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Gluten Free Flourless Coconut Pancakes
with lemon curd and berries
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Preparation time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 medium sized pancakes

1. Combine the eggs, cream, butter, sugar, and salt in a medium sized bowl.

2. In a separate bowl, mix the baking powder and ground coconut.

3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix gently until completely incorporated.

4. Heat a heavy bottom skillet over medium heat and melt a bit of butter or coconut oil.

5. Spoon batter into skillet, making one or two at a time. Take care to not let pancakes run into each other. Let cook until edges start to frill and brown, then flip gently once and let cook for another minute on other side.

6. Remove to serving dish and enjoy immediately as you would traditional pancakes.

Note: Leftover pancakes will keep in the fridge if covered with plastic wrap but will lose quite a bit of their "fluffiness." Definitely better if consumed right away.

*To grind coconut simply place in a strong blender and blend until powdery and fine.

Recipe submitted by Alejandra, New York, NY

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What can be used in place of heavy cream? Thanks
# Posted By christie | 10/20/09 4:17 PM
You could skim the cream off of whole milk, use half n' half, or evaporated milk.
# Posted By Sarah | 10/20/09 6:03 PM
I'm wondering if you could use coconut flour instead of the ground coconut?
# Posted By Phyllis | 10/28/09 12:02 PM
You might be able to...maybe. You'd lose the nice texture though and the pancakes might come out pretty dry. You could experiment with it though, but I'd really recommend using the dessicated coconut instead for best results. If you decide to use coconut flour add more cream and another egg or so.
# Posted By Sarah | 10/28/09 12:08 PM
I'm also interested in a substitution for the heavy cream. Milk or half n half won't work; we need something caesin-free since my son has an allergy to dairy/caesin products. Would coconut milk work?
# Posted By Beth | 10/28/09 1:30 PM
Beth: Yes! I'm sure it would be great. I would recommend making your own coconut milk. There's a recipe here called "Homemade Coconut Milk", and it's the only recipe I use for coconut milk.
# Posted By Sarah | 10/29/09 12:14 AM
Excellent! I topped these with a home made organic strawbery syrup/xyltil & stevia as sweetners for the syrup. I left the srawberries whole. The pancakes are very moist and light . I recommend a coffee grinder to ground the coconut. In my food processor the coconut behaved like nuts and got very moist, becomes coconut butter--not a bad thing, just not for this recipe. 5 Yummy stars!
# Posted By Bobbi | 2/9/10 4:22 AM
This may be far reaching, but I would really love to make this for my daughter. She can't have gluten, but she also cannot have any dairy or eggs. I like the coconut milk idea to replace the cream, but what about the eggs and butter? Any suggestions? Thank you!
# Posted By Amanda | 3/21/10 1:26 PM
Coconut oil will substitute for butter, and for eggs 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed steeped in 3 tablespoons water for 2-3 minutes = 1 egg. You can look up more egg substitutes if you want, there's actually quite a few out there! :)
# Posted By Sarah | 3/22/10 5:09 PM
good, I added a 1/4 tsp vanilla, 1/4 tsp cinnamon and stevia as my sweetener. I made it with coconut cream and coconut oil and they turned out just fine :)
# Posted By Anna | 6/16/10 6:16 PM
Thanks to all ya'll who asked the Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg Free questions! Love this recipe...can't wait to try it!
# Posted By Becks | 9/9/10 7:47 AM
Not sure if the flax egg worked for me here. They were pretty hard to flip, a little runny texture but tasted good with maple syrup.
# Posted By Ali | 12/15/10 11:23 PM
This is the first recipe from the Tropical Traditions blog that I tried. I was impressed by how tasty the pancakes are. The only thing I didn't like was the texture from the coconut shreds; I think next time I'll try a recipe using coconut flour. Other than that, they were great!
# Posted By Gabriella | 7/20/11 2:11 AM
I just made these. I am gluten free and grain free. They are yummy but the next time I think I will add some cinnamon or nutmeg. You could also use savory spices and use as a dinner bread. Very tasty and easy. I used half and half since I didn't have heavy cream. That was the only thing different I did and they turned out great. Thanks for the great recipe!
# Posted By Christina Weisner | 1/17/12 4:55 PM
What about using yoghurt to substitute for the cream? I've never tried to bake with yoghurt so don't know if it works or not.
# Posted By Kristikka | 2/27/12 6:36 AM
Ok, I'm new at all this stuff so still TRYING!!! I tried making these with TJ coconut flour and NO! Wasted all the ingredients. I'll keep trying, just wanted the other person to know it didn't work.
# Posted By Jennifer | 9/13/14 9:57 AM
The recipe does not use coconut flour, but coconut flakes ground up, sorry but those are two very different things...
# Posted By anna | 9/16/14 3:49 PM

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