My family has been looking at areas we can change to become more conscious of what we are putting into our bodies and what we are using around the home like using all natural cleaners, detergent, dish soap and using Young Living Essential Oils for overall wellness. This time we are taking a look at flour.
At convention this year there was discussion on Einkorn flours, Einkorn Pancake Mix (yep – I have this too), Einkorn spaghetti. These weren’t part of the new convention line up they were items that YL already had. After hearing the discussion I quickly added both the Einkorn flour and pancake mix to my August Essential Rewards order!
I honestly didn’t pay attention to the different types of flour until recently. I would just looked at a recipe and used whatever it called for with no regard to what level of gluten it was in or how it was made. We have been lucky to not have a gluten intolerance yet and have been able to use whatever types of flours a recipe calls for. However, I have many friends who have personally been effected with gluten intolerances, this isn’t gluten free but is much lower than traditional options and something we will be using going forward. Gosh google can be your friend or scare you it has led me to reading lots of articles recently on just how bad some things can be, so any small steps we can take will make a world of difference for my family.
Einkorn is the original “staff-of-life” grain, known as the oldest variety of wheat, which dates back to the beginning of time. Einkorn’s natural genetic code and low gluten levels make it a superior choice because of the compatibility with the human body when compared to the modern hybrid wheat of today. Einkorn grain is easier to digest, so nutrients are better absorbed.
I decided to give it a try with something quick and easy to make and whipped up some banana bread last night (it also helped me get rid of those bananas that had seen better days).
- Nonstick Cooking Spray
- 1 and 1/4 Young Living Einkorn Flour*
- 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 3 Drop Young Living Cinnamon Essential Oil (optional)
- 1/2 Cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 Cup Applesauce (natural no added sugar)
- 1/4 Cup Walnuts (optional)
- 2 Large Egg Whites
- 1 and 3/4 Cups Bananas Mashed (brownish ones tend to be sweeter – I used week old ones)
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
Preheat over to 350 degrees. Coat a regular loaf pan with nonstick spray.
In a small bowl mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt together. In a larger bowl mix the light brown sugar, applesauce, egg whites, banana, vanilla, nuts and cinnamon essential oil. Once combined start adding in flour and combining. Take mixture and pour into loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes. Once cooked pull out of the over and let it cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes and then flip it over to remove from pan to finish cooling.
Now of course we have to have the taste test to see if its good ~ my youngest son and I both love banana bread and he took a bite and said it was the best ever!! We all tried it and gave it two thumbs up. The only change to my regular recipe was the addition of the Einkorn Flour. Heres the next Banana Bread recipe I plan on trying from the YL blog.
*If you are using regular white flour – it would be the same ratio of flour since its for a quick bread. Some quick information reference information on Einkorn you can check it out HERE