Monday, April 21, 2008

Coconut Banana Spice Pancakes

Pancakes
We don’t have pancakes very often, the main reason being that we don’t care much for sickeningly sweet breakfasts. In fact, I think we’ve only had pancakes twice in the last 5 years. But the other day I came across this interesting recipe on Stefanie’s fabulous blog which made me want to try making some immediately. And that’s how I came to make my very first pancake from scratch following her simple recipe.


Ingredients:

For the batter
1 cup all-purpose flour
2tsp baking powder
1/3 rd cup shredded sweetened coconut
½ tsp cardamom
1 tsp red chilli flakes
A pinch of nutmeg
½ tsp salt
1 cup milk
¼ cup coconut milk
1 banana, mashed well
Oil/ Butter- to grease the skillet


For the topping
Honey
Chopped walnuts

Method:
In a large bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, coconut flakes, cardamom, chilli flakes, nutmeg and salt.


In another bowl, blend the milk, coconut milk and mashed banana.
Add this to the flour mixture and whisk well.


Grease a hot skillet with oil/butter, pour a ladleful of the pancake batter . Tilt and move the the skillet around a bit so that the batter spreads out a little.


Cook on medium heat for 45-60 seconds until golden brown. Flip the pancake and cook the other side similarly. Repeat with the remainder of the batter.


Drizzle some honey on the top of the pancakes and sprinkle a few chopped walnuts.


This recipe makes 8 small pancakes.

These pancakes were moist and delicious with just a hint of sweetness. So much better than the syrup-laden cloyingly sweet ones! We loved it.


51 Burps:

TheCooker said...

You have some amazing flavours going on in this one: 2 kinds of coconut, nutmeg, chili flakes etc.
Lovely!

sra said...

Ah, for sickeningly sweet breakfasts, my first choice is French Toast. I like the idea of red chilli flakes in these pancakes!

Divya Vikram said...

Havent made pancakes at home..urs look good..will try this recipe

ms said...

hi tbc, lovely pancakes!

Madhavi said...

Hi, Wonderful recipe. My hubby loves pancakes. Your recipe is really good. Will try soon. Thanxx for sharing!!!

Lisa said...

Great idea to add coconut! Now why didn't I think of that? Thanks for the idea.

musical said...

Coconut-banana! WOW! I can imagine how it must have tasted. Heavenly!

Uma said...

lovely stack of pancakes, especially with the drops of honey dripping on the sides. delicious recipe.

ANJALI J. said...

TBC thats a interesting recipe.. coconut n banana make a rare combo. i am sure it tastes good.

Grace said...

you're a pancake convert now, right? let me be the first to welcome you. i'm a big pankcake fan, and the combination of coconut and cardamom sounds particularly appealing. very nice! :)

Siri said...

Yummy looking pancakes TBC!

Siri

Trupti said...

Pancakes looks delicious..I also love the photo..

Tartelette said...

Thanks for stopping by! These are making me hungry while I have fish in the oven...Not good...scratch that: terribly good :)

Sagari said...

mouth watering pancakes tbc

Rachel said...

Chilli flakes in the batter? Interesting!

Nandita said...

Sounds yummy! I have some really ripe bananas on hand and may be will try this for my evening snack :)

Sig said...

I am not normally a pancake lover, but that honey dripping from that stack is making me seriously drool! Great picture!

SMN said...

thats a nice combo for pancacke..i never tried it.

SHUBHA said...

looks yummy...:)
hey tbc i needed a help can u please guide me??I have tried to register to sailu's taste of india...but somehow its not working..she says the feed isnt working...and now she is not even responding to my mails.... iam all confused.. can u tell me wt is this nfeed which link do i need to send her?... and if my feed is not working wt shud i do... how to check if its working or not... please help... i saw u in taste of india.... and thought maybe u can help me...

Nags said...

nice pic. this is exactly the way i wud have clicked if i made pancakes. now let me go back and read the recipe :D :D

Poonam said...

Delicious! What a great picture!

Roma said...

I make these with wheat flour usually but they dont appear as nice as yours. Guess I should try with maida and baking powder for a better consistency.
Thanks for sharing this recipe with us.

SteamyKitchen said...

hey, great idea for pancakes!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Wow, these are some yummy pancakes! I love coconut.

ANJALI J. said...

Thanks TBC, im glad that u liked my sketches..

Vanamala said...

Delicious .... no other words to say :) Yummmy.....

Vanamala said...

Delicious .... no other words to say :) Yummmy.....

Shankari said...

