Thursday, August 28, 2014

Ultimate Coconut & Chocolate Chip Gluten Free Pancakes With Creamy Roasted Walnut Butter

Coconut and chocolate chip deliciousness covered by the most amazing homemade nut butter.
Despite having a pimple the size of Texas, the first day of MFA candidacy was great yesterday. I had seminar. I usually am kind of meh on the early morning talk talk talk, but this sounds like it'll be quite a winner. Syllabus contains great amount of diverse reading material (Adrian Piper, Virginia Woolf, Bell Hooks, and Freud oh my!), plus essay writing assignments! (yes I love writing papers!), and avid film watching. In fact, we viewed a Charles and Ray Ames (glorious chair makers) short piece on conversation. Plus our teacher is an artist/gallery owner who wears converse sneakers and denim- very cool and sparkly (except he wasn't sparkly). My last two seminar teachers were awesome too. Except we still must do something about this meeting at 8:30 AM. Hot chocolates will have to give energetic life and sustenance. And pancakes. One must cannot exclude pancakes from morning bliss.
For Vegan Linky Potluck 9, I bring an old classic introduced on my Facebook page. Yet to be blogged until now. You know how you have something up your sleeve and just get around to pulling out that wild card? Well, this is it. I have had these pancakes backburned far too long. Clearing up post drafts to make way for Vegan Mofo which starts this coming Meatless Monday!
To chocolate coconut fanatics these are created solely in your honor. Mixed with gluten free pancake batter (the cheat sheet way!), coconut oil and coconut flakes provide flavor and texture to otherwise chocolate chip madness. No maple syrup required when an ample amount of irresistible homemade walnut butter tops and smothers crisp, golden goodness.

Ultimate Coconut & Chocolate Chip Gluten Free Pancakes Ingredients and Preparation

coconut oil for pan frying
1 cup Maple Grove Farms Pancake/Waffle Mix
1 cup So Delicious Original Organic Coconut Milk
1/3 cup tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup Enjoy Life Foods Miniature Chocolate Chips
pinch of cinnamon
Creamy Roasted Walnut Butter

Heat skillet with coconut oil.
Mix pancake mix, coconut milk, coconut oil, coconut flakes, and vanilla together.
Fold in chocolate chips and cinnamon.
Pour in about 1/4 cup of batter into skillet and cover.
Flip over once little bubbles form and edges are firm- about five minutes.
Repeat. Time should be shortened upon each pancake interval.

Crafted pancakes topped with Creamy Roasted Walnut Butter- no maple syrup required!
Served alongside a mug of hot tea.


  1. Hitting all of my favorites here: coconut, chocolate, walnuts...

  2. coconut choco chips ummm sounds luscious....yummmmmm

  3. Oh yes! Luscious would be perfect description! :)