A beautiful, sunny Sunday perfect for some crispy waffles with tart fruit topping to eat outside on the porch. These waffles were nice and crunchy on the outside (provided you are patient enough to leave them alone in the waffle iron a bit longer than normal waffles) and moist and chewy on the inside. They were light, but too light. Not, mm that waffle was tasty now give me the other 8 because I am starving….wait, I would never do that. maybe.
To be completely honest these were so much better than I ever imagined they would be. Not that I expected them to be bad, but sometimes standard wheat foods made with other flours are on the heavy side and somehow just not as good (I am looking at you whole wheat pasta.) Not these babies. They were amazing!
We got a hand-me-down waffle iron from some friends moving back to the states and this was the first use. I am not sure ‘regular’ waffles will ever be made in that iron. These were soooo delicious. When we re-introduce wheat these will stay on the menu.
This is now my go to waffle recipe.
Buckwheat and Oat Waffles w/fruit topping
Adapted slightly from Holy Cow Vegan Recipes
1 cup buckwheat flour
½ cup oat flour
¼ cup brown rice flour
1 tbsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1½ cups rice milk mixed with 1 tsp vinegar and set aside to curdle, about 5 minutes
2 tbsp ground flax whisked with 6 tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbs melted butter (or use all coconut oil)
2 tbs coconut oil, melted
Prepare flax seed and milk first. Mix ground flax seed and water in a small bowl and set aside. Add one tsp of vinegar to milk, stir and set aside.
Pre-heat waffle iron.
Combine all dry ingredients in large mixing bowl (flour through cinnamon) and stir. Whisk together wet ingredients (milk, flax, vanilla, melted butter and coconut oil) and pour into dry. Mix gently leaving some lumps.
Spray iron with oil and cook waffles. They might take a bit more cooking time than regular waffles. Test for doneness by trying to open the iron and if there is some resistance wait a bit longer and try again.
Warm Cinnamon Apple Plum Topping
5 small plums (these were European plums)
1 large apple
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 tbs ghee
*water if needed
Melt butter in small sauce pan. Then add remaining ingredients. Cook until fruit starts to breakdown and give off juices. If it starts to get dry add a couple of tablespoons of water.