These Easy Chai Spelt Waffles are so quick and easy to make, you will never want to buy pre-bought waffles or use a waffle mix again. As I wrote in my last blog post, Spelt flour is an ancient grain that is easier to digest than regular white or whole-wheat flour.
Spelt flour contains more protein and vitamin B2 than whole-wheat flour and gives the waffles a yummy nutty flavour. I decided to make the waffles have a spiced chai flavour, after enjoying the previous Chai Spiced Rooibos I had created.
For these Easy Chai Spelt Waffles, I made my own chai spice mix consisting of cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. You could add cardamom too but I don’t really like the taste. You can also just use a chai spice mix if you have one, but I always like making these kinds of things from scratch.
Easy Chai Spelt Waffles
This recipe makes around 6 – 8 waffles, depending on the kind of waffle iron you have. I have a really old fashioned one, that was passed down to me from my gran. 😍
After the waffles were done, I topped them with apple slices, coconut yoghurt, chocolate-coated almonds, coconut flakes and maple syrup, but you can top with anything really!
The PERFECT Maple Syrup
Also, I wanted to give you a heads up that I think I have found the best Maple Syrup ever – and it’s available at Woolworths.
It is straight from Canada, is A-Grade, has the perfect runny consistency and isn’t too sweet.
At R100 a bottle, it’s by no means cheap, but its really good quality and you get what you pay for you know?
Ok and now for the recipe, read the bit carefully with regards to how long to cook these.
Enjoy these Easy Chai-Flavoured Spelt Waffles!
Easy Chai Spelt Waffles
Chai Flavoured Spelt Waffles
- waffle iron
- measuring cups
- 2 cups Spelt flour
- 2 tbsp organic cane sugar
- 1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
- Pinch salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp allspice
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 1/2 cups almond milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 1/3 cup coconut oil melted not hot
- 1 small egg
- Berries or Apple optional
- Maple syrup or honey optional
- Coconut Yoghurt optional
- Turn on the waffle iron.
- Whisk together the dry ingredients.
- Whisk the oil and egg and add to the dry ingredients
- Spray the waffle iron with a little coconut oil spray, or brush with butter
- Put the batter in the waffle iron and cook until the steam stops from the sides of the waffle iron – spelt flour can be stick so make sure the waffles are well done before removing.
- Top with coconut yoghurt, berries and maple syrup if you would like