DIY Non-GMO Pancake Mix With Einkorn Flour

DIY Non-GMO Pancake Mix With Einkorn Flour

I like to think this website shows readers how being healthy doesn’t have to be difficult – which is one of the reasons I came up with this healthier non-GMO DIY pancake mix recipe.

 

When mornings get rushed and hurried, it’s easy to skip the healthy, all natural step for the sake of convenience – we’ve all been there.

 

We love a good pancake in our house, and those commercial mix boxes make it really easy to just add a couple other ingredients, mix, and 10 minutes later have a yummy breakfast.

 

Except those DIY pancake mix boxes you buy at the store are full of stuff we all-natural people are trying to avoid.

 

I’ve found if it’s easy and convenient to make the all-natural decision, I’m personally more likely to do it, and I hope this DIY pancake mix recipe helps you do the same.

 

While it will work with any flour, I decided to use Einkorn flour in this mix. (You can buy Einkorn here & get it shipped to you if you don’t know where to buy it).

 

Earlier this year, we started using it in our baked goods, and it’s easy to work with – no different baking-wise than other wheat-based flours.

 

If you haven’t heard, Einkorn is an ancient type of wheat – and therefore hasn’t undergone any sort of genetic modification. It’s also almost universally grown without pesticides or other chemicals.

 

Many people who can’t handle regular commercial wheat have found they can eat baked goods made with Einkorn.

 

The nice thing about a DIY pancake mix is you can put the dry ingredients together in a large mason jar and then just add milk and an egg (necessary if you want fluffy pancakes), mix, and pour on a hot pan or griddle.

 

DIY Pancake Mix with Einkorn Recipe

 

Want an easy but nutritious breakfast? Make this DIY pancake mix now & have quick breakfasts all week!

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Einkorn flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt

 

Pour dry ingredients in a mason jar (this DIY pancake recipe easily scales – so if you want to double or triple your batch, go right ahead).

 

Mix thoroughly, and store on a shelf out of the sun.

 

To make a pancake stack worthy of Instagram, just add 1 cup of milk or water (we’ve used both successfully) and 1 fresh chicken egg (you can also use 1 duck egg) and mix to combine.

 

Instead of syrup, I like to use honey or lavender syrup. You can also add fruit or strawberry jam.

 

You’ll feel healthier because you know your family is eating a healthy, non-GMO pancake breakfast, and as a bonus, it’s super simple DIY mix to add to your day!



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10+ Recipes That Are Perfect For The Holidays

10+ Recipes That Are Perfect For The Holidays

The holidays are coming y’all and I am so excited for the food.

I LOVE all of the delicious food that shows up around Christmas and Thanksgiving. Since the holidays can get a little bit crazy, I’ve created a collection of holiday recipes that you can use for any of your holiday recipe needs. I’ve got holiday recipes perfect for kids, office parties, family events and more!

So let’s get going! Here are some of my favorite holiday recipes.

Amish Farmhouse Sugar Cookies

These farmhouse sugar cookies are made with simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Seriously these cookies are to die for! What I love about these cookies are that you can customize them depending on your taste. We used raisins in ours, but if you’re not a raisin fan you can use chocolate chips, nuts, butterscotch chips, or maybe even some toffee.

Recipe here: Amish Farmhouse Sugar Cookies

Left Over Ham Pasta Salad

Having a honey baked ham is a must have for any holiday gathering. But after the holiday party you have to figure out what the heck to do with all of the leftover ham. Leftover ham pasta salad is the perfect solution. Not only is this recipe a huge hit, but it’s simple and easy to make.

You can find the recipe here: Left Over Ham Pasta Salad

Southern Style Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes And Gravy

If you’re looking to keep things simple this holiday season, this instant pot mashed potatoes and gravy recipe is for you. The gravy and the potatoes are both made in the instant pot, so you’re looking at only dirtying one pan! Heck yes. This recipe is going to be my go to for mashed potatoes this Thanksgiving

Recipe: Southern Style Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes And Gravy

Pumpkin Puree & Pumpkin Spice

Everyone goes crazy for anything pumpkin spice in the fall, but did you know you can make your own? I love this recipe for pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice because they’re so versatile for the holiday season. Plus, homemade pumpkin puree is everything. It tastes sooo good. You can use it to make pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins, even pumpkin soup!

Recipe: Pumpkin Puree & Pumpkin Spice

puree pumpkin and spice

Pie Recipes For the Holidays

There’s nothing better than homemade pie. Literally nothing. I have so many pie recipes that I love for the holidays that I definitely couldn’t fit all of them into this blog post. But, don’t worry, I have an entire article that has all of my favorite homemade pie recipes.

