- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or
- ½ teaspoon vanilla powder
- 120ml (4fl oz) coconut water from the can, coconut milk or cow’s milk
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 4 tablespoons coconut flour
- Small pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, ghee or butter, for frying
For the whipped coconut cream:
- Approx. 130g (4½oz) coconut cream (from the top of the can or bought separately), chilled
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or ½ teaspoon vanilla powder
- To make the whipped coconut cream, carefully spoon the cream out of the can leaving the water below for the pancakes.
- Whisk it in a bowl with the vanilla for a couple of minutes until thick and firm. Leave in a cool place until you are ready to serve.
- Whisk the eggs with the vanilla and coconut water or milk in a large bowl. In another bowl, mix the dry ingredients.
- Little by little add the dry ingredients to the wet, whisking all the time until you have a thick cream consistency.
- Heat a large, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and add the fat. When melted and just starting to bubble, swirl the fat around the pan to coat it. Drop 1 tablespoon measures of the batter into the pan, making sure they don’t touch as they spread out. Use a fish slice or spatula to gently turn the pancakes when they are set and firm on one side. They will take 3–4 minutes on the first side and only 1–2 minutes on the second.
- Remove the pancakes from the pan when done and serve straight away or keep warm while you make the rest. Serve with the whipped coconut cream and raspberry chia jam and some raspberries, if you wish.
Recipe extracted from The Diabetes Weight-Loss Cookbook by Katie & Giancarlo Caldesi, with Jenny Phillips. Published by Kyle Books, RRP €27. Photography by Susan Bell.
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