These waffles will forever be etched in my personal history as the thing we were eating that Saturday morning in November when it was announced that we officially booted budding fascism out of the White House, and projected Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 presidential election. I’d say we began crying tears of joy, but we were already crying tears of joy because these waffles were so damn good. Also my kids were crying, but that was because I was handily destroying them in a game of Mouse Trap...no mercy, losers. Anyway, I highly recommend you get a little scale that has a metric function for all of your baking, I make no guarantees when using cups for the flour because it’s quite inaccurate. Also I haven’t tested all the different types of vegan egg equivalents for this recipe, but you may do so at your own risk. I imagine the differences would be negligible. Also, also I do not have the bandwidth to style, shoot, and edit any fancy pics, so just close your eyes and imagine they look nice.
Spiced Pecantifa Belgian Waffles
Makes six waffles.
2 cups plain unsweetened almond milk
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
200g all purpose flour (about 1 ½ cup)
120g whole wheat pastry flour (about ¾ cup)
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
¼ teaspoon ground allspice
⅛ teaspoon ground clove
¼ cup olive oil
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 Follow Your Heart vegan egg (or other egg equivalent)
⅓ cup toasted chopped pecans
In a measuring cup add milk and mix in vinegar to make “buttermilk”. Set aside for 15 minutes while you prepare the dry ingredients.
Into a large mixing bowl sift together both flours, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, cardamom, allspice, and clove.
Into the “buttermilk” whisk in the oil and vanilla.
Add milk to the dry ingredients and fold together with a spatula.
When it’s about half way mixed together, add the egg and pecans, and stir until combined. Let the batter rest for 10 minutes while you heat up your waffle iron.
Oh yeah, you’ll need a waffle iron, don’t forget that part. Depending on the size and style, the amount of batter you’ll use per waffle will vary. I used a standard Belgian waffle maker, but whatever you got will work. Just follow the instructions for your specific unit in terms of batter amount per waffle.
Once your waffle maker is ready, proceed with the waffle making. For the standard Belgian waffle size, I use 1 scant cup of batter, and cook it a total of 6 minutes, according to the instructions on my maker. Actually the instructions on my maker said they’d take 3 minutes total, but I don’t know what the hell they’re talking about, it wasn't even close. So a little trial and error will be in order with whatever waffle maker you have.
Serve with waffle stuff. Enjoy!
Vegan chef, cookbook author, and multi-media personality, Brian L. Patton. Just making good, old-fashioned food. You like food, right?