I like to think that there are two kinds of mornings: Simple mornings and Fancy mornings. Simple mornings include breakfasts made out of cereal, eggs or oatmeal, maybe a smoothie on the side. Fancy mornings are those where you want to indulge and make a stack of pancakes, crepes, french toast or waffles. Since I have to wake up early on weekdays for school, I like to make a fancy breakfast on weekends. Everyone has their own preference when it comes to fancy morning breakfast. I am not a fan of pancakes and I do not like to eat toaster breakfasts. Recently, I got a waffle maker which has making me crave waffles more and more, making weekends more and more special. But finding the perfect recipe for waffles isn’t as easy as it may seem. Some batters are thick while others are liquid, giving the waffles different textures and tastes. This recipe is one that has been in my mom’s family for quite some time. For us, we prefer our waffles to not be so sweet. Many recipes that I’ve found before have a bunch of sugar. This recipe is on the healthier side because there is little sugar added, it uses whole wheat and is dairy free.
Waffles are very versatile. Some days, I add chocolate chips or berries, but sometimes I make them plain so that I can add anything on top. And that makes them special. Waffles can be personalized to anyones likings. There are endless possibilities for toppings and fix-ins that make any kind of weekend special.
Waffles, makes 12 waffles
Ingredients: Waffle Batter
- 1 1/4 cups + 2 tablespoons of whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup raw sugar
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- chocolate chips, berries, lemon, powdered sugar, jam, etc.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt and water.
In a smaller bowl, combine the almond milk and apple cider vinegar. This allows the almond milk to curd and resemble buttermilk. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
After it sat, mix in the vanilla, eggs and melted better. Slowly add the liquid mixture to the flour mixture. Mix well with a whisk to remove all the lumps. Let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes.
Heat your waffle maker by following instructions given by manufacturer. Once heated, oil it so that it doesn’t stick. Add plenty of batter to cover the holes and follow cooking instructions given. Top with the topping of your choice. Enjoy them while warm.