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August 25, 2009

Primal Coconut Pancakes and Waffles

By Mark Sisson
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This reader created video was submitted for a Primal Blueprint Contest. Click here to find out how you can participate and win Primal prizes!

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Daniel Merk
7 years 1 month ago

Nice JOB! Those looked fantastic. Video is very well done!

Dean
7 years 1 month ago

Awesome video…. I’ll be making those!

Bourgogne
Bourgogne
7 years 1 month ago

OMG that looks good!!
I could almost smell them as I watched the video.

Grok
7 years 1 month ago

Awesome. Never made them with coconut milk. That definitely a must try.

dots
dots
7 years 1 month ago

Thank you much for the recipe, I look forward to trying it. I wouldn’t use a nonstick pan, btw! ๐Ÿ™ !

Mike
Mike
6 years 3 months ago

That is anodized bronze, not non-stick. I don’t know if that too dif.

Kevin J Smith
Kevin J Smith
7 years 1 month ago

Awesome! I will be trying those this weekend…

Adam Kayce
7 years 1 month ago
Thanks, everyone! Yeah, they’re super tasty… I know I said that already in the video, but they really are. If you’re used to not eating much sweets, then they’re fine as they are. If you like a little somethin’ on yours, then fresh berries, jam, etc. is great. If you like ’em just a bit “wet”, then a splash of coconut milk will do you nicely, as would honey/agave/etc. Making this video was a lot of fun, so thanks to Mark for the contest! The best part โ€” aside from the jokes, and putting my four-year-old at the end โ€”… Read more »
Tee
Tee
7 years 1 month ago

Adam, great video and a beautiful little gal too.

Do you know what the nutritional break down for a pancake or the waffle is? Protein, carbs, etc.. Also, what kind of waffle maker you you have?

Grok on

Adam Kayce
7 years 1 month ago

Hi Tee – sorry for the late reply; I’ve been out of town for the weekend.

I don’t know the nutritional breakdown, actually… I’d say it’s got a load of fat, some protein, and hardly any carbs. Not incredibly helpful, I know!

Oh, and the waffle maker is an “Uno” brand; it’s reversible, but I find the heart-shaped side to be a bit too thin, so I stick with the deeper, belgian side. Here’s a link to the model I have: http://is.gd/2JKk7

Grok on!

Adam Kayce
6 years 9 months ago

Update: I worked up a nutritional profile for these, which I use on FitDay.

I split the recipe in eighths, because I usually make about a batch a week, eating it everyday… but you could always recalculate it based on your consumption.

So, for one serving:

Calories: 245
Fat, g: 22.2
Carbs, g: 6.0
Protein, g: 5.4

maba
maba
7 years 1 month ago

Great recipe Adam. We make something similar with fermented rice and coconut in India, that is eaten with a homemade “syrup” of coconut milk that is slightly sweetened and flavored with cardamom. I’ll try your recipe and have it with unsweetened, cardamom-flavored coconut milk.

Your little girl is adorable.

Adam Kayce
7 years 1 month ago

Ooh, nice – cardamom sounds like a winner. I’ll try that tomorrow when I make a fresh batch!

Linda
Linda
7 years 1 month ago

OMG, those look soooo good. I think I even have all the ingredients to make those. Can you tell what I’ll be treating myself to this weekend?

FoodRenegade
7 years 1 month ago

These look fantastic! And what a great video, too.

I’ve tried a couple of coconut flour pancake recipes before, but they weren’t very exciting at all compared to these and that glorious can of coconut milk!

I’ll definitely be making these tomorrow morning.

~KristenM
(AKA FoodRenegade)

jon w
jon w
7 years 1 month ago

my computer at home doesnt have sound and theres no text, so I had to wait till end of the day at work to see this, but

wow!

I guess the eggs hold it all together. anybody know any other tricks for holding stuff together?

mariposa
mariposa
5 years 6 months ago

I know this is about a year and a half later. . .but I had issues with the pancakes holding together myself. So I added a 1/4 cup of tapioca flour/starch & it worked very well. Bobs Red Mill makes it, I found it at either Piggly wiggly or Hyvee’s.

