Active time: 25 minutes Total time: 25 minutes
If you’re craving pancakes, but not the carb overload, these gluten-free, lower-carb cakes are a great option. They’re tender and tasty, and subbing naturally sweet mango topping for the syrup makes them seem decadent — with fewer grams of added sugar. Coconut flour is naturally sweet-tasting, too.
Coconut Pancakes With Mango Puree
- 1 cup (165g) mango, chopped
- 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
- 1/4 cup (28g) coconut flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup (120ml) unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup, optional
- 3 large egg whites
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Place the mango and lime juice in a blender and puree until smooth, scraping sides and repeating as needed. Pour into a small bowl.
In a large bowl, combine the coconut flour and baking powder, whisk to combine. In a medium bowl, combine the almond milk, coconut oil, maple syrup, egg whites and vanilla and whisk vigorously for 1 minute to really incorporate the egg whites.
Preheat a griddle or large non-stick pan over medium heat.
Stir the egg white mixture into the coconut flour mixture. It will thicken as you stir. When well-mixed, it should be pourable but thick. If it is too thick, stir in another tablespoon of almond milk.
Coat the hot pan with coconut-oil spray. Scoop heaping 1/4-cup (72g) portions and drop on the oiled pan, spreading into 4-inch rounds. Cook for about 2–3 minutes on the first side, until the edges look cooked and the top is bubbly. Carefully turn the cakes and cook for another 2 minutes, until puffed in the center and cooked through.
Serves: 2 | Serving Size: 2 pancakes with 2 tablespoons of topping
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 238: Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 8g: Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 220mg; Carbohydrate: 29g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 20g; Protein: 8g