We love waffles for Sunday breakfast or special occasions. We’ve even stacked these and used them as birthday cakes when my boys were growing up. These whole grain waffles are very light and crispy as they come out of the waffle iron. My favorite is making Belgian style waffles with deep holes for peanut butter and fruit sauce for a topping. I use a double sided Belgian waffle maker to make the cooking go fast – especially important when I’m making a batch for company. You can keep them warm in an oven at 200 degrees for up to 45 minutes. The batter thickens as it sits – just add a little more water to thin it and keep them light.
Crunchy Almond Waffle
Dry Ingredients for Make-ahead Mix
- 4 ½ c water
- 2 T light olive oil
- 2 tsp. honey
- ½ tsp. orange extract
- 1 tsp. almond extract
- Mix dry ingredients together (make multiple batches at once for greater efficiency – put each batch in a ziplok bag) and store in freezer or refrigerator.
When ready to cook waffles-
- Heat non-stick waffle iron and lightly coat with coconut oil. Place one batch of mix in blender, add liquid ingredients, and blend until creamy.
- Pour into waffle iron and bake without opening for 7 min. or till golden.