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!

Gluten Free Pineapple Coconut Pancakes

Piña Colada Pancakes

Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 18 to 20 small pancakes
Author: Julia


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


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  1. Brek

    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!

    1. Julia Post author

      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!

      1. Brek

        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!

    1. Julia Post author

      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.

  2. Abby

    slooow weekend morning perfection 😀 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!)

  3. Katrina

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

  4. bella

    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

    1. Julia Post author

      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!

  5. Alison

    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. 🙂

  6. Michelle Huntoon

    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!

  7. Michelle

    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

  8. Sueanne Brotherson

    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.

  9. Kelly

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

  10. Alison

    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…

  11. Jenny Eyring

    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!

  12. Jenny

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

  13. Meghan-Rose

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


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