Need a quick breakfast idea?
True confession. It is easy to promote myself at a natural remedy gal and tout how important good nutrients are to get into kids, but I’ll 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 homerun 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. Check it out here. 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. Read and learn more about Einkorn here. And most people who have a gluten intolerance (not 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. Cha ching!!! Check out my favorite place to buy sprouted goods at Healthy Flour. We love the sprouted popcorn too!!!
Enter Einkorn Waffles!!!!!
(and a few chocolate chips added in) and 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 (from Healthy Flour)
- 1 teaspoon sea salt (i love REAL SALT)
- 4 teaspoons aluminum free baking powder ( Bob’s Red Mill is good for this)
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar (Trader Joe’s now carries this!)
- 2 eggs from a trusted farmer
- 1½ cups milk, warmed (we prefer raw milk, but next best is non homogenized, low pasteureized)
- (or you can also use coconut milk if avoiding dairy)
- ⅓ cup organic butter, melted (we like Kerry Gold brand) OR 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- optional : chocolate chips (we like Enjoy Life brand)
- 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. Mix well
- Add wet ingredients into 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!
This recipe was adapted with gratitude from www.naturallyloriel.com and www.einkorn.com
Make extra and freeze for another great breakfast day!!!
These are so worth trying, I promise! I could eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Feel free to share in comments if you have tried using einkorn or even if you try this recipe…