Savoury Spelt Pancakes

2 Sep

Spelt is definitely one of my favourite grains. An ancient relative of wheat, it has a slight nutty taste and is packed with fibre and B-Vitamins. It’s perfect for a mix between quick carb energy and longer lasting fibrous energy. A bit like porridge.

Today I have used spelt flour to create a savoury pancake that would be perfect made into little ‘blini’ and served as an appetiser – I recommend topping with mashed avocado and basil or as a base for a light lunch or dinner.

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Savoury Spelt Pancakes

serves 4, amount of pancakes depends on size

  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 3 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp mixed herbs (I used herds de provence)
  • 1 tsp flax
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (or lime juice or vinegar – something acidic)

Place all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix. In a separate container mix the wet ingredients together. Now put your pancake pan on to preheat – you want it to be evenly hot before you start cooking your first pancake. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry, incorporating lots of air. If your pan isn’t non-stick add a coating of oil, otherwise pour the desired amount of batter into the pan and cook on a low heat. When the top starts to bubble and you can easily ‘remove’ it from the base of the pan, it’s time to flip it.

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Allow to cook briefly on the other side then serve up and enjoy!

Hope you like the recipe and let me know if you give it a try!  

In other news I started watching the white queen TV series. Basically as an excuse to see Max Irons topless. #eyecandy

xoxo

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2 Responses to “Savoury Spelt Pancakes”

  1. Natalie Goodchild September 30, 2013 at 9:05 pm #

    I found a recipe for Spelt pancakes tucking out of a recipe book at home just a couple of days ago! I’m really interested in spelt at the moment – I tried spelt pizza recently which was delicious!!
    Natalie xoxo
    http://www.theblondeethos.com – Fitness, beauty & lifestyle

    • superfoodbabe October 1, 2013 at 10:24 am #

      Spelt is amazing – it’s probably one of my favourite grains!

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