Find it here: Homemade Pie Recipes for the Holidays

Here are some of my favorite pie recipes:

Maple Pecan Pie

Fresh Pumpkin Pie

Easy Key Lime Pie

Homemade Corn Syrup

If y’all didn’t know, store bought corn syrup is really processed and likely made with GMO corn. Enter my homemade corn syrup recipe. This recipe is great if you still want to make homemade Christmas candy. Because is it even Christmas if there’s not homemade candy? This recipe is a lighter corn syrup substitute that’s perfect for using with your holiday recipes.

Here’s the recipe: Homemade Corn Syrup

Christmas Morning Pancake Mix With Einkorn Flour

I love this Christmas morning pancake mix recipe made with Einkorn Flour. This is perfect if you want to provide a healthier breakfast on Christmas morning (since you’ll probably be having tons of unhealthy foods the rest of the day). Plus you can make this mix in bulk and store it so you have a quick breakfast option for busy mornings! Top these pancakes with homemade lavender syrup or strawberry jam, and you have the perfect Christmas morning breakfast!

Recipe here: Christmas Morning Pancake Mix

Want an easy but nutritious breakfast? Make this DIY pancake mix now & have quick breakfasts all week!

Orange Cherry Olive Oil Cakes

These small cakes are bursting with delicious citrus flavor. These cakes can be easily wrapped in a red party favor bag and gifted to friends and family. But make sure you keep some for yourself because these cakes are delicious!

Recipe: Orange Cherry Olive Oil Cakes

Sugar Free English Egg Custard

Looking for a yummy comfort food recipe for the holidays? I love making this sugar free English egg custard recipe for an afternoon treat. It’s also great to take to potlucks because the ingredients make it seem much more complicated and decadent than it actually is;)

Recipe here: Sugar Free English Egg Custard

Chocolate Cookie Mice

Aren’t these chocolate cookie mice the cutest? This recipe is perfect for a Christmas treat for the kids. You can make these mice cookies and eat them while you read a Nutcracker storybook. Your kids will love having this tasty treat while hearing about the Nutcracker and Clara fighting the Mouse King (here’s my favorite Nutcracker storybook).

Recipe: Chocolate Cookie Mice

 

Vanilla and Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread is a traditional Scottish recipe that is perfect for the holidays. These cookies literally melt in your mouth and they are perfect for topping desserts. Since these cookies are shaped like buttons, they are absolutely perfect for topping snowman themed cakes or cookies!

Find the recipe here: Vanilla and Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Easy White Bread Recipe

Think you’re no good at making bread? Trust me you can make this easy white bread. Homemade bread is perfect for the holidays. I love serving fresh homemade bread with any holiday meal.

Recipe: Easy White Bread Recipe

In this no-fail bread recipe, I walk you step-by-step so you can make your own loaves. Easy recipe that anyone can master. From FrugalChicken.

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies are perfect for a cold winter’s night. They’re the ultimate comfort food for the holidays, and your family and friends will love them! Plus this recipe makes about 60 cookies which makes it a easy recipe to gift to neighbors or take to the office potluck.

Recipe: Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Stacks of oatmeal peanut butter cookies

Chocolate Chili Brownies

Looking to add a little spice to your holiday dessert? This recipe has some kick. I love the combination of sweet and spicy in this chocolate chili recipe. It’s perfect for mixing things up at the office potluck or family Christmas party.

Recipe: Chocolate Chili Brownies

chocolate chili brownies

Sugar Substitutes

Looking to have a healthier holiday season? I hear ya. I could probably do with less processed sugar in my life. Here are some of my favorite options for substituting sugar:

Which of these recipes are you going to try this year?



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Amish Farmhouse Sugar Cookies with Raisins for “The Cow Loves Cookies”: Children’s Book Read-and-Bake Series

Amish Farmhouse Sugar Cookies with Raisins for “The Cow Loves Cookies”: Children’s Book Read-and-Bake Series

Recipes from Amish kitchens, passed down through generations, tend to combine simple ingredients into something simply delicious. Amish Farmhouse Sugar Cookies are a crunchy, melt-in-your-mouth treat made with just a few pantry staples.

 

Bake some to share and some to fill your own cookie jar!

 

 

Hi! I’m Wendy, the sprinkle loving, care package creating, baker at The Monday Box. My specialty is care package recipes for baked goods that travel well and stay fresh for a long time.

 

Of course, my recipes are just as delicious enjoyed at home!

 

I am excited to share some of my recipes here with you in a series of guest posts linking children’s picture books and baking!

 

When I started The Monday Box, 7 years ago, my son had just started college. I wanted to send him a care package filled with home baked love.

