Dairy Free Pineapple Pancakes


Wednesday 17 May 2017

Dairy Free Pineapple Pancakes

If you are looking for a great tasting milk alternative then you need look no further that Vita Coco Coconut milk alternative. I was recently sent some to try for myself and use in a breakfast recipe.

One of my favourite quick and easy breakfast recipes at the moment is overnight oats, so I thought I would try this out with the Vita Coco Coconut milk alternative. My husband turned his nose up at the thought of it (he doesn't like change) so I told him I would make his with standard milk. OK I may have told a white lie and he ate a combination of oats, frozen fruits and coconut milk without blinking an eyelid! However, I was keen to try some more recipes with the milk alternative.

Now, I have to say I am quite partial to pina colada, so the thought of using pineapples sprung straight to mind and soon I came up with a dairy free pineapple pancake recipe. Great for a weekend breakfast, or a pudding at anytime!

I have to hold my hands up and say that I am no expert in free from cooking and was actually quite surprised to learn that eggs can be used in dairy free recipes. It's all to do with eggs not being made from milk. Obviously there will be some people that need an egg free recipe too, but this could easily be adapted.

Now I have to say that the vital ingredient in this recipe is coconut oil. I use the Vita Coco extra virgin coconut oil and it gives the pancakes a subtle coconut flavour which works so well with the pineapple.

As the pancakes are topped with maple syrup and contain sweet tinned pineapple, I don't think there is any need to add any extra sugar to the recipe. This recipe is a real winner with my boys and they have already asked when they can have it again.

Dairy Free Pineapple Pancakes

  • 175g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 200ml of Vita Coco Coconut Milk Alternative
  • 1 small tin of pineapple rings in natural juice
  • Vita Coco Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  • maple syrup
  • Fresh pineapple to top (optional)
  1. Place the flour, baking powder, egg and coconut milk in a bowl and whisk to make a batter. 
  2. Chop the tinned pineapple into small chunks and stir through the batter.
  3. Heat a small amount of coconut oil in a pan and add a large spoonful of batter.
  4. Flip over after a couple of minutes to cook the other side. This recipe makes around 6-8 pancakes depending on the size you make.
  5. Once cooked, top with maple syrup and fresh pineapple chunks.
Serving suggestion: Instead of a strong coffee, why not try a coconut milk latte with the pancakes.

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These American Style pancakes are dairy free and use coconut milk and coconut oil.

This recipe is an entry into the Dairy Free Style Your Breakfast challenge with Vita Coco and Foodies100. See more great breakfast ideas at http://vitacoco.com/uk/

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