If you’re like us, pancakes are your dream breakfast! Fluffy, bathed in honey or maple syrup, with fresh fruits on the side – there is no better start of the day. While classic pancakes can make you bloat and burden your digestion, these banana coconut flour pancakes are light and easy, packed with protein and healthy fats, making a low carb breakfast to keep you full and energized until lunch, and without overwhelming your digestion.
HOW TO MAKE COCONUT FLOUR PANCAKES
While eating gluten isn’t a problem in our house, we like to keep it for occasions, and experiment with alternative flours instead, just to give the digestive system space to do its job without being overwhelmed. Buckwheat and almond flour are the most used gluten-free alternatives, but coconut flour works especially well for sweet bakes. I love the delicate coconut flavor and the light texture that it adds to pancakes. However, keep in mind that you’re not using the usual grain flour, which keeps everything together like magic. Coconut flour tends to burn very quickly, and the pancakes are not easily flipped over if they’re too big. Cook your coconut pancakes quick and make them smaller in size (I made mine just by scooping a large tablespoon of batter, which yielded 4 inch pancakes).
HOW DO I SUBSTITUTE COCONUT FLOUR FOR REGULAR FLOUR?
Remember that coconut isn’t a grain and doesn’t have gluten, so its flour is just a fine grind of its flesh, and doesn’t really act like regular flour. This is why you can’t substitute the coconut flour for regular flour in a 1:1 ratio. The coconut flour is low in carbohydrates and high in fiber and protein, it’s denser and very absorbent, giving a gritty texture to your pancakes if added in 1:1 ratio. If a recipe calls for 1 cup normal flour, use 1/4 cup coconut flour. Adding eggs to your coconut flour pancake will help keep them together and give them structure. For each 1/4 cup coconut flour we recommend adding 1 egg.
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Coconut Flour Pancakes - Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free
- Beat the eggs into a large bowl.
- Add the banana, coconut oil and almond milk into the blender and process to obtain a smooth liquid. Pour over the beaten eggs
- Add the rest of the ingredients and mix to obtain a creamy batter.
- Grease a skillet with coconut oil, and scoop the batter to form 4 inch diameter pancakes.
- Cook over medium heat for two minutes, until small bubbles appear on top, then flip over and cook two more minutes.
- Continue the same with the rest of the batter.
- Serve warm, drizzled with honey, sprinkled coconut flakes, next to fresh fruits.