Ancient Grain Waffles With Spiced Apple Superfood Compote

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.

Ancient Grain Waffles With Spiced Apple Compote
 
Makes four regular size waffles, or six to eight mini ones
Ingredients
Waffles
  • • 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
Compote
  • • 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
Instructions
  1. For the waffle batter: steam the sweet potato (cut it into chunks first to make it faster).
  2. Place all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix, mix, mix.
  3. Using a food processor or blender, place the sweet potato, melted coconut oil, maple
  4. syrup, and nut/oat milk, and blend on high speed for 30 seconds.
  5. 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.)
  6. Add to your waffle iron. (Or a greased muffin tin — this works too!)
  7. 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.
  8. Dollop the compote onto your waffles and add in any garnishes: edible flowers, cacao nibs, coconut, lemon zest, maple syrup. You do you!