Coconut Pineapple Pancakes Recipe with Coconut Syrup

I have a favorite breakfast spot in Waikiki…the Hula Grill…do you know it?  Not only is the view to die for, but their coconut pineapple pancakes is my absolute favorite!  And the coconut syrup? Well, I could practically drink it.   We love to visit Hawaii in September after school is back in session and the summer crowds have dissipated.  The weather is still beautiful, and if you are lucky enough to catch the change of seasons, you will see some of the biggest surf of your life on the North Shore.  It is as if the waves practically know when fall starts.  The swells become huge!   Since it’s September, I have had a hankering for my favorite pancakes lately, and without a trip to Hawaii in sight, I decided to whip up my own version.  Here is this yummy, and easy recipe…

coconut pineapple pacaes

Use our favorite pancake recipe with just a few minor changes and you will have coconut pineapple pancakes…you will need a can of pineapple tidbits, a 1/4 cup of coconut milk and some shredded coconut.  Drain the pineapple and reserve the juice.  Add 1/4 cup of the pineapple juice to the pancake recipe.  Instead of 3/4 cup of buttermilk, use 1/2 cup of buttermilk and 1/4 cup of coconut milk.  Mix 1/2 cup of shredded coconut into your batter.  Pour your pancake batter onto your pan and then add pineapple tidbits to your liking and sprinkle the top of the pancake with a little more shredded coconut.  Cook like a regular pancake.

coconut pineapple pancakes

coconut pineapple pancakes

coconut pineapple pancakes

coconut pineapple pancakes


coconut syrup recipe

Yield: 2 Cups

Coconut Syrup Recipe

coconut syrup recipe

This delicious syrup will take you to the Hawaiian islands. Pair it with our coconut pineapple pancakes for maximum Aloha!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon coconut extract
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup


Bring butter, sugar, coconut milk, coconut extract, and corn syrup to a simmer in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Serve warm.

coconut syrup recipe

I hope you enjoy this little taste of the tropics!  Here are a few of my favorite pancake making essentials… (some of my favorite cooking tools!)

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Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. On Pink Peppermint Design, she shares creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.

Coconut pancakes

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