While Ernie and I don’t eat grains regularly, one thing is for sure: if you are going to eat grains, This is the way to do it! In order for grains to truly be whole, you should really Buy them whole and grind them, but who has a grain grinder these days? The brilliant way to do it is Soak them (this makes the grains Much more digestible!) Rinse them (which helps rinse away any toxins), then Blend them in your blender! (Most whole grain And white flours have the germ removed as the fragile oils go rancid very quickly…)
These waffles are light, fluffy, mild flavored, and kid approved! (My niece and nephew are here, and they Love them! Plus, buying the whole grains in bulk is Way less expensive than the junk gluten-free mixes out there. (In my humble opinion!) 🙂 This is my adaptation of this brilliant recipe.
1/2 cup brown rice
3/4 cup quinoa
3/4 cup buckwheat (untoasted buckwheat is quite mild, I buy it in the bulk section of my health food store, it looks like this.)
2 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
1 3/4 cups water
2 Tbs. olive oil or melted butter
1 Tbs. maple syrup
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
2 Tbs. ground flax
1 tsp. sea salt
2 tsp. aluminum free baking powder
1. The night before you make the waffles, mix your grains together in a bowl with lots of water and the first apple cider vinegar. Let soak overnight.
2. In the morning, strain the grains, rinse thoroughly, then put in your blender with the remaining ingredients, Except baking powder. Blend until it looks like a smooth batter.
3. Heat up your waffle iron (or pancake griddle.)
4. While it is heating, add the baking powder and blend for just another second until incorporated.
5. Grease waffle iron/pancake griddle if necessary, and pour batter – cook as directed by your iron/griddle.
6. Enjoy with lots of grass-fed butter and maple syrup, Yum!! 🙂