One quick look at most of my baked goods recipes, and you’ll have no doubt that I’m a huge fan of einkorn flour.
Einkorn (pronounced like “fine-corn”) is the most ancient form of wheat. I’ve always believed I’ve had an old soul so it makes sense that I’d be drawn to the oldest wheat known to man. Einkorn has never been hybridized, or altered, by man which makes it not only really old but really pure.
Because of this, einkorn has some pretty unique structural qualities like having only 2 chromosomes instead of 4 (modern durum wheat). The smaller amount of chromosomes makes the gluten structure easier to digest for many folks — even those with gluten sensitivities. Please note, folks with Celiacs or other serious ailments should consult with their doctor before consuming any wheat.
Einkorn is also packed with protein — in fact, it contains roughly 30 percent more protein than modern wheat and more protein than any other grain — which results in feeling more satisfied and full after consuming it; which is why I love using it for breakfast! You can read more about einkorn here and here.
Here are 5 easy breakfast recipes made with einkorn to keep your belly full and happy for much, much longer!
Cinnamon Maple Breakfast Porridge
Although we love a good oatmeal, it’s been fun to switch it up and use einkorn berries to create a deliciously satisfying breakfast packed full of nourishing fats, protein, and a hint of rich maple syrup. Recipe here.
Dairy-Free Vanilla Bean Einkorn Dutch Baby with Peach Butter
In a bit of a breakfast funk? This dutch baby is made in the blender and is on your table in less than 30 minutes (!!). Plus, it looks so fancy and tastes so good that you’re family will have no idea how easy it was to make. Swap the peach butter for a spiced pumpkin or apple butter, or simply use your favorite fruit jam. Recipe here.
Apple Cinnamon Oat Einkorn Muffins
In the mood for a little taste of Fall? These apple cinnamon oat einkorn muffins have the perfect amount of cinnamon to make you feel like you’re walking down a street with hues of orange, yellow, and red leaves. They’re filling — thanks to the oats — and have a delicious streusel topping that sorta becomes crisp with baking. Bonus: they’re freezer-friendly! Recipe here.
These waffles are literally a family favorite. So much so, that I decided to start selling the dry mix over at The Real Pantry, my food business. Even though the dough is sticky when you mix up the waffles, the recipe yields light, fluffy, yet crisp waffles. I often make a double batch and freeze the other half so we have quick and easy breakfast when we need it. Recipe here.
Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins
It’s everything you want in a muffin; from the crunchy outside to the soft, moist inside. It only takes a few minutes to prep everything and the muffins are in your hands in no time. These are also excellent for the freezer — just warm them up in the toaster oven or your regular oven on a low heat. Recipe here.