Bacon Pancakes

I’ve discovered a few food sensitivities after completing a rotation diet and one of those totally kicked out the possibility of eating pancakes. Since I found that prospect completely unacceptable, I scoured the internet for a reasonable surrogate and found pancakes made from coconut flour. Thought I’d give it a whirl and turns out they are a pretty good variation.

When I went to buy coconut flour, I discovered its a rare commodity locally. Whole Foods carries it but one of the employees told me they can barely keep it in stock anymore. Apparently other people are already on board. Fortunately Amazon is well-stocked with many coconut flour brands.

Here is what I tried with some notes for next time.

  • 1/2 C Coconut flour
  • 1/3 C Almond flour
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 T Coconut Oil
  • 1 1/2 t Baking Powder
  • 1/3 – 1/2 C Coconut Milk
  • 1 1/2 t Vanilla Extract
  • 6 Strips Bacon, cooked crispy then chopped
  • Butter or coconut oil for frying
  • Berries or bananas to top
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In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients. Whisk in coconut oil, coconut milk, eggs and vanilla until the batter is smooth. Fold in the bacon. Here is where the volume of milk will be a variable depending on how moist or dry you like your pancakes.

In a large frying pan melt the butter or coconut oil, then spoon in batter. Cook on one side until brown, flip and repeat. These take about the same time as conventional pancakes ( a few minutes each side) but they dry out a bit faster.

Top it off with some more butter or fresh fruit.

Notes

  • These are pretty good as a substitute! The slight coconut flavour imparted from the flour and oil is subtle but intriguing.
  • Bacon makes these almost irresistible (no surprise!)
  • You’ll get about 8 normal sized pancakes or 16 minis out of this recipe.
  • The first time through I added 1/3 C coconut milk and they were a little too dry. The 1/2C version was much better but I might add even more next time.
  • For frying I used clarified butter on some, coconut oil on the rest. Butter was better (no surprise!)
  • I thought caramelized bananas would be the best topping but fresh strawberries won. The caramelized banana topping is still good but makes a heavy pancake even heavier.
  • This is a strict Paleo recipe, however if your not following Paleo strictly, you could add some maple syrup both to the batter and as a topping for sweetness.

 

 

 

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