I love switching up my breakfasts every now and then and pancakes is something I’ll always experiment with because they are so versatile. I have to admit this isn’t the healthiest choice but it surely is delicious. This is a twist on the classic American fluffy pancakes for a little more spice and flavour. Coconut and cinnamon taste really good together and these pancakes are great for breakfast or dessert depending on your preference. I have drizzled a little maple syrup and sprinkle on some desiccated coconut for serving.
Recipe: Coconut and cinnamon pancakes (makes 4)
66g self raising flour
1/3 baking powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp caster sugar
8g melted butter
66ml coconut milk
1/2 tsp oil
Drizzle of maple syrup
Sprinkle of desiccated coconut
Sieve the flour, baking powder and cinnamon into a large bowl and mix in the caster sugar.
In another bowl, whisk the egg, butter and coconut together until well combined.
Gently whisk the liquid mixture into the flour mixture until smooth and then leave to rest for 20 minutes. Resting the pancake batter allows the gluten to relax and the grain to swell so that when you finally cook it, the pancakes will be more fluffy and light.
Use kitchen paper to rub oil over a frying pan and place on a medium heat to get hot.
Once the pan is hot add 3 tablespoons of the batter into the pan, cooking for 3 minutes on each side until lightly golden and fully cooked.
Repeat until all of the batter in done and leave on a plate covered to stay warm.
Once done, drizzle with a little maple syrup and sprinkle over some desiccated coconut.
It’s early in the UK this morning so I’ll wish you all a wonderful day!
I’ve been off WordPress for the last week, for no particular reason but as I’ve not long finished my breakfast I thought I’d write a quick post. Firstly, it’s a Bank Holiday so I have the day off work and I’m so grateful. It’s so nice to wake up in the morning at a slow pace and really be present and enjoy the moments rather than rushing to leave out on time. This morning, the weather is already bright and we have nice, sunny warm weather for a change, it’s supposed to reach 23 degree’s today which is good for this time of the year.
So far I’ve done my usual morning routine and I just need to make time to read my current book. Yesterday, I went for a light jog in the morning and it was so lovely. I don’t always make time to do fitness outside of the house but afterwards I felt amazing and it’s always good to spend time in nature and see the ducks in the water. Today I did Pilates, which is always very challenging but I love pushing myself and trying new things, also I always feel really strong the next day even with achy muscles. I might bake some peanut butter flapjacks but apart from that I’m going to be chilling and maybe a little online shopping if there’s any good offers.
Anyway, as it’s the first day of the week, it’s a great day to set the tone for the rest of the week. Any goals you would like to achieve or things you wish to work on? Start today and hopefully you’ll follow it through.