Coconut Pancakes with Pineapple Sauce
I swear I didn’t intend to do another pancake post. I’m going to have to rename the feature to First Friday Pancakes! I planned to do an item from baconfest, but, sadly, none of the recipes were really phenomenal enough to blog about (plus the pictures didn’t turn out that well).
So here we find ourself with yet another pancake recipe, but I promise you, this is one you don’t want to miss!
Some people are turned off by the fact there is coconut in this recipe.Do not come in expecting super coconut flavor! This isn’t an Almond Joy. The coconut flavor is very mild, although some people don’t like the texture of coconut, so in that case I guess this might not be for you. However, I’ve served these to many self-proclaimed coconut-haters, who ultimately love these pancakes.
The other interesting part is the pineapple sauce, which you use instead of syrup. To me this is the best part. You could really put the sauce on any pancakes, but it does seem to go especially well with the coconut. The whole thing is sort of a tropical, island-y theme.
As to the pancakes themselves, they are very thick, so you have to cook them for a long time. Because of the coconut, they don’t bubble up like regular pancakes. I find it’s best to cook it for a while on one side, flip it and pat it down, cook it on the other side, and then flip it back to the first side again. Otherwise it can be difficult to make sure everything cooks through.
These are HEAVENLY! I might go so far as to say these are the best pancakes I have ever had. They are also a very nice change of pace, since they are different than any of the other pancake recipes in our stable. They’re also pretty dense, and vegan to boot! What’s not to love?
The recipe is originally from the “Vegan with a Vengeance” cookbook.
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1 t nutmeg
1/3 cup water
1 1/4 cup soy milk
2 T maple syrup
1 t vanilla extract
2 T canola oil
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl, followed by the wet ingredients, followed by the coconut.
If you don’t know how to cook pancakes by now, you’re coming to the wrong blog.
20-oz can of crushed pineapple
2 T arrowroot powder (we substituted 2 T corn starch)
3 T sugar
1 t vanilla extract
Cook the sauce for ~7 minutes, until it thickens. Make sure you stir this a lot, or it will burn to the bottom of the pan.