 

Honestly, he would have been just as delighted with commercial cookies, but baking and sharing was therapeutic for me. I benefited while creating, and my son benefited while munching.

 

However, I couldn’t find a resource for care package recipes. Most baking recipes don’t tell you how long a cookie or bar will stay fresh.

 

I decided to publish my own care package recipe resource and created The Monday Box.

 

 

At first, I published recipes with only college care packages in mind, but over the years my care package focus has expanded to include a variety of purposes.

 

As an enthusiastic member of Soldiers Angels Deployed Adoptions team, I send monthly themed military care packages, with baked goodies that match the theme, to my “adopted” service members. I document those care packages and share the recipes on The Monday Box.

 

This guest post series will focus on another care package connection, baking for children. Whether you are baking for your own children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or friends, these book themed treats are sure to cause lots of smiles.

 

In each of my Read-and-Bake posts, I will:

  • Feature a children’s picture book to read with your little ones.
  • Summarize the book.
  • Provide a recipe for a baked treat that ties to the book.
  • Offer tips for sharing, mailing, and enjoying the books and baked goods.

 

 

This month’s featured book is “The Cow Loves Cookies” by Karma Wilson. Told in rhyme, the story follows the farmer as he feeds his many animals.

 

All of the animals eat normal farm animal food, except for the cow who loves cookies! The cow has a deal worked out with the farmer. The farmer provides the cookies, and the cow provides the milk!

 

The author doesn’t tell us specifically what kind of cookie the cow loves. (I think she probably loves all cookies.) Amish Farmhouse Sugar Cookies would definitely be a good choice.

 

The illustrations show the Farmer and the cow eating a speckled cookie. I thought about what the speckles could be and chose to make my cookies speckled with raisins.

 

Other options for speckles that would be delicious in Amish Farmhouse Sugar Cookies include:

  • Chocolate chips (milk, white, dark, or semi-sweet)
  • Butterscotch chips
  • Peanut Butter chips
  • Cranberries
  • Dried cherries or other dried fruit bits
  • Nuts

 

My suggestion is that you read this book to the wee ones in your life, then share some milk and cookies. Reading snuggled up together is optimal, but if distance makes that impossible, send a care package filled with Amish Farmhouse Sugar Cookies and have a story time video chat!

 

 

Does your family have a favorite picture book? Is there a book you would like to see featured? Let me know in the comments!

 

Amish Farmhouse Sugar Cookies with Raisins

Servings 24

 

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tarter
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup raisins (plus extra for decorating)
  • ¾ cup large crystal white decorating sugar or brown turbinado sugar

 

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  •  In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter, oil, and both sugars for about 3 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in the eggs one at a time. Then mix in the vanilla.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients until just combined. Overmixing will produce a less tender cookie.
  • Fold in the raisins.
  • Pour decorating sugar into a small shallow bowl.
  • Use a medium (2 tablespoon) scoop to portion the dough.
  • Roll each dough ball in decorating sugar.
  • Place coated dough balls 2” apart the prepared baking sheet.
  • Flatten each ball slightly with the palm of your hand. Add a few raisins on top of each cookie. The raisins will not stick well to the sugared surface until baked.
  • Bake for 8-9 minutes. Tops of cookies will not darken. Bottom edges of cookies will have just begun to turn golden brown. Do not overbake or the cookies will be dry.
  • Cool on baking sheet.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Amish Raisin Cookies

  • 4.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup raisins (plus extra for decorating)
  • 3/4 cup large crystal white decorating sugar or brown turbinado sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Set aside.

  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter, oil, and both sugars for about 3 minutes, until light and fluffy.

  4. Mix in the eggs one at a time. Then mix in the vanilla.

  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients until just combined. Overmixing will produce a less tender cookie.

  6. Fold in the raisins.

  7. Pour decorating sugar into a small shallow bowl.

  8. Use a medium (2 tablespoon) scoop to portion the dough.

  9. Roll each dough ball in decorating sugar.

  10. Place coated dough balls 2” apart the prepared baking sheet.

  11. Flatten each ball slightly with the palm of your hand. Add a few raisins on top of each cookie. The raisins will not stick well to the sugared surface until baked.

  12. Bake for 8-9 minutes. Tops of cookies will not darken. Bottom edges of cookies will have just begun to turn golden brown. Do not overbake or the cookies will be dry.

  13. Cool on baking sheet.

  14. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

BIO

Wendy Sondov is the recipe developer, baker, photographer, and care package creator for The Monday Box, the only care package recipe blog. All of the recipes on The Monday Box are for baked goods that travel well and stay fresh for a long time. Get recipes for home baked love sent straight to your inbox by signing up here!

