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Spelt Pancakes

When I was kid, I was in love with Eggo waffles and pancakes.   In love – like, we had a full on love affair.  I can remember galloping downstairs to our electric turquoise 90’s kitchen before school started, popping the Eggos in the toaster, coating them in honey and digging in.  It’s no wonder years later I would develop severe digestive issues… hmmm…

I am not always a lover of sweet breakfasts, but every now and again a pancake will meet my eye and I will think…mmmm that looks damn delicious.  My days of refined flours and sugars may have passed, but I do still crave the comfort foods of my yesteryears.

Eggos are passé – not only because they contain refined flour, soybean oil and sugar but they also contain yellow dye #5 and #6 in them.  Who still does that?!  Haven’t we read enough studies (like this one) on their links to behavioural problems and cancer!   Common, guys!

The other day the pancake craving came over me.  I made these delicious fluffy and super simple breakfast cakes that will make your belly flutter and your taste buds wiggle with glee.

Lazy Lady’s Pancakes

2 eggs
2 heaping dollops of plain sheep yogurt (or dairy free yogurt)
1 cup whole spelt flour
1 tsp maple syrup
½ Tbsp coconut oil

Unsweetened Coconut
Bee Pollen
Cacoa Nibs
Dark chocolate Chips
Maple Syrup

1.     Crack the eggs in a bowl and whisk well.
2.     To the bowl, add the sheep yogurt and maple syrup.  Mix until combined.
3.  Add the flour and mix until a liquid batter forms
4.  Heat a pan or a griddle to medium-high, add ½ Tbsp of coconut oil and push it around the pan/griddle until it is coated.  If heat gets too hot, turn it to medium.
5.     Add 1/3 cup of batter to the pan, it will somehow automatically shape itself into a circle.
6.  Allow the pancake to cook for 2 minutes, then flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes depending on the heat.
7.  Repeat several times until all of the batter is made into pancakes.
8.  You can top with any topping of choice.  I was a lazy lady when I made them so I went for straight up maple syrup.
9.  Freeze all leftovers in a sealed bag and re-heat in the morning for breakfast.

Why this Recipe is Kick-Ass!

1.     It’s such a simple recipe, any lazy lady (or lazy lad) can make it.
2.     It contains spelt flour – an ancient grain that is similar to wheat; BUT won’t irritate you the way wheat does because it contains a mixture of proteins.  It contains nourishing B vitamins that support energy production and a nice balance of fiber.
3.     It uses eggs and sheep yogurt making it a protein punch powerhouse pancake.  Each egg contains 6 grams of protein.  Sheep yogurt is also deliciously creamy and much easier to digest.
4.     You can freeze the extra ones and heat them up for a super fast, quick breakfast

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