Pancakes make such a great breakfast, but they are not always healthy. Or, if they are healthy, they aren't always good. This Spelt Flour Pancakes Recipe will prove that you can have both. A healthy pancake and a delicious pancake.
Why Make These Pancakes?
If you are on the hunt for a healthy and delicious breakfast, look no further. These pancakes are really healthy and really tasty!
Not only are these made with 100% spelt flour, but they also contain no refined sugar. In fact, there is no sweetener in these at all. I believe pancakes get enough sweetening from their toppings, that it doesn't need to be included in the batter.
They are simple to make. This recipe can be made in under 10 minutes, then it takes about another 10 to cook up the batch on the griddle. Even on a busy morning, these will still work.
They make a delicious base for a variety of toppings. I will add some ideas to the notes section below, so check it out.
- Spelt flour- You can buy the spelt flour already ground. Or if you are like me and like to grind your own grinds, my Nutrimill is my favorite, you can buy your grains from Azure Standard. They have great prices and I have loved their quality so far.
- Baking powder and soda- you will use both for leaveners in this recipe.
- Salt- it only takes a touch, but is well worth it.
- Oil or butter- if you are using butter, make sure and melt it first.
How To Make
Start by mixing together your dry ingredients in a small bowl, then set it aside. Next mix together the wet ingredients. Combine the 2 and whisk only until they are combined. If it is a little lumpy, no big deal.
Heat your griddle to medium-high heat. Once it is heated, brush with butter, then add the pancakes.
Wait until it is bubbly on the edges, gently lift to check, then flip when they are golden brown.
Cook on the other side until it is golden brown as well. I love to top mine with butter and pure maple syrup! That is it and you are done!
There are a few things to note in this recipe. If you are new to whole grains, I would suggest you use half spelt flour and half all-purpose flour.
If you like thicker pancakes, I make mine a little on the thin side, add in an extra ⅓ cup flour.
With the pancake batter DO NOT MIX UNTIL IT IS perfectly smooth. This will make the pancakes tough. I like to leave small lumps in mine.
Make sure your griddle is hot before adding the pancakes. If not, they will start to stick to the griddle and make a mess.
For the toppings, let me share a few ideas. You can keep it simple as I did, butter and maple syrup.
You can also top with your favorite nut butter and leave it like that, high protein. Or you can use your sweetener of choice, honey, maple syrup, etc.
Or how about topping with fresh fruits? Bananas, berries, or even sweetened apples are delicious.
Nuts and seeds are other great options. They will add nutritional value and add flavor as well. They can also be mixed right into your batter.
Or if you want something a little less healthy, Nutella is really good on the pancakes.
Yes! Especially this recipe. Using the spelt flour increases the amount of iron, fiber, and other nutrients your get in the flour. There is also no refined sugar in this recipe, so definitely healthy!
You can. Lay them flat on a baking sheet lined with parchment to freeze. Once they are frozen, I like to store them in a gallon ziplock bag in the freezer. They will stay good for up to a month as long as they are stored well. When you are ready, you can microwave, or let them thaw and heat them on the griddle.
Yes! I have tried with a variety of whole wheat flours and they all work well here.
Other Spelt Recipes
- Spelt Porridge with Cinnamon Apples
- Fudgy Spelt Brownies
- Brown Butter Spelt Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Spelt Pie Dough
- Spelt Challah Recipe
Spelt Flour Pancake Recipe
- electric griddle
- 2 cups spelt flour if you like thicker pancakes, add an extra ⅓ cup of flour.
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup oil or melted butter
- Combine all dry ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the wet ingredients and mix well.
- Add the 2 together and whisk until they are combined. With pancakes, remember you do not need to overmix the batter. In fact, small lumps in the batter are good.
- Heat your griddle to 375 degrees. Once it is heated, brush with the butter and scoop on the pancakes. Let them start to bubble around the edges, then flip when they are golden brown.
- Do the same on the other side, and finish cooking the rest of the pancakes.
- That is it! You are done. Go enjoy those pancakes!