PAPAYA PANCAKES (GLUTEN FREE) by Charla Harris | Mealz


2 Servings

5 min Prep, 15 min Cook


Contains Eggs


Papaya pancakes – A quick Caribbean inspired breakfast.
Now the interesting about these pancakes was the choice of gluten free flour. As you’re probably already aware gluten free flour blends require lots of trial and error. Trying to find the most appropriate hybrid flour mix to bake cupcakes or Caribbean roti or a Jamaican patty isn’t easy at all. I’ve spent some much money on flour blends that most haven’t even made it on the blog.
This is a simple recipe which won’t take you very long to make at all. The papaya is lightly steamed in a light syrup base with a medley of tropical spices – cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg – imparts a beautiful spice note beyond the imagination.

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  • For the pancake
  • Papaya syrup

Cooking Stages

    • Melt the coconut oil on medium heat in a saucepan then add the coconut nectar. Mix the oil and liquid sweetener together for one minute.

    • Temper the spices (cloves, allspice and cinnamon) in the syrup mixture for a further 30 seconds then quickly add the papaya.

    • Coat the papaya in the syrup then pour in the warm water ready to steam.

    • Cover the pan with the lid and steam for 5-8 minutes - the papaya should be tender to the touch. Feel free to mash some of the papaya pieces to thicken the syrup some more.

    • To make the pancakes ,put all of the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl.

    • In another bowl whisk the egg briskly until fluffy.

    • Make a well into the centre of the bowl with the flours and pour in the egg followed by half of the noted coconut milk.

    • Start whisking from the centre of the bowl, gradually drawing in the flour.and the remainder of the milk.

    • Whisk until the batter has reached a smooth consistency (rid of any lumps).

    • Heat a crepe or frying pan (medium heat) with a dollop of coconut oil and ladle some batter into the pan.

    • Tilt the pan everso slightly to create an even thickness and size.

    • Cook the first side until golden brown - should take 30-40 seconds, check readiness with egg spatula. When done flip over and cook the other side until golden,

    • Repeat step 11 and 12 adding a dollop of coconut oil each time.

    • Once finished serve with the papaya pieces on top.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 436 g

Amount Per Serving
Calories 1145.5 cals57%
% Daily Value*
Kilojoules 4801.5 kJ57%
Fat 40.3 g62%
Sodium 1152.7 mg50%
Carbohydrate 127.1 g42%
Protein 36.3 g73%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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