I have always loved pancakes as a weekend breakfast splurge but always believed that pancakes were so bad for you as well as fattening that I always felt guilty after eating them and just couldn’t get to enjoy them to the fullest.  It wasn’t until I started replacing the “not so good sugars and flours” with the healthy stuff that things started to turn around (I’m talking about the use of unrefined sugars and flours such as: brown rice flour, coconut flour basically gluten free flours) plus I never add additional sugars to my pancakes.  It is not needed since I top them off with “100% pure maple syrup” anyways!!!

I came up with this recipe since I love the taste of “coconut” and the sweet smell and taste of “pure vanilla”.  In this recipe, I used “vanillin powder packet” which is basically dried vanilla beans.  The flavour is very powerful that 1 small packet does the trick.  You can also use 1 fresh vanilla bean, if you prefer!



1 1/2 cups brown rice flour

2 eggs

1 1/4 cup of unsweetened coconut milk

1/4 cup shredded sweetened coconut

2 tsp. aluminum free baking powder

1 small packet Vanillin Powder (found at Italian bakeries and selected supermarkets)

(or you can use 1 fresh vanilla bean pod, scooping out the insides)

1 scoop (Further Food Collagen Protein Powder)

Pinch of salt

Coconut oil for the grill


In a medium size bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients: the flour, coconut, baking powder, vanillin powder, collagen protein powder and salt

In a small size bowl, whisk the milk and eggs

Combine the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well with a spatula.  Let stand for 5 minutes before grilling!

Place on grill on medium heat, when bubbles start to form (about 3 min.) flip over to other side and cook for an additional 3 minutes.

My topping suggestions:

Additional shredded coconut

fresh strawberries

Pure Maple Syrup


*Gluten Free

*Guilt Free


*Protein Rich

*Dairy Free

*No added refined sugars

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