Multi-Grain Honey Waffles

Aidan wanted waffles this weekend and he wanted to use the same flours as our last recipe.  These waffles have a great honey flavor and a soft exterior and interior.  We think if we had replaced some of the white flour with corn starch they would have been crunchier – next time we will try that.  We served these with honey, but Aidan thinks that next time, we should serve them with whipped cream (sweetened with honey) and a select your own fruit topping plate of cut strawberries, mandarin slices, and pineapple slices.

Multi-grain Honey Waffles

1/2 c. whole wheat flour

1/2 c. white flour

1/2 c. rolled oats

1/4 c. almond meal

1/4 c. coconut flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. kosher salt

Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl and set aside.

3 egg yolks (you will whip the egg whites separately).

6 Tbs. honey (if it is slightly warm it is easier to mix)

1 c. buttermilk

1/2 c. plain yogurt (we use full fat European style)

1/3 c. vegetable oil

Mix in each ingredient well before adding the next one.  It makes for an easier to mix batter.  Whisk the wet ingredients while adding the oil to emulsify it.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated.

Let this batter rest for a while – 10-30 minutes.  This will allow the oats to soften up and the flour and leavening agents will work together with the buttermilk and yogurt to give the batter a nice structure which looks like this.

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While the batter is resting whip your

3 egg whites

Whip them on medium speed until you get soft peaks that look like this.

soft peaks

Turn on your waffle maker.  We set ours to medium.  Then mix 1/3 of the whipped egg whites into your batter.  Once these are well incorporated, add the remaining 2/3’s of the whipped egg whites and fold in gently.  We like to use a spoonula for this step.

Then your batter will look a little lighter and fluffier.

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Spoon about 1/2 c. of batter onto the hot waffle maker (this will vary based upon the size of your waffle maker).  Spread the batter out so that it reaches all the corners but don’t spread it too thinly.  You don’t want to see the hot iron underneath the batter.  Cook until golden brown.  Note that we do not oil our waffle maker, but you can if your waffle maker needs it.  These have enough oil in the batter though, that they don’t stick to our waffle maker.

Serve with honey, or maybe some whipped cream and fruit as noted above.

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