with Caramelized Spiced Pears

Week 7: Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes

Week 8: Peanut Butter & Jelly Pancakes

Week 9: Piña Colada Pancakes

And just like the previous weeks, I’m having a Bob’s Red Mill Giveaway! This week, I’m giving away one bag of gluten free coconut flour for your Piña Colada pleasure. All you need to do for a chance to win is comment on this post! The winner will be randomly selected on Wednesday, 3/13 and will be notified through email.

Don’t say it, don’t you eeeeeeven say it!. . .

If you like piña coladas!

Piña Colada Pancakes

Prep Time: 12 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 18 to 20 small pancakes

Piña Colada Pancakes


  • 4 eggs
  • ¾ cup (1 can) coconut milk (full-fat kind recommended)
  • 1 cup Pineapple Greek yogurt (Chobani recommended)
  • ½ cup Bob’s Red Mill Coconut Flour
  • 1/3 cup Bob’s Red Mill Brown Rice Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • For Serving:
  • Shredded coconut
  • Agave nectar or pure maple syrup


  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut milk and yogurt.
  2. Add the coconut flour, brown rice flour, baking powder and salt and mix until combined. The coconut flour tends to clump up, so smash the clumps with a fork and mix to integrate them in to the batter.
  3. Allow batter to sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Add enough oil/butter to a large skillet to coat the bottom and heat it to just below medium heat.
  5. Measure out a scant ¼ cup of batter and pour it in the skillet.
  6. Allow pancake to cook for 7 to 8 minutes (no joke), carefully flip the pancake to the other side and cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes. These pancakes tend to be fragile, so if they break in the middle while you’re trying to flip them, they need to cook longer or the temperature needs to be slightly hotter.
  7. Repeat for the remaining batter. Because these pancakes take so long to cook, we typically have 6 small pancakes cooking at a time between 2 skillets.

Gluten Free Pineapple Coconut Pancakes


  1. Another wonderful flavour combo..wondering whats next. Well Done!

  2. This right here is why you truly deserve to have your own book… you’re so creative & innovative! My mouth is watering and and my mind is longing to wake up on a beautiful island beach.

    Thanks for always brightening Friday mornings!

    • Brek, you’re so sweet! It would be awesome to make a pancake cookbook and truthfully, I have considered it over the past couple of months ;) I’d have to have lots and lots of volunteers to try the pancakes or else I’d probably need to do some heavy workouts to counter balance all the taste testing ;) Come on over!

      • Uh oh, don’t even say that or I might show up at your door!! ;-p I hear Cali is one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and your photos of it are breathtaking! Just be sure to put as much of your personality in your book as you do on your blog, and it’s guaranteed to be a delicious success!

  3. I had a disasterous time trying to make coconut macaroon pancakes last weekend, but I think these will definitely make up for it and get me back on the coconut-pancake-loving-path.

    • Kelly, coconut pancakes are TOUGH! It has taken me countless bags of coconut flour and loooooots of time watching the pot boil to get them to work. Even still I have flops! Hope your next attempt goes better…the key is letting them cook for a really long time before flipping them.

  4. slooow weekend morning perfection :D I could use a little island vacation, even if it is just through these pancakes, I may even put a little umbrella in my syrup! (Hurry up summer!)

  5. Kelly H. says:

    Yummy! I would love to try these! : )

  6. hand me a beach towel, my favorite sunglasses, and a stack of these pancakes! Yum!!!

  7. Holy pancake heaven!!! Have I told you lately that you’re a complete genius? You rock sista! These pancakes look epic!

  8. YUM! As a girl who HAS been into the pineapple and coconut marriage for a very, very long time, this is my dream recipe.

  9. Looks beautiful!

  10. Please don’t ever end your pancake series! These look like just the thing for a rainy weekend in March when I deeesperately need a vacation (and just ordered 2 swimsuits even though I have no vacation planned). I agree about pina coladas, but in pancake form, the combo looks delish!

