Lamington Pancakes

Can I get a ‘Huzzah’ for it being Friday? Actually, to be perfectly honest, this week has been quiet at work and with abit of spare time since finishing exams- its been relaxing. I intended to post an exciting giveaway today but seeing as there are several floating around this week, I thought I’d leave it for Monday- stay tuned!

Last Friday’s post, I talked about how I was trying to perfect the infamous Australian treat- the ‘Lamington’. Just to remind you what a lamington is- a sponge cake, dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with shredded coconut. There are twists to it including having a layer of cream and strawberry jam in the centre (my favourite) and even chocolate or custard filled.

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After several attempts, I finally perfected the texture and taste to resemble a Lamington. I needed the pancakes to be light and airy and a distinct coconut taste throughout. I tried it without the cocoa powder mixed it and as a sauce but preferred it mixed into the batter. These pancakes are extremely fluffy, filling and and make four large pancakes. I ate them layered with strawberry jam and a tiny bit of whipped cream– bliss. The best thing? They are a much healthier alternative to a traditional lamington, which can clock in at up to 390 calories for a piece! 

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PS- I dedicate these pancakes to the pancake Goddess herself, Heather– Happy 3rd Birthday to KMG- May you continue to spread your cruciferous love to the world.

Aussie ‘Lamington’ Pancakes

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Lamington Pancakes

A classic Aussie treat converted to a healthy pancake form- without sacrificing on taste- gluten free and high protein too!
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Servings: 1
Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld

Ingredients

  • 3 T coconut flour
  • 1 T quick oats/oat flour/rolled oats gluten free
  • 1 T unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 T shredded coconut divided
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp Natvia natural sweetener OR 1 tablespoon of Norbu sweetener or sugar
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Jam/cream/greek yogurt to serve

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, sift the coconut flour and unsweetened cocoa powder to avoid clumps. Add in the rolled oats, baking powder, natvia sweetener and 1 tablespoon of the shredded coconut. Mix well to combine.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg whites and vanilla extract and add it to the dry mixture. Slowly, pour in the milk- you want the batter to still be quite thick. Do not over mix.
  • Heat a frying pan on low heat and spray with cooking oil. Once pan is extremely hot, using a measuring cup pour 1/4 cup of the batter and then cover the pan. Once bubbles appear and the edges go brown, remove cover, flip the pancakes and cover again for approximately 1 minute. Repeat until all the batter is used up.
  • Top the pancakes with the remaining 2 Tablespoons of shredded coconut and spread the pancakes with strawberry jam and cream for a true 'lamington' experience.

Notes

Do not use brown sugar instead of white as it changes the flavour significantly.
By using only egg whites as opposed to whole eggs allows for a lighter, airy texture which resembles the 'lamington' texture.

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75 thoughts on “Lamington Pancakes

  1. Lamington, huh? I always wondered what Australian’s national food was…besides vegemite. 🙂

    I love pancakes with banana, strawberry and nutella! It’s my favorite combination ever.

  2. KMG? Well, you can kiss my GUNS if you want…well, my GUN I should say as my left one never got the memo! 😉 But seriously, thanks for the love…I’ll take it any way I can get it, but most DEFINITELY with a side of strawberry jam and whipped cream! These look FANTASTIC!! And you’ve totally lured me in with the flavor/texture description! I need these in my life ASAP! I’ve been really sick for the last couple of days but I’m starting to get my appetite back now…fingers crossed these can be fitted into the menu for early next week! 🙂

    1. Oh my gee I’ll go change it- The association with KMB and KMG is that in 2007 there was this concert called Kiss My Grass and we called it KMG for short… it clearly hasn’t left my mind (and it was a s#!t concert too…fml).

      Saying they look fantastic and coming from you- the pancake/sandwich/yolk porn… Queen. Actually scrap that lets just call you God. That is an honour! Hope your on the mend buddy!

  3. So excited for this recipe, so glad you decided to post it they look so fluffy and delicious!! I am definitely making these very soon. This weekend isn’t looking likely but next weekend is for sure and I love that I already have all the ingredients on hand ready to go!! Yay!!

    My favourite pancake is probably the pecan/maple ones I had at Denny’s in Hawaii of all places, it was so damn good!! 🙂

    Can’t think off hand of a dessert I’ve recreated into something else but I love making cookie dough to snack on does that count?

    1. No worries Jan- Glad you have the ingredients on hand to make it!

      OMG I LOVED DENNY’s PANCAKES. Well actually it was their syrup and whipped butter…seriously infused with crack!

