I almost feel a little bit guilty when I have pancakes for breakfast. I always associated pancakes as a treat. Something my grandmother would make when I came over or something you would eat on a special occasion. But never pancakes where something I thought of as breakfast. Of course, when I travelled some more I learned that indeed in many parts of the world, pancakes are the most common thing on the menu. But for me it still feels as an indulgence. So when I do eat a pancake at breakfast or brunch, I try to make a healthier version. And that is how I ended up with these coconut flour pancakes.
Coconut flour has a natural sweetness and has a lot of protein. But because coconut flour is a little bit grainy you can’t just replace is with normal flour in a recipe, because you will end up with a dense batter. So my coconut pancakes are made with normal flour and coconut flour. After mixing the batter it is important to let is rest for 10 minutes. In this time the batter will set and be a smooth batter that is easy to bake.
This recipe makes for pancakes which are rich in protein. So you will not feel hungry any time soon after eating these pancakes. Because the pancakes are packed with protein these pancakes are also very good to eat on training days.
If you are a coconut fan, like me, you can top these pancakes with some fresh fruit and extra toasted coconut flakes. And if you are not counting calories go ahead and make it a bounty pancake with a lot of gooey chocolate, mjam mjam mjam.
Coconut flour pancakesPrint Recipe
- 50 grams of plain flour
- 30 grams of coconut flour
- 10 grams of almond flour
- 160 ml of milk
- 1 egg yolk
- 3 egg whites
- 1 teaspoon of melted coconut butter
- a pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 7 grams of vanilla sugar
- Honey or syrup to serve
Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl
Mix in the milk
Mix in the egg whites and egg yolk
Mix in the melted coconut butter
Make sure the batter has no big lumps
Set aside and let the batter rest for 10 minutes
Heat a pan on medium high
Add a little bit of oil in the pan
Bake small pancakes, depending on the size of your pan you can bake three at a time
Serve 3 till 4 pancakes per person
Serve the pancakes with some honey or syrup and fresh fruits. These pancakes are also really good with some tangy sweet lemon curd.