Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:4 mins
These pancakes are delicious and packed full of fabulous nutrients for your growing children. They are a great way to start the day before school or on lazy weekends. Because coconut flour is full of good fats and packed with protein and fibre it's a fabulous gluten-free flour to use in baking. But it behaves very differently to normal flours, absorbing masses of liquid from the mix. We always use it in conjunction with other gluten-free flours and grains. I thought I would provide you with a pancake recipe we've created specifically for using coconut flour which you can play with for your family - you may want to alter the spicing!
- 1 big banana (peeled & mashed)
- 1 C stewed apples*
- 1 Tbs ground cinnamon
- 1 Tbs ground ginger
- 2 C m!lk alternative (we use koko a coconut m!lk)
- 2 Tbs ground chia seeds
- 2 Tbs ground maca
- ½ C gluten-free oats
- ½ C coconut flour
- ½ C oil
- 1 C gluten-free self-raising flour (we use Doves)
In a large mixing bowl, mash up your banana, then add all the ingredients above in the order they are listed, stirring them in as you go.
Once the flour is mixed in the batter is ready to use.
Place a stone pan on a low-medium flame and heat up, once the pan is hot melt some dairy-free spread (we use vitalite) into the pan. Drop dollops of the batter into the hot pan.
When the edges of the pancakes start to cook (see photo) it's time to flip your pancakes, the second side is quicker to cook than the first. Serve them straight from the pan, or collect them all and keep them in a warm oven, or serve them cold like scotch pancakes.
*you can also use apple puree - Ella's Kitchen organic apple puree for babies works well! Or make your own stewed apples - they are really easy and yummy
The mix keeps well in the fridge in an air-tight container for a few days - we often make these pancakes on Sunday morning and put the left over mix in the fridge so Aars can start his school days with freshly made pancakes. Generally the mix is all gobbled within three days so I cannot tell definitively how long it would last in the fridge!