Sunday, March 3, 2013
Coconut flour pancakes
Sweet, sweet victory of amazingness.
A while ago, I tried to make coconut flour tortillas and ended up with a mostly savory pancake, but one that was a little dry and lackluster. Coconut flour is a mean beast that defies the rules that most of us learned for baking.
Maybe I'm looking at this the wrong way. Maybe it's gluten that's the fickle monster and coconut flour is just misunderstood. A Quasimodo of the baking world.
Tom recently requested pancakes. I thought to myself that if anyone knew how to do this, it was Carolyn of All Day I Dream About Food. And lo and behold, she did. I mixed up the batter, fired up the pan, said a little prayer, rubbed my lucky rabbit foot (okay fine, I exaggerate), and poured the little circles.
Then magic happened.
Out of the abyss that was coconut flour failure rose these lovely, fluffy pancakes. Were they IDENTICAL to gluteny gluttonous goo? No. Thank goodness. They were better! A few fill you up, though, so the batch lasted us most of a week! We serve with whipped cream and berries.
Slightly adapted from All Day I Dream about Food.
1/2 c coconut flour
2 packets stevia
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 c vanilla unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
Mix dry. Mix wet. Add wet to dry. Mix thoroughly and let sit for 5ish minutes so the coconut flour can do its expansionist thing. Cook like you do normal pancakes. Nom. Makes about 12 4" pancakes, 2 pancakes per serving.