Einkorn waffles are on the menu today! As you may know, I'm gluten-sensitive. I'm not celiac, but I get migraines and gastrointestinal issues from eating most wheat (I'm not really sure about barley and rye, honestly, but I've been staying away from them, too).
So I've been eating gluten free for a few years and have been much happier and healthier.
But, when I heard about ancient grain Einkorn wheat and how it is lower in gluten than modern wheat and doesn't have the INSANE amount of chromosomes that modern wheat has, I was curious.
So, I tried it. And it was tasty. And I didn't get a headache or stomach upset. WHAT? So, now I get a couple of boxes each month from Young Living and I'm blissfully happy about that.
We're still experimenting with it, but in general we've found it works great as a 1:1 substitute for regular white or wheat flour. It's awesome. The batter always feels/looks a little wetter, but it functions well.
Today, we tried the pieze de resistance of white flour things I was missing in my life: waffles. These delicious ancient grain einkorn waffles were an unmitigated success. Bug (6) had FOURTHS!
That's, well, that's a huge win. And Goose (5) had THIRDS. Yes, this is a win over their standard begrudging acceptance of gluten-free waffles and pancakes.
So, if you can have low gluten (NOT IF YOU'RE CELIAC, opt for Better Batter Flour if you're celiac, please) or you've been wanting to try lowering your gluten intake, try these waffles. Like now, if you can.
I HIGHLY recommend the Young Living einkorn. It's amazing and it works really well in all my normal wheaty recipes.
You can join as a retail customer and get just the flour if you're not interested in the amazing health and wellness benefits of essential oils (hah! see what I did there? lol), it's really OK.
You can just get the flour (or even the Pancake Mix) or any of the other amazing products, you just won't get the member discount. Anyway, back to the food, right?
Adapted from Betty Crocker
Makes 8-10 waffles
2 large eggs
2 cups Einkorn wheat flour (I buy mine HERE or you can get Jovial)*
1 3/4 cup milk (I use raw)
1/2 cup melted butter
1 tablespoon sucanat or honey granules
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Fresh berries, maple syrup and more melted butter to top if desired
*opt for Better Batter Flour for a gluten-free version
Heat waffle iron.
Beat eggs until fluffy.
Add remaining ingredients and mix until smooth. REMINDER! Your einkorn will look more wet than you're used to. It's OK, I promise.
Pour about 1/2 cup of batter onto the hot iron (or whatever your iron takes) and close the lid.
Bake about 5 minutes or until it stops steaming.
Repeat with remaining batter.
Top with berries, pure maple syrup and more melted, delicious butter, if desired.
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