Pancake day

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I don’t think anyone missed that it was pancake day yesterday. Of course we had to have some for lunch and decided to try this recipe with spelt flour in them. Spelt is one of the oldest crops we have and has recently had a boost in popularity, especially on the health scene.

Some of its amazing benefits are:

  • High levels of protein
  • High levels of fibre so it’s great for your digestive health
  • It can help lower your cholesterol levels
  • Its full of essential minerals, which can help with bone health
  • It has significant levels of B vitamin in it (great for many things such as healthy skin, energising you as well as anti-stress and boosting the immune system)
  • It can help with diabetes control
  • It can help women prevent gallstones

Spelt can also be eaten by those who have smaller gluten intolerances as it tends to me nicer to the stomach than other gluten flours, however do take care if you are unsure how gluten sensitive you are! I always use wholemeal spelt, I actually only first saw white spelt flour yesterday, which I’m sure is more refined so in order to get all the benefits, stick to wholemeal spelt 🙂

We used unsweetened almond milk like the recipe suggested but slightly less butter in and slightly less maple syrup. We also added a sprinkle of white pepper (yes you read it right!), it’s the secret pancake ingredient. I love it! The pancakes turned out delicious even though they look a bit pale 😛 We cooked them first in coconut oil until we ran out and then moved onto butter. Tho coconut oil ones were delicious, I preferred them so ate them whilst Jamie had the butter ones haha. I would say that this batter needs a bit more time in the frying pan in order for them not to break. I ruined a couple of them because I was too impatient…

They tasted amazing and pretty much like normal pancakes. Jamie ate them with jam whilst I decided to make a raw drottningsylt (Swedish for queen jam, because it is the queen of all jams!). It’s a jam made out of raspberries and blueberries in it and it’s my favourite jam in the world. I’ll talk more about the raw jam in another post! The fillings on the recipe page sounded really nice too but I’m just used to eating thin pancakes with jam from my childhood. Apparently that’s not very common in the UK my friends have informed me, who found me a bit odd when I did that last year 😛

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