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Tropical Mango-Coconut Pancakes: A Mother’s Day Delight

Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to show appreciation for all the wonderful things mom does. While whisking her away to the stunning vistas of Oil Nut Bay would be the ultimate gift, we know that schedules don’t always align for such getaways. Instead, you can bring a taste of the BVI right to her with this delightful island-inspired breakfast idea.

This easy, delicious recipe for Tropical Mango-Coconut Pancakes captures the essence of the British Virgin Islands and is sure to make her feel special. Even better, it’s mango season in the BVI (with peak occurring in July), so it’s the perfect time to celebrate with this seasonal sweet.

Mango Coconut Pancakes

Recipe: Tropical Mango-Coconut Pancakes


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil, plus extra for cooking
  • 1 ripe mango, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Fresh berries and edible flowers for garnish


  1. Prepare the Batter:
    – In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
    – In another bowl, mix the beaten egg, coconut milk, melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
    – Create a well in the dry ingredients, then pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
    – Fold in half of the diced mango.
  2. Cook the Pancakes:
    – Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and brush with a little coconut oil.
    – Pour 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake.
    – Cook until bubbles form on the surface (1-2 minutes), then flip and cook until golden brown (an additional 1-2 minutes).
  3. Serve:
    – Serve the pancakes hot, topped with the remaining diced mango, fresh berries, and a sprinkle of edible flowers for a tropical presentation. Add a dollop of whipped cream, drizzle with honey, or include other favorite toppings as desired.

Creating these Tropical Mango-Coconut Pancakes is a simple yet heartfelt way to celebrate Mother’s Day. It brings a slice of Oil Nut Bay’s paradise right to your table, making this Mother’s Day one she’ll remember with every bite of these island-inspired delights. Enjoy the smiles and stories around the breakfast table—and perhaps consider planning that trip to Oil Nut Bay for next year’s celebration!

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