Coconut Blueberry Pancakes


Total Time:

15 minutes



I’ll be honest, most mornings my breakfast can be made in less than 45 seconds. It’s a smoothie 9 times outta 10. But on those weekend mornings when I have a few extra minutes to spare, these Coconut Blueberry Pancakes are the name of the game!

Coconut Blueberry Pancakes from (@whatsgabycookin)

Blueberries are coming out of my EARS from all my farmers market hauls these past few weeks. I’ve been freezing them for smoothies, throwing them into blondie brownies, using them for shortcakes, adding them to salads, you name it. Recently they went into my favorite pancake recipe to give it a summer spin. The result – pops of freshness within a super delicious pancake that’s smothered with butter and syrup. It’s the perfect weekend treat!

A few things about these pancakes – you’ll see that the recipe calls for milk and vinegar. That’s not a typo – vinegar essentially turned the milk into buttermilk. You could just use buttermilk, but I find that every time I buy a carton of buttermilk, I use like 1/4 of a cup and then it just goes bad. So this DIY buttermilk situation works best for us and I’m guessing you guys too!

Another quick thing – while this specific recipe below is for Coconut Blueberry Pancakes, you can easily sub the blueberries for chopped strawberries, chocolate chips, or banana slices. Whatever your heart desires. I mean, there are plenty of other pancake flavor combos… but those are my favs! Okay – have at it! Happy weekend.

Coconut Blueberry Pancakes from (@whatsgabycookin)

Coconut Blueberry Pancakes

5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American


  • 3/4 cup milk plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries plus more as needed
  • more coconut oil for the pan


  • Combine the milk and vinegar and set aside.
  • In another bowl, whisk all the dry ingredients together. Add the egg, milk/vinegar mixture, vanilla and melted coconut oil and stir until just combined - careful not to over mix anything.
  • Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Melt an additional tablespoon of the coconut oil in the pan and swirl to coat. Pour 1/3 cup of pancake batter into the skillet. Arrange a few blueberries on top. Cook until you see little bubbles on top and the edges starting to turn golden brown. Flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes until the pancakes are cooked through. Serve with butter and maple syrup.

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  1. Lola

    No coconut in these except for the oil? Can you taste the coconut?

    • Gaby

      yup! feel free to add shredded coconut too but I tested it that way and it was too overpowering

    • Gaby

      I haven’t tested it with coconut flour and I’ve found coconut flour to NOT be a 1-1 substitution for All Purpose flour in the past

  2. Debbie Johnson

    Looks great & thanks for the “buttermilk” tip. Will this milk+vinegar work in place of buttermilk in most recipes (salad dressing, etc.)? I too hate buying buttermilk only to use a little/toss most of it.

  3. Katie B.

    Just a quick aside, everything I’ve made from your recipe index has turned out fantastic. I’ve shared your website with so many of my cooking moms. Keep up the great work, you’re making me look good!

  4. Joanne Walsh

    Love coconut and blueberries together will definitely be making this next weekend thank you! How many pancakes does this recipe make?

    • Gaby

      depends on the size you scoop but roughly 8!

  5. Susan

    We made these for breakfast and they were delicious!! Very subtle coconut flavor, but a nice fluffy pancake!

  6. BYG

    Would non-dairy milk options like almond milk work the same way?

  7. Susan

    Made these on the weekend and they were amazing!! Pretty new to your site, but every one of your recipes has been amazing!! Thank you

  8. Jean Schweitzer

    Don’t throw out the buttermilk. Freeze it in regular muffin tins (approximately 1/3 cup each), pile frozen cubes in a plastic bag, and defrost when needed.Voila! No more waste.

  9. Isabel

    5 stars
    Oh these were delightful. Light, fluffy and delicious. If more than two people are eating though, make a double batch. These fly off the plate! Thank you Gaby for once again making this social distancing, COVID-19 Pandemic a little more bearable with your spot on recipes!

  10. Jenika

    5 stars
    Our families go to pancake recipe now! Thank you so much for making our lives more delicious.

  11. Renee Magee

    Can vegetable oil be used instead if the coconut oil?

  12. Jen

    5 stars
    Best pancakes ever! We use this recipe at least every other week. Thanks for the share!!

  13. Lauren H

    5 stars
    Really simple and came out perfectly – fluffy and great consistency! I had buttermilk on hand so I used that instead of milk/vinegar, and I subbed avocado oil for the coconut oil since I didn’t have any.

  14. Lauren Simon

    5 stars
    The only pancake recipe we eat! No alterations needed except we add more vanilla! Because the coconut oil tastes sweet my kiddos don’t notice when we don’t put syrup..