I think I’ve mentioned earlier how Oats flour plays a significant role in our home. After having been introduced to it more than a year ago by my Mom, we’ve been using up boxes of Quaker Oats like nobody’s business. Warming up a glass of Lactaid and adding two tablespoons of the Oats flour and some honey and fruits makes for a pretty quick and delectable breakfast. If time permits, Oats dosa is an all time favourite and can be whipped up in no time.
Another constant the last two years have been weekend getaways at hotels where continental breakfasts are served. What we got used to during those trips were ‘Waffles' - the unhealthiest kind. I got so tired of these mostly round, pocketed, doughy things that I decided to get myself a waffle maker and make my own recipe. A recipe that I could relate to, that had ingredients from my pantry and that we could all enjoy - guilt free without missing out on taste.
So this morning after a few unsuccessful attempts in the past, I walked around the kitchen, shuffling through my pantry for ingredients that called out to me, measured them and put them together and looking down at the plate and it was Eureka time. I was pleased - mighty pleased might I add because the composition of the ingredients, the time to put it all together resulted in golden brown crunchy outsides while being cooked and spongy inside.
Oats flour - 1 Cup
Durum Whole Wheat flour - 1 Cup
Sugar - 2 Tbsp
Salt - 1/4 Tsp
Baking Powder - 1 Tsp
Corn Flour - 4 Tbsp
Yogurt - 8 Tbsp
Water - 1/2 Cup + a little more to make the batter consistency just right
Half and Half (optional) - 2 Tbsp
When you have all your ingredients ready, turn on your waffle machine so that it gets heated up.
In a glass bowl, mix all your ingredients to form a smooth batter.
Use a non stick spray to grease the waffle iron and pour the batter. Use per the instructions mentioned on your machine. I simple flip it after I pour the batter and then wait for the light to turn green. Also I set the heat level anywhere between medium and high for that perfect golden crust that I like.
Serve warm with maple syrup - try pure maple syrup - its expensive but oh so flavourful! Or if you aren’t a sweet breakfast person, mix it up with pickles or just fruit or eat it plain or go crazy and drizzle some chutney over it. All I ask is that you eat it right after you take it off the waffle maker. Dont wait and dont make it wait. Promise me!
Simple enough? Well this recipe needs a gadget but I just started to think up recipes I could make with different types of flours and the $35 I spent and the 10” X 10” counter space seems well worth it. Hopefully I’ll share all the successful experiments here soon!