Who doesn’t love a good waffle? No one, that’s who. Today we are excited to share a whole grain waffle recipe using flour made from our organic Spelt berries. This classic breakfast gets even better when you know the ingredients are whole and healthy.
Waffles have become one of our family’s favorites we’ve spent many weekend mornings enjoying this meal. We’ve created batters using endless combinations of grains and topped with so many different toppings. At this point, we are pretty much waffle experts. The flavor of Spelt flour is a perfect fit for waffles and we know you’ll enjoy this recipe!
What Makes This Recipe Special?
Many recipes for whole-grain waffles (or pancakes for that matter) turn out a little dense. Not this one! This recipe produces that ideal waffle texture with a crispy outside and a soft and fluffy inside. The Flavor of these waffles is also exceptional. This is largely due to the use of spelt flour which has a slightly sweeter, nuttier taste than traditional wheat.
The use of organic, whole-grain spelt also contributes many nutritional benefits that aren’t found in traditional waffles which typically use modern wheat. If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of baking with spelt, see our Guide to Baking With Spelt Flour.
Organic Spelt Berries
We used freshly ground flour made from our Organic spelt berries. This ensures the best flavor and highest nutritional value. Visit our website to see options for purchasing Organic Spelt Berries for your kitchen!
This is used as a leavening agent so it’s important to be exact in your measurements. When you add the baking powder to the batter, be sure to mix it well. Getting a clump of it in a bite is not a pleasant surprise.
A little goes a long way in a sweeter recipe like this, but it really helps all of the flavors pop.
This is the other half of the leavening. Again, be sure to put in the right amount.
Melted Butter or Coconut Oil
You have two options for the oil in this recipe. If you use butter, the result will be a slightly richer flavor. If you use coconut oil, you may need to use slightly less oil as it is naturally fattier than butter.
Pure Maple Syrup
This ingredient adds a ton to the flavor of the waffles. Don’t skip it! If you don’t have pure maple syrup, you can also use honey as a substitute.
You can use non-dairy option if you’d prefer.
Plain Greek Yogurt
This will add a lot to the texture of your waffles. I think it’s a big reason why these turn out much lighter than most grain waffles I’ve had.
The eggs are also key to the light and fluffy texture.
How to Make Spelt Waffles
The first step is to grind your flour. We use our Mockmill 200 and grind it straight into the mixing bowl. The Mockmill makes this super easy, mess free and you get all of the health, flavor and texture benefits that come with using freshly-milled flour. If you have previously milled spelt flour you can just measure that into the bowl.
Once you have the right amount of flour, you’ll mix in the rest of the dry ingredients. This includes baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Use a whisk to ensure all of the ingredients get mixed properly.
Next whisk in the melted butter (or coconut oil,) maple syrup, milk, greek yogurt and eggs. Stir until it becomes a smooth batter. Carefully scrape the bottom, bringing the batter at the bottom of the bowl to the top, to ensure that there are no clumps of flour left.
Use a measuring cup to pour the batter onto your hot waffle iron. Don’t overfill the iron or else you will have batter running down the sides and by the end, your countertop will be a mess. Err on the side of underfilling and gradually increase the amount if the batter isn’t reaching the edges.
Serve with your choice of topping and enjoy!
- Fresh Berries – Sometimes we like to coat them in a little lemon juice
- Berry syrup – If you only have frozen berries, you can melt them in a saucepan, add a little sweetener and blend them up for a delicious Berry sauce
- Whipped cream – This is a classic choice and one of our favorites, it contrasts so well with the crispy outside layer of the waffles
- Peanut butter – If you haven’t tried this before you, you need to give it a shot! You can also use other varieties of nut butter
- Bananas – These are especially good when paired with a nut butter or fresh berries
- Syrup – Can’t skip this one! Try buttermilk or a classic maple
Whole Grain Spelt Waffles
- ⅔ cup organic spelt berries - About 1 cup of Spelt flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- 3 tbsp melted butter
- 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
- ½ cup milk - Non-dairy milks work as well
- ½ cup plain greek yogurt
- 2 eggs
- Grind berries into a bowl and add the rest of the dry ingredients. Whisk until blended.
- Add wet ingredients in any order. Whisk until thoroughly combined.
- Cook in a waffle iron according to instructions (How much batter will depend on the size of your waffle iron. (We use about ¼-⅓ cup of batter)
- Add your toppings of choice and enjoy!