Earlier this week, I discussed how a recent kitchen flop then lead me to create one of the best pancake flavors to date. Happy day!
I had been toying around with making a summery-themed pancake one that tasted like the sun and reminds you of the beach and drinks with little umbrellas in them.
Or tasted like the sun and reminded you of being pool-side with drinks that had little umbrellas in them.
Once I trashed the failed pancakes, I got busy making some Pina Colada inspired pancakes. While I don’t like an actual pina colada, the flavors that make one up are fantastic and can be used in other applications (like smoothies!).
I knew that I could use those flavors in a pancake as well!
Andrea’s Pina Colada Pancakes
- 1C Spelt Flour
- 1C Buckwheat Flour
- Pinch Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2C Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
- 2TBSP Cane Sugar
- 1/2tsp Baking Soda
- 1C Pineapple Juice
- 1/2C SO Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk
- 1/2C Water
- 1tsp Vanilla Extract
Preheat griddle over medium heat. In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients and whisk. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine all liquid ingredients and stir. The coconut milk will curdle in the pineapple juice, this is OK. Acid mixing with a cream will create this reaction. It’s not bad or sour, so don’t freak out. Slowly add the liquid mixture to the dry ingredients, gently stir until everything is well combined.
Grease the griddle (I brush on olive oil) with your choice of oil or butter, and then spoon some of the batter onto the griddle. The size of pancakes you want is up to you. Cook on one side until you start to see bubbles popping in the middle of the pancake, about 2-3 minutes. Flip and continue to cook until done, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from griddle and repeat with remaining batter. Serve warm!
Light and sweet pancakes that taste like summertime fun. The pineapple and coconut come out in full force in these pancakes but not so much as to be overwhelming. Both Scott and I enjoyed these a great deal and I’m happy to have found another way to use pineapple juice.
I like keeping the coconut milk to a small amount because I don’t want it to weight down the pancakes. By only using 1/2 a cup, the pineapple juice and water make up the rest of the liquid and help to keep the pancakes fluffy.
Have fun guys, and remember, always play with your food! Enjoy!