Around here, dad has many, many jobs. Aside from his regular, full-time job, he is our resident handy-man, technical expert, financial advisor and playmate to a very active nine year old boy. That would be more than enough but dad is also a pretty terrific cook and as part of his normal duties he is usually the go to guy for Sunday morning family breakfast. But since today is Father’s Day, things had to be a little bit different. After all, it just wouldn’t do to have dad cooking breakfast for the family on his special day.
So today, my son and I headed into the kitchen to make dad’s favorite waffles. This recipe uses sprouted spelt flour, which is one of my preferred flours for the majority of my baking (the other is sprouted wheat flour). There are many benefits to sprouted flour. It is easier to digest because sprouting breaks down the starches in grains into simple sugars so you body digests them like a vegetable. Also, sprouting produces vitamin C, increases vitamin B content and increases the availability of vital nutrients like iron, zinc and magnesium that are more easily absorbed by the body.
As with all of my recipes, I like them to be simple and healthy. This one is no different. First, begin by beating the eggs and then mixing in the remaining ingredients, wet and then dry, until the batter is smooth.
This batter can be used for pancakes as well but today we made waffles.
I used a cast iron waffle iron to make the waffles. If you try cast iron, be patient. It can take a few times before the cast iron becomes well seasoned and the waffles don’t stick. But once it is well seasoned, the waffles will come out great and it will be well worth it. If you are using another type of waffle maker, then follow the directions for your particular waffle maker. For a cast iron waffle iron, preheat the top and bottom waffle irons for about 2 minutes. Then grease each with coconut oil and pour about 1/2 a cupful of batter onto the waffle iron, put the top iron on and cook the waffle for about 2-3 minutes. Then flip and cook for another 2 minutes. When the waffles are done cooking (feel free to lift the top iron and take a peak to make sure the waffles aren’t burning), take off the top waffle iron and remove the cooked waffle.
Top the waffle with your favorite fruit and serve.
Enjoy! And a Very Happy Father’s Day to all the hard working dads out there!
- 2 organic eggs
- ¼ cup organic plain greek yogurt
- 1¼ cups filtered water
- ¼ cup maple sugar
- 2 Tbs organic coconut oil (melted)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups sprouted spelt flour (I recommend Shiloh Farms)
- 1 Tbs baking powder
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- In a large bowl beat the eggs.
- Mix in yogurt, water, maple sugar, coconut oil and vanilla until well blended.
- Add the spelt flour, baking powder and sea salt and mix until smooth.
- For a cast iron waffle iron, pour about ½ a cupful on the preheated and greased (I use coconut oil) waffle iron. Cover the waffle iron and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side until waffles are done.
- If you are using another kind of waffle iron, then follow the instructions for that iron.
- Serve with your favorite fruit.
- Note - this batter works great for pancakes too. Simply pour ¼ cupful of batter on a heated and greased griddle or pan and cook for 2-3 minutes until bubbles form on top of the pancakes. Turn over and cook 2-3 minutes more. makes about 12 pancakes.
- This recipe also comes out great if you add fruit or chocolate chips to the batter before making the waffles or pancakes.