Healthy Spelt Pancakes For One

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on January 2, 2010


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 at 11:43 am

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 at 11:08 pm


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 at 3:43 am

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 at 3:40 am

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 at 11:43 am

So exciting your interview is going to air!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 2, 2010 at 11:51 am

don’t jinx it! hahaha ;) jk


Eric January 2, 2010 at 1:14 pm

I think Ange already jinxed it…


Rachel January 2, 2010 at 11:46 am

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 at 11:50 am

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 at 11:52 am

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


Carolyn January 2, 2010 at 11:51 am

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


Lily @ Lily's Health Pad January 2, 2010 at 11:51 am

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 at 11:52 am

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


pen January 2, 2010 at 11:54 am

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 at 11:59 am

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 at 11:59 am

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 at 12:00 pm

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 at 12:00 pm

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 at 12:09 pm

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 at 12:16 pm

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 at 12:19 pm

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 at 12:22 pm

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 at 12:23 pm

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 at 12:24 pm

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 at 1:43 pm

I hope I was nice!


Jess January 2, 2010 at 12:28 pm

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 at 1:42 pm

Its found in Whole Foods I think :)


Morgan @ Life After Bagels January 2, 2010 at 12:40 pm

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


Lindsay January 2, 2010 at 12:43 pm

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 at 12:49 pm

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 at 12:56 pm

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 at 1:10 pm

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 at 1:42 pm



Danielle April 11, 2012 at 6:47 am

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


Eric January 2, 2010 at 1:12 pm

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


Diana January 2, 2010 at 1:24 pm

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 at 1:31 pm

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 at 1:50 pm

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 at 1:57 pm

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 at 2:03 pm

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 at 2:06 pm

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 at 2:15 pm

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 at 2:40 pm

Nope just hold it for 1-2 seconds max


Katie January 2, 2010 at 2:53 pm

Wow those pancakes look great.



Andrea January 2, 2010 at 2:58 pm

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 at 3:00 pm

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 at 3:12 pm

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 at 4:06 pm

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 at 4:08 pm

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


Ellen January 2, 2010 at 5:01 pm

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 at 5:09 pm

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!


Jess @ Jessica Is Getting Fit January 2, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Those pancakes look so good – that first picture is positively sinful! I’m really glad that you posted the recipe just for one though.

Good luck with the interview airing and the donor match.


EaterNotARunner January 2, 2010 at 5:45 pm

I agree, I always get more pancakes than I want! I will have to try these out :-)


Chloe January 2, 2010 at 6:36 pm

Those pancakes look yummy. Good job with the photos!
I always make a big batch of pancakes and freeze the leftovers. If you make small ones you can just pop them in the toaster straight out of the freezer!


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 2, 2010 at 6:59 pm

Best idea ever!!!!!!!!!! Thank you!


[email protected] January 2, 2010 at 11:03 pm

I have to second this idea…we do this all the time. Big batches from scratch on the weekends which I freeze and then put in the toaster oven.

Quick and easy to get the kids off to school in the morning with a good breakfast.

Also, instead of syrup many times I spread some PB&J for the kids (haha…that way it is portable too when we are running late)

Your coconut syrup looks soooo good!


Leah January 2, 2010 at 6:40 pm

Those pancakes look awesome!
Its funny how different I eat on the weekends when it comes to breakfast. During the week its always oatmeal, but on the weekend I have more time so I’ll put in some actual effort. Im a big fan of homemade hashbrowns with poached eggs on top.


La January 2, 2010 at 6:47 pm

I, too, love to make pancakes but I never want a lot! Usually, I make tons of little tiny ones and foist them off on my roommate and my brother, saving only however much I want, but this recipe looks great!


Alexandra January 2, 2010 at 8:14 pm

I just watched the CTV interview and thought you did awesome! :-) I’m sure your business will continue to prosper as a result. Great job!


Alexandra January 2, 2010 at 8:16 pm

Here is the link for people who live outside the GTA: The spot is called “A Recipe for Online Success”.


Lele January 2, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Yay for pancakes for one! What a genius idea! Although actually what we usually do is just make a big batch and freeze them and thaw a few at a time :D

So exciting about the bone marrow registry! I’m a member too. I actually got contacted a few months back about someone I was a possible match with and and I did the preliminary stages… but either they’re taking their time getting back to me or it wasn’t a match this time!


jessica January 2, 2010 at 8:47 pm

Congrats Angela! I just watched the CTV interview online and you were great!


kaydee k. January 2, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Hey Angela and OSG readers! Reading Angela’s blog has helped me confront my won ED, as well as the challenges I face being gluten-free. I have recently decided to become a vegan… and haven’t felt better in my life!! I am concentrating on living a happy and healthy life through nutrition and exercise. Come read my blog [] where I will write about my journey to accepting myself. I’ve only written one post so far, I am trying to get the hang of blogging :)

Thanks Angela– your blogging has helped me face my inner challenges. I am excited to make positive changes!



