When I think of pancakes, I think of flour and sugar, but what if pancakes can exist without regular flour or added sugar? It doesn’t just sound interesting, but tastes and looks delicious! Don’t believe me? Here, take a look!
I am more of a salty person so I don’t eat lots of sweets but this sounded too fascinating to not give it a try. Plus, I am a huge fan of coconut, blueberries and almond butter!
I adore spending time outdoors and after living in Chicago ( it gets very cold in here during winter) for almost two years now, I have decided that spring and summer are my favorite seasons. Therefore my favorite place right now is officially our balcony which we decorated so beautifully that every time I sit there my heart fills with peace and happiness. Flowers, lights, comfortable chairs, candles, the sun or the silent evenings with gorgeous sunsets are a perfect way to start or end your day which is why I have my breakfast/brunch/dinners there.
You might ask yourself ” But why use coconut flour instead of regular flour?” that’s what my mom asked me when I told her about my latest discovery, haha. Here is why!
Benefits of coconut flour
It supports a healthy metabolism and balanced blood sugar levels due to its high levels of healthy saturated fats, that are used by the body for energy.
- High in fiber
When you eat foods high in fiber, the sugar in those foods is absorbed slower, which keeps your blood glucose levels from rising too fast. This is good for you because spikes in glucose fall rapidly, which can make you feel hungry soon after eating and lead to overeating.
- Supports a healthy digestive system
The scrub-brush effect of fiber helps clean out bacteria and other buildups in your intestines and reduces your risk for colon cancer. A high-fiber diet helps you have soft, regular bowel movements, reducing constipation.
The ingredients of these pancakes are delicious and healthy, from coconut flour, almond butter ( which I am obsessed with), banana to berries ( I used blueberries) which have a ton of health benefits and are one of the fruits that can actually promote weight loss.
I took the recipe from Ambitious Kitchen to which I only added a little bit of mascarpone cheese. This is my second time making these fluffy pancakes, the first time they got a little bit burnt ( still tasted good) because of the coconut flour that is sensitive to burning, so be careful!
If you are looking for other breakfast/brunch ideas that are also colorful, tasty and healthy try this recipe of mine – Sweet potato toast with poached egg and mushroom sauté or these delicious Omelette wraps.
The pool is open so I am going to take a dip and enjoy the warm sunny weather. What are your plans for today? Wishing you an awesome day filled with whatever it is that you need at this moment, besides these delicious pancakes, haha!