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How to Make Whole Grain Blender Batter Waffles
Learn how to make Whole Grain Blender Batter Waffles using the actual whole grain and a simple blender. You don’t need any special equipment!
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Whole Grain Blender Batter Waffles
Can you make whole-grain waffles using fresh whole grain flour without a grain mill? Absolutely! Cookbook author Sue Gregg popularized this easy and innovative technique for those home cooks who want to incorporate fresh whole grains into their baking but have not yet purchased a grain mill.
To make whole grain Blender Batter Waffles, you just need the whole grains of your choice and a simple blender. You don’t need a high-speed blender! As I show you in my recipe video, you’ll add the whole grains to your blender along with some liquid. Next, you’ll whirl the two together while making sure a vortex forms in the middle of the mixture.
Soak Grains to Improve Their Digestibility
Once you whirl together the whole grains and liquid, you’ll let the entire mixture soak overnight. This overnight soak neutralizes some of the phytic acid in the grains. If you’re not familiar with phytic acid, all you need to know is that you make the grains easier to digest and the nutrients easier for your body to assimilate by deactivating some of the phytic acid.
Learn more about phytic acid in Sally Fallon’s book Nourishing Traditions.
Sue Gregg and Blender Batter Waffles
If you are intrigued by the idea of Blender Batter Waffles and the Blender Batter Method, check out some of Sue’s amazing cookbooks. Using her unique method, you’ll expand your recipe repertoire using more whole grains to make delicious and nutritious meals.
- An Introduction to Whole Grain Baking with Blender Batter Baking
- More than Breakfasts with Blender Batter Baking
More Blender Batter Recipes
If you enjoyed making Blender Batter Waffles, try out these other delicious blender batter recipes, including whole grain pancakes and a simple quick bread.
Learn More About Whole Grains
To learn more about whole grains, watch the following videos that will answer your questions about wheat berries, which are whole grains. I also talk about the essential whole grains for your Prepper Pantry (From Ancient Grains to Gluten-Free Grains) and how to store your grain and make flour. Lastly, I show you the best way to cook the whole grains that you’ve stored in your pantry.
Ready to Grind Your Own Grain?
Although the Blender Batter Method provides an excellent way for you to introduce freshly-ground whole grains into your diet, it has its limitations. Pancakes, waffles, and quick breads turn out great with this method, but when making sourdough breads or yeast-risen bread with freshly milled whole grains, you really need a grain mill.
There are so many types of grain mills available. After my extensive research, I decided to buy the very affordable, German-made Mockmill 100 Grain Mill. I am SO happy I did, and I have wonderful news to share with you.
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Whole Grain Blender Batter Waffles
- 1 cup Whole grain such as whole wheat berries, spelt, einkorn, etc. Whole oat groats may be used, but only up to 1/2 cup can be substituted for the whole grain.
- 1 – 1 1/4 cups Buttermilk More if needed to maintain the "vortex." (See video.) Alternatively, you can use another acid-based liquid, such as water with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, or whey added.
- 1 large Egg
- 2 tbsp Butter, melted and cooled
- 1 tbsp Honey Another whole sweetener may be substituted, such as maple syrup, sucanat, coconut sugar, etc.
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Baking soda
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- Add the whole grains to the blender along with 1 cup of buttermilk, and blend for at least one minute until the whole grains are completely pulverized and the mixture is smooth. Add additional buttermilk if needed to maintain the vortex. (See video.)
- Once the mixture is smooth, turn off the blender and allow the mixture to soak in the blender from 6-12 hours.
- After allowing the mixture to soak, add the egg, melted butter (cooled so that it does not "cook" the egg), vanilla, and honey, and blend the mixture for 1 minute. Add more buttermilk if the mixture appears too thick to blend smoothly.
- Stop the blender and add in salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Blend for approximately 10 seconds and turn off the blender.
- Turn on your waffle maker. Following the manufacturer's instructions, add the appropriate amount of batter to the waffle maker and cook as directed.
- Transfer the cooked waffle to an oven-proof plate. To keep the cooked waffle warm, place the plate in an oven preheated to 200°F. Alternatively, you can cover the cooked waffles with a clean kitchen towel.
- Continue cooking the waffles with the remaining blender batter.
- Once all the waffles are cooked, serve them immediately and enjoy.
- Well-wrapped waffles can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days and up to 3 months in the freezer.
- To re-warm waffles, place them on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Alternatively, you can place them on a non-stick baking sheet. Place baking sheet in a preheated 350°F oven for 5 minutes until waffles are crisp and heated through.
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