Kristin (whimsyville) January 2, 2010 at 10:06 pm

I just watched the CTV spot online – congratulations! You looked very poised and confident!


Gracie January 2, 2010 at 10:57 pm

Uh major YUM! Those pancakes look unbelievably good. I may just have to have pancakes for breakfast tomorrow :)


Katie January 2, 2010 at 11:39 pm

That’s awesome that you are trying to be a donor for bone marrow transplants! I didn’t even know that is was possible to sign up for it. What a generous and thoughtful thing to do. People like you make the world go around. :)


Danielle January 2, 2010 at 11:59 pm

I think it’s AWESOME that you’re adding yourself to the Bone Marrow Registry. Good for you!

My ideal breakfast, while not super healthy, is my mom’s breakfast potatoes. I LOVE them and no matter what I do I can’t ever recreate them at home.

During the week I try to make enough time for oatmeal or cereal but sometimes it’s a Clif bar as I’m running out the door. On the weekends we usually have eggs or pancakes. Yum!

As a side note – I got my order of Glo Bars the other day and they are simply amazing! My husband tried one and really likes them too – although I glare at him when he eats one because I don’t want them to run out :) THANK YOU for making such a delish product!


Jenny January 3, 2010 at 12:24 am

Wow great idea with those single serving pancakes, so helpful! Could you use whole wheat flower if you don’t have spelt??

On the weekends I definitely take more time with breakfasts, but since my favorite things (oatmeal, pb, bananas) don’t take too long, I’m usually able to have them throughout the week :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 3, 2010 at 12:27 am

Yes I think you can use whole wheat flour too, but you may have to adjust the amount of milk perhaps!


Naomi January 3, 2010 at 12:36 am

I watched your clip on CTV and it came out fantastic- but they call you Andrea?!


Katie January 3, 2010 at 1:45 am

Great recipe – I will definitely be trying it soon!

My weekend and weekday breakfasts aren’t really any different, because I work from home, so I can take my time to make a great breakfast any day of the week. I need to remember how lucky I am for that.


erica January 3, 2010 at 1:46 am

isaw your ctv interview online today! i’m so happy for you that it aired! you did a great job!


Mandi January 3, 2010 at 2:12 am

Saw your interview online today (tried to catch it on TV, but must have missed it). It was definitely inspiring. And your new glow bars look fantastic.

I’m not a huge pancakes person, but that’s mostly because i don’t like really sweet things in the morning. However, the ‘syrup’ you used sounds delicious so i’ll keep this in mind next time i feel like a morning treat.


One Healthy Apple January 3, 2010 at 3:25 am

Yum- your pancakes look delicious! I am a very low maintenance girl when it comes to breakfast- I just need something that goes with almond butter!

Hope your interview aired!


Annie January 3, 2010 at 4:18 am

Angela, I am currently eating a Glo Bar for the first time, and I can say is YUM! My sister generously gave me one of hers from her holiday pack. It tastes so fresh and delicious. I am officially hooked!


thedaintypig January 3, 2010 at 4:42 am

thank you thank you thank for pancakes for one!


Elfin January 3, 2010 at 8:17 am

Just watched the interview online (thanks for the link Alexandra!) and thought you were amazing! Congratulations, so exciting to see your business on TV! :-) I also just wanted to say thank you for this blog – I discovered it about a week ago and still have so many great posts to read, love your hot topics, and all the recipes are so inspiring :-) Your way of life and thinking about food is so inspiring and I’m really thankful you put it all out there and that I got to find it! Anyways, let me know if when you decide to deliver internationally (England) – I’d love to try some of the GloBars :-) xx


AGS January 3, 2010 at 9:42 am

Congrats on the interview!!!

I tend to eat to same things throughout the week, but Sat/Sun mornings usually allow me to be more leasurely about my eating. I drink my green monster while I blow-dry my hair, and then grab something else to eat at my desk once I get there.

I recently purchased Justin’s Maple Almond butter, and it is my “treat” on fresh bread on weekend mornings.


leatitia January 3, 2010 at 10:46 am

Angela!! CTV Toronto aired your piece! So cool!!

I’m so excited for you! You look amazing and I hope it will help the sales. ;-)


Meg's Gut January 3, 2010 at 11:05 am

Just saw your interview on CTV last night!
What an accomplishment with your bakery – congrats!


