Gluten-free Coconut Crumpets

Is it a flat cake? A type of pancake? Or maybe it’s a small flapjack?

No, it is the old-fashioned English crumpet but in a new guise – not quite the ones old Captain Sedgwick might have served over a hundred years ago in The Captain’s Rooms, his famous “tavern of the seas”, in the heart of Cape Town!

Whatever you want to call it, Sedgwick’s Original Old Brown has found a way to make modern-day, mouth-watering, gluten-free coconut crumpets in a few easy steps.

Sedgwicks gluten free coco crumpets 02 (HR)Gluten-free coconut crumpets

Serves 4 to 6

Gluten-free crumpets

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • butter for frying

Honey sauce

  • ½ cup Sedgwick’s Original Old Brown
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup sultanas
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds, toasted




  1. In a small bowl, beat the eggs for about two minutes or until frothy. Mix in the milk, vanilla and honey.
  2. Combine the coconut flour, baking soda and salt in a medium-sized bowl and whisk together.
  3. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together until the coconut flour forms a smooth batter.
  4. Lightly grease a pan with butter. Ladle a few tablespoons of the batter onto the pan to form each crumpet. Spread them out slightly using the back of a spoon. The crumpets should be fairly thick. Cook for a few minutes on each side over medium heat, flip each crumpet over until each side is slightly brown.
  5. Heat the Sedgwick’s Old Brown and honey in a saucepan over low heat, stir until warm. Add the raisins and the sultanas to the sauce, remove from the heat and keep it covered. Let the sauce cool down for 20 minutes and stir in the almonds.
  6. Serve the sauce over the coconut crumpets and enjoy!

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