Spelt and Dark Chocolate Pancakes with Yoghurt and Honey

It’s all just a bit depressing at the moment isn’t it? Each time I glance out of the window there is never even a peep of blue sky and hardly any bright daffodils to remind me it is in fact Spring. But no matter. When times get like this there is only one way to improve the situation; to fill your belly with buttery things.
spelt chocolate pancakes
Perhaps not the healthiest advice to give, a more svelte person might suggest a nice jog in the park but it wouldn’t quite cut the mustard for me. No, when my fingers are still blue in March I need chocolate and sticky sweet things. That’s where these Spelt and Dark Chocolate Pancakes fit in nicely. Rachel’s Organic sent me some Greek Yoghurt with Honey to try and I thought it would work nicely with these pancakes.
rachels honey yoghurt

You will need (for around 16 pancakes):

200g spelt flour
2 tsp baking powder
40g caster sugar
20g melted butter, plus extra for cooking
1 egg
275ml milk
40g dark chocolate chips
Yoghurt with honey to serve
spelt chocolate pancakes

Start by sieving the flour, baking powder and sugar into a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix together the melted butter, egg and milk until well combined. Stir the egg mixture into the flour mixture and add the chocolate chips. Give everything a good stir to make sure it is well incorporated.

spelt chocolate pancakes

Heat a little knob of butter in a frying pan until it just starts to foam and then drop the pancake mixture in using around 2 tbsp of the batter for each pancake. Fry the pancakes until they are golden brown before flipping them over and cooking the other side. Don’t be tempted to flip too early as you could end up with miserable looking pancake. Cook the pancakes in batches until all the batter is used up then stack them as high as you like, drizzle with honey and serve with a big dollop of honey yoghurt.

spelt chocolate pancakes

I like to think that the spelt part of these pancakes means they add a fibrous benefit that negates the chocolate, sugar and butter. In reality I know that by eating eight of them I am waiting for the coronary police to come knocking. However as these are a treat I’m not too concerned and they are a delicious thing to make to accompany some yoghurt that might otherwise have been eaten with a simple banana. So while I am enjoying this meteorological nuisance by stuffing my face, when the weather does improve I’m sure to start creating lighter and healthier things. Yeah, right.
Thanks to Rachel’s Organic for the samples. All opinions expressed are my own.

Comments

  1. says

    as far as i’m concerned, one of the few redeeming qualities of winter is that we can soothe ourselves with fatty, rich foods and not feel so ashamed. 🙂 lovely recipe!

  2. says

    We’re having the same ridiculous weather! I think your marvelous, slightly decadent pancakes would be the perfect way to bring a smile to my morning!

  3. says

    Thanks for visiting my blog. You have lovely recipes. agree with you that the weather has been quite miserable at this time of the year. I’m looking much forward to warmer and sunnier days. Pancakes are definitely very comforting when the weather is not. Love that you use spelt flour. I use a lot of spelt flour too, especially in my baking. Looking at your picture, I feel like wanting to go and make some now 😀

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