Waffles are for weekends, and leftover batter carries forward and becomes breakfast for the weekdays! My kids want waffles every weekend, but some days I am just not in a mood to whip up the batter since we are rushing to get from one place to another, or there are way too things to do! I prefer waffles over pancakes, because waffles have a crisp edge to them, that I love, and it can hold the maple syrup in its little pockets! Waffles can be eaten just like that as well without any syrups or toppings and they taste so good!
I love my waffle iron! It is a single waffle maker, and I might have to upgrade it soon this year, so that I can make more waffles in less time! I have used my waffle maker to no end! I have waffled a lot of foods – sweet and savory , like banana bread, or any kind of sweet fruit loaf, dosa batter to make crispy dosa waffles, cookie batter(Yes! It makes a very crispy gooey delicious cookie-waffle!), grated potatoes to make hash browns. It all crisps up so well, giving it that perfect crust! So if you do not have a waffle maker, you gotta go buy one NOW! 🙂
Everyone has their own waffle recipe that they love! Here is my recipe, and the waffles turn out perfect every single time! The recipe is flexible where I can substitute the flour with any flour, like oat or buckwheat or whole wheat or spelt or hazelnut or coconut flour. If I want to make chocolate waffles, I add 1/2 cup of cocoa powder to the recipe. It works! I work with this waffle recipe to make different kind of waffles. Sometimes I will put nuts in the batter, or coconut, or fresh small diced fruit, or chocolate chips, or freeze dried fruit. It all works! Ofcourse the favorite kind of waffles are chocolate chip waffles – that my family loves! I keep a platter of all the seasonal fruit, along with nuts and maple syrup or chocolate sauce and breakfast is ready!
If you saw my Unicorn Ice cream post, I made 3 kind of sauces : yellow(mango, nectarine, ginger), pink(raspberries, strawberries, beet powder); purple(blackberries, blueberries, lavender), for the Unicorn Ice Cream, that was a huge hit with my family! I had leftover sauce that I used for waffles over the weekend, instead of maple syrup! It was a fun fruity way to enjoy our weekend breakfast. I made 3 kinds of waffles with the fruit on the waffle representative of the sauce that was on each waffle! It turned out super delicious!
A Waffle Bar would be a fun breakfast/brunch party to have with waffles, toppings, sauces for adults and kids to play around and have fun with! Wouldn’t it !? 🙂
Do give this recipe a try if you are a first time waffle maker! You will NOT be disappointed! Also, if you need tips/help/questions regarding waffling anything, please do not hesitate to email me or DM me on Instagram! I would love to help out with any questions that you have!
Have a wonderful weekend friends!
- 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs(separated)
- 1 3/4 cups almond milk ( room temp)
- 1 stick butter melted
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- For the yellow/pink/purple sauce refer to the Unicorn Ice Cream Recipe!
- Maple Syrup
- Fruits of your choice
- Dried Lavender
- Freeze dried crushed strawberries/blueberries
- coarsely chopped nuts
- desiccated coconut
- Whipped cream
- coconut whipped cream
- In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. In another bowl, lightly beat egg yolks. Add milk, butter and vanilla extract; mix well. Stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter. Add the chocolate chips and fold into the batter.
- Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions until golden brown.
- Let it rest for a minute to allow it to crisp up. Add fruits on the top along with maple syrup or any of the fruit purees. Powdered sugar is a must!