I love coconut, not just for its flavor but for its amazing healing properties. It is cold and flu season and with everyone just getting over being sick I have been trying to add coconut oil to all of our foods to help boost our immune system.
Sunday morning I was craving a warm , sweet and filling breakfast but when I opened the cabinets I realized I forgot to buy whole wheat flour at the grocery store so pancakes and waffles were out of the question. We did however have some cornmeal and coconut milk and I decided to experiment a bit and see what happens.
These corn cakes were a hit with my family and after eating breakfast everyone was energized and ready to get some projects we have been putting off done. Perhaps the coconut oil and milk gave us an energy boost or perhaps it was just having a belly full of good food.Either way these corn cakes are a much healthier alternative to pancakes drowned in syrup and are a nice fresh and exotic twist to an ordinary breakfast. Enjoy!
What you need:
- 2 cups corn meal
- 2 eggs, I used local eggs from Clifford family farm
- 1 can of coconut milk , I used the sustainable brand Native forest for both milk and cream
- 1 SM can of coconut cream
- coconut oil, I used the sustainable organic brand tropical traditions
- sweetener of choice- sugar, honey, maple syrup…
- tapioca starch, you could also use corn starch. I used the ‘let’s do organic’ brand
- Bit of water as needed
How to make it:
- In a bowl mix corn meal and 1.5 tablespoons of grated fresh ginger
- add 2 table spoons melted coconut oil, 2 eggs and 1/3 of the can of coconut milk.
- Mix together and if your mixture is too dry add a bit of water, I added around 2 tablespoons water
- Mixture should be moist but thick enough to grab and form into balls
- Heat about 4 tablespoons of coconut oil on stove, MED heat
- Form balls of corn meal mixture, a bit bigger than a golf ball, and flatten into patties
- place in pan and fry until golden brown on both sides
- Place in a warm oven to keep crisp and warm until your syrup is done
- In a sauce pan add the rest of the coconut milk and the coconut cream and heat on MED heat
- In a small bowl put 2 tbsp of tapioca powder and add 4 tablespoons of coconut milk
- stir to dissolve then add it to the pot
- add sweetener
- let simmer until a little thicker, It will still be runny but it will be creamy
Top corn cakes with coconut syrup and cilantro, yum!
**full disclosure: I was given a sample of a product used in this recipe. I was in no way obligated to use the product or review it. I only use products I love, trust and have tested.
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