Coconut Pancakes (Grain-Free Recipe)

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GFCF/SCD/GAPS/LOD, Nut-free

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup, (plus 1 Tablespoon) coconut flour
  • ¼ teaspoon unrefined salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 large or 5 medium pastured eggs (room temperature)
  • 2 Tablespoons of coconut milk or other diet compliant non-dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil or ghee
  • ½ Tablespoon raw honey (or other sweetener if not on SCD) – sweetener is optional

Directions

Beat eggs in a large bowl; add non-dairy milk, honey, vanilla, and ¼ cup melted oil. In a separate bowl combine ¼ cup coconut flour, salt, baking soda—next, place this flour blend in a sifter. Sift flour into liquids bowl little by little while mixing it with an electric mixer until combined and smooth. If the pancake batter is too thin add 1 Tablespoon of coconut flour. If it’s too thick to pour or scoop, thin with more non-dairy milk.

Pour pancake batter into greased pan. Cook on one side then flip and cooking thoroughly, as you would any pancake.

 

3 Servings

20 minutes

 

GFCF = Gluten-Free and Casein-Free
SCD = Specific Carbohydrate Diet
GAPS = Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet
LOD = Low Oxalate Diet

4 servings
30 minutes

 

Julie Matthews is a Certified Nutrition Consultant who received her master’s degree in medical nutrition with distinction from Arizona State University. She is also a published nutrition researcher and has specialized in complex neurological conditions, particularly autism spectrum disorders and ADHD for over 20 years. Julie is the award winning author of Nourishing Hope for Autism, co-author of a study proving the efficacy of nutrition and dietary intervention for autism published in the peer-reviewed journal, Nutrients, and also the founder of BioIndividualNutrition.com. Download her free guide, 12 Nutrition Steps to Better Health, Learning, and Behavior.

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2 Comments

  1. My daughter is a single mom of 2 autistic children ages 3 and 5. She cannot afford your $1000 program although I have no doubt that it is PRICELESS. I wish I could help unfortunately I’m on disability monthly checks. I was wondering if you sold a cookbook for autistic kiddos. I definitely would buy it

    Reply
    • Hi Joannie, thank you so much for your comment. Julie has several books, one is Cooking to Heal which is a cook book. Nourishing Hope for Autism is a fabulous book on the basics of nutrition as it impacts our loved ones with autism and would be well worth the read. You can find the books and resources here: https://nourishinghope.com/books-programs/

      We also put on free learning events throughout the year and our parents program does go on sale with a convenient payment plan as well. Julie has a number of free resources right on the website as well. ~Terri, team Nourishing Hope.

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