Buttermilk Gingerbread Experiment

I remember passing by the Einkorn booth at the Expo during Young Living’s International Grand Convention last year. Unfortunately I was a little slow off the mark, and missed out tasting the many Einkorn products. But one gentleman took pity on me and starting discussing the Einkorn Berry, and actually let me taste it. To my surprise, I quite like it. 

So, as this year is a Virtual Convention, I decided to try something new and make our own tasty treats. I chose gingerbread. The following video clips chronicle our experiments.

The first gingerbread recipe is one that I have used in the past, with a few adjustments.

As you can see, I have help an abundance of help from my three little girls. I truly love their enthusiasm. I am asked daily if they can help me in the kitchen. 

The second video is the same recipe substituting einkorn flour, and vitality oils for the organic unbleached flour and spices used in the first video.

Now for the part they have been waiting for! The taste test. Unfortunately I had to go to work, but my lovely wife texted this video to me. Of course I showed it to all my co-workers. The girls are a hit … at work.

A little hint to my recipe development process; 

  1. Add a minimal amount of spices or Vitality Essential Oils to the recipe on the first experience.
  2. Why?  My girls will insist it is too spicy and will not eat it otherwise. 
  3. Follow the original measurements for the dry ingredients – adjust according to the results.
  4. If you don’t have a recipe, just wing it. It will be just fine. Just don’t burnt. Oops.

One of the most important aspects of Young Living is the ability to share it with my family and friends. My oldest, Charolette, asked me a question while preparing the ingredients.  What is Einkorn? So I explained the differences between hard winter wheat and Einkorn. I won’t reiterate all the details in this blog, but here are links to two articles and one study. See for yourself, it’s fascinating.

Have you Heard about Einkorn?

Broadbalk Wheat Experiment

The History Of Einkorn, Nature’s First And Oldest Wheat

Einkorn Buttermilk Gingerbread
  • 2 cups Einkorn flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 drops Ginger Vitality EO
  • 1 drop Cinnamon Vitality EO 
  • 1 drop Nutmeg Vitality EO
  • 1 drop Clove Vitality EO 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar or substitute of your choice
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup molasses 
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Pour in a prepared loaf pan and bake at 350F for 30 – 40 minutes.

The following are adjustments I would make to the recipe:

  • 6 drops Ginger Vitality EO
  • 6 drops Cinnamon Vitality EO
  • 4 drops Nutmeg Vitality EO 
  • 4 drops Clove Vitality EO 
  • 1/2 cup honey  (no brown sugar)
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • Bake at 325F for 40 – 50 minutes.

Enjoy!

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