Thursday, 29 August 2013

Raw Mango Passionfruit Pancakes





For some unknown reason, I've been craving pancakes since I got back. My first instinct was to create big, fat, and fluffy mint chocolate chip pancakes; but, as I went to look for my chocolate stash in the pantry, I noticed the big bag of 'Mango Paradise' tea I'd purchased for my raw vegan tea party. Curiosity and imagination struck me, and soon enough these mango passionfruit pancakes were born.

Pretty much everything I used hinted at tropical too, perhaps a decision made by my fruit loving subconscious mind. Organic coconut flour replaced white flour, flax seeds and bananas functioned as the binder, a touch of coconut sugar balanced the tartness of the passionfruit puree. Coconut flour is naturally more absorbent than other nut flours, and as a result these pancakes aren't exactly light and fluffy. 



Be warned- the scent of these pancakes as they dehydrate can be intoxicating. You'll have to control yourself from not eating them before they're even ready. Once they are, they'll be be perfect with raw coconut nectar and some fresh fruit.


Mango Passionfruit Pancakes

3 medium bananas, mashed (about 2 cups)
3/4C coconut flour
1C ground flaxseeds
2 1/2C mango tea
1/3C passionfruit puree
2T coconut sugar
Pinch of salt (optional)

Place the mashed bananas at the very bottom of the blender. Add the flour and ground flaxseeds on top, before pouring the liquid in. Blend until smooth, and wait for a couple of minutes as the coconut flour starts to absorb the liquid.

If it is still a bit too liquidy, add coconut flour a teaspoon at a time. Consequently, if it is a bit too dry, add a bit more liquid a tablespoon at a time. The mixture you have should turn out just like pancake batter- easily pourable and spreadable, but not runny.

Pour onto teflex sheets, forming whatever shape and size of pancakes you might want. Where its mini pancakes or giant larger than your face pancakes, its up to you. Dehydrate for about 10 hours, checking constantly. Once it is dry enough, flip the pancakes over to dehydrate the other side.



2 comments:

  1. These sound amazing. I'm imagining the smell of them "cooking" right now!
    It's nice to find a raw pancake recipe that has a nice balance of both fruit and fat.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi! Thanks, glad you like it. :)

      They did smell sooo amazing, I wish I could gobble them all up. Originally it had more fat in comparison to the fruit, but since the coconut flour is so absorbent I ended up having to add more fruit anyway. So yum.

      Delete