Buttermilk Blackstrap Molasses Pancakes

16 Aug

Ingredients: Spelt flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, honey, blackstrap molasses, buttermilk, butter, eggs, and vanilla extract.

You’ll need two medium sized mixing bowls to start.

In the first bowl, mix three cups spelt flour with three teaspoons of baking soda, two teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.

In the second bowl, whisk together three cups of buttermilk, two eggs, 1/4 cup of melted butter, one teaspoon of vanilla extract, one tablespoon of honey, and two tablespoon of blackstrap molasses.

Combine the two bowls into one and whisk well. Let it set for about five minutes before you begin grilling them. These proportions make about eighteen big pancakes.

Experiment: These are very flavorful so, instead of sugary syrup, try serving them topped with fresh fruit, almond butter, plain yogurt, applesauce or a touch of honey. Try adding some spices to the dry ingredients if you like. Maybe cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, or ground ginger. Stir in mashed banana or other fruit. Or try mixing the flour and butter milk in a bowl the night before and leave it on the counter to soak and then add the remaining ingredients in the morning before grilling them. This makes the pancakes super yummy and easy to digest.

Shopping Tips: I buy spelt flour in my grocery store’s bulk section and blackstrap molasses in the nutrition section.

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3 Responses to “Buttermilk Blackstrap Molasses Pancakes”

  1. Brittany August 16, 2010 at 8:48 am #

    Wondering if you could use agave nectar in place of the molasses and honey??? What do you think???

  2. Mindy August 16, 2010 at 9:09 am #

    Britt, I’m sure agave would work as a sweetener, but you would lose the yummy molasses flavor that I think makes these pancakes different. I haven’t done much with agave, so not sure how much you would want to substitute for the honey and molasses. Let me know how they turn out!

    • Brittany August 16, 2010 at 9:19 am #

      I thought molasses was just a sweetener in addition to the honey…I don’t know if I’ve ever tried it…hmm…now my curiosity is peaked 😉

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