Friday, May 6, 2011

Coconut Cream Pie Pancakes

Hooray for coconut!



I recently found some coconut flour at a new bulk store in my area. I have been intrigued by this interesting gluten free flour after seeing it on many other blogs. I knew that I had to try it!




It seems to me that coconut is taking over our grocery stores. We can now get not only whole coconuts and coconut flour but also coconut milk, coconut water, shredded coconut, coconut sugar, and coconut oil just to name a few.
And why not? Coconut has so many things going for it: its full of healthy fats, can lower bad cholesterol levels, provides a nutritional source of quick energy, improves digestion and absorption of nutrients, aids immune system function, is lower in calories than other fats, softens skin and hair, and improves metabolism


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These pancakes are more dense than fluffy but they're still pretty tasty.
The cream sauce is officially my new favorite topping for pancakes. Make it you'll be glad you did




Coconut Cream Pie Pancakes
Serves 1-2

For the cream:

1/4 cup soy milk (or coconut milk)
Heaping 1 tsp cornstarch
Sweetener if soy milk is plain

Combine all ingredients in microwave safe bowl
Stir until corn starch is dissolved
Heat in microwave on high power for 30 seconds
Stir mixture and place back in for another 20 seconds
The mixture should have thickened but still be a little runny. It should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. If not return to microwave for another few seconds. Watch carefully to make sure that it doesn't spill over!
Chill in fridge until needed
You could alternatively heat the mixture on the stove until thickened

For  coconut flour pancakes:

1/3 cup whole wheat flour*
1/6 cup coconut flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp melted coconut oil or vegetable oil
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp soy milk (or you could use coconut milk!)
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp shredded coconut (optional)
Toasted coconut for topping

Combine flours and salt in a bowl
In another bowl mix together oil, soy milk, maple syrup, and vanilla
Add dry ingredients to wet and mix until just combined
Stir in shredded coconut if using
Cook pancakes as you normally would

*Use sorghum flour to make gluten free

To assemble:

Place a pancake on a plate and top with a dollop of cream then a sprinkling of coconut
Layer another pancake on top and repeat


Do you like coconut?
What is your favorite way to eat coconut?
What's your favorite pancake topping?

23 comments:

  1. Oh YUM! Those look so amazing!! I love coconut so much and I eat in practically every day in one form or another. I can't wait to make these! :-)

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  2. Ooo, I love coconut! These sound just delicious. I'll have to be on the lookout for coconut flour at my grocery store.

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  3. These pancakes look so delish, Ive never thought to put coconut in a pancake.... recent I did put it cupcakes thou :) have you ever tried banana pancakes?

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  4. I once tried coconut cupcakes. They were delicious. I have tried banana pancakes. Here's the recipe if your interested http://katcupcake.blogspot.com/2011/01/what-color-are-you.html

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  6. I never realised that coconut was so healthful. I am going to have to make these therapeutic pancakes purely for the good of my health. That they taste great is simply another benefit :)

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  7. AWESOME recipe! I just made a vegan banana-coconut tart w/coconut flour and coconut milk! :D Also, fun fact ... if you refrigerate coconut milk, take the fat from the top and whip it, it's just like whipped cream! Yah for coconut! (And I put coconut oil in my hair as a moisturizer!!!)

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  8. OMG! I would have never thought of that. I love pancakes (probably best breakfast/lunch/dinner ever) and coconut just makes everything better

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  9. Oh man, those look delicious!! I love using glazes for pancakes instead of syrups!

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  10. O yummi, those pancakes looks so good :D

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  11. Those look great. I don't even like coconut.

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  12. Wow those pancakes look delicious :D

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  13. OMG! Those looks crazy delicious!

    New to your blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

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  14. Im dying. These look sososos good!

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  15. Mmmmm...those pancakes look delicious! I love coconut! Next time try topping the cakes with coconut butter. It's SO good!

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  16. How did you like the coconut as your latest endeavour? :D Your pancakes look gorgeous....I am sure it tasted as good as it looked in the pics ;)

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  17. @Teenage Taste. I've been putting coconut oil on everything. Coconut oil makes everything taste better!

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  18. How incredible do these look! I think you may have just cinched the deal on what to do next with some of my coconut oil stock pile...

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  19. These look delicious! I've baked my vegan chocolate cake twice this week...using coconut oil, of course! Delightful! ;)

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  20. Ohhhhh, I have never really cooked with coconut, maybe one time..but this looks like a great recipe! I definitely want to try it out :)

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  21. these look so good! found your blog off of Carrie's. yay!! :)

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