It’s Thursday, and you know what that means… the weekend is just a couple days away! Will your weekend include a big, homemade breakfast? Wait until you try these (gluten free!) Coconut Flour Pancakes. You won’t be able to believe they are good for you!
Over the past year or so, I’ve been making small changes to my diet and lifestyle. I gradually cut out breads, pastas and anything else made with white flour. Not only have I noticed that I feel so much better, I also have an extra incentive to avoid these foods because they hurt my stomach now.
Andrew and I love to make breakfast on our days off (which are few and far in between!). When we first started dating, we would make huge breakfasts with pancakes, eggs, bacon and fruit. Over the past year we have been trying more recipes with eggs and have been avoiding the pancakes. Because we rarely eat foods that are high in carbs, pancakes made us feel sluggish and tired. Who wants that on a day off?
Lately, though, I’ve been craving those big breakfasts. So I decided to try a healthier alternative: coconut flour. Your local grocery store might carry it in their health food section, or you can find it at a health food store.
These pancakes were easy to whip up and taste delicious! They turned out a little thinner than normal pancakes. Make sure your griddle is hot enough before you start cooking them, or the pancakes will be hard to flip.
And the true test… we both felt great the rest of the day! These pancakes didn’t feel as heavy as normal pancakes. Usually when I eat pancakes, I’m not even hungry for lunch later. But with these I didn’t feel as stuffed and was able to eat lunch later on.
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Fruit, Optional. I used blueberries and slices of strawberries
- 1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and stir out all the lumps.
- 2. Let sit for at least 5 minutes. Heat the griddle to medium high.
- 3. Drop the batter by 1/4 cups onto the griddle. Add the fruit if desired.
- 4. Cook for 1-2 minutes on each side until browned.
Have you tried coconut flour? What are some of the recipes you used it in?