I am not a pancake lover, but this is awesome and totally droolworthy :)

DK said...

i have made similar pancakes but never thought of adding chilli lakes! this is awesome! U r so right..even we cant have smething v sweet 4 b/f :) the pic luks amazing!

easycrafts said...

The pancakes looks superb

Rajitha said...

you are on a spree!..will call you in a few :)

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Love your addition of chili flakes and nutmeg! :)

Miri said...

I dont like sweet breakfasts too , but this sounds very interesting and delicious...

Priyanka said...

TBC, quite an interesting recipe. I have a sweet as well as spicy and sour tooth so i dont mind cloyingly sweet breakfasts either. but i have a question- how did the red chili flakes taste with the rest of the sweet stuff- with the honey walnuts, nutmeg was the taste subdued or did it come out?

TBC said...

TC, Divya Vikram, MS, Madhavi, Musical, Uma, Anjali J., Siri, Trupti, Tartelette, Sagari, Nandita, Sig, SMN, Poonam, Jaden, Patricia, Vnamala, Shankari, Easycrafts, EMWK aand Miri- thank you very much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with me.As always, comments like these are most encouraging.:-)

Sra, Rachel, DK and Priyanka- the red chilli flakes did not make it as spicy as I had hoped it would. I would probably add a little more the next time.



Lisa- not my idea sadly:-(
The addition of coconut does give it a nice taste though.


Grace- not a convert yet but I will definitley make this often now. I too liked the coconut-cardamom combination.:-)



Shubha- thank you.

It would be best if you left Sailu a comment via the feedback/bugs section of TOI. I'm not sure why some feeds don't work. There are a lot of blogs- including mine- facing this problem. Sailu is doing her best to solve the issue.:-)
Meanwhile, you can have your regular readers subscribe to your new posts vis e-mail perhaps? Hope this helps...

Nags- You have been clicking some fabulous pics these days. I loved the one of the beans in the glass.:)



Roma- Yeah, I've tried using wheat flour too(for dosas). Wheat flour does impart a chewy texture.


Anjali J.- you are gifted!



Rajitha- :-)

Elizabeth said...

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog TBC, I am so glad to have found yours. I was looking for some dinner inspiration for tonight and I think your simple pasta post from the other day might just be it!

TBC said...

Elizabeth- I am glad you stopped by.:-)
That pasta dish IS super easy and loaded with flavors. Do try it!:-)

zlamushka said...

Lovely pancakes. I like seing that people cook from each other. I myself am am hosting my new event dedicated to cooking from other blogs. I would love to have you participated as the Blog Of The Month.

daphne said...

oh my. I followed the link from Ruth (presto pasta) and boy am I surprised. I like the look of this pancake! The ingrediants sound lovely.

ps- the easier the pasta, the better it is I reckon!

TBC said...

Zlamushka- thank you:-) I cook a lot from others' blogs. I have a kind of series going on here myself- FYKTM (from your kitchen to mine)Thanks to this, I have introduced so many new flavors into my kitchen...

You wanted mine to be " Blog of the month"? That is very nice of you to think of me.:-)



Daphne- Welcome! It is nice of you to stop by.:-)

The pancake recipe was a good one. I made it,thanks to Stefanie.:-)

Joe said...

Love the pancakes! If you want another layer of coconut flavor, seek out some coconut flour and use a portion of it for the all-purpose!

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Delicious pancakes TBC.. and the photos make me drool!!

TBC said...

Joe- welcome to my blog!
That is a good idea. I can never get enough of coconut! I have never heard of coconut flour, though. Going to google it now...


Swati- thank you.
Your pics do the same to me!
You make the most magnificent cakes.:)

Susan said...

Best never try a mince pie, TBC. If you think pancakes are sweet...

These look really, really good. Love the idea of savory, spiced touches against a gentle sweetness. I'd use more red pepper flakes, too. ; )

TBC said...

Susan- :D- Thank you.

Stefanie said...

Glad you liked it too!

TBC said...

Stefanie- thank you for sharing the recipe!

Pearlsofeast said...

TBC, I was browsing ur blog and found this recipe so mouthwatering.I just couldn't resist.The chilly flakes sounds interesting and topping too looks delicious.
By the way , I saw ur gorgeous raspberry shrikhand.That was amazing!!!!!!!

Ranjani said...

Those pancakes look absolutely divine!
They seem to be just calling out to me..eat me! eat me!

Sunshinemom said...

Such a beautiful blog...and great photos too:) I loved this recipe of yours:)

TBC said...

Pearlsofeast- thank you for spending time here. I am glad you found something u liked.:)



Ranjani- thank you! :D



Sunshinemom- awww, what a nice thing to say! This recipe was heavily inspired by Stefanie's.:)

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