Spelt Pancakes with Cheese and Broccoli
These fluffy, savory pancakes are made with Greek yogurt and eggs for an added kick of protein. I made these regularly for Poppy when she was a toddler, cutting them into quarters as an easy, portable finger food.
Servings Prep Time
12pancakes 15minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
12pancakes 15minutes
Cook Time
  • 1 1/2cups spelt flour
  • 1 1/2tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2cup milk
  • 1TBSP virgin coconut oil, butter or ghee, meltedplus extra for frying
  • 1cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1cup very finely chopped broccoli florets
  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour and baking powder.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, yogurt, milk, and the tablespoon of oil.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir together until just mixed. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the cheese and broccoli and stir to combine. The batter will be a bit thicker than typical pancake batter.
  5. Warm a skillet or griddle over medium heat, and melt a small amount of oil in the pan. I find that medium-high heat will burn these pancakes because of the cheese, so it is better to go for a lower heat and cook a little longer on each side than would be typical with regular pancakes.
  6. Once the pan is hot, pour out 1/4-cup portions of the batter into the pan. Cook for 4 minutes on the first side, then flip over and cook for 3 minutes on the second side. You will know it’s time to flip when bubbles start to break through the surface on the first side.
  7. Serve cut into quarters, strips, or bite-size pieces. No sauce or dip required! Freeze these in an airtight container, with parch- ment between layers, for up to 3 months. Reheat in the toaster, or at 350°F in the oven for 5–10 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Excerpted from It All Begins with Food by Leah Garrad-Cole. Copyright © 2017 Leah Garrad-Cole. Photography copyright © 2017 Janis Nicolay. Published by Appetite by Random House®, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.