Succulent ripe plums soaked in delicious, fibre rich oat and spelt pancakes. While plums are still super juicy and in season this summer, this is a pancake recipe you definitely want to be making!
This is recipe number 3. I have been going through my rounds of plum recipes this month. This is a super juicy and rather fast way to enjoy plums (other than gobbling them up as they are)!
The plums are stewed on the stove on a medium heat and sweetened with natural honey so no refined sugars here.
You could enjoy these plums with:
- Ice cream
- Porridge oats.
- As jam on toasted bread.
- or just eating the jam as it is!
But I decided to pair it with pancakes. A hearty and filling recipe I have been making for a while and thought it would be a perfect time to share them.
In these pancakes I am using SPELT flour and there is often confusion about whether spelt is actually gluten or gluten free.
What is spelt?
Let me try and clear it up for you.
Spelt is an ancient grain with a similar appearance to wheat. It IS in fact gluten. Although it has more fibre than gluten, so the fibre makes it easier to digest unlike gluten which has higher protein. So people who have intolerances to wheat sometimes find spelt easier to digest. However if you have an actual allergy to gluten spelt is gluten so you should still avoid.
It is usually okay to replace spelt with any white/whole wheat flour recipes BUT it would need adjustments for bread products as it has less protein the rise and fluffiness is different in spelt than strong wheat flour used in bread making.
Spelt works out perfectly in pancakes and have been adding them to all kinds of bakes that call for regular flour. Like muffins, crumble and even brownies!
So if you haven’t tried spelt flour before and your looking for something a little easier then wheat to digest then go ahead and try spelt. It is readily available in supermarkets throughout the UK and online too.
Oat and spelt pancakes with an easy plum jam
- For the plum jam
- 5 or 6 medium ripe plums
- 2 tablespoon honey or any sweetner of your choice, you can leave out the sugar but the plums will be abit sour.
- For the oat and spelt pancakes
- 1/2 cup spelt flour any regular flour or whole wheat works too.
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup milk I used Oat milk.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil i used extra virgin, use any oil you prefer or butter.
- dash of sea salt
For the plum jam:
Set a small saucpan on a medium heat.
Chop the plums into small pieces and add into the heated saucpan.
When you hear the plums sizzle add in a small splash of water.
After a couple of minutes the plums should start bubbling. At this point I set the jam on a low heat while prepering the pancake batter. Once the pancakes are ready to fry, turn off the jam and let it cool down.
For the pancakes
Heat up your skillert or pan to a medium high heat.
Blend all the pancake ingredients together and blend untill smooth, add more milk or more flour if your batter is too thick OR too thin.
Use a quater cup scoop and pour as many pancakes that can fit on your pan, evenly spread out to avoid sticking together.
Wait for bubbles to appar then flip. Repeat this untill the batter is finished.
I like to dollop spoons of the jam directly on the pancakes and sprinkle chopped nuts for crunch and texture. Serve with your favourites. This could be honey, maple syrup, granola or even yoghurt too.