Waffles were found in the Middle Ages, around the 9th to 10th century. The early form of waffles was very different from that of today. The early waffle comprised of only grain flour and water.
Nowadays, waffles are a staple food in many homes, especially those in America. Many freezers would contain packets of frozen waffles for a perfect breakfast.
Waffle is a famous breakfast in many parts of the world. However, some of the ingredients used to make the dish is not advisable for frequent consumption. Hence, I have swapped the ingredients for some healthier alternatives and added a delicious jam-like spread.
Waffles create happiness in my kids. These thick and fluffy waffles contain homemade waffle mix.
- Whole wheat flour- 1/2 cup
- Finger millet flour- 1/4 cup
- Oats flour- 1/4 cup
- Egg- 2
- Milk- 1 cup
- Oil- 1/4 cup
- Sugar- 2 tsp
- A pinch of salt
- Baking powder- 1 tsp
- Vanilla extract- 1/4 tsp
For cranberry sauce
- Fresh cranberry- 1 cup
- Raw sugar/Palm sugar- 2 to 3 tsp
- Orange zest- 1/2 tsp
- Cut the cranberries in half and deseed them. Wash them and pat dry.
- Cook cranberries in a pot along with raw sugar.
- Grind the cranberries into a sauce and add orange zest.
- In a bowl, add wheat flour, oats flour, finger millet flour, baking powder. Mix and sieve to separate the coarse particles.
- In a mixing bowl, blend egg, milk, oil, sugar till the sugar dissolves.
- Add the flour and blend together to get a batter consistency.
- Cook in electric waffle maker/stovetop waffle pan.
- Spread the cranberry sauce on top and serve hot.
- Here, I used rolled oats flour. Quick oats can also be used.
- Brown sugar can be substituted for raw sugar.
- Egg Replacer can be used instead of egg.
- Egg Replacer proportion: 1 egg=1 tbsp egg replacer+3 tbsp water