Gluten Free – Chocolate Chip Coconut Flour Pancakes Recipe
So I’ve been venturing into learning more about Low Carb and Low Glycemic foods after watching the movie FAT HEAD.
But my thoughts on the movie Fat Head will be covered more on another Post so make sure to stay tuned for that!
After learning how high Carbohydrate foods and refined flours and sugars reak havoc on our bodies, I decided to start testing recipes here at home and start eliminating all flours and refined sugars from my diet.
So I want to share this Awesome, Yummy, Low-Carb-A-Licious Chocolate Chip Coconut Flour Pancakes for those days where you just feel like having a little breakfast treat without the Guilt, Gluten or Carbs!
The Following Recipe comes from the ‘Cooking With Coconut Flour’ A Delicious Low-Carb, Gluten Free Alternative To Wheat Book written by Bruce Fife, N.D.
You can Check out the Book at Amazon.com I placed the picture of the book and the link to the book below for your convenience.
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Chocolate Chip Coconut Pancakes Recipe
- 2 Eggs
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil or melted butter
- 2 tablespoons coconut milk or almond milk
- 1 teaspoon organic brown sugar (or a couple of packets of stevia)
- 1/8 teaspoon of salt
- 2 tablespoons of sifted Coconut Flour (Tropical Traditions)
- 1/8 Teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (find in the baking section)
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Blend together the eggs, melted butter, coconut milk, sugar and salt.
Combine the coconut flour and the baking powder and mix it into the batter and ad the teaspoon of chocolate chips into the batter and mix.
Heat 1 tablespoon of Coconut oil in a Skillet (I used PAM Cooking spray because that is what I had readily available) and scoop a tablespoon of the batter and place it in the skillet. Gently spread the batter a little bit because the consistency of the coconut flour batter is thicker than what you are probably used to with white flour… so helping them spread out a little bit will do the trick! This Recipe Makes about 6-8 Small Pancakes (think silver dollar sized)
Add a Smidge of Light Agave Nectar and you have a deliciously low sugar, low Carb, good fats breakfast that won’t spike your blood sugar and has plenty of Fiber!
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If you are trying to lose weight, I would limit these treats to only once a week!
Although they are low carb, after you add some of the other ingredients you’ll be around 400 calories for 3 pancakes. They are ‘Good Calories’ but if you are on a calorie restrictive diet, I would only recommend having them on a treat day!
It takes a few tries to get used to the texture of the coconut flour, but the trade-off is the amazing health benefits that you’ll receive from eliminating Refined sugars and flours and baking with Coconut flour instead!
To Read more about the Benefits of Coconut Flour,
So have YOU ever tried baking with Coconut Flour? Have any recipes you’d like to share?
Please post them in the Comments Section Below!