Spelt Pancakes

Pancakes are a great part of any breakfast platter. I love plain and flavored pancakes, like Banana Walnut. Spelt flour is a different type of flour I've tinkered with a few times, and have found it adds nice texture to cakes. I've done some reading and spelt flour is an ancient grain. It is not gluten free, some people with food allergies have been known to tolerate it (see link for more). I like it because of the texture; I used it in the Butter Cake recipe, and the texture had a slight graininess to it that was phenomenal. In these pancakes, I also decided to use buttermilk, because it makes cakes so moist.

Hazelnut is a popular flavor, and is in desserts from Nutella (and my all time favorite hazelnut spread, Pralinutta) to flavored coffee and creamers.

Easy recipes are my favorite. This one goes to the top of that list, requiring one bowl to mix in all. I added the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, fresh grated nutmeg, and grated hazelnut together in a medium bowl.

I mixed in 2 eggs, vanilla, buttermilk, and melted butter, then scooped them into a hot pan.

I cooked them like your basic cupcake, flipping them once I saw bubbles start to come up.

Rich, buttery, and delicious! This was the best pancake I have made yet. It had the texture I mentioned earlier, and the hazelnuts gave them a really great taste. I love spelt flour! Though I do not have a gluten allergy, consuming regular flour can occasionally make me feel unwell. Spelt has not done that yet, and with that great taste, it is fun to experiment with.

Spelt Pancakes


1 cup spelt flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon fresh grated hazelnut
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk 
2 tablespoons melted butter


In a medium bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, grated nutmeg and hazelnut. Whisk ingredients together, then stir in buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter until well combined. Spray a skillet with cooking oil or add some butter, then spoon in pancake mixture. Cook until several bubbles appear, then flip and cook until both sides are browned.

adapted from my earlier pancakes recipe

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