Hawaii...................wonderful place, nature's jewel......the beach, the waterfalls......the drive, the view......the list goes on and on.....and food... who can forget the coconut pancakes and waffles. Nearby where I stayed, the bakery made all these delicious breakfast not to mention the guava doughnuts. Now where I live, I can see the plumerias (my favorite) everyday that reminds me of our trip to Hawaii. Along with all the other souvenirs, I also got some passion fruit jelly, macadamias, chocolates, coconut macadamia nut pancake/waffle mix and syrup (Hawaiian Sun brand). I just mixed a little water with the mix, made pancakes, my son ate happily many days for breakfast and went to school. Sad news.....one day all the pack ..... empty. Well....the pack doesn't have any magic and so when making it often has to become empty naturally. He was not happy and he wanted to go to Hawaii and get it. I am ready for another vacation in Hawaii but in reality............it has to wait ........may be indefinitely or...ok for now....period.
I had to make it from scratch as he started to pester me a lot. I kept postponing and today morning, I too wanted to have it. I was searching in the net but none of them suited for me as they all had lots of eggs and we don't eat eggs. Finally, thought to make one of my own. I was skeptical about the result, but anyway wanted to give a try. It came out great, couldn't stay calmer, was excited, since it was so so perfect and delicious. My daughter, though she likes coconut to a certain extent, is not a big fan of coconut pancakes. I used to make the coconut macadamia pancake for him, and make the regular Bisquik ones for my daughter. She tasted this, and ate ONLY this for breakfast. That's a double success! Coconut milk and flaxseed worked wonderful. The texture of the waffle was awesome. My little boy came in the evening said, "I am hungry and could you please give me coconut pancakes". I was in cloud nine.....why not? .........eggless coconut pancakes and waffles.....perfect recipe that was accepted by the little ones. Hence I would be making it often. The small difference that I felt when compared to Hawaiian Sun was, mine was a little less sweet and I didn't add any macadamias. He doesn't like nuts and was mixing the batter with me. No way, I was able to add it. Next time, I will have some macadamias powdered ready, so I could sneak it in. I wanted to try making pancake puffs too, but that was all the batter I had, a few small pancakes (8, to be precise) and one nice big waffle. A great morning for the beginning of week. Smiles!
Maida or all purpose flour - 1 cup
Coconut powder - 3 tsp
Salt - a pinch
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Coconut milk - 3/4 cup
Flax seed meal - 1 tbsp
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Water - 1/2 cup
Syrup, butter (optional) and sweetened coconut (optional) for topping
In a large bowl, combine AFP, coconut powder, salt, sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Add 1/4 cup water to flax seed meal, mix and leave for a couple of minutes. Then add this, coconut milk and 1/4 cup water to the dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly the ingredients to make a smooth batter without lumps.
|The little helpers hands mixing!|
Heat a pan, add the batter,cook for 2 minutes on a medium heat. Once you see lot of bubbles or holes, flip and cook for a min. Stack, enjoy the pancakes with a little butter (optional) and syrup.
I used my smiley pancake pan and made smileys!
I topped mine with a little colored, sweetened coconut.
For the waffles, turn on the waffle iron (I had set it to 4). Once it is all ready, pour the batter (for the amount of the batter to be poured, check with your waffle maker handbook), close and cook. Thats all and it's all ready to be eaten topped with syrup.
Do you have a fork ready to dig in? Better be fast as these are going,
Folks, Give a try, enjoy the weekend by starting with a delicious breakfast and post me your comments. Thank you!
- I didn't add any oil to the batter, and it came out all nice, because of the coconut milk.
- The pancake was not very sweet, but it is ok for me and moreover it is topped with syrup (in my kids way---may be lots sometimes)
- Coconut syrup (now I need to work on a recipe that tastes just like the Hawaiian Sun coconut syrup..............it is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good - my son's favorite and already he had requested me to make it at home) was best with it, but maple syrup also tasted good (my daughter's choice).
- Salt could be increased to 1/4 tsp,since we felt it was a little less.
- I used store bought coconut milk can.
Mangoes are starting to come in the market. Fresh mangoes and pineapples along with toasted coconut and a drizzle of honey would be very perfect tropical way to enjoy. I would make and post a picture here!