Dairy Free – Gluten Free – Grain Free – Sugar Free
Preparation – 10 minutes; Cooking Time – 10 minutes
In my last recipe post – which was for a grain-free pizza crust – I rabbited on about Coconut Flour being a wonder ingredient. But that is very vague so here I will list of a few of the amazing health benefits of coconut flour.
Gluten Free: I heard the other day that most people of Anglo-Saxon decent are at least a little gluten intolerant and after paying attention to how my body reacted after gluten and I think I fall into this category. Gluten causes an inflammatory response in the body which is not conducive to good health (can lead to organ damage or arthritis). Coconut Flour is free from gluten and is therefore a great substitute!
High in Fiber: We need fiber to keep our gastrointestinal tracts healthy. For every 100g serve of coconut flour we get 39 grams of fiber which is more than most grain based flours. Studies show that a high fiber diet offers protection against chronic diseases such as diabetes, colon cancer and cardiovascular problems.
High in Protein: Coconut Flour has 19g of protein per 100gram which is more than the equivalent amounts of anchovies (14.5g), bacon (15.9g), eggs (12.5g) or pork sausages (13.9g). I was surprised to see that coconut flour is only just behind fillet steak in terms of protein (20.9g)!
Waste Product = Environmentally Friendly: Coconut flour is a raw material made from a waste product of coconut milk production!
- 4 free-range, organic eggs
- 1 cup coconut cream
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- Coconut oil for cooking fat (only oil you should cook high heat! More on that here)
Preheat frying pan on medium-low heat.
In a bowl, mix eggs together well until frothy.
Mix in coconut milk, vanilla, and honey.
In a your measuring cup combine dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, sea salt) thoroughly.
Sift the dry ingredients into your egg mixture.
Mix well until it is a nice, smooth batter.
Heat coconut oil in the pan. Pour batter to form pancakes. (Mine were about 10-15cm diameter). Cook until edges start to dry and firm then flip and cook through.
Top with real maple syrup, honey, fruit or nice natural jams. DELISH.