Sunday, April 26, 2009

Mango Coconut Pancakes with Cardamom Cream

My favorite fruit of ALL time are mangos. They are sweet, juicy and oh so delicious! Out of the blue I had this sudden urge to make pancakes and my mom had just opened up some fresh coconut in the morning, and I couldn't resist making these. The recipe is so simple: just mix everything together and you are done! How did they taste you ask? Well... they were amazing. I recommend eating them after they have cooled which allows the flavors to meld a little. With the spiced whipped cream and even more fresh mango it was pure, blissful heaven!

Mango Coconut Pancakes with Cardamom Whipped Cream
Yields: About 15 - 20 5-inch pancakes
Slightly adapted from here and here.

For the pancakes:
1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tbsn. sugar
1 large egg, slightly beaten
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
1 1/4 cup coconut milk
2 tbsn. melted butter
1 medium to large mango, seeded, skinned and finely diced
the flesh of 1 fresh coconut, finely diced (1/4 cup shredded coconut can be substituted)

For the whipped cream:
1 cup of heavy cream
2 - 3 tbsn. powdered sugar
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. cardamom

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar. Then add the milks, egg, butter and fruit. Mix to combine. Heat a large pan over medium heat. Lightly grease with cooking spray or some butter. Using a small ladle, pour the batter onto the hot pan, making sure they are about 1 inch away from each other. Once the batter starts to darken at the edges and you see bubbles forming in the batter, about 4 -5 minutes, flip the pancakes over. Brown for about 2 more minutes and remove from the pan. Let cool. For the whipped cream, use a hand mixer or a stand up mixer to whip everything together until stiff peaks form, about 3 - 5 minutes. Serve the pancakes with the whipped cream, fresh mangos or whatever you'd like. Enjoy!


  1. Those look amazing. I love mangoes as well!!!!

  2. mmm those look scrummy!! keep up the yummy recipes! :D

  3. the bf loves mango abit of coconut but not so much pancakes. ( i know right, who doesnt love pancakes? i for one are crazy over them!) hopefully this will change his mind:P
    yours are yummy looking:)

  4. I love mangoes. I love pancakes.. together... wow!! yummy!!!

  5. Mango pancakes are really good! I like the sound of the spiced whipped cream topping! Your pancakes look great!

  6. Sounds and looks heavenly!

  7. this sounds and looks amazing

  8. Just tried them for dinner (yes for dinner!). My husband and I both loved them!! I'm allergic to milk so I used almond milk instead of buttermilk and coconut oil instead of butter. Also, for the whipped cream, I put a can of coconut milk in the fridge, let the 'cream' rise to the top, and used this instead of the milk version of cream - SO YUMMY!!

  9. My boyfriend and I made these for dinner and they were delicious and not really too much work. The texture was crepe-like. We made our own buttermilk (lemon + skim milk) and added a little extra flour to keep the batter thick enough. We also used canned coconut pulp since we weren't sure we wanted to tackle opening a fresh coconut. Thanks for the great recipe. It is bookmarked for another time.