Cranberry Pear Vegan Spelt Pancakes
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegan
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Serves: 8 pancakes
These cranberry pear vegan spelt pancakes are easy to make, only call for 10 ingredients and are bursting with fall flavours.
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tbsp freshly squeeze citrus juice (I used lemon, but orange would work really well)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup spelt flour* (+ more if needed)
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lemon or orange zest
  • ¼ cup cranberries, fresh or frozen
  • 2 tbsp finely diced pears
Optional cranberry pear syrup
  • ¼ cup cranberries
  • 2 tbsp diced pears
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp freshly squeezes lemon or orange juice
  • water as needed
  1. Combine almond milk, apple cider vinegar and lemon juice in a measuring cup and set aside
  2. Mix together flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, salt and zest
  3. Add the vanilla to the almond milk mixture and mix well
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until just incorporated. Add up to ¼ cup more spelt if the batter is too runny
  5. Fold in the cranberries and pears
  6. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and add a little oil if necessary (this will depend on how non-stick your pan actually is)
  7. For each pancake, spoon ¼ to ⅓ cup of batter onto skillet and cook until bubbles form on the surface (about 1 to 2 minutes) then flip and cook for 1 - 2 minutes on the other side
  8. Repeat until batter is done, remembering to oil the skillet between pancakes if necessary
  9. Serve warm with maple or cranberry pear syrup
For the syrup:
  1. Add the fruit, maple syrup and lemon juice to a small saucepan and add just enough water to cover the fruit
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, then lower heat to a simmer
  3. Continue to heat the mixture until the it begins to thicken and fruit begins to wilt
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before serving
*I used ½ white spelt and ½ whole spelt but if you don't have spelt flour you can use 1½ cups white or all purpose flour or 1¼ cups whole wheat flour. See this post for more details on flour substitutions.
Recipe by Diary of an ExSloth at