I have lately been obsessed with spelt flour. I love how easy it is to cook with and it provides such a fluffy texture hence me sharing these fluffy spelt flour pancakes.
Spelt provides a lot of nutrition including b vitamins, protein, fiber, and small amounts of iron. Spelt is considered an ancient grain and it is a variety of wheat. According to the Whole Grains council, ancient grains have been grown for the same way for several hundred years. This means that they are less likely to have been changed and processed like more common wheat varieties. Often ancient grains will have more protein, fiber and vitamins, and minerals because they are still grown the same way they were initially and have not changed.
I have found that incorporating almond flour into this pancake mixture adds a great nutty flavor and provides more protein and fiber making them a really filling pancake.
Why pancakes can be healthy
Pancakes have a reputation for being an indulgent breakfast food. But they don't have to be! These pancakes are a great source of whole grains, fiber, and protein. Because of the higher fiber and protein content, they will keep you full and staid longer and help to stabilize your blood sugars. Fiber adds bulk and roughage and will also help with keeping your digestion working properly.
I like to top pancakes with fruit or a fruit sauce which gives extra vitamins and minerals. To give the pancake an extra sweet side, I add the honey that we harvest from our apiary. Of course other local honey would taste great along with some delicious maple syrup. Did I mention how EASY these pancakes are to cook? Pancakes also make a great snack and my one-year-old loves to munch on them!
Some Pancake Tips
I think the hardest thing with making pancakes is flipping! I always mess the first batch up, but luckily I'm not cooking for a restaurant 🙂 After you cook the first batch, the pan is pretty hot and the pancakes will cook quickly and flipping will be easier. The key to knowing if your pancakes are ready to be flipped is to look for little bubbles in the pancake.
Once you see all those beautiful little bubbles, gradually slip the spatula underneath and flip! Don't worry about a broken pancake.
As for the sweetness, I do not add any sugar inside the pancake batter, because I like to add either honey or maple syrup on top. If you add any type of syrup on top, you will not notice there is no sugar in the pancake.
Fluffy Spelt Flour Pancakes
- 1 cup Spelt Flour
- 1 cup Almond Flour
- 1 Egg
- 1.5 Cup Milk of Choice I used oatmilk. Recommend a milk with some fat in it
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 cup Chopped Fruit of choice
- 1 tablespoon Butter or coconut oil for greasing the skillet
- Bring a skillet to medium heat (recommend cast iron). In a medium bowl mix the almond flour, spelt flour and baking soda. Then add the milk and egg. Mix until well incorporated.
- Once the skillet is HOT (put your hand above it to make sure) and melt about 1 - 2 teaspoons of butter or coconut oil. You want enough so that the entire skillet is covered.
- Gradually add the batter to the pan. I like to use ½ cup measuring cup.
- Wait several minute and look in the middle of the pancake to see if there little bubbles in the middle of the pancake. If there are you can try flipping it.
- Cook on the other side for another several minutes.
- Enjoy with toppings of choice! I had mine with some sliced bananas and honey