I was planning to post this on Monday but than I thought how these Apple spelt pancakes make perfect Sunday breakfast so here they are just in time!
I recently started to read and educate myself a bit more about flours, I guess that’s a natural next step in my diet/lifestyle change. I am so excited about this journey that I started and everything just flows naturally, slowly changing the ingredients I use, removing some and adding some… Improving the flavors of the food we eat at home and discovering whole new ways how to make healthy food taste amazing and so delicious. I cannot resist buying new cookbooks and the best one I bought lately is Deliciously Ella by Ella Woodward. This girl is amazing, she had serious illness and healed herself entirely with food and nutrition, she changed the way she she eats but also she experience food in a whole new way now.
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Seeing food as something that can help our bodies and minds and at the same time taste so much better than the food that it’s not good for us. I love how she included a lot of desserts in her book and it’s really amazing how good they taste (I tried few already!), using only natural ingredients and sweeteners like dates and maple syrup. I’m obsessed now and will have to make them all lol! 🙂
It’s really interesting everything that’s been happening to me this last year, how something so negative as health/stomach/digestion problems can bring you something so positive and open the whole new world of possibilities! Anyway, enough with my excitement and let’s talk some Apple pancakes!
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I had all these beautiful apples and I don’t know why but I thought of making pancakes with grated apple in the batter. Since I never made those kind of pancakes and after some googling, I was inspired by the recipe for Apple pancakes from Smitten Kitchen blog (you can find it here) and than I thought let me try to use the spelt flour rather than the regular one and I changed few more things as well. Have you ever baked with spelt flour? I love it and will use it more and more in my kitchen. .
Spelt is an ancient grain, with a hard husk that protects it from bugs and the need for pesticides. Even if a person isn’t wheat sensitive, spelt is better than the regular wheat flour, as it is higher in protein, easier to digest, higher in fiber and has many other benefits. It’s naturally darker (unlike bleached white wheat) and has mild nutty flavor. Now I have to say that after I came up with this recipe, I made these pancakes also with a mix of white and wholewheat flour and they were still good, more like regular pancakes. So you can definitely make them also with regular wheat flour. But for me personally they are better with spelt flour, the slightly nutty flavor makes them more special and when paired with grated apple taste really so delicious.
Recipe in English:
- 1 cup almond milk (or any other milk)
- 1.5 cup spelt flour
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 2 tbs coconut sugar (or raw cane sugar)
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- 1 large red apple, peeled and grated
- Note: makes 10 pancakes
- Mix all the ingredients and when all combined add grated apple. Heat a bit of coconut oil (or butter) in a non-stick pancakes pan over medium heat.
- Put 2 tbsp of batter per pancake on pan (I was making two at the same time but depends how big is your pan) and cook 2-3 minutes or until you see bubbles forming on top of the pancake. That means it's time to flip them and than cook another minute or two on the other side.
- Serve them with maple syrup and blueberries or maple syrup or honey with pecans or with Greek yogurt and honey. Enjoy! 🙂
Recipe in Croatian / Recept na hrvatskom:
- 1 salica bademovog mlijeka (ili mlijeka po vasem izboru)
- 1½ salica pirovog brasna
- 1 jaje
- ½ zlicice praska za pecivo
- 2 zlice kokosovog secera
- ½ zlicice cimeta
- ¼ zlicice vanilin ekstrakta
- prstohvat soli
- 1 veca slatka jabuka, oguljena i naribana
- ulje za przenje (ja koristim kokosovo)
- Napomena: 1 salica = 250 ml
- U vecoj posudi pomijesajte sve sastojke i na kraju dodajte naribanu jabuku.
- U tavi za przenje zagrijte ulje i stavite oko 2 zlice smjese za jednu palacinku, przite oko 2-3 minute i okrenite na drugu stranu kad se pojave mjehurici, zatim ostavite jos 1-2 minute dok ne dobiju lijepu zlatno-smedju boju.
- Posluzite ih s javorovim sirupom i smrznutim (ili svjezim) borovnicama ili jogurtom i medom, a mozete ih posipati i orasima po zelji. Dobar tek!
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