When I began my journey into a real food lifestyle I quickly learned the importance of sprouting, soaking or souring grains, especially wheat, before eating them. I also quickly learned that soaking grains was less expensive than buying sprouted flour and took less time than sprouting wheat berries and grinding them myself. One of my favorite things to make from soaked flour is soaked waffles and soaked pancakes.

Nourishing Soaked Waffles Recipe

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Nourishing Soaked Waffles Recipe
Soaked waffles with lovely organic, Grade B maple syrup is one of our favorite breakfast foods.  They are crispy on the outside and fluffy and chewy on the inside. When I make them, I usually double the recipe so that we have leftovers at snack time.

The boys like to put my homemade chocolate syrup on them, as well. Be sure to check out my suggestions for other toppings after the recipe. And, as always, look to the end of the post for a printable version of my soaked waffles recipe.
Remember you’ll need to start this recipe at least 12 hours before you want to make the waffles.
 

Here’s the Recipe!

Ingredients 
2.5 cups flour (I use whole white wheat.)
2 cups filtered water
2 Tbs whey (or another acidic medium – you can use apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, buttermilk, etc)
2 eggs
2 Tbsp melted butter
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
Instructions 
1.  Combine flour, water, and whey.  Cover and let it sit for 12-24 hours.
2.  Add the eggs, butter, salt, vanilla and maple syrup to the soaked flour mixture.
3.  Combine the baking soda with a little water and pour it into the waffle mixture and combine.
(It is normal for the dough to be sticky and difficult to stir.  I use a thick wooden spoon and employ a whipping motion to combine the ingredients.)
4.  Grease your waffle iron with butter or coconut oil if necessary.  (I never need it to prevent sticking.  I set my waffle iron on the highest setting, as well.)
5.  Ladle the waffle batter onto the waffle iron and cook until golden brown.
Additional flavor or topping ideas:
  • Add 1/2-1 cup of pumpkin and 1 tsp of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice for pumpkin waffles.
  • Add 1/2-1 cup of berries.
  • Add 1/2 cup of naturally sweetened chocolate chips for chocolate chip waffles.  (The pumpkin plus chocolate chip addition is a fall favorite!)
  • Add 2 tsp of cinnamon for cinnamon waffles.
  • Add 1/4 of cocoa powder for chocolate waffles.
  • Add 1/2 cup of ripe, mashed banana for banana waffles. (This is yummy combined with cocoa powder.)

Print this Recipe

Soaked Waffles Recipes

Ingredients

  • 2.5 cups flour (I use whole white wheat.)
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 2 Tbs whey (or another acidic medium - you can use apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, buttermilk, etc)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 Tbsp Grade B maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Combine flour, water, and whey. Cover and let it sit for 12-24 hours.
  2. Add the eggs, butter, salt, vanilla and maple syrup to the soaked flour mixture.
  3. Combine the baking soda with a little water and pour it into the waffle mixture and combine.
  4. (It is normal for the dough to be sticky and difficult to stir. I use a thick wooden spoon and employ a whipping motion to combine the ingredients.)
  5. Grease your waffle iron with butter or coconut oil if necessary. (I never need it to prevent sticking. I set my waffle iron on the highest setting, as well.)
  6. Ladle the waffle batter onto the waffle iron and cook until golden brown.

Notes

Additional flavor or topping ideas: Add 1/2-1 cup of pumpkin and 1 tsp of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice for pumpkin waffles. Add 1/2-1 cup of berries. Add 1/2 cup of naturally sweetened chocolate chips for chocolate chip waffles. (The pumpkin plus chocolate chip addition is a fall favorite!) Add 2 tsp of cinnamon for cinnamon waffles. Add 1/4 of cocoa powder for chocolate waffles. Add 1/2 cup of ripe, mashed banana for banana waffles. (This is yummy combined with cocoa powder.)

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