So if you have been following any of the Young Living Convention talk, then you surely have seen this box of Einkorn pancake mix floating around.
Those of us who attended were lucky enough to grab a box to take home with us. Those who did not attend can now purchase it online!
What is the deal with Einkorn?
Einkorn is an ancient grain. Some say it is the strain of wheat that was talked about in the Old Testament. It is not genetically modified or hybridized to be more stable, produce larger grains, withstand soil/sun/water/etc. conditions. This is wheat as it was originally created.
Einkorn wheat is called diploid wheat, meaning it only has two sets of chromosomes. Modern wheat has six sets of chromosomes. Einkorn is naturally low in gluten, making it very easily digestible. The more easily digested, the better the nutrient absorption. No more “empty” calories when it comes to your baked goods.
I decided to try the Young Living Einkorn Pancake Mix on Blueberry muffins instead of pancakes.
The first thing I noticed when I got this box was that the only ingredients were flours. This meant my baking brain went wild with all of the possibilities for this mix.
I have seen two questions regarding this box of pancake mix:
1) Isn’t it kind of expensive?
2) Is it worth it, given the price?
Here are my thoughts on these two things:
1) Price. The box goes for $12.50 for Wholesale customers. Yes, this is much more expensive than your average bag of flour. It’s not that much more expensive than the equivalent weight of a decent gluten -free flour. And it really isn’t much more than other brands of Einkorn flour out there.
2) Is it worth it? I would say yes. Because you are getting a flour that is better in quality, better for your body, more nutrient dense and more easily absorbed. I would say the mindset behind flour – in general – is to start using less of it.
Our household went completely gluten free for a period of about 10 months. We didn’t even do “gluten free” stuff – we just straight stopped baking and eating baked goods.
I used to be a sugar and bread maniac. I craved it like I was a vampire and it was blood. It was my sustenance, and I was ravenous without it. After going gluten/baked-good free for 10 months, I hardly consume the stuff anymore. Yes, I have my occasional sandwich or blueberry muffin, but I probably eat it two times a week? Definitely not every day, or every meal of every day, like I used to.
So I would say this flour is worth it because in reality, we aren’t really supposed to be eating tons and tons of bread or baked goods. So when we DO choose to eat it, we should be indulging in the good stuff.
I adapted my favorite Blueberry Muffin recipe to be “Gary Young Approved” – meaning made with Einkorn flour and containing no refined sugars.
Einkorn Blueberry Muffins
1.5 cup Young Living Einkorn Pancake and Waffle Mix
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup pure maple syrup or honey
1 cup fresh blueberries
1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit. Prepare your muffin cups – either grease them lightly or use muffin liners.
2. Mix pancake mix, salt, and baking soda in a medium sized mixing bowl.
3. Whisk together vegetable oil, egg, milk, and syrup until well combined.
4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
5. Fold in blueberries.
6. Your batter will be quite wet. Fill muffin cups to almost full. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
This recipe made 9 standard size muffins and is “husband approved.” Coming from a husband that normally won’t touch a blueberry muffin without the streusel topping, I’d say we’ve found a keeper!
So, would you like to get yourself a box of Young Living’s Einkorn Pancake and Waffle Mix?
Visit my Essential Oils page, and read about how you can get some!