Adapted from Nourishing Traditions
Although we don’t know him personally, we’re betting that your pops has an inordinate number of socks. Sure, dads are tough to buy for. And sure, they “don’t need anything” and say they could “always use another pair”. But, there are a couple other things dads also like. Time spent with you and pancakes.
This Father’s Day – give your old man the gift of you + homemade food. If he’s recently picked up a copy of Wheat Belly – tell him he can rest assured – these are made with belly-friendly, wheat-free spelt flour. (Plus, this incorporates his favourite protein powder! So he can build his biceps while chowing down.)
Did you know? Kefir is a traditional fermented milk. If the container’s bulging it’s a good thing – that means you’re getting lots of live probiotics!
Option: if you’re not a rhubarb fan, simply switch it out for your favourite fruit or berry. Make a quick sauce by heating it over the stove with a touch of water.
1. Combine the first 5 ingredients (spelt flour, oats, protein powder, baking soda and sea salt) in a large bowl.
2. In a separate, smaller bowl, stir together the remaining 5 ingredients (eggs, applesauce, kefir, lemon zest, coconut oil). Then add the wet ingredients to the dry and fold to incorporate. Do not over mix.
3. Heat a little coconut oil in a large fry pan and scoop about 1/3 cup of batter/ pancake onto the grill. Flip once you see little bubbles forming.
Keep the cakes warm in the oven on an oven-friendly plate or cookie sheet while you flip away.
4. Chop up the rhubarb into chunks and heat with a little water in a smaller fry pan on the stove. Keep an eye on it and stir to make sure it doesn’t stick to the pan.
5. Serve with your hot rhubarb sauce, a few banana slices and some maple syrup.
He’ll never ask for socks again!