Healthy Spelt Pancakes For One



Do you like pancakes?

I sure do.


I am a pancake lover, but I typically don’t make them for the following reasons:

  • I am not a fan of how many pancakes most recipes make when I just want a single serving
  • Whenever I make pancakes on weekends, it always turns into a big production. Mess, drips, pans, spills, small kitchen fires…you get the idea.


But I am no quitter, my friends.

I decided to create a ‘Pancake for 1′ recipe and prepare the dry ingredients the night before. I also had a few requirements:

  • It had to use whole grain flour
  • High in protein and fibre
  • Be quick enough to make on a weekday morning

Preparing it the night before actually worked out quite well and it only took me about 10 minutes to make this morning. This will work wonderfully for weekday mornings.

Mission Accomplished!

Healthy Spelt Pancakes for One



  • 1/2 cup spelt flour
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • tiny pinch sea salt
  • 1 t baking powder (I use aluminum-free)
  • 1/8 t maca powder (optional)
  • 1/2 T Manitoba Harvest Hemp Protein Powder (optional)
  • 1/2 c unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice)

Syrup + topping ideas (see below)

Directions: Mix all dry ingredients together the night before and place in container. In the morning, heat a skillet on medium while mixing the batter. Add the milk to dry ingredients and stir well. Spray the skillet with non stick oil and spoon the batter onto the skillet on med-low temperature. Flip pancakes when bubbles pop and cook other side.

Makes 5 baby pancakes. Awww how cute.


I made the low sugar coconut oil syrup (see below). This is my go-to pancake syrup. So amazing. It doesn’t give you that sick feeling like maple syrup often does.



These pancakes pack quite the nutritional punch.

215 calories for the entire batch (without maca, hemp, syrup or toppings), 8 grams of protein, 11 grams of fibre, 21% of the day’s iron requirements and 11% of calcium requirements!

Sprinkle some chia seeds on top and you will add some healthy omega oils, antioxidants, iron, and calcium. :)


Low sugar syrup:

For the syrup, I like to mix coconut oil and maple syrup for a really delicious low sugar syrup. I mix 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and 1/2 a tablespoon of pure maple syrup together and the result is pure heaven.

Low calorie syrup:

Sometimes I also mix 5 parts applesauce and 1 part agave nectar for a very low calorie yet delicious ‘syrup’.

IMG_8883 Topping Ideas:

  • Chia seeds
  • Goji berries
  • Unsweetened coconut
  • Dark chocolate
  • Cacao nibs
  • Almond or peanut butter
  • Crushed walnuts


It was a delicious, filling, and quick breakfast!

What is your ideal breakfast if you could have anything in the world?

What does your weekend breakfast routine look like compared to your weekday breakfast routine?

Off to workout + Whittle! Then work for a few hours today followed by a couple returns at the mall.


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Jessie (Vegan-minded) January 2, 2010

Wow, those pancakes look so amazing! I love the healthy ingredients and the coconut syrup idea. Must try this soon!


Sarah K. Robb January 2, 2010


It’s such a coincidence that you made spelt pancakes this morning! I was thinking that I needed to try them as I have some spelt left over that I need to use up! Then, I saw your post…I don’t need to look for a recipe now! I’m so pumped to try them! Thanks!


nicolene January 4, 2010

Thanks so much for this Angela! Have been dying for some good healthy pancakes and now i can indulge myself without the guilt!




Heidi December 3, 2014

Hi there, I’ve made these about eight times now – just love love love them, so does my 20 month old, and my omni friend said – “best pancakes I’ve ever had” – I agree! thank you so much :) xx


rungirlrunn January 2, 2010

So exciting your interview is going to air!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 2, 2010

don’t jinx it! hahaha ;) jk


Eric January 2, 2010

I think Ange already jinxed it…


Rachel January 2, 2010

Thanks for the recipe. I’ll definitely put it to use, but, alas, during the work week I still won’t have time to make them, because I give myself like 10 minutes to eat, haha. Sleep > food.


Danielle (Coffee Run) January 2, 2010

I like to have pancakes occasionally- but I’m hooked on oatmeal :) Maybe I should look into oatmeal pancakes?
Oh, and I made my little brother (10 yrs. old) a green monster the other day and he LOVED it. I was so surprised…he watched me put straight up spinach in his drink and then without bias tried it & said “yum!”


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 2, 2010

that is awesome! My nephews and niece drink them too…they are under 4 yrs old too.


Carolyn January 2, 2010

Those pancakes look delish! Glad to hear they might air your interview!


Lily @ Lily's Health Pad January 2, 2010

Love the recipe, and I’m excited about your interview airing!

Typically I make a Green Monster in the blender the night before. In the a.m., I take it out of the fridge, reblend for about 30 seconds, and drink on the ride to the gym.

