Ever since I first shared this post about sprouted wheat flour, I have been thinking about other applications for the process. One recipe that kept popping into my head was one for waffles using the whole kernels of wheat rather than grinding them into flour. That was one of the reasons I needed my new blender! (Here is the link to the blender!) I thought that the sprouted wheat would make a much lighter, healthier waffle. While the old way was good and kind of amazing to be able to make waffles without grinding the wheat first, the waffles did tend to be pretty heavy and overly filling. The sprouted wheat flour made such a difference in the lightness of my bread, that I figured it might do the same for the waffle recipe. So, I sprouted more wheat.
In the morning I woke up and my wheat was nicely sprouted. I am going to dehydrate the rest of the wheat, but I reserved 2 cups of wheat for this recipe. Later, after I dehydrate the wheat, I will try the recipe again to see if there is a difference. I used to make this recipe with totally dry, unsprouted wheat kernels, so I know it will work, I just want to see if the texture and lightness is different.
Now you just bake the batter in a hot waffle iron. This recipe makes 20, 4 inch squares. My waffle iron cooks two squares at a time. I have the Toastmaster Belgian Waffle Iron. So, I call that 10 waffles that look like these. (see below) But, here is a better deal on the Toastmaster 4 section Belgian Waffle Maker. This recipe makes plenty of waffles to feed 5 people, but I think if you need a bigger batch, the blender could easily hold another 1/2 of the recipe. Otherwise, you could make a batch, pour it into a bowl and then make another batch, because it whips up in about 7-8 min.
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So, go ahead, sprout some wheat! Get a blender! Get a waffle iron! Make breakfast and make your family happy and healthy!
Here are some past posts about sprouted wheat, or breakfast you might enjoy:
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!