Pancakes are everyone's favourite! This recipe using Coconut flour has to be tried to be believed how good it is! It is great for brekkie or brunch with eggs & sausages or even an afternoon snack with goat cheese & kiwi. If you follow a diabetic, gluten-free or Low Carb diet this recipe is for you and it scores low on the glycemic index. It only has 8 ingredients & fits my simply super easy to make criteria:
Ingredients for Pancakes:
- 4 eggs
- 3 Tablespoon Olive oil
- ¼ cup Milk (I use Almond Milk - unsweetened with no additives)
- ¼ cup Coconut flour
- 1 level Tablespoon of Stevia
- ¼ Teaspoon Sea Salt
- ½ level Teaspoon Baking Powder
- Optional: Add 1 tablespoon of flax (grind first) to the dry ingredients
- Blend eggs, oil and milk until well mixed
- In another bowl sift flour, stevia, salt & baking powder
- Add dry to wet ingredients and thoroughly mix
- I use 2 tablespoons of mixture for each pancake
- Add to preheated fry pan with a little oil at medium heat
- As with traditional pancakes, when bubbles form on the top of the batter, flip over & cook other side (Total cooking time varies 3 - 6 minutes)
"Eat all the junk food you want
as long as you cook it yourself."
~ Michael Pollan "Food Rules"
I have made pancakes with and without ground flax seeds - both a hit! Really is a wholesome way to cook nutritious food for you and your family. Another healthy nutritious meal for any time of day ~ and a quick and easy "Good to-go" recipe. Time to start a new family tradition for Sunday brunch?
"Avoid food products
that contain high-fructose
Liz's Tips & Notes:
- Recipe makes 8 to 10 pancakes
- This recipe is my variation of a Bob's Red Mill recipe available online
- I also cook and bake with almond flour, almond meal and flax flour
- Here's the nutrition facts about coconut flour :
- Nutrition Facts for 2 tablespoon Coconut Flour
- Cal 60 - Fat 2 gram - Carbohydrate 8 grams - Fiber 5 grams - Sugar 1 grams - Protein 2 grams. Plus coconut flour contains iron and no additives, sulphites, etc
"Don't eat breakfast
cereals that change the
color of the milk"
Links & Reference:
- All quotes from "Food Rules" by Michael Pollan, Penguin Books, 2009
- Glycemic index list
- More food ideas from CAP "Easy to Make Real Healthy Food"
- "Organic Chickens & Eggs Go Great Together"
- Latest Sugar Science Research from University of California, San Francisco
- "Diabetes is a Processed Food Disease" with Dr. Robert Lustig, MD