Dollface
Dollface
7 years 1 month ago

Oh dear these look amazing!! I’m definately going to try these ๐Ÿ™‚

dots
dots
7 years 1 month ago
I tried figuring caloric/nutritional breakdown based on 8-1/2c servings or pancakes as thus: Nutritional Info Servings Per Recipe: 8 Amount Per Serving Calories: 209.4 Total Fat: 19.7 g Cholesterol: 46.8 mg Sodium: 141.4 mg Total Carbs: 6.1 g Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g Protein: 3.6 g ***** Vitamin A 1.6 % Vitamin B-12 2.1 % Vitamin B-6 1.1 % Vitamin C 0.1 % Vitamin D 0.0 % Vitamin E 15.6 % Calcium 4.0 % Copper 0.0 % Folate 1.6 % Iron 3.6 % Magnesium 5.3 % Manganese 1.1 % Niacin 0.0 % Pantothenic Acid 0.0 % Phosphorus 2.7 % Riboflavin 3.9… Read more »
Adam Kayce
7 years 1 month ago

Yeah, sure – it’s all good with me! Thanks for doing the heavy lifting.

I hope the system used got the ingredients right… I worked up a nutritional profile on a different recipe a couple years ago, and it was definitely a trick to find the right numbers for some items. For example, some sites have the breakdowns for coconut milk that’s loaded with water, which is quite different.

Thanks again, though!

Neal McKegney
Neal McKegney
7 years 1 month ago

Tried this recipe last night. Delicious!

fritchbeetle
7 years 1 month ago

Oh I am sooo excited about this recipe! And my grain-loving husband will like them too. Maybe he’ll start making these instead of the wheat-based waffles he makes usually?

Sharon
Sharon
7 years 1 month ago

With only the addition of nuts to the batter, I made pancakes this morning with this recipe. They are light and crispy and the shredded coconut gives them a nice texture. We paired them with poached eggs, sausage and cut up frozen strawberries on top of the pancakes. They were as good or better than any pancake I have ever had so this recipe goes into my primal recipe file. Thanks Adam for this yummy treat.

Adam Kayce
7 years 1 month ago

Wow, that sounds great, Sharon! Thanks for the ideas.

I’ve done the slightly-cooked egg yolks on them, and also fresh fruit. I usually eat them plain (for convenience), but dressing them up sure does add something special.

Jenny
Jenny
7 years 1 month ago

Acckkk! another video recipe! what about those of us on dial-up who can’t see the videos??? lol

Candice
7 years 1 month ago

Really great quality video and yummy looking eats. Going to try these this weekend. Especially love the little lady at the end – gotta love little girls. My 3 yr old loves all things carb … like bread, pasta, rice cakes … so even though I try to limit them I don’t want to set her up for carb issues later in life. Just trying to find better alternatives!

BestSelf
BestSelf
7 years 1 month ago

Ooh, yum – well done, Adam!

Sue
Sue
7 years 1 month ago

Would like to see the recipe in written form. Can’t play the video; it’s not showing up on the screen. Thanks!

Kim Birch
7 years 1 month ago

I agree. I find it hard to make recipes from any video. Any chance these will be available in written form?

dots
dots
7 years 1 month ago

2 eggs (Eggland’s Best)
1/2c or 56g almond meal (Bob’s Red Mill)
1c or 68g shredded coconut, unsweetened, unsulphured (local health food store brand)
1 can or 400mL/g Coconut Milk (Organic Native Forest)
1/2t sea salt (Redmond sea salt)
1/2t baking powder
1/2t or 1g cinnamon (to taste)
vanilla, optional (to taste)

๐Ÿ™‚ (guessed on last three ingredients)

Adam Kayce
7 years 1 month ago

Thanks, dots – that’s it, right there. I had the recipe written at the end of the video (for those who could see it), too.

And you’re right about the last three ingredients; I tend to guess on those, myself! Anything in that neighborhood is going to turn out just fine.

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Dean
7 years 1 month ago

Great video, I cant wait to make up a batch of these…. I love waffles and really miss them…. Anyone know if Maple Syrup is Primal? I’m talking the pure kind not Aunt Jamima!

Rob
7 years 1 month ago

High five on these. These pancakes are AWESOME! I just made them for breakfast and eating them right now!

Grok
7 years 1 month ago
Adam Kayce
7 years 1 month ago

Right on, guys! Thanks!

