Recently I ordered two things. A Mickey Mouse Waffle Maker and Young Living’s Einkorn Pancake and Waffle Mix. This weekend my family put both to the test and loved them!
The Mickey Waffle Maker is more like a pancake maker, thinner than a traditional waffle, but each pancake turned out delicious and cooked in two minutes. I bought mine from Kohl’s but see Amazons sells it too. Bryce loves EVERYTHING Mickey Mouse, so we are hoping this will help entice him to eat more. Who doesn’t want a Mickey shaped pancake for breakfast?
Now onto the Einkhorn Flour mix. My husband has been gluten free for seven years now. He takes gluten hits from food just fried in oil that has wheat products in it. When I saw that Young Living sold a Pancake and Waffle Mix and was advertising it had a .53% gluten content I was intrigued. Brian says he was game to try it and see how his body would react. Below is a chart of gluten content of typical wheat flours in comparison with the Einkorn Pancake and Waffle Mix (Gary’s True Grit Mix) .
Ingredients of the mix: Whole grain einkorn flour (Triticum monococcum), Brown rice flour, Amaranth flour, Tapioca flour, Sorghum flour (Sorghum bicolor), Dhokla flour (Indian flour made from chickpeas).
Einkorn grain is the oldest form of cultivated wheat. Most of the wheat that is used today is a hybrid. Hybridization can happen naturally when plants are near each other and the wind blows and cross pollinates. But that is not what we are talking about with the modern hybrid wheat. Modern wheat was engineered to have shorter stalks to create less waste and fuller heads of grain to produce more product. The problem with this hybrid wheat is that it has been engineered to contain 3 genomes and 42 chromosomes while the old Einkorn wheat only has 14 chromosomes! Those extra chromosomes create new proteins that man was never intended to consume. They are foreign to the body and can cause confusion in the digestive system. This new wheat I believe is a major contributor to the spike in gluten sensitivities we are seeing today.
Einkorn wheat has a higher protein content than common wheat and it is a great antioxidant. In fact, the Einkorn grain has been shown in a study in Italy to be two to four times higher in antioxidants than our modern wheat today. The Young Living Einkorn waffle and pancake mix has 3 grams of protein per serving.
So Sunday morning we made the pancakes and Brian ate one. We waited to see what his body would do. And nothing happened! His reaction time is pretty fast so when two hours went by and still nothing we were shocked. Could we really have potentially found a wheat product that he could eat? This is huge. We will definitely try the Einkorn Spaghetti and Einkorn Flour Young Living sells next. So happy we found this product and found Young Living.
I am not going to claim everyone will have the same experience (Brian doesn’t have Celiac) but if you are gluten intolerant it may be worth a try to see how your body reacts to it. If you have any questions, leave a comment below and I will try and answer. If you wish to order some, click here to do so.