Peach Cobbler Coconut Pancakes

When I was a kid, peaches were by far my favourite fruit. Not only did I like their crisp, fresh flavour, I also LOVED the fuzzy softness of their skin.

I would often pick one up just for the shear pleasure of feeling its softness, maybe have a deeeep smell, then I’d put it back.

As I grew older, for some obscure and inexplicable reason, something went terribly wrong with my brains. A major and complete switch occurred and now, just thinking about a peach will instantly cause the hair on my arms to rise.

I have a hard time just picking one up; I have to condition my brains every time I do that.

For years, I couldn’t even eat peaches, unless someone peeled them for me. At least, I could still enjoy nectarines, but they’re just not the same.

So a few years ago, I decided to start a mega war with my brains. No longer was it going to deny me the pleasure of enjoying peaches. Hey, it’s my life after all and only I will decide what I like and don’t like to eat! You can’t just rob me of a childhood favorite like that and get away with it so easily… ;)

Peach Cobbler Coconut Pancakes

I can’t say I’ve won just yet, but at least now, I can handle peaches, peel them myself and even SOMETIMES eat them with their skin still attached.

Yes, the hair on my arms will stay spiked for a while when I do that, but at least now, I can do it! And I get to enjoy beautiful dishes such as this one.

Baby steps…     ;)

Not long ago, when I disovered the coconut flour pancakes, I knew that I would be making tons of variations on the subject.

This is numero uno! Peaches being in season, they were the obvious choice for my first variation.

There are many many more to come, I can feel it…

Peach Cobbler PancakesINGREDIENTS
(Serves 1)

  • ⅓ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp all natural almond butter
  • 7 egg whites
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp unsweetened shredded coconut

Peach Sauce

  • ½ fresh peach, peeled and diced
  • 1 tbsp liquid honey
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt

Almond Crumble

  • 1 tsp sliced almonds, crushed
  • 1 tsp old fashionned rolled oats
  • 1 tsp unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ tsp honey

Garnish

  • 0% fat plain greek yogourt
  • Fresh peach slices
  • Fresh mint
  • Almond crunch

 INSTRUCTIONS

For the Peach Sauce:

  1. In a small saucepan, bring peach, water, and honey to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, until peaches start to “melt” and sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
  2. Turn off the heat and set aside to cool for about 5 minutes, then puree in a food processor until smooth.

For the Almond Crumble:

  1. In a non stick pan, add oats, almonds and coconut and cook over medium heat until nice and golden brown. Add liquid honey and stir until well combined. Continue cooking for about 30 seconds just to dry out and “separate” the crunch.
  2. Remove from heat and set aside

For the Pancakes

  1. Combine all ingredients except shredded coconut in a food processor and blend until well combined. Incorporate shredded coconut to batter with a spoon and mix well.
  2. Heat a non stick pan coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat.
  3. Spoon batter onto hot skillet, about ¼ of a cup per pancake.
  4. Turn pancakes over when tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked. Transfer to low temp oven to keep them warm while you cook the remaining pancakes.
  5. Serve warm and garnish with a dollop of plain yogurt, fresh peach slices, fresh mint leaves and almond crumble. Top with warm peach sauce.

Peach Cobbler Coconut Pancakes

Peach Cobbler Coconut Pancakes

Peach Cobbler Coconut Pancakes

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Comments

  1. says

    I totally feel the same way ab peach skin!!!! I’ll eat it bc I love the peach flavor but I prefer nectarines :) these coconut pancakes look amazing! I want to jump through the screen and eat the whole stack!!! I need to try these, and pronto!

    • says

      Thanks Nora. Wish I could send a stack your way! I don’t know why it is, but I prefer peaches. I find their flavor slightly different, not quite as sweet maybe as that of nectarines. Or maybe it’s just me being stubborn and wanting to argue with my brains!

      So you try this recipe and I try your crispy sweet potatoes. I’ve already made a mental note to buy a sweet potato next week when I do the groceries. ;)

    • says

      Peaches are soooooo good. They are well worth putting in the effort. Hey, I bought a whole bunch yesterday, 8 in total, and picked them all up without a single hair raising on my arms. WOO! :D

      Mind over body!

  2. says

    Sonia
    I LOVE the sound of these pancakes. I just had to copy it out and try it. Will try to remember to come back and let you know how they turned out. They sound fantastic. Thanks for the recipe.

    (Don’t worry, I won’t steal it for my site. I wouldn’t do that to you.)

    Karen
    http://www.cookingnook.com

  3. says

    Mmm, those look beautiful, especially with the almond crumble on top. I love peaches but I couldn’t stand the fuzz when I was younger. I don’t know what I did but I don’t mind it now. Actually I find if I wash them really well and rub them with my hands a lot of the fuzz falls off. I have a really hard time eating one straight from the tree though. Funny how that is because they are soooo good :)

  4. Virginia says

    I just stumbled upon your blog, your recipes look wonderful and your photographs are beautiful…
    I going to have to make your peach pancake recipe asap….they look yummy!!!

  5. Kate says

    these look delicious, but when i make breakfast it’s usually for over 4 people! does this make about 5 decent sized pancakes?

  6. Melissa says

    These look lovely but I am wondering why the egg yolks were omitted? Didn’t see the whites being beaten for lightness…

  7. Melissa says

    Sonia, thanks for the response — I thought I might have missed something in the directions (wouldn’t be the first time I did!!). I picked up coconut flour yesterday so I could give these a try, but I will definitely incorporate whole eggs because so much high-quality nutrition (and satiety) is from the yolk. Will let you know how they turn out! (I am also curious about trying other fruits. I LOVE peaches but really only eat them in season — although probably could use frozen peaches for this sauce). Have you tried any other fruit? Thanks again, your photos are really lovely and I am excited to try these!

    • says

      For sure, frozen peaches would work wonders here, or mangoes even. I have made a pretty similar yet different kind of pancakes with a raspberry sauce, which you can see here, but really, I say just let your imagination run wild, or use whatever you have on hand (or whatever is in season!) I think just about any fruit would work well!

      Hope you like ‘em! :) And thanks for saying that my pics are lovely! :D

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