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Coconut Pancakes with Pear Sauce

For the pancake lover! Inspired by the pancakes at Milestones with a bit of research, trial and tweaking.
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 (400 ml) can light coconut milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
Pear Sauce (option 1)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 pears, sliced or cubed
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  1. In small saucepan, mix sugar and water. Bring to boil and cook for 5 minutes, stirring. Pour into small pitcher.
  2. Return saucepan to cooking element, and cook pears in butter until pears are tender juices are mainly absorbed, a few minutes.
  3. Add sugar/water to pears and cook for about 3 minutes. Stir in 1 Tbsp cornstarch and 1/2 cup water, stirring until it bubbles. Set aside.
  4. In mixing bowl, mix dry ingredients for pancakes.
  5. Stir in coconut milk, eggs, oil and extract.
  6. Cook on preheated nonstick griddle on low heat, flipping when one side is done.
  7. Serve with pear sauce. Makes 12 pancakes.
Pear Sauce (option 2)
  • Chop drained, canned pears. Heat drained liquid with 1 Tbsp cornstarch/cup of liquid and sugar to taste. Stir in pears. Add coconut or almond flavoring.
For a gourmet taste, beat 1/2 pkg cream cheese with 2 Tbsp confectioner's sugar and 1 Tbsp lemon juice. Use as a spread, instead of butter.


  1. Oh yummy! Those look so good, I love pancakes! Mmm and the cream cheese spread sounds wonderful. We just recently discovered a Milestones here in Kitchener too. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh do those look and sound good. Coconut is a favorite of mine, too.

  3. well, with such a combination of flavors what is there not to like?

  4. This looks like a great recipe to try next time my daughter is home who is lactose intolerant. I'll serve the cream cheese spread on the side as she can't have that. I'm finding lots of recipes are very yummy with cocoanut milk (ex: chicken pot pie-tastes quite exotic!). Thanks.

  5. Wow, those sound so good. I will definitely give those a try!

  6. No doubt! This I will have to try!
    All it took was to read the word coconut! :-) Yummy!!!!

  7. What a lovely recipe and such beautiful
    presentation. Yummy........

  8. WOW!!! We just had this for breakfast! AMAZING! We used apples instead of pears, still great. Even the picky 5 year old who doesn't really like pancakes liked it. Such a full flavor in your mouth. I do have to say that the cream cheese topping is not really a topping, but more like frosting. No complaints though, so yummy.

  9. This is the best pancake recipe I have ever made. The family couldn't stop raving about them!


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