Monday, March 2, 2015

Coconut Banana Pancakes

After posting two pancake recipes in succession, you might think I have had my pancake fill.  That's not the case.  I seem to have an unending appetite for pancakes.

Work was delayed today because of icy conditions.  What did I do with my extra couple of hours?  I slept in and made another batch of pancakes.

This coconut banana recipe is probably the best pancake recipe I have posted for a few months.  The texture and flavor were both fantastic.

The taste took me to a warm, caribbean climate, even though it didn't go above freezing many days last week.

The base recipe came from  It has thousands of reviews, and it's loved by all.

I replaced the milk with coconut milk and added coconut flakes and extract.

The ingredients are 1/2 cup coconut flakes, 1 teaspoon coconut extract, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 egg, 1 cup coconut milk, 2 tablespoon vegetable oil, and 2 ripe bananas.

I added the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and coconut flakes into a bowl.  I whisked these ingredients together.

In another bowl, I combined the mashed banana, egg, vegetable oil, coconut extract, and coconut milk.

I whisked the liquid ingredients well before pouring them into the  dry ingredients.

I whisked the batter together.

I poured a fourth of a cup of the batter into a greased pan over medium-high heat.  I flipped the pancake when bubbles formed in the center of the pancake.  I cooked the other side for a few more minutes.

These flavors were sweet and tropical.  The texture of the pancake was perfect, soft and fluffy.

I enjoyed the chewy bits of sweet coconut.  The banana flavor was a little to subtle for my taste. I'm not sure about the solution because the coconut flavor wasn't overpowering.  I wouldn't take away any of the coconut components.

These pancakes made a delicious and delightful breakfast.  These are the best pancakes I have made for a few months.  


Erin said...

Ooo what a fun flavor for pancakes!

laura said...

Erin, I agree!

Cakespy said...

I could use a little culinary Caribbean adventure on my plate today!! These look fantastic.

laura said...

I'm always game for Caribbean culinary adventure! :)