Kelly January 3, 2010 at 11:37 am


I had a question about the calorie count. My spelt flour says its 120 calories for 1/4 cup. You used 1/2 cup of flour that would mean 240 calories from flour alone. Just wondering how you calculated the calorie count…


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 3, 2010 at 11:47 am

The spelt flour I use is 90 cals per 1/4 cup


Noelle (Opera Singer in the Kitchen) January 4, 2010 at 10:09 am

I made your pancakes this morning. They were so EASY and QUICK to prepare and cook. I added Flaxseed meal and used almond milk. Even the non-vegan enjoyed them! Thanks!


Kristy January 4, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Can someone please “healthify” sausage, biscuits and gravy <3


Ruth January 4, 2010 at 3:47 pm

Vegetarian Times has a version that’s not too bad!


Ruth January 4, 2010 at 3:45 pm

My weekend breakfasts are definitely different from my weekday ones! On the weekends I feed my hubby too, so it’s got to be food he likes. We usually have at least one veggie-filled omelet or frittata, and every once in a while pancakes or waffles.


Sarah January 5, 2010 at 9:40 am

Excellent looking pancakes! Isn’t spelt the best?! I’m always wanting pancakes, and my fiance hates sweet things like pancakes, so this is perfect for me!


Jolene January 6, 2010 at 10:19 pm

Those pancake pictures are amazing!!!

My ideal breakfast at the moment would be the creme brulee French toast that I saw on another blog a couple weeks ago. I can’t wait to make it!

Those pancakes look pretty freakin’ delicious too though!!!

I also would love to have one of my mom’s homemade cinnamon buns.


Heather (Where's the Beach) January 7, 2010 at 10:36 am

I’m not a big pancake fan, but my husband is so this looks perfect! Thanks for the low-cal syrup idea too.


N.D. January 10, 2010 at 4:43 pm

Yuck – I messed up and used a tsp of baking SODA and mine turned out BAKING SODA PANCAKES -inedible. Thanks for the recipe though!


Jean @ BelezaJean February 6, 2010 at 1:04 pm

Just tried your Spelt Pancakes for 1 Recipe Angela…can you say AH-mazing!

I’ve just recently embraced a complete Pescetarian, Whole-Foods diet, with thoughts to possibly go the Vegan route one day (baby steps) so I modified with 1% organic milk and 1/2 serving Vanilla Whey Protein, but the taste was still fabulous.

Merci beaucoup et bon weekend, Jean xo.


kathleen April 9, 2010 at 2:23 pm

I just made these. I added a tsp of oat bran, cocoa powder, lots of extracts, nutmeg, a tsp of mesquite powder and a drop of vanilla stevia to the spelt flour. My liquid of choice was coconut milk beverage. Then I made a sauce of dark chocolate, coconut butter and coconut oil. They were perfect! Thanks.


Lynna May 27, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Hey Angela,

I wanted to let you know that your “low sugar maple syrup” inspired me to create something similar but also lower in fat. Instead of using coconut oil, I used 1.5 tablespoons light coconut milk and 1 tablespoon grade b maple syrup. It created a yummy, creamy syrup with the taste of both maple and coconut. Thanks for the inspiration!


Charlie July 15, 2010 at 1:17 pm

Making a recipe of pancakes for one is a great idea! I made these this morning and they were perfect (they were so good that I wonder why anyone would put eggs in pancakes :P).

Thanks for the recipe!


Jenna July 18, 2010 at 12:54 pm

I’ve had this recipe bookmarked for awhile and finally got around to trying it this morning – YUM! Pancakes I didn’t feel bad at all about eating. I added some blueberries and walnuts – delicious :). Thanks for much for all of your wonderful ideas, Angela.


Tatomme Flanagan September 17, 2010 at 9:02 am

I made these this morning!!! I used Vega Complete Whole Food Health Opt. for some added protein though..and for the syrup I whipped up a frozen banana. It was delish!

I would love to talk to you about running training — I recently decided that I want to train for the Good Life Half Marathon in October for my first go at a “marathon!” I am so excited, but nervous. What does your training schedule typically look like??

Your blog is great and inspires me to be creative with my own recipes!


Cassie October 30, 2010 at 8:53 am

JUST made these…beyond delicious! I topped them with peanut butter, 1/2 a banana and some maple syrup ;)
Surprisingly REALLY filling, too! I’ll be making these again! :)


Danielle April 13, 2012 at 9:46 am

I’ve been having those for the last couple of days! They are SO easy to make! I usually wake up before my husband and my son, I make those first, them make the breakfast for the boys while they wake up (they don’t believe in “vegan”…yet! ;-) )…and we can all have breakfast together! It works out great!


Mel July 22, 2012 at 4:39 am

I tried these last week now I am pure addicted!


Rebecca September 16, 2012 at 3:30 pm

These pancakes are perfect! My biggest problem with pancakes is portion control (I make a whole batch, and then eat WAY too many of them.) This single-serving recipe is ideal!

