coconut yogurt pancakes

I made these pancakes for Shrove Tuesday because I’ve always eaten pancakes for “pancake day”. It’s tradition. When we were kids, my mom would always make pancakes for dinner and as a kid, that was so exciting because breakfast for dinner was awesome. This time, I didn’t make these for dinner. They were breakfast and a weekday breakfast no less. Just one of the reasons why I love working from home? Breakfasts like this. Luxury!

Traditionally, pancakes are made with buttermilk. Since I didn’t have any, I went to the tub of yogurt I had in my fridge which happened to be my most favorite yogurt….Liberté’s Coconut Yogurt. If you haven’t had this stuff, it’s pure flavour gold. Just the right amount of sweetness and packed with a coconutty punch. I knew it would be great in pancakes. If you can’t find this flavour at your market, I would imagine an easy sub like vanilla yogurt + light coconut milk instead of, or for part of the skim milk would be just as well. And the addition of dessicated coconut is great here, adding not only more coconut flavour but a nice bit of texture too. These pancakes are light and fluffy and perfect topped with maple syrup and a bit of extra butter. Luxury, indeed.

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30 comments to “coconut yogurt pancakes”

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    Tea   March 8, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    Isn’t working from home great?
    These look wonderful–and I love that plate (tray?). So cute!

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    Daily Spud   March 8, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    Pancakes for weekday breakfast is a real treat (coconut pancakes especially so methinks) – wish I could work from home more often myself for just such a reason!

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    Jocelan Thiessen   March 8, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    i heard about your blog from a friend,
    im also in vancouver, This recipe looks amazing i will have to try it this week for sure!

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    bellcurves   March 8, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    I had pancakes on Shrove Tuesday too! Pancakes were a big tradition in our family when I was growing up (they still are!). I’m a big coconut fan, so this sounds great. I’d like to to try making these!

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    cait barrow   March 8, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    IHOP had free pancakes on shrove tuesday. It was beautiful thing, however, I think I would have preferred to have these! They look delicious!

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    Dawn   March 8, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    oh my gosh! this is something I would totally make! yeah, oh yeah, loving it..

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    bellaguinness   March 8, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Oh, divine. I have decided to work through that pancake archive list you compiled for us. Here’s to some promising Saturday mornings!

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    squirrelbread   March 8, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    those are SERIOUS pancakes. impressive.

    cheers,

    *heather*

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    Hayley   March 8, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    I love pancakes, especially chocolate chip-banana, so I may have to throw some into these. Thanks for the recipe!

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    juststudying   March 8, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Oh my goodness. I love liberte coconut yogurt (delicious with some banana and pineapple in it – like a pina colada!)and I have been thinking I should make pancakes more! Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Kimberlita   March 8, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    YUM! I made pancakes yesterday, and I wish I came across this recipe first! Will have to try it next time.

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    Bijoux   March 8, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    I agree, the Liberte coconut yogurt is delicious. If only I wasn’t so sensitive to dairy…sigh!
    Not being Catholic, I did not know about this tradition until recently. But I must say, it’s a mighty fine one! Who doesn’t like more reasons to eat pancakes aside from breakfast? There is a pre-Lent Greek tradition called “burnt meat Thursday” and people chow down on rawhide…I mean meat, and apparently the more burnt the better. I never did adhere to this custom however.,,I prefer pancakes and these are perfect!

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    Culinary Wannabe   March 9, 2009 at 2:53 am

    Coconut and yogurt – now there’s a pancake I haven’t seen! They look really fluffy and I bet the flavor is terrific.

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    CookiePie   March 9, 2009 at 11:59 am

    YUM – those look fantastic!! Breakfast, lunch or dinner!

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    Not Another Omnivore   March 9, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Coconut is amazing!

    Too bad no one else around me appreciates it…

    NAOmni

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    kickpleat   March 10, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Daily Spud, weekday panacakes are the best!

    Definitely, Tea, definitely :)

    Jocelan, I remember meeting you at Got Craft! Thanks for stopping by!

    Bellcurves, I think you’d love them!

    Cait, trust me, these are way better than any IHOP pancake ;)

    Thanks Dawn! Love your new icon too.

    Try these next, Kimberlita, I’m sure you’ll love them.

    Bellaguinness, haha, good luck and enjoy all the pancake goodness!

    Indeed, they are seriously good, squirrelbread!

    Hayley, throwing coconut yogurt into any kind of pancakes would be a real treat.

    Juststudying, mmmm, sounds good! A breakfast pina colada, lovely.

    Bijoux, I think I’ll take pancakes over burnt meat!!

    Yup and yup, Culinary. They’re perfect.

    Cookiepie, I could eat these for any meal and be content.

    Naomni, what? No coconut lovers? Well, I think you’ll just have to make them anyway and convert them.

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    jodye   March 10, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Those look so fluffy and delicious, and I especially love the use of coconut yogurt!

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    Jessica   March 11, 2009 at 6:59 am

    I made these. Super duper tasty.

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    hag   March 11, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Those look yummy…and I have always wanted to try the Liberte coconut yogourt…now I will. I love the blackberry flavour.

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    Who is Barry?   March 11, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    wow! you make me want pancakes midafternoon – fantastic recipe!

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    kickpleat   March 11, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    thanks jodye!

    glad you enjoyed them, jessica!

    hag, we’ll have to do a swap as i’ve never tried the blackberry flavour!

    thanks barry :)

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    Aliciacat   March 12, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Liberte Coconut is my favorite too. I must try this. I like to make banana bread with the coconut yoghurt, it is amazing, I can barely resist eating the entire loaf myself. I usually use Martha Stewart’s Banana Bread recipe that has sour cream in it and sub the yoghurt. Try it you’ll see!!!

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    kickpleat   March 13, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Aliciacat, sounds like a great banana bread. Yum.

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    heidi leon   March 16, 2009 at 8:42 am

    I have a thing for eating pancakes, more than doing them. but this recipe got my attention. I’ll def will do it very soon!

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    breakerbreaker   March 17, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Oh now that is something else.

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    kitchendoor   March 17, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Those look amazing–so fluffy. I love the idea of using coconut–I’m definitely going to give these a shot. Thanks!

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    Andrea   March 17, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    My Mom used to make pancakes for dinner too! I haven’t done that for a long time… Potato pancakes, yes, breakfast pancakes no… maybe one night this week!

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    kickpleat   March 18, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Let me know if you give them a try…they’re easy to eat and make, heidileon!

    breakerbreaker, they are!

    enjoy, kitchendoor, they’re delicious.

    Andrea, it’s nice to mix things up a bit!

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    lyndsay   March 22, 2009 at 2:19 am

    YUM!!!

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    Rumela   May 14, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    I love eating breakfast and always try new recipes. I would love to try the coconut yogurt pancakes for breakfast. that looks tasty. pancake is also a healthy food option and can make a satisfying meal. The Photos are amazing…I am already feeling hungry.

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