Blueberry and Coconut Pancakes with Syrupy Oranges
Ready in: 15 to 30 mins
Quinoa flour makes a great base for this gluten-free pancake recipe, which is topped with homemade syrupy oranges for a sweet stack that's a great way to start the day!
For the pancakes:55g unsweetened desiccated coconut
60g quinoa flour
1 tsp gluten-free baking powder
1 medium free-range egg
160g coconut milk
30g Sweet Freedom Original
1 tsp vanilla extract
200g blueberries, plus extra to serve
rapeseed oil or coconut oil, to cook
For the syrupy oranges:finely grated zest of 1 orange
225ml orange juice
60g Sweet Freedom Original (or to taste)
segments of 4 large oranges
- Blitz the desiccated coconut in a food processor for 2-3 minutes. Add to a large bowl along with the quinoa flour and baking powder and mix together. Whisk in the coconut milk, egg, Sweet Freedom and vanilla extract until it forms a thick batter. Now leave the batter to stand for 20-30 minutes during which time it will thicken. Finally stir in the blueberries.
- Heat a frying pan and lightly grease with the oil. Using a dessert spoon, pour one spoonful of the batter onto the pan and quickly spread the mixture out slightly with the back of the spoon. It's best just to cook one pancake initially to test that the frying pan is at the right temperature - it really needs to be at a medium heat; too hot and the base will scorch before the middle is ready. When the pancake is golden brown on the bottom and the top is beginning to set, carefully flip it over with a large palette knife. Gently press the pancake down onto the pan with the palette knife and cook until golden brown. Remove from the pan and keep warm whilst you cook the remaining pancakes – grease the pan between each batch and leave plenty of room between the pancakes to make it easier to flip them over.
- To make the syrupy oranges, place the orange zest, Sweet Freedom and orange juice in a pan and boil until syrupy. Keep warm and just before serving add the orange segments.
- Serve the pancakes with the syrupy oranges and some fresh blueberries.