Spelt-Blueberry Pancakes

This recipe was created by one of the Engine 2 participants, Anthony Salerno, who makes these for his daughter, Ella. He then freezes the leftovers for future quick breakfasts or late-night snacks. This recipe is for a double batch.

  • Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Cook Time 15 minutes
  • Serves Makes 25 to 30 pancakes


  • 2 cups spelt flour
  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons ground flaxseed meal
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 ½ cups low fat soy milk
  • 4 tablespoons applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups blueberries


Whisk the flours, baking powder, flax meal, and salt together in a large bowl.
Combine the wet ingredients in another bowl.

Form a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients. Stir the batter just until the dry ingredients are thoroughly moistened: it will seem very thin, but it will thicken.

Let the batter rest for 15 minutes (spelt flour takes a little longer to absorb liquids). If you can’t wait, your pancakes won’t be as crisp.

After the batter has rested, fold in blueberries.

Heat a dry skillet until a drop of water dances on its surface. Spraying the skillet once should allow for three batches of pancakes.

Ladle a large scoop of batter into the pan. Several pancakes can be cooked at once if you’re using a large skillet.

Cook until the batter begins to bubble and the bottom of the pancake is golden.

Flip and cook on the other side until both sides are golden.


  • Min
    Posted at 21:09h, 18 November

    Anyone ever tried these as waffles?

  • Cin Madrid
    Posted at 11:40h, 07 December

    Love this recipe!

  • Saige
    Posted at 23:36h, 12 January

    What do you spray the pan with??

    • starlately
      Posted at 00:07h, 14 January

      Try lining the pan with parchment paper 🙂

      • starlately
        Posted at 00:08h, 14 January

        Oh, sorry – For some reason I thought I was looking at the brownie recipe 🙁

  • kasia
    Posted at 03:36h, 24 January

    yes, what do you spray the pan with?

    • Turtlenewz
      Posted at 12:14h, 12 April

      hope it is not oil , lol

    • Danny Con Esperanza
      Posted at 15:01h, 28 May

      Use a non stick pan

  • Katwoman0108
    Posted at 11:25h, 03 February

    I increased the vanilla to two tablespoons (organic) and puree two or more bananas in food processor and added them in place of blueberries !! Yum ! I just use a non stick pan with no spray – works well for me.

  • Julie
    Posted at 14:32h, 10 March

    These pancakes are amazing!! I make them just as it says. I put coconut oil in the pan to cook them. I’ve recommended these to my parents, who were convinced there was no way to have a healthy pancake that tasted good, and they are now believers! I make these at least once a week. It does make a large batter, so for 2 people you could cut it in half or save the leftovers for the next day:)

  • Josey
    Posted at 10:12h, 28 March

    Replace the wheat and oats with Almond flour and Garbanzo (Chickpea) flour, this will keep your blood sugar level and will not increase your appetite for the day. Do yourself a favor and read the “Wheat Belly” book by Dr. William Davis to see what wheat is doing to you!

    • Carbloader..
      Posted at 08:02h, 12 April

      That book you just referenced is absolute nonsense.. Scientist and doctors have repeatedly shot it down as a complete fabrication. Wheat has been fueling civilization for THOUSANDS of years. Please stop spreading BS info.. Thanks…

    • beachmama
      Posted at 16:35h, 12 April

      People don’t stop to consider the wheat of today is not what it used to be even a century ago let alone thousands of years back. Considering the depletion of minerals in the soil, pesticides, air pollution, etc. added to modern processing methods, the grain of today is nothing like the ancient grain . . . nice to have alternative.

  • Johnny C
    Posted at 22:10h, 14 April

    These are awesome! Finally a vegan recipe that produces fluffy pancakes that taste great! Love this! 🙂

  • Katie
    Posted at 18:52h, 28 June

    These look so amazing! I don’t try to not have wheat, but the majority of my diet is greens and veggies and legumes. I have a friend who’s gluten free and I’m so happy this made a double batch cause there’s more to share!

  • Lauren
    Posted at 15:35h, 02 November

    So good! Only change: no blueberries, egg replacer instead of flax. I cook them on a nonstick griddle and they are wonderful! <3

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