Spelt Flour Pikelets (Pancakes)

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Soft and delicious spelt pikelets

Soft and delicious spelt pikelets

I make these spelt pancakes very often in the morning for my hubby to bring to work. Buying a loaf of bread can be cheap and convenient but nothing can be compared to homemade ones. To make it healthier and more nutritious, I used unrefined sugar instead of the white sugar, olive oil instead of butter and spelt flour instead of the normal all purpose wheat flour. It’s great for breakfast or added to the lunch box for kids when they go to school

These pikelets, which you can also call pancakes, are soft, delicious and more nutritious. You can of course buy them off the shelves in the supermarket but they are not cheap and I’m sure there’s added preservatives to keep them longer on the shelves. They are actually very easy and simple to make at home.

I have been using a lot spelt flour in my cooking and baking, to replace the normal wheat flour. It is more for health. There’s a lot of research done on the negative effects of wheat flour to health. If you are interested, you can read more at Benefits of Spelt Versus Common Wheat. You can also watch this very interesting video on Wheat: The Unhealthy Whole Grain on youtube. Quite a number of my friends have switched over to using spelt instead of the common wheat flour.

Here’s my easy and simple Spelt Pikelets recipe. The amount can make 6 pieces, 6 inches in diameter. You can make more if you make smaller pieces. I want it quick so I make them big…..*grin*

Ingredients A
1 egg
3T unrefined sugar
1C milk
1t vinegar
1T olive oil

Put all of Ingredients A into  a mixing bowl and beat with a whisk until combined.

Ingredients B
1C spelt flour
1t baking powder
1/4t baking soda

Spelt pikelet batter

Spelt pikelet batter

Add all of ingredients B to the egg mixture above.

Bubbles....bubbles...bubbles

Bubbles....bubbles...bubbles

Pour a scoop of the batter into a non-stick frying pan. Use low fire. Wait for it to bubble

Golden underside

Golden underside

Flip it over with a spatula and continue to cook until the bottom is light golden. Remove and serve.

Beautiful golden topside

Beautiful golden topside

The topside is much nicer than the underside. So put whatever spread that you like on the underside so that the outside looks beautiful as you enjoy it. I know some people never bother how food looks. They eat with eyes half closed. If I have to serve these type of people, I will use high fire to cook these pikelets…..*wink*. It’s so much quicker and the dark brown spots here and there won’t bother them anyway!…..*grin*.

Butter and kaya (coconut jam)

Butter and kaya (coconut jam)

We love these soft pikelets with butter and kaya, a famous Malaysian coconut jam. The jam is supposed to use 600g sugar but with NuStevia, I only used 200g. That’s a lot of sugar cut. I’m really glad that we can still enjoy sweet food with less sugar. The best part is no one in my family knows the difference….*big smile*

Delicious spelt pikelets with butter and kaya

Delicious spelt pikelets with butter and kaya

Spread one piece with butter and another piece with kaya. Put them together, butter with kaya sides together. You can eat it as it is or cut into 2. If you have parties or serving kids, you can cut into 4 like in the top picture. These pikelets are also awesome spread with peanut butter and sprinkled with some sugar…..mmm. Better still, drizzle condensed milk heavily over the pikelets. That’s heavenly! You’ll be smiling even as the condensed milk trickles down your front…….*grin*

Now, do you make pancakes? And what is your favourite pancakes….thin, thick, big, small? And what is your favourite spread to go with it? Hope you will share with me.

By the way I always get my spelt flour (both white and wholemeal) from Sainsbury.

Till then, see you in my next post!

Other pikelets/pancakes recipes that you may be interested in:
Healthy Spinach Pancake Rolls For Breakfast
Peri-peri Vegetable Pancakes
Healthy Spinach Pancake Rolls For Breakfast
Heart-shaped Pikeletes With Homemade Condensed Milk

Quote of the day……

“Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.”

- Josh Billings

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15 Comments

pegasuslegend  on September 5th, 2012

Never tried spelt before it seems light and the new food rage of the 2000’s guess I better get with it… nice one Mary.

Belinda @zomppa  on September 5th, 2012

What a great use of spelt flour - looks so fluffy!

suituapui  on September 5th, 2012

Oooo…nice! Was thinking of making pancakes yesterday. Maybe I’ll do it today. Wish me luck! LOL!!!

somewhere in singapore  on September 5th, 2012

Me also never tried before spelt…

lena  on September 5th, 2012

i hv a spelt flour at home, so far i’ve not tried it with anything else except bread. I think i really should incorporate some or all in some of my bakes. i hardly make pancakes but if i do, i normally just eat them warm with butter. your last photo of the pancakes remind me of apam balik!

Mich - Piece of Cake  on September 5th, 2012

love the idea of using spelt flour to make pancakes… I try to use wholemeal where possible… but have never tried spelt. It’s not so easy to locate in Singapore, but I shall go hunt around the health food shops.

Nami | Just One Cookbook  on September 6th, 2012

We had pancakes for dinner as my husband didn’t need dinner tonight. I love your golden color pancakes! And coconut jam? Wow I want to try that!

Priya  on September 6th, 2012

SUper fluffy and healthy pancakes..

Angie@Angie's Recipes  on September 6th, 2012

My favourite flour…these pancakes must be heavenly!

Jeannie  on September 7th, 2012

I prefer mine big too! Good idea to eat with kaya, I usually just drizzle on honey and some butter which is delicious too!

5 Star foodie  on September 7th, 2012

Loving those big yummy looking pancakes - so good with kaya!

Mary  on September 7th, 2012

@pegasuslegend - Give spelt a try. I’m sure you can get lots over on your side. Have fun cooking! :D

@Belinda @zomppa - It was indeed soft, fluffy and delicious. I think I must make again tomorrow :D

@suituapui - We seem to be in a pancake mood….haha. I’m sure your pancakes will turn out well. Have fun! D

@somewhere in singapore - Time to give a try. I’m sure you can find it over on your side. Have fun cooking! :D

@lena - Yes, you can use spelt to replace flour. haha….ya, it does look like apam balik. But I think apam balik has a different texture. Now I want to eat apam balk….haha :D

@Mich - Piece of Cake - Spelt four is different from wheat flour. You can also use wholemeal spelt flour. I hope you can find it in Singapore. Yes, try the health shops. Have fun cooking! :D

@Nami | Just One Cookbook - Pancakes for dinner? That’s like eating breakfast during dinner time….haha :D

@Priya - Thanks very much, Priya! :D

@Angie@Angie’s Recipes- Thanks very much, Angie! :D

@Jeannie - I have not tried with butter and honey. Sounds good….mmmm :D

@5 Star foodie - Thanks very much, Natasha! :D

Mistletoe  on September 9th, 2012

This definitely would be a great alternative to packing sandwiches for K’s lunch everyday. I love kaya! Used to eat it when I was a kid and then my parents stopped buying it. Haven’t had it in soooo long. My gosh, this and condensed milk would taste heavenly. Why don’t you live closer to me? Sigh… By the way, I’m making your kim chi today and wanna make your layered kuih lapis. I bought red, blue, and yellow colouring. ;) Teeheehee.

agnes  on September 18th, 2012

Your pancakes are smooth of the surface and looks yummy..came across spelt flour for the first time here..got to copy your recipe and try it out soon.

makeupfaerie16  on June 12th, 2013

I have to say this is the best traditional spelt flour pancake recipe I’ve ever found via pinterest! I love how fluffly they are and similar to wheat pancakes, but so much healthier. I love adding chocolate chips or strawberries to them, such a great versatile recipe. Thank you for sharing! :)

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