Thomas Family Pancakes

Partaking in the Thomas Family Pancakes is a Saturday morning tradition in the Thomas family household. Samitra, the wife of Terry Thomas Jr., perfected making some nutritious and delicious Spelt pancakes. Due to the many minerals and vitamins Spelt flour contains, it can help regulate metabolism, increase circulation, improve the immune system, lower blood sugar, and reduce bad cholesterol levels, just to name a few... Try to stay away from that traditional acidic white flour... White flour doesn't contain the micro and macro-nutrients we need to feel satiated and full. ... White flour's negative effects consist of Weight Gain + Obesity, Blood Sugar + Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Inflammation, Digestion disorders, and Cancer. Create a practice for putting your Health First so you can live your best life. Health First!

Ingredients:

2 cups of spelt flour

3 tablespoons of organic cane sugar or 5 tablespoons of coconut sugar (sweeten to taste)

1 tablespoon of baking powder

1 teaspoon of baking soda

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 3/4 cups almond milk

3 tablespoons grapeseed or coconut oil (melted)

2 teaspoons of vanilla

2 teaspoons of cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon of Himalayan salt

1 egg*

*as an egg substitute, use "flax egg" which is 1 tablespoon of Ground Flaxseed + 2 1/2 tablespoons of water)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the dry ingredients - spelt flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

  2. In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients - the Almond milk and Grapeseed or Coconut oil, and the vanilla extract.

  3. In a third container, lightly mix one raw egg - OR - to avoid using an egg, mix one tablespoon of flaxseed with 2 1/2 tablespoons of water and let sit for 5 minutes. Stir the egg/flax egg into the wet ingredients.

  4. Part the center of the dry ingredients, and pour the wet ingredients into the center of the well. Stir the batter just until the dry ingredients are thoroughly mixed in and there is an even consistency throughout the mix.

  5. Let the mix sit for several minutes while a non-stick griddle or skillet is heated. Add a dab of coconut oil to the pan to prevent sticking and added flavor.

  6. Let the pan heat enough to where the splash of oil has a small sizzle. Scoop about a 1/4 cup of the batter from your bowl and pour it in the oiled pan to form a a nice circle. Continue pouring scoops until the pan is filled but leave enough space in between the pancakes so that they don't touch.

  7. Let the pancakes cook on the first side for about 2 - 3 minutes until it begins to bubble.

  8. The pancakes are ready to flip bubbles appear. Flip them and let them finish cooking on the other side for about 1 minute until they’re golden brown on both sides.

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