VEGAN COCONUT & BANANA PANCAKES

Today is our first #WellnessWednesday collaboration with my friend Michelle Rumbelow from Liviya Nutrition!

The outbreak of the Corona Virus has changed the way we live and it will not go back to the way it once was. We can, however, choose to make this work for us by learning to live a lifestyle that truly incorporates all the factors of healthy living.

Each Wednesday the Liviya team will guide you through the basics of:

  1. Preparing healthy meals – on a tight budget
  2. Exercising solo and in smaller groups
  3. Nutrition Coaching
  4. Lifestyle Advice

We kick off today with an easy breakfast that is suitable for the whole family – Vegan Banana and Coconut Pancakes. It is so delish that you can eat it for dessert too!

Vegan Coconut & Banana Pancakes

(serves 6)

Ingredients:

  • 150g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar (can use alternative like raw honey)
  • 400ml can coconut milk, shaken well
  • coconut oil, for frying
  • 2 bananas, thinly sliced
  • 2 passion fruits, flesh scooped out or a small tin passion fruit pulp

Method:

Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl, add a pinch of salt and stir.

Wisk the coconut milk in a bowl, then measure out 300ml into a jug.

Stir the 300ml of coconut milk slowly into the flour mixture to make a smooth batter, or whizz everything in a blender.

Heat a shallow frying pan or flat griddle and brush it with oil. Use 2 tbsp of batter to make each pancake, frying two at a time.

Push 4-5 pieces of banana into each pancake and cook until bubbles start to pop on the surface, and the edges look dry. They will be a little more delicate than egg-based pancakes, so turn them over carefully and cook the other sides for 1 min. Repeat to make approximately 6 pancakes.

Meanwhile, put the remaining coconut milk and sugar in a small pan. Add a pinch of salt and simmer until the sugar is dissolved. Use this as a sauce for the pancakes (alternatively, skip the sauce and drizzle pancakes with raw honey). Spoon over some of the passion fruit pulp. Bon Appetit!

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