I couldn’t help myself.
After last week’s Thin Mint Pancake success, I just HAD to flex my
muscles spatula and try my hand at another Girl Scout cookie fave…
What do you think? Looks like another success to me!
Take THAT you little sash-wearing she-devils! 😉
I’ll admit, it’s been absolute agony waiting a WHOLE WEEK to share these with you guys. Seriously, one bite and I about fell in the floor!
And well, I just can’t stop patting myself on the back…
Not only do these cakes have the perfect amount of crispness on the outside…
Yet pillowy soft consistency on the inside…
But that TOPPING?…Now THAT was a gift sent straight from the cookie gods!
Who knew the combo of coconut flour and maple syrup could taste
JUST LIKE caramel sauce?!
And just like last week…I’m sharing with EVERYONE!!!!
Samoa Cookie Pancakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: fry breakfast GLUTEN-FREE high protein VEGAN vegetarian DAIRY-FREE buckwheat flour coconut coconut flour cocoa powder Pancake Sunday
Ingredients (Serves 1)
Samoa Cookie Pancakes
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds <- Those are JUST for you, Lisa! 😀
- 2 Tablespoons warm water
- 1/4 cup buckwheat flour (ground from groats)
- 2 Tablespoons brown rice protein powder
- 1 Tablespoon coconut flour
- 1/2 teaspoon sodium-free baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 2 Tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon butter flavor (optional)
- added sweetener, if desired
Healthy Chocolate “Pudding” Sauce
- 3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3-4 Tablespoons water (or milk)
- stevia (or other sweetener) to taste
Toasted Coconut Syrup
- 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 Tablespoon water
- 1 teaspoon coconut flour
- 1 Tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
Samoa Cookie Pancakes
1. Preheat a non-stick griddle or skillet to medium heat and coat with cooking spray.
2. Combine chia seeds and water and allow to set for 2-3 minutes.
3. Combine milk and vinegar and allow to set for 2-3 minutes (this is your “buttermilk”)
4. In a medium-sized bowl, l combine flour, protein powder, coconut flour, and baking powder and whisk to mix.
5. In a separate bowl, stir together chia egg, “buttermilk”, chia egg, apple sauce, and extracts.
6. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir well.
7. Spoon batter onto skillet, forming 4 small-medium-sized pancakes and cook 4-5 minutes per side.
8. Layer with thick “Healthy” Chocolate “Pudding” Sauce and top with Toasted Coconut Syrup
“Healthy Chocolate Sauce
Combine all ingredients and whisk until smooth.
Spread coconut shreds on a baking sheet and place under low broil until browned (no more than 3 MINUTES…be sure to watch it closely so it doesn’t burn!)
Toasted Coconut Syrup
1. Combine maple syrup and water in a microwave-safe bowl and cook in the microwave for 10 seconds.
2. Whisk in coconut flour and toasted coconut.
Nutrition Facts for pancakes ONLY using this vegan protein powder:
*Edited to add: The nutritional calculator has a mind of it’s own…the ACTUAL Iron count is around 30%…NOT 100%! Lol
And because I KNOW I’m going to get questions and because YOU KNOW I love you guys, even though these came out fannnnnntastic on the first try, I went back in the kitchen and whipped up another batch with some substitutions…
Which meant, I had to eat them again…
The non-vegan version finds itself a little fluffier thanks to the egg whites, but still with all the great flavor of the first! Besides the texture, I literally could NOT tell the difference between these stacks if you asked me to!
Substituted 1/2 scoop whey protein for 2 Tbsp of brown rice protein
Added 1 large egg white, whisked before stirred in
Omitted chia seed “egg” and applesauce
Reduced almond milk to 1/3 cup instead of 2/3 cup
If you do NOT have coconut flour:
Just add more flour or protein powder to the mix
In place of buckwheat flour:
I would suggest oat flour (ground from rolled oats) since it has a lighter weight compared to other flours.
No coconut flour?
Make these coconut protein pancakes without the almond extract
And finally, the butter flavor…
at Whole Foods, Got it, GOOD! 😀
Totally optional, but tooooootally delicious!
