While I usually tend to bake grain-free, or at least gluten-free, when I do use wheat, I like to use an ancient grain called einkorn flour. It has such a delicious flavor, and is made from real whole grain wheat — no hybrid or GMO model here — so it much more digestible. It’s also amazing to bake with!
Now, to these waffles. I love waffles. They are so, so easy to make, you can literally add in anything you want, and can even sub the einkorn flour for almond meal or oat flour — though definitely give einkorn a try, if you’re not celiac of course!
Other things to note: if you don’t have any sweet potato, you could sub this for applesauce (make your own!) or pumpkin puree.
- • 1.5 cups einkorn flour
- • ⅓ cup flaxseed meal
- • 1 cup nut milk
- • ½ medium sweet potato (steamed and pureed)
- • ½ tsp baking powder
- • 2 tbsp coconut oil or grass-fed ghee
- • 1-2 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
- • Pinch salt
- • 1 chopped organic apple
- • 1.5 cups boiling water
- • 2 pitted medjool dates
- • 1 slice lemon and zest
- • 1 tsp cinnamon
- • ½ tsp cardamom
- • 1 tsp maqui berry powder
- • 1 tbsp chia seeds
- For the waffle batter: steam the sweet potato (cut it into chunks first to make it faster).
- Place all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix, mix, mix.
- Using a food processor or blender, place the sweet potato, melted coconut oil, maple
- syrup, and nut/oat milk, and blend on high speed for 30 seconds.
- Pour the sweet potato mix into the large mixing bowl of dry ingredients — and mix it all up! (If it feels too liquidy, add a dash more flour.)
- Add to your waffle iron. (Or a greased muffin tin — this works too!)
- Make the compote by adding all the ingredients except the chia seeds and maqui berry to a small saucepan on high heat for five minutes, then turn down the heat to simmer for an additional 15 minutes. Then you have two options: chunky compote or smooth compote. For chunky: pour the pan into a bowl and mix ingredients using a fork to combine, adding in the maqui berry and chia seeds last. To avoid everything sticking together, keep mixing with your fork until any clumps are all gone! For smooth: simply add all the ingredients (except the chia seeds) to your blender or food processor and mix on high for 10 seconds. Then using a spoon, mix in the chia seeds.
- Dollop the compote onto your waffles and add in any garnishes: edible flowers, cacao nibs, coconut, lemon zest, maple syrup. You do you!