Spelt Cornmeal Pancakes with Strawberry-Lavender Chia Jam | Naturally Ella

Spelt Cornmeal Pancakes with Strawberry-Lavender Chia Jam

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 to 3 servings 1x


Make together or separate, these pancakes are the perfect weekend breakfast. Best of all, the strawberry jam is lightly sweetened- a toddler-breakfast plus!



Strawberry Jam

2 cups cored and halved strawberries

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 tablespoons maple syrup

1/4 teaspoon dried lavender

2 to 3 tablespoons chia seeds


1/2 cup spelt flour

1/2 cup fine to medium-ground cornmeal

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons butter, plus extra for cooking

1 tablespoon maple syrup

2 large eggs

1/2 cup to 3/4 cup whole milk

Nut butter, for serving


  • In a small sauce pan, combine the strawberries with the lemon juice, maple syrup, and lavender. Heat over medium-low heat until the strawberries are soft enough to mash, 10 to 15 minutes. Mash with the back of a fork or spoon then stir in the chia. For thicker jam, use 3 tablespoons.
  • Reduce the heat to low and cook for another minute or so. Remove from heat, transfer to a jar, and let sit to cool. As the jam cools, the mixture will thicken.
  • Once the jam is cooling, make the pancakes. In a small butter warmer or sauce pan, heat butter and maple syrup together until butter has melted. Remove from heat an let cool.
  • Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Crack in the eggs, measure in the milk, and add the cooled butter/maple syrup mixture. Stir until just combined. Set aside while heating the skillet.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat. When skillet is hot (if you flick water onto the skillet, it should sizzle), add roughly 1/2 tablespoon of butter. Take about ¼ cup of batter and pour onto skillet. Let cook for 1-2 minutes (until the pancakes begins to bubble slightly. Flip and let cook for another 1-2 minutes until pancake is cooked through.
  • Repeat with remaining batter and serve with a drizzle or spread of your favorite nut butter and a drizzle of the strawberry jam.


Tips + Tricks: Make the chia jam up to three days ahead of time.

Use up leftover ingredients: chia seeds, strawberries, spelt