Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Coconut Banana Pancakes
I posted on my family blog about some pancakes we had for breakfast the other day (which we eat pretty regularly, actually), and I had such a good response and requests for recipes, I thought I'd oblige here.
The pancakes are pretty much the recipe from my Vitamix cookbook for buttermilk pancakes, but I change the grains up regularly. I have used oat, barley, kamut, spelt, hard red wheat, hard white wheat flours, and others I'm sure. In the picture above I used a mixture of kamut and spelt, just what I had on hand already ground. The actual recipe just calls for whole wheat flour.
Here's the recipe for the pancakes:
Place in blender:
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
2 Tbsp. light olive oil (I've used several kinds, all with success)
1/2 tsp (sea) salt
a little squirt of agave or other natural sweetener, if desired. (about a tsp.)
1 1/4 cups whole-grain flour or mixture of flours of choice
1 tsp. baking soda
Blend, pulsing to combine. If it doesn't all combine, give it a stir or two with a spoon.
Cook on griddle.
I usually at least double this to have a few pancakes left for the next day.
Now, for the syrup! Oh yes. Delicioso.
The original recipe comes from Kara, and you can find it here.
I have modified it to suit my taste and needs. The original was just too thin for me.
Place in saucepan over medium heat:
1/2 cup sucanat
1/2 cup honey
1/4 tsp (sea) salt
Melt those all together. Once the sucanat is all dissolved, add in:
1 can of coconut milk
(Kara's cans are bigger than mine, I guess. I just use my 13.66 oz can, and it works great. A little more or less won't hurt.)
Mix in well. Then, I add in:
about a tablespoon of corn starch and a smidgen of water to mix it beforehand, add the mixture into your syrup and bring to a boil to thicken.
Once the desired thickness is achieved, remove from heat. Add in:
a tsp of vanilla.
Place on pancakes and inhale. So good.
For a special treat, and as pictured above, layer on some banana slices and come unsweetened coconut. Wow. What a breakfast. No white flour or sugar. No HFCS. Just goodness. And man, it's SO GOOD.