This 21-day sugar detox has been a surprising experience so far. Until I began this detox, I had no idea such a thing as coconut flour even existed!
Of course once I discovered it, I immediately wanted to try making my favourite food with coconut flour As you know by now, my favourite food is crepes (called pancakes here in South Africa), with crumpets (called pancakes overseas) following a close second.
The various recipes I browsed through seemed to suggest that crepes would be a bit tricky (though not impossible) to get right with coconut flour, so I decided to try out a recipe for crumpets/pancakes instead. I came across this recipe, which seemed simple and used ingredients I had on hand.
I adapted it a little because I can’t have honey or other sweeteners while I’m on the 21DSD detox, so this is what I used:
4 whole eggs
1/4 C coconut flour (finely sifted to remove all clumps)
1/4 C plain full-cream yoghurt
1 t vanilla essence
1 t mixed spice
Butter/oil/coconut oil for frying
Most of the info I read about coconut flour referred to how quickly it absorbs liquids. Since I didn’t want these crumpets to soak up too much butter, I only used a little butter and fried the pancakes in a non-stick pan. It was perfectly easy:
1. Mix all ingredients to make a batter.
2. Fry spoonfuls in a little oil/butter on a medium to high heat.
3. Carefully flip over when the bottom has cooked and bubbles start to form around the top edges.
4. Once golden brown and cooked through, remove from pan and drain (if needed).
5. Serve with your toppings of choice.
These turned out pleasantly delicious, but I did miss the sweetness I’m used to. To pep up these healthy crumpets, I enjoyed them with my daily allowance of one green apple, as well as some pecan nuts and desiccated coconut.
Not a bad way to make it through another sugarless day 😉