Pillowy soft Fruity Banana Coconut Pancakes for a wonderful Spring weekend breakfast or brunch. The sweetness of the season captured in gluten-free, vegan, fruit-filled pancakes will make your body, mind, and taste buds happy and filled with joy!
I decided we should have some pancakes this week. I have a bunch of very old pancake recipes that never got shared and I found this gem while I was looking through them all. I remember making these the first time. They were so heavenly and perfectly sweet! I fell in love, but when do I NOT fall in love with pancakes? These pancakes are especially good right now as well all hold dear wishes for a wonderful happy Spring season. Mother Earth begins to produce the most luscious fruit and nature's sweetness is abound. I even treated myself to a container of fresh beautiful strawberries at the grocery last weekend. They were so lovely (and on sale!).
Fruit is really the only sweetness I need in my life. I always MUST have some sort of fruit in the morning with breakfast. An apples, pear (I have been obsessed with Bosc Pears lately), an orange, usually something whole. But now that berry season is coming, I'll gladly wash off some ripe sweet strawberries! Apples are always in season for me (even if they aren't), they really are one of my top 3 favorite foods. An apple a day, right?
I'm pretty sure there's no fruit that I won't eat. I really can't think of one. They're all just so perfectly crafted by the fruit gods. And the colors of fruit! O, just like spices! So vibrant, there is no way you can't be enticed by them!
I wish I had a garden. I would grow every type of vegetable and fruit possible. Thing is, I have no idea how and the soil and ground where I live is dreadful (I'm talking my home back in NJ). So that would me some major building plant beds and what-not. Things I don't know how to do. Gardening also seems like it takes a lot of time. But I guess it would be 100% worth it. Free food (produce is so expensive!), non-gmo, and delicious.
Every time you cook, you must get a great sense of satisfaction and be filled with pride, knowing that you grew the food you are preparing and nourishing your body with. O what a lovely thought, ground to plate....to mouth 😉 One day, when I have my own home somewhere, I am promising myself I will start a garden. Bucket list item for sure!
Fruity Banana Coconut Pancakes
Ingredients: (serves 1)
+ ½ Tsp Baking Powder
+ ¼ Tsp Banana Extract
+ ¼ Cup Apple Banana Puree (I used a baby food jar that mixed both)
+ 3 Drops of Vanilla Stevia(optional)
+ ⅓ Cup + 3 TB Unsweetened Coconut Milk
+ 1 TB Shredded Unsweetened Coconut(divided into ½ TB and ½ TB)
+ 1 TB Vanilla Protein Powder(I used Plant Fusion)
+ 2 TB Water
+ In a mixing bowl, combine the flour mixture and baking powder and give it a stir. Then add the extract, fruit puree, stevia, and coconut milk/water. Stir until you get a nice lump-free pancake batter.
+ Grease a non-stick pan with some coconut oil and place the pan over medium heat on the stove. Once hot, add ⅓ of the batter to the pan, cook for 3-4 minutes (or until the edges "dry" and little bubbles form). Flip, and cook an additional 2-3 minutes. Repeat the process with the rest of the batter.
+ To make the topping, in a small bowl combine ½ TB of the shredded coconut and all the protein powder. Then slowly add and stir in the water. You may need more of less, but you are aiming for a thick frosting.
+ To serve, spread a bit of frosting on each pancakes as you stack, leaving most of it for the top of the whole stack. Then sprinkle the last ½ TB of shredded coconut on top of it all. Now you're beautiful fruity pancakes are ready to be devoured!
So I guess this breakfast is an all-in-one! Fruit in your main breakfast component! Eh, but I'd probably have more fruit too. Maybe top with banana slices? Sounds like a plan!
I am dying for a stack of cakes right now! Just a few more weeks until I can make pancakes in my kitchen at home again! Wooo! I plan on whipping these up for sure. I hope you'll join me in some fruity pancakes eating as well 😉 Although, I'm jealous since you can make them sooner than me!
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