I hate the faff of pancakes, the mess from using every utensil you own, the temptation to eat them as they slowly cook one by one and then trying to keep them warm and not sweaty if they do manage to survive until they’re all ready (this has maybe happened once in my life) so this morning I tried a different approach and made this super simple pancake bowl which was as quick to make as it was easy! Perfect. Until I realised I didn’t have any milk.. DAH. It was far too early and far too hot to deal with a disappointed Tyler. Time to get creative!
I remembered that in my fridge was a bar of Biona creamed coconut and I was sure I had read somewhere that if you blend it up with water that it makes a kind of coconut milk. As I had no other options I thought I’d give it a try, and it worked! I had to share this with you guys as I love a good life hack and this is a definitely one for the memory bank.
These pancakes were fluffy, coconutty and just the right size and consistency to cook quickly enough for me to resist eating them as I went.
Ingredients: Coconut Milk
* 1/8 bar Biona creamed coconut
* half mug boiled water
* half mug cold filtered water
How to make it:
Add creamed coconut and half mug of boiled water to blender and blend. Add the half mug of cold water to the mixture and blend.
* 1 mug oat flour. I used a standard sized mug, filled it with oats then poured the oats into my blender with the milling blade and blitzed for about 15secs
* 1 mug coconut milk (Or any dairy free milk)
* 1 tbsp baking powder
* pinch of sea salt
* 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
* 2 tablespoons of maple syrup/agave/sweetener of choice
How to make it:
* Place flour, baking soda and salt into a bowl and mix together and put to one side.
* Add the melted coconut oil and sweetener to the milk and either blitz in the blender or stir.
*Slowly add the liquid to the dry ingredients and stir as you go. Give it a good mix but don’t worry too much about lumps.. definitely don’t blend the mixture! Leave to stand for about 5mins.
* Heat up your pan with a little bit of coconut oil, about a teaspoon, and make sure all the base of the pan is lightly covered.
* When the oil is hot, take a small ladel or a large spoon and pour in small quantities of the mixture and make a few at the same time. I made 5 each time. After about 1-1.5mins when the mixture starts to bubble and make holes, test the edge of the pancake with a spatula. If it easily lifts from the pan in one piece then it’s ready to be flipped. It should take about the same amount of time each side.
* Once they are cooked, chuck them in a bowl and get the next lot on. In 15mins you should have a bowl full of fluffy awesomeness.
* Top with whatever you like.. add fruit, nuts, seeds, maple syrup, chocolate sauce, vegan sausages.. whatevs.