Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have some fun tropical flavors once in a while, eh?
After making Pineapple Cupcakes with Greek Yogurt for Jane’s birthday I still had canned pineapple left over and I wasn’t going to throw it out right away. I had to make at least one more new recipe out of it. Plus I wanted to use some unsweetened shredded coconut I had because I haven’t in a while. Pineapple and coconut are a GREAT combination.
Plus we already know I love protein pancakes. It’s my love. These protein pancakes are not like regular pancakes, just like most of my pancake creations – they are more like cookies out of a pan than pancakes but that’s exactly the way I like them.
Especially if these pancakes or pancookies are also made with no added sugars! All natural ingredients (as always) and the subtle flavors of the tropics: pineapple and coconut. It’s like a pina colada… but not really. If it was, I would have named them pina colada pancakes. But honestly, I’m not a big fan of pina colada. I haven’t had it since I was a kid (I had a virgin pina colada when I was like 12) and I wasn’t a big fan. I’m also not a fan of anything pina colada flavored, like smoothies and candy. But I really liked these tropical pancakes because they just tasted slightly sweet and TROPICAL, not like the pina colada.
I probably don’t even remember how a real pina colada tastes like anyway so don’t hurt me if you make them and they do turn out to taste like pina colada. I’m sorry! My memory might fail me and maybe I don’t actually remember how a pina colada is supposed to taste like. Whatever.
I used a little bit of Chobani pineapple greek yogurt I had left over from making the cupcakes and used it as a topping. It worked beautifully. I also garnished the whole thing with additional shredded coconut and one pineapple ring, just to keep it festive. Why not?
Kammie wants to know:
Do you like tropical flavors?
Which flavor do you prefer: coconut or pineapple?
Let me know in the comments below!