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Friday, May 9, 2014

Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes

When you're in the mood for dessert and breakfast, what do you do? You make these. The perfect combination of a healthy breakfast and a delicious dessert will make for a full belly and a happy soul!

Pancake Ingredients:
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk(not coconut beverage)
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, raw honey, or coconut nectar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste. I use this.
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot flour 
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
Pancake Process:

1.  Mix together the milk, eggs, sweetener and vanilla in a medium-large mixing bowl.
2.  Mix together the coconut flour, baking soda, arrowroot and salt and then add to the milk and egg mixture.
4.  Pour the batter onto a well greased skillet set on medium heat. Form into pancake shapes(the thinner the better)
5.  Once the pancakes bubble on the top(about 5-7 minutes, flip over and cook other side until golden brown.

6.  Serve with strawberry sauce and coconut cream topping (directions below)

Strawberry Sauce Ingredients:

  • 2 cups frozen or fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup water 
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot powder or tapioca starch
Strawberry Sauce Process:

1. Pour strawberries, water, and arrowroot into a medium sized saucepan over high heat.
2. Heat and mix constantly, breaking strawberries down until mixture starts to bubble. 
3. Keep to a strong simmer for 5-7 minutes. Keep mixing.
4. Add in vanilla and take off heat. Cool down in the refrigerator for 5 minutes or until ready to serve. 

Coconut Topping Ingredients:
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk, chilled
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla or vanilla bean paste
  • 1 teaspoon coconut nectar or maple syrup
Coconut Topping Process:

1. Open coconut milk can and remove the thick top part from the can.
2. In a small bowl, whisk the coconut cream, vanilla and sweetener.
3. Store in the refrigerator. 


  1. Can these be made with almond flour? I hate coconut

    1. Sorry for the late reply! You can play around and make them with almond flour, but you wont have to use as many eggs. My guess would be around 2. Let me know if you experiment!