Did you know that here in Mauritius, we produce local cassava flour and jackfruit flour? If you buy some, maybe next time you’ll think of me 🙂 We even have Mauritian cassava biscuits named “Biscuits Manioc”. They are not so popular may be because they are really dry like rusk. In fact they are meant to be eaten with tea, and if you try it’s delicious. They exist in different perfume mainly all local (among others vanilla, coconut, cinnamon), they are great for coeliac and gluten-free people but they contain milk powder, so not suitable for vegan or milk allergics.
Cassava flour has 3 interests for me, 1.it is made locally and I try to support our economy, 2.it is sold in 1 kilo packet (much better than the 500 grams packet) and 3. it is less pricey than GF flour mixes. If you never tried, it’s slightly sweet, so it’s perfect for pancakes and cake batters or sweet breads. In this recipe, the use of cassava flour and coconut milk does not require the addition of sugar. I just drizzle some mapple syrup when eating them, or top it with jam or applesauce.
Time: Prep Time- 2 min, Cooking time 15 min
Tools: blender (optional), a frying pan
- 2 cups of cassava flour
- 2 cups of coconut milk (can of 480 ml/ 16 oz)
- 2 tbs of vegetable oil (canola, sunflower, soya)
- 2 tsp baking powder (gluten-free)
1. If you have a blender, put the liquids first (coconut milk and oil) and the weight ingredients after (cassava flour and baking powder).Blend it well for 1-2 min.
If you don’t have a blender, put the cassava flour in a bowl and add slowly the coconut milk, mix it. When both ingredients are well combined, add the oil and the baking powder. Mix it gently.
2. In a frying pan, on medium heat, add your batter. Cook your pancakes 1 minute on each side, or until golden. If your frying-pan is not anti-adhesive, do not forget to add some fat, otherwise the batter will sticked to your pan.
3. For an enhanced version, when pouring the batter over the pan, I add vegan chocolate chips and coconut flakes. It is delicious. I always eat the choco-coconut pancakes with sliced bananas and maple syrup.