Simple Belgian Spelt Waffles made with 10 healthy real-food ingredients in just 1 bowl and 2o minutes.
Today we make Belgian Spelt Waffles... because I have a thing for secretly healthy things that don't seem healthy.
I'm providing options. These guys are freezer-friendly (in case you want to make them in advance) for busy school/work mornings BUT ALSO an absolute MUST for lazy Saturday brunch situation. Belgian Spelt Waffles are crispy on the outside, light and airy on the inside AND are made from basic pantry ingredients.
Healthy Ingredient Swaps: Belgian Waffles
- Spelt Flour: A great alternative for white flour when baking. Spelt flour is a whole-grain option that can often be swapped at a 1:1 ratio with white flour.
- Honey: Honey is STILL sugar, but I like sweetening my baked goods with this natural option as opposed to traditional white sugar. I also LOVE the flavor!
- Coconut Oil: I steer clear of vegetable oil and coconut oil is one of my go-to favorite swaps. I LOVE the texture that it gives these Belgian Spelt Waffles.
Equipment Needed for Belgian Spelt Waffles:
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- Krups Waffle Maker - I chose to purchase this particular waffle maker because it makes 4 waffles at a time (which is great when feeding a crowd) AND because the waffle plates can be removed for cleaning. We love it.
Secret To Perfect Texture: Belgian Spelt Waffles
You know what I'm talking about, crunchy on the outside with a melt in your mouth type center (I'm thinking M and M).
- Add stiff egg whites: The final step of making your batter, add 2 beaten eggs. I don't understand the science, but it's a game changer. Don't skip this step.
- Preheat: This may seem like a no-brainer, but if you don't preheat... it REALLY messes with the texture.
FAQ's: Belgian Spelt Waffles
Can I substitute regular or whole wheat flour for the Spelt flour?
Yes! I suspect that most flours could be subbed out for this recipe. There may be slight flavor or texture changes if you deviate from the original recipe. That said, I have tried both white and wheat flour on both resulted in waffle perfection.
What should I serve with Belgian Spelt Waffles?
Sky's the limit. I prefer yogurt and fresh fruit with a drizzle of honey. That says, my boys find this option abohorent and prefer more traditional options like butter and maple syrup. You do you.
Can Belgian Spelt Waffles be made in advance?
I don't enjoy the texture of the waffles when they are made in advance (and not frozen). That said, you can mix a couple batches of the dry ingredients ahead of time and store them in a sealed container in your pantry. It’s no different than buying a box of pre-made waffle mix. When you are ready to serve your waffles, just add the wet ingredients and heat up that waffle iron! If you REALLY want your waffles to be made in advance, I recommend freezing them by following the directions below.
How To Freeze Belgian Spelt Waffles:
These waffles freeze very well. Follow recipe directions and allow waffles to cool. Arrange cooled waffles in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze for 2-3 hours. Once waffles are frozen through, remove baking sheet from freezer and place frozen waffles into a labeled, airtight, freezer-friendly container or bag. To reheat, just pop them in the toaster (my favorite method for crispy waffles) or heat them in the oven at 375 until warmed through.Print
Simple Belgian Spelt Waffles made with 10 healthy real-food ingredients in just 1 bowl and 20 minutes.
- 2 cups spelt flour
- 1 TBS baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 ½ cups almond milk (you can substitute regular)
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 eggs, separated
- 1 TBS pure vanilla extract
- 4 TBS butter, unsalted
- 4 TBS unrefined coconut oil
- Preheat waffle iron.
- Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium sized mixing bowl. Stir to combine. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, honey, vanilla and 2 egg yolks. Add the dry ingredients and stir gently until mostly combined. Add the melted butter and coconut oil. Stir gently to combine.
- In a separate bowl using a whisk, beat the 2 egg whites until stiff. Fold egg whites into the batter until they are ALMOST completely incorporated.
- Pour the batter into your waffle iron and cook according to it's directions.
- Regular white flour or whole-wheat flour can be subbed out for spelt flour.
- Spelt is becoming easier and easier to find. I used to have to shop at high end speciality stores, but lately I have been able to find it pretty much everywhere. It is often kept in the health food or organic section.
- Coconut oil changes from liquid to solid form depending on temperature. Mine is usually solid when I remove it from the pantry. Just pop it in the microwave for 10-15 seconds, or until it liquifies before using.
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