einkorn sourdough snowflake bread is one of many seasonal einkorn recipes

The Best Einkorn Flour Recipes for Every Season

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Whatever season of the year, there are ways to bake comforting homemade meals and desserts using the ancient grain einkorn. From einkorn sourdough bread to cookies, to quick breads to corndogs; there are so many great options. The following is a compilation of over 25 of the best einkorn flour recipes to fit any season. Some use all purpose einkorn flour and others use whole grain einkorn flour. Look to the bottom for a special holiday section as well!

This is not meant to be medical advise. Please consult a doctor before starting a new diet or trying einkorn if you have health issues that may cause sensitivities.

Einkorn Flour Vs. Modern Wheat

Why use einkorn flour? While einkorn is wheat, this ancient grain is much different than our modern form of regular wheat. Modern flour has been hybridized to grow well in different conditions. It has a much larger head of wheat berries than the smaller berries on einkorn. Sounds great right? Well, modern wheat also has 42 chromosomes where the oldest grain, einkorn, only contains 14.

Fewer chromosomes is one reason it’s easier to digest for many with gut issues. This includes gluten intolerance ( It’s not recommended for those with celiac disease). It also packs a huge amount of nutrition not found in modern wheat and a high protein content. Einkorn has 50% less phytic acid than modern wheat. Phytic acid inhibits the absorption of nutrients. Yes, you may not actually be getting all the nutrients you think bread depending on the type of bread. Learn more about this ancient wheat HERE.

After struggling with blood sugar issues, gut issues and more I began baking with this ancient wheat. I’d been off grains for several years. I could eat bread again! At first, I just used all purpose flour. The taste was light with a slight sweet nutty flavor. Our family soon switched over completely to using this flour. Next, we invested in a Mockmill to grind the wheat berries at home. Since then, I’ve enjoyed making whole grain einkorn flour recipes and sourdough starter recipes including einkorn bread.

A Word On Sourdough Starter

Before you jump in you may want to consider having sourdough starter on hand. Many einkorn flour recipes include using a starter. commonly, people are used to using “active dry yeast.” Just as einkorn is the oldest form of wheat, sourdough is the oldest form of yeast. The difference is that sourdough starter contains a much more natural culture of yeast where as dry yeast is using specific strains for a high rise.

The use of sourdough starter results in a better breakdown of phytic acid, easier digestion due to the bacteria and yeast predigesting the flour and gives prebiotics that are beneficial to the gut.

I’ve found this form of yeast to be better on my digestive system and it’s easy to get started. I recommend whole grain einkorn flour for this and you can find the simple step by step instruction to make it HERE.

hands set out a parchment lined pan with dough shaped as a giant snowflake ready to place in the oven.

Where to Get Einkorn Flour

It isn’t common to see einkorn flour on your supermarket shelf (at least not at mine). I’ve found several places to purchase einkorn online. I personally purchase the largest amount of einkorn berries and use all-purpose einkorn flour for special occasions and recipe creations. Here’s a few things to consider before purchasing einkorn.

First, you must decide if you are purchasing bagged flour or bags of whole einkorn berries (the grain).

If flour, will it be whole wheat or all purpose einkorn flour? Remember these are NOT exchanged in recipes one for one. All-purpose einkorn flour recipes are generally easier for beginning with einkorn but not required. When I jumped into einkorn flour baking, I jumped in with both feet and lots of whole wheat. My whole wheat was made, though, by milling.

If you’re purchasing berries you’ll need to plan on milling your own flour. I do this approximately once a week for recipes and love it. It’s the most nutritious way to use flour: freshly ground!

Will you be purchasing small amounts or in bulk? Remember, larger quantities may be cheaper and einkorn berries will last much longer stored than flour.

You can see where I get my einkorn HERE.

About These Einkorn Flour Recipes

The following recipes are a treasury of my favorites. Many I’ve created here on Hilltop in the Valley. Others have been made by fellow talented einkorn lovers and bloggers. I don’t have pictures for the recipes I don’t own, but I encourage you to check them out. These einkorn recipes are organized by season. This doesn’t mean you can’t make bread in summer since I’ve put it in the winter category. I just happened to divide them according to what felt natural. Make them whenever you want!

Below the description I’ve included a difficulty level so you can have an idea of how long or how many steps are in a recipe. Beginner recipes tend to be quite simple while intermediate includes an extra step or two. This doesn’t mean intermediate level recipes cannot be done if this is your first time baking with einkorn flour. They can be simple as well, but may just take a few more steps.

Einkorn Recipes for Autumn

A buttery colored dough rolled into a circle sits atop a floured countertop with bright red tomatoes, meats and green spinach to top the pizza.

Whole Wheat Einkorn Pizza

Let’s get into the back to school spirit with pizza night! Grab your bowl scraper and make yourself a lightly floured surface to roll out this dough. You can make this overnight or in the morning and let the dough rest for about eight hours until baking.

Difficulty Level : Beginner

Sourdough Pumpkin Streusel Scones

These moist pumpkin scones are baked in a cast iron pan. Is the best part the gooey streusel center, the moist pumpkin scone or the cream cheese frosting? You decide.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Einkorn Flour Corndogs

This recipe was created when I found a massive number of inexpensive hotdogs made with the best quality meat possible! Cool these on a wire rack for a few minutes before eating as the oil stays hot! We love deep fried foods when using the best quality from nature.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Overnight Einkorn Sourdough Bagels

When School days kick in, I love having some of these bagels made for munching. The dough is made made overnight with whole wheat einkorn flour. The next morning, bagels are shaped and boiled in water before baked to their toasty perfection.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe has been the favorite of readers hands down. Who doesn’t love a chocolate chip cookie with slightly crispy edges and a soft center? Using a stand mixer and beating the eggs for a few minutes before combining the dry ingredients helps create the soft texture.

