What the heck is einkorn flour, why am I so obsessed with it, and what are the best recipes for getting started with einkorn flour?
Get my top 5, no-fail, family favorite einkorn recipes to help you get started baking with einkorn the easy way!
Plus, find out a little bit more about what makes einkorn flour so special!
Ok, ok... I'll admit it. I'm kinda obsessed with Einkorn! And really, it's no wonder...
Not only does it taste amazing, but it also allows my family (most of whom have severe reactions to gluten) to enjoy our favorite recipes without trying to convert them to gluten free.
But wait, doesn't Einkorn Flour contain gluten?
It does, yes. However, because Einkorn is the "original grain" and has never been hybridized (I'm not just talking about GMOs, I'm talking about the stuff that was done to grain even in ancient times!), your body actually knows what to do with it to break it down properly.
See, modern wheat has 42 chromosomes whereas Einkorn only has 14. This makes it much easier on our bodies and in most people does not trigger an allergic response.
In fact, the author of the book Wheat Belly excluded Einkorn from his statements regarding wheat as the Einkorn flour doesn't cause the body to react in the same way that other wheat does! You can read more about there here.
Best Recipes for Getting Started with Einkorn Flour
These 5 recipes are a guaranteed strong start to your Einkorn journey! Swap these homemade products for the ones you already make, and I would be surprised if anyone even notices... no one in my friends and family circle ever notices.
Just the same food I've always made, but way better for you :-) I would love for you to be able to try it as well, and see how good you and your family can feel after removing modern wheat from your diet.
But that can be tricky when you're just starting out with Einkorn... So here are my 5 favorite recipes, made only with Einkorn Flour, to help ensure that your first tries are error free!
These recipes are time tested and sure to be favorites in your family too! And they are all made with Einkorn Flour so you don't have to guess about anything!
Einkorn Chocolate Chip Cookies
Made with grass-fed butter and eggs, and dark chocolate chips, these cookies are practically guilt free!
Homemade Sandwich Bread
What can be better than homemade bread? Homemade bread that you don't have to knead! This bread is so easy that it comes together is just a few minutes.
Great-Grandma's Perfect Pie Crust
I don't know about you, but trying to make a pie crust work with a new type of flour (gluten free, almond, and so on...) is always so frustrating! So I've taking the guess-work out for you. This is perfect every time!
If you're a country gal like me, biscuits are a must! These drop biscuits are ready in minutes and there's no need to roll them out.
$4 Chocolate Cake
Made without milk or eggs, this Depression Era inspired chocolate cake is the perfect way to end any meal. And it only costs 4 bucks to make it, even with the best ingredients!
I am a little surprised to find a website devoted to Einkorn flour! I have been using it for a year or less-
(not sure of the time frame). Other than the company that I buy it from -(the company of course has a list of recipes).
I did purchase their book, but I also play around with my own recipes when I use this flour.
I have a question: do you have a recipe for sourdough drop biscuits with Einkorn?
Hi D! I’m glad you found me! It’s all we use on this site and you can see my full einkorn archives here: https://www.amodernhomestead.com/category/einkorn-flour/
As for a sourdough drop biscuit, I don’t have a recipe for that developed yet. However, these non-sourdough einkorn drop biscuits are amazing!!
I hope that helps, and I hope to see you back often! :-)
Barbara Smallwood says
I love the sandwich bread recipe. I have made the german break recipe with einkorn berries, flax, etc, and it calls for a cup of warm beer. Can I use beer in the sandwich bread recipe or would that be too yeasty? Thanks! I actually went out shopping between rises and it rose higher and was better than the 25 minutes suggested. Thanks again!
Hi Barbara! I’m sorry I’m just now getting back to you, things have been insane here. :-)
I haven’t ever used beer in a bread recipe, so sadly I can’t comment on this. As for the extra rise time, I used to suggest a 90 minute rise for this recipe, but after a lot of testing have found that the 25 minute rise yields a tighter crumb and more sturdy slice. That’s for all purpose einkorn though, so it sounds like you might using berries, which could make a difference!
I’m so glad you discovered the extended rise time works better for you! :-)
I prefer to grind my own einkorn berries rather than purchase all purpose flour, which is not as cost efficient for me. Do you happen to have a formula to convert freshly ground berries to all purpose flour?
I prefer to grind my own einkorn berries rather than purchase all purpose flour, which is not as cost efficient for me. Do you happen to have a formula to convert freshly ground berries to all purpose flour? I’m just getting started with your website, so am not sure – do you always use the all purpose einkorn flour or do you sometimes mill your own? Some einkorn recipes elsewhere distinguish the two by calling it either einkorn flour (for freshly ground) or einkorn all purpose flour. I noticed on one of your recipes that called for einkorn flour that your link directed me to Jovial’s all purpose flour on Amazon. I just don’t like to use pre-ground flour for the sake of cost and also for peak freshness.
Hi Naomi! I do actually have a modern wheat to einkorn conversion chart here! For converting AP einkorn to WW einkorn, I reduce the total wheat used by 25%. So, for every cup of AP called for, I used 3/4 cup of WW (freshly ground or purchased, either way).
I hope that helps!