Homemade pancakes are great fun to make especially on a day when you’re not in a hurry and you can enjoy leisurely making them and eating them! You can use a variety of flours or vegetable protein powder to make the pancakes. Coconut flour works very well and is gluten free so it’s a healthy option to choose.
To accompany the pancakes you can have fresh fruit. Berries taste really great as a complement to the coconut flour. Banana also works really well and instead of using sugar or agave syrup you can use organic peanut butter which tastes delicious with the banana and the coconut pancakes!
The possibilities are endless. Once the pancakes are made, you can either eat them straightaway or store them in the fridge to eat later on at room temperature or quickly reheating. Pancakes are great as a nutritious, protein packed breakfast, brunch, for dessert after lunch or dinner or as a tasty afternoon snack.
The trick with using coconut flour batter to make these pancakes is to not over mix the batter as the baking soda and cream of tartar, which are the baking agents to make the pancakes rise, won’t work properly meaning the texture of the pancakes won’t be as fluffy.
Homemade Coconut Flour Pancakes
Makes 8-10 – small pancakes
2 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
1 tbsp raw honey (You can use less honey according to taste or you can use agave nectar instead)
3 large organic eggs
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut flour, sifted
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
1/8 tsp pink Himalayan salt
Cream together the coconut oil and honey. Add the eggs one at a time. Add the coconut milk and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth. Add the coconut flour. Mix until the batter is smooth. Lastly, add the cream of tartar, baking soda and pink Himalayan salt.
Do not over mix. Over mixing will result in the baking agents not working properly. Use a ladle to pour small amounts of batter into a non stick frying pan with a little coconut oil on medium heat. Flip once the bottom is light brown. The pancakes will not bubble as much as “regular” pancakes. Serve immediately with a drizzle of agave syrup and fresh fruit.