Saturday, July 3, 2010

Coconut Banana Pancakes

I am always looking for new pancake recipes to make. I love them, K could take them or leave them...he'd much prefer eggs, but there are only so many ways one can make eggs and it gets old (to me) after a while. So a couple weeks ago, Terra at Barefoot ConTerra, talked about these pancakes and then the recipe was asked for! I am very glad she shared!

Coconut Banana Pancakes-adapted from What a Crock!
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3-4 bananas, mashed
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
3/4 cup buttermilk*
1 tsp vanilla(I actually used 1/2 tsp vanilla,1/2 tsp coconut extract)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup applesauce
1 egg(that I now realized I forgot!)

Whisk together flour, cinnamon, soda, powder, salt, coconut, and sugar. In a separate bowl combine the egg, banana, buttermilk, butter, applesauce, and extract(s). Fold into flour mixture until all flour is incorporated. Drop by spoonful onto greased griddle and flip when bubbles form.

*no buttermilk? take 1 tbsp vinegar or lemon juice into measuring cup. Add enough milk to fill to 1 cup line. Let sit for 5 mins and add to the recipe.(I think I will be doing this for now on instead of buying separate buttermilk.

**These were fabulous! Even the non-pancake fan really liked them. The boys also enjoyed them. K and A had syrup on them, but I ate them plain and they were plenty sweet enough. They were even crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. I love that combination...absolutely delicious! Thanks Terra!! If you look at the original recipe you can also adapt the recipe to make them into muffins or a quick bread.


  1. These pancakes look awesome! I usually just make regular or chocolate chip, I think I would enjoy a lot! Thanks!

  2. Holy moly - I actually have every single ingredient on hand. It's amazing what you stock pile when you start cooking regularly :) I think we may try these on Monday morning!

  3. 'Nuther award for ya

  4. Your pancakes sound delicious! I love, love coconut but have never added it to pancakes so this is a must try! I'm new here and following you for more of your great recipes! Thanks for this one!

  5. 3 of my favorite things in one dish - coconut, bananas and pancakes - yum!