What’s the last kitchen concoction you patted yourself on the back for?
What are you up to today?
Please share so I can live vicariously through you and pretend that I’m not just laying here working on making a Heather-sized dent in my couch!
I feel SO VIP i can’t even handle it!!! Thanks a million and i love all the replacement suggestions, perfect!!! Yumm….I can’t wait to get my pancake pan in June!
Happy Sunday Sweetheart!!
Haha! You KNOW I’ll be expecting pictures as SOON as you get home with it, right? 😉
LOVE all the replacement suggestions you posted!!!!! I just LOVE you sooooo much! Yes, I am weird 😉
I need that butter flavoring! I was JUST at whole foods yesterday! Damn!
Happy Sunday! <3
Aww, I love you too, doll! And the extract is wonderful! You can use it in cooking too, not just for sweet stuff! It can actually enhance the buttery flavor in stir fries or sauces too! 😀
Samoas make my life. Seriously. Also, butter extract? Oh hell yes.
I have never actually had a samoa cookie, but now I want a whole stack of your pancakes topped with a whole box of crumbled samoas. Thanks for the craving Heather!
Hahaha! You’re wellllllcome? 😉
Oh geeze, yum! Seeing as I’m not a coconut fan, somoas have never been my favorite. However, I’m really loving the idea of chocolate “pudding” sauce on pancakes!
Oh yeah, yet ANOTHER way for me to justify eating obscene amounts of cocoa powder! I swear I’ve been putting it on everything lately…even TOAST! o.O Lol
I KNEW that if anyone could make this happen, it would be YOU! 🙂
Aww, thanks love! And I’m pretty sure you’ve mentioned before that don’t have any coconut flour…I meant to include this in the post (I’ll have to be sure to edit it in a minute) but you could always use this recipe for your pancake base: http://www.kissmybroccoliblog.com/2012/09/16/coconut-almond-pancakes-with-mango/ It’s a coconut protein pancake without coconut flour! Then just layer one your chocolate “pudding” sauce, syrup, and coconut! 😀
i want to hug you for these. It’s like a girl scouts cookies and IHOP mated and made healthy babies.
Hahaha! Love it!
Those look absolutely delicious!! I love the toasted coconut syrup recipe–so creative, and a great way to use up the coconut flour I have sitting around…I have never used butter extract before, but it sounds quite interesting. I love that these pancakes are vegan, and I will definitely put them on my “to-make” list! As for what I am doing today, I am mostly just cramming for a Pre-Calculus midterm on Wednesday and Friday, and finishing up a philosophy paper. Fun times indeed…
Thank you Kendra! The butter extract is a newly RE-discovered love! I’ve bought it before but never really used it to it’s full potential. You can add it to sweet treats like pancakes and baked goods, but you can ALSO add it to sauces, stir-fries, etc for more of a rich buttery flavor without having to actually use butter! 😀
Good luck on your midterm today!!
Shut the front door. I’m TOO excited about these hahah. You are kind of the best!
I need to have these tomorrow morning! Yep, it will be done!
Aww, thanks lovie! They’re definitely some of my favorites….I seriously couldn’t believe how “spot-on” the flavor was! Let me know what you think! 🙂
Wow this recipe looks amazing! I had already committed to making pancakes this morning and this just makes me want to even more. Yum!
Thank you so much Jan! These were so much fun to make…and even MORE fun to eat…well, except for that last bite…that’s always the hardest! 🙁 Lol
You never cease to amaze me. Hope you’re feeling better, hun! 🙂
Thanks gorgeous! xoxo
Okay I’m really mad we don’t have Samoa Girl Guide cookies here in Canada…because based on the flavours in these pancakes, I bet I’d love them! These pancakes look great though – especially that coconut syrup. Yummm.
The last kitchen success I had was Irish soda bread that I made this morning. I was scared it wasn’t going to turn out because I made a bunch of alterations to the original recipe and the dough originally turned out too sticky, but I’m eating some right now and it’s fabulous! 😀
Oh, yay! Gotta love surprises like that! Ugh, I STILL can’t believe that the girl scouts up there don’t sell cookies! Crazy!
