September is also whole grains month. Whole grains are foods made from and contain all essential parts and naturally-occurring nutrients of the entire grain seed. The original kernel, bran, germ and endosperm must be present (to learn more about whole grains view a previous post).
Spelt is a variety of wheat that has a mild nutty flavor. It can be substituted for flour in recipes. A positive characteristic of spelt is that it is more easily digested than any forms of wheat but spelt flour is not considered gluten free. Spelt is high in fiber and good source of manganese and iron. Try topping your pancakes with your favorite nut butter for added protein or use 2 tablespoons of fruit preserves instead of syrup.
Activities kids can do for this recipe:
- Measure dry and wet ingredients
- Make the well in the dry ingredients and add the wet
- Flip pancakes- with supervision
- Personalize pancakes with their favorite toppings.