Coconut Cream Pancakes

coconut cream pancakes
Leah Maroney
  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings
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In our house we still like to eat a big breakfast, even though it is summertime.  Pancakes are definitely a Saturday morning staple despite the temperature outdoors!  These tropical coconut cream pancakes are the perfect summer Saturday morning treat! They are filled with shredded coconut, and topped with both a coconut cream glaze and golden toasted coconut. 

I used shredded coconut and made some homemade toasted coconut for this recipe. To toast the coconut, just place it in a pan on low heat and allow it to brown slowly.  I also used coconut extract.  You can find it at Whole Foods or shops that sell spices or cake supplies.  It has a really great coconut flavor and is actually made from real coconuts, who would have thought? This recipe starts with my basic simple pancake recipe. I use it as the base for all of my pancake recipes! It's easy to make and tastes so much better than any mix! 

Pancakes turn out best if you use a cast iron griddle.  It's like all natural non stick and also give them a great golden color without burning.  If you don't have a cast iron griddle, just use a fry pan, and make sure to grease it well! 

What You'll Need

  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut (shredded)
  • For the Topping:
  • 1/4 cup coconut (toasted)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla

How to Make It

  1. Heat a cast iron griddle or pan on medium heat before you begin.  Make sure it is nice and hot and then lower the temperature before you begin cooking the pancakes.  
  2. Beat together the egg, milk, and melted butter. Whisk in the vanilla and coconut extracts and shredded coconut. 
  3.  Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Slowly whisk in the egg and milk mixture.  It's ok for the batter to be a little lumpy, be careful not to over mix. Let it sit for about five minutes. The batter will puff up, if it is too thick, add a little more milk.
  1. Grease the griddle. Spoon the batter in about a 1/4 cup portions on the griddle and let it cook for a few minutes per side. 
  2. Keep the pancakes warm in a 200 F oven.  Whisk the whole milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla and coconut extract together.  Drizzle the glaze over the pancakes and top them with the toasted coconut.