Saturday morning I woke up and decided it was a pancake morning. Some days are pancake days and it doesn't do you any favors to ignore that fact. Nine times out of ten when I make pancakes, it's this kind- it's my absolute favorite! Pancakes should always be made with bananas and coconut in my opinion. Then again, if you've been hanging out at my blog, you've probably noticed I think most things are better with bananas and coconut.
Now before we get to the recipe, there's something I should mention. Every time I make these pancakes I also get this song playing in my head. So if you plan on making these pancakes, make sure you have this song playing in the background; it makes them taste better I swear.
Toasted Coconut Banana Pancakes
Adapted from Chef in Disguise
- 1 1/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
- 1 Tablespoon Sugar (I used Beet Sugar)
- Pinch of Salt
- 1 Cup Almond Milk
- 1 Teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 Ripe Banana
- Coconut Oil for Cooking
- Unsweetened Shredded Coconut (I totally forgot to measure how much I used, I just sprinkled away!)
Makes 4 Large Pancakes.
Warm skillet or griddle to a medium-low heat. Place about 1 teaspoon of coconut oil on the surface and spread it around as it melts to grease the pan. Sprinkle a thin layer of shredded coconut onto the pan and allow to toast. While that's heating, in a medium sized bowl, mix the first four ingredients together. Then mix in the almond milk and apple cider vinegar until just combined; try not to overmix. Ladle about 1/3 cup of the batter onto the heated surface. Thinly slice the banana and place the slices on top of the pancake batter. Allow to cook until small bubbles begin to form, flip the pancake and cook for another minute or two. Repeat with the rest of the batter, adding more coconut oil and shredded coconut as needed. Serve with pure maple syrup or fresh strawberry sauce or whatever you like (I like honey on mine). And if you're feeling really fancy, you can even mix chocolate chips into the batter.
Today is Tuesday so that means I must announce the winner of my first ever giveaway! Drum roll, please...
The winner is Hannah from Grove St. Kitchen! I loved her idea of using the vanilla extract in nut butters, I can't wait to try it. Congratulations Hannah! I'll be contacting you soon so I can send you your vanilla extract. As for everyone else, be on the lookout for my next giveaway!
What are your favorite kind of pancakes?