I saw these on Instagram this morning right after I had finished my breakfast and almost went back into the kitchen for breakfast #2! These sound so good!
Hahaha! You know you’re a foodie if… 😉
wow, where’s all the iron coming from?
Ooooookay, so I got a little curious about it after stopping to think a minute. I mean, I knew there the brown rice protein was a good source of iron and I knew there was some coming from the coconut flour, chia seeds, and the buckwheat, but it just didn’t seem right. I plugged it all in to the recipe analyzer that I use for my nutrition labels and it came back with the same thing…so then I tried all the ingredients individually…for some reason the silly thing was computing the iron count for like FOUR servings of the brown rice protein! Ugh! It’s more like 32% but it won’t let me change it! Still a good amount, but at least it’s much more understandable! Lol
Oh.my. coconut! Could you please tell me why I felt the need to stop by your blog shortly before going to bed?! No need to say these will be appear in my dreams all night. Thanks, Heather, great ;).
So these are definitely going on the must-make list. We don’t get samoas up here, but the pancakes will make do as a substitute for sure.
I made a chicken pot pie last Friday that I was really pleased with!
Mmmmm! And WHEN will you be making that again?! Chicken pot pie is one of my favvvvvvvvvorites! I’ll trade you pancakes! 😉
It die! Now I really want to make these. You are my foodie hero!
Butter flavor is NEVER optional. 😉
Even if it’s not Tagalongs… I’ll forgive you and try this. but can I please haz Tagalong pancakes?! Love you. xoxo
Only because you asked so nicely! But you’ll have to wait until I’m no longer half crippled! Actually, how about you come over and make ME some pancakes this weekend?!
If I didn’t have soctball games, I’d haul it up there and make you all kinds of bacon and PB-laced treats!
I don’t even know what to say…. I’m speechless! This is one kick a$$ recipe. I never thought it was possible to adore you more than I already had.. way to prove that theory wrong 🙂
Awww, thanks beautiful! You are totally making me blush!!! Stop iiiiiiiit! 😉
Um..you are awesome. These look amazing. I want pancakes for lunch now! 🙂
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That’s the butter flavor I use in Nutty Butter. 😉
You are KILLING me with these. I WANT! NOW!
Ahhh, seriously…best extract discovery since maple! Love love love! I wasn’t sure how much to add at first, but when I got a little heavy handed with the bottle on the second batch of pancakes, I was like, oooookay, 1/2 teaspoon it IS then! Sooooo good! ;D
I looooooove the recipe!!!! But what could I substitute for the xanthan gum because I can not find that. 🙂
I recommend it if you use the gluten-free flour just because it helps “hold things together” better, but you could omit it…especially if you use a non GF flour! 🙂
You can totally leave it out…the cakes just wont be quiet as fluffy. OR you could sub in a bit of cornstarch!
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Is there another sub for the buckwheat flour and oat flour! Brown rice, hemp flour or more coconut!?!?
If going gluten-free, I’d use a gluten-free mix like Bob’s Red Mill or you can combine brown rice flour with some other flours (don’t forget the xanthan gum…very important to keep things “together” in gluten-free cooking). I say to go with a mix over the brown rice flour on it’s own, because a blend tends to be a bit lighter and cook up fluffier than a batch using only brown rice flour (it’s a bit of a heavier grain). If you are NOT going gluten-free, you could really use any flour, but I know that whole wheat/whole wheat pastry flour is a bit like the brown rice in that it “weighs down” the pancake a bit. That’s why I like just making my own oat flour the best…only takes a couple of seconds in a blender or food processor! 🙂
I have never, in my entire life, wanted to eat anything as badly as I want to eat these pancakes.
Haha, thank you, Ed!! They are definitely at the TOP of my pancake favorites list! 😀
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I just made these per my mom’s special request for Mothers Day and they got 5 stars from the whole family!! (Quadrupled the recipe). Lets just say they are going at the top of our pancake rotation from this point on!!! Yuuummmm!!! Thank You Heather!!!
Awwww!! I just saw your post on Instagram!! Thank you so SO much for the feedback! You just made my day!! 😀
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