Waffles with Quinoa and Summer Fruit

These golden, tender waffles incorporate nutrient-rich quinoa flour into the batter.

Once cooked, you can plate and top them with your favourite summer fruits, cut or left whole, depending on size.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: three minutes per batch of waffles

Makes: 10 (4-x-4-inch) waffles

 

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup quinoa flour

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 3/4 cups 2 per cent or homo milk

3 large egg yolks

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

3 large egg whites

• vegetable oil spray

• cut and whole summer fruit, to taste, such as nectarines, plums, pitted cherries, berries and figs

• butter and maple syrup, to taste

 

Place flours, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl and thoroughly whisk to combine.

Combine the milk, egg yolks and vanilla in a large bowl. Add the flour mixture and mix until a smooth batter forms.

Place the egg whites in a third bowl, or bowl of your stand mixer, and beat until stiff peaks form. Whisk quarter of the whites into the batter to lighten it. Now, with a spatula, gently fold the remaining egg whites into the batter.

Preheat the oven to 200§F. Preheat your waffle iron to medium-high (see Note).

When hot, spray the waffle iron’s cooking surface lightly with vegetable oil spray. Spoon 1/2 cup batter into each waffle slot. Quickly spread the batter out so it reaches to the corners.

Close the iron and cook three minutes, or until waffles are golden brown and cooked through. Set the cooked waffles on a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven while you cook the rest.

Serve the waffles with summer fruit, butter (see Eric’s options) and maple syrup, for topping them with.

 

Note: My electric waffle maker makes four, four-inch square waffles at a time. It has a temperature range of one to five. When preheating the waffle iron, I set it at three and half.

 

Eric’s options: Instead of butter, top the waffles with yogurt waffle topping (see recipe below). If desired, you could make the waffles entirely with all-purpose flour, replacing the quinoa flour called for with another cup of it.