Coconut Pancakes

Those of you who’ve been following this blog, know that I love coconut. Today, I’m going to share with you one of my all time favorites, the coconut pancake. From what I know, the coconut pancake has its roots in Goan cuisine. It uses Goan jaggery which is a lovely sweetener and is much healthier compared to sugar. So yes, its Decidedly Healthy and at the same time what I would consider Horridly Decadent. Its fairly easy to make and it is a wonderful treat. These are the pancakes that we make year after year on Pancake Tuesday. You can choose to use store bought crepes or make your own. I hope you enjoy these pancakes as much as we do.

Coconut Pancakes

For the Pancakes –

1 cup flour
1 egg, beaten
A pinch of salt
1 tbsp. sugar, optional

Put all the ingredients except the milk in a mixing bowl. Mix well. Add milk gradually to get the batter to the consistency ideal for making crepes. It should flow smoothly but should also be able to coat the back of a spoon.

Brush some oil on the pan.

Ladle the batter onto the pan and swirl the pan around to spread the batter. When the top of the crepe is no longer sticky, flip it over. Once this side has cooked as well, take it off the pan.

Repeat the oiling of the pan after each crepe is taken off and continue with the rest of the batter.

For the filling –

Freshly grated coconut (about 1/2 a coconut)
Grated Goa jaggery, to taste

Mix both adjusting the amount of jaggery to get the desired amount of sweetness.

To assemble the pancakes –

Once the crepes have cooled, spoon some of the filling onto the crepe and roll it up, making sure to tuck in the sides to stop the filling from falling out.

The pancakes are now ready to serve.

This recipe has been linked up with –
Decidedly Healthy or Horridly Decadent Saturday Party
Fun with Food Friday

Breakfast Club  – Guest Hosted by Krithi’s Kitchen

Do stop by and check what the others have made.

17 thoughts on “Coconut Pancakes

  1. Well, I had to google goa jaggery (a sweetener) and now that I have I KNOW I'd love these as I'm quite a fan of coconut. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love coconut too. Your pancakes look so much better than than those store bought crepes and adding coconut filling to them sounds incredible, they even look easy 🙂

  3. I love pancakes and filled with sweet coconut they would be soooo delicious! Great idea for pancake Tuesday! Thanks!

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