Whole Grain Einkorn “Blender” Pancakes
I’m a mother of 4 kids (with one more on the way) and the worst feeling for me is to provide a healthy breakfast meal first thing in the morning. I try to feed my family healthy foods but sometimes the “cheap cold cereal” is all too tempting as a cop-out meal in the morning…I’m sure you know the feeling
In the last year, I discovered “blender” pancakes in one of those cook books sitting on my shelf (I can’t remember the book). The pancakes are so easy to make and it’s very quick. My kids and husband also love them.
Over time, I modified the recipe to use more natural and healthy ingredients; Since we eat this meal so often, I wanted to make it as healthy as possible for the family.
You can see my recipe by clicking here. I’ve also added some additional comments and pictures below so you can see better how I have made this work for our family.
When I first made this recipe, I was surprised at how simple and easy it was. It took actually making it to realize just how simple it was so I’ve broken it out into 4 simple steps below.
One of the most important steps in the whole process is the blending of the einkorn grains. It has to be done with the water and powdered milk in a blender. I use a VitaMix high-speed blender and it works very well. Low-speed blenders work fine too…you just have to let it blend longer.
I usually let the blender run for 2-3 minutes until the kernels have all disappeared. The blender pitcher gets a little warm but not too hot for touch.
I started testing with einkorn because of its incredible health and nutritional benefits. After using einkorn grain for pancakes, I was surprised with the soft and light texture that the grain adds to the pancake batter. The texture makes einkorn even more ideal for this recipe.
You will notice that the batter thickens quite a bit just as it is almost done. If it is so thick that some whole grains are not mixing in, you may need to add a little more water and continue running the blender until the batter is ready for step 2.
Add the coconut oil, eggs, honey, and salt into the blender and blend it up. I use coconut oil instead of vegetable oil because coconut stimulates thyroid function and has wonderful antiseptic properties a.
Add the baking powder to the blender and quickly pulse three times, just enough to mix. Mixture will foam up and get very light.
Cook the pancakes and serve them with the Simple Blueberry Syrup. I usually add a little whipped cream too. Enjoy!