|November 10, 2012||Posted by Mabel under Food & Recipes, Little Tastebuds|
The secret to a light, fluffy yet crunchy waffles is in two things – a hot waffle machine/iron and your egg whites. My waffle machine isn’t exactly a great one. The one we had in Singapore was much better but hey, you have to make do with what you have. Tehehehe.
NOTE: If your child isn’t allergic to dairy, you can use cow’s milk in place of any plant-based milk and melted butter in place of oil. Cornstarch makes for a crispy waffle – if you need to use something else, arrowroot starch is a good choice.
Adapted from Fifteen Spatula’s recipe here
Babies above 12 months, toddlers and adults
3/4 cup plain flour
1/4 cup corn starch
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda/soda bicarbonate
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 medium sized eggs, separated
1/2 cup coconut cream*
1/2 cup of water*
5 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp vanilla sugar/white sugar
* Can be replaced with 1 cup of plant-based milk or cow’s milk
- Preheat waffle maker according to manufacturer’s instructions.
- In a bowl, add the dry ingredients and stir well before adding in the egg yolks, coconut cream, water and oil. Stir to incorporate – it’s okay to have a lumpy batter. Be careful not to overbeat.
- In another bowl – make sure it’s dry and oil/grease-free – beat the egg whites until foamy. Once you see foamy, gradually add in the sugar while still whisking. Beat until you get stiff peaks.
- Fold in a small portion of the egg whites into the yolk batter to “temper” it before adding in all the egg whites. Fold gently and be careful to not overbeat otherwise you will “deflate” the batter. It’s okay to have some lumps of egg whites floating around.
- When ready, pour the batter into your waffle maker and cooking according to manufacturer’s instructions. Mine takes about 10 mins or so. Serve fresh with fruit, maple syrup, jam, honey, chocolate spread, peanut butter, sugar, or whatever else that rocks your boat!
To keep, just make and freeze once cooled. When it’s time to enjoy some waffles, thaw them out and them pop them into your toaster or bake it for a few minutes until crispy again.