As I mentioned here, the idea to make waffles came after I made my favorite chia raspberry jam. I just craved some homemade crispy waffles like my grandmother used to make when I was a child.
Generally, these waffles are very easy to make, and they require same ingredients as pancakes, except that you need a special waffle maker.
And, please, bear in mind that cooking will take time, since the waffle is baked an average of about a minute or two, and you still need time to wrap it, pour new batter… it took me about an hour to cook everything.
I would highly recommend thinking of the filling in advance. I made two of my most favorite natural and healthy jams – apple-cinnamon and chia jam with raspberries (simply perfect when combined with (Greek) yogurt or peanut butter).
The recipe of thin thin crispy waffles
I use eggs and cow’s milk for this recipe. There definitely will be a vegan version and I’ll share it with you later! Subscribe to be the fist to see the recipe!
You will need: 2 eggs, a cup of milk, a cup of flour, 1 teaspoon of coconut oil, 2 tablespoons of sweet syrup or coconut/cane sugar, 1/3 teaspoon of soda, fresh lemon juice, salt.
*I always use a food processor when making pancake or waffle batters to get a smooth batter.
To start with, beat the eggs with salt, then gradually start adding milk and flour so you get a rather liquid dough, add soda and lemon juice, pour your favorite syrup (I used coconut nectar) and add the coconut oil (so the waffles don’t stick to the waffle maker and you also get a light coconut aroma). The batter shouldn’t be too liquid or too thick. I would say that it looks like kefir.
Heat the waffle maker (as a rule, they have thermal sensors that determine the degree of desired ‘baking’ degree and the readiness of the device), pour the batter into the center of the waffle iron (it takes no more than 2/3 of the surface area) and close the lid. The batter will spread on the surface itself, just wipe off the excess if the dough poured out around the edges. After a minute or two the waffle should be ready, gently lift the lid – if the waffle is easily removed from the lid, you can remove it completely and immediately wrap it in a tube so that it keeps the shape.
If you want waffles with a filling, then I recommend putting the filling on a flat waffle, like a pancake, and immediately roll it while it’s hot.