Coconut Flour Pancakes! Yum!

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Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably noticed lately that people are “Cookoo for Coconuts”!

This is for good reason!  Coconuts are an extremely nutrient dense and super versatile food!  I won’t bore you to death right now with all the wonderful uses and benefits of coconuts and coconut oil….but don’t worry…it’s coming in a future post:)

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Coconuts are loaded with Fiber, Protein and Healthy Fats!

 

As well as a compliment of vitamins and minerals. And guess what! They’re “gluten free”!! So why not dry them, grind them and turn them into tasty treats?? Let’s do it! Actually, lots of people are doing it!

I really like coconut flour because it doesn’t spike your blood sugar like wheat and some other refined flours. The protein, fats and fiber do a great job of slowing the carbohydrate absorption, providing you with a sustained source of energy rather than a blast of sugar followed by the dreaded post sugar, crash.

 

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Coconut flour acts a little different than other flours when baking.

 

It’s extremely absorbent so you usually need to compensate by increasing your wet ingredients and eggs if you’re trying to substitute coconut flour with another flour. It’s heavier and doesn’t have the elasticity of glutenous flours like wheat, so you’ve got to use a little creativity on how to get your confections to rise and be fluffy.

 

Fresh baking ingredients with two eggs in a mixing bowl and sifted white cake flour in a sieve on a wooden kitchen counter

 

Trust me it is possible and once you get around the learning curve, the final products are just as delicious, if not more tasty and satisfying as any “Wheatie” treat!

 

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As a “budget friendly” bonus, little bit of coconut flour goes a long way so even though it might be a little more expensive than wheat flour, it tends to last a while.

Two teaspoons of coconut flour provides:

4g of Healthy Fat

17g of Carbohydrates

2g of Sugar

11g of Fiber

5g of Protein

Which is perfect because that’s exactly how much you need to make my coconut flour pancakes!

You can throw these bad boys together in no time flat and there are only a handful of ingredients so don’t be intimidated!  I’m a simple girl and I made this recipe up …so it can’t be THAT complicated.

You can also adjust the flavor and use these as flat breads for sandwiches.  I’ve experimented with many grain free flatbread / pancake recipes and a lot of them come out delicate or too crumbly for sammies. These have a very nice flavor and you can get creative with your seasonings. They are delicious sweet or savory!

 

Coconut Flour Pancakes! Yum!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4

Serving Size: 2

Coconut Flour Pancakes!  Yum!

Ingredients

  • 2 Large Organic Free Range Eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons of Coconut flour
  • 1/8 tsp of sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp of raw honey
  • 1 Tablespoon water or coconut milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla (optional leave out if using as flatbreads)
  • Coconut oil or ghee for frying (enough to generously coat your pan)

Instructions

  1. Mix ingredients together with a fork until smooth. The desired consistency is yogurt-like. Add more water if your batter is too thick. Heat up your pan or skillet to medium high heat. Make sure pan is hot then add the oil. Let the oil heat up but not too hot. If your oil starts to smoke it’s too hot so remove from heat until the pan cools a little and adjust your heat setting down. Then spoon in your batter. I use a large soup spoon and let the batter roll off the end of the spoon. It's easy to manipulate them into circles by pushing the batter around with your spoon. The larger your pancakes are the harder it will be to flip so try not to make them larger than 4-5” in diameter.
  2. Now be patient...if you try to flip too soon they might fall apart or stick to the bottom. Wait until you see some light browning around the edges then flip gently. (Note: always flip away from you so the hot oil doesn’t splash back at you!)
  3. Serve with anything you like! Grass Fed Butter, raw honey, maple syrup, yogurt, fruit...These make great flat breads for sandwiches as well. Perfect for school lunches!!
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Post By:

Hollie Donelson, NTP

 

Happy Tummies of The Lowcountry, LLC

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Bluffton/Hilton Head, SC 29910

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Please note. I am not a Doctor.  The content on this site is not intended as medical advice. Always check with your doctor before starting any type of health or nutritional protocol especially if you are being treated for or have been diagnosed with a medical condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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