These spelt flour pancakes are my new favourite pancake!!!! They are so delicious, and no more difficult to prepare than any other pancake. Spelt flour is a species of wheat that has been cultivated since 5000 BC. Compared to regular wheat it has a lower amount of gluten and a higher level of protein. It is also water soluble which makes it easier for the body to digest and absorb it's nutrients. It is a wholegrain flour that is most able to mimic all purpose white flour in cooking. I honestly was so impressed with the flavour and texture of these pancakes, so this fact is not surprising to me. A bit of nuttiness as it's a whole grain flour, but it wasn't as dense as regular whole wheat flour. Try swapping 25% of your all purpose flour with spelt in baked goods. I definitely would use it in muffins or fruit crisps.
Nutritional Breakdown of Spelt flour
In 1 cup of spelt flour (amount used in this recipe)
Carlories : 480 cal
Fat : 4 grams
Carbs 88 grams
Protein : 16 grams
Fiber : 16 grams
Vitamins and minerals
Spelt flour contains vitamins B, E and is a source of magnesium, calcium, potassium & Iron.
Iron is often thought of to be something we need meat in order to have sufficient levels but it is also found in beans, lentils, and vegetables. Iron aids blood circulation in the body, helps to metabolize proteins and is involved in the production of hemoglobin and red blood cells in the body. Hemoglobin is a part of red blood cells that carry oxygen and remove carbon dioxide (a waste product) from the body. Low iron levels can cause anemia. Consuming iron rich plant based foods (and apparently pairing it with vitamin C) can help prevent and treat anemia, though supplementation may be necessary for some people.
Quick chat about Date Caramel.
If you haven't made date caramel before, let me tell you, it's easy AF and is life changing. Blend up dates with water or plant milk.....yup, that simple. I added vanilla, salt & fresh ginger to make this lovely caramel that you could use in a variety of contexts. I loved it with these pancakes. Eat it with yogurt, spoon onto vegan ice cream, use in tarts or in any which way. You can make DELICIOUS things using whole foods, and avoid all the processed crap.
OK moving on to what you really want, the recipe!
Spelt Flour Pancakes
Date Ginger Caramel
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