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breakfast friday >> roasted strawberry + coconut cream pancakes


Thank YOU for the sweet birthday wishes + kindness.  You surely know how to make a girl's day.  Hmmm...Can I still call myself a girl, or am I know officially a lady?

Girl or lady.  Boy or man.

You're going to want these pancakes in your face.  Pronto.

They may look like ordinary pancakes but don't let that golden brown hue fool you.  Just because you can't see the roasted strawberries doesn't mean they're not there.

They are most definitely there.  IN the pancakes and IN the coconut cream topping.  

And even though they are stuffed with roasted strawberries and lusciously-thick coconut cream, these pancakes are perfectly light + fluffy.  

Whether you are gluten-free or not, I think this reciep will impress.  Pancake-bricks are a thing of the past.  No gritty rice flour texture, either.  These babies are soft + smooth all the way through.

And then there's that topping....

You're going to want to put in the 1 minute of extra effort to make this topping.  I wouldn't lead you astray, especially when we're talking breakfast.

Print this!

adapted from: cinnamon roll pancakes

Roasted Strawberry + Coconut Cream Pancakes gluten-free, dairy free // yields 8, 5-inch pancakes

for the strawberries:

  • 3 cups hulled + sliced strawberries, slice from bottom to top
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons unrefined coconut oil, melted
  1. Preheat your oven to 375* F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Toss the strawberries with the oil and roast for about 30 minutes.  Remove strawberries once the edges start to crisp.
  3. Let cool.

for the topping:

  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk cream
  • 1/3 cup roasted strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  1. Place a can of full-fat coconut milk in the fridge overnight.  Open the can [do not shake], scrape the thick cream from the top, and measure out 1/2 cup.  Reserve the rest of the coconut cream and the liquid in the can for the pancakes.
  2. Blend all ingredients until smooth.  Add a bit of the reserved coconut milk liquid and blend, if a thinner consistency is desired.
  3. Keep at room temperature until ready serve.  Store leftovers in the refrigerator in a sealed jar.

for the pancakes:

  • 1/2 cup gluten-free oat flour
  • 1/2 cup sweet rice flour
  • 1/4 cup almond meal, or almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk*
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon unrefined coconut oil, melted + slightly cooled
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ~1/2 cup roasted strawberries
  • coconut oil, to grease the pan
  • flaked coconut, to top

*After making the topping, whisk the remaining coconut cream and liquid from the coconut milk can together and measure 1/2 cup to use in this recipe.  Or, if not making the topping use light-canned coconut milk.

  1. Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk the wet ingredients in a separate bowl--adding the coconut oil last--until fully combined.
  3. Combine the wet with the dry and whisk together until just combined.
  4. Gently fold the remaining roasted strawberries [~1/2 cup] into the batter.
  5. Let the batter sit for 10 minutes without disturbing.
  6. Heat a griddle or large pan over medium and grease with coconut oil.
  7. Scoop approximately 1/4 cup scoops of batter in the pan and swirl around with a spatula or spoon to about 5” wide.  For thinner pancakes, add 1-2 tablespoons more milk to the batter and gently stir until just incorporated.
  8. Let cook 2-3 minutes until you see the top filled with bubbles.  Flip and cook another 2-3 minutes until golden brown.  Avoid overcrowding the pan and adjust heat as needed.
  9. Serve + top with coconut cream topping + flaked coconut.

What's on your plate today?  Or, yesterday.  Or, this weekend.

Tag it + share! #bfastfridayclub


Reader Comments (29)

Gorgeous!!! Hope you enjoyed your birthday! Any nice presents or treats?
That coconut cream topping is incredible! Love these!
July 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTieghan
Oh my gosh Ashley - these look amazing!! Love coconut and strawberry together - perfect flavor combination :)
July 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCait's Plate
HOLY JEEZ. You win, you always do. #nextlevelpancakes
July 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaura
@Shel - A few generous gifts from family + friends, but spending the day with my best girlfriends and then dinner/drinks with the girls + guys was the best part!

@Laura - No, YOU! I am convinced we need to be neighbors.
July 5, 2013 | Registered CommenterAshley
I made pancakes for breakfast today, too! Although, mine involved chocolate chunks and sprinkles.. totally acceptable for a Friday, yeah? I think you are in my mind! :)
July 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea
These sound so dreamy! Roasted fruit is always a great idea. Yesterday we grilled a little extra pineapple, and I feel like that might make it's way into some pancakes soon too.
July 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterShannon
What a great flavor combination! Yum, looks amazing!
Pancakes looks beautiful!!! That sauce is divine!!!
July 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMr. & Mrs. P
mmmm, it certainly was a pancake day, I had carob plantain pancaeks that were absolutely delicious! These gorgeous strawberry pancake look quite delightful as well, roasting takes it to the next level for sure... YUM!
These look deliciously decadent.
July 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTammela
I LOVE the look of these!!
Hey!!! Look what's on the front page of Architectural Record...
July 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey all!...Question...Could I POSSIBLY roast frozen strawberries?....I would love to use fresh...but the really good ones available in France at the moment (gariguette!) are SOOO very pricey to relinquish for anything other than mouth-popping I must admit!
As always...your photos are haut-de-gamme....amazing in their formatting and clarity. Thank you for this stellar brunch suggestion!
July 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDonna
My oh my! How could anyone resist those!
July 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne
Wowww.. Looks so gorgeous and awesome.. great job dear !!
July 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHari Chandana
July 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMatt
Thank you for this recipe!! I made it today for breakfast before a big hike and it was AMAZING! The topping was the best part... i just want to put it on everything ;)
July 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEmma
I am totally obsessed with roasted strawberries at the moment - I want them on everything!
July 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn
oh my gosh, these look incredible! I can't wait to make them!
July 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAshley
This pancake looks so yummy.. num num num..
July 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterArbin
Pure perfection. You and your pictures are great inspiration! Can't wait to try them.
July 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKatie
I love your recipes but do not eat gluten-free. Is there any way to substitute all purpose flour for all the GF flours listed?
August 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLisa
@Lisa - Aw, thank you! Unfortunately, I'm not sure if regular flours would sub okay in this recipe. Let me know if you try it out!
August 21, 2013 | Registered CommenterAshley
Do you have nutrition facts availale for this?
October 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda
Again...same query as in July....could one roast frozen berries?...I would love to try these...although fresh varieties have nearly vanished here in France!..Thank you for any opinion as to whether this luscious pancake is indeed "do-able" with frozen berries?
October 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDonna
@Amanda - Sorry, I do not, but there are numerous sites where you can enter the information into super easily if you're looking for exact nutrition facts.

@Donna - I can't say for certain that roasting frozen strawberries would work, due to the extra moisture. Maybe thaw them first, then blot, then roast. Let me know if you give it a try!
October 9, 2013 | Registered CommenterAshley
Hi Ashley,
I had saved this recipe a while ago and finally had the time to make it for our mother's day brunch. My family loved them! Delicious and filling! And that strawberry coconut cream topping... I'll be making that regularly! (And trying not to just eat it by the spoonful). Thanks again for the amazing recipes. I really appreciate all the time you spend developing recipes and photographing them so my family can eat wonderful meals :)

May 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteralannah
I'm not much of a (sweet) pancake person, but that topping looks DIVINE. Going to have to try it on something or another - or heck, just make it and eat it by the spoonful, it looks so delicious!
May 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterShonalika

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