ORGANIC HEIRLOOM PANCAKE & WAFFLE MIX (Treasure Life Farms)
Ingredients: wholegrain heirloom Marquis, 1907 (hard red) & Bishop, 1891 (hard white) flour, heritage Pitic (soft white) wheat flour, organic aluminum free baking powder, OMRI certifiedbaking soda, Redmond sea salt
Production: Some of these heirloom grains have not been grown for over 100 years or have become almost extinct before Ben and Claudia at Treasure Life Farms decided to follow their commitment to biodiversity and sustainability. On their certified organic farm, they cultivate their crops in rich alluvial soil in a “rotation and fallow” method, carefully rotating seed beds, ensuring sufficient nutrient buildup through cover cropping.
Grains are allowed to ripen at their own pace and are then harvested, cleaned, and stored in wooden granaries on their farm - all contributing to superior taste and nutritional value. Flours are freshly milled in small batches on a centrifugal mill which pulverizes the grains so finely that it requires no sifting and without any temperature increase, preserving optimal nutrient density of the flour.
Qualities: this organic, “high quality gluten” (see below), heirloom* blend of heirloom flours, whips up a stack of delicious pancakes or waffles in no time. Not only do they taste amazing, you’ll also load up on nutrition as they are rich in soluble and insoluble fiber, protein, complex carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients.
“High quality gluten”: not all gluten is created equal. Since most people have been exposed to GMO gluten but not been sensitised to the ancient genetic composition of heirloom grains, even gluten sensitive individuals often have excellent tolerance to these heirloom grains.
*Heirloom or heritage plant varieties are open pollinated varieties that have been cultivated and passed down sometimes for thousands of years. They have evolved over time by natural or human selection exhibiting superior taste and complex aromas as well as a diverse mineral profile and higher vitamin contents. They also play a crucial role in protecting our continued food supply through preserving genetic diversity.
Cooking directions: preheat griddle to about 200 ºC (400 ºF) until a water droplet “dances”on it. Combine 1tsp oil, 1tsp sweetener, and 1 egg or vegan egg replacer(optional)- then add 1cup pancake mix and stir just until blended. Pour on lightly greased griddle and cook until bubbles appear on surface - then flip and cook until golden brown.
Storage: keeps well in a sealed container in a cool, dry, and dark location (optional)