For anyone who is gluten sensitive, Einkorn flour is the one type of wheat flour that your body might find compatible. According to Dr. William Davis, author of Wheat Belly – Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find your Path Back to Health,wheat is the cause of many health problems such as obesity, fatigue, arthritis, gastrointestinal distress, and cancer. Dr. Davis mentions a wheat available today that is most similar to the wheat of generations ago, without the genetic modifications and therefore without the elevated blood sugar levels. It is known as Einkorn wheat, which is perfectly fine for gluten-sensitive people.
If you have celiac disease or any allergies to wheat, Einkorn flour is not a good substitute. However for many people with arthritis or other ailments that benefit from a gluten-free diet, ask your doctor, nutritionist, acupuncturist if Einkorn flour is acceptable for your diet and chances are they will say it is.
Einkorn flour recipes can be a bit tough to find, as not many people know about this flour. For most recipes, substituting Einkorn flour for regular flour will be fine, especially if you are using it as a coating for chicken or fish before pan-frying. For baking, sometimes Einkorn flour cannot be substituted for the dough. I tried making my mini cocktail knishes using Einkorn flour or the oil-based dough and the dough was not elastic enough. I tried using it for rugelach cookies where the dough is a cream cheese-based dough and it worked fine.
Try these Einkorn flour recipes: