After a year of searching high and low for a cheap waffle maker, we finally found it! Proud to announce that it’s flimsy and feels like it would explode any minute like an expected cheap waffle maker would but I AM OVER THE MOON that I can finally add waffles to my list of indulgent breakfasts. Despite the fact that it was a total steal, the machine performs up to expectations and that is really all that matters.
So after a couple of weeks of scouring the endless healthy waffle recipes online, I decided to tweak some of the recipes I initially used and came up with one that was perfect for me and my fiancee.
Crisp and fluffy waffles with maple syrup and fruit is the dream but starting with a sugar load so early in the morning can cause a spike in blood sugar levels and leave you feeling like crap for the rest of the day. Which is why my recipe will not give you the crispiest fluffiest sweetest outcome but it definitely will not leave the tummy rumbling or sluggish until lunch time.
So here is my super quick super simple recipe. Feel free to add tweaks of your own, things always get a bit more exciting when you stray!
1 cup of wholemeal plain flour
1 cup of full cream milk at room temperature (lactose free in my house hold)
1 large egg
1/3 cup melted butter or vegetable oil
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1-2 tablespoons of sugar (I used organic coconut sugar but feel free to use any sugar you prefer)
Fresh berries of your choice
What to do next?
Start off with a playlist of your favorite music. Nothing like dancing around a little while making waffles.
Pre-heat the waffle maker, I start off at low heat and then raise it up to medium after a couple of minutes.
Whisk all the dry ingredients together in a big bowl.
Mix the wet ingredients together in a separate bowl.
Combine the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until it forms a combined batter which may be slightly lumpy but that is perfectly fine. Just make sure that there are no dry flour bubbles floating around.
Grease the plates of the waffle maker with some butter and then pour in the batter and follow the instructions on your waffle maker. I usually have it for 3-4 minutes on one side before I flip it over to the other side for the same amount of time. A delightful smell wafting around in your kitchen and a golden brown colour on the waffle is an indication that it’s ready.
This recipe should yield 2 round shaped waffles like these:-
You can go ahead and have this with some fresh fruit, savoury toppings or just about anything at all that meets your fancy.
I’ve also tried making these and storing them in the fridge for future consumption when I have extra time. In the interest of time, it stays fresh for approximately three days. Just pop them in the toaster the next morning and wrap them in foil once they’ve cooled down before putting them in the fridge. Of course you would have to take them apart into four smaller pieces but you can always put them together again when you decide to eat them!
Hope this recipe helps achieve your waffle mission pretty quickly!