Pancakes are a dish known almost every latitude. Where do they come from? Italians feel the fathers of pancakes, and they recognize Florence as the cradle of this delicacy, from where they were brought to France by Catherine de Medici when she married the French king. The truth is, almost every country has its own version of sweet or savory pancakes. Therefore, it is difficult to settle the dispute over their cooling off.
In the aforementioned France, they are served as thin crepes, in the East as homely pancakes, and in Austria, for example, in a somewhat surprising form of a torn and sprinkled with powdered sugar cake called Kaiserschmarrn. For Poles, the American version of pancakes, slightly thicker and served sweet with maple syrup, is the closest to their hearts . In our company, this dish belongs to the set of quick and easy to prepare and is usually made of wheat flour, eggs, sugar, milk and sometimes baking powder.
Pancakes have great potential and depending on the ingredients used, I can really surprise you with their taste. The original version of pancakes are pancakes with coconut oil , which not only gives them an original, delicate taste and smell, but also significantly increases their nutritional and health benefits - and coconut oil pancakes are our proposal for the perfect pancakes.
Why Coconut Oil?
Coconut oil is considered the healthiest oil on earth. Reduces the risk of getting sick:
- for diabetes
- cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack or stroke.
Regular consumption of coconut oil helps build muscle, prevents fat accumulation, so it is recommended for people who care about their figure and do sports. Coconut oil consists of lauric acid, which has a strong antibacterial, viral and fungicidal effect . Medium chain triglycerides found in coconut oil help in the treatment of diseases related to brain function, especially Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. The list of health-promoting properties of coconut oil is very long. We will only add that the pancakes fried on it have a unique aroma that is impossible to fall in love with.
To make coconut oil pancakes you will need:
- 180 g of coconut oil
- 25 g of rice flour
- 25 g of coconut flour
- 1 egg
- A dash of coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon of agave syrup (plus some for pouring over ready-made pancakes)
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- Pinch of salt
Mix coconut oil with egg, salt and agave syrup. Add coconut flour, rice flour - you can find unique organic flours in our store - and baking powder. Pour in coconut milk so that the mass has the consistency of thick cream, but can be spread lightly in the pan. The dough should not drip off the spoon either . Put the finished dough aside for about 20 minutes to "mature".
Heat a little coconut oil in a frying pan (due to the oil content in the dough, it is enough to grease the pan only before frying the first pancake. It's a good idea to use a silicone brush for this) and bake the pancakes.
A word of advice : the thinner the pancakes, the tastier they are, although the dough is quite thick and fluffy, so you can fry them a little thicker (like a pancake). It is best then to cover the pan with a lid to allow the dough to cook well.
If we often make pancakes, it is worth recommending a special pancake pan, on which nothing sticks and the pancakes always come out. It has special flat edges. The key to successful pancakes is the right temperature for frying, which is difficult to judge by eye. A pan that is too hot will make the dough stick. When the temperature is too high, the pancake will burn. It is best to check the temperature of the pan while frying. Fry the first pancake for trial, assessing the consistency of the dough and heating up the pan.
Pancakes with coconut oil available from us - can be served with fresh fruit, sprinkled with coconut and agave syrup. They also taste great with a splash of whipped cream. They are delicious. Children love them. You do not have to convince even exceptional fussy eaters to them.
Pancakes are one of the simplest dishes in our kitchen. However, it is worth breaking the scheme a bit and playing with the ingredients a bit - add a different type of flour, coconut oil or even sprinkle with bran or linseed . Then we will not only get to know new flavors, but also take care of health - and such a combination of pleasant and useful is almost perfect!