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Taste of the Tropics

We hate to start yet another post complaining about the cold, but seriously- it was 10 degrees yesterday- 10 degrees– and today it’s -14 with winds so strong we were almost knocked over waiting for the bus this morning!  Why must Mother Nature tease us with warm temperatures only to pull the rug right out from under our feet?

Once we had a taste of yesterday’s warm weather, though, we had a hard time accepting what greeted us when we woke up this morning.  And well, with the tropical vacation that we’re not going on in a couple of weeks for February break (sigh) we felt the need to bring the tropics to us.  And there’s nothing that screams tropical oasis more than a piña colada!

But we didn’t really think it was appropriate have a rum-based cocktail for breakfast (save that for an actual vacation ;)), we made piña colada-inspired pancakes instead!


We thought it was a pretty good compromise 🙂


Thick, fluffy pancakes infused with the flavours of coconut, pineapple and rum (thank you, rum extract!), drizzled with a sweet pineapple syrup and warm drippy coconut butter?

It may not be a tropical paradise, but for now, we’ll take it 🙂

Piña Colada Pancakes


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooke Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2


2/3 c. whole wheat flour
2 tbsp coconut flour
1 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 c. coconut milk
1/4 c. pineapple juice
1/4 c. milk or water
1 egg
1 tsp rum extract
2 tbsp crushed pineapple

For the Sauce:

2 tbsp pineapple juice
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/4 tsp rum extract


Mix all dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and stir until fully combined.  In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients.  Add the wet to the dry and stir just until combined.

Spray a skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat.  Drop spoonfuls of batter onto the pan and cook until the edges start to firm up.  Flip and cook for another couple of minutes.

For the Sauce: Combine all ingredients in a small pot over medium-high heat.  Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and stir until the sauce has thickened slightly.  Drizzle over pancakes.


What do you do when you crave a taste of the tropics?


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