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Wheat-free Spelt Pancakes

What you need: 

1 heaping cup spelt flour
1 heaping teaspoon baking powder
1 pinch salt
1 cup nondairy milk or water
1 handful diced banana, berries, coconut flakes, raisins, or dried apricots (optional)

What you do: 

Many people who are sensitive to wheat gluten can tolerate spelt or kamut flour, a close cousin to wheat. Both flours can be used in this recipe.
1) Mix flour, baking powder, and salt with a fork. Add the liquid and stir until only a few small lumps remain. Add the optional fruit, if desired. Pour small amounts of the mix into a hot frying pan. If you want thinner pancakes, stir in a little more liquid.
2) Flip when bubbles appear throughout the pancake. Done when golden on both sides.
Serve with maple syrup, jam, honey, nut butter, sugar and lemon juice, apple sauce, etc.
Source of recipe: I have modified a few different pancake recipes and came up with this one. I wanted to make it super healthy and easy.

Preparation Time: 
5 minutes, Cooking time: 4 minutes
Cooking Time: 
4 minutes
Recipe Category: 


These didn't work for me :( 

Nonetheless, I used my SUPER flat pancakes as pita bread to dip into hummus :)


awesome. I forgot to add that I did put in cinnamon - tasty! I've never put sugar in a pancake recipe but usually I put either oil or applesauce (or both - I like 'em fluffy and it just works better that way with the baking soda/powder!) I never omit oil from things because I need to make sure I'm getting enough fats, but I'm sure folks who are trying to cut down will appreciate this recipe. :)


Adding ground flax could potentially make them a bit flat/heavy depending on how much you add. 

Many pancake recipes include oil, sugar, milk and eggs. I skip all of this to make them super lower fat/ low cal and I always use wholespelt flour too.  The spelt flour on its own is quite tasty and the toppings give them the sweetness anyways.  Try adding pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, or nutmeg.  It's a very "forgiving" recipe.  Experiment! 

(Also works well with kamut flour, which is a low gluten flour too.)


oh man, these were tasty! I didn't add fruit to mine, but i put in some ground flax, and they were pretty flat, so then I mixed in some baking soda (1 tsp) and a drizzle of oil like I do with wheat pancakes, and they became much more fluffy. I actually think I like the taste of these better than wheat pancakes! I ate them with some apple sauce and maple syrup.


People with a definitive diagnosis of celiac disease should not eat spelt--it contains gluten.

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