Yep, another pancake recipe. But, be realistic... Can one really have too many pancake recipes? I have been seeing coconut flour popping up on blogs all over the place so I decided to pick up a bag when I went to Whole Foods the other day. I was craving pancakes (surprised?) and I thought it would be a great opportunity to use the coconut flour in my pancakes. Based on what I'd read, I knew I couldn't do a 1:1 replacement for grain or gluten flour, so I looked up a few recipes, found one that looked good and got to cooking.
I found the flavor of these pancakes to be nice. You could definitely detect a coconut flavor (could also be due to the coconut oil in the recipe) but it wasn't overpowering. The texture of the pancakes was definitely heavier than a buttermilk pancake and the batter was super thick. Also, I didn't have any spelt flour on hand so I substituted whole wheat. Overall, I would make these again but I think next time I will add a bit more almond milk or water.
I ate my pancakes topped with fresh strawberries and a banana. I also drizzled strawberry flavored agave syrup that I found at Whole Foods. It's by Wholesome Sweeteners and it had a nice flavor to it. I like it because it's a natural sweetener and it has a lower glycemic index than other sweeteners. I've also had their maple flavor which I enjoy. I just checked out their site and it looks like they have some new flavors that I can't wait to try!
In case you want some more information, here's a link to a blog discussing coconut flour. It details the nutritional benefits as well some disadvantages of the flour.
Coconut Flour Pancakes
- 1 cup spelt flour
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 3/4 tablespoon baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 5-6 tablespoons water
- 1-2 tablespoons butter, for greasing the pan
- Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk together until just incorporated. Dough will be pretty thick.
- Heat a pancake griddle or pan over medium high heat. Add a small pat of butter to pan and pour batter in about 1/4 cup measurements onto pan. You might have to shape or flatten the dough into pancake shape.
- Cook for about 2 minutes per side.
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