Orange & Coconut Pancakes
I can’t even begin to tell you how much joy pancakes give me! We had them for dinner tonight and it is not uncommon for me jump out of bed whip up a batch and the go back to bed with cups of tea to enjoy them on a Sunday morning.
Something about pancakes sparks an inner almost childlike joy. I have very fond memoires when I was a child going into a pancake parlour in our shopping centre. It was tucked away in a corner and was very old world charm and each table was adorned with these cute pots of thick sticky maple syrup just teasing you as you waited for you stack of pancakes to arrive.
Well after many many many trials, I have a recipe that Is super easy and want to share with you. As you can see its pretty simple with basic pantry staples plus it welcomes any additions that you may wish to throw at it. For me though I like to keep it simple most of he time! But tonight I wanted to try something new.
What you need
1 Cup Plain Flour
1 Cup White Splelt flour
4 Tsp Baking powder
4 Tbs raw sugar
4 Tbs Rice Bran oil
1 Cup Water
1 Cup dairy free milk (I use almond or Soy)
Splash of vanilla
Juice of 1 orange
1/2 cup maple syrup
Lightly toasted shredded coconut
What you do
Sift flour, baking powder and sugar into a large Bowl whisk in remaining ingredients and leave to sit for a few mins
Heat a non stick pan over a medium heat and spray with oil or add a touch of dairy free spread
Tip: I like to use my non stick sandwich press as I don’t need oil and it gives the pancake that signature perfect golden glow I remember
Use a 1/3 cup measure to poor mixture into pan and allow to cook until bubbles appear and golden underside when slightly lifted. Flip and allow a min to cook. Keep warm and repeat with remaining mixture.
Meanwhile Heat a small saucepan pan over a medium heat and combine syrup and orange juice and bring to a boil and fun off straight away
To serve place 3 pancakes on a plate top with shredded coconut and drizzle with orange maple syrup.
Makes approx 10 generous sized pancakes but you could easily 1/2 the recipe for less.