      Of course cookie dough counts 😉

      PS Attempting an Anzac biscuit style pancake and oatmeal creation. Cross your fingers (and cats)

  4. And can I just say: thank god! Fiiiinally 🙂 I’ve been waiting for this one for so long. I remember taking a lamington to school for ‘play lunch’ 😛 Sometimes Mum had bought the non-jam filled ones … those were always sadder recess moments.

    These look great, especially with a spread of jam and whipped cream:) They just look so damn thick!

    My favourite pancake is just plain pancakes with a dollop of butter and plenty of maple syrup. So simple yet ‘exactly’ how I want my pancakes 🙂 I still can’t get over the blintzes I had at Pancake Parlor earlier this year = to die for!

    1. OMG! Play lunch! I forgot that word! hahaha best.

      Ohhh Blintzes sound so good- my friend has tried most of the creations at PP and is still obsessed with the rhubarb and strawberry one.

      PS- Attempting to make an Anzac biscuit pancake/oatmeal recipe. Cross them fingers!

  5. Yum- I love lamingtons, and made into a pancake- awesome. My favourite pancake is lemon juice and sugar or plain maple syrup, or cream cheese and jam :). I have only ever turned mars bars, bounties and mint slices into cheesecake filings (each one separately) SO good. Nothing as creative as you though. I also made ice cream cake by mixing peters vanilla ice cream with lots of lollies and chocolate (lindor balls!) in a cake tin and then refroze it so it was firm- slice and serve. It’s cool because you can play around with the lollies and choc you want to add each time- corn flakes made an interesting addition once (my flam ages and I make one every week! Lol)

    1. Um….. that ice cream cake sounds absolutely amazing! Whenever I have leftover biscuits/chocolate etc- I usually make a huge rocky road and chuck it all in there. Ice cream sounds better though 😉

  6. The infamous Lamington recipe!! Sounds super yummy. I am obviously on a huge pancake kick lately… but really, when am I not. Look at those photog skills… impressed 🙂 hope you’re having a great start to your weekend! I’m working today (and all weekend) but I know I have an email to reply too. Talk soon friend

    1. LOL.. please. I have gone from extremely crap photos up to just crap now. I’m hoping by the end of the year they reach mediocre status 😉

      If anyone would appreciate a pancake recipe, it would have to be you!

  7. WOA – These look like thin layers of cake! So fluffy! I dont think I’ve had a Lamington before, but any cake dipped in chocolate with shredded coconut and a layer of cream and jam or custard can only be bliss!
    I have not tried replicating a baked treat into a pancake…but, I guess if I did, it would have to be these “apple cakes” I used to eat in Sri Lanka, the bakery that sold them made them by squishing up all the crumbs from the days cakes combined with some liqueur – and frosted with this hardened icing – they did not have apples in them, but were shaped and colored to look like one – they were just divine! Unfortunately, I have never found them elsewhere…Asha from Food Fashion Party has been encouraging me to replicate them… other than these my fav pancakes would be pb and chocolate of course! My daughter’s bday is this weekend so party prepping is on the books…:)
    Hope your weekend is awesome!

    1. ….Shashi no joke I love those cakes that you speak of- My friend Kalpanee used to bring them once a year to share with us at school after a special holiday. So good…but moreso the syrup on top! I think you replicating them would be a very good thing to do 😉

      Hope your daughter has an amazing birthday- no doubt under your guide it would have been a success 🙂

  8. Yessss these look amazing! I don’t usually have much luck with coconut flour, but these are the fluffiest look coconut flour based pancakes I’ve ever seen!

    My favourite kind of pancakes (before I try these, that is, because these could quickly become a favourite) are actually just regular old pancakes, but piled with lots of toppings like banana and maple syrup.

  9. Oh my gahhhh these look so good! I really need to step up my pancake game and I think a good place to start might be to buy some coconut flour? My favorite pancake hmmmhmm maybe plain pancakes topped with banana and nutella? Aka the most healthy kind.

  10. Seeing as these pancakes use coconut flour and oats, I don’t even think I have to tell you how much I love the sound/look of them. Brill.ee.ant. I usually use desserts as inspiration for my oatmeal bowls (ABJ, apple crisp, banana mud pie), but I’ve yet to do anything fancy with pancakes. Heck, I can’t even remember the last time I MADE pancakes. I blame this on two things. First, I just don’t have the flipping skills — I worry they’re going to burn and end up flipping them way too early. Second, my mom makes the BEST buttermilk pancakes that I can never hope to recreate, so I just gave up 😆

    Happy Friday!

    1. Slightly off topic but my friend and I had a good 15 minute rant buttermilk and how the majority of the world think its unhealthy because of the words ‘butter’ and ‘milk.’

