Farm to Table: Spelt Pancakes with Stewed Peaches

There truly is nothing like eating fresh picked fruits and vegetables, especially when you are the one who picked them. I am all about taking advantage of the local farms near our house in CT and creating my own farm to table dining experience. Last weekend, Victor and I headed over to Scott's Farm in Deep River, CT. We packed up a picnic and spent the afternoon filling a wagon full of juicy peaches and ready to eat raspberries. Being surrounded by acres of fruit definitely brought out the kid in both of us. We traipsed around the orchard eating right off the trees and were having so much fun, that we ended up picking over 100 peaches! When we got home, deciding how to put them to use first was easy - a big brunch with Bellini's and Spelt Panckcakes with Stewed Peaches was on the menu. It was peachylicious! Go to the jump for more pics and the recipe.

Spelt Pancakes with Stewed Peaches

Stewed Peaches: 

  •  6 peaches, pit removed and sliced into wedges
  • 1/4 cup agave syrup 
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 
  1. Place peaches in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add agave and vanilla extract, then stir well.
  3. When the mixture begins to simmer, stir them around to coat the peaches. 
  4. Reduce heat to low and cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring ocassionally.  
  5. Keep on low heat until ready to serve over pancakes. 
*Double the recipe and store the leftovers in the refrigerator. Great over Greek Yogurt for breakfast or as a snack. 

Spelt Pancakes: 

  • 1 1/2 cup spelt flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1½ tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup agave syrup 
  1. Add all dry ingredients to a mixing bowl and whisk together.
  2. Add all wet ingredients to a separate mixing bowl and whisk together.
  3. Pre-heat griddle or skillet on low to medium heat. 
  4. Lightly spray griddle/skillet with cooking spray or add a light coating of vegetable oil.
  5. Add dry ingredient mix to wet ingredient mixing bowl and whisk until it just comes together. 
  6. Pour 1/8 cup portions onto the hot skillet.
  7. Heat until bubbles start to form on the tops of the pancakes.
  8. Flip and cook 1-2 minutes on the other side or until brown.
  9. Before serving top each pancake with the warm stewed peaches. 
  10. Serve with either agave or maple syrup. 

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