Well this sounds like a bold statement – the best waffles! But to me, they were. And trust me, I’ve tried making a fair share of waffles so far (you would know, I shared a lot of recipes with you). I found a recipe which allegedly makes waffles that taste like waffles from Disney park which contained no refined sugar which was perfect. Turns our they bake really easily and the batter does not stick to the waffle iron. I had no problems removing them from the iron and they almost had the texture of a true Belgian waffle (minus the crunchiness provided by the granulated sugar). They are not to sweet which makes them perfect to combine with either sweet or savory topings. Enjoy!
Ingredients (makes 4 small waffles):
1 egg, separated
1/2 tablespoon honey
1/3 cup milk
1/16 cup melted butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla powder
1/2 cup spelt flour (I used mostly whole wheat with a few tbsp of white spelt flour)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1. Beat egg yolk and honey together in a large bowl until yolk is thick and a rich yellow color.
2. Add milk, melted butter, and vanilla. Stir to combine.
3. Add flour and baking powder and mix until ingredients are combined. Do not overmix.
4. In a stand mixer or a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat the egg white with salt until it is stiff. Gently fold it into the batter.
5. Plase a spoonfull of batter in the center of each square waffle compartment of your waffle iron and bake waffles according to the waffle maker instructions until golden brown. Mine took about 5 minutes. You can fill your waffle iron with more batter if you wish your waffles to be square instead of the shape in the photo but I just find them prettier when they are not perfectly shaped.
6. Serve warm with maple syrup, jam, fresh fruit or any topping of your choice. They also heat up nicely later.