It's February - love is in the air. ❤️ And it's time to start thinking about Valentine's Day. (hint, hint😉) The day when we shower our loved ones with gifts of sweet treats and beautiful bouquets.💐 Unless you happen to be married to me. 🤣
Here's the thing - I like fresh cut flowers but... I LOVE houseplants and potted plants that I can put in my yard - even more. I try and avoid large crowds which means that I don't love going out to dinner on Valentine's Day either. And even though I have a raging sweet tooth, I'm usually trying to limit sugary treats in the house so I'm not tempted to overindulge. 😬 I just realized what a terrible Valentine I am. 😅😂
Lucky for me, my better half is far less picky about Valentine gifts, than I am.😅 He's also a lot less picky about the foods that he eats, which makes him easy to cook for. There's actually a very short list of foods that he won't eat. A trait that works to my benefit because he's the official taste tester for my food blog. 😂
To make up for the countless unsuccessful (and downright questionable) recipe attempts that I've served my better half for testing purposes, I try and make things that I know that he will like, from time to time.😅 Coconut pancakes is one of the recipes that I created with my taste tester in mind. He loves coconut - he loves pancakes - he loves breakfast food. ❤️
1 1/4 cup flour
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup shredded, sweetened coconut
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup coconut milk
1 Tablespoon melted butter
Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and coconut.
Whisk together egg, buttermilk, coconut milk and melted butter.
Gently fold wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
Melt butter or oil in skillet. Add spoonfuls of pancake batter and cook until bubbly on top. Flip and cook until golden.
Did you catch that action shot of the syrup being poured over the pancakes? My taste tester has also perfected his "slow pour" so I can get those amazing pictures of the moment that the syrup drips over the edge of the pancake stack. 😘
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