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Chocolate, coconut and pear pancakes

Mandy Mazliah
This delicious recipe for chocolate, coconut and pear pancakes uses real fruit, coconut flour, coconut sugar and raw cacao powder to make them a healthier alternative to traditional pancakes.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine British
Servings 8
Calories 131 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

For the pancakes

  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds linseeds
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 ripe pears peeled, then mashed or puréed
  • 130 g wholemeal or spelt flour
  • 30 g coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder or cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar or soft light brown sugar
  • 270 ml dairy free milk I use almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • coconut oil for cooking

Instructions
 

  • First prepare your flax egg. Mix 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds with 2 tablespoons cold water. Set aside to thicken slightly.
  • Next prepare the pears. Peel and chop then mash well with a fork*.
  • Put 130g wholemeal or spelt flour, 30g coconut flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda, 1 tablespoon cacao powder and 2 tablespoons coconut sugar and whisk well to combine.
  • Pour 270ml dairy free milk into a separate bowl or jug. Add 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar, then pour in your flax egg and mix well with a fork.
  • Finally add the mashed pear and stir in.
  • Heat a little coconut oil in a non-stick pan over a medium-low heat. Add a spoonful of batter into the pan. I've found that it works much better to keep the heat on the low side and let the pancakes cook slowly rather than try to rush it - they're quite delicate and the first side needs to be cooked well before turning.
  • Repeat depending on how many you can fit in your pan without them touching - I do two at a time.
  • Cook for a couple of minutes on each side until cooked through. Add a little more oil to cook the next batch. Keep warm and serve with your favourite pancake toppings.

Notes

  1. If your pears aren't ripe you can cook them for a few minutes in the microwave or in a saucepan with a few drops of water to soften them, then mash or purée.
  2. Nutritional information is approximate and is intended as a guide only.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 131kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 4gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 156mgPotassium: 179mgFiber: 5gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 145IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 91mgIron: 1mg
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