Let's take this for another spin. Yesterday I created a recipe for my version of a Healthy guilt free Cinnabon pancake-made with Oats, Banana and Avocado. And topped it with a cinnamon cream cheese glaze. They did not disappoint.
Today, my playful creative spirit, wanted to explore the nutty taste of Coconut Flour and give it a whirl. I have used the non-gluten basic Flour. But these baking flours like Coconut, Oatmeal Cashew really captivates my imagination. The basic non-gluten flour, well tastes like flour. And flour by its own, really doesn't have a taste. Can't say the same for this recipe. The batter alone was spoon licking good.
I love Coconut oil. It to me is the best oil to use in all my Natural Bath and Body Products that we create at Radiance by Misty Dawn. Our face creams made with 20 different Botanicals to regenerate skin, is whipped with the base of our Body Butters that have no Emulsifiers, Binding Agents, or Preservatives. Just heavenly whipped Nourishing oils that glides on the skin like smooth butter. Our customers love our Body butter and our Face Cream that leaves a natural glow without a greasy residue. And Coconut oil is the big part of the base.
The medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil have antimicrobial properties that can help protect against harmful microorganisms. This is especially important for skin health, as many types of skin infections, including acne, cellulitis, folliculitis and athlete’s foot, are caused by bacteria or fungi. Applying coconut oil directly to the skin may prevent the growth of these microorganisms.
This is due to its lauric acid content, which makes up nearly 50% of the fatty acids in coconut oil and can fight harmful microorganisms. One study tested the antibacterial properties of 30 types of fatty acids against 20 different strains of bacteria. Lauric acid was found to be the most effective at blocking the growth of bacteria. Another test-tube study showed that lauric acid can kill off Propionibacterium acnes, a type of bacteria that leads to the development of inflammatory acne.
Furthermore, capric acid is another medium-chain fatty acid found in coconut oil, although to a lesser extent. Like lauric acid, capric acid has been shown to have potent antimicrobial properties. A test-tube study showed that both lauric and capric acid effectively killed off strains of bacteria. Another test-tube study demonstrated the anti-fungal effects of capric acid, showing that it was able to inhibit the growth of certain types of fungi.
When I cook with Coconut oil, it makes the best Moist brownies, Cookies, and the Tastiest Thai fried rice.
So, when I decided to whip up some Coconut Flour Pancakes, I was not at all surprised by the end result.
I also dreamed up a Raspberry Elderberry Syrup to top it off. Served with a warm drizzle of this syrup made with honey over a bed of fluffy pancakes, was just what my family needed for a nutritious breakfast packed with antioxidants and protein builders to support their immune system.
And because I am such a renegade in the kitchen which means (no patience for stupid stuff) I decided then rather babysit some flapjacks in a skillet that was taking forever, to bake them instead. So glad I did. Literally it cut my cook time in the kitchen in half. I'm all about what is easy quick, nutritious and doesn't eat up my precious time.
These were a winner.
1/4 cup coconut milk, plant milk, 2 % or almond milk
3 tablespoons of coconut oil melted
3 tablespoons of honey
1/4 cup and 3 tablespoons of Coconut Flour
1/4 tsp of Baking Powder
1/4 tsp of Sea Salt or Salt
preheat oven to 350 degrees
mix all the wet ingredients together, whisking with a fork until there is no lumps
but be mindful that if you use a cold milk your coconut oil will turn into lumps so
those lumps are ok.
then mix all your dry ingredients together.
sifting through the lumps of the coconut flour kneading through.
then add dry mixture to wet and stir.
Grease nonstick muffin pans with coconut oil.
Then pour one teaspoon if you want thin ones and thicker a tablespoon (your preference)
Bake in the oven until golden brown on bottom.
Take out and flip out onto wax paper or clean countertop
Then the syrup.
1/2 cup of Honey
3 tsp of butter
6 tsp of Elderberry Syrup
5 tablespoons of Organic Raspberry Preserves.
If you want your syrup less thick then add your favorite juice to thin it.
then pour over your cakes.
Yummy. Easy Peasy.
From our Radiant family to yours.
Food is Medicine.