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…getting busy in the kitchen!

I’m still getting used to cooking with coconut flour and let me tell you, it’s a bit tricky.  This morning I thought why not bust out some pancakes with it and did some searching on the interweb.  The reviews on pancakes using coconut flour are definitely mixed, but I managed to find a pretty good recipe at Nourishing Days.  The only thing I changed was to add a teaspoon of baking powder because I thought pancakes can always be fluffier!!

The texture is definitely a lot different than normal pancakes and they also take longer to cook too, but the good news story here is that the boys loved them!  This recipe is really good for the gluten-free peeps, as well as people that are on paleo (like my hubby).  I served the pancakes up with a quick mango puree that I made in the food processor  – so delish!!

Coconut Flour Pancakes with Mango Puree:

Pancake Ingredients:

4 eggs, room temperature

1 cup skim milk

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp liquid honey

1/2 cup coconut flour

1 tsp each baking soda and baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

butter for the griddle

Mango Puree Ingredients:

1 mango, peeled and sliced

4 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice

2 tbsp sugar or agave nectar

Method:

Make the puree first; add all of the ingredients into the food processor and give it a good spin for about a minute or two, until you get the consistency you like.  If you like runnier, then add more orange juice!

For the pancakes, get yourself a large glass bowl.  With a hand mixer, beat the eggs until frothy – about 2 minutes.  Then add in the milk and vanilla.

Next, stir in the dry ingredients and you’re ready to rock the griddle, which by now has been pre-heated to medium and buttered generously!  Spoon out some batter (you’ll notice the consistency is more mealy than regular liquidy ones… like those powdered mashed potatoes!!)  You might also be inclined to flatten them out a bit with the back of your spoon.  Now – muster all your patience and let them go for about 3-4 minutes.

When they’re good and settled, you can flip.  These go a bit darker than a regular pancake so don’t freak out – you didn’t burn them… unless of course, you really did burn them, and in that case they’re probably black.  Anyways, flip away and the second side doesn’t seem to take as long.  The batch made about a dozen pancakes.

Serve with your favourite pancake toppings and watch everyone be so happy!

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