Author Notes: These pancakes are both gluten and dairy free which makes them a really healthy alternative and suitable for those with allergies. They are sweetened with a little bit of honey and have a hint of coconut from the oil which makes them irresistible and slightly addictive. Add any type of berries/fruits/nuts when frying for some colour and crunch. - Cecilia Halling
Food52 Review: These remind me of something out of the first Moosewood cookbook: crunchy, but good! Full of heady almond and coconut flavors, these are pancakes with personality. I opted for honey over agave for a lovely floral note. Don’t expect a fluffy stack though, these have more of a hearty texture, which is nicely balanced by the fresh berries. Make sure your pan is pre-heated well before you start churning out hotcakes -- or be prepared to sacrifice the first one -- and eat them pronto while they are at their crispy prime. - Midge
- 150 milliliters Almond meal
- 2 Eggs (organic, free range)
- 60 milliliters Sparkling water
- 2 tablespoons Virgin coconut oil
- 0.5 teaspoons Vanilla extract
- 0.25 teaspoons Bicarbonate of Soda
- 0.25 teaspoons Salt
- 1 tablespoon Acacia Honey or Agave
- 1 bunch Blueberries
- Heat half of the coconut oil gently in a bain-marie (water bath) until liquidised and leave to cool for a couple of minutes. Add to a bowl along with the other wet ingredients.
- Mix all the try ingredients in a bowl until well combined, making sure that there aren’t any lumps of bicarbonate soda. Pour the wet into the dry and fold together.
- Add some of the remaining coconut oil to a pan and dollop in the batter (or use a small blini pan) and fry for a couple of minutes on each side until golden. Stick a few blueberries into the pancakes before turning turn over.
- Serve with more blueberries and some honey or agave.