Monday, 9 January 2017

Pancakes Another Way!

Last week I gave you coco yam pancakes which I hope you tried and enjoyed.Today I want to add a different recipe, again with reduced carbohydrates

For 8 medium sized pancakes you will need:

2 slightly heaped Tbsp plain flour
2 slightly heaped Tbsp wholewheat flour
2 well heaped Tbsp coconut flour (you can use desiccated coconut ground in a spice blender)
4 heaped tsp skimmed milk powder)    or use
200 - 250 ml water                           )   skimmed milk from bottle or carton
1 large egg
a pinch of salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Put all ingredients in  a fairly large bowl and whisk until smooth. Allow to rest for 1/2 hour and then check if more liquid is needed. The batter should be a little thicker than regular pancake batter because of the coconut content.

For frying use a frying pan not larger than 20 cm diameter, otherwise the pancakes will break when flipped over.

Heat pan until very hot, then wipe with kitchen paper dipped in vegetable oil, preferably cholesterol free.

Add a ladle full of batter and swirl around to coat the base of the pan. Fry until browned underneath then flip over to fry the other side, using a fish slice or palette knife. When the second side is nicely brown remove to a warmed plate and keep hot while frying the remaining pancakes.

In the previous recipe I used apple puree to serve which is equally good for these pancakes. But for 
this batch I chose to make an apple compote instead, cooked with raisins.
 Place some of your filling on half of a pancake and fold over. Repeat with the remaining pancakes.

Ready to be eaten.

You should give them a try, these pancakes are very tasty!


  1. I have two questions - with all the flour how is it reduced carbs. Also can one only use wholewheat flour with the coconut? Secondly how to make the compote.

    1. The carbohydrates are reduced by replacing flour/whole-wheat flour with coconut flour which is not really a flour and therefore is very low in carbs. Compote recipe will follow soon!

  2. Nice!! Can one use plantain flour for a non low carb version?


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