AIP Coconut Cassava Pancakes Recipe
You don’t have to break your long-term relationship with pancakes just because you’re on an autoimmune diet. Try this AIP coconut cassava pancakes recipe and you’ll fall in love all over again!
What is Cassava Flour?
It’s fairly common for AIP pancake recipes to use coconut as the AIP flour. But, this unique recipe also uses cassava flour.
If you’re unfamiliar with cassava flour, it’s made by the grating and drying out yucca (a fibrous root). It has a neutral taste, which comes in handy for baking.
Cassava flour has a fine texture and works well as a thickening agent. The flour, combined with coconut flour, helps give these pancakes a little more body.
Cassava flour is not free of carbohydrates, so if that’s a concern for you you’ll want to watch your macros with this flour.
Gelatin Eggs for AIP
Gelatin eggs are a great egg-replacement on AIP…especially in baked goods. However, recipes like this one using gelatin eggs won’t work the same as other recipes.
In particular, your batter for this pancake recipe won’t be as runny as a regular pancake batter, and that’s ok because there’s actually nothing to “cook” (i.e., there’s no raw egg). So, the cooking process is just drying out the batter so that it holds the gelatin holds together the cassava flour better.
Your batter will also be more runny or less runny depending on how warm your room is…I find it easier to cook when it’s a drier batter.
Tip: Use your hands to shape the batter into small thin pancakes before placing them into the frying pan.
Use a Mini Pan
And here’s another tip to make your life easier when cooking these cassava pancakes….use a miniature non-stick frying pan. I recommend a pan no bigger than four inches (10 cm).
This will help the pancakes retain their form and facilitate easy flipping. (Use a large spatula to flip).
Plus, who doesn’t enjoy eating miniature pancakes?
Make AIP Pancakes In The Oven
An alternative way of making these pancakes is in the oven (make sure to use 300 F so that the pancakes don’t burn). Check out my AIP Banana Pancakes recipe here for an alternative method and flavor.
More Breakfast Ideas
If you like these AIP coconut cassava pancakes, you should check out some of my other recipe ideas for your morning meal. There are plenty of options available to start your day right and keep on your autoimmune diet.
- Prepare the gelatin by sprinkling over a small cup containing the hot water. Allow to dissolve and mix well. Set aside.
- Combine the coconut and cassava flours into a bowl and add the cinnamon. Add the warm coconut milk, honey, and the gelatine mixture, whisking very well to combine and remove lumps. Keep this mixture warm by placing the bowl inside a larger bowl containing hot water.
- Add a small amount of coconut oil to a small non-stick pan over medium heat. Spoon 1/4 cup of the batter into the pan and spread it out by turning the pan around. (If your batter is more solid, then just press it into a small thin pancake). Let the pancake cook for 3-4 minutes, then use a large spatula to flip the little pancake very carefully. You want a delicious light golden crust that adds a huge amount of flavor. Cook on the underside for 2-3 minutes, then place onto a plate lined with kitchen paper to absorb excess coconut oil.
- Repeat with the rest of the coconut oil and batter (makes approx. 6 small pancakes).
- The pancakes should be kept warm and served warm, as either little towers, or rolled up. Drizzle over with honey and serve with berries of your choice.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
- Calories: 349
- Sugar: 17 g
- Fat: 14 g
- Carbohydrates: 46 g
- Fiber: 11 g
- Protein: 8 g