Boy have I got a treat for you! As it is Sunday somewhere…we are having Pancake Sunday! And if that doesn’t excite you (er hello? Are you feeling okay?) …they are Bounty pancakes! This week I made the annual trek into our storage cupboard to lug out the decrepit Christmas tree and its’ adornments. It’s hard not to feel jolly when you hit your head on your way out of the horrid dusty cupboard, spend 4 hrs (i.e. 10 minutes) wrestling with the Christmas tree box, and then are poked mercilessly by the tree’s spiny branches. That being said, after a sweaty, irritating, and panicky morning I had successfully turned our house into a holly jolly haven. I’m living in a tinselled, twinkling, euphoria.
Now, onto this week’s superstar ingredient. A bounty would be nothing without….COCONUT (well strictly speaking it would just be chocolate.) I’m extremely excited about this versatile and gloriously tropical fruit. The various parts of coconuts have endless uses in cooking the forms it comes in include: flour, chips, butter, desiccated, water, oil and milk. Coconut is a very good source of potassium, as well as many other essential minerals and vitamins. Most importantly, it tastes like you’re swinging on a hammock between two palm trees.
Now for the recipe:
Original recipe can be found here.
Bounty Chocolate pancakes – Serves 2
- 2 chia eggs (if you don’t remember how we made those…see here.)
- 1/2 cup flour (I used buckwheat again)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 banana, mashed (see I can spell banana…thank-you!)
- 2 Tbsp desiccated coconut
- 3/4 cup milk (feel free to use coconut if you are a fan.)
Begin by allowing your dry ingredients to mix and mingle.
Go on and pile them up into a pretty, alluring stack. Then you are welcome to smother them in whatever you have got at hand. I chose to use my homemade chocolate almond butter (watch out for this in the near future!) and then I sprinkled some coconut over the top. I was rather thrilled that it looked a bit like snow.
Now please step away from the computer and into the kitchen…it’s pancake time!
I hope you have a lovely week…eat (pancakes), drink (peppermint tea) and be merry!
And if you are yet to put up your christmas tree (you poor soul)…may the odds be ever in your favour.