Whole Wheat Kaiserschmarrn

Whole Grain Kaiserschmarrn

The whole grain kaiserschmarrn recipe has been one of our favourites for years. Served with apple sauce it is a great breakfast or dinner. Kaiserschmarrn (“Kaiser” meaning “emperor”, and “Schmarrn” meaning “nonsense” in Austrian German, and etymologically related to the English term “smear” – mishmash, a mess, crumbs, a trifle, a nonsense, a fluff). I would say it is a delicious mess!


Whole Wheat Kaiserschmarrn
  • 250 g (about 2 cups) freshly ground flour; I like spelt, wheat works too
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (more if you are very much into sweets)
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 cup raisins
  1. In the morning, or the day before, mix freshly ground whole wheat flour and the milk in a bowl.
  2. Cover and let it sit on the counter for up to 8 hours (store in the fridge if you want to soak longer or if the house is very warm, so the milk does not go bad).
  3. Just before baking them, mix in the other ingredients.
  4. Separate the eggs from the yolk, add the yolk to the flour milk mixture. Beat the egg whites until stiff and set aside. You want to add the whites at the end.
  5. Mix all that together, then gently stir in the egg whites.
  6. Grease the pan with coconut oil or butter and add about one cup of batter. Cook over medium heat until golden brown on one site, gently turn and start immediately ripping the “pancake” apart. You can make the pieces as big or as small as you like. Once it’s golden brown on all sides it is done.
  7. Enjoy!



About Anna @ Northern Homestead

Anna is a homemaker, who along with her husband have become committed to a simple approach to life, want to be responsible for the production of a majority of their food, and be mindful with the resources they use. They love whole food, in fact even their collage daughter makes homemade whole grain pizza from scratch all by her self.

With Northern Homestead (www.northernhomestead.com) they want to be an inspiration to all cold climate homesteaders and winter gardeners. They write about growing, raising, preserving, and preparing real food, along with some food for thoughts.

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Quinoa Flour Pancakes

Cinnamon Sugar Quinoa Pancakes from Momwithaprep

Quinoa is a power-punch grain that gives you plenty of protein, is a bold flavor and versatile for many applications. It’s one of our go-to grains for salads, side dishes, breakfasts and more.

Today, I want to show you how we’ve learned to use it in our favorite breakfast application – pancakes! You can also see our Cornmeal Pancakes or our Easy and Versatile Rice Flour Pancakes.

Quinoa grinds easily, but we found that it grinds less than a 1:1 ratio. Depending on the quinoa you choose, you’ll need to test the grinding ratio for yourself. We found it was 1 C quinoa to 3/4C quinoa flour.

Cinnamon Sugar Quinoa Pancakes from Momwithaprep

Most quinoa that you purchase on a store shelf doesn’t need to be checked for stones, but it’s a good habit to always be in before grinding or cooking. Running it in a lose strainer to remove the stones is a good first step before rinsing or toasting. Either steps is necessary to help releases the hard outter shell of the quinoa and make it more easily digestable and ready to eat.

Cinnamon Sugar Quinoa Pancakes from Momwithaprep

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Sugar Quinoa Pancakes
Adapted from Rachel Ray


1 cups quinoa flour
1 TB brown sugar (learn to make your own)
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 cups milk
1 TB coconut oil melted
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 egg

*You might want to ease into this recipe and do 1/2 C quinoa and 1/2 C whole wheat flour to ease into this. It creates a denser pancake than what you might be used to eating.


  1. Whisk dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl
  2. In another bowl, mix the wet ingredients and whisk thoroughly
  3. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  4. Use extra oil to grease your griddle/pan and place 3″ size scoops onto the surface
  5. When edges are dry, flip to brown the other side.Cinnamon Sugar Quinoa Pancakes from Momwithaprep

We served ours with a sprinkling of powdered sugar or maple syrup. They are good and hearty and totally worth creating for your family!

About Jane@MomwithaPREP

Jane is a follower of Christ, homeschooling mom and blogger, who, along with her husband and children, is looking to become more self-reliant, skilled and PREPared for the unique circumstances life throws at them everyday. Just don't notice the chocolate on her keyboard or the large pile of laundry (mostly clean) at the foot of her bed because she's busy learning how to cook over open fires and messing about in the garden!

You can find Jane telling her story of her family's PREParedness journey at MomwithaPREP.com where you can learn more about self-reliance, homesteading in a suburban backyard, and being prepared for life's little and big emergencies. You can follower her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram

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