Waffles, an old family recipe cleaned up

Tara Wright Breakfast & Brunch, Freezer Meals, Recipe, Uncategorized, Vegetarian 0 Comments

A healthy waffle that is as light and crisp as the original version that’s been passed down to me by my mother. This recipe brings back many happy childhood memories! The yield here will vary by the size of your waffle maker. It makes us 8 to 10 large waffles with 4 squares each.

Waffles, an old family recipe cleaned up
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Servings Prep Time
8 People 30 Minutes
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4 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 People 30 Minutes
Cook Time
4 Minutes
Waffles, an old family recipe cleaned up
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Servings Prep Time
8 People 30 Minutes
Cook Time
4 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 People 30 Minutes
Cook Time
4 Minutes
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Spelt Flour
  • 1/2 cup Millet flour
  • 1/2 cup oat flour (I grind this in our personal blender with the flat blade)
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 - ­2 tsp cinnamon (to taste)
  • 6 eggs (separated)
  • 1/2 cup Almond Milk (may need up to 1 cup)
  • 1 Banana (ripe banana for banana flavor or unripe for mild flavor)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (optional)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract (optional)
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Instructions
  1. Preheat Waffle iron
  2. In a large bowl, combine all four flours, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon and mix until combined. Add cinnamon to taste­­--omitting it if desired.
  3. In a mixer bowl, separate the egg whites from the yolks (reserve the yolks) and beat on high with a wire whisk attachment until egg whites form stiff peaks.
  4. Mash or puree the banana to prepare for the next step. If you want banana chunks in the waffles, simply mash with a fork.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the banana, 6 egg yolks and 1 tsp vanilla (optional) and 1/2 cup of Almond milk. Whisk with a small whisk or fork until combined.
  6. In the large bowl of dry ingredients, pour in the egg mixture. Stir until combined, adding almond milk until the batter has a thick pancake batter consistency.
  7. Add the 1/4 cup Olive Oil to the mixture and stir until just combined.
  8. Next, add in the egg whites with a spatula­­--folding them in until just combined. The batter should be lumpy.
  9. If required, use a non­-stick oil on your waffle iron. We use grapeseed oil or coconut oil.
  10. Ladle in an appropriate amount of batter for your waffle iron. Our large iron holds one full ladle of batter. About 3/4 of a cup.
  11. Cook until done in your waffle iron and then top with your favorite toppings.
Recipe Notes

You can make these gluten free by experimenting with different flours. One suggestion is 1 cup oat flour, 1/2 cup almond flour and 1/2 cup Millet flour.

Topping suggestions: Frozen or fresh berries warmed and mashed make a delicious topping. You can make a fruit salad topping with mangoes, pineapple and raspberries. Be creative!

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Nutrition Facts
Waffles, an old family recipe cleaned up
Amount Per Serving
Calories 357 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 143mg 48%
Sodium 287mg 12%
Potassium 163mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 2g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 7%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 10%
Iron 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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