Hello! I’m Megan from Fig & Fauna. Summer gives us such an extraordinary variety of simple ingredients to delight in. One of my favorite fruits this summer are Black Plums. I can’t get over the intensely dark skin and yet the inside flesh is so golden and bright. I find myself trying to incorporate these gems into nearly everything I cook! This morning, I made our usual Spelt pancakes, but the twist was juicy slices of Black Plums adorning the pancakes like summer jewels! I love to use Spelt flour because it adds a delicate nutty flavor that compliments the sweet tartness of the plums. I’d like to make a pancake for each season…persimmons for fall, oranges in the winter, berries for spring…the options are endless! Enjoy.

PLUM PANCAKES

1 Cup Spelt flour
1 Tbsp light honey
2 Tsp baking powder
1/4 Tsp baking soda
1/4 Tsp sea salt
1 Egg, Beaten
1 Cup milk ( I used goat milk )
2 Tbsp cooking oil ( melted butter, ghee, coconut oil )
2-3 Plums, sliced thinly and halved
( makes six pancakes )

Directions:
Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt. In a separate bowl, combine the egg, milk and oil. Now add wet ingredients to the flour. Stir until everything is moist, but do not over stir.
Heat a lightly oiled cast iron skillet over medium low. Pour 1/2 cup batter on the sizzling skillet and gently place plum slices on the top of the pancake. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side or until bubbles can be seen through the batter. Flip to the plum side and cook until golden brown. Serve with honey or maple syrup.