So, the other night I went to bed thinking about pineapples and coconut. I could not shake the thought when I woke up…what to do? I rummaged through the cupboards and fridge to see what I could possibly make to satisfy the craving.
- Pancake Mix
- Coconut Milk
- Coconut Oil
- Pineapple Topping (you know for sundaes and such)
- Pineapple Chobani Yogurt
- Imitation Butter Flavor
Umm, hello, I could only make one thing with that…
Duh, it was SO obvious this was the only thing that would satisfy such a crazy craving. This was a wing it, straight out of my crazy brain recipe. They were delicious and I will definitely make them again! I did not measure anything except for the pancake mix and milk, so sorry .
I used Krusteaz Pancake Mix replacing vanilla coconut milk for the called for water. I mixed in about a tablespoon of pineapple topping. I used coconut oil (you know, because I am OBSESSED and because it is one of the main flavors for piña coladas…perfect!) to cook the pancakes over medium heat. While the pancakes were cooking on one side, I warmed the Chobani mixed with a splash of coconut milk and imitation butter flavor in a sauce pan over low heat just until warmed through and liquified slightly, flipping the pancakes in between stirring the yogurt mixture. Once the pancakes are golden brown on both sides, plate those suckers up and top with the yogurt mixture!
The coconut oil added such a wonderful crispness to the edges of the pancakes that I have never achieved with butter, oil, or non-stick spray. I am pretty sure I will ALWAYS cook pancakes, no matter the flavor, in it…it is just that awesome! Have I convinced any of you to use coconut oil yet (see more of my obsession here and here)? When I make these next time, I will most likely use a can of crushed pineapple instead of pineapple topping for more flavor. The flavor as is, was faintly tropical, not too sweet, and a nice twist to the traditional pancake. You could even add rum to the yogurt mixture to get ALL of the piña colada flavors in there, but I had none. Or if you would rather syrup, infuse maple syrup with rum and coconut? Endless possibilities I would imagine.
What is your favorite pancake flavor? What days are best for pancake making? I love iHop’s discontinued Griddle Cakes. They had Cream of Wheat in the mix and were DELISH! I prefer Sunday’s for pancake making, not sure why, but I do.