Coconut Pancakes – An Indonesian Inspired Breakfast!
Balinese people love coconuts. They grow them in a few forms all over the island and use them for everything from cooking, beauty to even their flatware and furnishings. On more than one occasion we’d been served tea or coffee out of a coconut cup – we felt like this was a great way of reusing and repurposing something right from nature. Lots of street vendors even sold handmade coconut bowls and lamps decorated with eggshells and pearls! Some coconut shells were carved, polished, and painted into various pieces of art.
We loved enjoying coconut goodies while in Bali during the months of December and January and were inspired to create a low carb & keto version of one of their regional desserts – coconut pancakes. Balinese pancakes are usually served as one large portion that’s much denser and richer than your standard IHOP pancake. We thought we could replicate these pancakes with low carb ingredients more easily than when we recreated standard cakey, fluffy pancakes (see the super popular Low Carb Bacon Pancakes recipe!). Fluffy and cakey is harder to come by than a nice, gooey consistency – or so we’ve noticed in our keto experiments.
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Finding coconut in all its forms in Bali was easy. Almond flour was more of a challenge, but we got some and got to shooting!
This video was a lot of fun to make because it’s not the typical overhead, sped-up video you’ve seen on Tasteaholics. We really tried to take our time and get some beautiful shots of some beautiful food. In fact, most of the video has been slowed down in post-production to really allow the viewer to admire the process instead of rushing to the result.
Let us know in the comments if you enjoy this style of video and we’ll make some more gorgeous step-by-step videos!
- 2 large eggs
- 2 oz. cream cheese
- 1 tbsp almond flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tbsp So Nourished erythritol sweetener
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 2-4 tbsp So Nourished Keto Pancake Syrup
- Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl and whisk.
- Add in cream cheese and whisk until completely combined and creamy.
- Whisk in the almond flour, cinnamon, erythritol and salt.
- On a pan on medium heat, add in half the pancake batter. Cook until the edges start to brown and look dry – about 3-5 minutes. These are big pancakes so be patient, it may take some time. Make sure your heat is not too high, otherwise the pancake will burn before the center cooks. Flip carefully and cook the other side for up to a minute.
- Transfer the pancakes onto a plate and sprinkle with the shredded coconut.
- Drizzle with So Nourished Keto Pancake Syrup and enjoy!
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New to Keto and don’t have the whole “macro, net fiber” etc down yet but was looking for a keto breakfast to try and found this recipe. I usually have almond flour around (but of course I didn’t) so I made with just coconut flour. Also used very, very, and I mean very little monk fruit powder instead of the sweetener listed. It was so small an amount it was like just flick off the backside of the tiny spoon that can inside the package. Everything else was the same. These came out so light they were almost like a crepe batter and so yummy. They cooked quickly and flipped easily. Will definitely be making them again. Thanks for my first step into keto.
Hi Lisa, welcome to keto! I’m glad you liked these pancakes – they’re one of our favorites as well 🙂
Are the macros correct? Just glancing they seem a little high…regardless, the pancakes are delicious! Thank you!
Yep they’re correct! These are quite calorie heavy – though they’re pretty reasonable for breakfast if you eat ~1800 calories a day 🙂
Excellent recipe; i loved them! Thanks a lot
Those pancakes saved my life. Thank you!!
These pancakes are delicious! Thank you so much for another great recipe. I made the lava cake last night and I have decided that I will it everyday! Ha..THANK YOU!
Glad to hear! Let us know how you like our other recipes, Mollie. We always appreciate feedback.
My kids are crazy about pancakes and I’m sure they will love this too….
Oh my gosh that looks amazing!