What if you could make the-best-tasting-pancakes you’ve ever experienced with Einkorn Wheat, no dairy and no refined sugar?
Too good to be true?
Your breakfasts are about to never be the same. Scratch everything you know about pancakes. These aren’t sweet treats, but instead a breakfast item that will nutritionally rival anything else you eat for breakfast. Period.
So first, why Einkorn over any other wheat? Because it’s packed with nutrients, and it’s the only wheat that hasn’t been compromised.
“Hold up!” you might be thinking. “I purchase 100% organic non-GMO wheat flour.” Sorry to break it to you, but all modern hybridized wheat has crazy high chromosome counts and extreme levels of gluten. Read more on our Einkorn wheat page.
Trust us, once you research einkorn, you’ll never be happy with hybrid wheat again.
But enough with the grain lecture. This is about scrumptious einkorn pancakes that are lactose and dairy free, right?
Let’s get to it:
3 cups of Young Living Einkorn flour
2 teaspoons of sea salt
2 tbsp. baking powder
7 tbsp. of Coconut Nectar*
4 large eggs (or 5 small eggs)
2 1/2 cups of unsweetened Veggemo milk (or Macadamia Nut Milk)
8 tbsp. of Fourth & Heart unsalted Ghee butter
1 tbsp. of vanilla
*Note: If you’re a cook, you probably experiment. My wife does like crazy, and she’s good at it. But let me insert this: I have experimented. Coconut palm sugar, normal sugar, maple sugar, Almond milk, less salt, less sweetener, more flour… this recipe is the ticket. Try it to spec at least once, because you are GOING TO LOVE IT.
*Coconut nectar from Big Tree Farms is not mixed with cane sugar or corn syrup. It is pure coconut flower blossom nectar with a very low-glycemic index. It can be used at a 1:1 ratio to replace other syrups or sugars, and it’s yet another great healthy step for your einkorn pancakes!
Simply dump all of your dry ingredients into a LARGE mixing bowl (everything will end up here so make sure the bowl can handle it). Whisk them together.
Combine your cage-free eggs, Veggemo* and vanilla into a mixing bowl. Beat with a blender on high speed until you get the frothy look seen below.
*We also use Macadamia Nut milk with stellar results. Almond milk — not so much.
**If you’re using the regular Veggemo or Macadamia Nut Milk (which are sweetened) drop your coconut nectar to 6 tablespoons.
Dump the frothy mix into the bowl of dry ingredients. And then…
Add your 8 tablespoons of ghee and start blending on low speed. Don’t over-blend. Kill the blender as soon as everything is adequately mixed.
*Ghee is a type of clarified butter that’s a healthy fat. Ghee is lactose and dairy free. It’s also known as a medium chain fatty acid (MCT). MCTs can increase metabolism. Plus, studies show that when replacing butter with ghee, not only does metabolism increase, but cholesterol remains unaffected. And a final benefit? Improved cognitive function. So maybe these should be Einstein pancakes instead of Einkorn pancakes!
Your batter at this point should be silky-smooth. If you don’t mind raw eggs, sneak a taste! But do it with accountability!
Why accountability? You might not be able to stop. The clinical name is Einkorn Batter Syndrome (EBS). I’ve seen it before, and it’s not pretty. Someone will be in the kitchen, literally for days, and never leave. Empty egg cartons and flour boxes will litter the floor. You’ll ask them if they’re okay, and they’ll innocently say something like, “Just making sure the batter is perfect.” Yep, that’s not a good sign. The only solution? Rush to the store and purchase any package of pancake mix. Whip it up and sneak it in front of them. When they taste the unnatural batter, it will snap them out of EBS long enough to pull them from the kitchen.
We use a 1/2 cup measurer to pour the pancakes into a non-stick pan*. Look for bubbles in the batter to signify the pancakes are ready to flip. However, you’ll not receive quite as many bubbles as with other batter — so don’t wait too long.
*Healthy pans are a big deal around here. I still remember the first day we learned about the poisons locked away in Teflon. We literally took our pans outside and dumped them into the dumpster. ALL OF THEM. But if there’s ever a time you need a non-stick pan it’s with pancakes! So what’s the solution? Young Living titanium pans. Hands down the best option out there. Made in Germany. Work beautifully.
You’ve done it! Add fruit to taste and enjoy. Who knew sugar and dairy-free pancakes could be this good and this easy to make?
And don’t forget to read up on the nutritional benefits of einkorn wheat. You’ll never regret making the switch — I personally guarantee it!
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