Add all of the ingredients for the pancakes to a blender and blend until smooth. The batter will be very thick.
Heat a griddle or skillet to medium and add enough coconut oil (or cooking oil) to coat the surface, about 2 tablespoons. Wait 3 to 5 minutes for the skillet/griddle to heat up all the way before cooking the pancakes.
Measure a scant 1/4 cup of batter and pour onto the hot surface. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, until the sides of the pancake begin to firm up. Carefully flip and cook on the other side an additional 2 to 4 minutes, or until pancake is cooked through. Repeat for remaining batter (Note: I cook 3 pancakes at a time on a 10-inch skillet).
Serve pancakes with choice of toppings
*you can also use almond milk, but coconut milk results in a more moist and texturally pleasing pancake
**replace the coconut oil with olive oil, grapeseed oil, almond oil, etc if desired.