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Power Pancakes with Apricots Power Pancakes with Apricots
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Power Pancakes with Apricots

Makes: 2-3 servings (about 18 3-inch pancakes)


1 cup | 250 ml spelt flour
1 tsp | 5 mg cinnamon
1.5 tsp | 7.5 mg baking powder
1 cup | 250 ml instant powdered milk
1 cup | 250 ml water
4 dried apricots
Oil or butter for frying

Apricot Syrup
4 dried apricots
3 tbsp | 30 ml honey
1 cup | 250 ml water


Before your trip
Mix flour, cinnamon, baking powder and powdered milk together in an airtight bag. Store other ingredients in individual bags.

At your campsite
Soak all 8 apricots in 1 cup of water (overnight is ideal), and then cut into strips. Skim out half of the apricot strips and add to the flour mixture along with 1 cup water. Stir and set aside while you make the syrup.

Apricot syrup: Mix the honey with the remaining 4 apricots and the water. Boil over a high heat until sauce begins to thicken. Leave to cool slightly (and thicken).

Pancakes: Preheat your pan over medium high heat; and oil/butter once the pan is hot. Drop batter in small rounds (3-inches) onto pan and fry, flipping the pancakes once bubbles appear and cooking other side. Pile up your pancakes and top with the apricot syrup.

Insider’s Tips 

  • Dried cranberries, dates, raisins (no need to rehydrate any of these), a chopped up apple, or even a couple of spoons of granola could replace the apricots in the batter. 
  • The syrup could be made with multiple fruits (fresh and dried combination works well) to create a "compote" using honey to sweeten, if needed.