Monday, November 4, 2013

High Protein Ancient Grain KAMUT® and Seed Pancake Mix

Today we finally perfected an all purpose combination of this flour with other ancient seeds and pseudo-grains that will give you excellent results in baking lighter items like cakes, cookies and muffins.  


Remember the KAMUT ® is Cool post where we discussed the epic-awesome power of this amazing grain. It is always organic, non-GMO, and the standard of excellence in ancient perfection.  I'm a fan. Can you tell?  KAMUT ® has an amazing Origin dating back to cultivation in ancient Egypt.

 

Those eating this ancient grain have greater ability to deal with oxidative stress on the body as well as lower levels of inflammation markers in their system. With all the hype that the anti-grain movement has been getting, I like to see  well educated response from grain growers, like the article Here. We should differentiate this grain from modern wheat.  

Dr. Bob Quinn, PhD said, 

"Not all wheat is created equal. 

Neither is all gluten created equal. "


KAMUT ®, though it contains gluten, contains a very primitive form of it that only contains 28 chromosomes (compared to modern hybrid wheat that contains 42). Because it is also high in ancient forms of gluten protein, it is excellent for pastas and breads, but it does tend to make life a little more difficult for light and fluffy things like pancakes.

The combination of the high protein ancient quinoa and amaranth will give your flour all the essential amino acids for a complete protein, with all the ability to form fluffy lighter baked items.
  
 

We use the NutriMill Electric Grain Mill from Honeyville  for this grinding. I'm their company chef, so that's the logical place for me to get my grain mill, but I really do love the quality of the flour it produces.   Doing your own flour will not only provide clean fresh nutritious flour, but provide you with flour that has not been able to go rancid from sitting around. Your baked goods will taste amazing!



Chef Tess Ancient Grain Flour All Purpose Flour:

10 cups whole grain  KAMUT ® here

3 1/2 cup organic quinoa
1 cup organic amaranth

Fine mill to a flour. I use the finest setting on the nutrimill.


High Protein Ancient Grain KAMUT ®and Seed Pancake Mix

9 cups all purpose ancient grain flour (see recipe above)
1 cup non-gmo Soymilk Powder
2T sea salt
1 cup Flax Seed
1T natural vanilla flavor powder (optional)
To prepare: Combine 1 part mix to 1 part water. Sit 5 minutes.
 Cook on medium hot in a non-stick pan 2-3 minutes per side.  Serve hot with your favorite sauce or syrup.


There you go darlings! Have fun with this amazing blend!

Always My Very Best,
Your Friend Chef Tess















2 comments:

Shelita Williams said...

Oh my goodness! this looks awesome pretty lady Chef Tess! Thanks for the detailed research information!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info on the kamut, and making your own flour (never thought of it). We are trying to go as whole grain as possible at our house. I've been using a lot of spelt flour - is kamut better?