It’s such a good feeling to share something tasty, healthy, and loaded with coconut for a group of people who know how to appreciate it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Bourgogne
Bourgogne
7 years 1 month ago

Made these for Sunday brunch, and they were fantastic.

Am also going to try making a desert with them: top the pancakes with unsweetened whipped cream mixed w/fresh raspberries and dark chocolate shavings.

I’ve found that fresh fruit and chocolate give whipped cream plenty of sweetness, so I don’t need to add extra sweetener, but your tongue may vary. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Alex
Alex
7 years 29 days ago

K, so I tried to make these today but I didn’t have the almond meal so I subbed just whole almonds in. I found though that they did not set up so the whole pancakey-ness was kind of an epic fail. But what I did was pour the whole recipe into the skillet and heated it up and it kinda became like oatmeal and was so good. I recommend it.

dots
dots
7 years 26 days ago

Thank you Adam for permission to share your recipe. I pretty much put everything on my previous replies right here, and just so you know, I did not write out directions cause that’s pretty basic. If someone wants to look it up, go to http://www.sparkrecipes.com and search for “Coconut pancakes ala Paleo Primal Adam Kayce” and you can print a copy from there. If there’s something you think I “should” put in the directions, just let me know and I can edit it.

Kim Birch
7 years 23 days ago

Thanks so much for posting that link! These look really great and it looks like there is even more great stuff at that site. ๐Ÿ™‚

cocobean
cocobean
7 years 22 days ago

Just made these this morning! They’re great!!!

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alex
alex
6 years 11 months ago

just made these, the video was great – enthusiastc and to the point.

Im not keen on the ‘crunchy’ grainy texture so next time ill try 1cup of almond meal and 1/2 of shredded coconut.

they are also not sweet at all, so for my tongue Id add some fruit or add extra cinamon and honey to the recipe.

thanks

alex

Adam Kayce
6 years 9 months ago

I’ve played around with grinding up my coconut, too, to make coconut flour… and I agree – it makes for a better texture.

Erica
Erica
6 years 11 months ago

Been wondering for quite some time how to keep my 8 year old waffle loving daughter happy without creating a carb train wreck for myself. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I look forward to trying it!

Shawn
Shawn
6 years 11 months ago

Just made these for myself and the wife today. We loved the taste but the wife didn’t care for the texture. Next time I’m going to use coconut flour instead of shredded coconut.

Steve
Steve
5 years 9 months ago
Just be careful using coconut flour. I used 1 c of coconut flour (not thinking that it was more dense than shredded coconut). I had way too much of the dry ingredients compared to the wet and couldn’t even mix it up. I didn’t have have any more coconut milk or regular milk so I added a little water to thin it out. TOTAL DISASTER! I’ll try it again with a 1/4 cup of coconut flour and add more until I get the right consistency. I think I need to spray my waffle maker something non-stick too. My waffles were… Read more »
Gigisdiamonds
Gigisdiamonds
5 years 5 months ago

Its early morning and I was hoping to make pancakes for mu husband and to find coconut flour pancakes online.
Adam is what I found lol. Since he is useing Almond flour and I have coconut flour I really appreciate your helpful comment. Thanks Steve! Have a blessed day!

Elicia
Elicia
5 years 3 months ago

use coconut oil- we brush it on with a basting brush. Also, make sure your waffle maker temp gets high enough- the wattage must be high. I’ve been told several times that low wattage waffle makers make a total mess from the waffles. We borrowed a waffle maker once and couldn’t get normal waffle batter to cook right.

Elicia
Elicia
5 years 3 months ago

Get the finely shredded coconut, not the regular or flake coconut. Or just throw it in a food processor. Totally worth it- my husband is VERY picky about texture and he loved it with the finely shredded. We used finely ground almond flour too- also much better.

Hortense
Hortense
6 years 10 months ago

Tasted like a salt lick, looked like an an amoeba that exploded.

chris dahl
chris dahl
6 years 9 months ago

adam, these look great. I would blend the eggs thoroughly until pale yellow before mixing in the other ingredients.

chris dahl
chris dahl
6 years 9 months ago

I realised after I posted my comment thast I didn’t explain why – To avoid a stiff or tough texture, I would mix the wet ingredients thoroughly before adding the dry. And then, stir only until the dry ingredients have been moistened.