  11. I’m dying to try coconut flour!!

  12. Looks delicious :)

  13. Would love to try some coconut flour!

  14. I love coconut any thing and Yum-o to capcakes. Mouth watering oh dear now I need to go eat. Thanks for
    having giveaway

  15. I have done few of your recipes with my son … I was waiting for that one after your FB post yesterday :)))) Every one in my house likes pina colada :)))) anything :))))) big fans of coconut and pineapple – will report on your fb how those came out …..
    Thank you for the great recipes and wonderful presentation

    • Bella, I’m so happy to hear you and your son have cooked up some of my recipes! Let me know if you have any suggestions on anything you try – I love feedback! If you guys like pina colada, you will go BONKERS over these! These pancakes are my favorite so far and like I said in the post, I’m not even much of a pina colada fan, so that’s saying something :) It was one of those fluke accident recipes and I highly recommend it! :) Have an awesome weekend!

  16. Ooooh pina coladas… and pancakes. Possibly the most intoxicating combination there is, and the best way to serve up the sunshine on a rainy Saturday morning! THANK YOU for this balmy Bob’s Red Mill feature and giveaway. :)

  17. Michelle Huntoon says:

    Can’t wait to try these! Have been moving toward a more organic, plant based diet for a couple of months now, and I’m loving all of the Bob’s Red Mill products we’ve tried. Glad to have found your blog!

  18. These look amazing! I like that they don’t seem real thick…I’m a thin pancake fan. :)

  19. These sound like a great way to start the morning! Pina Colada reminds me of beach vacations :)

  20. Michelle says:

    You crack me UP!!! No Colada-ing…. Thanks for the awesome recipe, I actually already have both of these flours! Girls weekend starts tonight! Glad to know I got breakfast solved!! XO

  21. Sueanne Brotherson says:

    These look amazing, can’t wait to find a store that sells coconut flour so I can make them !!! I’m so glad you continually post such yummy recipes I can use, as I’ve recently been told of all my food intolerances and have been having a lot of trouble working out what I can eat now without getting bored of the same thing all the time.

  22. Jillian says:

    I had baked coconut oatmeal this morning! Looove anything coconut.

  23. These are so fluffy and sound amazing!!I love Bob’s Red Mill :)

  24. Michelle Lee says:

    I wish pancake Fridays could last forever!

  25. The texture and color of those pancakes look amazing! Pretty soon you’re going to have me on a pancake fast! Nothing but pancakes! :)

  26. Oh my gosh, Julia, I totally feel your pain on the pina colada/Malibu front! You couldn’t pay me to touch the stuff. These pancakes, on the other hand….I could devour that stack in no time!!

  27. Oh man, these look great! Such yummy flavors for a pancake. I bet these would be amazing with coconut syrup!

  28. I love coconut ANYTHING! These sound divine!

  29. These sound so yummy. I have never cooked with coconut flour before, but I might try just to eat these pancakes :)

  30. Amazing! I could totally get on board with these pancakes! If only I could wake up to them every morning :)

  31. These pancakes are beautiful and your writing is adorable.
    I bought coconut flour on a whim one day and hadn’t yet figured out how to use it successfully. It seems to me that this lovely recipe is a good place to pick up where I left off…

  32. These look amaaaaazing! I love the pineapple + coconut combination!

  33. Jenny Eyring says:

    I have thorougly loved your pancake series! I am gluten intolerant so regularly buy various flours of the nut and non-wheat varieties. Thank you for these awesome pancake recipes to try out on the weekends!

  34. Such pretty photos! These pancakes are going on my to-do list! :)

  35. Pina Colada Pancakes?! What?! Brilliant!! Cannot wait to try them. (and winning some coconut flour would be fab too!) ;)

  36. Meghan-Rose says:

    My boyfriend was stationed in Hawaii until recently; I made something with coconut in it today because I missed having it all the time!!

  37. I am making these…right now. Is that bad?!? :)

    Great giveaway, by the way!

  38. nancy scaggs says:

    looks yummy

  39. I love coconut flour!!

  40. These look delicious! Pancakes are my favourite breakfast food everrr.

  41. These look SO YUMMY! I love any food involving coconut.

  42. What an original idea! Got to love coconut+ pineapple :P


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