A taste of autumn, island style.
Autumn was always my favorite time of year when we lived in the Northwest. As we enter our third autumn here in Hawai’i I am finding ways to blend the familiar tastes of fall from here with favorites of the Northwest. My latest triumph was Coconut Pumpkin Pancakes. So ono, as they say here.
The recipe follows but I must say, if you can get a hold of some coconut syrup instead of maple syrup it will really sweeten up this Saturday morning treat.
Coconut Pumpkin Pancakes
1 cup flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup canned pumpkin purée (not pumpkin pie filling)
2 tablespoons coconut oil
3/4 cup milk
½ cup flaked coconut
Mix flour, oatmeal, baking powder, cinnamon and sugar. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until combined.
Pour batter onto hot griddle. Flip. Top with flaked coconut and coconut syrup.
Enjoy with much aloha!