YES! That’s all I can say to this new recipe I came up with over the weekend. These Einkorn Pumpkin Buttermilk Pancakes were simply scrumptious. In fact, as soon as I took one out of the pan to cool down, one of the kids came up and scooped it up to eat. I had to bat their little hands away so I could actually plate them up with some cinnamon and maple syrup.
What I love about this recipe is that it’s easy to make a big batch ahead of time. I even slightly undercook them, let cool, and then store in a freezer-safe container and put in the freezer. During the week, the kids can then reheat them in the toaster for a nutritious morning breakfast.
More About Einkorn Flour
So I know what you’re going to ask… doesn’t Einkorn have gluten? Yes, BUT let’s talk more about Einkorn first. Einkorn is not the same as modern wheat. In fact, the wheat most people eat today is nothing like the wheat that our ancestors ate thousands of years ago. Why?
Einkorn is the purest and most ancient form of wheat available. Einkorn has 14 chromosomes, while modern wheat has 42. Huge difference, but what does it mean? Over the years, people hybridized wheat by selecting seeds that had the highest yields. Make sense, but what happened is that the wheat changed. Yes, there was more grain available, but it wasn’t more nutritious – it was really just empty calories. And over the years, the hybridization of wheat, plus GMOs and pesticides have completely changed the nutrition profile of wheat.
Overall, (triticum monococcum) has more protein, minerals and vitamins over modern wheat, and it’s easily digestible and low in gluten (and some people with gluten intolerance may be able to consume Einkorn flour).
Cooking and Baking with Einkorn Flour
Baking with Einkorn flour is a little different. You can use it 1:1 as you would wheat flour in recipes – though you may need to reduce the liquid a bit and add an extra egg. I had to omit eggs in this recipe as my oldest son can’t tolerate them right now. So I found that buttermilk gave these pancakes a fluffy consistency that worked well with the Einkorn flour.
We’ve been trying Einkorn flour here and there, and so far my family has been able to tolerate it without any digestive issues. Yeah! I love having another option when it comes to cooking and baking.
So give these Einkorn Pumpkin Buttermilk Pancakes a try and tell me how you like them.
Where to Get Baking Essentials
The Einkorn flour in this recipe is from Young Living. I absolutely love the Einkorn flour – as well as pancake mix and spaghetti noodles. You can order them here.
I get my other baking supplies like baking soda, baking powder, vanilla extract, etc. either on Amazon or my local health food store usually. But then I got a Thrive membership. If you don’t already have one – it’s awesome! It’s like Whole Foods meets Costco. Organic vanilla extract, for instance, is about $5 at my local health food store and $5.30 on Amazon. But it’s only $3.95 (YES!) on Thrive Market. Great deal right? And the raw honey?! Don’t even get me started how much that costs at the health food store. But on Thrive Market it’s just $5.45 for a 10.5 oz jar of raw honey.
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- 1.5 cups Einkorn flour (I buy mine through Young Living - how to order)
- 2 tbsp raw honey
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp organic cinnamon powder (or 1 drop Cinnamon essential oil - how to order)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup buttermilk (or 1 cup milk and 2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar)
- 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 eggs
- 4 tbsp butter or organic coconut oil
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- In a large mixing bowl, add all dry ingredients.
- Add eggs and buttermilk to dry ingredients and mix well.
- Add pumpkin puree, vanilla extract and cinnamon, and mix well.
- Heat a large skillet or pan to medium heat.
- Add about 1/2 tsp of butter or coconut oil to pan, and then add about 1/4 cup of the pancake mixture to the pan.
- When pancake starts to bubble, flip over using a spatula to cook on the other side.
- Repeat for all pancakes.
- Serve pancakes with a dollop of butter, maple syrup and a dash of cinnamon.
p.s. Looking for tips to transition to a real food or healthy gluten-free lifestyle? Check out my free Real Food Guide email course and e-book.
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