To say that I LOVE waffles would be a massive understatement, rather I could have them everyday, in different flavours and forms, and they would still be favourite thing to have for breakfast. I think the waffle iron has made this even easier to make and enjoy compared to the pancake or crêpe, and because of that it's on every menu, in every restaurant. Hey, I am not complaining!
In other news, I had braces put on a few days ago, and having to eat soft foods and low-key start a juice cleanse, has not been a fun experience for me. Mainly because when I don't eat for a long time, I become hangry, and that term is widely known and understood to be "Get out of my way, you don't want to try me today". Unfortunately, that was me over the last few days, but today I was so over it that I decided to make these delicious waffles, knowing full well that I would attempt to eat at least one, and that would either result in pain, or pain and pleasure. For those of you wanting to know, it was the latter.
I think this whole experience is going to require me to be a bit more patient and to understand, that for once in my life, I can't simply eat everything that comes my way, and rather take a step back and decide whether or not the aftermath is worth it (food in your braces is a nightmare, trust me). I do think (from what I have heard) that it will get easier and my baking will commence to the usual foods that are mostly solid and require a good bite. But for now, I am jonesing for a cookie, but we all known that that won't happen for a good, long while.
In the meantime, here is the chai waffle recipe that I love so much! These waffles came out so light and soft (you can leave them in for longer if you like the nice crunch in every bite) which is pretty much what I needed. I hope you try them and remember if you can't finish them, fry them all off and freeze them for next time!
Recipe: Chai waffles
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, spices and leave on the side.
Heat the coconut oil until it is melted, and then whisk in the egg, vanilla, milk and golden syrup.
I put everything into my Kenwood Mixer and the mixture was nice and smooth in about 3 minutes on medium speed.
Let the batter stand for about 5 minutes and in the meantime heat your waffle iron, and spray it with grease proof spray.
Once the waffles are baked, drizzle with more syrup and enjoy!