These delicious, fluffy einkorn pancakes are quick and easy to make. With just a few staple ingredients, you can whip up these good old-fashioned pancakes during the week or enjoy them as a weekend treat.
One of our favorite from-scratch breakfasts is fluffy einkorn pancakes topped with fresh fruit and pure maple syrup. In fact, Little Bear recently answered “pancakes” when I asked him to tell me his favorite food. He loves to help measure and mix the ingredients, and the whole family loves to eat this warm, wholesome breakfast.
When I made these simple plant-based einkorn pancakes for my parents, my mom asked, “How do you make them so fluffy?” Well, friends, I’m going to share my recipe with you.
Tips for Making Fluffy Einkorn Pancakes
As you’ll see, there’s a lot of flexibility with this easy dairy-free recipe. You can make the batter with plant milk or just plain water, then you can sweeten it with maple syrup or honey. Sometimes, I’ll even add a few shakes of ceylon cinnamon.
To answer my mom’s question, fresh baking powder makes the batter rise, which makes for a light, fluffy pancake. I like to make my own baking powder with baking soda, cream of tartar, and organic cornstarch.
The batter should be pretty smooth. Stir until there are no lumps, but avoid overmixing. Although not quite as active as my lemon poppy seed einkorn sourdough pancake batter, this einkorn pancake batter should be bubbly (unless you use full fat canned coconut milk).
If you use canned coconut milk, the batter will be thicker. They’ll still be delicious, but you may want to spread the batter on the skillet after pouring, so that the pancakes aren’t too thick and cook throughout.
Preheat your skillet (I prefer cast iron), so that the batter sizzles when it hits the pan. Feel free to add blueberries or dark chocolate chips at this point.
Another step to avoiding flat pancakes is to only flip them once, if possible. Wait until they are almost completely cooked through before you flip. Not only will this allow them time to rise, but also it will help prevent them from sticking.
How to Make Einkorn Pancakes
Preheat a skillet over medium heat.
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Add plant milk or water, melted coconut oil, maple syrup or honey, and vanilla extract.
Whisk until just combined.
Add a little coconut oil to the skillet then pour about a ¼ cup of batter onto it.
Cook until bubbles appear on the surface and the outside perimeter of the pancake is mostly cooked.
Flip with a spatula and cook until the other side is golden brown.
Stack them on a plate, add your favorite toppings, and enjoy!
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Hope you enjoy these einkorn pancakes as much as we do!
- 1 ½ cups all purpose einkorn flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup plant milk or water
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or honey
- Preheat a skillet over medium heat.
- Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- Add plant milk or water, melted coconut oil, maple syrup or honey, and vanilla extract.
- Whisk until just combined.
- Add a little coconut oil to the skillet then pour about a ¼ cup of batter onto it.
- Cook until bubbles appear on the surface and the outside perimeter of the pancake is mostly cooked.
- Flip with a spatula and cook until the other side is golden brown.
Try not to overmix the batter.
Feel free to use whole grain einkorn flour; however, they will not be as fluffy.
Add a few shakes of ceylon cinnamon to the batter for added flavor.
If you use canned coconut milk, the batter will be thicker and won't be bubbly. You may have to spread the batter on the skillet after pouring, so that the pancakes aren't too thick and cook throughout.