I'm spending a few days at my parent's house in New Hampshire helping my mom recover from surgery. My main duty this week is to cook for my mom. Having a fully stocked kitchen is like a playground for me.
Pancakes are one of my favorite simple pleasures in life...as long as they're made with quality ingredients. This morning, I saw coconut flour in the cabinet along with a whole basket of ripe bananas. I knew coconut flour bananas were calling my name.
Recipe adopted from Ambitious Kitchen.
LOW CARB COCONUT FLOUR BANANA PANCAKES
Note: this recipe is gluten-free and has no added sugar except the maple syrup in the blueberry compote.
-1/4 cup of coconut flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)
-1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
-1 ripe banana
-1/4 cup of almond milk
-1/2 cup of blueberries
-spoonful of maple syrup
1. Whisk dry ingredients together.
2. In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients together. I start with putting the banana in a microwave-safe bowl and heating it up for about 20 seconds so it mixes easier.
3. Combine dry and wet ingredients. Coconut flour can be tricky because it absorbs a ton of liquid. If the pancakes are too thick, add in a little bit of milk.
4. OPTIONAL: I added in a tablespoon of walnuts to the batter.
5. BLUEBERRY COMPOTE: Mix blueberries and maple syrup in a saucepan and heat over low. Keep them cooking until they create a compote substance - about 5 minutes or so.
6. Heat up the skillet on medium-low. Make sure it's nice and hot before you start cooking the pancakes. Use a cooking spray or coconut oil on the pan. I dropped a heaping tablespoon for each pancake, the smaller they are the easier to flip. I kept the heat pretty low, they cooked quickly and you don't want to burn them.
7. Once the pancakes are done, plate them with the compote! I added some almond butter to mine. This recipe is very flexible and you can adjust it to your liking! Don't forget a cup of coffee on the side :)
- Total Calories (not including blueberry compote): 400 (200 calories/person)
- Protein = 18 grams | Carbohydrates = 39 grams | Fiber = 13 grams | Sugar = 16 grams | Fat = 20 grams
- Makes 2 small portions, about 4 small pancakes each