 

50+ Egg Recipes That Will Keep You Busy All Season

50+ Egg Recipes That Will Keep You Busy All Season

This time of year, the amount of eggs we have is totally out of control, and we’re always searching for new recipes to use them up. There’s only so many eggs I can scramble!

Sometimes we give them to the pigs (a great way to give them variety and extra protein and another big step towards self-sufficiency).

 

But, of course, if you don’t have pigs, you’re likely left with a whole lot of eggs and are scrambling (get it? yuk, yuk, yuk) for new recipes to use them up and escape the same ol’, same ol.

 

Here’s 50 recipes (newbies and some classic favorites!) I love that feature eggs!

 

Got so many eggs you don't know what to do with them? Or just love eggs? Here's 50+ recipes to keep you busy! From FrugalChicken

Breakfast

Eggs with Soldiers: Heat water until you have a rolling boil. Boil eggs for 2 minutes then remove and cool. Slice the small end off the egg and serve with strips of toast.

 

French toast: Crack two eggs into a bowl and whisk until scrambled. Heat a skillet, and dip bread, one slice at a time, into the scrambled eggs. Cook on the skillet, turning over until brown.

 

Perfect hard boiled eggs 

 

Eggs, kale, and mozzarella 

 

Soft Boiled Eggs: Place 4 eggs in a saucepan of boiling water, then cook over low heat, 7 to 8 minutes. Drain, peel and halve; top with herbed butter.

 

Scotch Eggs: Boil eggs and peel. Encase each egg with a layer of sausage. Roll in flour, dip in beaten eggs, then roll in bread crumbs. Fry in oil until crisp.

 

Hard Boiled Eggs: Place 6 eggs in a large pot, cover with cold water by and bring to a rolling boil for 8. Remove from hot water and place in cold water until cool. Drain, then peel.

 

Bacon-and-Egg Salad: Slice hard boiled eggs into 1/8” slices. To a bed of lettuce, spinach, or other leafy green, sprinkle crumbled bacon. Add sliced pear and an olive oil vinaigrette. Top with the eggs.

 

Breakfast Quesadillas With Scrambled Eggs, Spinach, and Black Beans

 

Got so many eggs you don't know what to do with them? Or just love eggs? Here's 50+ recipes to keep you busy! From FrugalChicken

 

Scrambled Eggs: Whisk eggs with crème fraiche and heat in an oiled pan until cooked through. Season with salt and pepper.

 

Spicy Scramble: To scrambled eggs, add 1/3 cup shredded cheddar, and diced jalapeno to taste (leaving out the seeds if you don’t want it too spicy).

 

Creamy Scrambled eggs: Mix 5 eggs with 2 tablespoons homemade cream cheese, 2 teaspoons chopped chives, and salt and pepper. Heat until cooked through.

 

Egg and English Muffin Sandwich: Beat 1 egg with salt and pepper in a ceramic mug; microwave 45 seconds. Serve on an English muffin and microwave for 30 seconds to melt the cheddar.

 

Breakfast stuffed peppers

 

Breakfast Burritos: Cook 1/2 cup diced chorizo, 1/2 diced onion and 1 tablespoon diced jalapeno in a nonstick skillet. Add 4 scrambled eggs. Divide evenly among tortillas, and top with salsa before rolling up.

 

Got so many eggs you don't know what to do with them? Or just love eggs? Here's 50+ recipes to keep you busy! From FrugalChicken

 

Classic Cheese Omelet: Crack 3 eggs into a bowl and whisk until scrambled. Pour into a hot pan glazed with 1 tablespoon of oil and cook over medium heat (do not stir the eggs at all. When firm, add shredded cheese to half of the eggs and fold. Heat for 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

 

Spinach Omelet: Mix beaten eggs with salt and pepper. Before folding, add chopped spinach and 2 tablespoons chevre.

 

Strawberry Omelet: Beat eggs for a classic omelet, and before folding, fill with sliced strawberries. Top with ricotta.

 

Bacon Omelet: Cook and crumble 1 slice bacon. Toast 1/4 cup corn in the drippings; add 2 tablespoons salsa. Make an omelet but before folding, fill with the bacon and corn.

 

Ham Omelet: Beat 8 eggs with 2 tablespoons milk, and salt and pepper. Cook in a large skillet as directed for Classic Omelet (No. 25); fill with 1/2 cup each diced ham, gruyère and sautéed peppers.

 

Poached Eggs: Bring a skillet of water to a simmer. Crack eggs into individual cups (best to use a pan specific to poached eggs), slip into the water and poach until the whites set.

