Pancakes are the dessert of weekend brunching, and have we got a treat of a recipe for you today: Cinnamon Spelt Pancakes topped with our creamy Kefir Protein.
Not only is it delicious, but this pancake recipe is gut-friendly, too. That’s because spelt is an excellent source of dietary fibre, and research suggests that a fibre rich diet can help increase the good bacteria in the gut. In 2015, the UK governmental guidelines recommended adults should consume 30g a day of fibre. (Source: British Nutrition Foundation)
Finally, top with fruit to contribute to your 5 a day, and a heaping spoonful of our Kefir Protein for added protein and gut-friendly cultures. Because we never compromise on nutrition and flavour.
Who said you couldn’t have your (pan)cake and eat it, too?
This recipe was written by Hannah Webb during a two week challenge to swap in Kefir or Kefir Protein in place of another ingredient in a meal each day.
1/2 cup (45g) spelt flour (*any all purpose flour should work, e.g. plain/rye/buckwheat)
1 heaped tbsp. coconut flour
1 tbsp. vanilla protein powder (*or sub with 1 tbsp. ground almonds)
1/2 tsp. baking powder
A pinch of salt
100ml your chosen milk (adjusting as necessary, to make the batter just about pourable)
1 tsp. maple syrup or other liquid sweetener (optional)
Coconut oil, for frying
Biotiful Kefir Protein
Whisk the egg with a fork in a medium sized bowl.
Sift in the dry ingredients and then mix together to form a thick batter.
Add the sweetener, and then gradually add the milk. Stir until no lumps remain.
Set the batter aside to rest while you prepare your toppings.
Heat a small amount of coconut oil in a large non-stick frying pan (get the pan really hot to begin with and then turn the heat down once it begins to sizzle)
Spoon approximately two heaped tablespoons of batter into the pan to form each pancake (cook 2-3 pancakes in each batch).
Cooked for 2 minutes, until bubbles begin to form on the top, and then carefully flip over and cook for a further minute on the other side.
Remove the first batch, place to one side and repeat until no batter remains.
Top as desired and then enjoy straight away whilst still warm!