      No joke but these pancakes are like a mug cake in pancake shape… 😉

  11. These look so fluffy and perfect!!! My plan for the weekend is to get very drunk tonight. Somewhere in there I have to grocery shop because I have no other time! Should make for an interesting weekend recap….or selfie, sunday 🙂

  12. Oh my goodness, these look so fluffy and perfect. I’ve gotten to the point where I’ve figured out coconut flour in mug cakes, but not in pancakes yet…these might have to be my foray into coconut flour pancakes.
    I guess I’ve kind of used desserts to inspire healthier dessert (chocolate cake – chocolate casein mug cake) and breakfasts, to some extend (peanut butter and chocolate oats) but I need to work on that more…for example, I should figure out how to make lemon meringue pie into breakfast. That would be awesome.

  13. I love plain old regular pancakes with some 100% Canadian maple syrup! I also love these protein cakes I conjured up a couple of years ago. These do look amazing, though!
    I think I will go on a Lamington hunt this weekend in your honour. I’ll keep you posted.

    1. I would much rather you go on a Vegemite hunt. 😉

      Oh I’ll need to stalk your blog now for this protein cake recipe- I love cake and protein is always an added bonus!

      PS Did you hear about our egg shortage until Eater…Time to hoard up now!

  14. You know I’m a sucker for pancakes, right!?! I’m kind of sick of plain ones, so I love this twist on them. They sound terrific! I only wish I was home right this very minute so I could make them because now I’m totally having a craving! 😉

  15. Huzzah!! It’s been quiet around work for me too. Everyone winding down before the holidays. We have two weeks off this year for Christmas. I never really liked pancakes but those Lamingtons do look yummy.

  16. Huzzah!!! Happy Friday! I’m very excited for the weekend as well.

    These pancakes, uh Lamingtons, look amazing 🙂

    Question: how many tries does it usually take you before you perfect a recipe and are ready to share it on the blog? I get so discouraged when I make something and it doesn’t turn out right the first time that I usually just move on to something else.

    1. Thanks Whitney!

      It depends on what I’m making and how badly it turns out- if its just a minor gliche (too dense/too soft etc) I would recreate it and try and perfect it. If its a complete bomb out, then I would either dismiss it and try something else or swap out some ingredients. Usually pancakes require a specific liquid to flour ratio to turn out well- as do muffins. Things like cookies and no bake bars- I’ve found adding or decreasing honey/syrup etc to be the key factor!

  17. Those look amazing! It’s confirmed, I need to go buy some coconut flour. I love Greek yogurt pancakes and chocolate chip pancakes…maybe I need to combine that, now that I think about it!

    No real plans except running an 8k Sunday. I’m getting sick though, and it’s supposed to be cold and rainy all day, so we’ll see how that turns out!

  18. My favorite pancakes are simple ones, I’m still learning how to get the flip timing right. I’m not really a fan of jelly, in sandwiches, on toast, pancakes, however it’s just really not my favorite. These would be good with the Greek yogurt or peanut butter in place of the jam!

  19. I love banana chocolate chip pancakes topped with PB 🙂 That said, I really like crêpes, with fruit and a touch of maple syrup. Thanks for linking up to #RECIPEFRIDAY my FUriend! Oh, I’m taking a bread making workshop tomorrow!

    1. You guys have the best products- seriously being an Aussie blogger brings out massive food envy haha. E.g. – our peanut butter here- The most ‘creative’ you might find is salted AND extra crunchy. Whoa, step back.

  20. It’s Friday, Friday
    Gotta get down on Friday
    Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend, weekend 😀

    These look so amazing Arman! I love anything with chocolate in it and am also a big fan of pancakes. 🙂 Thanks for posting another amazing recipe!

  21. One word man: THICK.

    I think that’s the biggest compliment you could ever receive for pancakes. Haha.

    You couldn’t have picked a better recipe to dedicate to the pancake queen on her blogiversary!

    I’m now convinced that you may just the guy for an allergy-free pancake round-up. Are you up for the task? 😆

  22. OMG, the pancakes seriously look really drool worthy! If I wasn’t eating a Paleo diet, I’d probably have to break down & make these. Never had a Lamington, but they sound like something I’d like… and pancakes… well, can’t really go wrong there! 😉
    Have a great weekend!

  23. Alors mon cher, j’ai vraiment besoin de tes pancakes!! Holy yum – oats, coconut flour amd cacao?? My favorite stuff in one piece that’s fantastic!! I never heard of Lamington, but I buy these anyway.
    This weekend (yesterday) was Santa Clause celebration. It’s a Swiss Tradition – Santa comes on December 6 and brings along tons of unhealthy stuff. Love it!!

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