What is einkorn flour?
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How can Belgian waffles possibly get any better you ask? By making them with einkorn flour, that’s how! The instructions are easy to follow and you can even freeze the extras to enjoy later. No einkorn flour? No worries! You can make homemade waffles using traditional all-purpose flour.
The batter is easily prepared the night before, so you can be ready to rock and roll when you wake up in the morning—perfect for doing a little special something for the kids or if you’re hosting company.
If you’re making a large batch, place cooked waffles on a cooling rack then pop them in a 200-degree oven. The air will circulate around the waffles, keeping them crispy—no one wants a limp, soggy breakfast—while staying nice and warm!
Einkorn is helpful for those with gluten sensitivities or intolerances and not intended for those with celiac disease.
Einkorn Belgian Waffles Recipe
- 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
- 1/4 cup water, warm - between 100–110 degrees
- 3 2/3 cups all-purpose einkorn flour, 16.5 oz
- 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 1/4 cups milk
- continue the next day
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 4 eggs, separated
- In a measuring cup, add the yeast to the warm water then whisk to combine.
- Place a large wire mesh strainer over a large bowl then add the flour, sugar and salt. Sift dry ingredients into the large bowl.
- In a separate bowl combine the yeast mixture and the milk. Whisk the wet ingredients then combine with the flour mixture, stirring as you pour.
- Cover batter with plastic wrap and a towel to keep out the light and let sit overnight on the counter in a cool area.
- The next morning the batter will be full of holes and look spongy. Preheat the waffle maker. While it is heating, combine the lemon juice, melted butter, vanilla, baking soda and egg yolks in a medium bowl. Gently fold the the mixture into batter making certain you don't undo all the bubbles that developed overnight. Let rest for 10 minutes to help the batter develop flavor.
- In a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat the egg whites to soft peaks. Carefully fold the whites into the batter.
- Lightly spritz the waffle maker with cooking spray and add the batter, spreading to the edges with a rubber spatula. Shut the lid then cook for approximately 5½ minutes (this varies with each waffle maker) then remove from the machine. Brush away any remaining crumbs left behind with a paper towel, sprits with spray and repeat with the remaining batter.
- Enjoy with plenty of butter and pure maple syrup. Yum!
Planning to make these for a special birthday morning breakfast surprise? Just add sprinkles to the batter and top with whipped cream!