It's time for pancakes to return (dear pancakes, oh how I have missed you over the past six days). Although, the pancakes that I made this morning were very much unlike a normal pancake. But who wants a normal pancake anyway? I think the difference was mostly in the texture. It was more crumbly which I've decided to blame on the coconut flour (poor coconut flour ;). I realize that not everyone has access to coconut flour, so I'm sure you could substitute whole wheat pastry flour. The down side: lemon coconut pancakes would turn into lemon pancakes. Then up side: more normal pancakes (well, I suppose this could be another down side). The point is, make substitutions according to what you have available. You don't want to miss out! :)
Lemon Coconut Pancakes (serves 1)
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Stevia (or other sweetener), to taste
2 tablespoons canned pumpkin (or applesauce)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pure lemon oil (or you could probably use lemon zest)
1 egg (or replace with one flax egg or other vegan egg replacer)
6 tablespoons (or more) water (or almond milk if you have it - I was out)
Coconut butter, for topping (optional - cream cheese would also be good)
Put the dry ingredients (flour, oats, stevia, and baking powder) in a bowl and give a good mix:
Add the remaining ingredients and give another good stir (you may need slightly more or less water than the amount listed) :
Give your arm a pat as it has done some good work for you :) Then, poor about 1/4 cup increments of batter onto a heated, non-stick skillet. You may need to spread it out if the batter is thick. Cook for about 3 minutes, flip pancakes, and continue to cook for another 2 or 3 minutes. Top with coconut butter or other topping of choice.
You can tell from the picture that they look more like corn cakes. Not exactly what I was going for. The taste, on the other hand, was pretty spot on! I actually put the blueberries on in an attempt to make the pancakes look prettier, but next time, I think I will put even more blueberries on! Lemon + blueberries = amazingness (don't I have great math skills ;)
The daily question: Are you a fan of lemon?
Some people love it, others hate it, and others are in between. I rank myself at in between. If it's a deep strong, lemon flavor then there's good chances that I will love it. But I would take something chocolaty over something lemony any day!