The Mission: Maximum Coconut Flavor
If you’re one of those weirdos that doesn’t like the magical flavor of the coconut, then this recipe is most definitely not for you. These tasty breakfast delights contain just about as much coconut as you could possibly fit into a pancake. The idea came to me one morning when I was in the mood for a change of pace. We make keto protein pancakes about once a week, and I needed to change it up. So I started experimenting. What happens if I just take every coconut related item I have in the kitchen and jam it into a pancake? Well, the answer is it doesn’t make a pancake, it makes a ball of coconut matter that you can’t really do anything with. Fortunately I’m not the type to give up after just 1 failed attempt! I made a few tweaks, begrudgingly added in a couple items not made exclusively out of coconut, and finally achieved the most coconuty, most tasty, most fluffy Low Carb Coconut Pancakes!
A Not So Traditional Pancake Batter
This pancake batter will likely be different than what your used to. No milk, no butter. Why use milk and butter when we can use their coconut derived counterparts? Coconut milk(full fat) and coconut oil! Oh, and in place of the all-purpose flour? You guessed it… coconut flour! Now all of these substitutions are critical for jamming the absolute maximum amount of coconut flavor into these low carb coconut pancakes. The resulting batter will be thicker than a standard pancake batter. This batter does not pour easily into the pan. You will have to spoon it out and spread it around in the pan to flatten it out. Don’t worry though! It cooks up nice and fluffy. As a matter of fact, these pancakes are among the fluffiest low carb pancakes we’ve made to date!
How Did You Get Them So Fluffy?
Here’s the trick. Separate the whites from the yolks and beat the egg whites until they start to form soft peaks. This will add a bit more volume to your batter and will help make the finished product much more fluffy and light.
Topping It All Off!
Like a traditional pancake, feel free to top these low carb coconut pancakes off with your classic butter and syrup(we use sugar free) combo. If your like me though, you’re going to want to add more coconut on top. A simple way to do that is to dust these beautiful cakes with some more shredded coconut. If you want to get wild and crazy you can try making some coconut whipped cream! Our coconut whipped cream recipe is still a work in progress, but we’ll be posted it as soon as it’s perfected, so check back in a few months.
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Net Carbs: 1.75g