Coconut Pancakes with Leaftv

in Breakfast, Pancakes

This is the last time I mention pancakes. Promise. (JK I would never promise such a thing.)

Coconut Pancakes

Today I’m bringing you Coconut Pancakes. For this pancake situation, I teamed up with my friends Geri and Erin of LEAFtv. If you’re unfamiliar, LEAFtv is a how-to concept (and soon-to-be shoppable video site) that’s fresh, fun and beautifully shot. And! Their music is always really awesome. You’ll start by watching one video and then find yourself having watched 10. They’re addicting!

We shot about six recipes/videos in one day and this is the first one to be released. These pancakes are some of my favorites–the flavors remind me of being on a tropical island with a pina colada and a book in my hand. I need this in my life soon. If you’re currently reading this from your iPad sitting on the beach, then I’m jealous. If you’re not, then, well, we have these pancakes.

Have a good weekend, friends. This was such a crazy and fulfilling week. Your comments on Tuesday’s post seriously made my week, my month, my year!

Thanks you!



Coconut Pancakes with Leaftv

Yield: 6 pancakes

Coconut Pancakes with Leaftv


    Dry Mix:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Wet Mix:
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup cream of coconut
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted and cooled
  • Mix-in:
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Butter or vegetable oil, for the skillet


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a measuring cup or small bowl, measure out the coconut milk. Add the cream of coconut, egg, and melted butter and beat until thoroughly combined.
  3. All at once, add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. The batter should have some small to medium lumps. Gently fold in the coconut flakes.
  4. Preheat your skillet over medium heat and brush with 1 1/2 teaspoons of butter or a teaspoon onto the warm skillet. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes until small bubbles form on the surface of the pancakes, and then flip. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook on the opposites sides for 1 to 2 minutes, or until golden brown.
  5. Transfer the cooked pancakes to a baking sheet and place in a preheated 200F oven to keep warm. Repeat the process with the remaining batter, adding more butter or vegetable oil to the skillet when needed. Serve immediately.

Recipe from PANCAKES: 72 Sweet and Savory Recipes for the Perfect Stack


{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar May 31, 2013 at 10:29 am

These look soooo lovely! Awesome idea!


Nicole May 31, 2013 at 10:35 am

Too cute! Love it! And you always have the best shades of nail polish. 😉


Adrianna Adarme May 31, 2013 at 5:08 pm

HA! Thanks, lady!


Lindsey May 31, 2013 at 10:38 am

this is super cute! love it.


Abby @ The Frosted Vegan May 31, 2013 at 11:19 am

So cute, LOVE!


Pooja May 31, 2013 at 11:34 am



Armine M. May 31, 2013 at 11:56 am

What an awesome idea! Can’t wait to try this myself 😀


Christine May 31, 2013 at 12:43 pm

I love pancakes and will make them soon. And the video is really great.


ashley - baker by nature May 31, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Oh look how fluffy these guys are! Love that.


Tieghan May 31, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Oh my goodness!! coconut!! YES! These look perfect to me, just perfect! I want them for dinner!


Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) May 31, 2013 at 7:47 pm

I never thought I would find someone who loves pancakes as much as I do. Thanks so much for continuing to share your true love of pancakes. You are truly a woman after my own heart.


Sarah May 31, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Those look really delicious!


Rhia Halili June 1, 2013 at 1:38 am

Yum yum! :) So lovely presentation! Thank you for this recipe! Great post!


Cookie and Kate June 1, 2013 at 7:14 am

Well, if those aren’t the fluffiest pancakes I’ve ever seen! Super cute video, Adrianna.


Teresa June 1, 2013 at 9:35 am

omg… these look wonderful. Thanks for the info on LeafTV…!


Carla Duclos June 1, 2013 at 11:25 pm

Hi Adrianna,

Loved this recipe! :)
Can I replace the cream of coconut for coconut milk?
I can’t find the cream here.



Adrianna Adarme June 1, 2013 at 11:59 pm

Sure! The pancakes might not taste as coconut-ey but it should work just fine!


Carla Duclos June 2, 2013 at 9:59 pm

Great! Thank you! :)


Jayne June 3, 2013 at 12:13 am

Mmmm.. This just reminds me of a local pastry here. Coconut-y fragrance and very rich tasting. I bet these would be so much like that.


Christine June 3, 2013 at 8:56 am

Normally I don’t leave two comments but this time is different. I made your pancakes (do a little change to make them gluten free) and oh my gosh! They totally rock!


Lilian June 6, 2013 at 7:58 am

Great recipe, these look so fluffy and delicious!


Carolyn June 11, 2013 at 7:10 am

Your pancakes are so fluffy… I don’t like “flat” pancakes! Do you ever beat your egg whites & fold them in? I’ve heard that makes a difference, but was wondering if you have ever experimented? I figured you were the one to ask since you have the cookbook, which I need to check out!


Adrianna Adarme June 11, 2013 at 9:54 am

I urge you to try my basic buttermilk pancake recipe in my book–it yields pretty fluffy pancakes. And yes! I have a recipe in the book where you separate the egg whites and beat them and then fold them in. It works! Though it makes it kind of spongy so you have to be into that.


Carolyn June 11, 2013 at 1:51 pm

I’ll give it a try – thank you for responding!


Sarah August 12, 2014 at 8:57 am

Hello! I just wanted to clarify what the “cream of coconut” was you used. Is it just the thick cream part that settles on the top of the can? Or, is it something like coco-lopez, the sweetened, syrup-y coconut that also comes in a can. Thanks so much!


Adrianna Adarme August 13, 2014 at 9:29 am

It’s the coco-lopez!


Sarah August 13, 2014 at 11:50 am

Great, thank you! I’m looking forward to making these!


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