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Milk is often considered as a must in many recipes, although it is not recommended for adults to consume milk at all. Believe it or not, more than 60% of adults can’t digest milk properly and around 75% of the population is lactose intolerant. This is a message that our body is not designed to digest milk past infancy. According to the newest studies, people should stop consuming milk after infancy, like all the other species do. Anyway, if you feel good about consuming milk or you simply can’t live without it I am not going to play ‘milk police’. After all the milk is a common component is many sweet delights, baked goodies and other products that we all consume on daily basis. Therefore, it can be really challenging if you want to cut it from your diet.
Anyway, if you feel good about consuming milk or you simply can’t live without it I am not going to play ‘milk police’. After all the milk is a common component is many sweet delights, baked goodies and other products that we all consume on daily basis. Therefore, it can be really challenging if you want to cut it from your diet.
Most people will think that a waffle recipe without milk is for vegans only. But they are a lot of adults that want to live a healthy life or simply, are lactose intolerant. If you are one of those seeking for a tasty waffle recipe without milk you are at the right place! And if you still have second thoughts about the taste, you will be amazed to see how light and crispy waffles can be, even without milk.
I am going to share with you couple great options on how to make waffles without milk. You know, just in case you get bored easily and want to play around in the kitchen.
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
4 big eggs, separate whites, and yolks
2 tbsp granulated sugar
2 cups unsweetened almond milk
¼ cup coconut oil, melted and cooled to room temperature
½ tsp vanilla
Preheat your waffle iron according to the user’s manual. If you want to keep the waffles warm while you cook the others preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Place a wire rack on a baking sheet.
Start with the dry components. Use a mixing bowl to whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt. Once it’s ready, set it aside.
1. For beating the egg whites you can either use a stand mixer with a whisk attachment or a hand blender. Start beating the 4 egg whites with medium speed for about 3-5 minutes. Switch to high speed when the soft peaks form. Whisk for 1 minute on high speed until stiff peaks form.
2. Then mix together the wet ingredients. In a separate mixing bowl mix the 4 egg yolks and the sugar. Stir for about 30 seconds. Add the vanilla, almond milk, coconut oil and whisk until you get a nice even mixture.
3. Add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir well until you get one even combination.
4. Now it’s time to add the beaten egg whites to the mixture you just made. With slow and gentle motions mix the egg whites with the rest of the ingredients. You don’t want to go too hard on the egg whites because they can lose their fluffiness. The fluffiness of the egg whites makes the combination bubbly. These bubbles make your waffles airy, lightweight and yummy!
5. Coat your waffle iron with some coconut oil. Cover the griddle with the mixture and close the lid. Follow the user’s guide for cooking. Open the lid from time to time to check on the brownness. If you prefer them on the darker side cook them longer. Place the cooked waffles on the baking sheet and leave them in the oven. You can also use a toaster on low setting.
6. Choose the topping you desire. There are so many options! Make a delicious dessert with frozen yogurt and fruit sauce. Or a tasty breakfast with eggs, avocado, and bacon. Add an extra waffle on the top to make a waffle sandwich.
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
7 tbsp white sugar
2 ½ tsp cinnamon
½ cup melted butter
2 tsp Vanilla bean paste
Preheat your waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Use a mixing bowl to add the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon. Whisk to combine everything.
Use another mixing bowl for the wet ingredients. Mix the melted butter, eggs, and vanilla bean paste. Whisk until you get smooth and even combination.
Add the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir well in order to get a smooth mixture without lumps.
Spray a non-stick cooking spray or coat the waffle iron with some oil or butter. Pour a sufficient part of the mixture into the waffle iron. Follow the cooking instructions given for your type of waffle iron. Cook the waffles until they get a nice brown color or even longer if you prefer them crispier.
You can keep them warm in an oven or a toaster until serving as I explained above.
Always serve your waffles warm. Because nothing tastes better than a warm crispy waffle! You can have your cinnamon waffles as a breakfast, brunch or a dessert. Take a cinnamon waffle with your coffee or tea. They are delicious alone or with a garnish of your choice. A combination of cinnamon waffles with some caramelized apples on top is a must try!
If you have leftovers or you want to pre-cook the waffles when you have time and enjoy them later, simply freeze them. Place them in a ziplock bag and put them in the freezer. Warm them up on a toaster, or preheat your oven to 350 degrees and bake them on a wire rack over a baking sheet. They need about 10 minutes to get ready and crispy. Add there you have a quick tasty breakfast to boost your energy for the day!
Don’t hesitate to prepare waffles without milk, especially if you are lactose intolerant. There is no reason to avoid eating waffles because of the milk. I promise you, they taste as good as the ones prepared with milk. You probably wouldn’t notice any difference, they are as airy, crispy and flavorful as the regular waffles with milk.