Thanks again for the video.
Chris

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Chrisof
6 years 7 months ago

Adam,
After I watched this yesterday I last night driving around to four different stores looking for shredded coconut (cause Whole Foods was all sold out). Finally found some and just finished whipping up a giant paleo waffle this morning. So tasty! Thank you for sharing this great recipe. Can’t wait to whip them up for my wife when she returns from Haiti. Thanks again!

Danielle
Danielle
6 years 7 months ago

These were very good. Thanks for the tip on coconut milk. I never knew there was a difference, but wow, so much creamier than coconut milk with added water.

Casey Rafter
Casey Rafter
6 years 5 months ago

I just tried these this morning, and this is certainly one of the best almond meal/coconut milk uses I have come across.I save a tbsp of coconut milk to put in my coffee with a dash of cinnamon. Thanks for the video, Adam.

Sam
Sam
6 years 1 month ago

could i use hazelnut flour instead of almond?

Wesley
Wesley
6 years 1 month ago

This may be a stupid question, but the author says he makes around eight and eats them all week. I just was curious if this means he cooks them all at once, and just freeze/refrigerates the other seven pancakes (assuming he eats one), or will the batter stay good that long if kept cold? Sorry if I missed this in a comment or if it should be obvious. Just curious. I just made these (first day on this site) and they are really good. Thanks for the recipe.

Roku
Roku
4 years 2 months ago

I would think he cooks them all at once and saves them in the fridge or freezer. That’s what I’m about to do! ๐Ÿ˜€ (I recall saving regular pancake batter in the fridge and it getting a little gross.)

Birdie
Birdie
6 years 1 month ago

I can’t wait to try this waffle recipe. I love my waffle iron and was wondering about how to use it.
My previous favorite non primal waffle recipe included bacon and sweet potatoes in the batter.
I’ll try these once with the original recipe shown here, then I’ll have to add the bacon!
MMmmm!

Jesse Kantstopolis
Jesse Kantstopolis
6 years 1 month ago

Bisphenol-A coconut pancakes.

Danielle
Danielle
4 years 7 months ago

You can buy coconut milk in small tetra paks (Arroy-D is one brand). Then, you’ll have your BPA free pancakes.

Matty
Matty
6 years 1 month ago

Interesting, an acquired taste for sure… maybe a second try will be better, but they were a bit bland.

Stephanie Meyer (Fresh Tart)
5 years 11 months ago

Adam, I love this recipe and your video. You’re a natural! Not easy to cook in such a relaxed manner in front of the camera. The pancakes are absolutely delicious – I made them and photographed them for my food blog, Fresh Tart. (I linked to you as the source, of course!) Thanks so much for a delicious recipe.

Stavros @ Diablo CrossFit
Stavros @ Diablo CrossFit
5 years 8 months ago

Thanks for the recipe…unfortunately, I had a total FAIL. Only can of CoCo milk was from TJ’s, I realized after I poured it in…”added water”…ugh. Was runny, added some coco flour to try and thicken it up, just made it a flaky mess. Bummed out, but I know that with the correct ingredients these will be awesome. Thanks again!

Lise Sheehan
Lise Sheehan
5 years 8 months ago
Delicious! Awesome. Thanks so much. Im on mybphone so I can’t see the video. I just followed the recipe someone posted. I ground some fresh almond meal in my magic bullet. It is great for small batches and I live alone. I made 1/2 recipe to try, but next time I’ll be making the whole amount! I made 2 largecpancakes and ate 1 with 2 slices of bacon and some crushed pineapple. Oh, and butter. What’s a pancake without butter? In my Lose it App, this one large pancake’s ingredients have 291 k, 26.5 f, 8.4 p, 8.45 c, &… Read more »
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Cathryn
Cathryn
5 years 5 months ago

How about adding a little commercial coconut flour for a little more cakey flavor? There are many good organic brands and lots of primal recipes can be made using it. Use non-aluminated baking powder and soda. You can usually find it at your health food store in bulk. The aluminated stuff is not good for us. The recipe looks great!

Sarena
5 years 6 months ago

These look great but any ideas for those of us who avoid nuts?

Oh and Native Forest coconut milk is in BPA free cans

Elicia
Elicia
5 years 3 months ago

Have you tried using finely ground flax meal? I bet you could substitute it for the Almond meal. I almost did because I didn’t really want to go to the store.

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