This is my favorite waffle recipe, it’s super easy and quick to make, and you’ll get excellent results every time. I decided to top them with bright, high-acid and juicy Seville Orange Marmalade, also know as bitter oranges, it’s quite intense yet well balanced.
I love grains and cereals, so I went digging in my pantry and I found three of them that I decided to add to these light waffles: Super good for you flax seeds (that we use daily in our house), White quinoa, which we also love, it’s a highly nutritious gluten-free seed, originally from the Andean Region of South America, it has a lovely mild and nutty flavor, it’s also an exceptional source of protein that contains eight amino acids, fiber, vitamin B and iron, so what’s not to like… and lastly I added raw nutty sesame seeds which have a nice delicate flavor.
For the waffles you would need:
1 1/2 cup of unbleached flour
3/4 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon of sugar
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 – 2 tablespoons of each cereal or grain (quinoa, flax seed and sesame seeds in this case)
1 1/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons melted butter (feel free to substitute: Olive oil, vegetable, coconut…)
1 teaspoon french vanilla extract
First in a large bowl, shift together all the dry ingredients (please don’t skip this step, it really makes a difference) Make a well in the center and pour the milk, egg and melted butter, add seeds and mix until smooth. Soon you’ll start to see how fluffy the batter gets!
Heat your waffle maker, lightly grease it and pour or scoop the batter onto the waffle maker using approximately 1/2 cup for each waffle, (although keep in mind, your waffle maker shape of course, don’t put too much or it will overflow)
Remove when golden brown. Yields about 4-5 large waffles
You can also make them ahead of time, they freeze very well, simply cook them a little bit less and them you can bring them back to life in your toaster.
I also added some toasted almonds for some crunch and just a touch of Organic Grade B (my favorite, it’s less processed) Maple Syrup. Great with a nice cup of tea or coffee.