Whole-grain waffles can be part of a healthy, nutritious breakfast with the right ingredients. Spelt flour waffles made with freshly milled flour are a delicious and nutritious choice for breakfast, lunch, and even dinner. Embrace the wholesome goodness of this ancient grain and indulge in a treat that nourishes your body and satisfies your taste buds.
Let’s talk about spelt flour.
When making whole grain waffles I love spelt. The ancient grain of spelt is known for its distinctive nutty taste and a delightful chewiness. that sets it apart from regular flour. Spelt is a healthy choice, as it boasts a higher protein content and is packed with essential nutrients.
What makes spelt waffles genuinely stand out is the use of freshly milled flour. This means you’re getting the best of the best – flour that’s been ground from spelt grains right before your waffles are made, ensuring maximum freshness and flavor. These waffles will impress even the pickiest eaters.
Spelt, is known for its digestibility and may be tolerated better by those with wheat sensitivities. My favorite thing about spelt is that it behaves almost like white all-purpose flour! My kids were shocked that these waffles were made with freshly milled flour they were so fluffy and soft.
What will you need for your whole grain waffle recipe?
- Baking Powder
- Coconut oil
First off you will need to grind your grains. About 5 cups of spelt grains should make the 6.5 cups of freshly milled flour that you need. I use my Nutrimill Harvest on the fine setting.
In a large bowl add your flour, and baking powder and whisk them together. Add in your eggs, oil and milk.
Stir together until combined.
let’s talk waffle irons!
Take out your waffle iron. I love the Cuisinart waffle maker. I got mine from Amazon and I’m going to tell you why it is so worth the investment. the plates are removable! this is my favorite feature because it makes cleaning up a breeze. just let it cool, remove the plates, and wash. It comes with a pancake mold and waffle. These plates are the perfect size because they both fit perfectly in a toaster. This means if you are planning to meal prep ahead and want to freeze your waffles you can! This recipe freezes beautifully. If it’s a rainy day and I have the itch to bake I make waffles and then tuck them away in the freezer so my kids can just pop them in the toaster for a healthy breakfast.
Okay, back to baking. Spray your waffle iron with the cooking oil of your choice. Then turn your heat up to medium to high heat. One the Cuisinart it is about a “4” but you can double check your waffle irons setting in your manual.
pour in your batter 1/4 cup at a time. Close your iron and wait about 4 minutes. When your waffles are done use thongs to remove them and place them safely on a cooling rack.
Top with butter, fruit, maple syrup, or whatever your favorite toppings are, and voila! You have the best waffles you’ve ever tasted!
Let’s talk substitutions.
If you don’t have a grain mill you can use any flour you have on hand. You can buy spelt already ground at some grocery stores. But if all you have access to is all-purpose or whole wheat they will work just fine too.
I use melted coconut oil for this recipe but vegetable oil will work too
Eggs, if you have duck eggs on hand USE THEM! Duck eggs are the best to bake with!
Milk. I really suggest sticking with whole milk for this recipe but if you have to use something dairy-free something like cashew milk that is fatty and has a neutral flavor should work. Just note this recipe is not meant to be dairy-free so you might end up with a different texture.
Whole Grain Spelt Waffles
- 1 Waffle Iron
- 6 cups Spelt Flour
- 4 tbsp Baking powder
- 2 tsp Salt
- 4 Eggs
- 1 cup Oil Melted coconut or Vegetable
- 4.5 cups Milk
- Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt
- Add oil, eggs and milk to bowl
- Mix until combined and pour evenly into waffle iron
- Cook for 4-4.5 mins under golden brown.
What to can you put on your spelt waffles?
Okay, this is where you can get as creative as you want.
Strawberries, whip cream, and powdered sugar? Yes
Peanut butter and jelly? YES
Classic butter and maple syrup? you guessed it. YES
Our family is the traditional type and opts for the maple syrup/ But more often then not a little dapple of whip cream and a few sprinkles can really brighten up someone’s morning and start them off to a perfect day.
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