Pancakes! Just the name makes your mouth water and your taste buds stand at attention. But, the pancakes I was raised on were made with white flour, so they were full of carbohydrates, which the body turns to sugar and fat. I always found them “heavy” and would find myself full before I even finished one.
Not the case with these sweet little coconut flour pancakes. They are so tasty I will never go back to the heavy white flour or even the whole wheat pancakes. I fix a batch of them in the morning and then eat on them all day without the worry of taking on pounds or affecting my blood sugar negatively.
So give them a try and let me know what you think!!!
COCONUT FLOUR PANCAKES:
- Yield: Makes 8 to 10 small pancakes
- Serving Size: Serves 1 – 2 people.
- (2) TBSP of Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
- (1) TBSP of Raw Honey
- (3) Large Free Range Eggs
- 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Organic Coconut Milk
- 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 Cup Organic Coconut Flour, sifted
- 1/4 Tsp Cream of Tartar
- 1/8 Tsp Baking Soda
- 1/8 Tsp Sea Salt
- Cream together the coconut oil and honey until well mixed and smooth. Add the eggs one at a time. I take the eggs out of the refrigerator and sit them on the counter, put the oil in a small bowl and sit it in the toaster oven at 170 degrees while I am taking my shower. This keeps the cold egg from making the coconut oil harden.
- Add the coconut milk and vanilla and mix until smooth.
- Add the sifted coconut flour. Mix until smooth. If you are like me and like more body to the pancake, also add a tablespoon or two of Almond Flour to the sifter or a tablespoon of ground flax seed. Do not use the Almond Flour if you are allergic to nuts.
- Lastly add the cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Do not over mix or the cream of tartar and baking soda will not work.
- Heat a crepe pan (can use a grill or iron skillet) adding some coconut oil or ghee. You will want the pan set on a medium to low heat. Don’t use too much coconut oil or ghee for this adds too much liquid.
- Pour in a small amount of batter – if you make the pancake too large you may not be able to flip it. I watch the top and when I see the edges begin to thicken, I use the pancake turner to check the bottom. When it is light brown, I flip the pancake. The pancakes will not bubble like the Wheat Flour pancakes.
I like them as is without butter or syrup. I also like to add an egg to the top of one, or some fresh fruit, or a chicken sausage patty. I like them hot and I like them cold. You can add butter to them and some maple syrup if you so choose. As you can tell, I truly enjoy these pancakes. I use them in place of short bread for fresh fruit, I use them like a cookie, and I use them as a pancake.
Leave a comment and let me know how you like these little jewels. Or, if you are having some difficulty cooking them, feel free to as me questions.
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