Homemade Almond Milk Waffles
Traditional waffles are often cooked with cow’s milk. However, almond milk waffles are an excellent alternative to this. Because they are less dense and more delicate, they are a perfect option for a treat to enjoy at brunch or in the morning. To create waffles using almond milk, you need to modify your go-to waffle recipe to call for cow’s milk rather than almond milk.
If you want to enjoy waffles in a method that is both easy and tasty, consider preparing them using almond milk instead of regular milk. Waffles prepared with almond milk are a far more nutritious alternative to traditional waffles made with cow’s milk, yet they taste just as good. You should try them the next time you have a yearning for something that is both sweet and delicious.
Why Should You Give These A Try?
- They are straightforward to prepare.
- Extremely crunchy on the outside.
- The inside is airy, fluffy, and incredibly plush.
- Can be saved for use at a later time.
- Low sugar content (or with zero sugar if using stevia).
- It is possible to make it in more significant quantities.
- You will be given more advice on how to maintain their freshness.
Ingredients You need:
Are you ready to prepare your waffles using almond milk? You will require the following components for this recipe.
- Almond Milk
- Brown Sugar
- Wholemeal Flour
- Plain Flour
- Baking Powder
Flaxseed: you will want flaxseed that has been ground. Another option is to purchase flaxseed in its entire form and then crush it in a blender before using it in the recipe.
Oil: I used olive oil. You may use light oil, such as sunflower or rapeseed, but I recommend using olive oil.
Vinegar: I often use white wine or apple cider vinegar in my cooking.
You may use stevia or another sort of sugar instead of brown sugar. Brown sugar is quite versatile.
Step By Step Guide to Make Almond Milk Waffles:
- Make your flax egg and keep it aside.
- In a cup, combine the vinegar and the almond milk.
- Separately, combine all the dry ingredients in a separate dish.
- Your almond milk combination should now have oil, a flax egg, and vanilla extract.
- Mix your wet components with your dry ones after pouring the wet ones over the dry ones.
- Cook for eight minutes on a waffle iron that has been preheated.
- Prepare your waffle iron by preheating it and putting it in the medium or another setting you prefer.
- Put the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt that you will need into a medium-sized mixing basin. To mix, whisk.
- Before adding the eggs to your mixing bowl, first, whisk them in a liquid measuring cup using a whisk. Then add the eggs to your mixing bowl.
- Measure your milk and oil using the corresponding cups for liquids before adding them to the mixing bowl. In the bowl, add the almond extract, and mix the ingredients until they are thoroughly combined.
- It’s important to follow the guidelines for how much batter to put on your waffle iron. (A single round of waffles in my waffle iron requires two cups of batter, equal to half of the total batter produced by this recipe.) Put the required quantity of batter in the middle of the waffle maker, and then use the back of a spoon to spread the batter out evenly all over the surface of the waffle maker, making it careful to get into all the corners. Put the lid on the waffle maker and let the waffles cook until it either beeps, flashes a green light, or does anything else to signal that they are done cooking.
- Using two forks, carefully lift the cooked waffles from the griddle and place them on a serving plate or tray. Proceed to cook the remaining portion of the batter (by the instructions provided by your waffle iron).
- If you choose, you may serve the waffles with butter, maple syrup, and berries as toppings.
- Keep any leftover waffles in the refrigerator for up to four days. Waffles can be frozen in freezer bags for up to three months if you choose this option. To reheat them, toast them, and then, if necessary, place them in the microwave for an additional ten to fifteen seconds. (Alternatively, the extra batter can be kept in the refrigerator for up to two days.)
1. Do Not Overmix:
It is ideal for your waffles to have a crisp outside while simultaneously being fluffy and light inside. Only by avoiding overmixing the batter will you be able to accomplish this goal.
In the real world, this implies that you should immediately cease combining the ingredients as soon as no more specks of flour remain in the mixture. Simply combining all your components is required, but they should not be churned or blended for excessive time.
If you overmix the batter, gluten will be produced, which will cause the waffles to become rough and chewy. Click here to read up about overmixing in more detail.
2. Be Sure To Use The Correct Flour:
I combined white flour with whole wheat flour to make the dough. I strongly recommend that you steer clear of using strong white bread flour even if you are allowed to experiment with a variety of flours and varied proportions of those flours. Your waffles will become tough and thick without any air pockets.
3. Ensure That Your Waffle Maker Is Correctly Preheated:
This may be something that goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway. Always check to see that the waffle maker is at its maximum temperature before adding the batter.
In most cases, you’ll be able to determine when it’s done by observing whether or not the light on the waffle maker is lit (depending on the waffle maker).
4. Bread It Up Later On:
These waffles are fantastic for several reasons, but one of the main ones is that you can prepare them in bulk and save them later. This way, you won’t have to put in any effort to prepare breakfast, lunch, or a snack anytime you feel like eating one of those meals or snacks.
You only need to bear in mind to implement my knowledgeable recommendation on how to maintain their freshness. If you store your waffles for more than a day, they risk becoming mushy and wet, so you should never forget to cook them up in the toaster before serving them.
How Should Homemade Waffles Be Stored?
- They may be stored in the refrigerator for up to four days if placed in a bag or airtight container.
- Put them in bags for the freezer; you may keep them frozen for up to three months. (Some people advocate freezing them on a baking tray for a few hours before moving the waffles to a freezer bag; however, I omit that step and haven’t experienced any problems as a result of my decision.)
How Should Waffles Be Reheated?
- Even when taken directly from the freezer, waffles can be reheated in a toaster for the best possible results.
- After they have been toasted, you may reheat them in the microwave for around ten seconds if necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why are my waffles soggy?
One possibility is that you didn’t cook them long enough. Cooking a waffle to a golden brown and crunchy texture is ideal. Inadequate cooking time can result in a soggy end product. Another possibility is that you used too much batter. If you use too much batter, the waffles will be thick and won’t cook through properly. Finally, it’s possible that your waffle iron isn’t hot enough. The iron must be friendly and hot, so the waffles cook evenly and crisp up. The waffles will be soggy and uneven if it’s not hot enough.
How do I tell if my waffles are done?
If you’re wondering how to tell if your waffles are done, there are a few key things to look for. The first is that the waffles should be golden brown all over. They need to cook longer if they’re still pale in color. Another way to tell if waffles are done is to check for steam from them. If they’re steaming, they’re almost certainly done. Finally, give the waffle a gentle press with your finger. If it springs back quickly, it’s ready to eat!
Do I need to grease the waffle maker?
There’s no need to grease your waffle maker before use unless specified in the instructions. Non-stick waffle makers usually don’t require any greasing. If you’re using a Belgium or stovetop waffle maker, you may need to lightly grease the griddle with butter or cooking spray before each use.
Almond milk waffles are a delicious, healthy alternative to traditional waffles. They are perfect for breakfast or as a snack. With a few simple ingredients, you can make these waffles at home. Enjoy!