As many of you know I was recently diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease. After the diagnosis I made it my goal to find as many natural ways to help me heal, my illness doesn’t have a cure and the idea of having to take medication for the rest of my life was a scary scary thought. So that’s when my gluten free journey began.
As an avid baker, it was super hard to give up my baked goods, all the cupcakes, cakes and just the fun baking and creating used to bring to my life. I tried out many alternatives, but goodness some were just gross! It was difficult to find compliant ingredients. When I finally found a few flours I liked, it seriously got pricey. After so many years paying very little for flour (because conventional flour is very cheap). I really wanted to mill my own grains but all the mills I found were super pricey and honestly I just don’t have the counter space, so when I was asked to review the Mockmill from Wolfgang Mock I was thrilled!
I decided to play around with rice, amaranth and even tigernuts! Stay tuned for my trials with milling tigernuts! Then I decided to use my family’s favorite protein packed grain: QUINOA! I wanted to make sure I started with something easy so by the request of my bit gang we tried pancakes. Here’s the modified recipe because working with freshly ground grains it’s a bit different.
2 cups quinoa flour
2 tbsp. coconut sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 cups coconut milk
2 tbsp. coconut oil, plus more for cooking
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 gelatin eggs
1. In a bowl, whisk together quinoa flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon.
2. In another bowl, whisk together coconut milk, coconut oil, vanilla, and gelatin eggs until well-combined.
3. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
4. Heat an oiled, skillet over medium heat. Add batter to skillet in 1/4 cup scoops, and cook until bubbles just begin to form.
5. Flip and cook the other side for 1-2 minutes.
6. Serve with syrup and top with your favorite fruit.
Everyone LOVED them! They were super delicious! And honestly you can’t beat freshly ground delicious grains. And the Mockmill did an outstanding job. I was amazed by how fine the quinoa was and how easy it was to do it. If you love to bake gluten free or not you NEED to get yourself a Mockmill.
The MockMill uses STONES to grind the grains and has little dots on the side to choose how fine you want to grin. The attachment fits ALL KitchenAid mixers, uses ceramic grinding stones and comes with a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty.
Amazon has the Mockmill for $199, which is already an awesome deal but since I am working with Mockmill for this campaign they have an AWESOME deal that you absolutely NEED to get! They have the packages below which are normally priced at $259 but are now on SALE for ONLY $179 with my special PROMO code!! Just use code CREATIVEMELIMOCK at checkout on the payment page to get that $80 discount (expires August 31, 2016). Go HERE to get yours. DON’T forget the promo code or you won’t get the sale price. The book is $25 you get up to 8 POUNDS of grains to start with your Mockmill!
For less than the mill costs alone on Amazon! How amazing is that?!? Gluten free and regular packages are available.
Gluten Free package includes:
- One MockMill
- One cookbook reprint “Flour Power”
- 32 oz. Hazzard Free Farms Floriani Flint Corn
- 16 oz. Maskal Brown Teff
- 24 oz. Breadtopia Organic Buckwheat
Make sure you choose package #4 for gluten free!