I’m all about efficiency in the mornings!


skinnyrunner January 2, 2010

those pancake pictures seriously look like professional pictures that you’d see on a menu at a restaurant! yum.


pen January 2, 2010

Those pics of the pancakes are fabulous! I really love the first two with the butter/syrup being poured.

Anyway, I totally wanted to join in on the Whittle my Middle I, but couldn’t get my act together…so, I’m joining you for this second round!


Fallon January 2, 2010

Pancakes look good! I like the coconut oil and maple syrup mixture so it isn’t super sweet!

I think I need to buy some spelt powder!


Lesley Lifting Life January 2, 2010

Yes, I sure do love pancakes! Kinda makes me wish I hadn’t already eaten breakfast ; )

Crossing my fingers for you about the interview … so exciting that they decided to air it!


Ashley January 2, 2010

I never make anything special for breakfast during the week because I get to the office a little after 6AM and eat while I work…usually it’s Greek yogurt or a raw food bar. But I had pancakes this morning for breakfast! I usually make them from scratch, but I used a mix that was pumpkin flavored today. Yummy! I bought the ingredients for a green monster this week, so maybe tomorrow I’ll be brave enough to try one for breakfast…!


Melly January 2, 2010

You are like a walking advertisement for spelt. Love it! Spelt is my favorite flour so I will definitely be trying out these pancakes. I’m curious to hear how long they kept you full!


Jessica @ How Sweet It Is January 2, 2010

I just bought some spelt flour at the store 10 minutes ago to make pancakes I saw in Eat Drink and Be Vegan! I can’t wait to try these ones, too! :)


Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 2, 2010

Mmmm…those look good! I’ll definitely be turning to your blog for inspiration during my month-long vegan challenge!

That first picture is gorgeous– you take great photographs!


Natasha January 2, 2010

mmmm pancakes! I love pancakes, but I never feel very good after them. I’ll have to try out this recipe… but maybe not with spelt. My breakfast tends to remain pretty much constant. I go through phases so it’s the same thing everyday for ages then I swap. Currently, it’s my own homemade honey toasted muesli with greek yogurt and honey mixed in. Actually I’d love to know how to veganise this as I’m going to try out veganism for a month maybe in Feb.


stina6584 January 2, 2010

That pancake recipe looks great. Pancakes are always reserved for the weekend. I generally make batches of whole wheat waffles on the weekend that I can reheat in the toaster during the week if I feel like a waffle. My weekday breakfast routine has been oatmeal now that it’s cold out. In the warmer months I lean toward Greek yogurt with fixins. Sometimes I’ll make eggs if I’m not running behind (which I usually am in the morning despite all efforts to give myself plenty of time!).


Lauren Modeen January 2, 2010

Finally! Pancakes for 1! I always face the same “pancake problems” (small kitchen fires are not foreign to me) so THANK YOU! Keep the good ideas coming…


Laura January 2, 2010

I am on board for Whittle My Middle II! I just took my “before” pics and am looking forward to seeing the “after” in a few weeks. Thanks for the inspiration!

P.S. Last night I had a dream that I ran in to you at the grocery store! haha (you know you spend too much time reading blogs when…)


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 2, 2010

I hope I was nice!


Jess January 2, 2010

OK, those pancakes are so simple, I’m totally making those for breakfast! Where do you buy maca? I’ve looked for it in stores, but no luck

Got my fingers crossed for you about your interview! And I’m starting to Whittle my middle today!


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 2, 2010

Its found in Whole Foods I think :)


Morgan @ Life After Bagels January 2, 2010

I just put a post it up to remember to watch your interview . . . I’m keeping my fingers crossed!


Lindsay January 2, 2010

It seems like I never have enough time during the week but pancakes for 1 is completely feasible, thanks for the recipe! I’m pumped for protein packed goodness now. Good luck with the interview tonight!


Cynthia (It All Changes) January 2, 2010

My ideal breakfast for a treat is an apple dumpling. Good thing my Momma is here and is going to make me so me to freeze. Yeah for Moms.


Ameena January 2, 2010

I usually make a bunch of pancakes and then freeze them. Then I can take them out one at a time and defrost when the family wants one.


Heather January 2, 2010

Hello Darling- already putting this in the go-to recipe for the single girl recipe box :) However, as I was copying it, I realized that the recipe says
“•1/2 unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice) ”

im assuming that it’s 1/2 CUP, right?



Angela (Oh She Glows) January 2, 2010



Danielle April 11, 2012

1/2 cup in the batter and as much as you like on the side ;-)


Eric January 2, 2010

Those pancakes look good… Hope there is leftovers! I knew I should have gotten up earlier.


Diana January 2, 2010

Those pancakes look yummy. I can’t wat to try them and the coconut syrup. Thanks for the recipes.

