The Organics “Free From” Pancake Recipe
This year we have the greatest range of ‘free from’ food products and cooking substitutes that are organic, sustainable, and vegan friendly. Not only have we brought you a vegan-friendly pancake recipe this Veganuary, but a vegan pancake recipe in time for Shrove Tuesday! Or, as it is commonly known, Pancake day, which falls on Tuesday 16th February for 2021.
What Is Coconut Flour?
The organic coconut flour that we stock, is made from dried coconut meat that is finely ground down to a powder. Coconut flour is high in protein and fiber and, is also low in carbs. The flour has a mild coconut smell but will not affect the taste of your pancakes.
Is Coconut Ingredients Diet Friendly?
All the coconut products used in this recipe are vegan, with natural ingredients. They are also gluten and dairy-free making them the perfect substitute for artificial alternatives. For those of you who live a keto lifestyle, coconut flour is actually a great alternative to add to the keto diet.
What substitutes can I use?
If you don't want to use eggs we suggest using flax egg which is made of ground flax seeds and water which will work just as well. For the milk you can use a range, from lactose-free milk to coconut milk, just find what works for you.
One swap we suggest you don't make is the flour, coconut flour is very specific and unlike other flours. Coconut flour provides protein and fiber that other flours don't, which makes this such a healthier alternative. We have also used coconut oil, however, butter does work too. Again, it's using products that suit your personal preference.
Can you freeze the coconut flour pancakes?
These pancakes are great for freezing! They take 2 hours to freeze and we suggest once frozen to put your frozen pancakes in freezer bags. You can also put baking paper between them so they don't stick together!
They will keep for up to three months, making them a great healthy breakfast for people who like to plan their meals. They will last up to 4 days in a container in the fridge. To reheat them either put them in the oven or stick them in the toaster (once defrosted).
The Organics Pancake Recipe - Makes 8 Pancakes
- 1/4 cup coconut flour (use a level measurement)
- 3 large eggs or flax eggs
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted (used in the recipe, not for cooking)
- 6 tablespoons almond milk or coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon of powdered sweetener or coconut sugar
How to make the pancakes from scratch
Step 1 - Beat the eggs until light and fluffy, if you are using a flax egg alternative, just add it in with the rest of the ingredients.
Step 2 - Add in the other ingredients and beat them together until you have a smooth batter. Do note that this recipe isn't going to be liquidy like normal pancakes, you want it to be thicker.
Step 3 - Let the batter sit for a couple of minutes. If you have used Flax egg we suggest leaving it for about 10 minutes to let it absorb.
Step 4 - Melt the butter or coconut oil into a non-stick frying pan on low heat. Once heated add the batter. Because the batter is thick we suggest you use a spoon instead of pouring. Use about 2 tablespoons for 1 pancake. The pancakes shouldn't be so big that they are not easy to flip. Make them about 4 inches.
Step 5 - Fry the pancake for a few minutes, you will know it's ready to flip when the bubbles form on the top. Remember not to rush this or turn the heat up or you will burn the pancake.
Why not try some of our other products as toppings - Here are our suggestions:
This low carb and low-calorie chocolate spread is a great vegan and keto-friendly topping for pancakes. It adds sweetness while being sugar-free and low carb. Plus it has reduced fat! We think this is a great topping to add that creamy, chocolatey goodness while keeping the calories to a minimum.
For anyone who is a lover of syrups and coconuts, this organic coconut nectar is for you! It's a great alternative to those processed syrups and kinds of honey you would normally have with pancakes. This nectar will add a caramel, coconut divine taste to your foods. It's low in fructose and vegan friendly.
For an extra healthy crunch, why not top the pancakes with these Naked Freeze Dried Bananas. They make a great addition to the chocolate spread, coconut nectar, or just to enjoy on their own. They are freeze-dried to make them crunchy but benefit from all the nutrients of a normal banana.