Happy hump day! HUMP DAAAAYYY!! We’re already halfway through the week, but how was your weekend? Ours was great!
On Saturday we took a day trip to the coast (to Morrow Bay, CA) with some friends. It was chilly, but it was so nice to breathe some salt air and enjoy the outdoors. It’s supposed to by 95 degrees here by the end of the week, so I tried to embrace the cool weather. I’ll be complaining about the heat soon enough. Surprisingly, Morrow Bay wasn’t foggy like it usually is, so we had some great views of Morrow Rock.
We spent the day exploring downtown, walking the very windy beach and watching otters play.
Oh, and there was lots of salt water taffy. I mean, when at the beach… right?
I may or may not have bought taffy from two different stores. My name is Jess, and I am an addict.
We finished off the day with a little shopping, dinner and drinks and headed back home. It was a great day with awesome friends!
On Saturday morning before we left for the coast, I made these delicious pancakes. I had leftover coconut milk and toasted coconut after making Toasted Coconut Cupcakes for Easter. So I figured I’d use it up! I added 3 additional coconut products, just for good measure. Apparently I’m super coconut obsessed lately!
Toasted Coconut Pancakes
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar (or granulated)
- 1 1/2 cups coconut milk, well stirred
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp unrefined coconut oil, melted and cooled slightly
- 1 tsp vanilla or coconut extract
- Toasted coconut, for topping
In a large bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, salt and sugar. In another bowl, combine the coconut milk, egg, oil and extract. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until just mixed. Let the batter rest a few minutes.
Heat a large, dry nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Pour batter into pan. When the pancakes starts to bubble, flip it and cook until toasty brown.
Serve topped with toasted coconut and maple syrup!
I loved these… I was eating them straight out of the skillet and the sweetness and subtle coconut flavor were really great. Topping them with more coconut and maple syrup made them even better! Enjoy!