After a crazy month of non stop blogging, we are here with a slower BM, in which I will be blogging for three days in a week. For the first week, I chose to do one ingredient three recipes. When I decided to do the theme, one ingredient three recipes, I first thought of using paneer. And then I read that no dairy products to be selected as the ingredient. But Valli gave an option of flours. So I chose coconut flour as my ingredient and I will post three recipes made with coconut flour this week. As you all know, I am on a low carb diet and so my choice of flour is always coconut flour. You can find so many recipes in which coconut flour is the star ingredient. It is a gluten free flour and absorbs liquid like crazy. So if you are substituting coconut flour for normal flour, then you need just 1/3 rd of the original flour measurement. I add two tablespoons of coconut flour in my diet daily. So all these recipes will have two tables spoons of flour, but they make quite a filling meal.
If you check the thousands of recipes in the blog, you would never find a pancake. I am not sure why, but I never made pancakes. So I decided to make a low carb pancake for myself. I am near the end of my weight loss journey and so I am slightly lenient in my diet. I am strictly on low carb and I do weigh all the food that goes into my tummy, but I do eat a fruit now and then, which I didn’t do at the earlier stages. So instead of using stevia or erythritol, I used a banana to sweeten my pancakes. As I told you, I have never eaten a pancake and when I tasted these, I was bowled. It was just fantastic. I didn’t add any topping or sauces as I didn’t want to increase the calorie for the meal. But you can use any fruit topping or sauces if you like. For me with just one banana, the pancakes were so sweet. If you eat sugar regularly, then you might find it mildly sweet, but my taste buds are off sugar for long so even a little bit of sugar feels like too much sugar. I gave a slice to hubby to taste and he too loved it a lot. The pancakes were so soft and fluffy. Look at the inside texture. It is awesome. I used ghee to fry the pancakes. It gave a wonderful festive flavour. You can even choose to add nuts in the batter and I guess the same batter can be made into paniyaram too.
Coconut Flour – 2 tbs
Egg – 2
Milk – 1/4 cup
Banana – 1 medium sized
Salt – 1 generous pinch
Pepper Powder – a pinch
Baking Soda – 1/4 tsp
Ghee – To Cook
In a bowl, mash banana until smooth.
Add eggs and salt and beat until incorporated.
Add milk and pepper and mix well.
Finally add in coconut flour and baking soda and mix until a smooth batter forms.
Heat a taw, drizzle some ghee and add ladle full of batter.
Cook on low flame until the bottom is browned.
Flip the pancake and cook the other side too.
Serve it hot or at room temperature.