Waffle Sunday. It’s a tradition at our place. Sunday we relax except when it comes to preparing for dinner. Waffles are a staple in a lot of homes, right? But they sort of take a lot of energy to make. Heating the waffle iron…melting the butter…making eggs or bacon. “Because you can’t have waffles without meat!” says Riley. They seem to be pretty labor intensive! But who cares, right? We all love them.
Usually Riley and I work together to get this dinner happening. It’s usually the one evening Riley and I do dinner making together. Typically, I am the ruler of the kitchen! By choice that is..tehe. It’s nice when the hubs also likes it that way.
But on Waffle Sunday, Riley makes the bacon while I make the waffle batter and dig up potatoes from the garden for hash browns. Lately, our good friend Ben has been living with us before him and his wife move into their new place next door! Yes, I said next door! I know, it’ll be a party everyday. Anyways, he has also been helping with Waffle Sunday. It gets even better the more people that help.
I’m sure if I told some of my friends that I ate waffles every Sunday, they’d question my healthy eating habits. That is, most waffles are unhealthy. Funny thing with food today is that not all food with the same name is the same food.
Quality totally matter when it comes to making healthy waffles. Wheat has been the thing to avoid and has been demonized because of gluten intolerance. Totally get that. The reason I choose Einkorn flour is not because it doesn’t have gluten, because it totally does but because it’s an ancient grain. Traditional societies used to eat wheat and likely this stain of wheat. Einkorn flour has not been hybridized.
You know how you see big machines wondering the wheat field, well scientists have hybridized wheat to withstand the heavy machinery of harvest. Well, our stomachs aren’t quite like combines and have trouble digesting such strong wheat which causes a multitude of problems.
Einkorn wheat which you can buy here, is easy on the tummy. An interesting note for celiac disease sufferers is the fact that einkorn does not contain the alpha-gliadin genes on wheat chromosome 6D, which are found in modern wheat and which trigger an autoimmune response. Hmmm, go figure!
Also, other ingredients in these waffles that makes them healthy is the butter and whole milk! Oh and the everything else! Real food, yum!
Okay, now I realize that this meal will rise the blood sugar and insulin potentially causing the body to store fat. Nothing compared to refined waffle batter that you can buy pre-made in the store.
I’ll thoroughly enjoy this meal – no regrets!
2 c einkorn flour
1 tsp pink himalayan salt
4 tsp baking powder – aluminum free
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp sorghum, honey or 100% maple syrup
1 tsp real vanilla extract
1/3 c unsalted pastured butter
1 1/2 c whole milk – preferably raw, if possible
2 pastured eggs
Preheat waffle maker
Melt butter in a skillet and warm milk in a pot
Mix flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl
In a separate bowl, beat eggs. Add warmed milk, melted butter and vanilla. Mix well
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until there are no more clumps
Pour mixture onto waffle maker and follow manufacturer direction of the waffle iron.
Enjoy with real maple syrup, butter and the Voth favorite, peanut butter!