Eat Me, I’m Delicious (Healthy Coconut Pancakes Recipe)

Inspired by last weekend’s shenanigans, I wanted to make my own version of coconut pancakes. First I had to get myself an early birthday present (it was already wrapped, oddly enough!):

My very own griddle (Calphalon, from Williams Sonoma, if you want to get your own). This may be the best kitchen item I have ever bought. Better than this guy (which caused bleeding), and definitely better than this one. But without further ado…

Coconut Pancake Recipe

Ingredients (serves 2 – or 1 big breakfast – it’s about 500 calories total, without toppings)

  • 1 egg plus 2 egg whites (1 yolk, 3 whites total)
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup flour (I used whole wheat)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice (This is because I don’t have baking powder or soda. I don’t know if it did anything. Maybe you can just leave it out.)


  1. Preheat your griddle (low heat).
  2. Mix together the yolk, flakes, flour, almond milk, salt, and lemon juice. Set aside. This should sit for about 5 minutes.
  3. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  4. Add the yolk and flour mixture to the egg whites; mix together gently.
  5. Scoop 1/2 cup-fuls of the batter onto the griddle. When bubbles start to appear and pop, it’s time to flip. Mine took about 3-4 minutes per side. (This is low heat, remember.)
  6. Top the coconut pancakes with: more coconut flakes, honey, peanut butter, whipped cream, or whatever you desire!

You can’t not make these coconut pancakes. This coconut pancakes recipe came out with 10 small guys; I think I had 6 and Bobby had 4 plus vegetarian bacon (which tastes delicious cooked on a griddle; I had a bite).

There were about 500 calories in the whole coconut pancake recipe, so it’s either a substantial 1-person breakfast or you can put on some toppings and split it between 2 people. Or save half for another day. I topped mine with more coconut flakes and honey.

I’m really into the coconut this week and I have another recipe to share with coconut in it later.

Do you like coconut? What’s your favorite coconut recipe? Have you made coconut pancakes yet?

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Brunch at The Mudspot: Perfection

A few weeks (months?) ago (here) we went to The Mudspot with friends for brunch. It was delicious! This weekend Bobby and I took my mom there for brunch on Mothers Day. She absolutely loved it. I think she said it was the best meal she’s ever had.

Brunch ($12.95) comes with coffee (“mud”) and your choice of a mimosa, champagne, or orange juice.

We all got coffee; I got a mimosa, Bobby got orange juice, and my mom got champagne. The cups for water are small jars, which I love. I always drink out of jars (even smoothies).

My mom got the special, which was an omelette with tomato, basil, mozzarella, and prosciutto. Home fries on the side and the most amazing 5-grain bread I’ve ever had.

Bobby got the bagel and gravlax, which is a bagel with cream cheese, salmon, tomato, and onion. He got this last time too.

I got the big love salad, which is mixed greens, fresh goat cheese, guacamole, roasted peppers, pico de gallo, and roasted corn. I got the vinaigrette and the 5-grain toasted bread with butter. I want this bread! I asked and they said it is from Amy’s. Must go.

I’ve been mostly vegetarian lately, but haven’t been able to shake the cheese or butter. Not that I’m trying! Just something I noticed. I do like my cheese, especially goat cheese. And I adore butter on anything and everything. (The other thing that keeps me from being a full-on veg-head is shrimpies. I love my shrimpies.)

What’s your favorite brunch food? I like pancakes, but only if my dad makes them. I also like French toast, but… only if my dad makes it. So when we go out I tend to stick with oatmeal, eggs & bacon, omelettes, or yummy salads with extras like goat cheese and guacamole.

Perfect Sunday.

Title inspired by Caronae (I love her blog – a beautiful writer and wonderful woman).

This morning I woke up at 10:10am. Meeting starts at 11. Bobby had said he would go with me this week, so I got him out of bed at 10:30 (late) and we showered and went on our way. We were only 20 minutes late and I enjoyed the silence and the few spoken words for the next 40 minutes.


We left meeting and began to walk. Our promenade followed 15th street over to Union Square, and then into the Trader Joe’s wine store where we got three bottles of three buck chuck. We sauntered down to Souen but it was closed; something wrong with the boiler room. Then I remembered hearing about a fantastic vegetarian lunch place nearby: Quantum Leap.

To celebrate pancake Sunday I ordered the multigrain pancakes with fresh bananas and apples ($8 something). My condiments were butter (healthy animal fat) and minimal syrup. It was a satisfying and satiating meal and some of the best pancakes I have ever had (the best are from my dad’s recipe).


Bobby ordered “The Mexican” ($10 something), which consisted of a vegetarian chicken enchilada thing with guacamole, sour cream, salsa, fake sausage, and eggs. It was fine. I’m not a savory breakfaster.


We walked over to Peanut Butter & Co where I realized I should never work in a place like that unless I want to be obese. (We didn’t get anything.)


We followed 5th avenue all the way home. I got votive candles at Pier 1 and a tea at Starbucks with half and half and all the spices.


Came home. Went back out to Gap and Banana. Got some things on sale. Came home. Made dinner (teriyaki turkey and tofu for bobby; lamb and veggies and various animal fats for me). Drank wine. I drink wine now. It was cabernet.

charles shaw 3 buck chuck

And now I will either go get frozen yogurt or relax in front of the olympics. I don’t know how much I like the olympics. It seems like everyone in them has serious food or body issues. Did you notice that? I guess it takes a considerable obsession to be as good as those athletes are.

Signing off now. Big week ahead. What did you do this weekend?