Friday, August 31, 2012

Single Serving Coconut Flour Pancakes

Yesterday's doctor appointment confirmed I am dehydrated and have a severe sinus infection. Wonderful. 

Smoothie D's Immune Booster didn't boost shizz.

Being sick sucks. 

A few things make it a little easier to bear ... 

Fresh flowers from the sweetest husband ever :)

a Game of Thrones marathon (we're on episode 8, out of 10. This either makes us really cool, or super lame.)

Kleenex (when your dog isn't trying to steal and hide your soggy-used-up bits, that is.)

Medication (I'm on 3 or 4 different things, including a nasal spray. I am at war with said nasal spray.)


Breakfast just makes everything better. I've worked out a good system for eating. I use the nasal spray, then I have a 15 minute window when I can actually taste my food and swallow comfortably enough (damn sore throat). 

Baby food soft foods like soups, Siggi's, and mooshed up bananas have become all the rage in this house.

Plain Siggi's covered in soft granola, grapes, and figs.

Sick or not, these pancakes are just awesome sauce. 

Sometimes, I'm not in the mood to make a whole batch of pancakes or waffles to be frozen. Sometimes, I'm just sick and tired, and want to spend as little amount of time cooking and baking as possible, yet want to eat something that will make me happy. (Let's deal with my emotional eating issues later, mkay?)

Single Serving Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancakes
Makes 1 large or 3 small sand-dollar sized pancakes

  • 6 tablespoons egg whites (or 2 whole eggs)
  • 2-3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • cinnamon or apple pie spice to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
Whisk all together in a mug, let sit for a few minutes to allow baking powder to activate. Pour (may need to "spread" with a spoon) into griddle heated to 325 degrees (I used my tried and trusted cast iron pan coated in a little coconut oil.) Let cook for at least 3 minutes, maybe up to 5 on the first side, a little less on the second side. 

Toppings: I added a handful of walnuts to mine before flipping. There are a million ways to schnazz this recipe up. Bacon? Sausage? Apple bits? Blueberries? Go crazy.

I topped with a bit of coconut oil (love Virgin Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions), and a strawberry reduction. (Simply chop a few berries and place in microwave for 30-60 seconds, mash with fork and season with a little cinnamon and Stevia drops. I chopped up two figs and threw them on top.

I was sad to see it finished. :(

Since I don't weigh myself, the mirror and my times/weights (PR's) are my measure. It's hard for someone like me who loves being in the gym to be forced to stay out of it. But, I've come to look at it two ways:

This has given me an opportunity to scrutinize my eating habits. I hate hearing it, but it must be true: Abs are made in the kitchen. I can't outlift bad eating now, because the only thing I'm lifting is more Kleenex to my faucet of a nose.

It's a great de-load week. Not that I needed or deserved a de-load week, but, it's always good to just do nothing for a week, and seriously let your body recover after taxing it week after week, month after month. 

I hope when I'm well, I come back even more voracious and motivated.

What are your plans for the weekend? 

*If you Zumba, don't be offended. I have a lot of Zumba friends who find this hilarious, because it's true. We all have different goals, don't be afraid to back yours up! If you don't want muscles or care about strength, but you get something out of Zumba, that's what counts.


  1. So THAT'S what abs are supposed to look like!! WOWZA. In my dreams. I guess I better getting to makin' some of those babies in the kitchen! You are so inspiring!
    Jamie in Arkansas

  2. I teach Zumba and I love that picture! I also do CrossFit and love it way more so I guess that explains it! I think you're eating is just fine if your abs are like that! Feel better soon girl!

  3. Food looks scrumptious, abs look RAD!! If you weren't so awesome I would hate you for looking so damn good and being sick. It should be a crime! Hope you start feeling better! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. That pancake recipe looks delicious! I need to go get some figs and make that for my sunday morning breakfast!!!!

    and you look amazing!!! seriously all of your hard work and constant striving to better yourself has motivated me to join a box next week! bring on the pain! i love it!

  5. Yum! Just made that pancake for dinner tonight:) Hope you feel better! Btw, did you ever get my email about the WLC?

  6. Lol you know someone would comment being offended about that Zumba pic. Also whenever I get sick I take Oregano Oil, bought it at Whole Foods. If you research it, it helps kill viruses and infection in your body. It always works for me to take 3x a day when I'm sick. Hope you feel better soon! Those pancakes look delicious.

  7. Great recipe, love! I'm on my way back home right now and cannot wait to get into my kitchen to make this pancake :) THANK YOU! I hope you are feeling better <3

  8. Just made this recipe with the waffle maker. Was craving a hamburger so BAD today so I had a waffle with hamburger and pickles in the middle. SO. AWESOME. My shipment from Dr. Mercola came today with coconut flour and coconut oil.....can't wait to try more recipes!

  9. HAHHAHAHA this recipe literally saved my second day WLC breakfast. YUM! And about zumba, i am an instructor and i find the pic hilarious :) I am trying Crossfit soon (they still dont offer it in many places in Sweden) because i wanna be stronger. Will make me a better instructor ;) Thanks so much for this blog! Greetings from Sweden

  10. 3 Researches SHOW Why Coconut Oil Kills Waist Fat.

    The meaning of this is that you literally kill fat by eating coconut fat (in addition to coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 studies from big medical journals are sure to turn the traditional nutrition world around!

  11. These pancakes are DELICIOUS! I’ve used this recipe three times with a few tweaks. The first time – I followed the recipe EXACTLY and they were good but had a SUPER EGGY taste which I didn’t care for too much. Next two attempts I used 3 eggs instead of 4 and perfecto fluffy moist and yummy!