Best-Ever Einkorn Banana Bread

30 June 15, 2015 - At Home, Recipes

Give your favorite recipes a healthy boost by including our newly launched Gary’s True Grit Einkorn Flour in place of your regular flour. Einkorn Flour can be substituted in a 1:1 ratio with all-purpose or whole-wheat flours, but it is much easier to digest, allowing for better absorption of nutrients. Try out our best-ever banana bread recipe for a snack that’s both highly nutritious and super delicious!

 Gary's True Grit Einkorn Flour - Young Living


  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup organic evaporated cane juice crystals
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups Einkorn Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (optional)



  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the melted butter and cane juice crystals.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla; mix well.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the Einkorn Flour, baking soda, and sea salt. Stir into the butter mixture until smooth.
  5. Fold in the sour cream and bananas (and walnuts, if using). Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool loaf in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Slice and enjoy!


How do you use Einkorn Flour in your kitchen? Share your favorite recipes in the comments below!

  • Tammy Boley

    Making this today with Cinnamon Vitality. Smells amazing! Can’t wait to try it!

  • Geraldine

    I need to watch my sugar and calorie intake. So, I used erythritol instead of evaporated cane juice crystals and light butter. The best lower carb dessert I have ever made. Very delicious – thank you for the initial recipe.

  • Great recipe! Very moist and tender. I substituted some of the cane juice with honey and molasses. Love using Einkorn flour instead of GMO wheat flour.

  • Denise

    This is some seriously good banana bread! Thanks so much for the recipe, which will replace my standby favorite family recipe using modern wheat. This tastes even better and with the einkorn is much healthier.

  • Bonnie Joanette

    Hi I am looking for bread machine recipe for einkorn. I tried a loaf on the shorter cycle for basic bread but wondering if that is to many kneads not enough rising because it is quite low very heavy tastes amazing. Should i just the whole wheat setting on my machine which has a longer rise time

  • Thank you so much for this delicious recipe. I led a class for a small group of ladies and used YL Einkorn flour. We had great success and everyone took home a loaf of this delicious banana bread.

  • Stephanie

    Hello, What is the difference between the YL Einkorn Pancake Mix and the YL Einkorn Flour? I have extra Pancake Mix and would like to make scones or the banana bread. What would be the problem with using the Pancake Mix for baking? Thanks in advance!

  • Margo Ehly

    I used Einkorn Flour for Irish Brownies and it was awesome. I use it to make pancakes and it works super!

  • Connie

    I used Einkorn Flour in my bread machine one time. While the bread was dense, it was good. I’ve also used it for pancakes. They aren’t as fluffy but they taste great. In each of these I just substituted 1 for 1 of regular flour.

  • Margaret Carwin

    My question on the above delicious sounding recipe is, can organic natural sugar crystals be substituted for the organic evaporated cane juice crystals? Hopefully someone can answer this. Thank you.

    • Young Living

      Yes Margaret, you can substitute organic natural sugar crystals for the organic evaporated can juice crystals. We hope you enjoy the recipe!

  • Mary Graves

    Will you be selling the whole wheat berries, so we can mill the flour ourselves for maximum nutrient content?

    • Young Living

      It’s not on the docket for the moment, but it’s not a bad idea at all! 🙂

  • I recently experimented and made Einkorn dumplings and biscuits. Both came out great. I posted the recipes on my blog if you are interested: I hope to post apple dumplings and zucchini bread sometime later this week. Lovin’ the Einkorn flour!

  • Sandy bracken

    Just received my first order of einkorn flour. Do you have a recipe for biscuits?

    • Young Living

      Hi Sandy, we don’t at the moment, but we love the idea!

  • Cheryl Nespor

    I am also interested to know if I can use the Einkorn flour in my electric bread maker. I understand it behaves differently than regular flour but I would like specific instructions instead of wasting a batch.

    • Young Living

      Hi Cheryl! We have not tested Einkorn Flour in a bread machine at this time. We would suggest contacting the manufacture of the machine prior to use as special considerations may need to be made.

  • Esther

    Einkorn is a wonderful pure form of wheat. I am gluten sensitive and I follow the blood type diet which has helped with IBS. I use it for recipes calling for wheat. My system doesn’t seem to have a problem with einkorn in moderation . If you have celiac disease I don’t recommend it because it may cause inflammation in your system because you have a true allergy to gluten. Gary young has einkorn and so does a company called jovial. Both are great.

  • Kathy

    Can you use Einkorn wheat in a bread machine to make a loaf of bread? Or is it only good for quick breads? And if the answer is yes regarding a bread machine, would it measure differently than store-bought bread flour?

    • Young Living

      Hi Kathy! We have not tested Einkorn Flour in a bread machine at this time. We would suggest contacting the manufacture of the machine prior to use as special considerations may need to be made.

  • Darlene

    I have VERY DRY HAIR, what do you recommend for my hair and scalp.

    • Young Living

      Hi Darlene, thanks for stopping by! Essential oils like Cedarwood, Rosemary, and Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood are great for hydrating dry hair!

    • Jade

      Hi Darlene, I love the essential oils that young living suggested. I use those exact same oils and add them to my Copaiba Vanilla Moisturising Shampoo. I get a brain boost at the same time 🙂 Copaiba Vanilla Moisturising Shampoo and Conditioner are rich hydrating formulations for dry or damaged hair. You could also add the essential oils to a spritzer bottle and spray onto your hair. It’s a great way to use for detangling as well as hydrating your hair too!

  • is this gluten free?

    • No – Einkorn is wheat. However, it’s wheat that has not been genetically modified in any way. Basically, it’s the same type of wheat that Jesus ate.

      • Brenda Baird

        Yes. I cannot wait to try this.

    • Young Living

      Hi Donna, Einkorn Flour is not gluten free.

    • Esther

      Dry hair can be caused by many things. Overprocessing, imbalance in hormones and pour nutrition to name a few. Try YL lavender shampoo. Get an evaluation by a good nutritionist and if you are menopausal or just delivered a baby, your doctor can check your hormone levels and your thyroid function. Try YL multivitamins for women , they are excellent.

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