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Coconut Pancakes

Coconut Pancakes

We are stocking up on pancake recipes. Why? We don't really need a reason..it's pancakes! You can't really have enough pancake recipes in your cookbook. So grab your book and save a space for these delicious coconut pancakes recipe. 

These coconut pancakes are perfect to kickstart a lazy weekend when all you want to do is take it slow and just chill. You can easily pull them off early in the morning during the week but believe me, you'll want to take your time to enjoy this delight. 

The recipe we are about to make is an absolute treat. And you don't really have to do anything extraordinary to make it happen. Both the pancakes and the drizzle that goes with them are made by mixing a few ingredients and voilà! In a matter of minutes you'll be enjoying a delicious stack of coconut pancakes. 

Coconut Pancakes ingredients

The batter is the easiest pancake batter ever. Wheat flour and baking powder are the basic ingredients we need. To that, we are adding dates for a kick of sweetness and a pinch of salt to really let all the flavours come out. 

Coconut milk and coconut flakes will give us that coco-nutty taste we are after, which is just incredible. But make sure you are using roasted coconut flakes and not just shredded coconut. It might seem like it's not a big deal but it's a game changer.

coconut milk and dates

Roasted coconut flakes add a ton of flavour to our recipe. I think when they go through the roasting process and as it looses moisture, all the oils in the coconut become a bit more concentrated. Also, using roasted flakes gives our batter a better consistency. The extra water in shredded coconut result in a bit of a weak batter for our coconut pancakes. 

The oils in the coconut flakes will add flavour and they'll also help us cook our pancakes. Coconut has a high oil content and that's enough to avoid our batter from sticking to the pan. It will also help the pancakes cook inside out.

As much as I love coconut and everything coconut, we do have to be a bit careful. We sometimes forget that this oils add up in our body and can result in gain weight. I hear a lot of people recurring to a vegan diet to lose weight and fail because of this reason.

Coconut Pancake batter

With that said, these pancakes are not necessarily your best option when you are trying to lose weight. But they are definitely the best option when you are looking to treat yourself and indulge for the sake of your soul.  

The tropical somewhat sweet flavour of these pancakes will make you feel in full vacation mode. Bananas, strawberries, and a bit of passion fruit on the side and you will be transported to a tropical island!

To finish off this recipe we couldn't just drizzle some maple or gave syrup on top. We wanted to make it special so I created an almond butter drizzle to go with it. You can find the recipe here and go crazy with it! 

Coconut Pancakes top down

Ingredients
4
Prep time
10 minutes
Total time
Category: Breakfast
Serves: 4
Allergens: Coconut, Gluten

Ingredients

For the batter

  • 4 tsps baking powder
  • ½ cup coconut flakes large (not regular shredded coconut!) (toasted)
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • ¼ cup date (pitted and chopped)
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 cups wheat flour

For the drizzle

  • 2 tbsps almond butter
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 4 dates (pitted and chopped)

Directions

  1. Use a big bowl and mix the dry ingredients.
  2. Add the wet ingredients except the coconut flakes to a blender and blend until you see bubbles.
  3. Combine the wet and dry ingredients with the coconut flakes and set aside.
  4. Heat up a frying pan and add 1/4 or 1/3 of the pancake butter, don't use any oil.
  5. Fry each pancake for 2-3 minutes from each side.
  6. Serve the pancakes straight away or keep them warm in the oven until you finished the whole batch.
  7. For serving add Almond Butter Drizzel on top, enjoy!

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