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Breakfast is considered as the ‘king of meals’, as it helps the body get adequate nourishment right in the morning, and boosts energy levels. A wide variety of breakfast options are available, and amongst these options, pancakes are a favourite for many of us. While you may think that pancakes are nutrient deficient and calorie-dense, you could prepare healthy and filling pancakes by using coconut as the base ingredient.
Besides being highly nutritious, coconut is a versatile ingredient that can be added to your cooking or baking preparations in shaved or flaked form.
This fruit is rich in fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals. It facilitates bodily functions, improves bone health, and boosts heart health. According to Dr Rohini Patel, Nutritionist, Founder and CEO of Nutracy Lifestyle, “Coconut includes powerful antioxidants, which are known to protect the cells from oxidative damage. The phenolic compounds found in coconut include gallic acid, caffeic acid, salicylic acid and p-coumaric acid. These also control cholesterol levels in the body, protect against cell damage, and reduce the risk of heart disease.”
So, ready to make delicious and nutritious coconut pancakes?
Here’s what you need:
Here’s how you can make these scrumptious coconut pancakes:
Step 1: Mix flour, shredded coconut, sugar, baking powder, and salt, in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk coconut milk, egg, and oil.
Step 2: Now mix all the ingredients together and stir till they have reached an even consistency. Your coconut pancake batter is now ready!
Step 3: Heat a pan on medium flame and add butter. Now, scoop the batter and add it to the pan. Let the batter cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until small bubbles appear on the surface. Post that, flip the pancake and cook on the other side for 1 to 2 minutes, or until it turns light golden brown.
So, give your mornings the perfect start by trying this coconut pancake recipe.