 

Got so many eggs you don't know what to do with them? Or just love eggs? Here's 50+ recipes to keep you busy! From FrugalChicken
Eggs Benedict: Top 2 poached eggs with a hollandaise sauce and serve on English muffins with lox or fried Canadian bacon.

 

Huevos Rancheros: Fry two eggs over easy. Add salsa, ham, bacon, and beans, serve hot.

 

Birds in a Nest: Cut a circle out of the middle of a slice of whole wheat bread. Toast the bread in a nonstick skillet. When slightly browned, crack an egg into the hole, add salt and pepper, cover and cook until the white sets.

 

Fried Eggs: Crack 4 eggs into a skillet with 2 teaspoons bacon drippings. Add salt and pepper; cook until the edges are opaque, 2 minutes. Cover and cook 4 to 6 more minutes.

 

Curry Coconut Scrambled Eggs: Crack 4 eggs into a pan with melted coconut oil. Add 1/8 tsp curry. Scramble until eggs are cooked.

 

Fried Egg Sandwich: Make 1 Fried Egg and fry 2 slices bacon. Serve on a toasted English muffin.

 

Eggs & Hash Browns: Fry 1 cup each chopped onion and grated potato in a cast-iron skillet with butter until crisp. Add 1/2 cup grated cheese and crack in 2 eggs. Fry the eggs until set and serve with buttered toast.

 

Country Fry-Up: Grill 2 sausage links, 2 sausage patties, and 4 bacon slices. Fry two eggs, and season with salt and pepper. Serve with buttered toast.

 

Paleo Crepes 

 

Ham and Eggs Breakfast Bowl 

 

Quick Nosh

 

Classic Deviled Eggs: Halve peeled hard boiled eggs lengthwise. Scoop out the yolks. Mix with 1 tablespoon relish, 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon mustard, and a pinch each of cayenne, salt and pepper. Scoop the yolks back into the whites!

 

Egg drop soup: Bring 1 quart of chicken stock to a boil. Crack 4 eggs into a bowl and whisk. When the stock is at a rolling boil, pour the eggs in slowly, stirring at the same time. Continue to heat until the eggs are firm.

 

Got so many eggs you don't know what to do with them? Or just love eggs? Here's 50+ recipes to keep you busy! From FrugalChicken

 

Pickled Eggs (also an excellent way to preserve eggs!)

 

Tea Eggs: A favorite! Boil eggs in their shells for several minutes then cool. Crack the shells but don’t peel. Simmer in a saucepan with 1/2 cup soy sauce, 3 cups water, 4 star anise pods, 3 black tea bags and a slice of orange peel for 1 hour. Drain the eggs and peel.

 

Egg & Mushroom Salad: To a bed of mixed leafy greens, add 4 slices of hard boiled eggs and sliced and grilled portobello mushrooms. Add a vinaigrette made with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

 

Bacon-and-Egg Salad: Slice hard boiled eggs into 1/8” slices. To a bed of lettuce, spinach, or other leafy green, sprinkle crumbled bacon. Add sliced pear and an olive oil vinaigrette. Top with the eggs.

 

Moroccan Eggs: Toast 1 cup chickpeas and some ground cumin and paprika in a cast iron skillet with olive oil over high heat. Remove from heat, and crack 4 eggs into the cast iron skillet. Bake at 350 degrees until the whites are firm.

 

Savory Dinner

 

Egg and Mushroom Pie 

 

Tomato Basil Frittata

 

Egg Souffle

 

Steak and Eggs: Season 1 pound of your favorite steak cut with salt and pepper. Grill the steak until cooked. in plain butter. Crack two eggs into a hot skillet, and fry them sunny side up. Top the steak with butter and the eggs.

 

Ham Frittata: Whisk 8 eggs, 1/2 cup milk, 3/4 cup shredded cheese, and salt and pepper. Sauté 4 ounces diced ham in a cast iron skillet with oil. Add the eggs; cook until the bottom sets, then bake at 325 degrees F, 25 minutes.

 

Salmon, Dill, and Goat Cheese Quiche 

 

Spring Frittata: Soak 1/2 cup stale bread cubes in 1/2 cup milk; mix with 8 beaten eggs. Add 3/4 cup ricotta, 1 teaspoon chopped thyme, and salt and pepper. Sauté 1 cup shredded zucchini in an ovenproof nonstick skillet with oil. Add the egg mixture.

 

Erin’s Baked Eggs on a Bed of Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Spanish tortilla

Extras

 

Hollandaise Sauce

 

Eggnog

 

I’d like to hear from you!

 

How do you think you’ll use up all your eggs? Email me or comment below!