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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