I love cozy Sunday mornings especially at winter times. Who doesn’t? If I have time I always make pancakes. I love pancake and it’s exciting for me to test new flours and new flavours.
There are two new (for me) ingredients in this recipe: coconut flour and date syrup. Do you know any of them?
Coconut flour is a gluten-free alternative to wheat that is rich in dietary fiber, which helps support your digestion, immune system and heart health. The flour is fiber from the coconut meat after most of the oil has been extracted. It can be added to standard wheat-based recipes to add extra fiber, by substituting 10-30% of the grain-based flour with coconut flour. It can also be excellent addition to shakes and smoothies where fiber and protein are needed. Since organic coconut flour contains natural sugar from the coconut meat, baked goods need less sugar added.
Date syrup is an alternative sweetener, a thick, dark brown, very sweet syrup extracted from dates. It is used widely in the Middle Eastern countries. Date is a food of high nutritional value. It provides natural sugar in the form of glucose and fructose. It’s good to know that a 100 gram portion of fresh dates is a source of vitamin C and supplies 230 kcal (960 kJ) of energy.
Vegan Coconut Oat Pancakes with Date Syrup, Coconut Chips and Clementine
Ingredients (makes 8-10 pancakes)
- 1 cup white spelt flour
- 1/4 cup oat flour
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 2 tablespoons aluminium free baking powder
- 1 cup oat milk or almond milk
- 1 tablespoon date syrup
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil + for cooking
- 1 vanilla bean, split and seeded
- pinch of salt
- unsweetend coconut chips
In a bowl mix together the dry ingredients: flours, baking powder, salt. In another separate bowl mix together oatmilk, coconut oil, vanilla and date syrup. Give each mixture a stir then add the wet to the dry combining just until mixed. Set aside for 5 minutes to allow the batter to rise. Prepare a non-stick pan with 1 teaspoon oil on medium heat. Spoon batter into pan, forming a pancake. Cook until lightly brown on the bottom. Turn and brown the other side. Serve with clementines, coconut chips and more date syrup if you want.