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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Chocolate-Coconut Pancakes + a GIVEAWAY!

Hey guys! Apparently, I need chocolate in my life. Its a staple. I even eat it for breakfast. The two best things combined besides chocolate and peanut butter has to be chocolate and coconut! Today is Sunday and its the one day of the week I really get out of "my box." per say. I hate the word "diet" because I honestly believe healthy eating should be your lifestyle. On Sunday's I tend to eat a little more, not necessarily unhealthy foods, just more quantity of the good stuff ;) along with tasty treats and yummy pancakes.. Chocolate-Coconut Pancakes!

While we were in Hawaii (p.s sorry about the hiatus of recap post of our Hawaii trip, there comin' back..) We stopped by a local farmers market and I was able to browse through locally made and produced food. Its where we picked up that gross guava.. but all week I have been dying to whip up this coconut syrup!

I was able to meet the sweet lady that made this heaven in a bag! Barbara Oki

You can use it for smoothies, pies, curry, pudding, pancakes! Honestly, this would be fabulous on top of anything! Its all natural and homemade. Barbara Oki designed this coconut powder to perfection and as I was talking with her she is very proud and you can really tell how much work and love she puts into it.

I was craving chocolate this morning and I figured this coconut syrup would go perfect with some pancakes.

Chocolate-Coconut Pancakes 

1/2 C. Coconut flour
2 1/4 C. Almond milk vanilla unsweetened
2 scoops Chocolate Elite protein
1 Tbs Cocoa powder
1/3 C. Agave nectar
1 egg
2 egg whites
1/4 tsp baking powder
Unsweetened shredded coconut for garnish

yields about 10 pancakes


Throw all the ingredients into your blender (except the shredded coconut)
Blend until smooth.
Pour onto hot griddle (I was lazy and just used a skillet pan cause its easier to clean.)

Bubbles will form, when they start to pop, flip the pancake over and cook for about a minute or so.


Oki's Coconut Syrup

Now this is the magic of this stuff! Its SOO easy to make!

Coconut powder as pictured.
1 1/2 cups Water

Bring water to a boil and add the packet stirring until thickened

These were divine

Do YOU want some of this syrup? Yes, I'm pretty sure you need it in your life.

I have one bag to GIVEAWAY to a lucky winner! All you have to do is..

#1 Email Oki Aka Barbara.. and tell her you saw the syrup on my blog! @

#2 You must be a follower of

#3 Leave a comment telling me what you would whip up if you won the powder!

You can visit HER website for more recipes and if you don't want to wait or take the chance on the giveaway you can purchase it there.


  1. Wow! I am a sucker for anything coconut, and would love to get my hands on this powder!! I would love to make the syrup because we have breakfast at my house at least once a week. I would also love to put it in my protein shake and try those coconut cookies... yum! (Pick me!):)

  2. I would definitely make a frozen dessert that included coconut milk, Kauai Tropical Syrup, avocados, pistachios, and some chocolate mint from my friends garden. Yes. There is really chocolate mint. It's not just a Utah ice cream favorite flavor. That's what I'd do if I won.

  3. Looks sooo delicious!!! I love anything coconut!! I would make those same pancakes you shared and probably the coconut cookies. I hope I win! My mouth is already watering.

  4. Owwwwwww! Josh and I are coconut addicts! In fact, I've had coconut flour for a couple weeks now and have been trying to figure out how I want to use it. The pancakes look awesome. And the syrup? Amazing! I sent in my email and I think I would love to try it as a pudding

  5. Oh my goodness! I want to make coconut shrimp!

  6. Mmmm that looks amazing!! I would love to try some kind of curry. The hub is a sucker for any type of coconut curry so im sure he would love it!! Yum!

  7. I would love to bust out a curry recipe too!!! It'd also be great in waffles or maybe a smoothie.

  8. I am always looking at your blog for new healthy recipes. These pancakes look awesome. I am thinking I should start coming over for Breakfast.. LOL
    Thanks for the hard work you put into this blog. It is so nice to always have a source for good, yummy, healthy ideas.

  9. Hey I met u this morning at Gpp- so I'm gonna enter the giveaway! Oh the possibilities of coconut powder! I could do so many things! Way yummy love coconut! Hope I win and of course I'm already a follower:)

  10. In my next life I hope to be a coconut. :)
    What could be better... Growing somewhere tropical and warm, and delicious of course! (I could do without the whole hacking-open-with-a-machete thing.)
    I like my coconut a little savory and have a great coconut- curry chicken soup recipe.
    Mmmmmm... Endless possibilities!
    P.S. Was with Sid at GPP this morning :)

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