Waffles should be an everyday thing, don’t you think?
Tell me, are you a team pancake or a team waffles type of person. For the longest time I’d go back and forth thinking I was one or the other until I finally made my peace with my indecision and reached a point of realizing I’d never be able to choose. Besides, why can’t I choose both? I’m plenty satisfied being the Switzerland of the pancake/waffle world (which, by the way, is the kind of world I wanna live. You know what I’m sayin’?)
Okay, sidenote here; Daylight Savings, guys, whaaas up????? I do this literally every time it rolls around, but it still gets me all mixed up no matter what strategy I’ve tried using to be ready for it. I’ll usually start out the day being frustrated that somebody decided it was a good idea in the first place and then that another many somebodies were dumb enough to go along with that plan. Oooops, did I just say that out loud? Sorry, but what if some of us don’t want to spring forward and all the jazz?
It’s okay, I don’t know about you, but I’ve just learned that it’s much better to milk it for what its worth rather than let it mess up my day. I just use Daylight Savings as my excuse for anything and everything for a few days after it changes. Confession, I ran a spoon through my blender today, on accident obviously. The good news is that it still seems to be working alright, so far so good, but that was “because of Daylight Savings”
I didn’t finish my to-do list -> Daylight Savings, I felt extra clumpy because I was sleep deprived from losing an hour, also Daylight Savings’ fault. Feeling a little cranky…… see where I’m going with this?
I’m even going to blame the randomness of this post (which you know is totally not that unusual for me) on daylight savings. Scapegoats my friends, if you don’t have one, get one! K, I’ll tone down the sarcasm a little and get to the waffles, haha.
So when I was a kid we used to always put peanut butter on our waffles before drizzling them with tons of syrup. That combo is just too good to forget. The best! That’s why I thought I’d cut down on a step and make a quick syrup from this simple duo that you can just pour over your waffles. It really isn’t a recipe, but if you didn’t grow up putting that combo on your waffles it might seem fancy.
The waffles themselves are pretty basic but I’ve been playing with some different flours recently and I thought some spelt would add a little bit of wholesomeness. With me being me I couldn’t think of anything I’d rather top mine with than some fresh berries, but you can go crazy with the toppings and add whatever you want.
Chocolate Spelt Waffles + Maple Nut Butter Syrup (Vegan)
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 2 cups spelt flour
- 2/3 cup organic raw cane sugar or regular sugar
- 4 cups unsweetened plant-based milk
- 1 cup unsweetened plant-based yogurt
- 1/4 tablespoons mixed nut butter any nut butter can be substituted
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract optional
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- non-stick cooking spray or oil for greasing the iron optional
Maple Nut Butter Syrup:
- 1/2 cup mixed nut butter any nut butter can be substituted
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine flours, sugar, salt, and baking powder, in a large mixing bowl. In separate bowl, stir the nut butter with vanilla, milk, and yogurt until smooth. Pour into dry ingredients and stir until smooth.
Heat a waffle iron and spray lightly with cooking spray. Cook waffles according to manufacturer's instructions.
Maple Nut Butter Syrup:
In a small saucepan over low heat and gently stir in the syrup and vanilla. Pour, warm, over the finished waffles.