I just enjoyed a plate of these lovelies for breakfast this morning. I really enjoy pancakes, but have struggled for over a year now to find an easy go-to recipe that I don’t need to plan ahead for, like my Sourdough Crêpes. There have certainly been many disasters, but I can officially say, after testing this recipe several times over, that this is my new go-to recipe for fluffy pancakes. They are wonderfully delicious and also kid-tested and approved! Plus, they do not taste overwhelmingly of coconut, if you are not a coconut lover.

We eat these pancakes usually twice a week. I make more than we can eat when I prepare them, usually on the weekends. I pop the rest in the freezer, and then just heat them up in the oven on a weekday that we are craving something other than our normal egg dish. The thing that I love about these pancakes is that there are more eggs and dairy than flour. This really ratchets up the protein content and keeps us satisfied and going strong for longer than most typical pancake recipes. So I would recommend these not only for taste, but also for nutrition.

Although I have yet to experiment, I am sure that these pancakes would taste great with berries or apples mixed in. But what I really want to try, especially this season, is mixing some pumpkin in for an autumn version. The problem is that I love them so much the way they are, I just never get past the idea phase for these other versions!

Sometimes I even use the leftovers as a base for a quick dessert, like this one:

I sautéed some apples we had picked in butter, a pinch of rapadura sugar and cinnamon. I warmed up the pancakes, and spooned the apple mixture on top. Then I put a dollop of crème fraîche on top and drizzled it with a bit of Fat Toad Farm’s Original Cajeta or goat milk caramel. Heaven.

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Coconut Flour Pancakes
adapted from Nourishing Days

INGREDIENTS:

4 eggs
½ cup milk
½ cup of either yogurt or kefir
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 TBS honey
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon
¾ cup coconut flour
1 tsp baking soda
butter for frying

METHOD:

Preheat cast iron skillet over low heat and preheat your oven to 250F. In a large, using a hand mixer, bowl beat eggs until frothy. Mix in milk, vanilla, and honey, salt and cinnamon. Then add in coconut flour and baking soda, and blend together until you have a smooth consistency.

Grease pan with butter. Ladle approx. ¼ cup of batter into pan for each pancake. This batter will be slightly thicker than your usual pancake batter. So you will have to spread out slightly with the measuring cup or back of a spoon. The pancakes should be 2-3 inches in diameter and fairly thick.

Cook for a few minutes on each side, until the tops dry out slightly and the bottoms start to brown. Flip and cook an additional 2-3 minutes. Add butter to the pan before each new batch.

Once the pancakes are finished cooking, place them on a cookie sheet in the oven to keep warm while you cook other batches. Makes approx. 10-12 pancakes, depending on the size of your eggs.

Serve hot with butter and maple syrup.