Coconut Pancakes

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These are really good pancakes; they crisp nicely on the outside but are very fluffy and soft on the inside. I’ve added blueberries and coconut as they work so well together here, but do swap these for your own favourite combo.

This recipe appears on page 220-1 of  Cook. Nourish. Glow. (spot the typo though –  the correct measurement is 1/2 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda not 1 1/2. With the very best of intentions, little errors occasionally jump through the many hoops to final print).

Serves 2 – You’ll Need:

  • 35g coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • a pinch of vanilla powder, or a teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 medium eggs, preferably free-range or organic
  • 130ml coconut milk
  • coconut oil
  • fresh blueberries, coconut flakes
  • maple syrup, to serve

Step-By-Step

  1. Mix together the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the eggs, then slowly add the coconut milk, mixing with a wooden spoon until you get a smooth batter (you might need to add a little more coconut milk, depending on the thickness of your coconut flour – the batter should be quite runny).
  2. Heat a large, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and melt 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. When the oil is hot, spoon in 2 tablespoons of batter for each pancake.You will need to cook them in batches.
  3. Leave to fry until completely cooked and brown underneath, then carefully flip over and cook the other side. Transfer the pancakes to a plate and keep them warm while you cook the remaining batter.
  4. Serve in a stack with fresh blueberries, coconut flakes and maple syrup. Alternatively, press the fresh blueberries into the batter in the pan, so that they’re cooked into the pancakes.

You could also use frozen blueberries rather than fresh. Put 2 handfuls and a few tablespoons of water into a small saucepan and bring to a simmer –this gives you lovely, dribbly blueberries with a purple ‘sauce’.

Photo credit: Susan Bell