Healthy summer berry pancakes
- 80g spelt flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon, plus extra to sprinkle
- 1 medium egg
- 75g plain live yoghurt, plus a little extra to serve
- 4-5 tbsp milk
- 150g summer berries (just thawed if using frozen)
- 15g butter
- Drizzle of raw runny honey
Liz’s healthy take on American pancakes are a big hit for weekend brunches or a summer dessert. Do try spelt flour – it’s a good source of fibre, magnesium and iron and slightly easier to digest than wheat. Berries are a sweet source of antioxidants, while the dash of cinnamon may help curb sugar cravings.
- Sift the spelt flour into a bowl with the baking powder and cinnamon. Make a well in the middle and stir in the egg, yoghurt and milk. Carefully fold in the berries. Set aside for 10 minutes.
- Heat the butter in a large frying pan and spoon four spoonfuls of the mixture onto the pan – you should use all of it up. Cook over a low to medium heat for 2-3 minutes until the base has set, then flip over each pancake and cook the other side until the middle has set, too.
- Serve each pancake with a dollop of yoghurt, drizzle over a little honey and sprinkle with cinnamon.
You can find this healthy pancake recipe, and over 50 other nutritious, wellbeing-focused recipes in Liz’s bestselling book The Good Menopause Guide (Orion, 2018).