I'm so excited that we have our daughter now and we can start family holiday traditions!
Our newest tradition is homemade pancakes on Christmas morning. This recipe is so darn easy, and most people have these staple ingredients in the cupboard already. It was a huge hit in our house yesterday and I highly recommend giving them a try.
You can make these pancakes any day of the week and adapt the recipe to make it healthier. For instance you could substitute the chocolate chips out and top it off with homemade apple sauce instead of maple syrup (for the kiddos for example). There is really no reason to ever buy pancake mix when it's this simple to make them from scratch!
Chocolate Chip Coconut Pancakes
(Serves 2 holly, jolly adults)
3/4 cup plain flour
3 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp caster sugar (or coconut sugar if you prefer)
3/4 cup of almond milk
Dark chocolate chips (quantity up to YOU!)
1/3 cup organic shredded coconut
Pinch of salt
Extra shredded coconut for garnish
Raspberries and/or blueberries
Add the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt and sugar) to a medium bowl and mix.
In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and almond milk together.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and stir well to combine.
Add the shredded coconut and fold it through with your spatula.
Lightly grease a non-stick fry pan and heat to a medium temperature. I use avocado oil, but you can use butter, non-dairy butter, vegetable oil, coconut oil or olive oil.
Use your 1/4 measuring cup to scoop and pour your batter on the pan or griddle.
Once you've poured the desired size pancake, sprinkle a few dark chocolate chips on this wet side. When bubbles form on the surface, flip and cook the other side until lightly browned.
I like to serve it with berries (and a dusting of powdered sugar, but purely for ascetic purposes)!
You can drizzle them with maple syrup or honey.
For some vegan friendly options, try a chia egg substitute, topping them with non-dairy caramel, hemp seeds, or toasted almonds.
Merry Christmas guys!
For the Love of Food
I think eating well is a form of self-respect, and that's evident in my recipes.