So, after many trials and errors, taste testing and complete flops, I have finally come up with a pancake recipe that tastes good (kid and dad approved) and is healthy enough I feel comfortable making it for my family.
I can tell you this; I will never buy pre-packaged pancake mixes. It is a waste of money and have you read the ingredient label? Making homemade pancakes is so quick and easy and only requires a few ingredients. A batch of pancakes (one recipe) will probably cost you less than $1 to make!
1 1/2 cups spelt flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt or sea salt
1 1/2 cups milk or milk alternative
1 tablespoon grape seed oil
Mix the dry ingredients together, than add the milk, oil and eggs. Mix well. Spoon batter onto heated non-stick skillet (I use a non-toxic, non-stick griddle and I don’t even need to grease it), cook over medium heat until batter starts to bubble and edges begin to set. Flip and cook the other side, this may only take a minute. Top with real maple syrup or fruit. Sometimes I will take frozen berries and microwave them for a minute or two and add 1-2 tablespoons of maple syrup for a tasty berry topping.
Consider doubling this recipe for a quick breakfast or snack on the go. Store them in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze.
Some readers may be scratching their heads asking “What is spelt flour, and where can I find it?” Spelt is a whole grain that has a nice nutty flavor, and a high protein and nutrient content. It’s texture and flavor is more appealing, in my opinion, than whole wheat flour. Spelt does contain gluten so is not suitable for a gluten-free diet. Spelt flour can be found in most health food stores and maybe in the health food sections of your local grocer. You can also purchase the spelt grain and grind it into flour with a food mill or coffee grinder.
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