Ahhhh, Saturday morning – my favorite morning of the week! Besides the obvious reasons why I love Saturday’s so much ( ie: no alarm clock, staying in my pj’s until after 11 and leisurely sipping on coffee) my absolute favorite thing about Saturday morning's are making pancakes with my little Kashman.
He loves separating the egg yolks and whipping the whites while I get the rest of our ingredients together. It’s our special time, in our comfy clothes and bed head. We giggle, we talk about flavors, last Saturday's pancakes and we make the best memories.
These coconut creamsicle pancakes are one of the best pancake creations we have ever made, EVER! They are subtly sweet and coco-nutty from lots of shredded coconut and full fat coconut milk with just the right amount of citrus to really brighten each bite. Tender and fluffy with a subtle crunch these bad boys will brighten your Saturday morning and keep your family coming back for more just like ours does.
Coconut Creamsicle Pancakes
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 30 mins
- Yield: 8-10 pancakes 1x
- 1 cup whole milk ricotta
- 1 cup gluten free all purpose flour, I use Pamela's
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1½ tablespoons sugar
- ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ cup shredded, sweetened coconut
- ¾ cup full fat coconut milk
- 2 eggs separated
- 2 teaspoons Tahitian vanilla extract
- zest of 1 navel orange and 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed juice
- warm maple syrup
- toasted coconut
- If your ricotta is really watery, place it in a fine mesh strainer and drain off the excess liquid about 30 minutes before cooking. If the ricotta is dry you can skip this step.
- Whisk together the gluten free flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and shredded coconut in a small bowl.
- Combine the ricotta, coconut milk, egg yolks, vanilla, orange zest and orange juice in a separate, larger mixing bowl.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring gently until just combined.
- Beat the egg whites with a handheld electric mixer until stiff. Stir a small scoop of the egg whites into the pancake batter to lighten the batter, then fold in the remaining whites.
- Heat a griddle or non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Melt a small bit of butter in the pan, just enough to coat the surface. Pour batter onto the hot griddle by the ⅓ cup full at a time. Cook the pancakes for about 3 or 4 minutes, until the undersides are golden and you see a few bubbles popping through the pancakes. Flip the pancakes and cook another 2 to 3 minutes, until golden. Repeat with the remaining batter.
- Serve the pancakes immediately, with warm maple syrup and toasted coconut.