The grapefruit obsession continues! How much are you in love with this juicy, perfectly tart, deliciously sweet citrus fruit right now?!?
I’ve been essentially eating my weight in grapefruit lately, partly because of this new salad I made last week, partly because I’ve been literally craving grapefruit juice like it’s my job, and I’ve been loving every minute of it. Strangely enough, I never really liked grapefruit until recently— not sure if it was the tartness or the texture or a personal brain-lapse— but I’m certainly making up for lost time now!
One of the first things that drew me back to grapefruit was that insanely gorgeous COLOR. I mean, how many beautiful naturally pink foods really exist out there, let alone ones that are as delicious as these? And with Valentine’s Day sneaking up next week, I knew I needed to put together a festive grapefruit recipe because— FATE!
Now I don’t know about you guys, but not much more says “I love you” in my book than a scrumptious breakfast (preferably in bed, prepared by someone else, paired with a grapefruit mimosa, ohh and fresh flowers, please and thank you 😉 ). So that’s exactly what we’re making today. The most perfectly sweet, wholesome, fluffy Grapefruit & Toasted Coconut Pancakes!
Whether you’re making them for your loved one, passing him the recipe with a big “wink wink”, serving them up at your “galentine’s day” brunch, or having a “treat yo’self” moment because PANCAKES, I cannot recommend these babies enough.
First of all, they’re healthy! I used brown rice flour as my base, loaded them up with toasted coconut, fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, chia seeds, and my favorite Anthony’s Goods coconut oil. That makes them not only gluten free, but also dairy free and vegan!
Secondly, they’re SO tender and fluffy. I never thought that a brown rice flour pancake would melt in your mouth like these do— it must be magic!
Ohh and that grapefruit flavor. It pairs so naturally with the toasted coconut, I swear these flavors were destined to be together. So light and fresh and sweet. Just how a Valentine’s Day breakfast should be!
So if you’re on the lookout for a recipe to impress your sweetie, or just want some pure deliciousness in your life, these pancakes are your new best friend. As always, if you get a chance to try these out, I’d love to hear your feedback or see your creations on Instagram!