I mixed some apple cider vinager in with the soymilk before combining with the dry ingredients (to turn it into ‘buttermilk’) and added toasted walnuts and chopped fresh figs to the batter. I let the batter rest for about half an hour before cooking.

These pancakes were super-fluffy and delicious. I made the maple syrup/coconut oil mixture and dunked the pancakes in as I ate them. They were absolutely amazing!! Thanks for such a wonderful recipe!


Ashley October 17, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Maple syurp doesn’t make you feel sick if it’s 100% real. Now, the fake stuff, like Aunt Jemima? *That* I can see making you feel sick.

Plus there are different grades of maple syrup–1’s generally better for using as syrup, 2’s better for baking and such because they have a stronger flavour (Canadian federal classification has 1, 2 and 3, basically splitting up 2 into two categories). In all a darker colour means a stronger flavour. (This isn’t targeting you specifically, but anyone who doesn’t know that real maple syrup if different from the fake stuff. I have met too many people who think the only difference is how it’s made and that the flavour is the same. If the flavour of real maple syrup varies, how can the fake stuff ever be the same as real?)


Ayisha February 23, 2013 at 1:45 pm

I made these pancakes and found the middles were quite gooey no matter what I tried (ie: lower cooking temp, adding more milk etc.) any suggestions?


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2013 at 10:09 am

Hi there, Im sorry that hasn’t happened to me before. I would try cooking them a bit longer to ensure the middle cooks through. Goodluck!


Eli September 23, 2013 at 11:43 pm

Do you have to prepare the dry ingredients the night before or can I make them in the morning aswell?


eli September 24, 2013 at 12:34 pm

is there any reason to leaving the dry ingredients sit at night? can i just stir them together in the morning?


eli September 24, 2013 at 12:35 pm

sorry didnt know if my comment before sent so i wrote it twice! :p


Robin December 2, 2013 at 12:09 pm

These were excellent! I was really pleased that the batter itself didn’t call for any sweetener or oil. I figure, I’m going to top it with sweet things/oil or butter so the pancakes don’t need it! I threw a couple handfuls of blueberries into my batter and topped the finished product with 1/2tbsp coconut oil mixed with 1tsp maple syrup and 1/2tsp cacao powder. SO GOOD. The cacao was an incredible addition. Thanks Angela!


Natalie January 20, 2014 at 11:47 am

These were ridiculously easy, and delish to boot! Thank you!


Senna January 23, 2014 at 9:50 am

Hi Angela! I’m 15 and am just in LOVE with your blog! My mom and I have been following it for about a month now and WOW. You are truly amazing! I was finding it a little tough being a vegan.. not knowing any recipes to make on my own. Your blog helped me huge. I love these pancakes, and am actually typing this before I eat mine I just made. :) Perfect before school! So.. thank you. Thank you for doing what you do. <3


Dylan March 11, 2014 at 4:35 pm

these were delicious ! the portion was waaay too small for me (i usually eat around 600-800 calories each meal lol), so I’ll have to double this next time. But they tasted really great :)


Eva April 5, 2014 at 5:35 am

I loved these so much! The serving was a little too big for me and I feel kind of heavy now but it’s nothing compared to how I normally feel after pancakes! The taste is kind of bland but personally I love that taste because you can do with it whatever you want! I also love how healthy thee are! I’ll definitely make these more often!


Lucy May 7, 2014 at 11:31 am

Hi! There isn’t a single recipe on your blog that doesn’t make my mouth water and tummy rumble… However, before I can attempt to recreate these culinary delights, I need a crucial piece of information. As I am from the UK, I do not understand the cup measurements used in US recipes. Please could you explain how to convert into kilograms/grams and litres/millilitres? Especially for the recipe above! I am craving pancakes and have all the ingredients in my cupboard!!!
Kind regards,
Lucy x


Jess August 24, 2015 at 3:31 am

I just made these and they were SO good! Wholesome, hearty, healthy and darn right delicious!

I topped with 1/2 a grilled banana and your suggested syrup of coconut oil and maple syrup! Great way to make the maple syrup go further!

First healthy pancake I’ve made that actually cooked and looked like a pancake!

Thanks for the recipe :)


Lily May 3, 2016 at 11:00 am

Ate it. Loved it. Saving it.


Keith August 29, 2016 at 7:05 pm

I make a big batch. They freeze well, and taste just fine thawed.


Patricia April 5, 2017 at 9:00 pm

These are super delicious!!! WOW. Light, fluffy, with the nutty flavours of the spelt flour. I put wild frozen blueberries in mine, and omitted the mana and hemp because I didn’t have them. Yummy.


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