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Spelt Blueberry Pancakes

Hi Everyone!

Happy Monday!  Boy today I have a great recipe for you!!  Just look!!

But before I go to my recipe, I want to thank Kristin from Beauty and My Feast for sending me such awesome goodies and being my Foodie Penpal this month.  I made these most delectable, thick, light yummy pancakes with the Spelt Pancake Mix that Kristin sent me.  She gave a great such great gifts, just look!

She gave me Bee Pollen, which is new for me, but I love it.  I have been adding it to my yogurt!  I also got a jar of Italian Salsa, which I can’t wait to dig into. I plan on making bruchetta with it.  A recipe will come later for that!  She also sent me some Maple Syrup, which I just love!  Of course the pancake mix, which I want more of and she even sent doggie treats for my two bad babies.  The treats are from a The Three Dog Bakery, and the flavor is Strawberries and Creme.  They LOVE them!  No, I mean LOVE.  I swear my boy was going to eat my hand right off.  Look!

They wanted me to say thank you!  They really did love them.  Their kind of, well not kind of, upset that they are all gone.  Oh, and she gave me the nicest letter.  She bought all of my goodies at the North Market in Columbus, OH.  She said the Italian Salsa is locally made and so are the other goodies.  Thank you Kristin so much for the wonderful package. I really love everything!!!!  I dedicated my pancakes to you!  Everyone you should check out Beauty and My Feast for some great restaurant reviews, recipes and more.  Thank you again for everything!!!  🙂

I was the Foodie Penpal for Mackenzie of Wealth is Health.  Mackenzie’s Blog is about healthy living, exercising and family.  You should check her blog out and you can see what I sent her.  I swear we need to up the $15.00 that we are limited to spending on our Foodie Penpals.  It’s so hard because there’s so much I want to get!!  So check out Mackenzie’s site!

If your interested in being a Foodie Penpal, click this link and contact Lindsay from the Lean Green Bean.

-On the 5th of the month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions.
-You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal!
-The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treatsThe spending limit is $15The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe…use your imagination!
-You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are. (Don’t forget about flat rate boxes!)
-Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you can choose to write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received. If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for that month.
– Foodie Penpals is open to US, Canadian residents & UK residents.  Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. We’ve determined things might get too slow and backed up if we’re trying to send foods through customs across the border from US to Canada and vice versa. So, I’m going to keep two separate lists and match US w/ US and Canada w/ Canada!

***If you’re in the UK, please contact Carol Anne from This Is Rock Salt at [email protected] to get involved!

 

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Now back to my Blueberry Pancakes.  You know I normally try to change it up with my pancakes, but what I found funny is I never made traditional Blueberry Pancakes, so this morning I thought I would make some.  I picked up the freshest, plump blueberries from the Farmers Market.  Oh man were they good.  Honestly these are probably one of the best pancakes I have had.  It’s simple, loaded with berries and so dam good!!!  I love the Spelt Pancake Mix.
Now you know me, I didn’t follow the directions on the package.  I took the Spelt Pancake Mix and made my own recipe.  I used, of course Greek Yogurt, egg whites, dash of sugar and vanilla extract.  I’m always trying to find ways to cut calories without sacrificing the flavor.  Three of these pancakes came in at 165 calories.  Nice, huh!  Now don’t worry, you can make these pancakes without the Spelt Pancake Mix.  You could use another pancake mix or make your own, which is basically, flour, baking powder, salt & sugar.  I’ll give you alternative ingredients in my recipe below.
Spelt Blueberry Pancakes
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 6 Pancakes
  • Serving size: 3 Pancakes
Prep time: 
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A healthy, fluffy, thick Blueberry Pancake, made with Greek Yogurt and Spelt Pancake Mix.
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup 0% Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Egg white
  • ⅓ Cup Organic Spelt Pancake Mix
  • ⅔ Cup Blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ tsp sugar
Instructions
  1. Mix Greek Yogurt, Egg White & Vanilla Extract into a small bowl
  2. In a separate bowl combine Pancake Mix and Sugar
  3. Combine and whisk till evenly mixed
  4. Fold in Blueberries
  5. Place scant ¼-cup batter onto non-stick skillet and cook till bubbles start appearing through the top of the pancake and then flip.
  6. Serve and Enjoy!
Notes
If you don't have Spelt Pancake Mix, you can sub any pancake mix you have or add the following ingredients to the recipe: ⅓ cup Whole Wheat Flour, ½ teaspoon baking powder and a dash of salt.

Calories per 3 pancakes: 165.7, Fat: 1, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 93, Potassium: 142, Carbs: 26, Fiber: 6.5, Sugar: 7, Protein: 13.3
This post is getting long, so I am going to sum it up and tell you that you should really join the Foodie Penpal Program.  It’s so much fun! I love getting unexpected goodies in the mail.
As for me I am signing off.  Have a great week!!
But before I go two things!  One don’t forget to enter my giveaway.  I pick a 3 winners later today!
Second, just look at these pancakes!!!!  I know it’s weird to show you food I have started to eat, but look at it!!

Comments

  1. I just signed up for the Foodie Pen Pal group! Your post just got me so excited about it…don’t know why I’ve been waiting so long! Those spelt pancakes are fluff. central. love.

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says:

      The Foodie Penpal group is so fun!!! I can’t wait to see what you get next month!! Maybe we will end up being Foodie Penpals. That would be a hoot!

  2. the north market is amazing!!!! and those pancakes sound great!

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says:

      I want to go shopping there! I love items like this! Thanks for creating, making and hosting the Foodie Penpal Program!! It’ so much fun!

  3. What a fun idea this Foodie PenPal thing is! Your pancakes look so mouthwatering, Jennifer. Great recipe!

  4. Oh dear, blueberry pancakes are my weakness and now I have them “on the brain”! 🙂 Yours sound wonderful and your pen pal sent you a wonderful package, how fun to get something like this is the mail!

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says:

      I love this program, because I love all the different kind of goodies I get!! I learn about new and fun items! The pancakes were so good! I love the Spelt Pancake mix!!

  5. Oh my gosh, this is making my mouth water. So big and fluffy!

  6. I’ve actually never worked with spelt, but have wanted to try it. These pancakes look perfect!

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says:

      I’ve used spelt oats in granola, but this is the first time I baked with it. It’s good, I didn’t notice to much of a difference and the best part is it’s healthier, more protein!

  7. WOW … Sure looks like you got a lot of cool stuff 🙂

  8. Okay, How have I never cooked with spelt?! These look amazing!

  9. I’ve been seeing lots of recipes containing spelt flour. I might have to head to the fancy grocery store and find some! Also, this foodie pen pal thing is a really neat idea! Very cool to get local stuff from another town!

  10. I’m so glad you loved everything Jen! Your pancakes look absolutely amazing.. my God! So fluffy! 🙂 And I love the pics of the pups and their treats. Made my day!

  11. Bee pollen? How cool is that! I would love to try these goodies 🙂

  12. These sound just like the pancakes I love to make at home! Low fat, high protein, and digestible (boo to wheat sensitivities). Yum!

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