Things have sure changed for the bone marrow registry. I signed up about 10 years ago and they had to take a vial of my blood. Unfortunately in all these years I’ve never been a match for anyone. I get a card from them every year thanking me for being on the registry, but I never match anyone. Seems kind of odd to me. I must have some sort of weird, unique DNA.

Hopefully you’re more in demand for the bone marrow. I think it would be awesome to help save someone’s life. :)


Julie @savvyeats January 2, 2010

I can’t wait to make these pancakes…yum!

If your interview airs, will you please post the video so those of us in the US can see it too?


Anais January 2, 2010

Thanks for the recipe!!! I never make pancakes for the exact same reason so I’ve bookmarked the recipe for future use ;)

I think it’s so amazing that you’re doing the one match program! Organ donation (in general) is such a great thing.

ps: hopes the interview airs!


Susan January 2, 2010

Yay!! I LOVE pancakes. I always make the same oatmeal/cottage cheese pancakes, so I’ll have to try these as a way to switch it up. I always get up early before work to ensure I have at least 15 minutes to prepare breakfast and lots of time to enjoy it. I can usually do oatmeal, waffles, pancakes or eggs in that period of time, so no breakfast is off limits for me. Totally worth getting up earlier for ;)


Eliana >^..^ January 2, 2010

I love pancakes!! ;O) Here is a recipe that I have for my fav pancakes:

2/3 cup Buckwheat Pancake Mix
1 egg (I don’t use egg, I do the chia substitute)
2 tsp Coconut Oil
2 tsp Agave Nectar
3/4 cup almond milk

Delicious!!! Yummmy! I sprinkle on top cup up almonds, blueberries and its so good. I’m getting hungry thinking about them.

Enjoy them!!


Zaidan January 2, 2010

Thanks for the recipe Angela!! How did you know that I was looking for a single serving pancake recipe!! Sometimes I want pancakes just because I know having maple syrup straight up might not be a good idea!! :) YUM!!


Brynn January 2, 2010

Is one rep of boat pose bringing your knees to your chest then extending you legs? Or holding for 30-60 seconds?


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 2, 2010

Nope just hold it for 1-2 seconds max


Katie January 2, 2010

Wow those pancakes look great.



Andrea January 2, 2010

I wish CTV was airing your interview here in BC tonight! Hopefully you can record it and post it on the blog :)

My favourite breakfast is toast with peanut butter and banana slices, but on the weekends I love pancakes! Actually, this morning I made my very first green monster.. it was amazing! I will definitely be adding it to my morning routine. My husband even had one, and my 19 month old daughter liked it too! Yum :)


Mallory January 2, 2010

ohhhh yum!
too bad i already ate breakfast :)

for the coconut oil – i was so excited when i saw it in my local grocery store and snatched up a jar right away! i’ve been using it as a body moisturizer and it’s great – however, i realized that it’s refined and i remember you saying that the unrefined is better for you. can i still use the refined coconut oil in cooking? what’s the difference (health-wise) between the two oils?

and i’m hoping everything goes well with the bone marrow matching! good luck ange :)


chant January 2, 2010

Have a question about running. when I run I tend to stomp, and I was wondering how you prevent that? I’ve been trying so hard to stop but I always end up back at stomping. Its driving me crazy when I run now because that’s all I focus on.


Chelsea January 2, 2010

Your coconut syrup brought me back to Hawaii. They had THE BEST coconut syrup there, but I’m SURE that yours is much healthier for you.

I usually try to make my breakfast the night before weekdays. But now that I have a JUICER, that is going to change!


Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) January 2, 2010

That’s fantastic! The world definitely needs more donors. Kudos to you! :)


Ellen January 2, 2010

I never make pancakes for the same reasons. Now I will have a new breakfast to look forward to in the morning.

My weekend breakfasts are more relaxed than my workday breakfast. On the weekends I usually prepare oatmeal with fresh or dried fruit, soymilk, and bit of this or that. Another fave thing to do is to go out for a healthy brunch or for breakfast tacos at Whole Foods (always eggs, vegan chorizo, and cilantro on a spelt tortilla).

I almost always make my workday breakfast at work and eat at my desk, so I don’t really get to concentrate on the food as much….I usually make toast with PB or bring some cereal and soymilk….But one of my New Year’s Resolutions is to work towards a 9 pm – 5 am sleeping schedule (inspired by Kath Eats), so I can enjoy my mornings and sit down to a good breakfast!

Thanks again for the pancake recipe! Can’t wait to make it.


Trail January 2, 2010

Ange, I love that you made a pancakes for 1 recipe! Plus since I’m just getting into vegetarian/vegan eating, any recipe that takes care of the question of adapting (sub egg, milk, oils, etc) regular recipes are wonderful to me!

Good luck with being a donor match, too!


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