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Easy Beginner Einkorn Sourdough Bread

Instead of using a loaf pan, this is an artisan sourdough recipe that uses a Dutch oven to create it’s crispy outside and round shape. With no kneading required this is perhaps the easiest of all sourdough einkorn recipes. Einkorn wheat is actually easier to use when there is less kneading as handling can quickly create a sticky dough. Simply mix the ingredients, fold a few times and then rise before baking.

Difficulty: Beginner

Winter Einkorn Recipes

Sourdough Snowflake Bread

It’s magical the way this cinnamon roll style bread comes together. Made with several round circles of dough sandwiched with delectable streusel filling in between layers. The stack of circles are then cut and twisted to create a beautiful snowflake. For best results, have a lot of parchment paper on hand.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Sourdough Garlic Herb Bread

Of my sourdough bread recipes, this one may be the most delicious. This recipe uses a Dutch oven to maintain the right environment for a crusty bread. I can’t get past the scent of garlic and herbs baking in bread on a cold winter’s day. It’s a great recipe to make in the evening and let the dough rest overnight.

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Farmhouse Buttermilk Biscuits

If I were to choose the einkorn recipe we make most often for dinner this would be it. Everyone loves these flaky buttery biscuits and I love having leftovers for breakfast sandwiches too! Often I’ll double this recipe and freeze half of the dough for a later dinner.

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Spring Einkorn Recipes

lemon poppy seed muffins with einkorn flour

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Lemon and poppy seed muffins are such a perfect spring and summer treat. We enjoy these muffins as they are but feel free to add a glaze, such as that from the blueberry lemon scones recipe.

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Lemon Blueberry Sourdough Scones

A reader favorite, this scone is a classic. Perfectly sweet and tart with a delicate lemon glaze makes it’s great for inviting the sunshine in. I love making this recipe with fresh blueberries but feel free to use frozen as well.

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Einkorn Sourdough Croissants

Ever wanted to try making your own flaky croissants? I’ll be honest. This recipe takes some time. Unlike the Easy Sourdough bread recipe there is a lot of folding involved and parchment paper is required. Even so, I love setting aside an evening when I can attend to the folding and then bake the scrumptious croissants come morning. Even with the denser flour of einkorn, these are a buttery bliss

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Einkorn Carrot Cake

This rich moist carrot cake is full of protein as it uses whole wheat einkorn flour. It is a spring time favorite.

Difficulty Level: Beginner

two layers of dark einkorn carrot cake are held together with sweet thick white cream chess frosting. Two small carrots rest on top with greens.

Einkorn Buttermilk Pancakes

I use all purpose flour for these pancakes because the buttery flavor is SO delicious! I’ve tried using whole wheat flour and it’s fine, but the all purpose flour just adds a buttery sweetness that makes them addictive. Seriously! I eat so many when I make these!

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Summer Einkorn Recipes

crisp waffle cones made with einkorn flour

Einkorn Waffle Cones

Introducing the Pizzelle maker. This cookie press goes back before the waffle iron. It’s beginnings mark the history of Europe’s first cookies. I picked one up at Goodwill and after trying my hand at making cookies and cannoli, we made waffles! It’s hard to go back to packaged cones after trying a fresh made waffle cone.

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Einkorn Strawberry Scones

After creating the Lemon Blueberry Sourdough Scones, I wanted more. Last summer I decided to give strawberries a try in scones and wasn’t disappointed.

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This original recipe uses the whole grain flour einkorn, giving it an extra high protein content. It’s richness is a sure treat for any gathering.

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Salted Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins are a great summer time treat but even more tasty is the Salted Chocolate Zucchini Muffin. I’m not sure what it is about salted chocolate. It makes everything more delectable!

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Einkorn Lemon Pound Cake

This cake is perfect for a summer gathering and is made even more special with a dallop of whipped cream and sliced strawberries on top!

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Holiday Einkorn Flour Recipes

Einkorn Flour Sugar Cookies

This is the go-to recipe for holiday cutout cookies whether you’re wanting festive snowflakes or Easter Bunnies. The slightly nutty flavor or einkorn lends itself to this buttery cookie. It’s one of my favorites.

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Flaky Einkorn Pie Crust

This einkorn flour pie crust is made with butter and made to be flaky. Flaky pies and pastries are my favorite.

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Chocolate Chip and Candy Christmas Cookies

Based on the Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe, these Christmas cookies have an added splash of Christmas Cheer!

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Easy Snowball Cookies Recipe with Einkorn Flour

These cookies bring me back to my childhood. I have fond memories of powdered sugar sticking to my cheek as I sampled these sugar covered ball cookies in out kitchen. We used walnuts in them as a kid but feel free to try other nuts or no nuts as well.

Difficulty Level: Beginner

How to Make Einkorn Split Second Cookies

These shortbread style cookies are buttery with an added sweetness from jam. Great for events and cookie exchanges.

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Einkorn Sourdough Sweet Potato Rolls

I enjoy using this recipe in the autumn and especially around Thanksgiving. These dinner rolls are moist and thought denser than modern day wheat, it’s very soft inside. My kids love these.

Difficulty Level: Beginner

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