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Clean (Unsweetened) Grain-free Coconut Pancakes


November 3, 2015 0 comments Clean Eating

What is Clean Eating?

At its simplest, clean eating is about eating whole foods, or “real” foods — those that are minimally processed, un-refined, and un-handled, making them as close to their natural form as possible.

I make food that is low in natural sugar (no refined sugar), no dairy, no grain and no alcohol. These pancakes include syrup at the end for those who want it, but personally I don’t use it right now while I am healing.

These pancakes hit the spot on my healing journey and the littles love them. Surprised? I was a little surprised too! Add whatever flavor you personally love, we tried cardamom, cinnamon and apples.

 

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, plus extra for frying the pancakes
  • 2 tablespoon smashed banana
  • 1 tablespoon chia gel
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk (from the can)
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract and/or vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Maple syrup for serving

Instructions

1. In a small bowl, whisk together coconut flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, mix together the 3 tablespoons of coconut oil, chia gel and banana until mostly smooth. A few small lumps of coconut oil is normal. Whisk the eggs in one at a time. Add the coconut milk, almond extract or vanilla extract, and lemon juice.

3. Fold in the dry ingredients with a spatula, and mix until combined, not overly mixed.

4. Heat about 1 teaspoon coconut oil in a large sauté pan over medium high heat.

5. Add batter (1 heaping tablespoon makes one pancake) drop a few blueberries on each pancake and cook for about 2-3 minutes on first side. Be sure to check and flip when golden brown. Cook for 1-2 minutes on the other side.

6. This recipe made about 10 pancakes, you may find you do not need too much oil in the pan, since there is coconut oil in the pancakes.

7. Serve with Maple Syrup.

*Tip: Add a clean protein powder, like organic pumpkin seed protein powder for the littles!

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