Saturday, August 21, 2010

Peachy Pancakes

I wanted waffles, but the recipe I needed was online and I wasn't. So, I made pancakes instead from the recipe below. However, I was not yet fully awake thus somewhat bumbling in the kitchen. This is probably how many delightful dishes are created...

(from Cooking with Coconut Flour by Bruce Fife, ND)
2 eggs
2 T coconut oil
2 T coconut milk (I used fermented)
1 tsp. sugar 
1/8 tsp. Kosher salt
2 T sifted coconut flour
1/8 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Blend together eggs, oil, coconut milk, sugar and salt. Combine coconut flour and baking poweder and thoroughly mix into batter. Heat 1 T coconut oil in a skillet. Spoon batter onto hot skillet making pancakes about 2.5 - 3 inches in diameter. Batter will be thick but will flatten out when cooking. Makes 6-8 small pancakes.

Seeing the small amount of batter in the bowl had me a little worried, but I figured if the pancakes didn't satisfy our hunger, we could have some eggs later. Or something. I followed the directions and had some of the pancakes cooking when I realized I had maple syrup in the refrigerator, which meant that when I put it on the pancakes they would turn instantly cold. Yuk. So, I poured some syrup into a small pan, set it on the back burner and turned it on. Then promptly forgot about it. :(

I thought about the pecans and decided they would be good, so I chopped those up. Meanwhile I am still cooking the pancakes and managing to keep them from burning (although I am not sure HOW!). I ended up chopping a few extra pecans (I failed to read the suggested amount, and just guessed as to how many to put in) and decided to toast them in the now empty pancake skillet in just a few more drops of coconut oil. I started those and then I happen to glance at the maple syrup and realize it is almost to boil over. So I whipped that off the burner and raced over to the counter to chop up a peach. By the time I had the peach chopped up, the pecans were starting to burn, so I tossed the peach in to heat it up and take some of the heat off the pecans.

I arranged the pancakes on the plates, spooned on the peach mixture and drizzled hot syrup over the top. They were very tasty--different than the normal pancake of course, but certainly much more nutritious. We both enjoyed them and other than the disaster I left behind in the kitchen, I dub it a success!

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1 comment:

Christine said...

Cool pancake! Will try this over the weekend. Thanks for sharing. If you wont mind I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your post. Just add the foodista widget to the end of this post so it will appear in the Foodista pages and it's all set, Thanks!