Coconut Flour and Flax Pancakes

These were really really good! And the ingredients list will both surprise you. But you will be in health food heaven when you taste it. Especially if topped with warmed real maple syrup and plenty of grass fed butter. Regular butter is good too though.  I adapted this a bit from a recipe posted on Tropical Traditions to get a better consistency and to add some extra protein that farm fresh eggs deliver. Overall, a keeper to add to your morning breakfast or “brinner” (breakfast for dinner as my lovely husband came up with) que.  This recipe doesn’t yield many pancakes but it’s very filling due to the coconut flour which is high in protein, low in carbs and also gluten free.

Ingredients:

1 banana

1 small apple or 1/4 cup apple sauce(I used a small seeded apple with the skin still on)

1/4 cup whole milk-preferably raw

1 tbl. flax seeds

2 tbls. coconut flour

2-3 eggs pastured, farm fresh if possible

1/3 cup rolled oats

2 tbls. butter-pastured if possible

1/4 tsp of each baking soda and baking powder

dash each of cinnamon, vanilla, extra milk if needed for consistency

The How To:

Combine the first four ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. I just used level 9 on my blentec one time and it worked. Now, and this is important-let it rest for about 10 mins. The reason for this is that it gives the ingredients time to gel up so your pancakes hold together well. You can get your other ingredients ready and get your skillet nice and hot. Once the 10 are up, add the remaining ingredients, blend again and check for consistency. You want them to be on the thinner side because they will take a few minutes longer to cook than regular pancakes. Oh, don’t be like me and attempt to cook them without adding the coconut flour. You will have a huge runny mess.It is a tasty runny mess though.

Grease the pan using either coconut oil or butter (I used butter) and cook them on both sides for about 6 mins or so or until cooked through but not burned. Unless your into that kind of thing of course.

Once they are done serve with whatever you normally serve pancakes with and ENJOY!

This recipe is posted on Gluten Free Wednesdays

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3 responses to “Coconut Flour and Flax Pancakes

  • Linda

    It’s hard to go wrong with pancakes. I’m seeing more and more recipes that use coconut flour, and I’d like to try using it more. Thanks for participating in Gluten-Free Wednesdays!

    • jenniepaige

      I tried here granola bar recipe and really liked it! I did end up dehydrating it because it was a bit soft and next time I will use a tad less honey but it was really good too! I love that blog also!

    • jenniepaige

      I am getting ready to try an egg, bacon, and cheese muffin recipe using coconut flour that I’m very excited about. While we are not gluten free it’s nice to experiment with other flours and coconut flour is VERY good for you and you don’t have to soak it. Full of protein too! Thanks for stopping by!

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