Vegan Pancakes with Coconut and Warm Berries

Vegan Pancakes with Coconut and Warm Berries

Who says veganism isn’t rewarding?

What could be better to have some vegan pancakes on a Sunday morning with some freshly made berry banana sauce?

Combined with a freshly brewed cup of coffee is right up my alley. Every so often I need to treat myself to something sweet. Not that I eat a lot of sweets, but when I do, everyone around me is in for a treat, too. Regardless if that is at home or on the job.

Vegan pancakes for the family

Everyday right after breakfast, we prepare food for the family. In the restaurant business, we call our colleagues – family. It is a good way to get together and chill for a view minutes. For those of you who don’t know, I am an executive chef at a hotel restaurant in New York.

Coconut Vegan pancakes

We exchange ideas, thoughts and organize the rest of the day. So I decided to make vegan coconut pancakes with fresh berry banana sauce. The sauce is actually inspired by the famous Crepe Suzette recipe.

By the way, I am the only vegan on my team, so they were especially surprised to see that these coconut pancakes were plant-based. Not only are they vegan, but they taste just as delicious as regular pancakes.

Vegan Coconut pancakes

Tips for making good vegan pancakes

  • Have good flour. I use organic white flour and organic whole wheat flour. One of the reasons I use whole wheat flour is for the fibers. It also gives the vegan pancakes some more texture. However, that is personal preference. Feel free to use only white flour.
  • Don’t over stir the batter. I am sure you have heard that a million times. Mix all ingredients just enough until you have a few lumps visible.  Do not try to dissolve all these lumps, by doing so, you are overworking the batter only to get a tough and chewy pancake.
  • Use a good baking powder. One that is not expired and was properly covered. Baking powder loses their strength after time.
  • Let the pancake batter rest for at least 8-12 minutes before making the pancakes. This little break will give the gluten the chance to relax and the pancakes will taste better. Compared to bread dough, which should only be mixed minimally, all ingredients of the pancake batter need to be incorporated thoroughly, without overmixing.
  • Make a test pancake. The reason is twofold: You’ll see if the recipe works and the pancakes taste as they suppose. Second, you’ll find out if the pan has the right heat. Too hot, obviously the pancakes will burn and too cold makes them tough, because of overcooking.
  • A griddle works better than a pan. If you use a pan, choose a nonstick with a heavy bottom. This assures an even heat.
  • Utilize a good vegetable oil spray that doesn’t leave much residue. Certain sprays leave a brownish residue, which will prevent the pancakes from turning golden brown.
  • Vegan Pancakes with coconut and warm berries

 

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Vegan Pancakes with Coconut and Warm Berries
Vegan Pancakes with coconut and warm berries
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15-20 minutes
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Coconut Vegan Pancakes
Berry banana sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15-20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Coconut Vegan Pancakes
Berry banana sauce
Vegan Pancakes with coconut and warm berries
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Instructions
Vegan Pancakes
  1. Combine all ingredients except Almond milk and Seltzer water.
  2. Slowly pour the almond milk and Seltzer water while whisking.
    Coconut pan cake batter
  3. Let rest for at least 8-12 minutes.
  4. Spray oil on to griddle or pan. With a 2 oz ladle pour 3-4 inch circles of even pancakes on the griddle. If you are using a pan than obviously, you have to make the pancakes at a time.
  5. Turn pancakes once small bubbles appear on the surface. Remove from heat once they have a golden brown color.
    Coconut Vegan Pancakes
Berry banana sauce
  1. On medium heat bring juices, sugar, and cinnamon in a pan to a simmer.
    Melting brown sugar in orange juice
  2. Let liquid reduce to about half.
    Orange sauce for pancakes
  3. Add all berries and bananas to the orange sauce. Gently simmer fruits until the bananas start to melt and the sauce has turned bluish red.
    Warm berries in orange sauce
Assemble of the Vegan Pancakes
  1. Stack three or more pancakes on top of each other. Pour equal amounts of berry sauce over each stack. Drizzle with syrup and sprinkle with coconut flakes. Dust with powder sugar to your liking and serve. Enjoy!
    Delightful coconut pancakes with warm berries
Recipe Notes

The Seltzer water helps to make the batter more bubbly. It also gives the pancakes a fluffier texture.

Tip: When reducing sugar and orange juice for the berry sauce add 1 tablespoon of Orange liqueur such as Grand Manier. It's a great way to finish the sauce with style and flavor.

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