I’m a self-confessed coconut freak.

For years before I knew that coconut could be included in my diet I was obsessed with the scent. I would buy and use anything that gave me that tropical-island-fresh-coconut scent. Now, I don’t use any of that stuff but coconut oil, water, cream, milk, flakes and flesh all feature in my diet regularly.

So when my beautiful, dear friend Connie Chapman shared this recipe on her instagram account I immediately whipped it up. It’s now on my love-to-eat rotation. Of course, my creative experimental side didn’t allow me to be satisfied with the recipe, as it was. I added a few things to give it an extra boost. I love my breakfast to be packed with protein. As an ambassador for Sunwarrior Protein Powder in Australia I am lucky enough to have and use this gorgeous product daily. I also try and add this beautiful raw sprouted brown rice protein to alot of different recipes, this one included!

You are going to love, love, love these.


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What you’ll need:

  • 1-2 zucchinis – grated
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbls of chia seed gel – soak in a 1/4 cup of water for 5 minutes
  • 1 cup of dessicated coconut (I use coconut flakes and whiz them up in a blender until they are really fine)
  • 2 heaped tbls of Sunwarrior protein powder (natural or vanilla)
  • 1 heaped tsp of maca
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla powder
  • Coconut oil

Optional extras to serve:

  • Raw honey/rice malt syrup
  • Yoghurt of any kind
  • Fruit (banana)
  • Steamed greens

What to do:

  • After grating the zucchini squeeze out the excess water and put into a mixing bowl with all the other ingredients. Blend well so the egg is evenly distributed.
  • Heat up coconut oil in your pan and blog on tablespoon sizes of the mixture and flatten a little into mini pancakes
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes each side and flip.
  • Option – you can spread this out into a baking tray and bake at 180 until golden.
  • Serve as a ‘sweet’ breakfast with fruit, yoghurt and your sweetener of choice. Or enjoy with a side of steamed greens for something savoury!

Eat and enjoy!
Claire x



  1. Thank you Claire! I made these for breakfast this morning and loved them.. I served mine with coYo coconut yoghurt and a sprinkle of raw cacao nibs…so yummy and satisfying, thanks for the inspiration as always… Alisa x

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