Preheat waffle maker. In a bowl mix 2 cups sifted einkorn flour, 1 tsp salt, 4 tsp Al-free baking powder and 2 tsp coconut sugar. In another bowl, beat 2 eggs with 1½ cups warmed milk, 1/3 cup melted butter and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Add wet ingredients to the bowl with dry ingredients. Mix until smooth. Pour batter into waffle maker and cook until golden brown.
True confession! It is easy to promote myself as a natural remedy gal and tout how important good nutrients are to get into kids, but I will be honest – planning meals and all the work it takes in the kitchen to make good food is not one of my favorite activities.
But, when I find an idea and it is a home run with my kids, it is fun! We have about 6 breakfast ideas that we rotate through each week, and they seem to get old rather fast. A few weeks ago I was looking for something new and was so excited to find a waffle recipe that sounded yummy.
If you have been following my podcasts, you might have heard the one a while back on ‘Einkorn Wheat’.1 I am falling in love with this little kind of wheat. If you listen to the podcast you will hear that this special wheat has not been hybridized like most other wheat and it maintains a hearty nutritious profile and serves as a great source of protein.2
And most people who have a gluten intolerance (not an allergy or Celiac Disease though) can handle this einkorn wheat without difficulty. One method that can help with ease of digestion is soaking the einkorn kernels before using them. Being the minimalist in the kitchen I was thrilled to find somewhere that had done this step for me and I could purchase ready to use in either the kernel form (if you own a mill) or in already made flour.
Einkorn Wheat Waffles Recipe
I have found something that makes it fun to be in the kitchen again because the girls really love the waffles! I found I could make extra and freeze for later and have a great quick breakfast meal ready to go! Hope you get to make these soon, they are delicious with a little maple syrup and butter!
Please Note: A waffle maker is required.
- 2 cups sifted einkorn flour
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 4 teaspoons aluminum-free baking powder
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
- 2 eggs from a trusted farmer
- 1½ cups milk, warmed (we prefer raw milk, but next best is non-homogenized, low pasteurized or you can also use coconut milk if avoiding dairy)
- 1/3 cup organic butter, melted or 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat waffle maker.
- Add sifted einkorn flour, sea salt, baking powder, and coconut sugar in a bowl and mix.
- In a separate bowl, beat eggs. Add warmed milk, melted butter and vanilla extract. Mix well.
- Add wet ingredients to the bowl with dry ingredients – mix until there are no more clumps and batter is smooth.
- Using enough to fill about 3/4 of waffle maker, drop batter onto waffle maker.
- They are done when golden brown.
- Enjoy with real maple syrup and organic butter!
Make extra and freeze for another great breakfast day! These are so worth trying, I promise! I could eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
This recipe was adapted with gratitude from www.naturallyloriel.com and www.einkorn.com
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