I know, spelt pancakes? Really? Now come on.
I honestly wasn’t expecting them to be fabulous but decided to try them because I feel a little guilty about how poorly I ate during my first trimester. You know how it goes at that point in your pregnancy, if it actually sounds good: eat it.
So I did.
I drank ginger ale, I never drink soda. I ate store-bought mac and cheese, I never normally even think about buying it. We ate a lot of McDonald’s, I love the taste (I know, gross, but I love it. Go figure.).
It was bad.
So now that I am feeling better and can eat closer to my normal diet, I have been TRYING to eat healthier again.
I saw this recipe and thought, Hmm. Could potentially be good. If I was REALLY feeling in the mood for healthiness. So I chose a day that I worked out 🙂
I was very pleasantly surprised.
They had this sort of nutty, yet sweet, but not too sweet flavor that was quite delightful. I thoroughly enjoyed eating 5 pancakes smothered in butter and maple syrup.
So much for healthy.
I love butter.
UPDATE: I tried making these substituting coconut flour for the spelt and almond meal for the rice and oat flour to make grain free pancakes and they tasted nearly the same and were amazing!
- 1 cup spelt flour (for grain free use 1 cup coconut flour)
- ¼ cup oat flour (for grain free use ½ cup almond meal)
- ¼ cup rice flour (for grain free omit rice flour)
- 1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar or honey
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup whole milk
- ½ cup plain yogurt (whole milk)
- 3 eggs
- 3 tablespoons olive or coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons butter for the griddle
- First combine all the dry ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl. A whisk works great to incorporate them together.
- Then add the wet ingredients, again whisk to combine.
- Heat your griddle over medium heat so it is nice and hot, you must have your griddle completely preheated for pancakes or they will run all over the place.
- Melt some butter on the griddle, smear it around to make sure it is thoroughly coated.
- Pour ¼ cup batter into circles on the griddle, allow to cook about 4-5 minutes, or until there are bubbles all over and the edges look cooked. Then flip them over and cook the other side.
- Remove from the griddle when done and add some butter and delicious maple syrup or if you want to be a tad healthier a little low sugar jam and a tiny bit of sour cream or yogurt.