spelt pancakes with cinnamon apples


I love that small window of realisation when you wake on Saturday morning. The weekend stretches out before you, unsullied by the weekday normalities of school runs and routine. Breakfast is a new beast, more time makes way for something beautiful.

The house smells of toasting walnuts and cinnamon before the children are even out of their beds.

I do like a quiet morning kitchen, a stolen mug of tea to ward off winter chills. Slippers padding and pots on the go. I would say I'm a morning person. I'm loving my mandolin at the moment and it makes quick work of some bright green granny smith's. I cook them in ghee with some cinnamon and a tablespoon of maple syrup whilst the nuts roast in a hot dry pan. The cooked apple looks like noodles and smells like a german bakery, it tastes divine. I slice up one more apple and leave it fresh. I find some vanilla scented greek yogurt in the fridge and I make fast work of some spelt pancakes.

These are my daughter's favourite breakfast. In summer I serve them with fresh berries and sliced mango or in winter, roast pears are perfect. This is the first time I've served them with apple and they were incredible. A great way to begin.....

Spelt pancakes 

150gms wholemeal spelt flour

120gms plain flour

1 T baking powder

1 egg

300mls milk

2 mashed bananas

1 T warmed coconut oil

coconut oil for frying


Mix all the banana, egg, milk and oil in a bowl ( I use my kitchenaid mixer with a beater attachment.)

Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Don't over mix or they will be tough.

Heat a frypan with a little oil on a medium heat and cook until golden.