Coconut pancakes, you have been a very long time coming. Coconut flour is fairly new on the baking scene and I am glad to see it is becoming more readily available in supermarkets and health food stores. But it can be very difficult to work with. You cannot simply replace flour with coconut flour 1:1 as it absorbs so much moisture and takes on such a different texture. That said, I do love it and there are many recipes in which these characteristics make a bake truly unique.
You can have a look at my Coconut Scones, Chocolate Almond Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies and Carrot Cake Cup-Scones for other ways to use coconut flour.
I’ve done a lot of research for this recipe as well as numerous failed attempts but I think I have nailed it this time round. Vegan coconut flour pancakes are harder to come by as non-vegan recipes call for a lot of eggs, so I’ve learnt that you cannot only rely on vegan egg replacements. This stack of Coconut Blueberry and Cinnamon Pancakes uses a few ingredients to help bind the mixture: flax eggs (ground flaxseed mixed with water to form a gel), plain yoghurt and arrowroot powder (or corn starch). Arrowroot powder is often used as a thickener in recipes for gravy and other sauces, and a key issue with coconut flour batters is bringing the mix to hold together – I am happy to say this kitchen staple works a treat.
Pop a few plump blueberries on top of each bubbling pancake and flip away. This stack will leave anyone satisfied and eager for more. This recipe serves one but is easily increased to feed a crowd, simply multiply as necessary.
These Coconut Blueberry and Cinnamon Pancakes are fluffy, light, hearty, fruit-studded and juicy with a delicious bite. Stack them high and top with your favourite spreads, dips, drizzles and crunch for a healthy, gluten free and vegan brunch option. Feel free to play around with the berries and toppings, but all the ingredients in the pancakes are necessary as stated – I hope you’ll love them!
Fluffy pancakes studded with fruity blueberries and sweet cinnamon. These make a delicious gluten and nut free vegan brunch.
How do you like to serve your pancakes? Let me know in the comments below and show me your Coconut Blueberry and Cinnamon Pancakes by tagging me in your creations – I’m @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest – do say hello!
With coconut flour love x